2016 Rock Island Grand Prix

September 3-4, 2016: Rock Island Street Course - Rock Island, Illinois

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The 22nd Rock Island Grand Prix is set for this weekend in Rock Island, Illinois. Every Labor Day weekend, karters turn the city streets into a race course of six-turns at 6/10-mile, reaching speeds near 80mph. The event is a melting pot of diverse karting drivers, equipment and talent pool into 17 categories competing over […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix Preview

22nd edition set to Rock the Quad City streets once again

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There is nothing like it. From a quite area of city streets Friday afternoon to screaming engines at 8am Saturday morning, roaring around a 6/10-mile circuit built from nothing to a full race track in just a matter of hours. That is just the first 12 hours of the weekend at the Xtream Rock Island […]

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Superkarts! USA to Offer $20,000 Prize at SuperNationals 20 for Returning Winners

Past SuperNationals champions eligible for unparalleled victory reward

Sep 01, 2016 Superkarts! USA is offering a $20,000 first place prize to any former SuperNationals winner who can repeat his victory in the same premier class (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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If there is any proof that Superkarts! USA is dedicated to making the 20th running of their SuperNationals the biggest event in the organization’s history, this announcement is surely it.  It was a concept that initially circulated through the Pro Tour paddock at New Castle as SKUSA CEO Tom Kutscher gauged response for the idea, […]

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Sep 01, 2016 Kyle Phillips' 5th Win of 2016
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“We stopped for dinner on the way and when our bill came up … it was $21.21,” said Tim Phillips in a Face Book post, “I just had this feeling then that tonight was going to be our night.” Kyle Phillips would go on to put his #21 Kart in St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts […]

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We remind you of these rule changes that were announced earlier. For Yamaha drivers, this version includes one word edit under Pt. 4 below. The updated Supplemental Rules in their entirety are posted online. First, Rule Additions to all Yamaha KT100 Classes: KT100 Pressure / Vacuum Testing For Leakage: Testing may be performed to insure […]

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Phil Giebler Racing’s Nicky Hays drove to his second straight X30 Senior feature victory Saturday in the Superkarts! USA California ProKart Challenge on the .7-mile Santa Maria Kart Track. The 14-year-old Hays became the youngest Senior division feature winner in Superkarts! USA history at Sonoma Raceway’s Simraceway Performance Karting Center  in the California PKC on […]

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Sep 01, 2016 AKRA-Nicholson Speedway
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Nicholson Speedway club officials and members welcomed the American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) to their historic sprint track nestled near the shores of the Chester River on the Delmarva Peninsula this past August 26-28 for the fourth and final round of the 2016 Vega USA American Sprint Cup Series “Northern Tour.” Nicholson – built in […]

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It is the most prestigious event of the entire season, the CIK-FIA World Championship reserved for the KZ category. There is no doubt that the race that will take place next weekend on the Kristianstad Swedish circuit, is the most exciting and engaging event for the whole international karting. On the 1,231 meters of the […]

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Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series Champions to be Crowned in Pittsburgh

Eight championships on the line at Pittsburgh International Race Complex with pre-entry extended for series finale

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The final chapter of the 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires is set for the September 9-11 weekend in Wampum, Pennsylvania. Eight categories will close out the season with the final two rounds – presented by Checkered Motorsports – contested at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Site of the […]

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Familiar Faces at the Front for California ProKart Challenge Return to Santa Maria

Hays earns second straight in X30 Senior as Craig notches first in the S1 Pro category

Aug 31, 2016 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The penultimate event for the California ProKart Challenge took place on August 26-27 at the Santa Maria Kart Track. It was the first trip back to the Santa Maria, California facility since 2012, as the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program hosted the fifth round of the series championship. Over 150 drivers took part in the […]

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EKN Live Returns To The Rock

TB Kart USA partners with EKN to produce Rock Island Grand Prix live broadcast

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This coming weekend, for the 22nd time, the streets of a Mississippi River city in Illinois will come to life, as speed limits will be destroyed and local race fans will be entertained. The Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix Powered by Mediacom is a Labor Day weekend staple in the world of American karting, and […]

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Sanzaru Games Karting Championships – Round Six Report

Toft takes GoPro Honda CRF 250 feature

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The Sanzaru Games Karting Championships usually has tough tight and exciting racing, but the smokin’ racing for this race had to do with the smoky haze in the air from the Lake County fires. The tight Sprint track configuration made for some exciting racing and put a premium on quality passes, of which there were […]

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Competitors wishing to finish their season out in the run for a national title are reminded that the Pre Entry deadline for the upcoming Grand Nationals for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting Specialties at Atlanta Motorsports Park is Tuesday September 6. Once the deadline comes and goes, competitors will be […]

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Race #7 marks the start of the Fall portion of the 2016 Sanzaru Games Kart Championship series. Race #7 will also be a time for the series to celebrate Labor Day and be a good time for all the drivers to thank all the people who ‘labor’ over theie karts. This will be the first […]

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As announced recently, the finale for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series October 7-9 at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina will have a little bit of a twist thrown in. Competitors in the hunt for their respective national titles will be running the GT Machine Grand Nationals in the opposite direction […]

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Ricciardo Kart Racing is ready to get on track for the CIK-FIA World KZ Championships and the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup, from 1 to 4 September at the Kristianstad circuit (Sweden). The Team’s colours will be defended by Rick Dreezen (KZ), Javier Gonzalez, Troy Loeskow and Jason Pringle (KZ2). Rick Dreezen #12: “The World […]

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After racing competitively all season, Birel ART Racing will be racing from 1 to 4 September in Kristianstad (Sweden) in the CIK-FIA World KZ Championships and the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup. The Team’s line-up will be: Jordon Lennox-Lamb, Rubens Barrichello (KZ), Marijn Kremers, Martijn van Leeuwen and Abdullah Al Rawahi (KZ2). Jordon Lennox-Lamb #9: […]

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Aug 31, 2016 Maranello-KZ2 Super Cup
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Tommaso Mosca and Marco Zanchetta are all set to get on track in Kristianstad (Sweden) and aim to a prestigious result with Maranello Kart in the most important KZ2 CIK-FIA race of the year. The Circuit of Kristianstad (Sweden) is about to house the most important race of the KZ2 season, the CIK-FIA International KZ2 […]

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Aug 31, 2016 X30 Master has now opened up to 88 drivers for the SKUSA SuperNationals 20 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The first category to sell out for the upcoming Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 20 presented by VCI Mexico / GP Racing Kart was the X30 Master division. All 44 spots were claimed during the Priority Pre-Entry Program and in less than 30 minutes after registration opened to the public on August 10. SKUSA began taking names […]

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Can-Am Karting Challenge Finale Gearing Up for Pat’s Acres

Championship weekend full of racing planned for Canby, Oregon facility on September 9-11

Aug 30, 2016 The Pat’s Acres Racing Complex is set to host the 2016 Can-Am Karting Challenge finale on September 9-11
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For Pacific Northwest racers, the 2016 Can-Am Karting Challenge finale event is THE race all karters have had on the calendar since the season began. The growing Canada/American regional program is looking to close out the season on the September 9-11 weekend at the historic Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, Oregon. Following two weekends […]

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