EKN Trackside: Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Sunday Report

Leesmann and Lerch defend victories, Cricca goes zero to hero in TaG

Sep 30, 2013 Defending race winner Fritz Leesmann held off the young Musgrave to conquer the S1 field (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The final day went into the books for the 2013 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix Sunday under bright sunny skies in the southern California city. Nearly 150 racers from coast to coast, throughout North America, took part in the fifth annual event that served as the finale weekend for the California ProKart Challenge in addition […]

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2013 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix

September 28-29, 2013: Lancaster, California

Sep 29, 2013 SOLGP Lancaster logo
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The fifth annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. On September 28-29, karts will be zooming down the Boulevard section of the Southern California city as the Superkarts! USA California ProKart Challenge closes out the 2013 season. The growing street race will welcome racers from all over the country, as competitors have another chance to prepare […]

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EKN Trackside: Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Saturday Report

McNeil tops S1 field as opening day of action pumps up Lancaster crowd

Sep 28, 2013 Jimmy McNeil scored the top spot in qualifying and heat race one in S1 Pro
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Nearly 150 drivers make up the field for the 2013 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, and all had the pleasure of trying to tame the wild beast that is the street race. Under perfect racing weather conditions, the Superkarts! USA California ProKart Challenge series finale kicked off in the southern California city, with the first […]

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EKN Trackside: Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Preview

Fifth annual event welcomes top drivers from western half of North America

Sep 28, 2013 Fritz Leesmann returns as the defending champ in S1 at the SOLGP (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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This weekend marks the fifth running of the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, held in the downtown district of the Southern California city. Roughly one hour north of downtown Los Angeles, over 100 karters from across North America will take part in what is also the final round of the California ProKart Challenge – the […]

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Sep 27, 2013 Night view of the Viva International Circuit in Sakhir Bahrain.
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Mission in Bahrain to give chase to the World KF and KFJ titles. While the circuit of Sarno (Italy) is getting ready to host the first round of the World KFJ Championship, the last event of preparation for the CIK-FIA World Championships, teams and drivers are committed to the organisation of the most demanding journey […]

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Industry Spotlight: New Aluminos Kart Gaining Momentum Off SKUSA SummerNationals Win

Kiwi Daniel Bray provided new ‘Aluminos’ chassis with victory lane visit in Grand Junction

Sep 27, 2013 The new Aluminos chassis has debuted with victories at the local level and national scene (Photo: Aluminos.com)
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If you were debuting a brand new kart at a national event, a chassis that had your own blood, sweat and tears poured into its development, and was adorned with your team name, you couldn’t ask for a better outcome than to score a dominating victory in one of the toughest classes out there, at […]

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SKUSA SummerNationals to Take On Streets of Modesto

New temp circuit to be constructed in Northern California city for August festival

Sep 27, 2013 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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As announced on Tuesday by the Modesto Bee newspaper, Superkarts! USA will be taking its growing Pro Tour to northern California in August of 2014 for the fifth running of the SummerNationals. The City of Modesto, which is located roughly an hour away from San Francisco Bay area, will welcome SKUSA racers and teams on […]

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It’s been an exciting, hectic and successful summer for Carter Williams and it won’t slow down in the first weekend of fall. The 15-year-old from Clovis, Calif., will be running for two championships in the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, the sixth and final event of the Superkarts! USA California ProKart Challenge, then fly Sunday […]

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Pan-American Challenge Setting Up to be a Shootout

More prizes announced for NOLA Motorsports Park event with special awards package for the Masters winner

Sep 27, 2013 Rotax Pan American Logo
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The MAXSpeed Group, the US exclusive distributor for Rotax MAX engines and related products, is pleased to announce some exciting news regarding the upcoming Pan-American Challenge on October 8-13 at NOLAMotorsportsPark in New Orleans.  As of today, pre-entries are way ahead of last year. Even with a few days to go before the pre-entry deadline of […]

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Can-Am Karting Challenge Ends 2013 Season in Medford

