Industry News: Top Kart USA – Job Openings

Growing company continues to add to team

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With the 2014-racing season just around the corner, one of the fastest growing karting companies in North America are adding to their already large staff. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Top Kart USA is looking to fill numerous positions including full time and weekend staffing. “Top Kart USA continues to grow,” explained Bill McLaughlin. “2013 was […]

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Industry News: Benik Kart Launched in North America

User friendly chassis set to make history in North American karting

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Successfully making their international debut at the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Benik Kart is set to take the North American karting community by storm. Developed and distributed by long time karting industry members Nick Mitchell and Ben Cruttenden, the Benik Kart will see a surge in participation at high profile events moving […]

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$60,000 Awarded at 2013 Route 66 Sprint Series Awards Banquet

Regional program hosted season-end ceremonies in Springfield, Illinois

Dec 03, 2013 Route 66 Series (1)
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Over 210 people attended the 2013 Route 66 Sprint Series awards banquet on the evening of November 16 where over $60,000 in awards and merchandise were handed out.  The banquet was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom in Springfield, IL.  Awards were presented to the class point champions from 14 classes with 126 positions […]

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3G Kart Racing’s Musser Earns Superkarts! USA Pro Tour Championship

S4 driver wins title with runner-up finish at SuperNationals, Boone ends season second in S2 while Bruckner lands on TaG Cadet podium

Dec 02, 2013 Garrett Boone, Jordon Musser and Nicholas Brueckner celebrate their achievements at the SuperNationals XVII podium ceremonies (Photo: Kevin Hill)
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The 3G Kart Racing operation, supported by Burger King®, completed the 2013 season at the prestigious Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVII in Las Vegas. The November 20-24 event outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino welcomed over 600 racers to the finale event for the 2013 SKUSA Pro Tour. It was a battle against fierce competition […]

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Dec 02, 2013 Comet Racing Engines logo
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It’s been a great season for Comet Racing Engines with multiple WKA Manufacturers Cup and USPKS national wins and championships this year as well as standing on the top step at the 2013 RoboPong 200 but the season wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Las Vegas for the SKUSA Super Nationals. Despite cold temperatures […]

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Brandon Lemke ends the 2013 racing season staking claim to 7 Championship titles – 4 of them in the WKA Manufacturer’s Cup National Series. The 01 Merlin driver left no doubt that he is the best Sportsman driver in the business and has all four national titles to prove it. For the first time in […]

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KartSport North America completed their SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals XVII campaign with an eventful day filled with success for many of their 23 drivers. However, it was Australian karters, Nicholas Rowe and David Sera who stole the show with their impressive 1-2 finish in the incredibly competitive TaG Senior division main event. Both drivers were piloting […]

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Race Report: Red Line Oil Karting Championship – Season Finale

Scott Ripslinger dominates the GoPro Feature Race at Red Line Oil Series Season Finale

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The 2013 racing season came to an end with a strong turnout of eighty four drivers and some exciting racing in several classes, especially in the Pro Stock Honda, Junior Rotax and Micro Max races.  The race day was the first day of Standard time, so a one heat format was used at this race […]

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Florida Pro Kart Series Launched for 2014

Keeping kart racing fun and unbiased

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Announced this past week over social media, the Florida Pro Kart Series (FPKS) is set to kick off in 2014. A three-race program sanction by the World Karting Association (WKA), the FPKS looks to add the fun back to regional level competition while taking an unbiased approach. Formed by Florida Winter Tour Chief Steward Glenn […]

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Racing Family – Change is Always Hard

Iowa karter Jeremiah Davis cherishes a reunion with his PKRA family

Dec 02, 2013 Jeremiah Davis competed at the recent 4-Cycle Super Showdown at PKRA in Arizona
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About a year and a half ago, I moved to Phoenix from Iowa, just out of school, and in a place where I knew exactly no one. After about a month in the city, bored out of my mind and missing racing – I had sold my dirt racing equipment before I left, thinking I […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – October 2013 – Aidan Keel

