Paddock Insider: 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge – Friday

A daily look into the action as it happens at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans

Oct 11, 2013 Rotax Pan American Logo
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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 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Pan-American Challenge – Preview

International shoot-out for final Rotax Grand Finals tickets set for NOLA Motorsports Park

Oct 10, 2013 Rotax Pan American Challenge logo
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This weekend marks the beginning of a busy two months in the sport, with the world stage focused on the Untied States. The Rotax Pan-American Challenge will be contested at the NOLAMotorsportsPark in New Orleans this weekend, with the final four tickets set to be awarded to next month’s Rotax Grand Finals. The ‘Olympics of […]

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Team News: Rolison Performance Group Guiding Six Driver to Rotax Grand Finals

Professional race team looking to add more and prepare for November event at NOLA Motorsports Park

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Results come from hard work and dedication. No matter the challenge, big or small, Rolison Performance Group is geared to guiding each and every driver they work with toward that goal. From the local scene up to the national and international level, Mike Rolison and the RPG operation is committed 100% to building and developing […]

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2014 will see a new chapter for the F-Series as we have established a fabulous partnership with OTK and Rok Cup USA. Our partnership is focused on improving our junior program with the very popular Mini Rok / Tag Cadet engine. Over the past four years we have been very proactive in creating a class […]

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Oct 10, 2013 The 2013 PRI Trade Show is set for December 12-14
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This year’s PRI Show, which features exhibits by over 1100 hardcore racing companies occupying 3300 booths, will bring more than 40,000 motorsports professionals from all 50 states and 72 countries to Indy for ‘The Three Biggest Business Days in Racing.’ Showcasing more than 1100 exhibiting companies while drawing 40,000-plus motorsports professionals from around the globe, […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Finishes 2013 Season at NOLA

Competitors battle record numbers and changing weather conditions for final two rounds of season in New Orleans

Oct 09, 2013 Ryan Kinnear locked up the S2 Semi-Pro title with a victory in round 10 (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
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It was a record-setting weekend for the Texas ProKart Challenge season – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys/Dallas Karting Complex – at the NOLA Motorsports Park on the October 4-6 weekend. Closing out the 2013 season, the United States Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA regional program hosted rounds nine and ten of […]

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Oct 09, 2013 Red Line Oil Karting Championship logo
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The September 22 Red Line Oil Karting Championship race kicked off the start of Fall with some spectacular racing and fierce battles for the championship points. In the Stock Honda Masters class which was the GoPro Feature race, Fernando Dias started from 3rd and managed to battle his way to victory! For his second major […]

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Oct 09, 2013 World Karting Association WKA logo
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WKA is entering an exciting new era as it begins to offer live, online training for its Race Officials and representatives of WKA Master Tracks, Race Series and Clubs. These online seminars will make it possible for Race Officials and representatives from WKA Master Tracks and Racing Series to receive valuable training without the time […]

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Oct 09, 2013 A full Senior Pro Gas Animal grid Sunday at Carolina Motorsports Park (Photo: NCRM)
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Mentor, Ohio’s Gary Lawson once again made it look easy with big money on the line in the RLV Gold Cup Series season closer this past weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park, while Georgia’s Dylan Murry and Tanner Lee and New York’s Dylan Zobkiw unofficially claimed Pro Gas Animal national championships and the brand-new, race-ready go-kart […]

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With an unprecedented inaugural year filled with some of the largest karting events in the country, it is hard to believe that GoPro Motorplex opened just a year ago on Oct. 8, 2012. Today, GoPro Motorplex turns one year young as we celebrate our one-year anniversary and take the opportunity to thank our customers and […]

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Industry News: Octane Sports Development Formed by British Karting Champion Nick Mitchell

Former kart champ takes successful coaching roll to next level with the establishment of full driver development program, from karts to cars

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Looking to fill a void in the motorsports market, long-time karting coach and British karting champion Nick Mitchell has formed Octane Sports Development, a professional coaching company within the motorsports industry. Designed to assist karters with a variety of different programs, Octane Sports Development has created strategic alliances within the motorsports industry to ensure success […]

