California ProKart Challenge Honors 2013 Champions

Superkarts USA! regional program set for awards ceremony November 2 in Southern California

Oct 15, 2013 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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With the final checkered flag waved on the 2013 season for the California ProKart Challenge’s ninth season, Superkarts! USA is happy to honor those drivers who achieved class championships and top honors in the championship chases. The flagship regional program for the North American organization has been the testing and proving ground for all of […]

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Morning Coffee: Tuesday – October 15

New Track Visit / NOLA Rocks

Oct 15, 2013 EKN Editor-in-Chief Rob Howden's first visit to NOLA Motorsports Park was an extremely positive one, and the racing at the PanAm Challenge bodes well for this year's Rotax Grand Finals
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It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited to get up in the morning and sit down with a coffee at my computer in the EKN head office. I’ve got a 12-hour day planned, all in an effort to catch up following three weeks on the road, but I really dig crossing things off […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge – Sunday Report

Askew, Formal and Rudolph dominate main events, Yu Zhou wins Junior by default

Oct 13, 2013 Oliver Askew put in a dominant performance in the Senior Max main event (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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The 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge will go down as the largest in its short history, thanks to the nearly 200 drivers at the NOLAMotorsportsPark in attendance from all over the world. The site of the 2013 Rotax Grand Finals was the final shootout for the last chance for drivers in the seven Rotax categories to […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge – Saturday Report

Formal and Rogero win to secure pole position, Rudolph and Neri retain top spot in NOLA

Oct 12, 2013 US champ Daniel Formal won both heats Saturday to retain the pole position (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Day two of the Rotax Pan-American Challenge completed Saturday at the NOLAMotorsportsPark in New Orleans. The near 200 drivers continued through the second and third heats of the event, to either maintain or improve on their qualifying positions from Friday. With four tickets on the line for the Rotax Grand Finals next month, the pressure […]

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2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge

October 11-13, 2013: NOLA Motorsports Park - Avondale, New Orleans

Oct 12, 2013 Rotax Pan American Logo
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This week brings on the international Rotax Pan-American Challenge. Nearly 200 drivers from all across the world converged NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. Teams and drivers arrived early in the week for unofficial practice scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday served as the official practice day and the real action began Friday […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Pan American Challenge – Friday

Americans shine during qualifying sessions, setting up for Rotax Grand Finals bids

Oct 11, 2013 Senior Max driver Nick Neri was among the six Americans to score pole position in Friday Qualifying (Photo: Studio52.us)
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The first day of racing action took place at the NOLAMotorsportsPark in New Orleans for the running of the 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge. Nearly 200 drivers from across the world gathered this week to compete and prepare as the season draws to a close. For some, it’s a chance to add to the CV with […]

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Paddock Insider: 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge – Friday

A daily look into the action as it happens at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans

Oct 11, 2013 Rotax Pan American 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 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Pan-American Challenge – Preview

International shoot-out for final Rotax Grand Finals tickets set for NOLA Motorsports Park

Oct 10, 2013 Rotax Pan American Challenge logo
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This weekend marks the beginning of a busy two months in the sport, with the world stage focused on the Untied States. The Rotax Pan-American Challenge will be contested at the NOLAMotorsportsPark in New Orleans this weekend, with the final four tickets set to be awarded to next month’s Rotax Grand Finals. The ‘Olympics of […]

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Team News: Rolison Performance Group Guiding Six Driver to Rotax Grand Finals

Professional race team looking to add more and prepare for November event at NOLA Motorsports Park

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Results come from hard work and dedication. No matter the challenge, big or small, Rolison Performance Group is geared to guiding each and every driver they work with toward that goal. From the local scene up to the national and international level, Mike Rolison and the RPG operation is committed 100% to building and developing […]

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2014 will see a new chapter for the F-Series as we have established a fabulous partnership with OTK and Rok Cup USA. Our partnership is focused on improving our junior program with the very popular Mini Rok / Tag Cadet engine. Over the past four years we have been very proactive in creating a class […]

