EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – PKRA Saturday Report

Brooks goes from zero to hero, Griffin defends home turf while Jones extends championship lead

Feb 27, 2016
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It was picture perfect day at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association for the third round of the Challenge of the Americas. The Glendale, Arizona area reached high temperatures in the 80s, with clear blue skies providing the backdrop for the seven categories competing to complete the first half of the championship fight. The racing was […]

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Feb 26, 2016
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2016 Challenge of the Americas weekend at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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Feb 26, 2016
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Two rounds of competition in Florida the past 2 months will culminate March 4-6 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, as WKA will crown 8 champions in the inaugural WKA Winter Cup. Of the many battles to be determined, the Briggs and Stratton LO206 Junior class is one of the best, with just 5 […]

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Feb 25, 2016
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In 2016, drivers are still likely to be confident in the Energy Corse team and the frame of the same name to start their conquest of international karting. The first results have been quick to arrive: podiums in the WSK Champions Cup at Adria and a win in the Winter Cup at Lonato! The Italian […]

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Feb 25, 2016
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During the classic grand opener of the international season, Sodi has demonstrated the potential of its standard chassis in KZ2. The fruit of the development work initiated in 2015, the French brand’s products have enabled both Sodi Racing Team drivers to fight for victory while many private customers were highlighted with formidable weapons. The 2016 […]

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Cook to Compete in Challenge of the Americas Event This Weekend

First event since November for talented female from Colorado

Feb 25, 2016
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Hitting the track for wheel-to-wheel competition for the first time in 2016, Sabré Cook will travel to Phoenix, Arizona for the second round of the 2016 Challenge of the Americas. Piloting a new blue Energy Kart, Cook will enter the Shifter Senior category as she aims for the top step of the podium to kick […]

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Energy Kart USA Bringing Five Drivers to Phoenix This Weekend

A strong squad looks for podiums and race wins in Arizona

Feb 25, 2016
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After having only a few select competitors at the first round of the 2016 Rotax Challenge of the Americas in Tucson, Arizona, Energy Kart USA will bring a talented five driver squad to Phoenix this coming weekend to challenge for race wins and podium results at the PKRA facility in Glendale, Arizona. Leading the charge […]

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Feb 25, 2016
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As competitors prepare for the 2nd round of the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, the sponsorship list continues to grow. Joining the list of sponsors, beginning at the March 11-13 event at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia is Fisher Racing Engines. Owned by Brian Fisher, a racer himself, Fisher Racing […]

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Feb 25, 2016
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Briggs & Stratton Racing and AKRA are pleased to announce a partnership in support of the new American Sprint Cup Series “Southern Tour” and “Northern Tour.” Starting at the March 18-20 American Sprint Cup season opener at Carolina Motorsports Park, a Briggs & Stratton Brute® B2000 Inverter (portable generator) will be raffled off to a […]

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California ProKart Challenge Readies for Another Record Breaking Weekend

Superkarts! USA flagship regional program heads to Willow Springs for second event of 2016

Feb 25, 2016
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It was a record breaking kick-off to the 2016 season for the California ProKart Challenge at the beginning of February. Nearly 200 drivers took part in the two-day event at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, California, opening up an exciting championship battle for the flagship Superkarts! USA regional program. Another great turnout is expected […]

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Feb 24, 2016
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The Challenge of the Americas is set for its second event of the season this weekend, scheduled for the PKRA facility in Glendale, Arizona. Be sure to catch all the action this weekend at ekartingnews.com/live. The series began in January, visiting the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Weather was perfect for racing, as the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview

Hot weekend of racing forecasted in the Copper State

Feb 24, 2016
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The 2016 Challenge of the Americas is set to continue this weekend as the series returns once again to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. A perfect weekend of racing opened up the season in Tucson at the end of January, and now with three weeks off, the drivers and teams are traveling […]

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Feb 24, 2016
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The traditional event of the Winter Cup, which was 21 years old this year on the new 1200 m track of South Garda Karting in Lonato (ITA), confirmed the interest in the new OK and OK-Junior categories which have recently made their debut. An ardent supporter, the Vice-President of the CIK-FIA Kees van de Grint […]

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Feb 24, 2016
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Earlier this month, Braden Eves, competing in his first full season as a senior driver, secured the event champion trophy at the World Karting Association Winter Cup in Jacksonville, Florida. The Gahanna, Ohio resident failed to set a fast time after mechanical troubles in qualifying but raced the heats well enough to start the feature […]

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Challenge of the Americas 2016: PKRA

February 26-28, 2016: Phoenix Kart Racing Association - Glendale, Arizona

Feb 23, 2016
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This weekend is the second stop of the 2016 Challenge of the Americas program, set for the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. Five Rotax Max Challenge categories and two shifterkart divisions are set to square off at the mid-way point of the championship chase, including three tickets for the Rotax Grand Finals […]

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Events and Series Confirmed for eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings

Program continues promotion of drivers within TaG and Stock Moto divisions

Feb 23, 2016
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One of the more popular and original editorial programs is the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings. The purpose is to provide and promote the best in the sport, currently competing in TaG (TaG) and Stock Moto categories across North America. EKN is happy to announce the events confirmed for the separate Driver Rankings for the 2016 season […]

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Feb 23, 2016
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Defending class title holders Daniel Connor and Ryan Urban have enjoyed the best possible start to their 2016 seasons, claiming wins on both days at the first double-header round of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge meeting in Palmerston North over the weekend. With each weekend hosting two points-carrying rounds, consistency and […]

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Feb 23, 2016
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PSL Karting was a force to be reckoned with during the 2nd round of the Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour, scoring a dominating victory in DD2 and remaining competitive in all of classes where PSL drivers entered. Oliver Askew commanded the DD2 field for the entirety of the weekend. Qualifying on pole position, sweeping every […]

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Feb 23, 2016
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Carolina Motorsports Park officials will offer open practice on Friday, March 18 as a part of the inaugural AKRA Vega Tire Road Race / American Sprint Cup doubleheader event March 18-20. CMP and AKRA officials will open the 2.3-mile road course for practice at 8AM and it will run throughout the day until 5PM, giving […]

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Feb 23, 2016
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Ricciardo Kart Racing’s Reece Sidebottom finished tenth at the 21st edition of the Winter Cup. From thirty-first position in the Pre-final, following some accidents that had an impact on the results of the heats, Sidebottom made up eight places on the opening lap. Thanks to a strong race pace, the Australian managed several overtakes, allowing […]

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