From the Tower: Rock Island Grand Prix 2016

Memorable three-days in Quad Cities for 22nd edition of world’s largest street race

Sep 14, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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For 13 straight years, I have traveled west to the Quad Cities area to cover the rare and exciting Rock Island Grand Prix. For the 22nd time, a non-profit volunteer-based group and diehard race fans turn the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois into a two-day race festival centered around the purest form of motorsports […]

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Sep 14, 2016 World Karting Champion Paolo De Conto
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Fresh from victory at the World Karting Championship in Sweden, Paolo De Conto will be heading to Australia next month to compete at the International Race of Stars powered by SuperFest on the Gold Coast, Queensland. De Conto’s Australian debut will be his first race since having been crowned World Champion and the Italian can’t […]

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Sep 14, 2016 wka-road-race-logo
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Due to a track rental, the Thursday timeline for Parking, Pit Pass Sales, and Registration for the Grand Nationals this weekend at Atlanta Motorsports Park for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series, presented by Russell Karting has been modified. Competitors will be allowed to gain entrance to their parking area at 5pm instead of the […]

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Sep 14, 2016 TS Racing logo
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TS Racing announced today an Open House at their facility on Friday, September 23rd. The TSR Open House will be held immediately after the Friday AKRA Sprint Cup practice at Bushnell Motorsports Park. The TS Racing shop, located 3 miles from Bushnell Motorsports Park, will offer catered food, shop tours, and a drawing for TS […]

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Sep 14, 2016 Birel ART Junior logo
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Birel ART Junior with Pietro Delli Guanti won the 2016 edition of the Rok Cup Italia (Mini class) at the end of a dominant weekend. After posting the second fastest time in his qualifying session, Delli Guanti won Heat 1 by over three seconds, finished second with the best lap in Heat 2 and won […]

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Sep 13, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The annual WKA Membership Meeting will be held a little earlier this year than last, with the New Castle Motorsports Park facility serving as the setting for members of all series of racing to join the many officers and trustees available that weekend. The meeting will take place Thursday September 22, which will serve as […]

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Sep 13, 2016 4-Cycle-Super-Showdown-logo-update
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The 2016 4-Cycle Super Showdown Early Pre Registration opened Saturday at Noon, September 10, 2016. Once again the Super Showdown is being held at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association’s (PKRA) track located in Phoenix Arizona. The dates for this year’s event are Move in on Thursday, October 20th. Friday’s practice on October 21st, Gates will […]

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Sep 13, 2016 crg-dkm-germany
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CRG obtained a great result also in Germany in the fourth and penultimate round of the DKM, where Pex brothers, back on Tm engine, crushed their rivals in KZ2. Tonteri dominated OK, Hauger ended on top in OK Junior, taking the championship lead and Tubben obtained a fair and square victory in KZ2 Cup. Following […]

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Sep 13, 2016 PSL Karting-Birel ART North America-logo
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Canada’s premier talent from around the country came together in the 2016 ASN Open Canadian Karting Championships in MontTremblant, Quebec this past weekend. Competition was at a high level in Rotax, Briggs, and Shifter categories, and as we’ve ordinarily seen in 2016, BirelART and Ricciardo Kart had an impressive list of drivers present who captured […]

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Sep 13, 2016 K&K logo
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A team of 6 K&K Team drivers entered in 3 Briggs LO206 classes, attended the ASN Canadian Open National Championships held at Jim Russell Karting in Mont Tremblant, Quebec last weekend. Coming into the weekend, K&K Kart was hoping to repeat their performance at the 2015 event of a National Championship and 2 Vice Championships, in […]

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Sep 13, 2016 jacob-mamo-wins-first-kart-feature
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Merrittville Speedway’s 2016 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Season concluded Tuesday September 6th with a number of firsts. Making their first visits to St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Victory Lane were Jacob Mamo and Aiden Lavalllee. Mamo in his first year of racing won his first Vansickle PetValu Novice 1 Feature. Mamo is the youngest […]

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Sep 13, 2016 wka-road-race-logo
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The long awaited anticipation of settling the national championships in the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting will come to a full boil September 16-18, as the national program will crown its 2016 champions at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. With the national series off since early June at Summit Point […]

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Ron White Racing Set to Close Out 2016 Season Strong

Three major events remain on schedule with opportunities to work with international karting star

Sep 12, 2016 Veteran Ron White notched victory in his first start of 2016 in the S1 Pro division (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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In the last two decades, no other driver has span a string of victories longer at the national level than Ron White. The northern California karter has been triumphant at all levels of the sport, including national titles and international wins. That success has transition into grooming the next generation of racers through his Ron […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh Sunday Report

Lemke and Pesek celebrate championships with victories in final round

Sep 11, 2016 Brandon Lemke put a stamp on his championship with another win in IAME Pro (Photo: EKN)
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It could not have been a more perfect weather day for the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series season finale. Rain threatened the event Saturday, coming through the Wampum, PA area during the evening hours, leaving the Pittsburgh International Race Complex facility soaked by the time teams arrived Sunday morning. The track dried out by […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh Saturday Report

Holden wins thriller in Yamaha as Eves awarded IAME victory following penalty to Garrison

Sep 10, 2016 Zach Holden went from third to first in the last corner to land victory in Yamaha Senior (Photo: EKN)
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The 2016 United States Pro Kart Series is on the eve of completing the season, putting the seventh round of the championship program into the books Saturday at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Rain stayed away from the Wampum, PA facility after an 80% chance of precipitaion was forecasted on the day. A front rolled […]

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Paddock Insider: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh

Eight championships to be decided this weekend on Alan Wilson Circuit

Sep 09, 2016 uspks-pitt-2016-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 finale event 2016 for the United States Pro Kart Series at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania. The information will not […]

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United States Pro Kart Series and Route 66 Programs to Remain with MG Tires

National and regional programs commits to Brazilian tire manufacturer

Sep 09, 2016 USPKS logo
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On the eve of the 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires finale weekend, series officials are pleased to announce its commitment regarding the tire selection for the future of the program. MG Tires has been the only brand utilized for the USPKS and the regional Route 66 Sprint Series […]

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2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh

September 9-11, 2016: Pittsburgh International Race Complex - Wampum, PA

Sep 08, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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This weekend is the final stage of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series. The Pittsburgh International Race Complex is set to host Round Seven and Eight this weekend around the 9/10-mile Alan Wilson Circuit on September 9-11. Four IAME divisions and four Yamaha categories will decide the final two race winners en route to […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh Preview Part 2

IAME titles up for grabs this weekend around the Alan Wilson Circuit

Sep 08, 2016 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - uspks.com)
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The fourth season of the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires is ready to host its final event. Racers are preparing to travel to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex for the final two rounds of the championship chase around the Alan Wilson Circuit in Wampum, PA. With new pavement laid […]

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12 Finalists for Mazda Road to Indy Driver Advancement Program Announced

Drivers now advance to interview process with an elite panel of judges

Sep 08, 2016 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
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For the third straight year, the Mazda Road to Indy Driver Advancement Program – the alliance formed by Andersen Promotions, which operates all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, and the MAXSpeed Group, the sole distributor of Rotax Karting Products in the United States – continues to foster the […]

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