2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – July 1

Leesmann improves on lead over Musgrave and White

Jul 01, 2015 Fritz Leesmann (Photo: Tony Leone - DromoPhotos.com)
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The 2015 calendar year is at the halfway point, six months down, six months to go. The racing season is very much over mid-point with the regional and national programs already there. For Stock Moto racing, the growth continues with the driver count eclipsing the 250 mark. The lead at the top grew by a […]

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Jun 30, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Just a reminder to the drivers who race with the Parilla X30 engine in the Man-Cup series — Tag engine notes — #7 — page 109 in the 2015 WKA Techbook — beginning July 1, the engine PASSPORT CARD will required in post race tech.  Please insure that you have this card available if needed.  For […]

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Jun 30, 2015 So Cal Oval Karters logo
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The So Cal Oval Karters club will be celebrating Independence Day on the racetrack when it journeys to John Aden’s Wheel2Wheel Raceway on the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville this Saturday, July 4th.  In addition to the stars and karts from the SCOK, the Speedway Sprints and the local Dirt Karts will also be […]

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Jun 30, 2015 Rok Cup USA logo
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Round three of the ROK CUP USA showed as one of the most exciting in the series to date. With teams coming from around the world, including the United States, Brazil, Aruba and many others, each class showcased its skill and desire for a podium finish. The weekend events had over 100 people in attendance, […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – United States Pro Kart Series Shawano

Back to his roots for Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver, jumping aboard a Yamaha powered machine

Jun 30, 2015 Kalish goes back to his roots, racing Yamaha at the USPKS Shawano event (Photo: EKN)
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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Briggs Bio: Ryan Shattuck – GoPro Motorplex

Florida Keys native getting late start with love of karting

Jun 29, 2015 Ryan Shattuck
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Briggs & Stratton Racing is sweeping North America once again with their LO206 engine package. Straight from the shipping box to a chassis, the Briggs LO206 brings simplicity, fun, affordability and excitement back to club and regional racing for four-stroke enthusiasts. One of the newest programs that have been developed to help boost camaraderie within […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Completes First Half of 2015 Season

Rounds three and four contested at North Texas Kartway for SKUSA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge program

Jun 29, 2015 Jake French takes over the S1/S2 championship lead with victory in Round Four (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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The 2015 Burger King®/Texas Barge ProKart Challenge series – presented by 3G Kart Racing, Dallas Karting Complex and IAME USA West – held its second event of the season at the North Texas Kartway on June 12-14. The Denton, Texas facility is among the most challenging courses in the United States, and the 1/2-mile circuit […]

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Jun 29, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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With the first of 3 events for the Woodbridge Kart Club in the books, competitors on the WKA VEGA Tire/TS Racing National Road Racing Series have little time to reload the guns for an attack on the 2nd WKC event, that coming the weekend of July 24-26 at Virginia International Raceway in Danville, Virginia for […]

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Top Kart USA Shines in Shawano

Two wins, two poles and 11 podiums in last weekend's USPKS competition

Jun 29, 2015 (Photo: Kathy Churchill)
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Continuing a string of successful weekends, Top Kart USA brought home several trophies from rounds  three and four of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS), held in Shawano, Wisconsin June 19-21. “With many great competitors challenging for the front field action this weekend, our team was a strong contender in every class,” said Bill […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Announces 2016 Event Dates

2016 Florida Winter Tour, US Open and USRMC Grand Nationals

Jun 29, 2015 MAXSpeed Group logo
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Just past the halfway point of the year, MAXSpeed Entertainment, the largest karting promotion company in the world, is pleased to announce the dates of their 2016 promoted events. Working not only on events still on the 2015 calendar, MAXSpeed Entertainment staff has worked diligently to ensure 2016 dates for the Florida Winter Tour, US […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas Announces 2016 Schedule

2016 to see stops in Arizona and California

Jun 29, 2015 2016 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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Rotax Challenge of the Americas, the premier winter karting series on the left coast, is pleased to announce today the 2016 series schedule. The International Rotax MAX Challenge will again offer the popular three-weekend, six-round championship, with stops in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, with the series concluding in Sonoma, California. “Scheduling is always a challenge […]

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Jun 26, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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WKA Members in the state of North Carolina now have a new, but familiar person that will serve the remaining term as the District 3 Trustee in their region as John Klutz, the 2 cycle representative in North Carolina will fulfill the remaining balance of District 3 Trustee Johnny Bartlett’s term, which will expire after […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Troy Castaneda – Asian Karting Open Championship Macau

NorCal driver receives opportunity to compete overseas in Asia

Jun 26, 2015 Troy Castaneda on top of the podium in Macau
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Karters in the United States have dreams to race around the world. Only a few get the chance to do so, and a limited number can produce results worthy of promoting. Most of the time, drivers head east to Europe, trying to compete with or against the factory drivers and teams at the top level […]

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Jun 25, 2015 John Crow (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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So-Cal Challenge spent Father’s Day weekend at the CalSpeed Karting Center for their 2-Days 2-Ways event. All entries were treated to a So-Cal Challenge series hat donated by M2 Sales and the Classico track configuration. Saturday saw drivers run the famed Classico track layout in the anti-clockwise direction before switching it up on Sunday to […]

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Jun 25, 2015 Skip Barber logo
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Skip Barber Racing School alumnus and IndyCar Team owner Bryan Herta will continue his participation and support of the Skip Barber Karts to Cars Scholarship event with the extension of the Bryan Herta Career Enhancement Scholarship Award. For each of the next three years, Herta will choose a deserving Karter participating in Karts to Cars […]

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Jun 25, 2015 Michael d'Orlando
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Michael and Nicholas d’Orlando will look to be rockin’ Colorado as they head to Grand Junction Motor Speedway in Grand Junction for round two of the Rotax US OPEN Series. This will be the first time both Michael and Nicholas will be racing at Grand Junction. The .9 mile, 32′ wide asphalt sprint track offers […]

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Jun 25, 2015 Matt Miller races Junior Pro Gas Animal competitors at the June 5-7 WKA Gold Cup Nationals at Carolina Motorsports Park (Photo: 
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With two of the four 2015 World Karting Association Gold Cup Series national events complete, one feature win and six top-three finishes in eight starts have propelled Matt Miller to the lead in both the Junior Pro Gas Animal Lite and Heavy national point standings. Miller began the 2015 season eying his first WKA Gold […]

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Jun 25, 2015 Carolina Motorsports Park Kart Track
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After months of planning in conjunction with the Maxspeed group we are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2015 Rotax Summer Shootout. It can be found here http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/rotax-summer-shootout-2015-carolina-motorsports-park-cmp-881663 The dates are set for July 16-19. A formal schedule will be released in the coming days but for now its basically practice Thursday-Friday, […]

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Jun 25, 2015 Rob Marion picked up his second Perris Auto Speedway win in a row last Saturday at the So Cal Oval Karters event (Photo: So Cal Oval Karters)
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The So Cal Oval Karters celebrated Father’s Day weekend with the “Father’s Day 40’s” last Saturday afternoon at world famous Perris Auto Speedway.  Winners in all four of the classes were 2015 repeat victors and they took home some more hardware to put on the mantel piece. Racing under the sun, temperatures were pushed to […]

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From the Tower: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano

Program hosts ‘last ever’ race at US Air Motorsports Raceway in Wisconsin

Jun 25, 2015 (Photo: EKN)
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This past weekend, the United States Pro Kart Series visited the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin for the first time. Over 170 entries were logged in seven TaG and Yamaha categories, plus the addition of the  new Rok Senior and Junior categories that filled out the eight race groups that took part in the third and […]

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