Paddock Insider: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

Championship chases tighten up for third event of the series

Jul 08, 2016 USPKS-2016-GoPro-Fri
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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 third event of 2016 for the United States Pro Kart Series at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The information will not […]

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2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

July 8-10, 2016: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina

Jul 08, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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This weekend is begins the second half of the United States Pro Kart Series. May and June took the competitors to Indiana and Wisconsin, now the destination is Mooresville, North Carolina and the GoPro Motorplex. EKN will have complete coverage throughout the weekend, including result updates here and of course more on the home page […]

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Jul 08, 2016 Michael d'Orlando
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After a couple of months contesting the CIK-FIA European Championship in Spain and Portugal, under the direction of factory team, Birel ART, Michael d’Orlando will make his way back to North America this weekend to the 1.3 km 16-turns Circuit Jim Russell at Mont Tremblant, Québec, for round three of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship.  […]

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Jul 08, 2016 Nicholas d'Orlando
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Nicholas d’Orlando and the J3 Competition team will make their way to Race City USA this week to the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC for round three of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS).  The Hartsdale, NY native is no stranger to the 0.7-mile, 11-turn track of GoPro Motorplex as he has had success […]

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Team Koene USA Welcomes Jame Egozi

Egozi to see action in Rotax, ROK and IAME powered classes

Jul 07, 2016 Koene USA logo
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July 7, 2016 – As one of the youngest drivers on the national circuit, eight year-old James Egozi is set to join Team Koene USA, one of the largest and most successful karting programs in North America. Looking to elevate his program to the next level, Egozi will join the Indianapolis, Indiana based squad for […]

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Jul 07, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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The second half of the 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series Presented by MG Tires begins this weekend as the program hosts Round Five and Six at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. In the four-year history of the series, it has traveled to ‘NASCAR country’, with all three previous editions serving […]

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Industry News – Holeshot Drive Systems Sold to Energy Kart North America

AJ Whisler transfers company rights to Darren White

Jul 06, 2016 Holeshot logo
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Known as one of the leading and premier drive system companies in North American karting, Holeshot Drive Systems in its entirity has been purchased by Darren White, owner of Energy Kart North America. With the deal completed weeks ago and finalized this past weekend, White and Energy Kart North America will begin distribution and promotion […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – July 1

Craig holds top spot as Jarsocrak closes in

Jul 06, 2016 Jake Craig leads the TaG Driver Rankings - currently with no official ride for the rest of the season (Photo: EKN)
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The 2016 season is becoming one of the young guns, as we are seeing a number of rookie and sophomore Senior level drivers climbing their way up the podium across North America. Unlike Stock Moto, it is rare to see an elder driver, let alone someone in the 30’s racing toward the front of the […]

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Jul 05, 2016 Canadian Karting Challenge logo
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“CKC returns to Shannonville July 22-24” July 5, 2016 – A must-attend event for ASN Canada drivers in all classes including shifter and Rotax DD2, the Canadian Karting Challenge (CKC) is pleased to announce details for their upcoming event at Shannonville Motorsport Park July 22-24. Running the Full Nelson layout, series drivers and Innsifil Kart […]

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Jul 05, 2016 GearUp Challenge logo
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With so much speculation of the next round of the Gearup Challenge, it has been confirmed we will see a change of venue. The F-Series program will head to the very popular New Jersey Motorsport Park. Competition will be contested on the Tempest Circuit, the most exciting karting layout NJMP has to offer. The team […]

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Jul 05, 2016 PSL Karting-Birel ART North America-logo
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The fourth week of July (22-24) is set to host the SKUSA Summer Nationals at New Castle, IN. PSL is offering a variety of Arrive & Drive packages for racers. “Last year, we had good success in both S1 and TAG Senior at this track,” comments Team Manager, Coy Arbour. “Birel ART has made some […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – July

Musgrave’s lead remains intact over Griffin

Jul 05, 2016 Billy Musgrave is the target for all Stock Moto drivers in the EKN Driver Rankings (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The season is at the halfway point as the month of July hits. The next five months will decide who is the best drivers of the 2016 season. To this point, some drivers are still banking on their results from 2015 while others are utilizing the opportunities thus far in 2016 to help their championship […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – June 30

Peel remains top driver as total nears 1,000 racers in North America

Jul 04, 2016 Barry Peel (Photo: Shofner Films)
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Last March, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match up racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all […]

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Jul 01, 2016 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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In an effort to strengthen the Rotax MAX Challenge, which includes club and regional programs to ultimately build the top National championships, MAXSpeed Group will move the current platform of Rotax Mini MAX from the 1010mm chassis to the spec 950mm wheel base. This change comes after much consideration and research from the current American […]

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Jul 01, 2016 PSL Karting-Birel ART North America-logo
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Returning to Salt Lake City after nearly 3 years, the team was able to take 4 wins and 6 podiums putting Birel ART on the top step of the podium. Oliver Askew, operating with a nearly perfect score in the US Open has been a dominating force on the RY-30-S8 (all 30mm) Birel ART. In […]

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Jul 01, 2016 Tony Kart-Euro-Portugal
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In the 3rd European event in Portimao a few episodes quite unlucky penalize our drivers, both in OK and OKJ. Nevertheless, the made-in-Prevalle products remains the most popular (33% of the finishers) and in the list of the achievements are at the top. In OKJ class, Watt and Blomqvist’s Tony Kart chassis will run for […]

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Jun 30, 2016 (Photo: Tubay Yabut)
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Round 2 of the KPX Karting Championship, powered by Briggs & Stratton, took place at beautiful Simraceway in Sonoma. KPX and Simraceway teamed together to put on a flawless show with everything running smoothly. The drivers put on an unforgettable show with an unbelievable amount of passing that kept the fans on the fence anticipating […]

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Jun 30, 2016 CKRC-R6-Shifter
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CKRC Race #6 was again challenged by the weather gods with drizzly rain up until mid-day with a few classes running their Pre-Finals on a wet track.  The weather cleared in the early afternoon and a dry track was available rewarding the 68 total entries the rest of the race day. Senior Briggs Light (13 […]

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Six Drivers Added to Team USA After Sofina Foods US Open of Utah

Championship point leaders receive invites to the 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

Jun 30, 2016 US Open logo
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Upon the conclusion of the second round of the 2016 Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels series, seven Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) tickets were awarded to championship point leaders. With temperatures high in Utah, so were the stakes as drivers hoped to leave the Utah Motorsports Campus not only as points […]

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Jun 30, 2016 Donny Lampman in Victory Lane for the 4th time of 2016
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The month of June closed out at Merrittville Speedway with 3 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Drivers winning their second features of 2016. First to add a second St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Feature Win Sticker rookie Christopher Crowe who won his second straight Vansickle Pet Valu Novice 1 Feature. Jumping ahead to the Cassell […]

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