eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – May 2014 – Jake Craig

California driver opens up Superkarts! USA Pro Tour with double win weekend at SpringNationals

Jun 09, 2014 Craig drove to a double-win weekend at the Superkarts! USA SpringNationals (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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Karting Shines at Keen Ltd Grand Prix in Bermuda

Bermuda Karting Club hosts fantastic show in return to street racing on the island

Jun 06, 2014 Shifterkarts on the grid for the Keen Ltd Grand Prix in Bermuda (Photo: BERNEWS)
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This past weekend (May 31-June 1), kart racing returned to the well-known Front Street of Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, after a 12-year absence. Led by the Bermuda Karting Club  president Scott Barnes and his assembled staff, the race weekend went off without incident as over 40 racers competed in front of thousands of eager […]

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Harry Coulton Signs Deal with Heartland Recreational Vehicles and Cyclone Brand

Rising karting star gains sponsorship support for 2014 season

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Rising karting star Harry Coulton is primed for another successful season in 2014. The former Micro Max standout is prepared for a rookie season campaign in the Mini Max division, focused on performing his best at the major Rotax Max Challenge events in the United States this year. Coming off a successful three weekend performance […]

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Jun 06, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
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With the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals only six weeks away, MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce event registration is now open. With discounted entry running effective from today until July 7, 2014, event officials urge competitors to register early, secure kart numbers and save on the overall event costs. In conjunction with the opening […]

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Team PSL Karting Travels Across the Pond with a Select Team for the Rotax Max Euro Challenge

The North American team tackles tough competition and huge fields of drivers in Italy

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Team PSL Karting took a long trip to the 7 Laghi Kart Track in Castelletto, Italy this past weekend for the second round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge. Beautiful weather and large fields of racers made for great racing, as always. “The European Rotax Championship was incredibly well organized and the competition was the […]

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Exclusive Benik Kart Team Adds to Their Ranks for Summer 2014

BENIK Kart to house another driver for races this season

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BENIK Kart, one of North America’s fastest growing karting operations, is pleased to announce the addition of an up-and-coming driver to their team. Pauly Massimino will begin his run with the new and exclusive race team this summer at the next United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) race on June 20-22 at Michiana Raceway Park […]

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CPI Racing Becomes First American Shop to Import Modena Engines

Rising Italian manufacturer inks deal with Pennsylvania-based operation

Jun 06, 2014 The KK1 motor from Modena Engines will be available from CPI Racing
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Innovation and a desire to win help to develop ground-breaking products. The newest is the creation of Modena Engines as the latest player in the shifterkart engine manufacture battle, and this Italian-made powerplant is now available in the United States. CPI Racing has signed on to become the first American company to the worldwide distribution […]

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With such a tremendous start to the season, we thought things could not get any better! We are proud to receive exciting news from the ikart factory team and New York’s iKart distributor JDMotorsports, that Sage Karam will be joining the iKart factory team for Round #3 of the Gearup Challenge at Oakland Valley Race Park on June […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – June 5

2014 program opens up with Tony Kart remaining on top

Jun 05, 2014 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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The calendar is reaching the halfway point for 2014, with racing well underway all across the country. Among those events completed include 11 races counting toward the 2014 eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship. A wide variety of brands have gained points over the opening events of the season, with three-time EKN CC title winner Tony Kart soaring […]

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Rok Cup USA Hosts Round Two at Homestead Karting

New layout featured over Memorial Weekend event with series promoting many extras for competitors and families

Jun 04, 2014 Rok Cup USA hosted round two at the Homestead Karting facility
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Once again, Memorial Day weekend was made up of epic races — Monaco, Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600, and ROK CUP USA!  The much-anticipated Race #2 of the 2014 ROK CUP USA series, in Homestead, exceeded all expectations.  Not only was the on-track racing phenomenal, but the off-track amenities and festivities were exceptional. Drivers endured difficult […]

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Rotax Max Euro Challenge Celebrates Three Double-Winners at Castelletto