Florida driver races his way to Invitational event at Rotax Grand Finals in NOLA

Nov 29, 2013 Keel won his way into the Invitational event with a victory at the Pan-Am in Mini Max (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Thanks to the new 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 […]

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EKN Trackside: SKUSA SuperNationals XVII – Sunday Report

Wimsett bags $16,000 with S1 and title, Aussie Rowe steals TaG Senior win, Abbasse earns second in KZ2

Nov 24, 2013 SKUSA SuperNationals XVII logo
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After three straight days of cold temperatures and rain in Las Vegas, the sun that arrived on the scene for SuperSunday put some much-needed positive buzz in the SuperNationals paddock.  With 11 races on the docket for the day, the karting enthusiasts in attendance were treated to an incredible display of competition.  The glory of […]

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Nov 24, 2013 Alessio Lorandi was crowned the CIK-FIA KF Junior champion in Bahrain
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The new kart racing champions in Sakhir The results of the final round of the World CIK-FIA Championships for the KF and KFJ categories were absolutely unexpected. The race that awarded the world titles was hosted by the Bahrain International Karting Circuit: in KF the new World Champion is the English Tom Joyner (Zanardi-TM-Vega), while […]

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EKN Trackside: SKUSA SuperNationals XVII – Saturday Report

Decision Saturday as fields are set for SuperSunday in Las Vegas

Nov 23, 2013 SKUSA SuperNationals XVII logo
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The ‘challenge’ that is this year’s Superkarts! USA SuperNationals continued again on Saturday as extreme weather pushed everyone in the paddock to rise above…adapt…overcome.  Uncharacteristic rain and cold temperatures made things tremendously difficult for everyone in the paddock, and on the track as well, but there was a job to be done.  The focus of […]

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The World CIK-FIA KF-KFJ Championship in Bahrain is Going To Award the Titles Tomorrow

Boccolacci, Ahmed and Norris are the polesitters in the prefinals

Nov 23, 2013 Racing under the lights of the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain complimented terrific racing
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STARTING GRIDS READY IN SAKHIR The long series of qualifying heats in the night of Sakhir has ended. The finals are approaching fast and with them the end of the Championships which will award the KF and KFJ titles tomorrow. The World CIK-FIA Championship for KF and KFJ, the final act of the international 2013 […]

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EKN Trackside: SKUSA SuperNationals XVII – Friday Report

Challenging day for competitors and staff against terrible weather conditions

Nov 22, 2013 SKUSA SuperNationals XVII logo
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In the 16-year history of the SKUSA SuperNationals, we’ve not had a week with this kind of ridiculous weather.  Rain, wind and cold temperatures have ravaged this year’s event, straining everyone involved, from the racers and the vendors to the SKUSA staff and, most aggressively, the dedicated corners workers who spent over 14 hours at […]

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EKN Trackside: SKUSA SuperNationals XVII – Paddock Insider – Friday

Weather to challenge first official day of competition

Nov 22, 2013 SAM_0267
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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 Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVII in Las Vegas, Nevada. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage of the SKUSA SuperNationals XVII, visit […]

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Team PSL Karting to Field 28 Drivers at SKUSA SuperNationals

Roster of international drivers look to put PSL/CRG on the podium in Las Vegas

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Team PSL Karting is set to close out the 2013 karting season this week at the biggest and most prestigious event in North America, the 17th running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. Fielding an international list of 28 drivers in nine classes, the #1 CRG distributor in the world is set to continue their legacy […]

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WKA and Daytona International Speedway have set the purse structure for the Pro money classes that will headline the 2013 WKA / Tri-State Dirt World Championships December 27-29 at the DIS Flat Track. For the second consecutive season Pro Clone for senior racers age 15 and up will headline the big event. The Pro Clone […]

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KartSport North America will field a talented team of drivers for what is said to be the “biggest kart race in the world,” the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVII in Las Vegas, Nev., on November 20-24. With close to 600 entries, this year’s event will be the largest in the event’s 17-year history. This year, KartSport […]

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