So-Cal Rotax Challenge to Make History This Weekend

New era in United States Rotax Max Challenge racing begins in Southern California

Mar 07, 2014 So-Cal Rotax Challenge
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Racers have a chance to be part of history this weekend as the inaugural So-Cal Rotax Challenge event will take place at the CalSpeedKartingCenter in Fontana, California. The March 9 event will serve as the opening round of the eight-race championship series, with is an official United States Rotax Max Challenge program for 2014 and […]

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Mar 07, 2014 Comet Kart Sales site
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Backed by decades of racing experience and service to the karting industry, Comet Kart Sales launched its newly redesigned website at cometkartsales.com. The website provides an enhanced full-service shopping experience while maintaining the personal touch for which Comet has been known since 1959. Created by motorsports focused web development company, RACERSITES, the new site features […]

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Morning Tims v1.2 – Karting IS a Family Sport

Karting's real value is the one-on-one interaction between parent and child

Mar 07, 2014 Scott and his son Keidon Fletcher enjoy their Saturday's at the Waterloo Regional Kart Club. Daughter Martie now races as well, and awesome mom Kimm regularly makes it a full Fletcher family outing
(Photo: Dave Franks)
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The following column is courtesy of eKartingNews.ca Back in February, I had a great conversation with a karting father, talking about the sport, the rising costs of engines, the premium prices being asked for ‘special motors’, and the concept of paid ‘tuners’. As I’m sure you can guess, our talk didn’t have an overly positive […]

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McKinney Climbs His Way to Podium in Phoenix

Rookie, Jim McKinney, snatches first podium in the Senior Max class in Phoenix

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The February 21-23 weekend marked the second installment of the 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas series, as well as McKinney’s second race weekend in the senior max class. McKinney shocked all by entering Tucson with a last-minute chassis change; going from the KGB he raced all last year and won his 2012 S5 SKUSA […]

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Round #1 of the 2014 Formula 100 Karting Series is closing in fast! On March 22nd, 2014, The Formula 100 Karting Series takes to the track at Grange Motor Circuit. The beautiful high desert racing facility has been home to many memorable F100 events through the years, and it is the perfect place to open […]

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Race Monitor: Two Friends Revolutionize How We Enjoy Racing

Colorado team develops ground-breaking timing and scoring app

Mar 07, 2014 Race Monitor - Mike Mark
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Born of necessity?…Perhaps. The perfect marriage of two skills sets?…Possibly. In reality, it came down to two friends just trying to better the sport that they love and the community inside of it. Mike Weatherman and Mark Lubischer are the partnership behind what is easily the most iconic smart phone application that has been designed […]

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Two Wins and Multiple Podiums for P1 Engines Over Busy Karting Weekend

ProKart Challenge California and Texas Lone Star Grand Prix

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P1 Engines continues to march through 2014 claiming race wins, pole positions and podium results along the way. Taking part in both the ProKart Challenge California program and the annual Texas Lone Star Grand Prix, the California-based engine builder racked up two main event victories and countless podiums this past weekend. “After the first round […]

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Industry News: Hegar Manufacturing Offering Quick Start for Honda CR125 Engines

New device eliminates the need to push start your shifterkart

Mar 06, 2014 Hegar Quick Start-zoom
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Hegar Manufacturing is a renowned name in the karting industry, having produced a number of innovative karting items over the last many years, and they continue to support events across the country. The shop’s latest creation is unique for shifterkart owners – the Hegar Quick Start. For racers who utilize a 1999 Honda CR125 bottom-end, […]

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Mar 06, 2014 PR-FernandezFeatured
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After two successful years in karting, Colombian native Alejandro Fernandez will take the next step in his racing career in 2014. He will move up to the GRC Lites class of Red Bull Global Rallycross, driving the #126 GRC Lites car for Olsbergs MSE. “I’m extremely excited to compete in the Lites series because of […]

