From the Tower: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014

Another stellar event to close out international Rotax season in North America

Oct 24, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.us)
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We spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, […]

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Harry Coulton Secures Podium Finish at Rotax Pan American Challenge

Mini Max rookie secures runner-up position at major international karting event

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Young rising karting star Harry Coulton finished runner-up in the Micro Max category at last year’s Rotax Pan American Challenge in New Orleans. This year, the Birel driver from Florida took on another strong international field at the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge, this time in the Mini Max division. Over the October […]

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Rok Cup USA Champion Gianluca Petecof debuts in Europe in Rok Cup International Final

11 years-old driver from São Paulo, Brazil, guaranteed a place in the World Final after winning the traditional championship in the United States and competes for the first time in Italy this weekend

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One of the main highlights of the Brazilian go-karting in recent seasons, the young Gianluca Petecof will make his debut in European competitions this weekend (October 22th to 25th), when dispute Rok Cup International Final at South Garda Karting, track located in Lonato, Italy — considered one of the meccas of karting in Europe. 11-years […]

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Always looking to support the karting industry as well as the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup program, Grand Products, importer of the Top Kart and Comer product lines, and Comer Spa will put a major effort behind a new WKA Rookie Comer class. With unprecedented weekend and championship awards, the new division will be […]

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Oct 23, 2014 Vortex Rok DVS Micro
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The Rok Cup International Final is the most prestigious event of the Vortex championship, taking place at the South Garda Karting facility in Lonato, Italy. At the end of the today’s schedule, the fastest world’s Rokkers, that is the daily pole position drivers, will be awarded; at the end the ceremony. During that time, the […]

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Oct 23, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Attention IAME Competitors, IAME USA East is pleased to announce that the World Karting Association has approved the change to move from the Tryton carburetor to the Tillotson HW-27A carburetor on the IAME X30 engine effective for Daytona this December. This will be a straight up exchange that will be completely “FREE OF CHARGE” for […]

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Oct 22, 2014 RaceCloud
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K1 RaceGear the leader in custom safety apparel has now expanded into the data acquisition market. RaceCloud and K1 RaceGear have come to an agreement that K1 RaceGear is the exclusive North American importer for Canada, Unites States, and Mexico. RaceCloud is a new high tech data acquisition system that includes live telemetry, similar to […]

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Qualified winners of the SIMA Road to the ROK series will be heading to Lonato, Italy on October 22 to participate in the Rok Cup International Final. Don Mcgregor, Remo Ruscitti, Jordan Redlin and Christian Potolicchio will be competing in the Super ROK class with Italian Motors USA. The Rok Cup International Final has proved […]

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EKN One-on-One: Robert Bujdoso – Checkered Motorsports

Young racer helping to guide growth of family-owned business

Oct 22, 2014 Checkered Motorsports' Robert Bujdoso (Photo: Iqbal Waryah)
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The PCR brand has a long history in the United States. For years, the marque was distributed and promoted by the historic Franklin Motorsports operation out of Wisconsin, with the Mayr family fully behind the program. After the company was sold in 2005, the brand slowly lost momentum before finding a new home with Checkered […]

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Rok Cup International Final – North and South Americans Head to South Garda

Over 300 racers from around the world to converge on famed Italian facility

Oct 21, 2014 Rok Cup International Final 2014 logo
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This coming weekend will see the 12th running of the annual Rok Cup International Final at the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato, Italy, which celebrates the Vortex engine program by welcoming racers from around the world to decide on the top ‘Rokkers’ drivers for 2014.  The event includes five different categories, filled with over […]

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Oct 21, 2014 The KZ2 podium (L-R) Lorenzo Camplese, Davide Forè and Daniel Bray
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Italian Superstar Davide Forè completed a perfect day at the Race of Stars, powered by the V8 Superfest on the Gold Coast on Saturday, being undefeated aboard his CRG. The five-time World Champion had fellow Italian, Lorenzo Camplese right with him for the early part of the final, Camplese firing his CRG into the lead […]

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Despite the latest misconception that our inventory level will quickly run out, sales will continue at both the Retail and Dealer levels. Both new and current customers will still be able to purchase in confidence with our 25 years of IAME brand expertise behind them and massive inventory.  All IAME and other parts are still […]

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Joseph Lamberth Consistently On Top

Young driver maintaining ranking at his local kart track

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Joseph Lamberth, Mini Max driver from Statesville, North Carolina out of CarolinaMotorsports Park (CMP) in Kershaw, South Carolina recently finished his Mini Max career on a high note on his Haase Bomber chassis. After three short years in karting, Lamberth has taken his serious attitude and determination, and made great strides with his driving. It […]

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Round Eight of the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge club series this Sunday, Oct. 26 will determine the 2014 class of champions. The champions in 13 different divisions will be crowned during our Championship Banquet Presented by KARTSALE at Team Penske headquarters immediately following the Round Eight, series finale racing action. GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge Round […]

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Team Birel USA pilot Gage Rodgers has been working hard in his first year as a Jr. Sportsman competitor. Rodgers committed to running the Great Lakes Sprint Series with races in Ohio, and Indiana.  Racing in 3 classes and a total of 17 events, Rodgers had 3 wins, 14 Podiums, and 7 Pole Position during […]

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Our last and longest rental kart team endurance race of the season, the 9-Hour, is on Nov. 15. We already have 6 entries of a possible 17 team spots. Don’t wait; pre-register your team today! Here are five great reasons why you should: 1.) FUN There is no better, more exciting team building or bonding […]

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Our drivers and teams have really brought some fantastic excitement this season 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 is off and everyone gets to relax with friends. With many years of experience at banquets and awards presentations we […]

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EKN Trackside: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014 – Sunday Report

Three countries take home tickets to Rotax Grand Finals, Versteeg becomes first secured to 2015 event

Oct 19, 2014 PanAm-Sun
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The final day of the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge made history once again, as the seven categories put on an amazing show around the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. A third straight day of picture perfect weather greeted ‘NASCAR Country’ as nearly 140 Rotaxians finished out the final major Rotax Max […]

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EKN Trackside: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014 – Saturday Report

Claman-Demelo and Cooper in position for victories, with Brueckner and Schiavo securing pole positions for Prefinals

Oct 18, 2014 PanAm-Sat
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Saturday at the Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge was about survival. Three rounds of heat races for all seven categories at the GoPro Motorplex took the drivers from qualifying to race mode, setting the stage for Championship Sunday. For some, it was maintaining their position through the day, while others hoped to recover from […]

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EKN Trackside: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014 – Friday Report

Roeper leads way in Senior, Gangi on top in Junior, Cooper triumphs through Super Pole

Oct 17, 2014 Ben Cooper overcame the underweight penalty in qualifying to reclaim top spot in DD2 Super Pole (Photo: Studio52.us)
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It was a picture perfect day at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina as the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge began. The first official on-track day took place Friday around the 7/10-mile course, including two practice sessions, the timed Qualifying round, and Super Pole for Micro, Mini, Junior, Senior and DD2. Today’s […]

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