P1 Engines Victorious at USPKS

Another victory added to P1 Engines resume

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Crossing the country yet again, P1 Engines would be present at the second event weekend of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) at the MRP of South Bend facility in Northern Indiana. With competitors competing in Leopard Pro, Leopard Junior, Parilla Challenge and Mini Rok 60 Cadet, podium results and race wins were added […]

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Race Wins for Benik Kart Across the Country

New team and brand continue to impress

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  Showing speed and garnering wins and podiums at several of North America’s premier karting series, BENIK Kart continued their winning ways only a few short weeks ago at the second event weekend of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS). With drivers competing in both the Yamaha 100 Cadet and Mini Rok 60 Cadet, […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock – July 1

Musgrave maintains lead as top-10 remains nearly unchanged entering summer months

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The latest edition of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings shows very little change among the top drivers, but sets up for what could be some major changes in the coming months. All of the top-nine pilots remain in the same positions with no change to their point totals after a limited number of regional events took […]

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CIK-FIA Mandates Steel or Iron Brake Discs for 2015

Decisions of the World Motor Sport Council of the FIA concerning Karting - June 2014

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At its meeting on June 26th, 2014 in Munich, Germany, the World Motor Sport Council of the FIA made the following decisions on the basis of proposals of the International Karting Commission: Amendments to Technical Regulations Article 12 of the Technical Regulations, “KZ1 & KZ2 Specific Rules”. Exhaust silencer: Homologated, compulsory use. The fitting of […]

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Big Numbers and Exciting Racing Highlight 2014 Rotax Summer Shootout

Selliken bags $2,000 with Senior Max victory Sunday as Rotaxians prepare for Cold Stone Grand Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park

Jul 02, 2014 A fantastic weekend of racing at the Rotax Summer Shootout as drivers prepare for the upcoming Cold Stone US Grand Nationals (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Over 120 drivers contested the 2014 Rotax Summer Shootout this past weekend (June 27-29) to prepare for this year’s Cold Stone United States Rotax Max Grand Nationals. at the pristine Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. This year’s Summer Shootout provided fantastic racing, and a great opportunity for racers and teams to prepare for the […]

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Superkarts! USA and Streamline Audio Visual Partner Up for SummerNationals

Live video and audio feed with real-time scoring available to each team at inaugural Modesto Grand Prix

Jul 01, 2014 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour logo
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Superkarts! USA has announced a partnership with Lancaster, California’s Streamline Audio Visual to offer a closed-circuit, multi-channel feed for interested teams in the paddock at this year’s SummerNationals. The inaugural Modesto Grand Prix on August 1-3 will host this year’s second stop on the SKUSA Pro Tour, with numbers expected to hit record highs in […]

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The MG Tire / L & T Manufacturing Route 66 Sprint Series approaches the mid-point of the racing season with a return to the historic Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park on July 12 and 13 for rounds five and six. The event is hosted by the Badger Kart Club (BKC) and sponsored by QPS Employment Group.  On-line […]

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Jim Howe Motorsports drivers Bransten Peavler and Eli Fox capped a very successful weekend for the team with dual podium finishes at the 12th annual “Goodland (IN) Grand Prix” Southern Indiana Racing Association (SIRA) street race. Peavler, 15, led the way for the Columbus (IN)-based team, taking the runner-up spot in the 16-lap Junior 2 […]

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Behind the Wrench: The Transition from Driver to Tuner

Stress elevates and time is limited compared moving from behind the wheel to behind the wrench

Jul 01, 2014 Kyle Smith with his driver Ryan Norberg
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The following is a new column from driver now tuner Kyle Smith. A driver for a number of years, the 19 year old is currently a student at Penn State University. Now on summer break, Smith is getting in as much karting as possible working as a tuner for Checkered Motorsports while competing in select […]

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Aaron Downs Wins 2014 Sport Kart Grand Nationals

100 drivers battle for near $5,000 purse at third annual event at CalSpeed Karting Center