Paolo De Conto wins on home soil, Thomas Preining takes fourth win in a row, successful comeback for Harry Webb

Jun 04, 2014 RGMMC-Euro Challenge
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From May 26th to June 1st the ROTAX MAX Euro Challenge headed for Italy. Europe’s most popular ROTAX karting series held its second round of the season at Castelletto Di Branduzzo on the beautiful circuit of “7 Laghi”. “Following 2013, Castelletto marked our second stop at 7 Laghi in a row. Since the manufacturer’s engagement […]

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Podiums Throughout the Weekend at Coupe du Quebec Round Two for Team PSL Karting

PSL/CRG continues their domination in the Canadian regional series

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Team PSL Karting bounced from the first Eastern Canadian Karting Championship (ECKC) weekend in Bowmanville, Ontario at Mosport International Karting, to round two of the Coupe du Quebec the weekend of May 24-25. Arriving at KCR Karting, just outside of Quebec City, with a full team of drivers, PSL/CRG geared up for the next exciting […]

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Dark Horse Pros sponsors their “On the Edge Video Contest 2014” for athletes participating in action and extreme sports, with cash prizes totaling $5,000. From now until July 6th, entrants can upload their video entry to the Dark Horse Pros contest site,DarkHorsePros.com. To enter the contest, athletes submit a video and basic profile that will […]

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Morning Coffee: Wednesday – June 4

Rebuilding Road Racing in the Pacific Northwest

Jun 04, 2014 (Photo: Veritas Imagery NW)
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Back in mid-May, we published an interview with Aaron Stanford, the president of the Puget Sound Road Racing Association in which we discussed their upcoming event at The Ridge, the new facility located just west of Seattle.  Road racing has been struggling in the Pacific Northwest for the last few years, which is disappointing, considering […]

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Championships Take Shape After Stop Two of Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge

Program reaches halfway point following event at McMinnville Kart Track in Oregon

Jun 03, 2014 Defending series champ Jake Craig doubled up in the Senior Max win column (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge continued its 2014 season at the McMinnville Kart Track. The northwestern Oregon facility welcomed teams and drivers from the United States and Canada for the second stop of the series. A total of 80 entries each day took part in the Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA categories around the […]

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Cold Stone US Grand Nationals Sponsors Confirmed

Support from the karting community abounds

Jun 02, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
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After the announcement that Cold Stone Creamery would be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge United States Grand Nationals, MAXSpeed Group is pleased to confirm class, award and welcome party supporters for the annual event. With support coming from both in and outside the karting industry, the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals […]

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Andrick Zeen Joins Praga North America Team

The California native will compete with the Official Praga Race Team for the 2014 season

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Driver Andrick Zeen has officially joined the Praga North America Race Team for the 2014 season. The 21-year-old Californian, who competes in the TaG Senior category, is the latest driver to join the growing North America team since Praga established its US base and race team at the beginning of this year. Zeen’s addition to […]

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Snake River Karters Fathers Day Classic to Open 2014 Season

Completely Fresh Asphalt at Glen Morgan Raceway

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June 14th Sprint & Speedway Tech & Tune / SRK Open House / 2nd Swap Meet / Best Looking Kart Contest, Trophies Sponsored by 1st Point Bookkeeping www.1stpointbookkeeping.com June 15th SRK Sprint & Speedway, Fathers Day Classic, Points Race #1 See www.srkarters.com for further information on Race Day schedule and Fees Our Club… Snake River […]

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More Great Racing at Florida Karting Championship Series Round Three

The FKCS continues to provide great wheel-to-wheel competition

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Round three of the 2014 season at Homestead Karting in Homestead, Florida two weekends ago was another fantastic success for Florida Karting Championship Series (FKCS). Like always, competitors from Florida and beyond enjoyed beautiful weather, and great competition. The well-known Homestead Karting track, just outside of Miami, provided a perfect venue for the weekend. Competitors […]

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