Behind the Laptop: Out with the Old, In with the New

New EKN site only to get bigger and better, primed for a strong future

Oct 03, 2013 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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Welcome to my first column of the EKN V2.1 era. This is an exciting time to work for Howden Media Group and I can’t believe it’s October already. Each year goes by fast when you’re doing what you love, heading to the racetrack every other weekend. It’s been a wild few months since we launched […]

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Oct 02, 2013 CIK-FIA KFJ WC logo
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Engines shut off two weeks ago in Varennes after the World KZ and KZ2 Championships, but the CIK-FIA karting circus is ready for the next race. This time the venue of the event is in Italy: the Napoli International circuit in Sarno will host the first round of the World CIK FIA KF Junior Championship […]

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Driver News: Dylan Tavella Adds Streets of Lancaster Victory to His Resume

Cadet standout overcomes incident to claim main event win

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Looking for major events to fill his karting calendar, Tony Kart pilot Dylan Tavella would add the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix to his ‘must attend’ list for 2013. Competing in the TaG Cadet division against more than twenty other hungry competitors, Tavella would take weekend’s main event and stand atop the […]

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Oct 02, 2013 IAME International Final logo
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Pack your bags and prepare for Crepes, good food and hardcore racing! In no other regional race series will you be able to spend so little, travel so little and win so much. Four of SIMA’s local racers wrapped up this weekend in Sumas, WA with their ticket to Lyon, France. Italian Motors finished their […]

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Gold Cup to Close WKA National Season This Weekend at Kershaw

Brand-new Coyote, Margay, Razor chassis going to Pro Gas class champions

Oct 02, 2013 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The 2013 World Karting Association national season will close this weekend when the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series runs its “Carolina Clash” presented by Jammer Clutches & Performance North at CarolinaMotorsportsPark in Kershaw, S.C. The Carolina Clash, primed to be the biggest national of the 2013 Gold Cup Series, will decide national championships […]

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Lemke and Griffin Triple at Mid-State Route 66 Series Event

Vancil takes Ribtect Yamaha Shootout Cash

Oct 02, 2013 Ribtect Yamaha Senior Shootout top five, 4th - Collin Griffin, 2nd - Robby McQuinn,
1st - Justin Vancil, 3rd - Ben Hewitt, 5th - Eric Bartsch
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The Russell Karting Specialties/L & T Manufacturing Route 66 Sprint Series presented by Bridgestone/Margay and Grand Products held round five on September 21-22 at Mid-State Raceway located near Springfield, IL.  The event was sponsored by B & B Electric and was named the Loren Niehaus Memorial Event in honor of Loren Niehaus who was a […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Recognizes Inaugural Champions, Updates 2014 Schedule

Seven drivers earn titles following series finale early September

Oct 02, 2013 USPKS United States Pro Kart Series logo
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The inaugural season of the United States Pro Kart Series – presented by Bridgestone, FranklinKart.com, and L&T Manufacturing – came to a close on the September 6-8 weekend at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Following the final two rounds of racing around the challenging 0.82-mile course, seven drivers were crowned as the first ever USPKS […]

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Oct 01, 2013 Oliver Hodgson
(Photo: Chris Walker - kartpix.net)
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Congratulations to the 2013 champions – Sean Babington who has retained his senior Max title, Guan Yu Zhou who adds the UK National Junior Max title to his European one, Connor Hall and Kiern Jewiss in MiniMax and Honda Cadet respectively who put their titles out of reach at the previous round, and Oliver York […]

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The final national event of the 2013 World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C., marked a weekend of “firsts” for the David Malukas Racing team. The Mooresville event marked Malukas’s first WKA Man Cup weekend as a Junior driver. The HMD Trucking-sponsored team made the decision after round five in […]

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular, Joey Coulter will host a two-hour endurance karting race at GoPro Motorplex on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5:30-9 p.m. ET to raise money for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. With help from his NASCAR competitors in both the Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide Series, TV personalities and industry personnel, 22 […]

