eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: January 2017 – Billy Cleavelin

Veteran racer doubles up at Challenge in bid to return to Rotax Grand Finals

Feb 07, 2017
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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 07, 2017
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The Ignite “Battle at the Brickyard” will drop the green flag at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 7-9 as part of the USAC’s premier karting event inside the speedway. Who hasn’t dreamed of turning laps at the Brickyard? This is your chance to etch your name amongst racing legends such as Mario Andretti, AJ […]

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Feb 07, 2017
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This past weekend was a busy one for vintage racers from coast to coast. On the west coast, the annual Riverside Vintage Kart Reunion took place for the 13th time at the Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, California. A number of vintage racers, former national champions and historic machines took to the famed circuit. On […]

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Team Koene USA Primed and Ready for Florida Winter Tour Round Two

Nine drivers set to attack the Palm Beach Karting facility

Feb 07, 2017
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After a triple win weekend at the Homestead Karting facility to close out the first rounds of the MAXSpeed Entertainment Florida Winter Tour, Team Koene USA is now focused on round two. Taking place over the next two weekends at Palm Beach Karting in Jupiter, Florida, Team Koene USA will enter nine drivers as they […]

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Feb 07, 2017
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The first round of the WSK Super Master Series in Adria has been spoiled by bad weather. Jorrit Pex ended on the podium of KZ on CRG-Tm. The other CRG drivers stopped by incidents instead. Team Gamoto centered a one-two-three in 60 Mini. The opener of the WSK Super Master Series at the Adria Karting […]

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Feb 06, 2017
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Stronger than the harsh weather condition: the 243 drivers of the WSK Super Master Series, at its season-opener round, defeated the incessant rain and brought home the first results for their standings. At the Adria Karting Raceway, international karting showed once again how spectacular and gripping its wet races can be. The second round at […]

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Feb 06, 2017
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With the end of the first event of the WSK Super Master Series, three weeks of intense work at the Adria Karting Raceway are coming to an end. The Birel ART Racing Team will be able to return to its base in Lissone to use all the data collected and prepare for the rest of […]

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Feb 06, 2017
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Birel ART teamed up with PSL Karting in February, 2015 and the roster has been unstoppable ever since, increasing sales and brand awareness in only a matter of 24 months. An aggressive move by the Italian chassis manufacturer, but one that proved to be a total success. As a result of this success, PSL has […]

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Feb 06, 2017
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Mike Nigh, President of the So Cal Oval Karters, is pleased to announce an addition to the club’s 10th anniversary season racing schedule.  The added date will be on Saturday, August 5 at the beautiful Grand Arena at Industry Hills.  The venue is home to Industry Speedway’s famous Wednesday night Speedway Motorcycle races throughout the […]

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EKN One-on-One: Mark Coats – USPKS / Route 66 Sprint Series

Longtime industry member and promoter discuss upcoming season and future of his two championship programs

Feb 06, 2017
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Kart racers in the area of the country just south and west of the Great Lakes enjoy many different options for club, regional and national racing, and at the core of these opportunities are the Route 66 Sprint Series and the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS).  Karting enthusiast and promoter Mark Coats is at […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment to Implement Engine Claim Rule for Promoted Events

Claim rule for Rotax Micro MAX, Mini MAX and Junior MAX

Feb 03, 2017
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In an effort to control overall costs and continue to grow the sport, MAXSpeed Entertainment will implement an engine claim rule for select classes commencing at the first US Open event in June. Looking to support budget-minded competitors, MAXSpeed Entertainment will move forward with the engine claim rule as they continue with their successful karting […]

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From the Tower: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

Same great racing and atmosphere to open up the 2017 season

Feb 03, 2017
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For the 10th time, the Challenge of the Americas opened up the karting season on the west coast, hosting their winter series opener at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The numbers and temperatures were a bit lower than what we are used to for the first of three events, however, the competition remains […]

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Nitro Kart Announces Scholarship Winner

Team reveals cadet driver for 2017 scholarship program

Feb 03, 2017
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Nitro Kart is excited to announce the cadet driver chosen for their 2017 scholarship program. With many talented cadet drivers eligible for the award, team owner Nick Tucker and a karting panel of experts within the industry have chosen Ashton Chilton as the inaugural winner. The scholarship includes kart, tent, transport, driver coaching, race suit, […]

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Feb 03, 2017
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After debuting last year, the Fikse Wheels Colorado Sprint Championship Presented by MaxOne Tires will return in 2017 with an exciting day and night race schedule and utilize the new MaxOne tires. “We are pleased to announce our series dates and more details on a few changes to the regional series for 2017,” explains Craig […]

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Superkarts! USA WinterNationals Set to Kickoff 2017 Pro Tour

Record numbers expected at inaugural event as SKUSA reshapes national series

Feb 02, 2017
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History will be made during the first weekend of March when Superkarts! USA hosts the inaugural running of the Pro Tour WinterNationals. The SKUSA Pro Tour has enjoyed an increasingly successful seven-year journey, growing and improving since its initial debut during the spring of 2010. The record growth and continued success of the championship series […]

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Feb 02, 2017
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This year once again, for the 25th year of the Offenbach show, the Sodikart stand reflected the dynamism of the world’s leading manufacturer. An unmissable beginning to the season for karting professionals, Offenbach has enabled Sodikart to showcase all of its products and services under the double sign of quality and innovation. Ideally located at […]

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Bell Racing USA Powers 2017 EKN Driver Rankings

Industry’s leading helmet manufacturer partners with EKN

Feb 02, 2017
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The driver rankings program has been part of Howden Media Group publications since the very beginning, dating back to the first issue of Shifter Kart Illustrated in 1999. In the early years, SKI focused on the different gearbox classes, and eventually narrowed its focus on the top categories. The magazine’s rebrand to Super Kart Illustrated […]

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California ProKart Challenge on Verge of 13th Season

Flagship Superkarts! USA regional program set to open 2017 at Buttonwillow

Feb 01, 2017
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Superkarts! USA has been busy preparing for 2017 since the success of the 20th SKUSA SuperNationals held the week prior to Thanksgiving in November. The month of December was spent closing out the Las Vegas spectacular and setting the stage for what will be another busy racing season in 2017. With no large events in […]

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Feb 01, 2017
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2016 was a fantastic year for Merlin driver Alex Bertagnoli as he captured both Junior championships (X30 and Yamaha) in the United States Pro Karting Series as well as the X30 Junior title in the Superkarts! USA Pro-Tour.  Bertagnoli’s success in 2016 gave Merlin chassis and Franklin Motorsports their second straight championships in both series […]

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Feb 01, 2017
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The turn of the calendar into February also signifies the cranking up of kart engines for the second event of the season for the WKA Winter Cup Series. Competitors wishing to take advantage of the Pre-Entry pricing for the series 2nd stop at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida have until Friday February 10. […]

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