EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Pat’s Acres – Saturday Report

Heats races set grid for Sunday Prefinal at Championship Finale

Sep 16, 2017
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The final weekend of the 2017 Can-Am Karting Challenge got underway on Saturday at the legendary Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR, with qualifying and three heat races setting the grids for Sunday morning’s Prefinals. The series ran doubleheader formats at the first two events at Horn Rapids and Chilliwack, leading to this unique […]

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Sep 15, 2017
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While the Automobile Club de l’Ouest is finalising the details of the organisation of the 32nd edition of the 24 Hours Karting which will take place on September 30th and October 1st at Le Mans Karting International, prestigious names and teams are actively preparing. The challenge of the engine manufacturers is exciting, between the two […]

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From the Tower: 2017 Rock Island Grand Prix

Entries eclipse 300 for first time in decade as Labor Day festival continues fun on and off the track

Sep 14, 2017
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For the 23rd time, the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois was turned into a racing circuit over the Labor Day weekend. The 2017 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix welcomed over 300 entries for the first time since 2007, nearly double the amount from the 2014. The coveted Rock trophy was the goal […]

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Rok Cup China Closes First Season of Competition with Steady Growth

In four events, the number of ROKKERs more than doubled

Sep 14, 2017
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After four rounds of competition, the premiere season of ROK Cup China has come to a close with consistent and steady growth throughout the year. Attracting drivers from multiple different countries including World and European karting champions, the Chinese market has accepted the professionalism of the ROK Cup program as momentum has been established heading […]

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Orlando Kart Center Hosts Orlando Cup This Weekend

ROKKERS on track for the first of three rounds at OKC

Sep 14, 2017
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ROKKERS in Florida will have a chance to race this weekend, as Orlando Kart Center hosts the first of three rounds in their Orlando Cup series. Six Vortex ROK classes will be offered, including Micro, Mini, Junior, Senior and Master, as well as Shifter, Speedy and LO206 categories.  The September 16-17 event will run the […]

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Sep 14, 2017
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The 2017 Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Karting Season wrapped up at Merrittville Speedway September 12th – crowning two first time champions. In winning his first career championship in the Quick Ink Custom Screen Printing Junior 2 Division – Joey Priestley remained undefeated taking home all 10 Features. Another first time Champion – Nigel Pendykoski’s 5th […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Returns at CalSpeed Karting September 17

Penultimate round in title chase set for this weekend in Fontana

Sep 13, 2017
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship is ready for its eight round of the 2017 season, returning to the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California on Sunday, September 17. The penultimate round for this season’s championships will be an important event for those who are in the hunt for the many class titles still up for […]

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Sep 13, 2017
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As Bridgestone enters its 40th year of supplying premium kart racing tires to the US Karting market, Bridgestone Kartsport would like to confirm its product line for the 2018 season and beyond.  Consisting of two new compounds (YNB, YNP) along with two existing compounds (YLC, YDS), Bridgestone continues its practice of offering a complete range […]

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Sep 13, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS), presented by MG Tires and IAME, is preparing for its season finale on September 21 -24, 2017. Not only will this weekend feature a brand new venue, the Autobahn Country Club, in Joliet, IL, it will also be capped off by our Champion’s Banquet, which will be held […]

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Sep 13, 2017
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Dual World Karting Champion Paolo De Conto will defend his Race of Stars crown next month (October 13-15) on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The Race of Stars International karting event will see more than 200 drivers from all across Australia, New Zealand and various parts of the globe converge on the Xtreme Karting Complex. It kicks […]

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Sep 13, 2017
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In the CIK-FIA race valid for the International KZ2 Super Cup Marco Zanchetta was slowed down by a racing contact, when holding P2. A real shame for the Italian that had a chance to aim to the podium and maybe even to the victory! Maranello Kart got very close to scoring a great result in […]

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Sep 13, 2017
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The fifth place gained on the occasion of the World Championship for KZ class in Wackersdorf, does not credit the potential shown during the whole weekend by our drivers. The overall balance of the world competition, held in Germany, has seen us stand out with our drivers, Patrik Hajek and Simo Puhakka. Both were leaders […]

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Sep 13, 2017
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The World Championship for KZ class held on a single event in Wackersdorf (Germany) ended with an unlucky final for our colours. The early stages of the KZ World Championship were positive. In particular, Jordon Lennox-Lamb signed the fourth position in the qualifying heats and finished the first heats at the top positions. Also positive […]

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Sep 13, 2017
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Another hot weekend greeted the drivers who showed up for Race #7 of the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships at the Simraceway International Karting Center. The drivers were thankful on Sunday when temperatures were only in the mid-90’s compared to the 106 temperature that was recorded on Saturday. Kid Karts ran on the Sunday program for […]

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Sep 13, 2017
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This 2017 Gearup Challenge has been among the hardest fought years the F-Series has ever seen and it all concludes at a fantastic new venue. New York Race Complex offers up not just a brand new super smooth racing surface but a configuration that will bring the racing to an all new high. A European inspired […]

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Sep 13, 2017
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The world’s biggest KZ and KZ2 event confirmed the remarkable performance of the Sodi chassis at the highest level. Alex Irlando won the KZ2 International Super Cup, while Anthony Abbasse, just recovering from injury, climbed to 2nd place on the podium of the World KZ Championship. The Sodi drivers were satisfied with this weekend in […]

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Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser Set for Dallas Karting Complex This Weekend

‘Texas Strong’ event for karters to support those needing assistance in Houston area

Sep 13, 2017
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The United States has been hit over the past few weeks by a number of weather related disasters. The first was Hurricane Harvey, which reached the Texas ocean shores along the Gulf of Mexico on August 25. The amount of rain brought on by the storm caused massive flooding for the Houston area and the […]

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Sep 12, 2017
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After keeping a careful watch on Hurricane Irma, as well as staying in constant contact with Atlanta Motorsports Park Officials, World Karting Officials are moving forward with this weekends Grand National event for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. Downgraded to a Tropical Storm […]

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Class Structure Confirmed for 2018 Challenge of the Americas

ROK with Briggs & Stratton categories to fill out class roster for international winter series on west coast

Sep 12, 2017
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The new era begins on-track for the Challenge of the Americas in four months as the international winter series in western North America opens up the 2018 championship series. Planning for the transition over to the ROK by Vortex engine platform and Bridgestone tire line is well underway. Series promoter Andy Seesemann has helped to […]

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Sep 12, 2017
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The performance of Birel ART at the World KZ Championship and the KZ2 International Super Cup was another success. Riccardo Longhi dominated in KZ2 before concluding on the podium, while Marijn Kremers played a leading role among the elite of KZ and finished 6th in the world. The biggest CIK-FIA event for the gearbox karts […]

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