Jun 30, 2014 Sport Kart Grand Nationals - 2014
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Competition karting has the SKUSA SuperNats, and names like Abasse, Lammers, and Fore. Arrive and drive, or as it is known now as Sport Karting, has the Sport Kart Grand Nationals, and names like Kimbrell, Calvin, and Downs. Just as competitive and serious as its older and faster cousin, Sport Karting has emerged as the […]

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Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge Ready to Celebrate Fourth of July in Canby

Third stop of 2014 season scheduled for holiday weekend at Pat’s Acres Racing Complex

Jun 27, 2014 The Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge gets underway again next weekend at the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The second half of the 2014 Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge begins next weekend (July 4-6), as the program journeys to the historic Pat’s Acres Racing Complex. The Canby, Oregon facility was part of the inaugural season and set to host the third stop of this year’s championship chase. Superkarts! USA and United States Rotax Max […]

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Andersen Promotions and MAXSpeed Group Form Alliance

United States Rotax Max Challenge named an Official Partner of the Mazda Road to Indy

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The Mazda Road to Indy – the most successful driver development program in the world – is now further engrained in the grassroots level of the sport following today’s announcement that Andersen Promotions has formed a partnership with MAXSpeed Group, the United States distributor of the Rotax MAX engine platform. The nationwide professional karting series […]

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Victory for Praga North America at USPKS

First Place for Michael Geringer in Leopard 125 Pro, Double First for Luca Mars in Yahama Rookie

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Praga North America took home three wins, including its first national win in the Leopard 125 Pro category, at the third and fourth rounds of the United States Pro Kart Series, which took place at Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. With nine Praga drivers competing at the event, Michael Geringer, who earned the […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – May 2014 – Lincoln Steel

Utah driver among the top contenders at the MSquared Racing program

Jun 27, 2014 Lincoln Steel
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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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Team Koene USA Set for Annual Rotax Summer Shootout

Indiana-based squad set for event at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah

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Indiana-based Team Koene USA has finalized their driver lineup for the upcoming Rotax Summer Shootout event that will take place in Tooele, Utah over the June 27 – 29th weekend at Miller Motorsports Park (MMP). Known as the unofficial tune up for the annual Cold Stone US Grand Nationals, Team Koene USA will enter four […]

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Crown Point, Indiana racer Mick Gabriel is in the midst of back-to-back national karting events and has reason to be confident heading into this weekend’s third round of the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series at Michiana Raceway Park near South Bend, Indiana. First, Gabriel is coming off his first Man Cup triumph in April […]

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Registration Opens for 2014 Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at Midnight Tonight

Inaugural Modesto Grand Prix expected to welcome largest Pro Tour field yet

Jun 26, 2014 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour logo
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In just over 30 days, the city of Modesto will welcome Superkarts! USA and the karting community for the second stop of the 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour national series. The inaugural Modesto Grand Prix will play host to the 2014 SummerNationals on August 1-3, taking part in the downtown city streets. The SKUSA SpringNationals was […]

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The WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is ready to tackle the challenging Michiana Raceway Park this weekend with the running of the Zero Error Racing / Checkered Motorsports Grand Nationals, round three of this year’s Man Cup circuit. The annual Man Cup Grand National means prestigious WKA Eagle trophies will be on the […]

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Large Number of Drivers at the DKM in Wackersdorf

Filled up fields at the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf

Jun 25, 2014 Start zum Finale der DSKM 2013
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It’s going to be packed at the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf: 186 drivers from more than 25 nations are going to start at the second event of the German Kart Championship. In addition to the best drivers from Germany, numerous international top drivers have signed up again as well. The German Kart Championship continues to experience […]

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Checkered Motorsports/PCR USA was a force to be reckoned with yet again at round two of the United States Pro Kart Series held at Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana.  The team’s ten drivers took home the win in Leopard Pro, along with seven podiums across all classes. John Paul Southern Jr. brought home […]

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