Driver News: Devlin DeFrancesco Sets His Sights on Winning Another Canadian Championship

DFR pilot set to tackle the competition in his Rotax Junior rookie year at Goodwood Kartways

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Coming off a top-ten finish at the Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals, tri-citizen Devlin DeFrancesco will turn his focus north of the border this week as he takes on the Rotax Junior class at Goodwood Kartways in Stouffville, Ontario for the 2013 ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships. Looking to top the blocks […]

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Series News: Los Angeles Karting Championship Continues Title Chase

Series welcomed another solid turnout in seventh event of the season

Aug 19, 2013 Alejandro Fernandez picked up two victories on Sunday in LAKC action, winning in PRD Senior as well as TaG Senior (Photo: Joe Stalker - LAKC)
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Round seven of the 2013 Los Angeles Karting Championship took place during the August 11 weekend in Fontana, California. Karters and industry members throughout California and the Southwest made the trip through the gates of the Auto Club Speedway, as championship battles are beginning to narrow, and the heat is getting turned up on the […]

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Aug 19, 2013 Alex Tartaglia earned a total of five Rotax victories in the month of June (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
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Thanks to the new partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United […]

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As many members would recall, back in early 2012, the AKA embarked on a major initiative to consider future engines that would replace the KT100S and KT100J in the Clubman and National categories (future engine project 1) and the Comer and KT100J engines in the Cadet and Rookie categories (future engine project 2), all run […]

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Series News: Florida Karting Championship Series Looks Forward to Final Event of 2013

Competitors will travel to 103rd Street Motorsports Complex for final round

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After a season of highs and lows and some great racing action, the Florida Karting Championship Series (FKCS) will now head to the final round on their 2013 calendar. Taking place at the ultra fast 103rd Street Motorsports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida on the August 23-25 weekend, series competitors will have their final opportunities to […]

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Series News: Rok Cup USA Championship Weekend adds Live Coverage

Live video added to the usual timing and announcing coverage

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Rok Cup USA Officials announced today the addition of live video to its regular broadcasting of timing and announcer commentary, for this weekend’s Rok Cup USA Championship Event from Orlando Kart Center. With the expert assistance of Karting and Auto Racing Timing and Scoring, (KARTS), of Dayton, TN., Rok Cup USA has been broadcasting timing […]

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Driver News: Mazzaferro Moves to Second Place in ECKC Title Chase

Strong top five finish keeps rookie Junior Rotax driver in a position to take ECKC title heading into final round at Mont Tremblant Karting Centre

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Gianfranco Mazzaferro, a member of the Ferrolati Corse Karting Team, continued a torrid pace of karting around the globe, this time heading to the legendary street circuit of Trois Rivieres, Quebec, just a short drive from his home in Montreal. With the most recent round of the Rotax Euro Max Challenge under his belt and […]

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Aug 16, 2013 Australian Karting Association Ltd Chairman Mick Doohan has announced Kelvin O’Reilly as the governing body’s new Chief Executive Officer today.
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Australian Karting Association Ltd Chairman Mick Doohan has announced long-time Australian motorsport administrator Kelvin O’Reilly as the governing body’s new Chief Executive Officer today. Karting will be the fourth motorsport category for Mr O’Reilly who has held numerous roles within the sporting and corporate arena. His experience covers sporting, administration, technical process and control, governance, […]

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The MAXSpeed Group would like to announce to all Rotax members that online registration for this year’s Rotax Pan-American Challenge at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans is now up and running. The registration process is similar to the one used for the Grand Nationals. However, since this is an open internationals race, registrants will […]

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Beyond the Mic: On the Road

EKN’s newest staffer Tony LaPorta chronicles his Texas two-step

Aug 16, 2013 (Photo: Louis DePaemelaere - omhphotos.com)
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Although we haven’t yet made the formal announcement of his new position with EKN, we’re thrilled to have a new intern on our staff.  Tony LaPorta has worked diligently in Colorado, developing his announcing talents and supporting the state’s kart racing on many levels. As a Communication Major at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, […]

