Superkarts! USA Announces California ProKart Challenge Prizes

Over $75,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs this season as SKUSA resets the bar

Jan 23, 2015 Large fields are expected again at the California ProKart Challenge, vying for the over $75,000 prize package up for grabs in 2015 (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The first Superkarts! USA event of 2015 is just two weeks away, as the flagship California ProKart Challenge will open the season on the February 6-7 weekend at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.  Last year, the first event drew a strong field of drivers and SKUSA officials are excited to once again meet with their racers to […]

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It’s a new year and we have an all-new GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge Series class structure and rules packages for 2015. We know you have questions, so here is your opportunity to get the answers! You’re Invited! What: 2015 Preseason Tune-Up. Why: Get up to speed on changes for 2015 series. Round 1 will be […]

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Top Kart USA Victorious in Florida

2015 season starts off strong for Indiana based squad

Jan 23, 2015 Top Kart drivers led the pack throughout the state of Florida (Photo: Top Kart USA)
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Top Kart USA was excited to make good showings at both the first WKA Manufacturers Cup race of the season, as well as the first installment of the Florida Pro Kart Series. The 2015 equipment is out and the team’s drivers are ready to make moves during the upcoming season, starting out the gate of […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup

Sophomore season of Midwest four-cycle series focused on low cost, great competition and large fields

Jan 23, 2015 206 Cup logo Briggs
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After successfully introducing the Briggs and Stratton 206 engine at their local club in 2010 and then phasing completely to the motor package in 2013, 206 Cup series founders Steve Vermeer and Greg Jasperson saw an opportunity in the new spec engine from Milwaukee. They envisioned a traveling series that club racers could afford, with […]

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Jan 22, 2015 Braden Eves driving the Compkart in Las Vegas (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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Braden Eves has been a driver to watch this past year. The Gahanna, Ohio resident made constant improvements over the course of 2014 to finish second overall in the US Pro Kart Series Junior Leopard Championship and repeated as winner in the Robopong Junior Yamaha Race. During 2014, Braden started racing the Rotax Max Challenge […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Parolin

Successful Italian chassis manufacturer continues development of family-owned brand

Jan 22, 2015 Showroom-Parolinv4
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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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Second Straight Weekend on the Podium for Nick Brueckner

Opening round of new Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA program sees Orsolon Racing driver on podium in Homestead

Jan 21, 2015 Nick Brueckner stands on the podium in the third position during his first Rok Cup USA event
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It has been a successful two opening weekends in 2015 for rising American karting star Nick Brueckner. The year began in Arizona as the Orsolon Racing driver won at the opening weekend of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas at the Musselman Honda Circuit, and now leads the championship heading into February. After a brief […]

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Jan 21, 2015 Merrittvillle Speedway Kart Racing logo
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For 2015 … RACEceivers will become mandatory for all divisions,” revealed Merrittville Speedway Kart Race Director Jeff Riley at the recent Driver Meetings, “since their inception Saturday Nights – RACEceivers have proved invaluable setting line-ups and alerting drivers of on track situations … using them this season will help us immensely on Tuesday Nights.” Mid-way […]

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Benik Kart Starts 2015 Strong at Opening Weekend of Florida Winter Tour

Wins, podiums and top fives at Homestead Karting

Jan 21, 2015 Kart Benik
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As the new year dawned upon the karting community, BENIK Kart was primed and ready for the upcoming Florida Winter Tour. Testing in both Rotax and ROK powered karts, the on track laps proved to be beneficial this past weekend as the Florida based team showed speed right off the box on Thursday morning. With […]

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Alan Rudolph Launches His Own Driving School and Takes Ownership in New Texas Racing Complex

Huge name in the karting industry set for fresh start in Texas

Jan 21, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Changing the motorsports and karting market in Texas, SpeedsportZ Racing Park, part of the Grand Texas project, is pleased to announce a new face and name to their growing operation. Stepping up to the plate as a Co-Owner in the facility as well as President and Operations Manager, Alan Rudolph is set to make the move […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – December 2014 – Brandon Lemke

