EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2015 24 Hours of America Post-Race

Racing for Tourettes driver scores Solo division victory, reaching 1505 laps for 767 miles

Feb 05, 2015 Trey Shannon excepting the winning trophy of the 24 Hours of America Solo category from Race Director TJ Halsema (left) and Endurance Karting owner Chris McCoy (right) (Photo: Perry Herndon)
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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Feb 05, 2015 Australian Karting Association logo
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Last November BRP-Rotax revealed the latest evolution of its Rotax 125cc engine – the Rotax EVO Series. The Rotax EVO Series engines incorporate ten evolutions/changes/improvements on the previous Rotax models currently used in competition both here in Australia and around the World. Throughout the past three months Karting Australia has had extensive discussions with International […]

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Operation Grassroots: KPX Karting Championship

New NorCal series launched to promote unity through Briggs competition

Feb 04, 2015 (Photo: MnM Photos)
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It’s often funny how exciting projects can emerge from the simplest of conversations.  This is certainly the case for the new KPX Karting Championship, which is a new series focused on the Briggs & Stratton four-cycle classes that will be run at four tracks in Northern California during the second half of the 2015 calendar […]

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ROTAX Winter Cup 2015 to be First Racing Appearance of evo Engine

Sixth edition to welcome over 100 Drivers from 25 Nations

Feb 04, 2015 Campillos
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Let’s go racing again! From 9th to 15th February 2015, the traditional ROTAX Winter Cup is ready to kick off the year’s first trial of strength. For the sixth time this prestigious karting event will welcome the international ROTAX scene on the Spanish karting track of Campillos near Malaga. The 1.588 metres long circuit with […]

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Feb 04, 2015 AKRA logo
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With a million dollar season payout up for grabs racers in the new eight race AKRA Unilli/Uniron Tires National Dirt Series competed in round 1Saturday January 31st at CrossRoads Motorplex in Jasper, FL. $32,000 was paid out that day. Charlotte, N.C. competitor Jesse Riggins ruled the day with a hat trick.  He started with a […]

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Feb 03, 2015 SKUSA SuperNats CBS Sports Network TorqueTV
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Superkarts! USA has announced the broadcast dates for the television coverage of the SuperNationals XVIII. Just prior to the November event in Las Vegas, SKUSA confirmed a deal with CBS Sports Network and Torque.TV to film the 18th edition of the SuperNationals, with a goal of extending the partnership into 2015 and beyond. From the […]

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Feb 03, 2015 Gabby Chaves
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2014 Indy Lights Champion Gabby Chaves will pilot the famed #98 for Bryan Herta Autosport w/ Curb-Agajanian in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. On the strength of four wins, including a win at the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Chaves earned last year’s Indy Lights Championship. Chaves joins the team for his rookie […]

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Feb 03, 2015 Jarred Campbell moves to Praga and the S1 Pro Stock Moto category for 2015
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Praga North America is excited to announce that driver Jarred Campbell has made the switch to the Praga brand for the 2015 race season. The 17 year-old California native is confirmed to race with the official team at the SKUSA Pro Tour series, and will also be competing in the California ProKart Challenge. “We’re very […]

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Feb 03, 2015 KSP_Academy-Trophy
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After an exciting 2014 season, the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy may well be sold out this year. Of the 51 places available, many have already been filled by the 35 nations that have entered so far. The only global competition of its kind, CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy has proved its worth by revealing talents who […]

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Feb 03, 2015 Josh Hart (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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Palmerston North karting international Josh Hart has made a winning return to the Logitech New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge at the opening round of the 2015 series at Rotorua over the weekend. In constantly changing weather and track conditions the 29-year-old now living and working back in New Zealand after six years overseas, qualified quickest […]

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Feb 03, 2015 ProKart Series KZ2 class winner at the opening round was Auckland's Graeme Smyth (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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KZ2 class kart ace Graeme Smyth’s golden run of recent form continued at the opening round of this year’s ProKart Series at Rotorua over the weekend. Smyth dominated the KZ2 class races at the recent City of Sails meeting in Auckland and after mastering the difficult wet/dry conditions at the KartSport Rotorua club’s The Rock […]

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EKN One-on-One: Glenn Biggs – Florida Pro Kart Series

Momentum rolling to second event for burgeoning winter program

Feb 03, 2015 Glenn Biggs
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If there is a flurry of kart racing activity these days, it can definitely be found in the state of Florida.  There is racing being held nearly every weekend right now, through to the end of March, as the Florida Winter Tour has two weekends booked each month to run their Rotax and Rok Cup […]

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Feb 02, 2015 Daytona KartWeek 2014-Keith Freber-Yamaha Laydown
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There is no other feeling, then going 100mph with your back parallel to the ground, one inch from the pavement with all that separates you is a thin piece of metal or fiberglass. Every year, road racers from all over the country travel to Daytona International Speedway between Christmas and New Year’s for the annual […]

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Feb 02, 2015 KF podium (Photo: Press.net Images)
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Short, tense as if drivers were taking part in a single round race instead of a two round race. The first act of the WSK Champions Cup finished today at the International Circuit La Conca, but teams and drivers are already looking forward to the second and decisive appointment scheduled for next weekend. Intense races, […]

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Feb 02, 2015 Badger Kart Club logo
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Badger Kart Club, America’s largest active Kart Club has recently voted in and approved 3 different Briggs & Stratton LO206 classes for the 2015 Bridgestone Championship series.  LO206 Sportsman, LO206 Junior and LO206 Senior classes will line up on the grid for their championship debut when the track hosts its first Bridgestone Championship point series […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Birel ART

New era in the sport begins in 2015 as one of the biggest brands merges with reputable operation

Feb 02, 2015 Showroom-Birel ART
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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Jan 31, 2015 Karol Basz (Photo: Press.net Images)
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The rain hit the first racing day of the WSK season-opener, The WSK Champions Cup. It never stopped raining during the 14 heats which took place today on the International Circuit la Conca. In kart racing, as well in car racing, rain is the unpredicatble element which can exalt the skill of the most talented […]

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Jan 31, 2015 2015 24 Hours of America - Trey Shannon - Pre Race
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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Jan 30, 2015 Tom Bale (Press.net Images)
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The first day of of the WSK Champions Cup was full of unexpected results at La Conca. On the circuit in Muro Leccese (Lecce, Italy), which is hosting the first out of two rounds of the kart racing series promoted by WSK Promotion, the qualifying session finished with lots of surprising performances. The first day […]

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Brueckner Leads Florida Winter Tour Junior Max Standings After Opening Weekend

Orsolon Racing driver earns third-straight podium trip with performance in Homestead

Jan 30, 2015 Brueckner joins his Orsolon Racing team, celebrating four podium finishes by their drivers, including Nick’s (Photo: Orsolon Racing)
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The month of January has been a successful one for rising American karting star Nick Brueckner. Beginning with victory at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas opener in Arizona, including a total of two podium finishes, the Texas driver traveled to the Sunshine State the following weekend to earn another podium result at the inaugural […]

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