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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Sanzaru Games Karting Championships Round Five Report

Bill Cleavelin takes the GoPro Molecule Rotax Masters feature

Aug 07, 2015 Billy Cleavelin (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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Race #5 brings the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships to the midpoint of the 2015 season. With class championships in full swing, the gloves are starting to come out as every pole position, heat race, and main event podium finish has points ramifications. Full fields, exciting races and some scary looking crashes made the day one […]

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Aug 06, 2015 IKF 4-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals 2015
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The International Kart Federation is scheduled for honored to again partner with Briggs & Stratton Racing for the 2015 IKF 4 Cycle Sprint Grand National in Sonoma CA. David Klaus, Director of Briggs Motorsports, wanted to find a way to give back to the same racers that have made 2015 such a positive year in […]

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Lemke Wins Every Round of Competition in Yamaha and Leopard Junior at USPKS

Wisconsin driver raises the bar once again at United States Pro Kart Series

Aug 06, 2015 Lemke led junior competition all weekend at USPKS at Michiana (Photo: Kathy Churchill)
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Brandon Lemke did what some may have considered not possible this past weekend at Michiana Raceway Park, where the United States Pro Kart Series – arguably the eastern half of the country’s strongest sprint karting program – held the third leg of their four-race national program. Only days after leading more laps than any junior […]

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Competitors gearing up for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series August 28-30 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex have just slightly over a week to take advantage of the 2nd and final pre entry tier before at track entry fees come into play. The deadline for Tier 2 is Friday […]

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From the Tower: SKUSA SummerNationals / USPKS South Bend

Back-to-back weekends ends long run for many racers

Aug 06, 2015 From the Tower-SKUSA-USPKS
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It has been a busy two weeks for the eKartingNews.com staff, going back-to-back with two Indiana events. ‘Back Home Again in Indiana’ for the Superkarts! USA, where the organization called home for many years, as the Fikse Wheels Pro Tour visiting the New Castle Motorsports Park for the first time in its six-year history on […]

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Aug 06, 2015 Max Jarry
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The weather was very hot and sunny for Race 6 of the Manitoba Karting Championship at Gimli Motorsport Park. The sponsor for Race 6 was Ken Brown Cabinets. Highlights of Race # 6 Senior Briggs class just keeps getting bigger with more entries and Travis MacDonald had pole position for the Final.  At the start […]

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It’s the biggest national level competition of the year.  National titles and spots on the US team are on the line.  It’s time forthe 2015 Cold Stone United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals. Michael and Nicholas d’Orlando will be heading to Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, SC this week, looking to capture the Cold […]

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Aug 05, 2015 Canadian Karting Challenge logo
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The Canadian Karting Challenge (CKC) and Innisfil Kart Club (IKC) would like to thank everyone for their support of the recent Bear Grand Prix at Shannonville. With a great turnout, lots of prizes, exciting racing action, and fun had by everyone, the event was an overwhelming success. “We must thank everyone that supported us during […]

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Aug 05, 2015 toddKing
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The World Karting Association community is at a great loss today with the unexpected passing of longtime competitor and contributor Todd King. For the past several years, Todd, along with his wife Karen, served as the official photographers and vendors for the National Road Race Series through their most unique business name, Krapp Photos. But […]

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For the first time in nearly five months, the So Cal Oval Karters will return to the Perris Raceway this Saturday night, August 8th, for round #3 of the “Summer Shootout Series.”  Joining the SCOK for the second race in a row will be the Speedway Sprints and Dirt Karts from John Aden’s Wheel2Wheel Raceway.  […]

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Aug 05, 2015 Nicholas d'Orlanod 3rd USPKS 8-2-15_o
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It was another solid weekend for Nicholas d’Orlando, with third and fourth place finishes at Michiana Raceway Park (MRP) in South Bend, IN for round three of the USPKS series. Nicholas was one of the fastest karts all weekend in MiniRok 60 Cadet but the luck of the Irish from nearby Notre Dame was in […]

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Aug 05, 2015 Michael d__orlanod 5th USPKS 8-2-15
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Michael d’Orlando continues to impress and improve at the Junior level as he finished last weekend’s two race event with a fourth and fifth place finish at Michiana Raceway Park (MRP) in South Bend, IN for round three of the USPKS series. Michael’s weekend kicked off with a strong qualifying effort on Saturday as he […]

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Cold Stone US Open of Las Vegas Registration to Open August 17

Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino room blocks set at unprecedented rates

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With two successful event weekends of the inaugural season of the Cold Stone US Open series presented by MG Tires and Chase/Brash Racing in the books, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce the registration process for the series finale, set for October 27-31 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Everyone […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SummerNationals

Breakthrough weekend for Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver in his third ever shifterkart event

Aug 05, 2015 (Photo: EKN)
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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Aug 04, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The METEOR series of pistons as distributed by Russell Karting Specialties has now met all the criteria for approval for the Controlled Stock classes and will be legal for usage for the 2016 racing season starting in Daytona. Sizes are available for engines utilizing the 49.90 thru 50.50 bore range.

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EKN Spotlight: Karting Community United

New kart-specific charity aims to lend helping hand to those in need

Aug 04, 2015 Karting Community United logo
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There is no debating the fact that karting is a tight-knit community.  When you see the same people every other weekend, and go into battle either against them or alongside them, a sense of camaraderie is developed.  One of the truly impressive constants in karting, and motorsports in general, is that when a driver or […]

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Aug 03, 2015 Briggs Racing logo
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This year’s most prestigious karting event in Canada is being hosted at the newly-renovated Mosport Kartways at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, near Bowmanville, Ontario, just east of Toronto on August 19 – 23. “The Canadian Championships are a highlight of our year and a chance for us to meet and thank so many competitors […]

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