Can-Am Karting Challenge Finale Gearing Up for Pat’s Acres

Championship weekend full of racing planned for Canby, Oregon facility on September 9-11

Aug 30, 2016 The Pat’s Acres Racing Complex is set to host the 2016 Can-Am Karting Challenge finale on September 9-11
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For Pacific Northwest racers, the 2016 Can-Am Karting Challenge finale event is THE race all karters have had on the calendar since the season began. The growing Canada/American regional program is looking to close out the season on the September 9-11 weekend at the historic Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, Oregon. Following two weekends […]

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Wins and Podiums for Caleb Gafrarar During Summer Months Stretch

‘Caleb G’ adds to resume for 2016 season in mix of 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle competition

Aug 30, 2016 Russell Karting Specialties / Parolin / Woltjer Racing Engines driver Caleb Gafrarar nearly pulled off his second WKA Manufacturers Cup Series victory, placing runner-up in Pittsburgh (Photo: eKartingNews.com)
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It has been a successful rookie Cadet season thus far for the eight-year-old Caleb Gafrarar. The transition from Kid Karts to the larger, quicker machines for his age bracket can be a daunting task. As a second-generation driver, the skills and determination are within as the Midland, North Carolina driver continues to refine his talent […]

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Aug 30, 2016 CRG-Spain-Pdero Hiltbrand
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Pedro Hiltbrand secured his fourth double win in Alcaniz and has been crowned Spanish Champion one race early. He has been running with the support of Kartissimo 2M and Maxter engine by Andreoli. The Spanish driver of CRG Pedro Hiltbrand displayed a great shape and claimed the victory of the Spanish Championship on CRG-Maxter. He […]

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Aug 30, 2016 CRG-Jorrit Pex
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After a well-deserved summer break, which began after the end of the European Championships at the last weekend of July on the Belgian circuit of Genk, international karting moves to Sweden, in Kristianstad, from 31st August to 4th September for the World CIK-FIA KZ Championship and the International KZ2 Supercup. Also the junior drivers of […]

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Aug 29, 2016 2016 champions and Grand Final qualifiers
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The 13th season of the ROTAX MAX Euro Challenge is history: In Salbris Europe’s popular ROTAX Series held its last round of the 2016 season, ascertaining the winners of the big finale and equally crowning the new champions of the three categories of junior, senior, DD2  as well as the special classification of the DD2 […]

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The Resurgence of the 80cc Shifter

Nimble gearbox category thriving with SIRA

Aug 29, 2016 SIRA-80cc-Start
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You don’t have to go back very far in the recent history of karting to dive into a time when 80cc shifters were a major part of the action at Superkarts! USA or Stars of Karting events, or in ultra-competitive IKF regions like Northern California.  The assorted 80cc engines of Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki provided […]

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Strong Results for Top Kart USA at Pittsburgh

Five wins, four poles and fourteen podiums

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The fourth round of the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup brought another solid performance for the Indianapolis based Top Kart USA squad. Taking place August 19-21 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, the results for the team were consistently strong all weekend with five wins and fourteen podiums added to their already stout 2016 resume. “With ups and […]

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Aug 28, 2016 Senior heat start
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Today Salbris was venue of a hot racing day. All told nine qualifying heats were on the agenda ascertaining the final grids for the last round of the 2016 ROTAX MAX Euro Challenge. Again weather made for a special task. Extremely Hot temperatures turned the Circuit of Sologne Karting into a real melting pot … […]

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Aug 27, 2016 Fridays pole sitters
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Under the blistering sun of France the ROTAX MAX Euro Challenge started into the final round of this year’s championship today. Temperatures of more than 35°C put everyone to the test on and aside the 1.495 metres long track of Salbris, which ultimately was venue of some close qualifying sessions in the categories of juniors, […]

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From the Tower: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh

Home turf defended by Pittsburgh competitors as program completes penultimate event

Aug 26, 2016 Weekend winners from the fourth stop of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series (Photo: EKN)
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session as we produce our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that develop over a race weekend, […]

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Aug 26, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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Competitors looking for the final entry blank for the 2016 RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series can now view the entry information for the GT Machine Grand Nationals online. The series finale will be held at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina October 7-9, however, with an interesting twist, as competitors will run […]

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Aug 26, 2016 AKRA logo
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AKRA will close out part one of the inaugural American Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Nicholson Speedway in Chestertown, Maryland, a quick, challenging little sprint track that once hosted some of the biggest annual national events for 4-cycle sprint racing. Regional-level sprint racing will return to Nicholson this weekend when both 2-cycle and 4-cycle […]

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Finale Event for Texas ProKart Challenge Decides 2016 Champions

Heavy rains hit Dallas Karting Complex as regional program closed out season in special night racing event

Aug 25, 2016 Austin Wilkins swept the Saturday round in the S2 division
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Everything in Texas is done bigger and better. The same can be said for the Texas ProKart Challenge 2016 finale held at the Dallas Karting Complex. The Caddo Mills, Texas facility welcomed the top drivers in the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge categories in a special night […]

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Aug 25, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The battle for the coveted Grand National Eagle, as well as national championships, comes to a conclusion for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series in 1 month at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana, as the World Karting Association presents the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals September 23-25. For those wishing to get a jump on […]

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Aug 25, 2016 Zach Trotter in Victory Lane
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A trip to Canada from their native Poland to visit family included a night at Merrittville Speedway to take in a night of Kart Racing. The Pyrka Family – Zbigniew, Alicja and Patryk’s visit included a visit to St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Victory Lane after Christopher Crowe won his 5th Vansickle Pet Valu Novice […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Publishes Entire 2017 Event Schedule

Florida Winter Tour, US Open and US Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals

Aug 25, 2016 MAXSpeed-US Open-USRMC-FWT-logo
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After announcing the 2017 Florida Winter Tour schedule two weeks ago, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce today the remaining dates for the US Open series and the United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals. “We prefer to publish our schedule early enough to allow our teams and drivers to plan for the following year,” […]

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Aug 25, 2016 Team Austin Banker surrounded by crew, family and friends, after his fourth win
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Three hundred and two kart racers packed Capitol City Speedway Saturday July 16th for a rain makeup Virginia Dirt Racing Association event.  Emporia, VA based P&P Speed Shop powered Premier kart pilot Austin Banker stood atop the podium four times that night.  Not only was he the night’s standout winner, but he won both of […]

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Modena Engines USA Offers Rental Packages for SKUSA SuperNationals

Complete rental packages available for competition in the elite KZ2 class

Aug 25, 2016 Modena-KK1
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Modena Engines USA will be offering complete engine rental packages for the upcoming Superkarts! USA Supernationals 20. The event, which is just under two months away, takes place on a temporary course at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada and draws top drivers from around the globe. Modena will be offering rental packages for […]

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EKN One-on-One: Roger Ruthhart – Rock Island Grand Prix

22nd annual event set for Labor Day weekend as race continues to evolve with the sport

Aug 24, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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Each Labor Day weekend, the streets of Rock Island, Illinois are turned into a 6/10-mile race course attracting karters from coast-to-coast and select countries around the world to take part in what is currently the largest street race anywhere. The 22nd annual Rock Island Grand Prix is set for September 3-4 in the Quad Cities […]

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Aug 23, 2016 PRI2016
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Dozens of workshops, seminars, and special events have been confirmed and finalized for the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 8–10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. As the world’s premier event dedicated solely to the business of racing and all things motorsports, the PRI Show provides racing […]

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