Driver News: Matthew Latifi Sets Sights on Second National Title

Podium sweep of the Monaco of Trois Rivieres earned the reigning National Micro Max Champion more hardware and momentum heading into the Nationals

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Matthew Latifi, a member of the Sofina Foods Drivers’ Development Program and the Ferrolati Corse Karting Team moved himself closer to earning his second straight Eastern Canadian Karting Championship title as he battled back to take the Sunday feature win. The weekend saw the talented ten-year-old racer earn trips to the top step of the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 16, 2013

Leesmann remains as top driver, increases total in standings

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After two months, the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings is taking shape, putting the best drivers of the season up toward the top of the standings. A number of races took place in July, adding points to a number of drivers along the way. One consistent remains, Fritz Leesmann (CRG) at the top. The Californian continues to […]

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Comet Racing Engines traveled to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex for Round 5 of the 2013 WKA Manufacturers Cup. It was another successful event for the Comet Racing Engines team with 10 wins, 11 poles and numerous podium finishes. Yamaha Rookie Sportsman 1 and 2 – Jeremy Fairbairn earned a pole and two third place […]

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Team News: Top Kart USA Scores Eight Wins in WKA Manufacturers Cup Competition

39 podium results and an increase lead in Manufacturers Cup chase

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It was another dominating event for the Top Kart brand at this past weekend’s fifth round of the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup. Taking place at the Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Top Kart USA would close the weekend with eight more victories and an astounding 39 podium results to […]

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The GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge club racing series will return to GoPro Motorplex for Round Six this Sunday, Aug. 25. Important for competitors to note; Round Six will involve new Spec Fuel mandates for all classes and a new pre-registration process for the event through MotorsportReg.com. The GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge features club racing for […]

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Registration for the $12,000 purse Vega Thunder Road Nationals opened today. The Vega Thunder Road Nationals will be held at the world class karting facility at Atlanta Motorsports Park on October 4-6. Entries for all classes will be capped to give racers the best use of pit space and track time.  Three days of track […]

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Driver News: Devlin DeFrancesco Sets His Sights on Winning Another Canadian Championship

DFR pilot set to tackle the competition in his Rotax Junior rookie year at Goodwood Kartways

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Coming off a top-ten finish at the Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals, tri-citizen Devlin DeFrancesco will turn his focus north of the border this week as he takes on the Rotax Junior class at Goodwood Kartways in Stouffville, Ontario for the 2013 ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships. Looking to top the blocks […]

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Series News: Los Angeles Karting Championship Continues Title Chase

Series welcomed another solid turnout in seventh event of the season

Aug 19, 2013 Alejandro Fernandez picked up two victories on Sunday in LAKC action, winning in PRD Senior as well as TaG Senior (Photo: Joe Stalker - LAKC)
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Round seven of the 2013 Los Angeles Karting Championship took place during the August 11 weekend in Fontana, California. Karters and industry members throughout California and the Southwest made the trip through the gates of the Auto Club Speedway, as championship battles are beginning to narrow, and the heat is getting turned up on the […]

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Aug 19, 2013 Alex Tartaglia earned a total of five Rotax victories in the month of June (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
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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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As many members would recall, back in early 2012, the AKA embarked on a major initiative to consider future engines that would replace the KT100S and KT100J in the Clubman and National categories (future engine project 1) and the Comer and KT100J engines in the Cadet and Rookie categories (future engine project 2), all run […]

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Series News: Florida Karting Championship Series Looks Forward to Final Event of 2013

Competitors will travel to 103rd Street Motorsports Complex for final round

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After a season of highs and lows and some great racing action, the Florida Karting Championship Series (FKCS) will now head to the final round on their 2013 calendar. Taking place at the ultra fast 103rd Street Motorsports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida on the August 23-25 weekend, series competitors will have their final opportunities to […]

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Series News: Rok Cup USA Championship Weekend adds Live Coverage

Live video added to the usual timing and announcing coverage

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Rok Cup USA Officials announced today the addition of live video to its regular broadcasting of timing and announcer commentary, for this weekend’s Rok Cup USA Championship Event from Orlando Kart Center. With the expert assistance of Karting and Auto Racing Timing and Scoring, (KARTS), of Dayton, TN., Rok Cup USA has been broadcasting timing […]

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Driver News: Mazzaferro Moves to Second Place in ECKC Title Chase

Strong top five finish keeps rookie Junior Rotax driver in a position to take ECKC title heading into final round at Mont Tremblant Karting Centre

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Gianfranco Mazzaferro, a member of the Ferrolati Corse Karting Team, continued a torrid pace of karting around the globe, this time heading to the legendary street circuit of Trois Rivieres, Quebec, just a short drive from his home in Montreal. With the most recent round of the Rotax Euro Max Challenge under his belt and […]

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Aug 16, 2013 Australian Karting Association Ltd Chairman Mick Doohan has announced Kelvin O’Reilly as the governing body’s new Chief Executive Officer today.
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Australian Karting Association Ltd Chairman Mick Doohan has announced long-time Australian motorsport administrator Kelvin O’Reilly as the governing body’s new Chief Executive Officer today. Karting will be the fourth motorsport category for Mr O’Reilly who has held numerous roles within the sporting and corporate arena. His experience covers sporting, administration, technical process and control, governance, […]

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The MAXSpeed Group would like to announce to all Rotax members that online registration for this year’s Rotax Pan-American Challenge at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans is now up and running. The registration process is similar to the one used for the Grand Nationals. However, since this is an open internationals race, registrants will […]

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Beyond the Mic: On the Road

EKN’s newest staffer Tony LaPorta chronicles his Texas two-step

Aug 16, 2013 (Photo: Louis DePaemelaere - omhphotos.com)
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Although we haven’t yet made the formal announcement of his new position with EKN, we’re thrilled to have a new intern on our staff.  Tony LaPorta has worked diligently in Colorado, developing his announcing talents and supporting the state’s kart racing on many levels. As a Communication Major at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, […]

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Team News: Kartwerks – Great Lakes Sprint Series Report

Robert Noaker wins GLSS finale in Yamaha Rookie

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Robert Noaker’s persistence paid off as he bested a stout field of Yamaha Rookie competitors in the season finale of the Great Lakes Sprint Series atPittsburgh International Race Complex! After two days of running in the lead pack, Noaker entered the final lap in fourth place. He quickly drafted by for third entering Turn 1 and then […]

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This past Sunday, Matt Ostiguy, a PSL SoCal GATORZ sponsored driver competed in only his third race of the season in the TaG Senior class in the Los Angeles Karting Championship (LAKC) series at the CalSpeed Kart Track at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Matt started the practice sessions on Saturday morning with […]

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Driver News: Kingsley Cruises to Double Podiums at Monaco of Trois-Rivieres

Sophomore Junior Rotax racer leads ECKC title chase into the final round after strong showing at popular Quebec street race

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Jeff Kingsley, pilot of the Whitby Toyota TRD Tony Kart, was looking to bounce back in the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship (ECKC) standings following a strong showing at the Western Canadian Championships (WCC). The talented teen headed east to run the Monaco of Trois Rivieres with a title and a ticket squarely in focus. The […]

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Team News: Bobby Wilson and Jason Bell Confirmed Entries for SKUSA SuperNationals

Pair of drivers entered for TaG Masters class in Sin City

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With the prestigious SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals still three months away; excitement is mounting for the annual event. Taking place on the grounds of the RIO All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event is set to be the biggest in history as multiple classes were capped with registration number in the firs […]

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