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Oct 10, 2013 The 2013 PRI Trade Show is set for December 12-14
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This year’s PRI Show, which features exhibits by over 1100 hardcore racing companies occupying 3300 booths, will bring more than 40,000 motorsports professionals from all 50 states and 72 countries to Indy for ‘The Three Biggest Business Days in Racing.’ Showcasing more than 1100 exhibiting companies while drawing 40,000-plus motorsports professionals from around the globe, […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Finishes 2013 Season at NOLA

Competitors battle record numbers and changing weather conditions for final two rounds of season in New Orleans

Oct 09, 2013 Ryan Kinnear locked up the S2 Semi-Pro title with a victory in round 10 (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
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It was a record-setting weekend for the Texas ProKart Challenge season – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys/Dallas Karting Complex – at the NOLA Motorsports Park on the October 4-6 weekend. Closing out the 2013 season, the United States Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA regional program hosted rounds nine and ten of […]

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Oct 09, 2013 Red Line Oil Karting Championship logo
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The September 22 Red Line Oil Karting Championship race kicked off the start of Fall with some spectacular racing and fierce battles for the championship points. In the Stock Honda Masters class which was the GoPro Feature race, Fernando Dias started from 3rd and managed to battle his way to victory! For his second major […]

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Oct 09, 2013 World Karting Association WKA logo
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WKA is entering an exciting new era as it begins to offer live, online training for its Race Officials and representatives of WKA Master Tracks, Race Series and Clubs. These online seminars will make it possible for Race Officials and representatives from WKA Master Tracks and Racing Series to receive valuable training without the time […]

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Oct 09, 2013 A full Senior Pro Gas Animal grid Sunday at Carolina Motorsports Park (Photo: NCRM)
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Mentor, Ohio’s Gary Lawson once again made it look easy with big money on the line in the RLV Gold Cup Series season closer this past weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park, while Georgia’s Dylan Murry and Tanner Lee and New York’s Dylan Zobkiw unofficially claimed Pro Gas Animal national championships and the brand-new, race-ready go-kart […]

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With an unprecedented inaugural year filled with some of the largest karting events in the country, it is hard to believe that GoPro Motorplex opened just a year ago on Oct. 8, 2012. Today, GoPro Motorplex turns one year young as we celebrate our one-year anniversary and take the opportunity to thank our customers and […]

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Industry News: Octane Sports Development Formed by British Karting Champion Nick Mitchell

Former kart champ takes successful coaching roll to next level with the establishment of full driver development program, from karts to cars

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Looking to fill a void in the motorsports market, long-time karting coach and British karting champion Nick Mitchell has formed Octane Sports Development, a professional coaching company within the motorsports industry. Designed to assist karters with a variety of different programs, Octane Sports Development has created strategic alliances within the motorsports industry to ensure success […]

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Vega Thunder Road Nationals Hands Out Big Cash Prizes

Detlor, Carrol and Duvall walk away from Atlanta Motorsports Park with victories

Oct 09, 2013 Jacob Duvall took home the big win in TaG Senior
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Perfect weather and great competition welcomed the participants at the Vega Thunder Road Nationals this weekend at Atlanta Motorsports Park.  The competition was fierce in every class as drivers continually broke the track record each session. The Vega Tire sponsored race featured the Vega FH compound. The FH is one of the most widely raced […]

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The 2013 World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup Series season has finally came to an end.  Checkered Motorsports wrapped up the year with fashion, sweeping the Yamaha Sportsman field and earning multiple top ten finishes. Andrew Bujdoso was onboard his PCR Mxk8 in TaG.  Running an A-M prepped rotax, the rookie showed speed throughout the […]

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Busy Six Weeks Ahead for MAXSpeed Group

United States to host hundreds of international competitors for Pan-American Challenge and Rotax Grand Finals at NOLA Motorsports Park

Oct 08, 2013 NOLA Motorsports Park will host two of the biggest Rotax events of 2013
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Over the next two months, the karting world will spend a great deal of time focusing on the United States. For the first time in decades, world titles are to be decided on US soil, with the hopes that one or more North American drivers can claim victory in two of the biggest races of […]

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