Jun 02, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The much anticipated online registration process for WKA National events has taken its first step, beginning with the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals July 15-17 at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series. Customers can now log onto the WKA site and register online for their respective classes by clicking Racing Series, […]

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Jun 02, 2016 WKA Road Race logo
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When the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting enters the all new Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Virginia for their national event July 29-31, competitors will be witness to the culmination of years of planning, and months of construction. On several different occasions since January, WKA and WKC Officials have visited the multipurpose […]

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Jun 02, 2016 AKRA logo
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The first-ever AKRA / Vega USA American Sprint Cup Series “Northern Tour” event will take place this weekend – June 3-5 – at the historic Genesee Valley Kart Club in Avon, NY, a beautiful area of the country in western New York, just west of the Finger Lakes. The event is sponsored by Boon & […]

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Jun 02, 2016 So-Cal Oval Karters logo
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The So Cal Oval Karters head back to Wheel2Wheel Raceway on the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville this Saturday night, June 4th,  for a full program of dirt kart racing.   The Speedway Sprints and Wheel2Wheel Dirt Karts will also be in action on 1/8 of a mile banked High-Desert oval.  Spectator gate will open […]

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Jun 02, 2016 AMP_FP_19
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A record turnout headlined Round 2 of the 2016 AMP Kart Championship Series as over 75 racers filed their way into the paddock on Saturday, May 7th. Almost all classes felt the increase in numbers from Round 1. The competition on track increased as well, with many classes having victory settled in the final circuit […]

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Jun 02, 2016 IKF International Kart Federation logo
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The Board of Directors and members of the International Kart Federation send congratulations to Alexander Rossi for his win in the 2016 Indianapolis 500. This is Rossi’s rookie season in the Indy Car series and only his sixth race, after spending the last few years in Europe competing in open wheel racing including Formula One. […]

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Jun 02, 2016 Donny Lampman in Victory Lane
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Merrittville Speedway’s Kart Season concluded the month of May with three drivers winning their first St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Features of 2016. Taking his first checkered flag was Zach Trotter in the RCM Racing Equipment Junior 1 Division. Also visiting Victory Lane was current Van Raine Construction 4 Cylinder Saturday Night Rookie Austyn Werstroh. […]

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Jun 02, 2016 (Photo: kartpix.net)
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The first round of the new MSA British Kart Championships for non-gearbox promoted by Super One generated lots of interest for the new CIK OK classes.  There are three rounds, the first in Northamptonshire at Whilton Mill, the second at Shenington SuperPrix in July and the last at PF International in September, all to count […]

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Jun 02, 2016 Marco Zanchetta and Tommaso Mosca
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The two Maranello Kart’s drivers fielded in Sarno put in an exciting race, as Mosca ended Race-1 at the feet of the podium and Zanchetta was seventh, both being very quick in qualifying and heats. Both drivers had to retire from Race-2 instead, but their performance has been strong anyway. The European Championship KZ2 to […]

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Big Turnout for Route 66 Sprint Series Opener

Number of sweeps at New Castle Motorsports Park as 16th season of series opened in April

Jun 01, 2016 Kaden Wharff took home three wins on the weekend, including two in IAME Cadet (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66SprintSeries.com)
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The 2016 season for the Route 66 Sprint Series began over the April 22-24 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Roughly 340 entries traveled to New Castle, Indiana to take part in the nine categories offered for the 16th season of the program, traveling to five distinct facilities around the Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. It […]

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EKN One-on-One: Scott Sutton – Summit Motorsports Management

Rebirth of a karting facility at Centennial Airport in Denver

Jun 01, 2016 Anthony Sclafani (Director of Engineering), Kyle Cohrs (Director of Operations), Kristine Gahnstrom (Director of Human Resources), Scott Sutton (President & CEO), Greg Welch (Performance Division Manager), Allie Farner (Director of Events), Jaime Palmucci (Director of Marketing), Adam Schlosser (Director of Finance)
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There was a time in the mid-2000s when the state of Colorado was a model for regional karting in the United States.  A handful of tracks had banded together to promote the sport, run similar classes and co-promote the Colorado Sprint Championship that drew big numbers and created incredible excitement.  People were taking notice from […]

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Jun 01, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The Dirt Karting World, and racing in general, lost a huge asset to the sport this past week with the passing of Marc Chimento. Well known as the owner and operator of Amelia Motor Raceway in Virginia, Chimento passed away just after midnight of Memorial Day. His charismatic smile and high energy level, always elevated […]

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Rok Cup USA Epcot Challenge: July 14-17

Full package rental program available

Jun 01, 2016 Rok Cup USA logo
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ROK CUP USA is proud to present the second annual ‘Epcot Challenge’ race that will see young drivers from all over the world invited to participate. The purpose of this race is to create a welcome family ambiance at one of the most popular summer destinations in the world for all the young drivers. Families […]

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Jun 01, 2016 Kart Benik
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With an already outstanding driver lineup, Team BENIK only got stronger with their most recent edition. Debuting aboard a BENIK Kart and taking home the victory at the most recent ROK Cup Florida event at the Homestead Karting facility, Luca Mars has officially joined the Fort Lauderdale, Florida based squad and will compete in multiple […]

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Jun 01, 2016 Birel ART Junior logo
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In the second round of the Italian ACI Karting Championship in Sarno, Birel ART Junior finished in the top 10 in Race 1 and eleventh Race 2. Race 1 – Started from twelfth, Pietro Delli Guanti charged up to sixth in the early stages of the race. Due to a contact on lap 4, Pietro […]

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Jun 01, 2016 Australian Karting Association logo
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Karting in Australia will continue on its upward trajectory for at least another three years. A million-dollar financial turnaround, simplification of classes and rules, and a new championship focus are hallmarks of the first two years of management of Australian karting by the Australian Karting Association Ltd (Karting Australia (“KA”)). The next three years will […]

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Matt Jaskol: Watching Indianapolis 500 History from the Beginning to the End

A span of 16 years brings three people together in Victory Circle at Indy

May 31, 2016 The paths of Bryan Herta, Alexander Rossi and Matt Jaskol spans 16 years to the Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo: Matt Jaskol)
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The following are words directly from veteran karter and racer Matt Jaskol. The Las Vegas resident has been involved in the sport for over three decades, including a victory at the SKUSA SuperNationals in 1998. Jaskol was among the many drivers fighting their way up the motorsports ladder after a successful career in karting. Matt […]

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Eastern Canadian Karting Championship Video Gone Viral

Millions of views to watch Briggs & Stratton Junior driver Kelsey Hann ‘fly over’

May 31, 2016 ECKC-Kelsey Hann-Flying-Video
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Nearly each week, there is a video that pops up on social media, that nearly everyone in North America and around the world has viewed. For karting, this is typically a crash video, such as we saw with the latest videos released by Superkarts! USA, and those collected by random social media accounts. This particular […]

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May 31, 2016 Rok Cup USA logo
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As ROK CUP USA ventures to the Midwest for the first time, the series has decided to offer a complete engine rental program to help new interested drivers to take part of the championship races that will be held at Pitt Race July 1-3 and New Castle Motorsports Park August 26-28. This program will work […]

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May 31, 2016 Tri-C Karters logo
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The 2016 racing season is well under way and the Spring-like weather attracted even more drivers and spectators to the second round of the Tri-C Karters May event. With coffee and donuts in hand, drivers congregated to the grandstands for the morning drivers meeting.  A new addition to the paddock area this weekend was the […]

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