Industry News: Hegar Manufacturing Offering Quick Start for Honda CR125 Engines

New device eliminates the need to push start your shifterkart

Mar 06, 2014 Hegar Quick Start-zoom
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Hegar Manufacturing is a renowned name in the karting industry, having produced a number of innovative karting items over the last many years, and they continue to support events across the country. The shop’s latest creation is unique for shifterkart owners – the Hegar Quick Start. For racers who utilize a 1999 Honda CR125 bottom-end, […]

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After two successful years in karting, Colombian native Alejandro Fernandez will take the next step in his racing career in 2014. He will move up to the GRC Lites class of Red Bull Global Rallycross, driving the #126 GRC Lites car for Olsbergs MSE. “I’m extremely excited to compete in the Lites series because of […]

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Mar 06, 2014 Tyler Sandmeyer (MGM) and Sean Meier will be two of the key players in senior competition this weekend at Jacksonville (KRAPP Photo)
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The RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series is set to kick off its 2014 campaign this weekend with the Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals at the popular 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. The four-race 4-cycle sprint series – which will also visit Camden, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Kershaw, S.C., this season – opens […]

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Wet Weather Hits California ProKart Challenge in Willow Springs

Defending Pro champions Musgrave and Craig return to winning ways for Round 2

Mar 05, 2014 2013 S1 champion Billy Musgrave swept the action at Willow Springs (Photo: dromophoto.com)
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Drivers and teams were tested to their fullest this past weekend at Willow Springs International Raceway, contesting the second round of the California ProKart Challenge. The Rosamond area, along with the rest of California, welcomed some much-needed rain following months of zero precipitation. The rain, however, was inconsistent, leaving racers and teams scrambling for much […]

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March 30 will see the new season get underway with a large entry expected. With the Challenge of the Americas” series returning to Sonoma a week after the RLOKC event you can expect this race to be attended not only by our talented local races but also Rotax racers from around the country. The race […]

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Benik Kart Adds New Driver Before Busy Three Week Schedule

Drivers will see action in ROK Cup USA and Florida Winter Tour programs

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Entering a busy three week schedule, BENIK Kart continues to grow and gain momentum towards the remainder of the 2014 season. Adding a new driver and series to their program, company officials Nick Mitchell and Ben Cruttenden are pleased to welcome David Morales to the squad as they enter both the ROK Cup USA and […]

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This weekend’s Ionic Edge Chassis RLV Gold Cup Nationals at the 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Fla., not only boasts over $3,000 in cash prizes to senior classes, but some terrific product awards, as well. Sportsman Pro Gas “Up and Comer” Award Loyal Gold Cup sponsor Baker Racing Engines has posted a new DeWalt […]

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Rotax Summer Shootout Details Announced

Online registration now open

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Looking forward on the Rotax karting calendar, Miller Motorsports Park and MAXSpeed Group have begun to finalize plans for the 2014 Rotax Summer Shootout. Dubbed as the final unofficial test before the annual Rotax MAX Challenge United States Grand Nationals, the Shootout will take place three weeks prior to the annual Grand National event over […]

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Adams Motorsports Park to Host IKF Region 7 Event Next Weekend

Opening round set to kick off 2014 season

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The 2014 International Kart Federation (IKF) Region 7 program is set to kick off next weekend in Riverside, California. Taking place at the AdamsMotorsportsPark over the March 8-9 weekend, the first event of the IKF karting season will be the springboard into what is sure to be a successful season in the western half of […]

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With 20 years of Kart Racing at Merrittville Speedway celebrated in 2013 – more and more Saturday Night Stars can say that they got their starts in karting. Tuesday Nights at Merrittville are reserved for the Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series and while returning drivers are preparing for the start of the Thorold facility’s 21st […]

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Mar 03, 2014 Ben Hanley (Photo: Press.net Images)
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A spring-like sun has been shining all day long on the International Circuit La Conca, where the first round of the WSK Champions Cup of karting has just finished. The stand of the Italian facility was overcrowded with spectators who were able to enjoy a series of thrilling races. Mechanics and technicians of the teams […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Lane Goes ‘Wild’ in Lockhart

Racers overcome weather to shine on final day of Grand Prix

Mar 02, 2014 Josh Lane drove his DR Kart to victory in the headline Stock Honda Light category (Photo: Shofner Films)
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Long-range weather forecasts for this year’s Lone Star Grand Prix gave us all the chance for optimism.  Coming into the event, temperatures soothing to those from the northern states were predicted for the entire weekend, although rain was a low-percentage possibility for Sunday.  After a warm day on Saturday, the worst possible option rolled in, […]

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Mar 02, 2014 Karol Basz (Photo: Press.net Images)
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WSK drivers had the upper hand over the bad weather. Today’s schedule was tight and the heats took place under different weather conditions. The 183 drivers had to cope with a sudden  climate chance over the 1,250 meters of the International Circuit La Conca, after yesterday’s rather warm temperature. Lower temperature and showers during the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Saturday Report

Drivers double in qualifying, orders shaken up in Prefinal action to setup for Sunday’s features

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Texas karting has been a major center of growth and cooperation in recent years, and it took another big step forward as the third annual Lone Star Grand Prix got underway on Saturday with the running of practice, qualifying and a full set of Prefinal events.   The ‘come one, come all’ nature of the one-off […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Saturday

Wet track opens event with hopes of sun and dryness looming in Lockhart

Mar 01, 2014 Wet weather welcomed the LSGP racers this morning
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix in Lockhart, Texas. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage of the LSGP, visit the EKN Event […]

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WSK Timing Practice Underway at Champions Cup in Muro Leccese

Traffic lights operating in Muro Leccese

Mar 01, 2014 Max Fewtrell (Photo: Press.net Images)
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The WSK Promotion 2014 season has begun on the International Circuit La Conca. The first out of two rounds of the WSK Champions Cup – scheduled in two consecutive weekends – is the opening event of the season. The schedule of both the rounds is tight and spectacular in order to give the event the […]

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Benik-Kart.com Hits the World Wide Web

New chassis brand launches website

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After hitting the North American market in late 2013 and turning heads at the Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT) during the first two months of this season, BENIK Kart has officially launched their website, www.BENIK-Kart.com. Designed by International Karting Media’s Cody Schindel, the website is a clean and user friendly, just like the […]

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Registration Opens for So-Cal Rotax Challenge

Eight round US Rotax Max Challenge program readies for March 9 opener

Feb 28, 2014 The green flag is set to wave on the inaugural season for the So-Cal Rotax Challenge, which gets underway March 9 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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A new era will begin in the Southern California region as the new So-Cal Rotax Challenge program gets underway on March 9. The CalSpeedKartingCenter is the site of this new United States Rotax Max Challenge program, located just outside the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Registration has opened for the first round online at […]

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Brueckner Ends Three Week Journey with Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Challenging weekend in Phoenix for Junior rookie driver, never quit attitude earns best result of series

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Nicholas Brueckner traveled to the race track for three straight weeks equating to three educating weekends for the rising karting star. Following two weekends in Ocala for the Florida Winter Tour rounds, the MRP Motorsport/Birel America driver traveled west to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association to contest rounds three and four of the Rotax Challenge […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Friday

Texas street race to welcome large numbers in 10 categories

Feb 28, 2014 Big fields are expected for the 2014 edition of the LSGP (Photo: LoneStarGrandPrix.us)
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix in Lockhart, Texas. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage of the LSGP, visit the EKN Event […]

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