Industry News: P1 Engines – SKUSA SuperNationals Review

P1 Engines sets the pace in Ta Senior grapping pole and off-pole for this year's event

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With a record setting season in 2013, California-based P1 Engines continued to flex their muscles in the biggest karting event in North America. Competing at the annual SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals in Las Vegas, Nevada, weather would play a major factor in the final results but P1 Engines power was once again prevalent at the […]

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Tillotson – a benchmark in racing carburetors for decades – announces the launch of two new carburetor models for Rotax racing engines. Designated theHM-2A and HX-10A, the new carburetors are not only easy to use but also offer substantially increased performance versus the standard Rotax carburetor. The HM-2A and HX-10A carburetors are the same in […]

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Russell Karting Specialties Gives Parolin First SuperNationals Victory

Parolin drivers Russell and Gafrarar land on TaG Master podium, Russian Isaakyan fast in S2 Stock Moto

Dec 04, 2013 Jim Russell Jr., Nerses Isaakyan, Marco Parolin, Caleb Gafrarar, Chuck Gafrarar and Brent Lyman enjoy the podium ceremonies at the SKUSA SuperNationals XVII 
(Photo: Parolin Racing)
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The Parolin chassis continued to add victories and podiums to its resume here in the United States under the guidance of the Russell Karting Specialties operation. The historic program based in Raymore, Missouri has shown the potential of the Italian manufactured brand over the last few years, with 2013 becoming one of its more successful […]

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Senior TaG classes in the Bridgestone / Mazda Manufacturers Cup Series – TaG Senior, Parilla Senior and TaG Masters – will move to the Bridgestone YLC tire in 2014, beginning with the December 27-30 Margay Sprint Championships at Daytona International Speedway. The WKA Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of this compound change during […]

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Dec 04, 2013 Australian Karting Association AKA logo
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The schedule for the 2014 CIK Stars of Karting Series has been confirmed with the ratification of the venues for Round Three and Four of the Championship. For the first time in the history of Australia’s elite Series, a round will be contested at the Hume International Raceway in Puckapunyal, Victoria where the Eastern Lions […]

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Behind the Laptop: History in the Making

Month of November provides memorable moments in American karting

Dec 04, 2013 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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For IndyCar, it’s the month of May in Indianapolis. In the NASCAR world, February is the month where all eyes are on Daytona. In our sport, this past November will be remembered as THE month of karting in the United States. Over the span of two weeks, America hosted two of the biggest and most […]

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Team PSL Karting Victorious at SKUSA SuperNationals

Karting powerhouse wins inaugural Rotax Junior final with Austria's Thomas Preining

Dec 03, 2013 Team PSL Karting fielded 28 drivers at the 2013 SuperNats and closed out their karting season with some excellent results
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Closing out the 2013 karting season at the biggest event in North America, Team PSL Karting would leave the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals with some stout results. Continually working to improve their race program and working with engine builder JVD Power’s Jacco Van Dijk, Team PSL Karting proved their prowess after scoring a huge victory […]

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Industry News: Top Kart USA – Job Openings

Growing company continues to add to team

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With the 2014-racing season just around the corner, one of the fastest growing karting companies in North America are adding to their already large staff. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Top Kart USA is looking to fill numerous positions including full time and weekend staffing. “Top Kart USA continues to grow,” explained Bill McLaughlin. “2013 was […]

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Industry News: Benik Kart Launched in North America

User friendly chassis set to make history in North American karting

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Successfully making their international debut at the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Benik Kart is set to take the North American karting community by storm. Developed and distributed by long time karting industry members Nick Mitchell and Ben Cruttenden, the Benik Kart will see a surge in participation at high profile events moving […]

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$60,000 Awarded at 2013 Route 66 Sprint Series Awards Banquet

Regional program hosted season-end ceremonies in Springfield, Illinois

Dec 03, 2013 Route 66 Series (1)
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Over 210 people attended the 2013 Route 66 Sprint Series awards banquet on the evening of November 16 where over $60,000 in awards and merchandise were handed out.  The banquet was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom in Springfield, IL.  Awards were presented to the class point champions from 14 classes with 126 positions […]

