EKN Trackside: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014 – Friday Report

Roeper leads way in Senior, Gangi on top in Junior, Cooper triumphs through Super Pole

Oct 17, 2014 Ben Cooper overcame the underweight penalty in qualifying to reclaim top spot in DD2 Super Pole (Photo: Studio52.us)
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It was a picture perfect day at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina as the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge began. The first official on-track day took place Friday around the 7/10-mile course, including two practice sessions, the timed Qualifying round, and Super Pole for Micro, Mini, Junior, Senior and DD2. Today’s […]

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Rotax Pan American Challenge Up Next for Anthony Gangi Jr.

Young talent looks to become Pan Am Junior champion

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With the 2014 karting season coming to a close, up-and-coming talent Anthony Gangi Jr. has his sights set on yet another championship title.  Heading to the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina October 15-19 for the annual Rotax Pan American Challenge, Gangi Jr. will look to add Pan Am champion to his impressive list of […]

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Paddock Insider: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014

Four tickets to Rotax Grand Finals on the line

Oct 16, 2014 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge logo
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and […]

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Championship Weekend 2014! We have several close battles for the Top Spot in many classes! Some drivers opting to use their one “Drop” earlier in the year and having trouble thru the season has left the door Wide Open for the Championship! This weekend ends a season in which asphalt Kart Racing in Southern Idaho […]

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Oct 16, 2014 The Race of Stars international visitors on the SkyPoint Climb in Surfers Paradise today
Pic: Coopers Photography
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While they have reached enormous heights in their racing careers, World Champion kart racers Davide Forè and Jonathan Thonon reached new heights ahead of this Saturday’s Race of Stars on the Gold Coast in Australia. The pair joined their fellow international visitors on the SkyPoint Climb in Surfers Paradise today. At 270 metres above sea […]

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Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014

October 15-19, 2014: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina

Oct 15, 2014 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge logo
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This weekend is the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge, set for the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The fourth annual event will crown an international champion with nearly 10 countries represented at this Rotax Max Challenge event. Four tickets to the prestigious Rotax Grand Finals are up for grabs in the Senior, Junior, […]

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Oct 15, 2014 Skip Barber logo
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The field is nearly set for the 19th Annual Skip Barber Racing School Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout. The competition, which takes place on October 28-30, 2014 at iconic Sebring International Raceway, will host the best karters from around the world.”. The Champion of the 2014 Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout will be awarded a […]

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Oct 15, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series will close the 2014 WKA national season this weekend with the GT Machine Grand Nationals at Carolina Motorsports Park’s 0.7-mile sprint course, located in Kershaw, South Carolina. Picture perfect weather is predicted for the Carolinas this weekend, and for the second consecutive year it looks as though […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge – Preview

Over 100 racers vying to make history at GoPro Motorplex

Oct 15, 2014 Rotax Pan American Logo
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This weekend is the fourth edition of Rotax Pan American Challenge event, scheduled for the immaculate GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. ‘NASCAR Country’ will become ‘Rotax Territory’ for this week as over 100 drivers will compete to earn the title of Pan American champion, with many more registering on-site to compete for this coveted […]

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Final Day to Reserve Rio Rooms for Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII

Just over 30 days before teams and competitors move into Las Vegas

Oct 14, 2014 2014 SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII logo
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In just five weeks time, the sound of kart engines humming, the smell of race fuel, and the amazing view of the Las Vegas Strip will provide the incredible atmosphere for those attending at Superkarts! USA’s SuperNationals XVIII. The world’s largest karting event will take place just outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for […]

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Speedcafe.com Backs Race of Stars

Live Streaming on Speedcafe.com/kartinglive this Saturday

Oct 14, 2014 Race of Stars logo
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One of the World’s leading motorsport news websites, Speedcafe.com has joined as a major partner of the Race of Stars karting extravaganza on the Gold Coast this weekend. Now in its second year, the Race of Stars has attracted no less than eight international competitors, including two of the biggest names in world karting – […]