Franklin Motorsports driver opens WKA series with victory at Daytona KartWeek

Jan 20, 2015 Brandon Lemke on top of the Yamaha Junior podium at the WKA Daytona KartWeek 2014 event (Photo: Brandon Lemke Racing)
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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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Jan 20, 2015 David Sera is shattered about injury curtailing his opportunity to represent his Country on the World stage
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David Sera has been forced to withdraw from Australia’s team of drivers competing in next month’s CIK-FIA Winter Cup in Italy. The 17-time Australian Champion suffered a wrist injury while playing indoor soccer last July that continually troubled him for the second half of 2014. After seeking further medical advice in December Sera has spent […]

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Jan 20, 2015 Jake Craig American Karting Driver Website Design
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Jake Craig is an American kart racing driver from the state of California. Jake Craig was crowned the SKUSA Pro Tour series champion in 2014. He picked up two wins and four top 5 finishes in route to claiming the TaG Senior championship. He also took the Rotax Can-Am Series as well as the US […]

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Inaugural Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA Program Opens in Homestead

Number of double race winners highlights weekend outside Miami

Jan 19, 2015 (Photo: Florida Winter Tour)
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The inaugural Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA presented by MG Tires took place at the Homestead Karting facility, just south of the Miami beaches in Homestead, Florida. A total of 156 drivers took part in the first ever FWT event promoted by the MAXSpeed Entertainment after longtime promoter Bill Wright stepped down, […]

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The American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) is proud to announce the addition of the Dart Kart Club and their sanctioned tracks for 2015 to its membership ranks. Dart Kart Club, is one of the nation’s oldest and largest Road Racing clubs in the country.  These high-speed racers compete against the clock as much as they […]

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With the 2015 racing season fast approaching, Innisfil Kart Club (IKC) members and Canadian Karting Challenge (CKC) drivers gathered Saturday, January 10 for the annual General Meeting held at Grange Hall in Innisfil, Ontario. Discussing items for the upcoming season, everyone is exciting to get to racing in 2015! “We’d like to thank everyone that […]

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For many, the off season came to a close with the opening rounds of the Challenge of the Americas at Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, AZ. Drivers and teams flak from the cold Canadian North and across the states in search of competitive winter racing. Series promoter Andy Seesemann adds to the program a Rotax […]

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Record Attendance Highlights Florida Pro Kart Series Opener

First round enjoys big names, motivated teams and over 110 unique racers

Jan 16, 2015 The Florida Pro Kart Series welcomed over 110 competitors at the opening weekend (Photo: Florida Pro Kart Series)
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The atmosphere was all smiles and high-fives at the Palm Beach Karting Center last weekend, as the Florida Pro Kart Series began its first season of winter competition.  The addition of new teams and supportive partners resulted in a stellar turnout of over 110 unique competitors for the two-day event and the future is looking […]

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Operation Grassroots: Racers Take Lead on Growing Briggs LO206 at Club Level

A time for change leads competitors to an exciting season at New Castle Motorsports Park

Jan 16, 2015 The LO206 classes at New Castle Motorsports Park were among the largest and most competitive in 2014 (Photo: New Castle Motorsports Park)
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Although it’s taking place outside the sightlines of those racing on the club level – the foundation of the sport – there is a little turmoil bubbling away in the karting industry regarding national level racing. A new power struggle is now fully in play, one involving sanctioning bodies, manufacturers, importers and race promoters, as […]

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Jan 16, 2015 (Photo: TSR Productions)
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Over two hundred guests enjoyed the SSM Super One 2014 Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Coventry Hilton on Saturday 10th January.  Following the Autosport International Show earlier in the day when all the seeded drivers were presented with their awards by Britain’s newest Formula 1 driver Will Stevens.  MSA Chief Executive Rob Jones presented […]

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