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NKA is proud to announce a new partnership with RockAuto LLC, a leading supplier of automotive parts online. RockAuto is the title sponsor of NKA’s TrakPASS pit pass program, and is supplying wristbands to all NKA tracks and events in 2014. “We’re excited to have RockAuto on board with NKA,” states Mike Burrell, NKA COO. […]

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Lachlan DeFrancesco Set for Florida Winter Tour Competition

DFR Driver taking on the FWT under the newly formed BENIK Team and powered by Supertune

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Entering the 2014 karting season, up and coming driver Lachlan DeFrancesco is set to make his return to national level karting. Racing under the DFR banner aboard a Supertune USA powered BENIK chassis, the youngest DeFrancesco driver will compete in the TaG Cadet division this weekend before trading in his Vortex powered engine for a […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas Announce 2014 Series Supporters

Final days to pre-register for opening rounds in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 09, 2014 The chase to a Rotax Challenge of the Americas title in 2014 begins in Tucson with the opening rounds scheduled for January 24-26 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Now that the calendar has turned over, the push to begin the 2014 season is underway as the start of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas is just around the corner. Its seventh season begins January 24-26 at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona, as the three-weekend, six-round championship program gets underway and the […]

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Octane Sports Development to Mentor Two Drivers at Florida Winter Tour

Lachlan DeFrancesco and Javier Gonzalez to utilize OSD's specialized programs

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Octane Sports Development is pleased to announce it will support two drivers at the upcoming 2014 Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT). Supporting young karting talent, Octane Sports Development’s programs will help ensure success during for all six race weekends of the diverse and ultra-competitive FWT. Javier Gonzalez will be back under the tutelage […]

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Dedication: Koene USA Battles Storm to Reach Florida Winter Tour Opener

Mike Maurini goes the extra lengths to reach Homestead from Indy

Jan 08, 2014 Long lines at the Louisville airport as flight delays hit
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The following is a diary of the 48 hours experienced by Koene USA’s Mike Maurini in his dedicated journey from Indianapolis to Homestead, Florida to prepare for the opening rounds of the Florida Winter Tour. In case you haven’t watched the news, the Great Lakes area has been hit with an arctic storm over the […]

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Western Canadian Championship Returns to Multi-Race Format

Six races to be contested over two events in July and August

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Officials have announced that the Western Canadian Championship returns to full six-race championship in 2014. Based on past experience, for many teams and competitors, it is clear that having more than one big event is necessary in order to give karters the opportunity to race in high level competitions. The travelling being a major issue […]

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In an effort to continue to grow the Briggs LO206 class at Michiana Raceway Park, MRP Motorsport will be hosting a seminar devoted to the program on Saturday, February 1 in Three Oaks, MI. The workshop is intended to be “hands-on”, allowing participants to learn all about routine maintenance and optimization of their LO206 and […]

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EKN One-on-One: Florida Winter Tour’s Bill Wright

2014 series set to kick off this weekend

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With the 2014 Florida Winter Tour about to get underway this weekend at the Homestead Karting facility in Southern Florida, eKartingNews.com’s Rob Howden reached out to Formula Kart Productions owner Bill Wright. eKartingNews.com: Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Bill, especially considering the fact that we all just got through a crazy […]

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By now racing families from across the country have returned home from Daytona Beach, Florida, and the dust has begun to settle on the 2013 version of WKA’s Daytona KartWeek. The latest edition of the historic karting event drew more than 1,700 entries to Daytona International Speedway for kart racing December 27-30. For the second […]

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We are pleased to officially announce that Chicago’s David Malukas is the official Mini MAX Champion from the Micro & Mini Invitational at NOLAMotorsportsPark during the 2013 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. With Malukas declared the winner, the final podium positions were captured by him in first, Samuel Lupien (Canada) in second and Devin Boutot (USA) […]

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KMS North America would like to welcome to the family Francis Mondou as he joins the team for the 2014 season. KMS North America is very excited to begin working with the talented DD2 Masters driver and will be hoping to take Francis to the next level and challenge for all the Masters titles around. […]

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Jan 07, 2014 Sahara Force India F1 driver Paul Di Resta along with the MSA’s Rob Jones presenting the MSA British Junior Kart Championship trophy to Alex Gill in 2013 (Photo: Chris Walker - kartpix.net)
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Allan McNish will present the prizes to the top ten in each Super One kart racing series at the Autosport International Racing Car Show on Saturday 11th January.  The reigning World Sportscar Champion has recently announced his retirement from top line racing, he is also a triple Le Mans 24 Hour winner and a former […]

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16th Annual Florida Winter Tour Set to Begin This Weekend

2014 kart racing season opens with world class competition in Homestead, Florida

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This coming weekend, January 11-12, Formula Kart Productions kicks off the 16th season of The Florida Winter Tour, this year presented by Ocala Gran Prix. The opening rounds of the 2014 edition of FWT will feature the shifter and TaG classes of the FWT Formula Kart Racing program, contested at the popular Homestead Karting facility […]

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Announced during the evening hours of January 6, Superkarts! USA released a short statement that reversed a decision made on December 30, which removed the Motori 7 from the list of TaG engines for 2014. The Motori 7 powerplant will now be allowed to run for the 2014 season in TaG Senior and TaG Master. […]

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Medical Fund Established for Injured Wesley Boswell

2003 SKUSA SuperNationals winner and beloved figure in North American karting recovery from auto accident

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On January 2nd, Wesley Boswell was involved in an automobile accident on Highway 49 near Placerville, California. He was air-lifted to the intensive care/trauma unit near Sacramento. Wesley suffered a head injury, seven broken ribs, a fractured pelvis, along with other injuries. Currently, he remains in the ICU as the long road to recovery begins. […]

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Top Kart USA Kicks Off 2014 with Six Wins in WKA Competition

28 podiums as they look to defend Manufacturers Cup

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Kicking off the 2014 World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup program in late December, Top Kart USA once again flexed their muscles and proved their prowess. Competing on the grounds of the famed Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, Top Kart USA chocked up 28 podium results including six main event victories as they […]

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The TS Racing engine department had a very successful weekend at all three tracks during the WKA Championships at Daytona International Speedway. The X30 engine, “lease to purchase program” started off the week with several customers taking advantage of the opportunity.  Lease engine customer Mark Boos took advantage of TS Racing X30 power to win […]

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GoPro Motorplex is looking forward to hosting the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) season opener and round one of the four-round touring sprint karting series on April 11-13 for the second consecutive year. The USPKS released their 2014 schedule back in October with the announcement that they will kick off their season in Mooresville, […]

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With the 2014 season officially underway, Checkered Motorsports had an outstanding performance to end the 2013 season at Daytona International Speedway for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series.  Hosting a total of five pilots, the team swept the sportsman field during Sunday’s action while tallying up a total of four victories, three poles, and 11 podiums […]

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Randy Cook: 1966-2014

Trust fund established for Cook’s children

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The karting community was shocked and deeply saddened on New Year’s Day when the news spread about a horrible tragedy in Colorado. Randy Cook – brother of CRG-USA and Grand Junction Motor Speedway owners Stacey and Darren Cook – died early in the morning of January 1, 2014 after suffering a gunshot to the chest. […]

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