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3G Kart Racing’s Musser Earns Superkarts! USA Pro Tour Championship

S4 driver wins title with runner-up finish at SuperNationals, Boone ends season second in S2 while Bruckner lands on TaG Cadet podium

Dec 02, 2013 Garrett Boone, Jordon Musser and Nicholas Brueckner celebrate their achievements at the SuperNationals XVII podium ceremonies (Photo: Kevin Hill)
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The 3G Kart Racing operation, supported by Burger King®, completed the 2013 season at the prestigious Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVII in Las Vegas. The November 20-24 event outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino welcomed over 600 racers to the finale event for the 2013 SKUSA Pro Tour. It was a battle against fierce competition […]

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Dec 02, 2013 Comet Racing Engines logo
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It’s been a great season for Comet Racing Engines with multiple WKA Manufacturers Cup and USPKS national wins and championships this year as well as standing on the top step at the 2013 RoboPong 200 but the season wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Las Vegas for the SKUSA Super Nationals. Despite cold temperatures […]

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Brandon Lemke ends the 2013 racing season staking claim to 7 Championship titles – 4 of them in the WKA Manufacturer’s Cup National Series. The 01 Merlin driver left no doubt that he is the best Sportsman driver in the business and has all four national titles to prove it. For the first time in […]

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KartSport North America completed their SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals XVII campaign with an eventful day filled with success for many of their 23 drivers. However, it was Australian karters, Nicholas Rowe and David Sera who stole the show with their impressive 1-2 finish in the incredibly competitive TaG Senior division main event. Both drivers were piloting […]

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Race Report: Red Line Oil Karting Championship – Season Finale

Scott Ripslinger dominates the GoPro Feature Race at Red Line Oil Series Season Finale

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The 2013 racing season came to an end with a strong turnout of eighty four drivers and some exciting racing in several classes, especially in the Pro Stock Honda, Junior Rotax and Micro Max races.  The race day was the first day of Standard time, so a one heat format was used at this race […]

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Florida Pro Kart Series Launched for 2014

Keeping kart racing fun and unbiased

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Announced this past week over social media, the Florida Pro Kart Series (FPKS) is set to kick off in 2014. A three-race program sanction by the World Karting Association (WKA), the FPKS looks to add the fun back to regional level competition while taking an unbiased approach. Formed by Florida Winter Tour Chief Steward Glenn […]

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Racing Family – Change is Always Hard

Iowa karter Jeremiah Davis cherishes a reunion with his PKRA family

Dec 02, 2013 Jeremiah Davis competed at the recent 4-Cycle Super Showdown at PKRA in Arizona
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About a year and a half ago, I moved to Phoenix from Iowa, just out of school, and in a place where I knew exactly no one. After about a month in the city, bored out of my mind and missing racing – I had sold my dirt racing equipment before I left, thinking I […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – October 2013 – Aidan Keel

Florida driver races his way to Invitational event at Rotax Grand Finals in NOLA

Nov 29, 2013 Keel won his way into the Invitational event with a victory at the Pan-Am in Mini Max (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Thanks to the new partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United […]

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EKN Trackside: SKUSA SuperNationals XVII – Sunday Report

Wimsett bags $16,000 with S1 and title, Aussie Rowe steals TaG Senior win, Abbasse earns second in KZ2

Nov 24, 2013 SKUSA SuperNationals XVII logo
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After three straight days of cold temperatures and rain in Las Vegas, the sun that arrived on the scene for SuperSunday put some much-needed positive buzz in the SuperNationals paddock.  With 11 races on the docket for the day, the karting enthusiasts in attendance were treated to an incredible display of competition.  The glory of […]

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Nov 24, 2013 Alessio Lorandi was crowned the CIK-FIA KF Junior champion in Bahrain
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The new kart racing champions in Sakhir The results of the final round of the World CIK-FIA Championships for the KF and KFJ categories were absolutely unexpected. The race that awarded the world titles was hosted by the Bahrain International Karting Circuit: in KF the new World Champion is the English Tom Joyner (Zanardi-TM-Vega), while […]

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