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Vega Thunder Road Nationals Hands Out Big Cash Prizes

Detlor, Carrol and Duvall walk away from Atlanta Motorsports Park with victories

Oct 09, 2013 Jacob Duvall took home the big win in TaG Senior
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Perfect weather and great competition welcomed the participants at the Vega Thunder Road Nationals this weekend at Atlanta Motorsports Park.  The competition was fierce in every class as drivers continually broke the track record each session. The Vega Tire sponsored race featured the Vega FH compound. The FH is one of the most widely raced […]

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The 2013 World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup Series season has finally came to an end.  Checkered Motorsports wrapped up the year with fashion, sweeping the Yamaha Sportsman field and earning multiple top ten finishes. Andrew Bujdoso was onboard his PCR Mxk8 in TaG.  Running an A-M prepped rotax, the rookie showed speed throughout the […]

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Busy Six Weeks Ahead for MAXSpeed Group

United States to host hundreds of international competitors for Pan-American Challenge and Rotax Grand Finals at NOLA Motorsports Park

Oct 08, 2013 NOLA Motorsports Park will host two of the biggest Rotax events of 2013
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Over the next two months, the karting world will spend a great deal of time focusing on the United States. For the first time in decades, world titles are to be decided on US soil, with the hopes that one or more North American drivers can claim victory in two of the biggest races of […]

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First Round of CIK-FIA World KFJ Championship in Sarno goes to Pulcini

Basz wins the CIK-FIA International KF Super Cup

Oct 07, 2013 Leonard Pucini (TonyKart-Votex) scored the KFJ win in Sarno
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The first step towards the World KFJ Championship has been taken The Napoli International Circuit is sun-drenched today, after a weekend characterized by changeable weather. On dry track, with dry race setup on karts, the wannabe champions of the KFJ category, racing in the first round of the CIK-FIA World Championship, had to put themselves […]

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As a powerhouse team in the state of Florida and flexing their muscles in Rotax competition, Ocala Gran Prix will now look to be successful at the upcoming Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals. Entering seven drivers in the gearbox divisions, Ocala Gran Prix drivers will be spotted in S1, S2 and S5 divisions. “This is a […]

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PROgression: Ashley Rogero Selected for 2013 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine

15-year-old karting standout moves one step closer to a career in NASCAR

Oct 07, 2013 Ashley Rogero
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Known for identifying future stars of the sport from the grassroots of racing, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program gives up-and-coming minority and female pilots the chance to compete with a NASCAR team. Selected for the program, Ashley Rogero is one of eight young drivers given the opportunity to drive for Rev Racing during the […]

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Veteran Varley Breaks Title Drought in Lithgow

Australian Karting Association races in Lithgow

Oct 06, 2013 Jason Varley leading Brendan Nelson on his way to victory in the NSW Championships. (quickpixels.com.au)
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After 20 years of trying, Silverdale kart racer Jason Varley broke through to claim his maiden State crown at the New South Wales Championships in Lithgow on Sunday. Varley, a long-time Combined Districts Kart Club member, led home Queenslander Brendan Nelson and Sydney (Panania, NSW) driver Gordon Wilson in the highly competitive Clubman Heavy category. […]

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Oct 05, 2013 Ticktum (FA Kart-Vortex) won all three of his heat races.
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A Great Challenge for the Champions to be Whoever will win the race of Sarno (I), he will be aware of having achieved a tough feat. The Italian racetrack is hosting the first round of the CIK-FIA World KFJ Championship. Today’s heats were particularly eventful, also because of the rain which had been falling all […]

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World CIK-FIA KFJ Championship in Sarno

Shwartzman to pole in KFJ

Oct 04, 2013 Robert Shwartzman (Tony-TM) is running to the pole of KFJ
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SARNO, THE RACE FOR THE KF JUNIOR WORLD TITLE HAS BEGUN Also the KF Junior category has set off  for its World CIK-FIA title: from today, on the international circuit Napoli of Sarno (Italy), the category reserved to the youngest drivers is on the racetrack for the first phases of the race, for the first […]

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