American Driver Michael Benyahia Experiences New Challenges Racing in Europe

New tracks and competitive fields give Benyahia a different perspective

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Michael Benyahia recently returned home from several weeks spent racing in Europe. The young American driver participated in CIK-FIA’s Academy Trophy competition at tracks throughout the region including Genk, Belgium; Sarno, Italy; Sienna, Italy; and Wackersdorf, Germany. While Benyahia did not achieve any podium finishes throughout his time in Europe, the experience made the trip […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh Preview – Part 1

Jarsocrak, Holden, Tavella and Mars look to maintain championship leads in Yamaha divisions

Jul 23, 2014 USPKS logo
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The 2014 United States Pro Kart Series is at the halfway point of the season, with the next stop of the four weekend schedule on the horizon. The Pittsburgh International Race Complex is set to host Round Five and Six of the eight round championship on the July 25-27 weekend – presented by Checkered Motorsports […]

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National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park to Host World Karting Association Event in 2015

New WKA National Road Racing venue tentatively set for October of next season

Jul 22, 2014 National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park
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World Karting Association officials have reached an agreement with the National Corvette Museum (NCM) Motorsports Park to bring the WKA VEGA / TS Racing National Road Racing Series to the Bowling Green, Ky., venue in 2015. The tentative date for the WKA Road Racing Nationals at NCM is October 23-25, likely making the event the […]

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Coyote racers from around the eastern half of the country traveled to southwest Ohio the weekend after Fourth of July for the second round of the World Karting Association Gold Cup Series at the historic G&J Kartway in Camden. Two Coyote drivers netted wins at G&J, where over 200 entries made it another strong turnout […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals – Sunday Report

Craig, Jones and Garrison earn first US crown, Neri makes history with fourth

Jul 20, 2014 Rotax Grand Nationals-Sunday-Field
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For complete coverage of the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals, visit the EKN Event Page. Check out interviews with the 2014 United States Rotax Max Challenge champions along with videos and special photos in the EKN Paddock Insider. Be sure to post your comments below in the EKN Global Members Discussion section – Ed. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals – Saturday Report

Line-ups set for Championship Sunday at Miller Motorsports Park

Jul 19, 2014 Rotax Grand Nationals-Saturday-Field
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For complete coverage of the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals, visit the EKN Event Page. Be sure to post your comments below in the EKN Global Members Discussion section – Ed. The second day of competition at the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals provided the final two rounds of heat races on the 9/10-mile […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals – Friday Report

Opening day of action at Miller Motorsports Park sets the stage for seven categories

Jul 18, 2014 Rotax Grand Nationals-Friday-Field
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For complete coverage of the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals, visit the EKN Event Page Be sure to post your comments below in the EKN Global Members Discussion section – Ed.The first true test for the possible 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals champions began Friday with the qualifying and the opening heat race […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

Inside information and interviews from Miller Motorsports Park for Rotax national championship

Jul 18, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals 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 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals to crown the national champions of the United States Rotax Max Challenge. The information will not be […]

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Briggs & Stratton to Sponsor Two World Formula Engine Giveaways

IKF Region 6 NW Gold Cup MG Tires Sprint Series

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Briggs and Stratton and Nitro Radish have teamed up to give away 2 Briggs World Formula Engines for the 2014 NW Gold Cup Season. A Briggs World Formula engine will be given away at the 2014 IKF Region 6 NW Gold Cup Sprint Series Season Finale   August 31st,and to the 2014 Nitro Radish Pro World […]

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Jul 18, 2014 Group shot of drivers with MG Tire's Wagner Rossi (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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The MG Tire / L & T Manufacturing Route 66 Sprint Series held rounds five and six at the Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park near Dousman, WI on July 12-13 with another large turnout of over 300 entries.  The event was sponsored by QPS Employment Group and hosted by the Badger Kart Club (BKC). Rain […]

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Jul 18, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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The Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, and Briggs & Stratton Motorsports have announced an exciting incentive program for drivers participating in the Briggs Local Option 206 classes at Rock Island this Labor Day weekend, August 30-31. In an effort to respond to competitor’s requests for more track time, the Rock […]

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Pre-registration for the July 25-27 VIR Nationals for the WKA VEGA / TS Racing Road Racing Series driven by Mazda will close Saturday, July 19. Click HERE for the VIR National entry blank. Competitors may pre-enter online at WoodbridgeKartClub.com or mail the WKA entry form to WKC at 3383 Hickory Hills Drive; Oakton, VA 22124. […]

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BREAKING NEWS: MAXSpeed Group Takes Over Formula Kart Productions and Florida Winter Tour

MAXSpeed Group’s team of employees and partners begin plans for 2015 season

Jul 17, 2014 Florida Winter Tour logo
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Announced this evening at the annual MAXSpeed Group sales meeting at the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals, Richard Boisclair and his team of employees and partners are pleased to announce that they have purchased Formula Kart Productions and the Florida Winter Tour. MAXSpeed Group will take charge effective immediately and will begin preparations for […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals – Event Preview

National championships to be decided at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend

Jul 17, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
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This week is officially ‘Rotax Week’ in the United States as the racers from all across the country have traveled to the Miller Motorsports Park for the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals. The 14th annual event is set for the second time at the Tooele, Utah facility with close to 200 drivers battling over a […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – June 2014 – Kaylen Frederick

Maryland driver climbing quickly up the standings in the Mini Max division

Jul 16, 2014 Kaylen Frederick leading the Mini Max field at the Rotax Summer Shootout (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Thanks to the 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 States […]

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Dreezen, and Juodvirsis Lead The European CIK-FIA Championships

Ota leading the points in Academy Trophy

Jul 16, 2014 Jonathan Thonon stands between point leader Dreezen (left) and Lammers (right)
(Photo: Wafe Project)
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The race to the European CIK-FIA KZ and KZ2 titles on Rai Sport 2 The 2014 European titles are going to be awarded. The last event of the European CIK-FIA KZ and KZ2 Championship is scheduled in two weeks’ time at the Swedish circuit of Kristianstad. The facility will host the third and last round of […]

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Rolison Performance Group Brings Deep Roster to 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

Twelve driver line-up gearing for victory in four categories at Miller Motorsports Park

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This week, Rotax teams and drivers from all over the country will compete in the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals to decide the seven national champions. Among the teams that will make the trip is the successful Rolison Performance Group, gearing up to be at the front of the fields with a roster full […]

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The second club points race is quickly approaching for Snake River Karters on July 20th. After the astounding opening race weekend at Glen Morgan Raceway in June, the much anticipated memorial races are drawing the attention of drivers from Washington, Oregon and Eastern Idaho. With growing kart classes and an improved racing surface the club […]

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Skip Barber Racing School, LLC and the World Karting Association today announced a partnership for the 2014 World Karting Association Season. The agreement makes Skip Barber Racing School the official racing school of World Karting Association and will offer WKA kart racers a gateway to open-wheel racing through SBRS program prizes. The champion of the […]

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It’s the Gary Lawson Show Again at WKA Camden Gold Cup

Alder, Kalb & Miller join Lawson as triple winners at Michigan Kart Supply Nationals

Jul 16, 2014 Gary Lawson races Jacob Heavlow into turn one at G&J Kartway (Photo: Double Vision Photography)
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Mentor, Ohio‘s Gary Lawson went unbeaten this past weekend at the Michigan Kart Supply Nationals at G&J Kartway, round two of the 2014 WKA RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series. Lawson led the way over 70 drivers that compiled for more than 220 entries at Camden, where he won Friday’s Pro Gas Animal Money […]

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