Elliot Finlayson, Roman DeAngelis Return and Ryan Rackley Added to Koene USA Program

Rackley joins experienced squad for Florida Winter Tour

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With their focus on driver development and winning, another young and promising competitor has made the switch to Team Koene USA for the Florida Winter Tour (FWT). Georgia’s Ryan Rackley has inked a deal with the Indiana based Team Koene USA and will compete in the Vortex Mini ROK class at the upcoming 2015 Florida […]

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After testing in the open wheel formula car ranks late in 2014, New Braunfels, Texas driver Parker Chase is set to start his move up the motorsports ladder. Inking a deal this week with Jay Howard and his Motorsports Driver Development program and Chastain Motorsports, Chase will see action in the F1600 Formula F Championship […]

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Thank you, David Cole

10 Years…Cub Reporter to Trusted Editor

Jan 02, 2015 While we had a great vantage point of the action at the Modesto Grand Prix, David put in the hours all weekend, staying up until 4 am after the late Saturday night marathon
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When you’re in your 20s, rocking and rolling and ‘making things happen’, you scoff at the 40-something set when they tell you to stop and take a second to look around, to smell those roses. But this is sound advice. Life moves pretty fast, and it never stops, and one day you’re in your mid-40s […]

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Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a fortuitous 2015 from the EKN staff

Jan 01, 2015 Happy New Year 2015
Written by David Cole with No Comments

The eKartingNews staff would like to take this time to wish our readers a Happy New Year!  Genuine success comes only to those who are ready for it. So never step back and always have courage to accept new challenges. Wishing you a very happy New Year 2015. All the best, Rob, Kim and David […]

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Race Report: 2014 World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek

Myers, Vigano, and Stross score big wins in Man. Cup - Fulks earns 50th on big track

Dec 31, 2014 Daytona Kartweek WKA logo
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The annual World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek event was another success. Karters from all across the country traveled to Daytona International Speedway between the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays to take part in three distinct karting events to begin the 2015 racing season. KartWeek has been a part of karting history in the United […]

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Praga Factory Driver Patrik Hajek to Compete at Florida Pro Kart Winter Series

Hajek is confirmed in the KZ class for the 1st Round at Palm Beach Kart Center

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Praga North America is pleased to announce that Praga factory driver Patrik Hajek is confirmed to compete in the opening round of the Florida Pro Kart Winter Series. The Czech driver will compete in the KZ class on the Praga chassis with an IAME engine package. Besides driving, Hajek will also assist in driver coaching […]

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2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Discounted Registration to Close January 2

Be sure to take advantage of ROK and Rotax discounts

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With the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour fast approaching, the registration for the highly anticipated international series continue to rise. With a record breaking opening day and an onslaught of registrations coming in on a daily basis, MAXSpeed Entertainment is reminding all teams and competitors to take advantage of discounted registration fees for all […]

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Superkarts! USA Honors 2014 Pro Tour Champions

Eight drivers inducted into ‘Circle of Champions’ for 2015 season

Dec 29, 2014 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour logo
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2014 was a record breaking season for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. During the fifth year of the national program, driver numbers reached an all-time high at both the SpringNationals and SummerNationals. Racers enjoyed the challenging Dallas Karting Complex facility in Caddo Mills, Texas, and took on the city streets of Modesto, California for the […]

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EKN One-on-One: Tom Kutscher – Superkarts! USA

Post-SuperNationals, EKN sits down with SKUSA owner to discuss 2015

Dec 29, 2014 Superkarts! USA's Tom Kutscher (Photo: EKN)
Written by David Cole with 1 Comment

After a long season of race promotion and ground breaking organizational efforts, you’d think that Superkarts! USA’s Tom Kutscher would be setting up for a relaxing off-season, taking a little time off before SKUSA’s California ProKart Challenge regional series fires up again in early February.  But for the head of the sport’s leading shifter and […]

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Ryan Norberg Switches to PCR for 2015

