eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – October 2013 – Oliver Askew

Senior rookie dominates main event at Rotax Pan-American Challenge

Nov 08, 2013 Oliver Askew drove to the Pan-American Challenge victory, adding to his Senior rookie resume
(Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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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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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Grand Final – Team USA Profile – DD2

Fantastic five ready for duty against tough competition in two-speed category

Nov 08, 2013 2013 Rotax Grand Finals Team USA logo
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eKartingNews.com, the official online media partner of the United States Rotax Max Challenge, is proud to present the profiles of each member of Team USA, set to represent the Red, White and Blue at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans on November 10-16. With the first ever ‘Olympics of Karting’ held on United States […]

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Morning Coffee: Thursday – November 7

Michael Valiante – A True Karting Success Story

Nov 07, 2013 (Photo: michaelvaliante.com)
Written by Rob Howden with 5 Comment

When I first heard the news a couple weeks ago that Michael Valiante had signed with Spirit of America Racing to drive their Daytona Prototype in the 2014 United SportsCar Championship, I could only smile.  I’ve known Michael for many years, watching him rise to the top of the karting world through the IKF Region […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Grand Final – Team USA Profile – Senior Max

Talented group of pilots primed for Rotax world championship

Nov 07, 2013 2013 Rotax Grand Finals Team USA logo
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eKartingNews.com, the official online media partner of the United States Rotax Max Challenge, is proud to present the profiles of each member of Team USA, set to represent the Red, White and Blue at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans on November 10-16. With the first ever ‘Olympics of Karting’ held on United States […]

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This Saturday, Nov. 9 will be a monumental day as Round 10 of the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge determines which drivers will be crowned our inaugural 2013 series champions later that night during a special Championship Banquet. 2013 Championship Banquet – GoPro Motorplex will host a special banquet for GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge competitors following […]

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The World Karting Association and the Tri-State Pro Series, arguably the country’s top Speedway Dirt series, are teaming for the 2013 version of the Daytona Dirt World Championships at the Daytona International Speedway Flat Track. The event – one of the most prestigious karting events of the year – will take place December 27-29. The […]

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Rok Cup USA Sets Dates for 2014 Program

World Champions Marco Ardigo and Flavio Camponese confirmed for opening round

Nov 07, 2013 Rok Cup USA logo
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In only its second year in the USA, Rok Cup announced dates for Rok Cup USA, offering six events in 2014.  After a successful initial season this year, introducing the world-renowned Vortex Rok Motors to the USA, which gained immediate acceptance by the karting public, Rok Cup USA continues its momentum with a foundation of […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – October 31

Pagano, Neri and Craig remain on standing podium heading into SuperNationals

Nov 06, 2013 EKN Driver Rankings logo
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Heading into the biggest race of the season, the highly-anticipated updated standings for the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings have been produced. With a much longer than anticipated gap between published rankings, things have changed throughout the 400+ positions, putting regional, national and international karters against one another – based solely on numbers. The top of […]

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Driver News: Devlin DeFrancesco Awarded Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Ticket

DFR driver will now compete as part of Team Canada

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In breaking news announced last week, DeFrancesco Racing (DFR) driver, Devlin DeFrancesco has been awarded a ticket to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) as part of Team Canada. After dominating the Canadian Karting Championships in August, DeFrancesco was the victim of controversy that would see him relegated to the 19th position after scoring […]

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The 10th Annual Robo-pong 200 at New Castle Motor Speedway featured the typical highs and lows associated with endurance racing for the Kartwerks Praga team. Indy Lights racer and Praga factory driver Matthew DiLeo along with Kartwerks pilot Andy Schlosser put in a solid effort with no on-track or pit mistakes on their way to […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Grand Final – Team USA Profile – DD2 Masters

Veteran heavy roster gives United States strong chance at world title

Nov 06, 2013 2013 Rotax Grand Finals Team USA logo
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eKartingNews.com, the official online media partner of the United States Rotax Max Challenge, is proud to present the profiles of each member of Team USA, set to represent the Red, White and Blue at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans on November 10-16. With the first ever ‘Olympics of Karting’ held on United States […]

