11 Year Old Rookies, 12 Year Old Veterans

The Bros. d'Orlando show us the difference

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For those not versed in the world of competitive kart racing, where the age-range of drivers goes from barely out of single digits to as “old” as 16, it’s probably difficult to think in terms of rookies and veterans. But that is in fact the case, and the Bros. d’Orlando – Michael, 12 and Nicholas, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 3

Pro categories stacked once again as Lennox and Craig look to extend winning streaks

Jul 31, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
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This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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Jul 31, 2014 Garett Potter (right) joins Josh Smith (left) and Richard Boisclair (center) of the MAXSpeed Group as Director of Race Promotion
(Photo: Ken Johnson/Studio52.us)
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Immediately following the announcement of the MAXSpeed Group’s purchase of Formula Kart Productions and the Florida Winter Tour, Garett Potter was confirmed as the newest employee of the Florida based company and has begun his tenure with the staff immediately. Working with a strong group of people, Potter’s title will be Director of Event Promotion […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 2

Full fields in S2 and S4 with large regional participation in TaG Master

Jul 30, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
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This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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Jul 30, 2014 USPKS logo
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The following is a statement released by the United States Pro Kart Series regarding the disqualification of a number of competitors due to a ‘non-compliance’ with an overflow container on the radiator rule. The USPKS is restoring the on-track finishing positions, points and accompanying prizes to the seven drivers disqualified for overflow bottle infraction as […]

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Birels Work at US Rotax Grand Nationals; Three Chassis, Three Podiums

Strong runs by several drivers netted a win and two additional podium finishes

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There were six classes at this year’s US Rotax Max Grand Nationals held at Miller Motorsports Park in Toole, UT and Birel scored podiums in three of them, using three different chassis models. The results showcased the strong chassis line-up of the Birel C28 Cadet chassis, RY30-S6 and the CRY30-DD2 chassis all used to score […]

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Seen as the largest Rotax only race for United States residence, the 2014 Cold Stone Creamery US Rotax Grand Nationals was a great success for Tru Tech Racing Engines. Nearly 200 of the nation’s best drivers traveled to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT for the weeklong event. Six competitors would brave the heat with […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – June 2014 – Mike McAndrews

Birel driver bags double win weekend at United States Pro Kart Series in South Bend

Jul 30, 2014 McAndrews drove to two victories at the USPKS South Bend event (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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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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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 1

Record number of pre-entries set to battle in Modesto, younger categories set the stage

Jul 29, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
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This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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Trenton Estep Joins Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA Race Team

Texas-based operation adds Superkarts! USA Pro Tour S5 Junior point leader to roster

Jul 29, 2014 Mike Jones (left) and Kevin Adds (right) of Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA with Brian and Trenton Estep (Photo: eKartingNews.com)
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The Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA race team is growing into a premiere team in North American karting. Signing veteran karter Louie Pagano last year, and celebrating the latest triumph at the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals this past week, the Caddo Mills, Texas-based operation is building the younger side of the driver roster. Texas […]

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From the Tower: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

MAXSpeed Group and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors continue to elevate annual event

Jul 29, 2014 (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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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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Jul 29, 2014 Kristianstad
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Kart racing confirmed once again to be one of the most unpredictable motorsports. The results of the first two racing days were not confirmed in Sunday’s races. The continuous changes in the standings of the KZ and KZ2 categories were the real protagonists of the weekend on the Swedish circuit of Kristianstad, the venue of […]

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Team PSL Karting Laying Down Top Finishes at the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

Reichelt puts PSL on the podium in DD2, followed by numerous top-tens throughout the team

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Team PSL Karting travelled to Tooele, Utah with a large team of American drivers to race the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals. The #1 CRG distributor pulled their resources together to produce great results for each driver. Adding top-tens and podium finishes to their already impressive list of results for this season, Team PSL […]

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Anthony Willis, the 10 year old Tag Cadet Pilot hailing from Phoenix, AZ is looking to carry his positive momentum into the inaugural SKUSA Modesto Grand Prix.  Fresh off of  his second  victory out of three races at the talent-packed Los Angeles Karting Championship (LAKC), the young phenom is looking to show his speed on […]

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Florida Pro Kart Series Gears Up for Round Two of Their Successful First Season

Drivers attracted to the promise of great racing and generous prizes

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After their extremely successful first weekend in April of 2014, Florida Pro Kart Series (FPKS) prepares to host another exciting event at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR), August 9th and 10th. The series owner and operator, Glenn Biggs, is hoping for an increasing turnout after the impressive 120 drivers at the inaugural race weekend. In […]

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Dylan Tavella is Rotax National Champion for Second Consecutive Year

2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals Rotax Mini Max Champion

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Always a threat to stand atop the podium, GT7 Motorsports driver Dylan Tavella did not disappoint this past weekend. Competing at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, Tavella would reign supreme in the Rotax Mini Max division as he claimed the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals Rotax Mini Max national championship, his second […]

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Returning to the Jackson County Sports Park and hosted by the Southern Oregon Karters, the International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle, 4-Cycle and Shifter Grand Nationals are just around the corner. Taking place over the August 6-10 week, final event plans are being made for what is sure to be a great experience for all competitors, […]

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The second event of this year’s SKUSA Pro Tour will be held in the streets of Modesto, California in what will surely be one of the most exciting races of the year in the karting industry. Following a successful SKUSA SpringNationals in Dallas, Texas that saw PR Engines supported customers finish on the podium in […]

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Benik Kart At the Front of the Pack at Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

Drivers impress in Rotax Mini and Micro Max

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  Descending on the Miller Motorsports Park facility in Tooele, Utah for the second time in four weeks, BENIK Kart would look to carry their momentum from the first half of the 2014 season. With race wins and podium results in almost every series of competition, four talented Rotax Micro and Mini Max competitors would […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh – Sunday Report

Giessen and Jarsocrak lock up $4k in Mike Doty Racing sweep of Pro classes

Jul 27, 2014 USPKS-Pitt-Sun-Mike Doty Racing
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The Sunday round of racing at the United States Pro Kart Series may possible be the most dramatic in the one and half years of the existence of the series. A major storm was forecasted to hit the Pittsburgh International Race Complex sometime in the late afternoon. The weather eventually came, and shook things up […]

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