Aug 07, 2014 WKA New Castle Manufacturers Cup
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The fourth round of the 2014 WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is set for this weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana, a venue very familiar to Man Cup racers over the last decade. While the venue is a consistent one for WKA’s national 2-cycle sprint series, the course layout […]

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Checkered Motorsports will journey to New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana for the fourth round of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series. Checkered Motorsports will field three drivers, all of whom collected hardware at the third round in North Liberty, Indiana. John Paul Southern Jr. will look to continue his domination in the series, after winning […]

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Benik Kart Finds Success at Multiple Events on Both Coasts

Lance Fenderson and Lachlan DeFrancesco bring home top finishes for BENIK

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  After a successful Cold Stone US Grand Nationals, BENIK Kart moved on to race in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) before travelling west to Modesto, California for the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SummerNationals. Continuing to prove themselves as a top power in the karting industry, even after only a short […]

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The August 10th Red Line Oil Series race will have a couple of special features. The first will be the GoPro featured class of the Zero Motorsports EVO Electric karts. This is the second year that this class has been part of the RLOKC and is now up to five karts. The second special feature […]

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Over the last few years Route 66 has turned into one of the most competitive regional series in the Midwest. With that being said, Innovative Performance has been attacking that series vigorously to turn some heads. Innovative Performance is a fairly new company that was established in 2011that sells Tony Karts / Parts, provides 2-Cycle […]

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From the Tower: United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh

Challenging weekend for competitors at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Aug 07, 2014 USPKS-Pitt-Friday-Tower
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With the entire day spent up in the tower, watching every on-track session to provide the EKN Trackside Live program, not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that developed over a race weekend, those […]

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Special LO206 Shootout Race Slated for Saturday Night at WKA Gold Cup in South Bend

Race to Pay $600 purse and two cases of Briggs AMSOil 4T

Aug 06, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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A special Senior LO206 Shootout race has been added to the weekend schedule at the August 15-17 Van-K Wheels / MGM Chassis Gold Cup Nationals at Michiana Raceway Park near South Bend, Indiana. The race will take place Saturday, August 16, after the national points class feature races have concluded. The LO206 Shootout will pay […]

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Four Wins for Top Kart USA in USPKS Competition

Top Kart drivers at the front in TaG, Yamaha and Rok classes throughout the weekend

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  With a short trip to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace) in Wampum, Pennsylvania, Top Kart USA would enter a handful of drivers in the fifth and sixth rounds of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS). With already a stout resume with their 2014 results, the Indianapolis based team would add more victories […]

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Red Line Oil Karting Championship – Round Five Report

Elliott Takes Senior Rotax GoPro Feature Race

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Even with the Rotax Nationals just around the corner, a strong group of drivers turned up at Race #5 of the Red Line Oil Karting Championships. The Pro Stock Honda class was the largest class of the event with 14 karts and they were able to stretch out their legs on the long straightaway National track […]

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This weekend marks rounds 2 and 3 of the 206 Cup series sponsored by Briggs 4T Racing Oil. Round 1 in Road America’s Blaine’s Farm and Fleet Motorplex saw nearly 40 competitors over only 3 classes and some extremely good racing. Being a 2 day event this weekend, series organizers Steve Vermeer and Greg Jasperson […]

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Aug 06, 2014 Race of Stars
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Two of the World’s best kart racers have been confirmed as a part of the line-up for the 2014 Race of Stars powered by the V8 Superfest on the Gold Coast this October. Former CIK-FIA European KZ2 Champion Simas Juodvirsis and 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final Winner Juan Manuel Correa will line up at […]

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PRD-USA and Vega-USA have announced a date change for the PRD Pan-Am Crown of Karting event.  Due to unforeseen circumstances the promoters of the PRD Pan-Am Crown are forced to change the original October 2014 date to summer of 2015. The new date for the race is over the 4th of July holiday weekend: July […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Lennox continues S1 streak while TaG Senior rookie Rocha triumphs in front of home crowd in Modesto

Aug 04, 2014 SummerNats-Sun
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The final day of the Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix closed out Sunday evening, ending the 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals. After a long and grueling day to complete the Round Three action Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday, the SKUSA crew and City of Modesto volunteers came back to keep […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

Lennox and Zeen bag victories after grueling long day at Modesto Grand Prix

Aug 03, 2014 SummerNats-Sat
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The inaugural race day of the Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix can be characterized as long. The racing on-track for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals was amazing, as the northern California city was turned into a Long Beach Grand Prix-type atmosphere, with hundreds of spectators all along the fences around the 8/10-mile course. […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Inaugural Modesto Grand Prix hosts record number of SKUSA competitors

Aug 01, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the inaugural Modesto Grand Prix. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage of the […]

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Florida Pro Kart Series to Start Winter Series in 2015

Industry support from Bridgestone, IAME USA East and more

Aug 01, 2014 Florida Pro Kart Series logo
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With a very successful 2014 still underway, the Florida Pro Kart Series (FPKS) is already working towards the 2015 season. The Series is pleased to announce their winter program for 2015. Dubbed the Florida Pro Kart Winter Series and with support from Bridgestone, IAME East and more, a three race winter series is now set […]

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Phil Giebler Racing has entered a robust lineup of 14 drivers that includes Connor Wagner, Ethan Wilson, Carter Williams, Dustin Stross and Myles Farhan in the inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix, the third and fourth rounds of the SuperKarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals being run through the downtown streets Friday through Sunday. “The […]

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Morning Coffee: Friday – August 1

Respecting the Streets…and the Sport

Aug 01, 2014 Morning Coffee-Modesto
Written by Rob Howden with 6 Comment

I’m a big fan of Thursdays.  For more than half the year, it’s the day that I head back to the airport for the next event, and I’m always charged up to drop the hammer and get back at it.  On this particular Thursday, I’m even more energetic knowing that I’m on my way to […]

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2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour – SummerNationals

August 1-3, 2014: Modesto Grand Prix - Modesto, California

Jul 31, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
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This weekend will see history be made in the sport of karting. The inaugural Modesto Grand Prix is set to host the 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals event. The Northern California city is rolling out the red carpet for over 240 karters from across the country and around the globe, competing in four TaG […]

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Jul 31, 2014 Los Angeles Karting Championship LAKC logo
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Round Six of the Los Angeles Karting Championship took place this past weekend (July 27) at the CalSpeed Karting Complex in Fontana, California. The championship chases have been defined with the series now past the halfway point of the 2014 season, and the pressure is beginning to build with the end nearing. Exciting action was […]

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