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Mar 06, 2014 Tyler Sandmeyer (MGM) and Sean Meier will be two of the key players in senior competition this weekend at Jacksonville (KRAPP Photo)
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The RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series is set to kick off its 2014 campaign this weekend with the Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals at the popular 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. The four-race 4-cycle sprint series – which will also visit Camden, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Kershaw, S.C., this season – opens […]

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Wet Weather Hits California ProKart Challenge in Willow Springs

Defending Pro champions Musgrave and Craig return to winning ways for Round 2

Mar 05, 2014 2013 S1 champion Billy Musgrave swept the action at Willow Springs (Photo: dromophoto.com)
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Drivers and teams were tested to their fullest this past weekend at Willow Springs International Raceway, contesting the second round of the California ProKart Challenge. The Rosamond area, along with the rest of California, welcomed some much-needed rain following months of zero precipitation. The rain, however, was inconsistent, leaving racers and teams scrambling for much […]

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March 30 will see the new season get underway with a large entry expected. With the Challenge of the Americas” series returning to Sonoma a week after the RLOKC event you can expect this race to be attended not only by our talented local races but also Rotax racers from around the country. The race […]

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Benik Kart Adds New Driver Before Busy Three Week Schedule

Drivers will see action in ROK Cup USA and Florida Winter Tour programs

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Entering a busy three week schedule, BENIK Kart continues to grow and gain momentum towards the remainder of the 2014 season. Adding a new driver and series to their program, company officials Nick Mitchell and Ben Cruttenden are pleased to welcome David Morales to the squad as they enter both the ROK Cup USA and […]

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This weekend’s Ionic Edge Chassis RLV Gold Cup Nationals at the 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Fla., not only boasts over $3,000 in cash prizes to senior classes, but some terrific product awards, as well. Sportsman Pro Gas “Up and Comer” Award Loyal Gold Cup sponsor Baker Racing Engines has posted a new DeWalt […]

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Rotax Summer Shootout Details Announced

Online registration now open

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Looking forward on the Rotax karting calendar, Miller Motorsports Park and MAXSpeed Group have begun to finalize plans for the 2014 Rotax Summer Shootout. Dubbed as the final unofficial test before the annual Rotax MAX Challenge United States Grand Nationals, the Shootout will take place three weeks prior to the annual Grand National event over […]

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Adams Motorsports Park to Host IKF Region 7 Event Next Weekend

Opening round set to kick off 2014 season

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The 2014 International Kart Federation (IKF) Region 7 program is set to kick off next weekend in Riverside, California. Taking place at the AdamsMotorsportsPark over the March 8-9 weekend, the first event of the IKF karting season will be the springboard into what is sure to be a successful season in the western half of […]

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With 20 years of Kart Racing at Merrittville Speedway celebrated in 2013 – more and more Saturday Night Stars can say that they got their starts in karting. Tuesday Nights at Merrittville are reserved for the Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series and while returning drivers are preparing for the start of the Thorold facility’s 21st […]

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Mar 03, 2014 Ben Hanley (Photo: Press.net Images)
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A spring-like sun has been shining all day long on the International Circuit La Conca, where the first round of the WSK Champions Cup of karting has just finished. The stand of the Italian facility was overcrowded with spectators who were able to enjoy a series of thrilling races. Mechanics and technicians of the teams […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Lane Goes ‘Wild’ in Lockhart

Racers overcome weather to shine on final day of Grand Prix

Mar 02, 2014 Josh Lane drove his DR Kart to victory in the headline Stock Honda Light category (Photo: Shofner Films)
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Long-range weather forecasts for this year’s Lone Star Grand Prix gave us all the chance for optimism.  Coming into the event, temperatures soothing to those from the northern states were predicted for the entire weekend, although rain was a low-percentage possibility for Sunday.  After a warm day on Saturday, the worst possible option rolled in, […]

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Mar 02, 2014 Karol Basz (Photo: Press.net Images)
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WSK drivers had the upper hand over the bad weather. Today’s schedule was tight and the heats took place under different weather conditions. The 183 drivers had to cope with a sudden  climate chance over the 1,250 meters of the International Circuit La Conca, after yesterday’s rather warm temperature. Lower temperature and showers during the […]

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