2014 Lone Star Grand Prix

March 1-2: Lockhart, Texas

Feb 28, 2014 LoneStarGrandPrix logo
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This weekend marks the running of the third annual Lone Star Grand Prix. For the second straight year, the small city of Lockhart, Texas will welcome karters from all across the US and selected countries around the world – located just south of Austin. From shifterkarts, to the popular Chonda categories, the fields are expected […]

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Feb 27, 2014 Dan Wheldon logo
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Friday, March 21 is the final day for nominations for the 2014 Dan Wheldon / FWT Karting Ambassador Award. The purpose of this annual award is two-fold. First, to honor the memory of Dan Wheldon. Second, to inspire others to be aware of and adopt the personal attributes that made Dan an outstanding father, racer […]

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Rolison Performance Group Continues Winning Ways in Phoenix

Versteeg and Arscott lead the way for professional race team at Rotax Challenge of the Americas event

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The Rolison Performance Group helped to guide a number of its drivers to terrific performances at the latest stop of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. Held at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA) facility in Glendale, Arizona over the February 21-23 weekend, the series provided some of the toughest competition seen along the west […]

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Victory for CRG-USA at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Sabré Cook wins in DD2 as team leaves with six podium finishes

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Already established as a major player in the sport, CRG-USA race team is fast becoming a powerhouse in the United States karting scene. Over the February 21-23 weekend, the Colorado-based operation contested the third and fourth rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas in Phoenix, Arizona, and the team put in a strong outing. […]

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Parker Chase Ranked 9th in the Country in Rotax Mini Max

Texan will now make the move to Rotax Junior and utilize 2014 to gain experience

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Capping off a successful 2013 season, Texan karter Parker Chase is set for his new challenge in 2014. Moving to the ultra-competitive Rotax Junior division, Chase will look to utilize the knowledge, skills and experience gained by finishing ninth in the nation in the eKartingNews.com Rotax Mini Max United States Rotax Driver Rankings. “2013 was […]

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One Month Remains in MAXSpeed’s Trade In Program for New Rotax Motors

Trade in any brand of motor and receive credit towards new Rotax MAX engine package

Feb 27, 2014 MAXSpeed Distributor logo
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Broadcasted only a month ago, MAXSpeed Group, in collaboration with BRP-Rotax, announced an unprecedented offer of the popular Rotax MAX engine program. Taking in motors from 80cc to 125cc, potential customers have the opportunity to receive credit towards a new Rotax engine package, while the trade in motors will be retired from the karting community. […]

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Anthony Gangi Jr. Making Strides in Florida Winter Tour Junior Action

GT7/Tony Kart pilot scores top-tens in racy Rotax Junior

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Contesting his first full season in the junior karting ranks, multi-time champion Anthony Gangi Jr. is making strides in the ultra-competitive Rotax Junior class. Taking on the tight and twisty Ocala Gran Prix (OGP) facility in Ocala, Florida for rounds three and four of the prestigious Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT), the young […]

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Feb 27, 2014 KZ2_Negro_112
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The international circuit La Conca is ready to host the 2014 opening event of WSK Promotion karting season. The WSK Champions Cup is taking place on the racetrack of Muro Leccese next weekend from Thursday 27th February to Sunday 2nd March. All the international top drivers are going to challenge each other in this ‘double’ […]

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Feb 27, 2014 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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The 2013 season has closed, and with that, come the annual final standings of the eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings. In cooperation with the MAXSpeed Group, EKN utilizes the USRMC National Point Standings program and combined with the ‘Driver Rankings’ system to formulate the top drivers from the season. Back in May, the program […]

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Versteeg Earns Second Win at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Utah driver stands on podium two straight weekends following Florida Winter Tour and west coast Rotax events

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The opening two months have established a pattern for rising karting star Austin Versteeg. January brought on a podium finish at the Florida Winter Tour, followed by a victory at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. February duplicated the feat, as Versteeg drove to a runner-up finish in Ocala, Florida and a second series win […]

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ROK CUP USA is excited to announce that four-time World Champion KZ driver, Alessandro Piccini, will be racing a shifter kart at the ROK CUP USA series opener at Orlando Kart Center, March 8-9.  Piccini, who will travel from Italy to Orlando for this race, is one of the best and most respected kart racers […]

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Eli Fox, 10, rounds out the stable of drivers for Jim Howe Motorsports after signing with the Columbus, Indiana-based team to drive its Junior Sportsman #62 Birel entry in 2014. Fox is the eldest son of Jamie and Morgan Fox of New Ross (IN). The youth is a fifth grader at Ladoga (IN) Elementary School, […]

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Florida Karting Championship Series Puts Finishing Touches on 2014 Season

WKA’s largest United States regional series adds several new elements for 2014

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Looking forward to the 2014 Florida Karting Championship Series (FKCS), series officials have solidified several of the details for the upcoming season. With a six race schedule, the addition of the Kid Kart divisions for both days of competition as well as the announcement of the spec Bridgestone Tire program, the final details are being […]

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February 2014 WKA Tech Updates have been posted on WorldKarting.com. Go to HERE to download the 2014 Tech Updates. Updates include Briggs LO206 engine clutch rule and Junior Sportsman tire rules in the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series. Updates also include the Bridgestone YLC tire as the spec tire in all Man Cup […]

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Joseph Lamberth Wins at Carolina Motorsports Park

Coming off a disappointing FWT, Lamberth was ready to once again, stand atop the blocks

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Traveling to the Ocala Gran Prix facility for the third and fourth rounds of the annual Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour, Joseph Lamberth would have a lot of luck, it would just all be bad luck. Hoping to run at the front of the field on the national level, Lamberth was disappointed with his […]

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Feb 26, 2014 Daniel Bray (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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Auckland-based international Daniel Bray swept all before him in the premier KZ2 class at the opening round of the this year’s Pro Kart Series at KartSport Manawatu’s annual Tans-Tasman Challenge meeting in Palmerston North over the February 22-23 weekend – and had he needed to he could have gone faster! “Physically I pushed pretty hard, […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – January 2014 – Gavin Reichelt

DD2 rookie travels west to earn two feature wins in Rotax Challenge of the Americas debut

Feb 26, 2014 Reichelt scored his first DD2 win in the opening round of the Challenge, backing it up the following day (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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Kiwi News: Perfect Masters Start for Urban at Rotax Series Opener

Getting older isn't all that bad. Just ask karter Ryan Urban

Feb 25, 2014 Ryan Urban (#90) proved too good for the competition in the combined Platinum Glass Rotax Heavy &Masters categories at the opening round of this year's Rotax Max Challenge in Palmerston North over the weekend (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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At age 11 he won the 1993 New Zealand Midget class title. At the age of 27 he won the 2009 New Zealand Rotax Max Light sprint title. And now – at the ripe old age of 32 – he has just claimed his first Masters class victory. Some victory it was too, the Auckland […]

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KoeneUSA.com Pole Position Awards Program Nears Completion

Unique program in conjunction with Florida Winter Tour will award cash at final rounds

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In an effort to give back to the karting community and support the annual Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour, KoeneUSA.com has stepped up to the plate to provide the KoeneUSA.com P1 Award at the 2014 edition of the Tour. With the award program nearing its completion, Koene USA will award one junior competitor and […]

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The winning ways continued for Goodwood Kartways at the Florida Winter Tour a week ago as its second trip of the season led to three more wins and six more podiums. Zachary Claman DeMelo was on the podium in Rotax Senior, Joshua Cunha doubled in Micro-Max and Luis Schiavo dominated for the second-straight event in […]

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