Talented Junior to join Checkered Motorsports

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After an amazing 2014 season, Floridian driver Ryan Norberg has made the decision tojoin Checkered Motorsports for the upcoming 2015 karting calendar. After several years aboard multiple different chassis brands, Norberg is set to find a new home with the Bujdoso Family, who head up the Checkered Racing program and also import the PCR racing […]

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Results from the most prestigious U.S. karting event – the 18th annual SKUSA Supernationals in Las Vegas, and its field of nearly 400 competitors – explain why a growing number of karters are turning to HoleShot sprockets and chains for a competitive edge when thousandths of a second matter. In the 20-lap main events, Jarred […]

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Top Kart USA Ready for Some Winter Competition in the Sunshine State

WKA Daytona and Florida Pro Kart Series on the docket

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Top Kart USA is proud to announce an incredibly strong lineup for the first round of the upcoming WKA Manufacturers Cup Series along with the Florida Pro Kart Series (FPKS) winter program. With some chassis being upgraded through an intensive research and development program, and some new drivers added, the Top Kart USA team is […]

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As you may know, we at the MAXSpeed Group are always trying to listen to our customers and some have been unhappy with the current Rotax Mini MAX regulation in regards to the minimum squish gap. In trying to make this class as level playing field as possible, we have come to the conclusion with […]

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Tim Lobaugh Forms Trackside Karting Services

Lobaugh brings over 25 years of experience to his new team

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Tim Lobaugh is excited to announce a new racing team, Trackside Karting Services. The new karting team is a full service, innovative program focusing on the existing BirelArt program that he has been a part of since 1995. Some of the many attributes of the new team are: event tenting, driver coaching and testing, engine […]

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2015 Series Supporters Announced for Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Premier winter karting series on the left coast set to start January 9-11 in Tucson, Arizona

Dec 26, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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In just two weeks time, the season will be underway at the Musselman Honda Circuit outside Tucson, Arizona as the 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas program opens its eighth season as the premier winter karting series on the left coast. Seven Rotax Max Challenge categories begin a six-round championship series along the southwestern half […]

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Karters Travel to World Karting Association’s Annual Daytona KartWeek

Daytona International Speedway site of three major events between Christmas and New Year’s

Dec 26, 2014 Daytona Kartweek WKA logo
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For over four decades now, karters provide themselves with a gift that only comes once a year…the Daytona KartWeek. The World Karting Association once again hosts three different events in the days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve at the world renown Daytona International Speedway. A combination of 2-Cycle Sprint, Road Racing and Dirt Oval […]

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone health and happiness for this holiday season

Dec 25, 2014 EKN-XMAS
Written by David Cole with No Comments

On this Christmas Day, it is our hope that you are spending your days with family and friends, enjoying health, happiness and the warmth of the holiday season. The staff at eKartingNews.com would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family. With Daytona KartWeek and the Holiday Classic on the horizon, we’d […]

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K1 Group Becomes the Sole North American Importer of CRG

CRG Nations takes over brand January 1

Dec 24, 2014 CRG Nations logo
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The K1 Group, including K1 RaceGear, Go Racing Magazine and K1 Speed the world’s largest indoor karting organization with 25 centers nationwide and growing, together with CRG, one of karting’s most prolific manufacturers,  have reached an historical exclusive importation and distribution agreement for the entire North American continent under the name CRG Nations. K1 together […]

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The 2014 season has been a remarkable year for Checkered Motorsports.  Clinching countless championships and victories the team looks to move forward going into Daytona Kartweek on Dec. 27-30.  The black and yellow colors have been strong in Daytona in the past where the PCR karts have shown their ability to adjust to all types […]

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The inaugural Florida Pro Kart Series (FPKS) Winter Series is set to commence the second weekend of the 2015 calendar year at the Palm Beach Kart Center in Jupiter, Florida. Hosting a variety of TaG and Shifter kart divisions, the premiere series has a lot to offer to both the national level driver and the average […]

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