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The 2014 RLOKC awards dinner will be held on Saturday evening November 15th, 2014 at the Rooster Run Event Center in Petaluma. Details and information will be announced shortly but early reservations are available by contacting Jordan at Cameron Karting 707-938-9986, cell 916-718-4932 or e-mail  Jordan@cameronkarting.com. Please contact Jordan by November 3rd. When: Novenber 15, […]

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Jak Crawford Claims Texas ProKart Challenge Titles

Micro Max and Mini ROK titles for up-and-comer

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Continuing his winning ways, ‘Jetpak’ Jak Crawford claimed two regional championships two weekends ago at the Texas Pro Kart Challenge (TPKC).  In both of the highly competitive Rotax Micro Max and Vortex Mini ROK classes, Crawford dominated the regional fields over the course of the eight race weekends to take the titles and build his […]

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Five Americans Set for IAME International Final in France

More than 250 drivers to take on the new International Circuit of Le Mans

Oct 14, 2014 IAME International Final logo
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The third edition of the IAME International Final is set for October 15-19 at the new International Circuit of Le Mans in France. Located inside the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit, IAME drivers from all across the globe will converge on the historic grounds were motorsports legends are made. Four categories will take […]

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Four Rotax Drivers Selected for Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Test

Askew, Brooks, Cook and Versteeg selected as next rising stars

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After ensuring a true ladder program from the grassroots of karting to the upper echelon of motorsports in North America, the Mazda Road to Indy in conjunction with the MAXSpeed Group are pleased to announce the finalists of the inaugural Mazda Road to Indy and MAXSpeed Group Driver Advancement Program. The four winners will be […]

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Ardigo Earns First KZ CIK-FIA World Championship

New champions of international karting awarded in Sarno

Oct 13, 2014 Marco Ardigo earned his first ever KZ world championship (Photo: Press.net Images)
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It was the right place and the right time for a great show of Motorsport. The International Circuit Napoli  fullfilled all the expectations: extraordinary races those run at the Italian facility for the final day of the World CIK-FIA KZ Championship. Besides the World Championship, there were two more events on schedule: the Final of […]

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Oct 12, 2014 Marco Ardigo (Photo: Press.net Images)
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The International Circuit Napoli is ready to host the final phase of the top race in the end of the 2014 karting season: the World KZ Championship is going to award, here in Sarno (I), the last CIK-FIA titles. The Italian Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone KZ) and Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter KZ2), the Spanish Jorge Pescador […]

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Camponeschi Leads Qualfiying for CIK-FIA KZ World Championship

Big names challenges each other in Sarno

Oct 11, 2014 Flavio Camponeschi (Photo: Press.net Images)
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The thrilling showdown between the top names of International Karting has begun today at the International Circuit Napoli in Sarno (I). There are 41 entrants taking part in the race for the CIK-FIA KZ World Title. The participants already tested the 1699 metres of the track yesterday; together with them also the 96 entrants to […]

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Tim Lobaugh Joins 3G Kart Racing

Longtime Birel engineer joins Texas operation as Director of Racing Operations

Oct 10, 2014 Tim Lobaugh joins the 3G Kart Racing operation full time in Katy, Texas (Photo: 3GKartRacing.com)
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3G Kart Racing, the Texas dealer for all Birel and Freeline products, is expanding as the 2014 season draws to a close and 2015 looms. Owner Dave Pauly is happy to announce the hiring of Tim Lobaugh as the Director of Racing Operations. The 3G race team, supported by Burger King®, has been very successful […]

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United States Pro Kart Series and Route 66 Sprint Series Release 2015 Schedules

Third season of growing program remains four weekends, as regional series set for five races

Oct 10, 2014 USPKS logo
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The last two seasons has seen the United States Pro Kart Series become the top summer series in the eastern half of the country. Welcoming drivers from all over the country, continuing its focus on more track time and more fun, the 2014 season was a huge success for the series. Planning continues for 2015, […]

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