eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – January 2016 – Alex Bertagnoli

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver begins sophomore season strong at WKA Daytona KartWeek

Feb 11, 2016 Alex Bertagnoli opened up the 2016 season with two wins at the WKA Daytona KartWeek (Photo: EKN)
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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Feb 10, 2016 Parolin-Camplese
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At the first competition of the year, the Parolin Racing Kart team recorded good performances in KZ2 with Lorenzo Camplese, in line with its title of CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Champion won last December in Macau. The 2016 season has started strongly for the Venetian brand as his driver took pole position in Qualifying and took a […]

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Superkarts! USA Releases Updates Regarding Pro Tour SpringNationals

Track configuration still to be determined, while optional Thursday practice added

Feb 10, 2016 Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona will host the 2016 Superkarts! USA SpringNationals on April 29-May 1 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The Superkarts! USA staff could not have asked for a better launch to the 2016 season than what they received this past weekend when over 200 drivers invaded Buttonwillow Raceway Park for the opening round of the California ProKart Challenge. The evolution to the X30 powerplant is complete, and the IAME fields were strong with […]

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Feb 10, 2016 EKNTV-Eves-Jacksonvillle-WKA Winter Cup
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The inaugural World Karting Association completed its second stop this past weekend at the famed 103rd Street Sport Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. This unique facility is a part of karting history, hosting the only CIK-FIA World Karting Championship on US soil back in 1986. The 1,000-foot straight away is among the longest in the country […]

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Feb 10, 2016 BirelART logo
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At the first meeting of the season, Birel ART Racing proved its competitiveness by being a front runner in all classes. There was a great debut with the team for Martijn van Leeuwen in the OK class. Starting from halfway down the grid in both races on Saturday, due to a technical problem in qualifying, […]

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Feb 10, 2016 AKRA logo
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Competitors now have less than two weeks before the first level of registration pricing ends for the March 18-20 American Sprint Cup Series Southern Tour opener at Carolina Motorsports Park. Click here to download the entry blank. Click here to pre-register online. A number of competitors have already taken advantage of the early level pre-entry […]

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Feb 10, 2016 KSP_336_2098
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From 4th to 7th February 2016 at the Adria Raceway Karting (ITA), the WSK Champions Cup hosted the first international Competition of the new OK and OK-Junior categories on the circuit that will host a European Championship Competition in June. Satisfaction was in good supply when the time to sum up arrived. The first positive […]

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Feb 10, 2016 Clone winners
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FastKidz Racing, a family of racers was established in 2012 back in Yucaipa, CA.  Mikaela McGuire at the age of 11 wanted to express her racing genes and follow in her father’s footsteps.  Mikaela’s father Mark McGuire Sr., a long time asphalt circle track stock car driver decided to hang up his racing hat and […]

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Feb 10, 2016 WKA Winter Cup logo
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The second round of the inaugural WKA Winter Cup Program could not have been labeled more precisely, as bone chilling temperatures, accompanied by occasional rain, challenged the efforts of driver and crew all weekend at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. However, the end result was a success witnessed by the large crowd of […]

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Feb 09, 2016 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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Listening to their customers and understanding the concerns of the Mojo D1 tire compound, MAXSpeed Group has elected to make the switch to the Mojo D2 tire for the Rotax Junior class beginning at the first round of the Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels series in late April. The switch in tire […]

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Feb 09, 2016 Ricciardo Kart logo
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Ricciardo Kart Racing and Kiern Jewiss win WSK Champions Cup in the OKJ class. On his debut in the Junior class and on a wet track, Kiern Jewiss delivered a perfect drive in the final: from tenth place on the grid, Kiern was immediately up amongst the leaders. Some quick laps and an overtaking masterpiece […]

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Feb 09, 2016 Formula Kart Stars logo
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Formula Kart Stars, the only karting championship supported by Formula One Management and Formula 1 Teams can confirm the signing of a 5 year franchise deal with Jiuxin Events. The 5 year deal, which includes the building of a karting circuit and facility for FKS Asia, was completed at a recent visit to Jiuxin Events […]

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200 Drivers Kick Off California ProKart Challenge

Record turnout in Buttonwillow for Superkarts! USA flagship regional program

Feb 09, 2016 Billy Musgrave returned to the top step of the S1 Pro podium (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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A record-breaking event to open up the 12th season of the California ProKart Challenge took place on February 5-6 at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Two hundred drivers gathered at the Buttonwillow, California facility to open up the six-round championship chase for the Superkarts! USA regional event, matching up the best drivers along the western half […]

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American Sargeant Wins OK Debut at WSK Champions Cup

Paybacks and new talents at the WSK Champions Cup

Feb 08, 2016 (Photo: Press.net Images)
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The WSK Champions Cup won its personal duel with the bad weather and the rain. The heated finale of the event was followed by a huge attendance hosted by the Adria Karting Raceway. Paolo De Conto beats all in KZ2 The Italian Paolo De Conto (CRG-Maxter-Vega) was simply irresistible: he pursued the leader of the […]

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Feb 08, 2016 De Conto
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De Conto on CRG-Maxter won a spectacular Final in Adria’s first international round of KZ. Positive performances put in by all CRG drivers. Good race for Pex, fourth. Great Camponeschi and Tonteri in OK. A technical problem slowed down Tiene instead. Lloveras had to retire. Joyner handed a 10s penalty, similar fate to Hauger in […]

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Feb 08, 2016 Leigh Nicolaou crossing the line for victory in Dubbo (Pic: Coopers Photography)
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Shamick Racing’s Leigh Nicolaou was the story of the weekend’s opening round of the Australian Kart Championship, presented by Jayco and Castrol EDGE staging a last to first blitzkrieg around the Dubbo Karting Circuit. Difficulty during the heat racing forced the Victorian from the rear of grid of the final and within the first couple […]

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NF Sports Wins Again at the Florida Winter Tour

With six drivers racing with the team at the "Rok Cup", Brazilian De Lucca is P1 in one of its Heats

Feb 08, 2016 NF Racing
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The 2016 season started as intense as it had finished last year for NF Sports. The Brazilian/ North American based team was once again a protagonist, this time at the Florida Winter Tour, at Homestead. In total, more than one hundred and seventy drivers were registered for the “Rok Cup”. Equipped with the Italian-Canadian chassis […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Confirms Plans for 2016

Series prepares for a four weekend championship with IAME and Yamaha categories

Feb 08, 2016 USPKS logo
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Now entering its fourth season, the United States Pro Kart Series is gearing up for another year of growth and exciting racing. Series promoter Mark Coats created the program at the end of 2012, focused on providing an elite series that was focused on what the racers wanted, and to bring together the best racers […]

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IKF Announces Adding Briggs & Stratton LO206 Classes to National Sprint Class Lineup

Clubs and Promoters can now instantly add these classes to their programs

Feb 05, 2016 IKF International Kart Federation logo
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The Board of Directors of the International Kart Federation is pleased to announce adding a complete class structure of Briggs & Stratton LO206 classes to the 4 Cycle Sprint National class list.  Recognizing the rapid growth and demand for this engine package and the grassroots efforts to expand kart racing, IKF moves to support these […]

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From the Tower: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson

Ninth season of premier west coast winter series opens up with another successful weekend

Feb 05, 2016 From the Tower-COTA-Tucson
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We spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those that […]

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