Race Report: 2015 Cold Stone United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

Seven New National Champions Crowned at Rotax US Grand Nationals

Aug 14, 2015 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo 2015
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For the first time in its fifteen-year history, the United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals presented by Chase/Brash Racing visited Carolina Motorsports Park as it welcomed the best Rotax drivers in the United States. On top of crowning seven new National Champions, five tickets to join Team USA at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand […]

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CBS Sports Network Air Dates Set for Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SummerNationals

Weekend timeslots and a full hour on ‘Motorsports Wednesday’ highlight TV schedule

Aug 14, 2015 ekn_tvannouncement
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For the last 15 years, there have been countless discussions on the need to put karting on television. The argument has focused on the positive benefits that would be provided in terms of growing the sport and taking it to the public. Superkarts! USA believes in this concept, and as they continue in their position […]

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Goodwood/Intrepid returns to Mosport Kartways this weekend for the third round of the Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge and if the last event is any indication, the team will be itching to get back on track. At Mosport starting the month with event two of the series, the team produced five wins and thirteen podium […]

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Team Koene USA Looks Forward to 2016

Koene USA to establish and solidify 2016 driver lineup

Aug 13, 2015 Koene USA logo
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With only a few major events remaining in the 2015 karting year, Team Koene USA is busy preparing for the upcoming season. With a national event schedule all but finalized and planned series of competition nearly complete, the Indiana-based team is set to solidify their 2016 driver lineup. “While we will attend the annual Robopong […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – August 7

All eyes on Jarsocrak who keeps top position over Myers

Aug 13, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak (Photo: EKN)
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Each season, there is a new name attached to the top of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings. No driver has finished the following year back on top, and 2015 is no different as the competition seems even more heated. SoCal’s Jake Craig ended the 2014 season as the #1 driver in the country, and he […]

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Aug 13, 2015 Vemme Tent - Italy
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As a staple in the Canadian and American karting scene over the past many years, Vince and Lorenzo Mandarino have won their share of races. In recent years, they have focused their efforts on the design and development of their Vemme chassis, which is gaining traction and acceptance in North America, but now even moreso […]

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Merrittville Speedway: Kugler Wins First Kart Feature

Wood leads all drivers with 10 wins

Aug 12, 2015 Kyle Phillips Victory Lane August 11th
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THOROLD, ONTARIO (August 12, 201) – Noah Kugler won his first kart feature of 2015 on August 11 at Merrittville Speedway in the Tim Phillips Garage KC Auto Parts Novice 2 Division, while Tucker Wood continues to set the pace amongst all Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series race teams, taking home his tenth win in […]

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Driver News: Michael D’Orlando – Rotax Grand Nationals Report

No lucky breaks for talented driver in Keshaw

Aug 12, 2015 Michael D'Orlando did not get any breaks in his fight for the Junior Max title in Kershaw, SC
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TROUTMAN, NC (August 12th, 2015) Despite a frustrating weekend at the US Grand Nationals for Michael d’Orlando, the 13-year-old rookie showed he has the heart of a true champion as he fought back from constant adversity all race weekend long, and proved exactly why he is one of the top rookies in the Junior ranks. […]

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Driver News: Nicholas D’Orlando – Rotax Grand Nationals Report

Young drivers wins Mini Max in Dominating Fashion

Aug 12, 2015 Nicholas D'Orlando scored the Mini Max national championship in Kershaw, SC last weekend
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TROUTMAN, NC (August 12th, 2015, 2015) It was an absolute incredible weekend for Nicholas d’Orlando as he dominated the entire Mini MAX field to capture the 2015 US Grand National Championship title in Kershaw, SC. He did it in typical Nicholas d’Orlando fashion, fast and furious, as he was the head of the class all […]

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Competitors wishing to take advantage of the initial payment tier for the GT Machine Grand Nationals September 25-27 at Lamar County Speedway for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series have just 1 week remaining. Deadline for Tier 1 is Wednesday Aug 19. After that, the fees for Tier 2 kick in, with a […]

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P1 Engines – Mid Season Race Report

P1 Engines: Busy from coast-to-coast

Aug 12, 2015 P1 Engines logo
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With the crazy summer racing schedule nearly complete, P1 Engines continues to impress with race wins and podiums across the country. Proving their prowess among several different engine platforms, P1 Engine powered drivers have been at the front of the field in both regional and national level competition. Starting off in Fontana, California with the […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – August 5

South rises again with Lacoste taking over WRS point lead

Aug 12, 2015 Greg Lacoste takes over as the top driver in the Briggs Weekly Racing Series standings
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In March, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The idea is to match 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 over the […]

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Aug 11, 2015 Sam Webster (Photo: kartpix.net)
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For the seventh round of the Series, where different classes are mixed at different venues this year, the Honda Cadet, Rotax classes and the KZ1 125cc geared class visited the beautiful Cotswold countryside and were blessed with perfect weather. ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship Although Keaton Samra was quickest in the time trials, it was […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 7

Leesmann remains top driver over new S1 winner Musgrave and veteran White

Aug 11, 2015 Fritz Leesmann remains as the top driver in the EKN Stock Moto Driver Rankings (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The 2015 season is becoming one of excitement in the Stock Moto categories. The SpringNationals and SummerNationals events on the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour have produced some incredible racing, and the regional and club programs around the country are continuing to see an increase in the number of six-speed powered machines at their […]

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Aug 10, 2015 NOLA Sprint Kart Championship logo
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As the NOLA Sprint Kart Championship goes into Race #8 of its 12 race series, the championship is anybody’s to win in 4 of the 14 classes. The closest points battle with the best racing at this point is Rotax Micro Max with only 2 point separating current leader Jesse Mitchell (CRG) over Cole Killian […]

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Aug 10, 2015 1978 World Karting Champion Lake Speed (Photo: GoPro Motorplex)
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Courtesy of GoPro Motorplex Karting began as a hobby in his parents’ garage, inspired a successful, 19-year career as a professional race car driver and now provides an outlet for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At 67 years old, Lake Speed’s passion for karting has come full circle. Karting is and always will be a passion […]

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Aug 10, 2015 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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Race #6 of the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships will mark the end of the summer portion of the 2015 racing season. The tight Sprint track configuration will test all the drivers. The EVO electrics will be the featured GoPro class. 2015 is the third full season of racing for the new EVO electric class. The […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XIX Registration Opens to Public

Fikse Wheels Pro Tour racers look towards Las Vegas after reaping rewards at SummerNationals

Aug 10, 2015 Another turnout of over 500 drivers are expected for the 19th annual Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, set for the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 18-22 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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In exactly 100 days, karters from all around the world will converge on the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 19th running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. Set for November 18-22, the world’s largest karting event is entering a new era, as the race site moves closer to the famous ‘Strip’, putting more emphasis on […]

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Morning Coffee – Friday, August 7

Rebuilding the Karting Pyramid

Aug 07, 2015 Four-cycle club racing is one of the core components of karting's foundation
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In the many discussions that I’ve had with racers and members of the karting industry in recent years, I often hear the statement that ‘karting is broken’ or that ‘it’s all upside down’. Your personal view likely depends on where you find yourself within the different levels of karting, but from someone who regularly connects […]

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Top Kart USA Continues Winning Ways

Two wins, six podiums in round three of USPKS competition

Aug 07, 2015 Jason Welage provides another win for Top Kart USA (Photo: Energy Racing - Kathy Churchill)
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Top Kart USA didn’t allow three straight weeks of travel and competition to get the best of them last weekend in South Bend for the third round of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS). The blue and white team brought home two wins and six podium finishes at round three of USPKS competition, held […]

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