ROK CUP USA Announces Long Term Agreement with United States Pro Kart Series

Senior and Junior classes added to growing series

May 07, 2015 USPKS logo
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The ROK Cup USA and United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) are announcing a long-term agreement. This new partnership offers all entrants of the ROK Junior and ROK Senior classes the opportunity to use ROK Vortex engines at the USPKS starting at the next round in June at the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix Changes Format Heading Into Third Decade

Two heat races to replace qualifying session for Labor Day weekend event, Vintage classes added to regular program

May 06, 2015 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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As it heads into its third decade as one of North America’s premier karting events, the Rock Island Grand Prix is changing its format and going back to its roots for the 21st running of the world’s largest karting street race. This year’s event, September 5-6 in Rock Island, Illinois, will scrap timed qualifying in […]

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May 06, 2015 Comet Racing Engines logo
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April was a very busy month for the Comet Racing Engines support team starting with the Route 66 Series season opener April 10th to 12th in Springfield, IL. Comet was on hand to lend technical and parts support at the event. Aiden Hinds had a great weekend scoring a pole, a win and a 2nd […]

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May 06, 2015 Race Monitor
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We’re extremely excited to announce the release of Race Monitor v2.5 for iPhone and iPad! With the latest version of Race Monitor for iOS, you can follow live video and audio coverage of races directly within the app. The update includes support for multiple audio and video feeds for each race (when available), and you […]

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May 06, 2015 Gearup Challenge FSeries logo
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It is was confirmed the 2015 Gearup Challenge is off to a very competitive year with top talent showing big numbers for round one at GoPro Motorplex. On to round two at the famous Oldbridge Township Raceway Park for what will certainly be a very competitive race as the track has always lend itself to create a very […]

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May 06, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The third stop on the WKA VEGA /TS Racing National Road Racing Series is fast approaching. World Karting Association and Woodbridge Kart Club Officials are proud to announce the first of 3 national events with WKC, beginning with the June 13 and 14 Nationals at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia. As mentioned prior, […]

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2015 Canadian Karting Challenge Set to Kick Off This Coming Weekend

Low registration costs and big prizes for CKC program

May 06, 2015 Canadian Karting Challenge logo
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Fresh off their first full season, the Canadian Karting Challenge (CKC) will now enter the second year of competition with renewed focus and energy. With the first event set for this coming weekend at Innisfil Indy in Gilford, Ontario, teams and competitors will be greeted by the Launi Family for unofficial practice on Saturday, May […]

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May 06, 2015 Ian Habiuk
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“They are both karting, but in my mind they are two different sports,” said Ian Habiuk. “One I know and I’m a champion in and then in the other one I have no idea how to control the kart or even how to complete a pass.” So, after 44 wins and 2 track championships in […]

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May 06, 2015 AKRA logo
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AKRA is pleased to announce Vega Tire as the 2015 Road Racing title sponsor.  Vega Tire, the leading kart tire manufacturer in the world, is pleased to join AKRA in support of road racers across the country.  Vega Tire will enhance the end of year awards as well as providing support at events during the […]

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May 06, 2015 Nicholas d'Orlando
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Even the rain could not stop the d’Orlando brothers from an impressive debut in Race City USA, Mooresville, NC, as Nicholas kicked off his United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) campaign for 2015 at GoPro Motorplex, earning back-to-back wins in MiniRok 60 Cadet, and Michael showed why he is one of the top rookies to […]

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US Open Announces Exciting Race Weekend Schedule and Points Structure

US Open will kick off in just two weeks time at the Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, Texas

May 06, 2015 US Open logo
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With the inaugural event in the US Open powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment just around the corner, company officials have been working diligently to dot their i’s and cross the t’s to ensure a successful kickoff to their national campaign. With more than $200,000 in cash and prizes including the ever-popular Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals […]

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Canadian Go-Kart Racers Given Opportunity to Drive Race Cars in Europe

Richert Racing Develops Grassroots Go-Kart Program for Canadian Karting Community

May 06, 2015 Richert Racing Driver Search logo
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For 2015, Richert Racing has developed the Richert Racing Driver Search to help give Canadian kart racers an opportunity to make the difficult transition from kart racing into formula cars, not only from a driving standpoint, but also from the all important business standpoint. The unique angle is that the Richert Racing Driver Search is […]

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May 06, 2015 Rotax Grand Finals 2015 logo
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During the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) in Portimão, Portugal, BRP will give the youngest drivers of the Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) the chance to race the Grand Festival on an international platform and to compete in a genuine racing atmosphere from November 11 to 14, 2015. “We would like the youngest kart races […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SpringNationals Sunday Report

Askew promoted to victory in TaG Senior, as Dreezen and others earn double victories for the weekend

May 04, 2015 In a controversial Final, Oliver Askew was awarded the victory Sunday (Photo: EKN)
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The capper of the Superkarts! USA SpringNationals doubleheader in Phoenix featured heightened intensity and a long list of the best drivers in the country.  The second round of the Fikse Wheels Pro Tour offered the paddock a chance at either redemption, or a continuation of success, depending on each driver’s Saturday results.  The mercury eased […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SpringNationals Saturday Report

Dreezen and Pagano lead a number of drivers earning their first series victories

May 02, 2015 Belgian driver Rick Dreezen scored victory in his S1 Pro debut (Photo: EKN)
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For the 190+ drivers in the Phoenix Kart Racing Association paddock, success in the opening round of the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour would require the mastery of many factors, including the high heat, the massive grip and the deep competition that dominated the day. Each pilot on the SKUSA SpringNationals grid was challenged […]

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May 01, 2015 SKUSA SpringNats-Fri-Fikse
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SpringNationals at PKRA in Glendale, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews […]

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Multiple Drivers Lead Wire-to-Wire at Los Angeles Karting Championship Event

Program avoids rainy day to welcome large turnout for second event of season

May 01, 2015 Aaron Aguire scored his second victory of the season in TaG Senior (Photo: lakc.org)
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Another great turnout for the second event of the 2015 Los Angeles Karting Championship visited the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. Just over 160 entries contested under sunny skies on April 26 after rain swept the area during Saturday test sessions. Racers took on the Grande layout in the counter-clockwise direction, providing a great […]

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From the Tower: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

Third season of program begins in North Carolina

May 01, 2015 From the Tower-USPKS-GoPro
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The 2015 United States Pro Kart Series opened up at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. Following a solid day of practice on Friday, the over 180 entries per day battled raining conditions on Saturday before things dried out on Sunday. Tight racing was contested in the three TaG divisions, along with the four […]

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Apr 30, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Following great success in the 1st round of the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, World Karting Officials have been busy, finding ways to increase the energy and excitement for round #2. On the heels of the announcement that Rob Smith and Kart City Performance has […]

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Apr 30, 2015 Christchurch driver Matthew Hamilton greeting the chequered flag at the final round of the 2013 SuperKarts USA series in Las Vegas (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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Multi-time New Zealand KartSport champion Matthew Hamilton from Christchurch is back in the United States this weekend contesting the opening round of the Fikse Wheels 2015 SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour in Arizona. Hamilton finished third overall in the S4 Masters Stock Moto class in his first full year on the SKUSA circuit last year. And this […]

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