Texas Sprint Racing Series: Race 4 and Championship Report

Great weekend of racing action for Texas series

Nov 04, 2016 16-11-02-tsrs-tagjr
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The fourth and final race of the year for the Texas Sprint Racing Series (TSRS) by MG Tires was held on October 22 & 23 at North Texas Karters in Denton, Texas. This 0.5 mile track offers some of the best racing to be had anywhere. TSRS had a total entry of 54 racers in […]

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SKUSA SuperNationals 20 Track Layout Released

Event veterans Moulton and Idelson design special challenge at Las Vegas Convention Center

Nov 03, 2016 skusa-supernats20-track
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History will be made in just over two weeks as the best karters from around the world take part in the 20th edition of SuperSunday, the biggest day in North American karting. Racers of all ages, experience and background will converge on the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 20th running of the Superkarts! USA […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 20

November 16-20, 2016: Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, Nevada

Nov 03, 2016 SKUSA SuperNats 20 logo
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The 20th edition of the SKUSA SuperNationals is set for November 16-20. Nearly 500 racers from around the world will compete on a temporary circuit at the Las Vegas Convention Center, next to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The Superkarts! USA Pro Tour categories will complete the championship chases with the top KZ […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: October 2016 – Diego LaRoque

Arizona driver becomes inaugural Micro Max world champion

Nov 03, 2016 dom-diego-laroque-rotax-grand-finals-2016
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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Piquet Sports and NF Sports to Join Forces

Emerging partnership in the North American karting scene

Nov 03, 2016 piquet-nf-sports-logo
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Piquet Sports (Nelson Piquet Jr.) and NF Sports (Andre Nicastro and Bruno Fusaro) are announcing that theywill be joining forces in the North American kart racing scene. This new partnership will allow drivers from multiple countries and continents to race at the most prestigious events in the United States, such as the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) […]

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Nov 03, 2016 michael-dorlando-rotax-grand-finals
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No rest for the weary is the theme for Michael d’Orlando.  Coming off a mere 7-days rest at home in New York, from the trek to Adria, Italy in early October, it was back to Italy again! It was a race week full of excitement, challenging weather conditions and world-class Rotax talent, but it ended […]

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Nov 03, 2016 maranello-trofeo-delle
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Tommaso Mosca has been the quickest of the lot in KZ2, but was penalized at the start of the Prefinal and managed to recoup up to P8 in the Final, closing ahead of Massimo Dante. Luca Bombardelli has been fighting for the top in Prodriver, but lost some ground due to an incident. The 45th […]

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Evinco Expands Official Spec Tire Partnerships

NorCal karting partners with Evinco as 10 clubs sign on for 2017 and beyond

Nov 02, 2016 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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As a key partner in Southern California karting, Evinco Tires is thrilled to announce that they have expanded their club and regional programs into Northern California for the 2017 season.  Having recently partnered with the growing KPX Championship for 2017 and 2018, Evinco is pleased to confirm that they will be the spec tire supplier […]

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Nov 02, 2016 (Photo: Fielding Photography)
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Northern Nevada Kart Club hosted the fifth and final round of the KPX Karting Championship in Reno, NV the weekend of October 16.  Going into the weekend racers and officials knew the rain was going to be a huge factor but all 79 karts were up to the task.  Sunday morning saw a wet track […]

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Industry Insider: Tucker Launches Nitro Kart Cadet Program

Championship driver enters karting industry at full throttle

Nov 02, 2016 Championship driver Nick Tucker is launching the Nitro Kart chassis for Cadet level racing (Photo: EKN)
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For the sport to thrive into the future, kart racing will need a consistent influx of young blood on the industry side of the fences. Youthful exuberance, a passion for being trackside and complete dedication will be key.  The American karting community has been fortunate in the past and has secured the commitment of second- […]

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Sunnen Continues 28-year Tradition at PRI

Sunnen’s Engine Charity Sweepstakes to award a Nick Ferri-built racing engine, continuing a long-running tradition at PRI. Proceeds will again benefit Victory Junction