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Team News: Kartwerks – Great Lakes Sprint Series Report

Robert Noaker wins GLSS finale in Yamaha Rookie

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Robert Noaker’s persistence paid off as he bested a stout field of Yamaha Rookie competitors in the season finale of the Great Lakes Sprint Series atPittsburgh International Race Complex! After two days of running in the lead pack, Noaker entered the final lap in fourth place. He quickly drafted by for third entering Turn 1 and then […]

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This past Sunday, Matt Ostiguy, a PSL SoCal GATORZ sponsored driver competed in only his third race of the season in the TaG Senior class in the Los Angeles Karting Championship (LAKC) series at the CalSpeed Kart Track at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Matt started the practice sessions on Saturday morning with […]

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Driver News: Kingsley Cruises to Double Podiums at Monaco of Trois-Rivieres

Sophomore Junior Rotax racer leads ECKC title chase into the final round after strong showing at popular Quebec street race

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Jeff Kingsley, pilot of the Whitby Toyota TRD Tony Kart, was looking to bounce back in the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship (ECKC) standings following a strong showing at the Western Canadian Championships (WCC). The talented teen headed east to run the Monaco of Trois Rivieres with a title and a ticket squarely in focus. The […]

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Team News: Bobby Wilson and Jason Bell Confirmed Entries for SKUSA SuperNationals

Pair of drivers entered for TaG Masters class in Sin City

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With the prestigious SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals still three months away; excitement is mounting for the annual event. Taking place on the grounds of the RIO All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event is set to be the biggest in history as multiple classes were capped with registration number in the firs […]

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Season Finale Around the Corner for Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge

The Track at Centennial facility set to welcome final two rounds and season banquet for series

Aug 15, 2013 The Track at Centennial in Colorado will host the finale weekend for the Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge on August 23-25
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It has been an eye-opening season for the Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge. The Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge regional program will host its fourth and final weekend on August 23-25 at The Track at Centennial in Colorado. The sixth and seventh rounds of the series will be contested, and the best six of […]

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Aug 15, 2013 Rotax Grand Finals Mini-Micro 2013 logo
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Karting accessory manufacturer KartWorkz has officially announced that they will be supplying all 72 Micro MAX and Mini MAX competitors with their Wheeled X-Frame Kart Stands at this year’s Micro & Mini Invitational at NOLAMotorsportsPark. This event will feature the best young racers from all over North America and KartWorkz plans to commemorate the event […]

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Aug 15, 2013 South Bend winners Kyle Kalish (19) and Jacob Knueven lead the Parilla Senior field to the start at the Man Cup Grand Nationals (Photo: NCRM)
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The first of two consecutive weekends of national WKA kart racing at Pittsburgh International Race Complex kicks off this weekend with the fifth round of the Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, the Zero Error Racing / Checkered Motorsports Nationals, before the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series runs it’s GT Machine Grand Nationals […]

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2013 Rock Island Grand Prix Setting Up for Another Memorable Labor Day Weekend

19th annual event prepares for karting action to hit the Quad City streets

Aug 15, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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If you have never experienced the sensation of kart racing on the city streets, the Rock Island Grand Prix needs to be on your personal bucket list. The Labor Day Quad City street race is the equivalent of a PGA ‘Major’ for the sport of karting, as competitors double the labeled speed limits of the […]

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IKF 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals Set for October 10-13

Motul Oil to be presenting sponsor, event held at Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Aug 14, 2013 IKF International Kart Federation logo
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Looking forward to the latter half of the 2013 season, the International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals are now set for October 10th to 13th at the ButtonwillowRacewayPark facility in Buttonwillow, California. With multiple sponsors on board including presenting sponsor Motul Oil and corporate sponsors VP Race Fuels and Bridgestone, the event is […]

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Team KartSport North America wasted no time proving that the newly-released Arrow X3 is a winning model, collecting both the TaG Junior, as well as the TaG Masters victories in the X3’s debut at the 2013 SKUSA SummerNationals in Grand Junction, Colo. Team KartSport driver, Davey Manthei, captured his first-ever TaG Junior win, while Scott […]

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