Challenge of the Americas Updates 2016 Schedule and Class Structure

Phoenix weekend moved to avoid conflicts, series adds shifterkart divisions to program

Nov 04, 2015 2016 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Challenge of the Americas has been the premier winter karting series on the left coast for the past eight years. Hosting the international Rotax Max Challenge categories, a number of premier teams and drivers have found their way to the southwestern states during the winter months. The ninth season of the Challenge is set […]

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Superkarts! USA Unveils SuperNationals XIX Track Design

Fikse Wheels Pro Tour contenders fight for championships on brand new layout at Las Vegas Convention Center

Nov 03, 2015 2015 SKUSA SuperNats XIX track
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The 2015 Superkarts! USA SuperNationals will mark the fourth occasion during the 19-year history of the event of a location change. The first move came in 2002 when the event left the XPLEX for the Rio Hotel & Casino, leaving the home track where the event laid its roots in the sport during its first […]

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Nov 03, 2015 Jason Pringle celebrating his win in KZ2
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On Demand streaming of of Sunday’s racing is available on karting.net.au The Australian Karting Championship, presented by Jayco and Castrol EDGE went over and above its fair share of excitement at the Grand Final event in Geelong – with four of the eight classes on offer not decided until the drop of the chequered flag […]

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Coyote Wins Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup Constructors Championship

206 Cup Championship Highlights Coast-to-Coast Coyote Success in 2015

Nov 03, 2015 Justin Wishard won 206 Junior on his 2015 Coyote Wide Track (Photo: Wishard family)
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With the 2015 karting season nearing its completion, Coyote Motorsports is proud to announce coast-to-coast success for its chassis and customers with one of the highlights the Constructors Championship in the Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup. Billed as “the fastest growing 4-cycle karting series in America,” the 206 Cup featured six divisions for Briggs’ LO206 […]

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Nov 03, 2015 Under the watchful eyes of dad Tom Fresher (left), Jordan Fresher and Jim Howe shake on their deal for the youth to drive for Jim Howe Motorsports LLC in 2016. (Photo by Steve Driscoll)
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Columbus, Indiana-based Jim Howe Motorsports LLC has signed 12-year-old Jordan Fresher of Avon (IN) to drive for the go-kart racing team in 2016. He will drive the team’s #62 Birel kart in a tentative 15-race schedule next season. Fresher is the son of Tom Fresher, also of Avon. The youth is a seventh grade student […]

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Nov 02, 2015 KZ2_podium
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There are winners and there are losers like in every competition, of course, but despite their final result all the 153 drivers who took part in the WSK Final Cup are proud of their participation and eager to come back. The event closed today at the Adria Karting Raceway, as the last event on the […]

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Nov 02, 2015 Brad Bachalo
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The weather was warm and sunny for the Season Finale (Race 1 Rain Date) of the Manitoba Karting Championship at Gimli Motorsport Park. The last race of the season was a rain date to make up for Race 1 that got cancelled because of snow on the May long weekend. The sponsor for the season […]

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Nov 02, 2015 Boisclair, Shanahan, Estep, Van Kalmthout and Kish
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Mazda Road to Indy and MAXSpeed Group are pleased to announce the winners of the Driver Advancement Program for 2015. Now in its second year, the program aims to promote a true ladder system from the grassroots of karting to the upper echelon of motorsports in North America. The four drivers will be given the […]

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Bridgestone Releases New Soft/Medium YLM Kart Tire

YLC to remain unchanged for 2016

Nov 02, 2015 Bridgestone logo
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Bridgestone Americas has released a new soft/medium compound kart tire for 2016.  Designated ‘YLM”, the compound has already been selected by the World Karting Association as the spec tire for both IAME Senior and IAME Junior in the 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series. Developed with extensive testing in Europe, the YLM has shown excellent performance […]

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MAXSpeed Group Welcomes Andrew Campbell as Sales and Marketing Manager

Well-respected industry member joins the MAXSpeed team

Nov 02, 2015 MAXSpeed Group logo
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MAXSpeed Group, the United States Distributor for Rotax Karting Products, is pleased to announce Andrew Campbell as the new Sales and Marketing Manager. Focusing on products sales, branding and advertising, Campbell will bring a wealth of industry knowledge and the utmost in professionalism to the MAXSpeed operation. “Andrew is one of the most respected members […]

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Nicky Hays of Huntington Beach, Calif., Ethan Wilson of Campbell, Calif., Phillippe Denes of Novato, Calif., and Race Liberante of Quartz Hill, Calif., were the class winners in the inaugural Major League Karting event at the Willow Springs Kart Track in Rosamond, Calif., on Oct. 4. The 15-year-old Hays drove to victory in TaG Junior […]

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Nov 02, 2015 Briggs 206 WRS Weekly Racing Series logo
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In March, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match up racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all […]

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Nov 01, 2015 Marco Ardigo and Alexander Schmitz
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The qualifying sessions of the KZ2, KF and KF Junior categories finished today (the 60 Mini will finish tomorrow morning) and the WSK Final Cup is approaching its final phase. Tomorrow morning the results of the Prefinals will establish the last starting grids and then, in the afternoon, the Finals will tell us who are […]

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Oct 31, 2015 Marco Ardigo
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The 153 scrutineered drivers took part in the qualifying of the WSK Final Cup at the Adria Karting Raceway this afternoon. The single-round event is the last race on the WSK Promotion calendar for the 2015 season: all the drivers are eager and motivated to do their best since the first phases of the event. […]

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Oct 30, 2015 The battle for the Champions trophy is on in earnest
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Live Streaming of Sunday’s racing on karting.net.au Western Australian Jake Klarich will lead a five-way fight for the National Title in the KZ2 class at the final round of the Australian Kart Championship presented by Jayco and Castrol EDGE in Geelong this weekend. Klarich, who was victorious in the opening two rounds of the championship, […]

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Oct 30, 2015 Australian Karting Association logo
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The Karting Australia Board has confirmed an expanded Australian Kart Championship for 2016. A total of nine classes will be eligible for national honours to reflect the array of age groups and performance levels of karting classes across the country. For the first time, competitors in the youngest class of Australian karting – Cadet 9 […]

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Oct 30, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The first edition of the Fall Brawl at NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky between the WKA VEGA/TSRacing National Road Race Series and the Russell Karting KART/MARS Series turned out to be not only a battle between the top 2 Road Race Karting groups in the country, but a constant battle with Mother Nature […]

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Oct 30, 2015 Gearup Challenge FSeries logo
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Great Times, Fantastic Trophies, Awesome Prizes and best of all good Friends are on the next event Schedule. Our drivers and teams have really brought some fantastic excitement to this championship and we are sure this years end celebration party will conclude an awesome season!  Many of us cherish this get together as it really is a great time, as the pressure […]

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Oct 30, 2015 Andrew Maciel
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Our goal for the next two months is to get ready for the 2016 Florida Winter Tour. Therefore, the Canadian/Brazilian driver Andrew Maciel, moved to Team Felon which is managed by Gary Willis, that has several years of experience in karting and developing some of the best drivers in America. The team is working hard […]

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Final Days to Enter Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XIX

Pre-entry closes on November 1st, with over $130,000 in cash and prizes to be distributed

Oct 30, 2015 Final chance to secure your position in the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XIX in Las Vegas ends November 1 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The countdown continues to this year’s Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XIX, as the massive event is set to make its debut at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 18-22.  Less than three weeks remain before karts hit the track for the final round of the 2015 Fikse Wheels Pro Tour, on a soon-to-be-released layout at […]

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