Nov 02, 2016 PRI Trade Show 2016 logo
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Sunnen Products Company and PRI continue their 28-year partnership to present the Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes at PRI 2016, December 8-10 in Indianapolis. Sunnen sponsors the Sweepstakes, which to date has donated over $500,000 to various charities around the country.  This year’s proceeds will go to Victory Junction, a year-round camp in Randleman, NC founded […]

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Nov 02, 2016 (Photo: uspks.com)
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Exciting news is coming out of the McCallister Precision Marketing camp as karting standout Brandon Lemke has signed with the motor sports marketing agency. “Brandon has received unbelievable accolades at such a young age,” McCallister Precision Marketing Founder Tonya McCallister said. “I’m very excited to work with Brandon to help his racing career grow.” Lemke, […]

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Nov 02, 2016 So-Cal Oval Karters logo
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The So Cal Oval Karters return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday afternoon, November 5th, for the final time in 2016.  Unlike two weeks ago when it raced on a road course at the Riverside County racing facility, this Saturday the SCOK will be on a traditional oval cut into The PAS infield.  Joining the […]

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Nov 02, 2016 coyote-gary-wagenhals
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On Friday, October 28 the karting community lost a loyal racer, passionate karting father, and all-around enthusiast of the sport in Gary Wagenhals of Rochester, NY.  He was 55 years old. Gary Wagenhals started racing karts in 1983 at the Genesee Valley Kart Club (GVKC) sprint track in Avon, NY. He was awarded Most Improved […]

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Nov 02, 2016 crg-trofeo-delle-industrie
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Torsellini and CRG have been among the most competitive lineups at the 45th Trofeo delle Industrie in KZ2. Dalè also on the podium in P3 as Federer followed in fourth. CRG competitive also in 60 Mini and OK Junior. Tonoli dominated Prodriver Over. Mirko Torsellini had a good debut with CRG works team, as he […]

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Perfect Performances by Mach1 Drivers in Le Mans

Twelve drivers started against international competition

Nov 02, 2016 mach-1-iame-international-final
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More than 400 drivers from all over the world started at the IAME International Final in French Le Mans. German chassis manufacturer Mach1 started with multiple drivers and belonged to the favorites. Thierry Delre started at the X30 Super Shifter. The champion of 2012 and 2013 had aimed for his third success. With mixed weather […]

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Kart Race in Planning Stages for Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Private test held in northern section of the Brickyard facility

Nov 01, 2016 IndyCar driver Conor Daly among those in attendance for a karting test inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo: TB Kart Indy)
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Ever since I was a kid, listening to the radio on Sunday of every Memorial Weekend, I wondered what it would be like to drive around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While my journey to becoming an IndyCar driver took a wrong turn somewhere down the line, I – along with many of my karting friends […]

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Nov 01, 2016 team-usa-2016-kyle-kirkwood-oliver-askew_mtc_10-31
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The journey continues. There has been no seat time in recent days but Kyle Kirkwood and Oliver Askew have been keeping busy with a trip to Snetterton for the British F3 Autumn Trophy and an eye-opening visit today to the McLaren Technology Centre. Kyle’s latest blog is posted at http://teamusascholarship.org/?p=3672 Hey guys, last time I […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – 2016 Final Rankings

EDKRA drivers Dunning and Taskinen earn top spots in Senior and Junior 206 competition

Oct 31, 2016 Skylar Dunning finished as the top driver in the 2016 Briggs Weekly Racing Series program
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In March 2015, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match up racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks […]

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Oct 31, 2016 Jim Howe Motorsports LLC General Manager Jim Howe poses with his 2017 stable of drivers. From left to right is Braden Huckaby, Brayden Johnson, and Jordan Fresher. Photo courtesy of Jim Howe Motorsports LLC
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Jim Howe Motorsports LLC of Elizabethtown (IN) has signed three young drivers to pilot the team’s BBS Race Engine Development-powered #62 BirelART racing go-karts for the 2017 season. Jordan Fresher of Avon (IN), Brayden Johnson of Bloomington (IN), and Braden Huckaby of Columbus (IN) were feted at a local restaurant and then signed their 2017 […]

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