Florida Winter Tour Kicks Off 2014 Season in Homestead

Formal, King, Munoz, Daly, Canache, Castro and Di Leo score wins in opening day as d’Orlando’s go 1-2 in Cadet

Jan 12, 2014 Florida Winter Tour kicked off round one of the Formula Kart weekend Saturday (Photo: Ken Johnson - FWT/Studio 52)
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Story provided by: Florida Winter Tour The start to the 2014 sprint kart racing season has officially begun as the 16th annual Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, hits the track in Homestead, Florida. Today was the day that the competitors of the FWT Formula Kart Racing program got to […]

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K1 Speed, Inc. Purchases GoRacing Magazine

America's Largest Indoor Karting Chain Expands Into Media

Jan 10, 2014 K1 RaceGear logo
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With the purchase of GoRacing Magazine, K1 Speed, Inc., the largest operator of indoor karting centers in the country, further expands its influence on the sport of kart racing. The company is with each passing year becoming a bigger name within the industry: it operates nearly two dozen indoor karting centers nationwide; offers a full […]

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Jan 10, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Rotax Junior will be added as a local-option class to round two of the 2014 Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, the April 4-6 Zoom Zoom Nationals at CarolinaMotorsportsPark in Kershaw, S.C. The Rotax Junior class was popular throughout the Carolinas in 2013 with strong fields at both CMP and GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. […]

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EKN TV: WKA Daytona KartWeek On-Board w/Brian Wilhelm

Veteran Formula 125 driver takes us around the high-banks in Daytona

Jan 10, 2014 Brian Wilhelm
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For over 30 years, karters have flocked between the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays to take part in the annual World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek. Racers have hit the international road course of the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida since the 1970s. From all over North America, and previously from around the […]

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Anthony Gangi Jr. Set for First Full Season in the Junior Karting Ranks

Multi-time champion to kick off schedule at the Rotax FWT opener

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After a successful 2013 karting season, GT7 Motorsports pilot Anthony Gangi Jr. is set to make his mark in the junior ranks during 2014. Kicking off his season at the Rotax weekend of the annual Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT) January 16-19 at the Homestead Karting Complex, the rising talent will look to […]

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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

Jan 08, 2014 QA-BillWright
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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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Jan 07, 2014 Daytona Kartweek WKA logo
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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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Jan 07, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals Mini-Micro 2013 logo
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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

Jan 07, 2014 FWT Florida Winter Tour 2014 logo
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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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Jan 06, 2014 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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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

Jan 06, 2014 WesBoswell
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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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