Dylan Tavella Takes Yamaha Junior Sportsman Victory at RoboPong 200

$2500 payday for up-and-coming Tony Kart pilot

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Taking on the demands of the one-mile New Castle Motorsports Park (NCMP) this past weekend, Dylan Tavella would leave victorious and with a cool $2500 in his pocket. Running support classes during the RoboPong 200 endurance race event, which saw multiple Verizon IndyCar Series drivers entered, the young Tavella would contest both the Yamaha Sportsman […]

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Sep 23, 2014 (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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The Kinsman brothers, Mathew and Daniel, will spearhead one of the largest and arguably strongest New Zealand teams at this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final in Spain after an all-action final New Zealand round in Auckland over the weekend. Lashed by torrential rain showers which meant constantly changing track conditions there were several surprises […]

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Sep 23, 2014 Joey Hanssen secured back-to-back KZ2 Championships
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Two new Champions have been crowned at the final round of the Castrol EDGE CIK Stars of Karting Championship with Troy Loeskow and Jayden Ojeda securing their maiden Australian Championships at Port Melbourne’s Todd Road in the KF2 and KF3 division respectively. 2013 KZ2 Gearbox Champion, Joey Hanssen had done enough on Saturday to be […]

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For a second straight weekend, torrential rains caused a Simcoe Kart Club race to be postponed, as standing water made the track impassable. The postponement of the September 14 race created a doubleheader on September 21, and that entire doubleheader has now been rescheduled to Saturday, September 27. Please note that the races will be […]

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The fifth and final round of the 2014 Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will take place in less than two weeks – October 3-5 – when WKA’s national 2-cycle sprint series returns to New Castle Motorsports Park for the second time this year. In August the Man Cup Series competed on New Castle’s Iron […]

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Simpson/Newey Score RoboPong 200 Victory

Closing lap drama puts longtime competitors on top of podium for first time

Sep 22, 2014 Jimmy Simpson taking the checkered flag for his first RoboPong victory (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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Sunday afternoon was a compilation of 43 different stories, all taking place at the same time around the New Castle Motorsports Park. The 11th annual RoboPong 200 saw a number of highs and lows for each and every team attempting to complete the 200-lap TaG endurance race first. After an hour delay in the early […]

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Alessandro De Tullio Makes the Switch to Praga

Young driver already proves successful during testing sessions

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Young, up-and-coming driver Alessandro De Tullio is making the switch to Praga for the remainder of the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The eight-year-old Miami native races under the SLA Karting team, with support from South Florida Praga dealer Pro Powersport America. Both the driver and team are happy with their decision to move onto Praga, […]

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Even though today was one of the last few days of summer, the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge club series racing action heated up during Round Seven this afternoon. With another record-high, 97 entries, it’s hard to believe the series is actually winding down with just one race left to determine our 2014 class of GoPro […]

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Sep 22, 2014 Australian Karting Association logo
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Energy Corse has secured the Karting Australia Manufacturers Championship for 2014. After five rounds of competition in the CIK Stars of Karting Championship, where the top two drivers for each of the registered manufacturers were awarded points, it was the Adam Graham-led team who took the honours. The Energy team headed CRG by 20 points […]

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Sep 22, 2014 KF Podium (Photo: Press.net Images)
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The big day for Lando Norris and Enaam Ahmed has finally arrived: they are the new World Champions of kart racing and their names are now on the list of winners of CIK-FIA titles. On the French circuit of Aunay-les-Bois, in Basse-Normandie, the two Brits brought two more world titles under the Union Jack flag, […]

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KartSport North America/AMR Score RoboPong 200 Pole Position

Veteran Jones lays down fast time aboard Arrow machine - Speth, Malukas and Bertagnoli on top in Yamaha

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The first official day of the 11th annual RoboPong 200 went into the books without any issues. Great weather greeted the competitors in both the endurance event, along with the three Yamaha support categories, and the hundreds of spectators on hand for the Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Challenge at the New Castle Motorsports Park in […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 RoboPong 200

Big fields for 200-lap endurance race and Yamaha support events

Sep 20, 2014 2014 RoboPong 200 logo
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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 2014 RoboPong 200. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our coverage […]

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Sep 20, 2014 Nicklas Nielsen (Photo: Press.net Images)
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There is one more step to take: tomorrow’s final phase, at the Circuit Internationale d’Aunay Les Bois, which will decide who the new KF and KFJ World CIK-FIA Champions of kart racing will be. The 2014 season is about to end, and the first two World titles are going to be awarded on the outstanding […]

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Sep 19, 2014 HolidayGift-KG Radiators
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KG is very proud to present its latest line of radiators. It is the result of an extensive research and development to optimize performance and quality. ULTRA is the new brand and name that express the evolution and improvement of an already very high quality product, now further elevated to a new State of the […]

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Sep 19, 2014 Vega logo
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Vega Tire has released the MCS compound 6” tire. The MCS tire is the successor to the popular MBS Yellow label tire. Popular with both dirt and asphalt karters, it has become the tire of choice when a maximum grip tire is required. The MCS has earned the right to be the natural successor in […]

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Daniel Formal and DR Kart Victorious in Two Elite Series

Formal dominates gearbox classes at Gear Up F Series and Rok Cup USA

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Getting behind the wheel and more familiar with his DR Racing Kart, Floridian pilot Daniel Formal would travel to two elite series in the eastern half of the United States. Taking on the Stock Moto field at the Gear Up F Series event at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex before traveling back to the Orlando […]

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Jason Welage Joins Top Kart USA

Front-running sportsman driver to make debut at RoboPong Weekend

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The 2014 season is coming to a close, but that isn’t stopping up and coming sportsman driver Jason Welage from aspiring to get the most out of the current season and prepping for 2015. Jason and the Welage family will be joining Top Kart USA for the remainder of the 2014 season. He will be […]

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Mazzaferro Looks to Add Second Major Title in 2014

2014 Canadian National Junior Champion heads to final round of ECKC this weekend at the Jim Russell Karting Academy with the lead in the championship

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Gianfranco Mazzaferro, a member of the Ferrolati Corse Karting Team and the 2014 Canadian National Junior Rotax Max Champion, has been busy racing in both Canada and Europe as he looks to close out a dominant second year in Rotax Junior Max. With the successful defense of his 2013 Canadian National title earned this past […]

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Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix to Host California ProKart Challenge Finale

Sixth edition of growing Southern California street race to close out regional Superkarts! USA program with two-day event

Sep 19, 2014 The city streets of Lancaster will be busy with action on September 27-28 when the California ProKart Challenge completes the 2014 season (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The final weekend of racing for Superkarts! USA’s California ProKart Challenge is quickly approaching. September 26-28 will mark the championship finale weekend for the series, taking place at the sixth annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. The city of Lancaster, California – roughly an hour north of the Los Angeles metropolitan area – will welcome […]

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The 2014 World CIK-FIA Championship, for the KF and KF Junior categories, has officially begun in France, in Basse Normandie. Aunay Les Bois, near the town of Essay, is home to the international circuit which hosts, this weekend, the 161 drivers taking part in the World Championship. The drivers to beat are the two new […]

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