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Successful 2013 Season Comes to an End for Los Angeles Karting Championship

Class champions crowned in front of record-high turnout of drivers and families

Nov 05, 2013 A year of huge numbers for the LAKC ended with 203 total entries, its highest turnout in 10 years (Photo: Joe Stalker - LAKC)
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The 2013 Los Angeles Karting Championship season came to an end with the final race of the year, taking place during the weekend of October 27 at CalSpeed Karting Complex. The series crowned its 2013 champions in front of a record setting crowd at the circuit located outside of the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, […]

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Industry News: Multiple Karting Champion Legree Motorsports Announces Anniversary Engine Program

Florida-based squad offering rebuild and dyno tune for only $500

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Highly-regarded karting engine builder Legree Motorsports is excited to announce a special engine rebuild and dyno tuning program as part of its 12th American Anniversary celebration. To honor 12 years of championship-winning success in North America and say thanks to its supporters, Legree Motorsports is offering its renowned Dynamometer Services at an incredible price. Using […]

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2013 Rotax Grand Finals

November 10-16, 2013: NOLA Motorsports Park - New Orleans, Louisiana

Nov 05, 2013 Rotax Grand Finals 2013 logo
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The 2013 edition of the Rotax Grand Finals is set for the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans on November 10-16. With the first ever ‘Olympics of Karting’ held on United States soil, the record high 23 drivers competing in the four categories for Team USA will have the entire country behind them as the […]

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Nov 05, 2013 2013 Rotax Grand Finals Team USA logo
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eKartingNews.com, the official online media partner of the United States Rotax Max Challenge, is proud to present the profiles of each member of Team USA, set to represent the Red, White and Blue at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans on November 10-16. With the first ever ‘Olympics of Karting’ held on United States […]

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FWT SAVINGS This year the FWT registration will feature several cost-saving options, including a $100 discount for registering for all-three event-weekends prior to December 31 and the option to purchase only one set of tires*. Bill Me Later  FWT is “THE Winter Place to Be”. But sometimes finding a way to participate after the holiday […]

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Nov 04, 2013 The KZ2 podium in Castelletto Di Branduzzo. Close to the winner Patrik Hajek (Center), are the second Davide Fore (Left) and Mirko Torsellini (press.net images)
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Great Finale on the 7 Laghi Circuit for the 8th WSK Season The WSK Final Cup has finished in the best way possible its 8th kart racing season on the 7 Laghi International Circuit of Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy). Today’s programme had on schedule the Prefinals and the Finals of the four categories: all the drivers aimed […]

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Nov 04, 2013 Paul Pittam leading Mason Barbera on his way to victory.
(AF Images/Budd)
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Local driver (One Tree Hill, SA) Paul Pittam has successfully defended his South Australian Karting Championship at the Southern Go-Kart Club’s Bolivar Raceway. Pittam, who has now amassed an impressive 12 state crowns, proved victorious in the Leopard Heavy category ahead of Bundaberg driver Mason Barbera. Barbera led the early running of the 21-lap final […]

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McLaughlin Motorsports and Victory Kart Set to Promote LO206 Program

Industry members combine to offer entry-level program at 2014 Florida Winter Tour

Nov 04, 2013 FWT LO206 Challenge
Written by David Cole with 4 Comment

Promoting the sport to the masses and helping bring new competitors into karting, a group of industry leaders have joined forces to support a cost friendly program. With the Briggs & Stratton LO206 program gaining popularity North of the border in Canada, it is now set to take on a whole new element in the […]

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Nov 03, 2013 Alessio Lorandi leading one of the heat races at 7 Laghi Crcuit
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WSK near the finishing line on the 7 Laghi Circuit In Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy), at the end of a day with plenty of races on schedule, the drivers taking part in the WSK Final Cup on the International Circuit 7 Laghi completed the qualifying phase. With 172 entrants, this is the closing event of […]

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