Aug 22, 2017
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Bandit Racing Chassis kart pilot Camden Gruber grabbed three wins Saturday and Sunday August 4-6 at North East Ohio’s premier kart racing circuit Thompson Kart Raceway who was hosting round three of the American Kart Racing Association/Vega Tires USA American Sprint Cup Championship’s Northern Tour.  That Saturday Gruber led Coyote kart pilot Blake Boon in […]

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Aug 22, 2017
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The Super One Series is reaching its climax in Scotland during the summer holidays with most classes only having one more event to go. Practice and Qualifying were wet or drying but the Finals ran on a dry track. MSA British Cadet Kart Championship Oliver Gray took pole in Timed Qualifying ahead of Arvid Lindblad […]

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Rolison Performance Group Victorious in Indiana

West Coast team adds another win and top-10 finishes to their portfolio

Aug 22, 2017
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Rolison Performance Group (RPG) comes home victorious once again after a strong showing at the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Summernationals, the final round of the Pro-Tour series, last weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana. The team also garnered multiple top-five and top-10 finishes throughout their full roster of 12 drivers, spanning over a variety […]

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Aug 22, 2017
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Through the generosity of driver Josh Lane, the purse for the King of the Streets race sponsored by LeCont tires at the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom will be increased by an additional $500 if there are more than 30 entries. Under normal rules, classes with 30 or more entries will pay […]

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Aug 22, 2017
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Following a strong week at the world’s historic Le Mans race track in Le Mans, France, Nicholas d’Orlando and his J3 Competition/COMPKART team moved to Scandinavian territory for the final two rounds of the CIK FIA European Championship Series, in successive weeks in Finland and Sweden.  The young rookie has been impressive in his last […]

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Aug 22, 2017
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Last weekend marked the final round of the SKUSA Pro-Tour, a 6 race, 3 event series, kicking off in the south at NOLA Motorsport Park, then back to the West Coast in Sonoma, CA then New Castle, Indiana for the final rounds. Birel ART has had a strong showing all season long, claiming championships almost […]

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The dust has flown all season until the finale of the first year of the Northwest Kart Dates racing season. Many big names have raced a NWKD seasoned race in 2017 and the finale for the East Division did not disappoint either at Tri City Kart Club on August 5th, 2017. Junior 1 206- Trey […]

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Aug 21, 2017
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On August 13, we learned that Frank Livingstone passed away. The ‘Godfather of Karting’ lived a full life, and his legacy has and will continue in the sport. Longtime motorsports journalist Doug Stokes was able to provide his thoughts on the person we all call ‘Duffy’. Frank “Duffy” Livingstone passed away earlier this week at […]

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One-On-One: Rock Island GP’s Roger Ruthhart

2017 edition of karting’s ‘bucket list’ race shaping up nicely

Aug 18, 2017
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Over the past 20+ years, the Rock Island Grand Prix has firmly planted roots as a one of the true ‘bucket list’ events in the sport here in the United States. When asked, current and past racers will go on about a laidback, fun atmosphere that is coupled with the intense competition. The ‘cool factor’ […]

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NCK Thunderhill West – 2 Ways, 2 Days

Unique event to offer exciting Labor Day weekend for road racers

Aug 17, 2017
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The rapidly closing Labor Day weekend (September 2-3) will see the return of the Northern California Karters (NCK) road race karting club to the two-mile course known as ‘Thunderhill West’ for their ‘2 Ways/2 Days’ event. The track is like a very large sprint track and has challenging turns, elevation changes, straightaways, and is very […]

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SoCal Oval Karters – Industry Hills Race Report

Southern, Benton, Gibb, Gaynor and Head score victories

Aug 17, 2017
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Thomas Southern, Ronnie Benton, Joe Gibb, Scott Gaynor and Brandon were the big winners when the So Cal Oval Karters club made its annual appearance in the beautiful Grand Arena at the Industry Hills Expo Center on August 5. For the first time in the last three years at the annual race, the temperature outside […]

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BENIK Secures Third Consecutive Mini Swift SKUSA Pro Tour Championship

Championship, vice-championship, win, and podium finishes earned at the series finale

Aug 17, 2017
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL – August 16, 2017 – It was a weekend filled with triumph for the BENIK team, as they secured their third consecutive championship in the Mini Swift category at the final round of the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour series, this past weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park. The Florida squad also […]

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Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix Debut A Success

Nielson and Borntreger double-up as karting returns to Elkhart streets

Aug 17, 2017
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For the first time in 22 years, karts were raced on the city streets of Elkhart, IN. In the early to mid 1990’s, the Elkhart Grand Prix was one of the largest events in all of karting, attracting over 600 entries and were broadcast on the then-new ESPN2 network. However, due to safety concerns and […]

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Tyler Maxson Closes Out Solid Month of Racing with Great Results

Rookie Junior driver shows speed with five podiums in six races

Aug 16, 2017
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August 16, 2017 – In his first year of Junior competition, Tyler Maxson is quickly becoming a driver to watch. As a rookie in the IAME and Vortex ROK Junior classes, most drivers would be looking to gain experience in the bigger more powerful kart, but not this Georgia resident. After competing in multiple events […]

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Carson Morgan Secures Superkarts! USA IAME Mini Swift National Championship

Young phenom is ready for the next step in his karting career

Aug 16, 2017
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August 16, 2017 – Traveling to the motorsports capital of the world, nine-year-old Carson Morgan made his trek to the Midwest a memorable one. With a chance to secure the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) IAME Mini Swift National Championship, just east of a place where he hopes to compete in the future, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, […]

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Jak Crawford Secures SKUSA Junior Vice Championship

Bad luck on Saturday at New Castle doesn't strip season accomplishment

Aug 16, 2017
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August 15, 2017 – Traveling from his Texas home to the Midwest, Jetpak Jak Crawford would get back behind the wheel of his OTK chassis at the fast and high grip New Castle Motorsports Park facility. Taking part in the annual SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SummerNationals, Crawford turned Saturday’s bad racing luck into success on Sunday […]

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Aug 16, 2017
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8/11/17 – Effective Immediately – Non-impacting In order to maintain the core principals of 206 program the following update to the clutch rule set, section 32, is effective immediately. Included in this update is a clarification of the driver and standard driver conversion as a non-tech item to prevent any future confusion. This updated language […]

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Driver Diary: Patrick Britain – KWC 2017

Nearly 200 drivers from around the globe battle in Spain for world title

Aug 16, 2017
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This Driver Diary is from California karter Patrick Britain. A long-time Sport Karting driver, Britain traveled to Madrid, Spain recently to challenge 199 others from around the globe, taking part in the Kart World Championship event the last week of July. For a long time, I’ve been of the opinion that racing isn’t about what […]

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Dylan Tavella is the Superkarts! USA X30 Junior Champion

A win in round five caps off back-to-back-to-back wins at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 15, 2017
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August 15, 2017 – Scoring the double victory back in 2016 at the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour event at New Castle Motorsports Park, Tony Kart driver Dylan Tavella was looking to repeat his success at the 2017 edition. With a championship on the line and more than forty other talented drivers in the X30 […]

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Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix Powered by Mediacom To Feature Facebook Live Coverage

EKN to add live play-by-play stream to the groundbreaking effort

Aug 15, 2017
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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom is excited to announce that this year’s race will be broadcast on Facebook Live utilizing graphics and video technology that has not been used in karting or any other kind of racing previously. The race organization has partnered with a Seattle-based Internet […]

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