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Oct 01, 2013 FWT Florida Winter Tour 2014 logo
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Formula Kart Productions announced today the revised dates, venues and classes for the 16th annual Florida Winter Tour. The 2014 edition of the popular FWT kart racing program will see a continuation of familiar classes and formats, the addition of Briggs LO206 classes to the Formula Kart Racing program, and a return to the newly reconfigured […]

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Season Finale On Tap for Texas ProKart Challenge

Final two rounds set for NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans on October 4-6

Sep 30, 2013 The Texas ProKart Challenge will close out the 2013 season in fashion at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans (Photo: NOLAmotor.com)
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The exciting 2013 season for the Texas ProKart Challenge season – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys/Dallas Karting Complex – is set to close the curtain following the three-day event schedule for the NOLAMotorsportsPark in New Orleans. The October 4-6 weekend will host rounds nine and ten of the championship series, as the […]

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EKN Trackside: Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Sunday Report

Leesmann and Lerch defend victories, Cricca goes zero to hero in TaG

Sep 30, 2013 Defending race winner Fritz Leesmann held off the young Musgrave to conquer the S1 field (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The final day went into the books for the 2013 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix Sunday under bright sunny skies in the southern California city. Nearly 150 racers from coast to coast, throughout North America, took part in the fifth annual event that served as the finale weekend for the California ProKart Challenge in addition […]

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2013 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix

September 28-29, 2013: Lancaster, California

Sep 29, 2013 SOLGP Lancaster logo
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The fifth annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. On September 28-29, karts will be zooming down the Boulevard section of the Southern California city as the Superkarts! USA California ProKart Challenge closes out the 2013 season. The growing street race will welcome racers from all over the country, as competitors have another chance to prepare […]

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EKN Trackside: Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Saturday Report

McNeil tops S1 field as opening day of action pumps up Lancaster crowd

Sep 28, 2013 Jimmy McNeil scored the top spot in qualifying and heat race one in S1 Pro
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Nearly 150 drivers make up the field for the 2013 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, and all had the pleasure of trying to tame the wild beast that is the street race. Under perfect racing weather conditions, the Superkarts! USA California ProKart Challenge series finale kicked off in the southern California city, with the first […]

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EKN Trackside: Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Preview

Fifth annual event welcomes top drivers from western half of North America

Sep 28, 2013 Fritz Leesmann returns as the defending champ in S1 at the SOLGP (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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This weekend marks the fifth running of the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, held in the downtown district of the Southern California city. Roughly one hour north of downtown Los Angeles, over 100 karters from across North America will take part in what is also the final round of the California ProKart Challenge – the […]

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Sep 27, 2013 Night view of the Viva International Circuit in Sakhir Bahrain.
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Mission in Bahrain to give chase to the World KF and KFJ titles. While the circuit of Sarno (Italy) is getting ready to host the first round of the World KFJ Championship, the last event of preparation for the CIK-FIA World Championships, teams and drivers are committed to the organisation of the most demanding journey […]

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Industry Spotlight: New Aluminos Kart Gaining Momentum Off SKUSA SummerNationals Win

Kiwi Daniel Bray provided new ‘Aluminos’ chassis with victory lane visit in Grand Junction

Sep 27, 2013 The new Aluminos chassis has debuted with victories at the local level and national scene (Photo: Aluminos.com)
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If you were debuting a brand new kart at a national event, a chassis that had your own blood, sweat and tears poured into its development, and was adorned with your team name, you couldn’t ask for a better outcome than to score a dominating victory in one of the toughest classes out there, at […]

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SKUSA SummerNationals to Take On Streets of Modesto

New temp circuit to be constructed in Northern California city for August festival

Sep 27, 2013 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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As announced on Tuesday by the Modesto Bee newspaper, Superkarts! USA will be taking its growing Pro Tour to northern California in August of 2014 for the fifth running of the SummerNationals. The City of Modesto, which is located roughly an hour away from San Francisco Bay area, will welcome SKUSA racers and teams on […]

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It’s been an exciting, hectic and successful summer for Carter Williams and it won’t slow down in the first weekend of fall. The 15-year-old from Clovis, Calif., will be running for two championships in the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, the sixth and final event of the Superkarts! USA California ProKart Challenge, then fly Sunday […]

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