Feb 03, 2015 ProKart Series KZ2 class winner at the opening round was Auckland's Graeme Smyth (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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KZ2 class kart ace Graeme Smyth’s golden run of recent form continued at the opening round of this year’s ProKart Series at Rotorua over the weekend. Smyth dominated the KZ2 class races at the recent City of Sails meeting in Auckland and after mastering the difficult wet/dry conditions at the KartSport Rotorua club’s The Rock […]

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EKN One-on-One: Glenn Biggs – Florida Pro Kart Series

Momentum rolling to second event for burgeoning winter program

Feb 03, 2015 Glenn Biggs
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If there is a flurry of kart racing activity these days, it can definitely be found in the state of Florida.  There is racing being held nearly every weekend right now, through to the end of March, as the Florida Winter Tour has two weekends booked each month to run their Rotax and Rok Cup […]

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Feb 02, 2015 Daytona KartWeek 2014-Keith Freber-Yamaha Laydown
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There is no other feeling, then going 100mph with your back parallel to the ground, one inch from the pavement with all that separates you is a thin piece of metal or fiberglass. Every year, road racers from all over the country travel to Daytona International Speedway between Christmas and New Year’s for the annual […]

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Feb 02, 2015 KF podium (Photo: Press.net Images)
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Short, tense as if drivers were taking part in a single round race instead of a two round race. The first act of the WSK Champions Cup finished today at the International Circuit La Conca, but teams and drivers are already looking forward to the second and decisive appointment scheduled for next weekend. Intense races, […]

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Badger Kart Club, America’s largest active Kart Club has recently voted in and approved 3 different Briggs & Stratton LO206 classes for the 2015 Bridgestone Championship series.  LO206 Sportsman, LO206 Junior and LO206 Senior classes will line up on the grid for their championship debut when the track hosts its first Bridgestone Championship point series […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Birel ART

New era in the sport begins in 2015 as one of the biggest brands merges with reputable operation

Feb 02, 2015 Showroom-Birel ART
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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Jan 31, 2015 Karol Basz (Photo: Press.net Images)
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The rain hit the first racing day of the WSK season-opener, The WSK Champions Cup. It never stopped raining during the 14 heats which took place today on the International Circuit la Conca. In kart racing, as well in car racing, rain is the unpredicatble element which can exalt the skill of the most talented […]

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Jan 31, 2015 2015 24 Hours of America - Trey Shannon - Pre Race
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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Jan 30, 2015 Tom Bale (Press.net Images)
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The first day of of the WSK Champions Cup was full of unexpected results at La Conca. On the circuit in Muro Leccese (Lecce, Italy), which is hosting the first out of two rounds of the kart racing series promoted by WSK Promotion, the qualifying session finished with lots of surprising performances. The first day […]

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Brueckner Leads Florida Winter Tour Junior Max Standings After Opening Weekend

Orsolon Racing driver earns third-straight podium trip with performance in Homestead

Jan 30, 2015 Brueckner joins his Orsolon Racing team, celebrating four podium finishes by their drivers, including Nick’s (Photo: Orsolon Racing)
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The month of January has been a successful one for rising American karting star Nick Brueckner. Beginning with victory at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas opener in Arizona, including a total of two podium finishes, the Texas driver traveled to the Sunshine State the following weekend to earn another podium result at the inaugural […]

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Rolison Performance Group Records Three Solid Weekends of Racing to Begin 2015

Leading North America karting race team travels to Rotax Challenge of the Americas and Florida Winter Tour in January

Jan 30, 2015 RPG driver roster expanded for the 2015 Florida Winter Tour, and has room to grow (Photo: RolisonPerformanceGroup.com)
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It was a busy start to the 2015 season for the Rolison Performance Group race team. Three straight weeks in January led to solid results by their drivers from the west coast to the east coast. The Oregon-based operation began the season with the opening rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program at […]

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Jan 30, 2015 60Mini_Prefinal
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The international karting season promoted by WSK Promotion is about to start with the WSK Champions Cup, scheduled for next weekend at the International Circuit La Conca in Muro Leccese (Lecce, Italy). This event represents a great achievement for WSK Promotion: it is, in fact, the opening event of the 10th year of activity of […]

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Jan 30, 2015 Jim Lipari, Patrick O’Neal, Brad Farmer and Sean Meier enjoy success at the Florida Pro Kart Series opener
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Several of our Coyote Motorsports racers took advantage of the new Florida Pro Kart Series season-opening event earlier this month at the Palm Beach Kart Center to compete in the growingly popular Briggs LO206 division, which continues to gain momentum in sprint-kart series around the United States. A strong field of 17 LO206 racers were […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2015 24 Hours of America Preview

Guinness World Record driver taking on two solo drivers, and 25 teams in endurance event at Daytona International Speedway

Jan 30, 2015 Racing for Tourettes logo
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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California ProKart Challenge Readies for 2015 Opener

Six-race program set to begin at Buttonwillow as drivers chase for part of the $75,000 in cash and prizes this season

Jan 29, 2015 Grids are expected to be full once again when the California ProKart Challenge begins the 2015 season in Buttonwillow (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The 2015 season is set to get underway for the Superkarts! USA organization, as the flagship regional program California ProKart Challenge is set to host its opening round of competition. Scheduled for February 6-7 at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park, SKUSA is expecting another large turnout for the season opener as the paddock is almost full […]

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Dylan Tavella Starts Off 2015 Florida Winter Tour Campaign on the Podium

Young driver to also be featured in new reality TV show

Jan 29, 2015 Dylan Tavella celebrates a second place podium result at the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour (Photo: DylanTavella.com)
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After a huge season in 2014, where up-and-coming driver Dylan Tavella earned two United States Pro Kart Series championships, his second consecutive US Rotax championship, and the Rotax Challenge of the Americas Mini MAX title, Tavella would be back in action the past two weekends to start his 2015 campaign. Taking to the Homestead Karting […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Merlin

‘Merlin Nation’ going strong into second decade in United States market

Jan 29, 2015 Showroom-Merlin
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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MAXSpeed Group Announces New Rotax 125 Max evo Engines Now in Stock

Next generation Rotax engine now available through authorized dealers

Jan 28, 2015 125 Rotax Max evo-logo
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After the debut of the next generation Rotax engine at the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain, US Rotax distributor MAXSpeed Group has received their first order of the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engines from BRP-Powertrain. “We have 200 total engines in stock, available immediately through our network of authorized dealers.  […]

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Jan 28, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Entering its fourth year of competition, the CIK Karting Academy Trophy has once again requested each country to submit their participant for the 2015 Competition Year, for drivers 13-15 years of age. As it has in past years, the World Karting Association, as affiliate karting member of the FIA-ACCUS has been placed in charge of […]

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24 Hours of America Welcomes Three Solo Drivers to Battle for Victory

Endurance Karting hosting 28 entries at Daytona International Speedway this weekend

Jan 28, 2015 24 Hours of America logo
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The United States is home to several high profile endurance races that racers from around the world want to win. The 12 Hours of Sebring, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and the 25 Hours of Thunderhill are all at the top of any endurance racers bucket list. Karting even has the RoboPong 200, which normally […]

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