Champions crowned, eight Rotax Grand Finals tickets awarded in Southern Oregon

Sep 27, 2013 Seven of the eight drivers were awarded their tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals during Sunday’s award ceremonies (Photo: Sean Buur / Can-Am Karting Challenge)
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The final stop of the inaugural Can-Am Karting Challenge took the drivers and teams to the JacksonCountySportsPark facility, home of the Southern Oregon Karters. The September 20-22 event was a challenging one, with the circuit among the toughest to conquer and adapt to, and the wet weather around the Medford, Oregon area brought on its […]

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Sep 26, 2013 IAME-WKA logo
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The World Karting Association and IAME, the Italian-based producer of the Parilla Leopard, X30 and Komet engines, are pleased to announce a restructure of their ongoing partnership for the 2014 season in WKA’s national 2-cycle sprint series, the Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup. WKA and IAME’s new partnership, which has been a constant since 1995, […]

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Team News: CRG-USA Heads West for Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix

Colorado-based team ready for street race to close out California ProKart Challenge season

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This coming weekend (September 27-29) will mark the fifth annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, and the CRG-USA team will be represented in full force. The Grand Junction, Colorado-based operation will support nine CRG drivers spread out across three categories, taking part in this wildly popular street race in Southern California. Stacey Cook and his […]

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Sep 25, 2013 Warren Mcllveen (Stockman Superkarts - Stockman FPE)
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Russell Jamieson became an Australian champion for the second time on September 22. He is a vastly different driver than the one who won the 125 cc title back in 2006, but this title was built on the back of the technical challenge of operating the latest Anderson Maverick and DEA engine package so far […]

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Sep 25, 2013 RUSH-Bell-James Hunt
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Bell Racing’s Star Classic helmet is featured prominently in the Ron Howard movie RUSH, based on the epic 1976 Formula One season and the championship battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Bell Racing provided eighty (80) custom painted helmets for the film replicating the paint designs, color schemes and sponsors of Formula One drivers […]

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The final round of the Can-Am Prokart Challenge would take place in Medford, Oregon and see four drivers racing with ART Grand Prix Northwest dealer Black Flag Racing Products. Jake Craig, Andrew Zimmer, Paul Vaccarro, and Marco Eakins would all contest the Rotax Senior category with Craig looking to win the championship and the Rotax […]

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Sep 25, 2013 The KGP starting grid coming to life
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The penultimate round of the series that hosts the MSA British Kart Championships also held the try-out of a pooled engine class, for MiniMax. The dozen competitors had a draw for their engines on Friday morning and all they had to supply was their own kart.  The entry fee of £800 covered the engine, fuel and […]

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Sep 25, 2013 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The World Karting Association Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup and RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup series will close their 2013 campaigns the next two weekends with big season-closing shows in Mooresville, N.C., and Kershaw, S.C. Action kicks off this weekend with the Man Cup’s RACERSITES Nationals at the new GoPro Motorplex, the final big […]

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Driver News: Joseph Lamberth to Attend Rotax Micro & Mini Invitational

#2 Mini Max driver in the country to head to prestigious event

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Competing aboard his Birel chassis in the Carolinas, up-and-coming driver Joseph Lamberth achieved one of his major goals for the 2013 racing season. Setting his sights on the Rotax Micro & Mini Invitation at the NOLA Motorsports Park karting karting facility during the week of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, Lamberth garnered his ‘Golden […]

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Team News: Summit GP Closes ECKC Season at Mont-Tremblant

Tolfa claims a podium result in Rotax Junior

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Heading east to the picturesque Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Summit GP would close out the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship (ECKC) program at Le Circuit Karting. Looking to close the season strong and build momentum towards the Rotax Pan-American Championships in a few weeks time, Anthony Tolfa and Arika White would see action in Rotax powered Tony Karts […]

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Round Eight of the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge concluded this weekend’s doubleheader event. Round Eight of the 10-race series brings the championship down to just a two-race shootout. Several drivers were able to capitalize on the doubleheader event this weekend, scoring two wins and advancing substantially in their championship battles. Jordan Heffner, Neil Verhagen, Derek […]

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