Morning Coffee: Friday – August 1

Respecting the Streets…and the Sport

Aug 01, 2014 Morning Coffee-Modesto
Written by Rob Howden with 6 Comment

I’m a big fan of Thursdays.  For more than half the year, it’s the day that I head back to the airport for the next event, and I’m always charged up to drop the hammer and get back at it.  On this particular Thursday, I’m even more energetic knowing that I’m on my way to […]

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2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour – SummerNationals

August 1-3, 2014: Modesto Grand Prix - Modesto, California

Jul 31, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

This weekend will see history be made in the sport of karting. The inaugural Modesto Grand Prix is set to host the 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals event. The Northern California city is rolling out the red carpet for over 240 karters from across the country and around the globe, competing in four TaG […]

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Jul 31, 2014 Los Angeles Karting Championship LAKC logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

Round Six of the Los Angeles Karting Championship took place this past weekend (July 27) at the CalSpeed Karting Complex in Fontana, California. The championship chases have been defined with the series now past the halfway point of the 2014 season, and the pressure is beginning to build with the end nearing. Exciting action was […]

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It is referred to as ‘Rotax Week’ during the period of July 14-20, with drivers from all across the country converging to one location to decide the United States Rotax Max Challenge national champions. This year’s Cold Stone US Grand Nationals were held at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, with two unofficial days […]

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CRG-USA Chasing History at Inaugural Modesto Grand Prix

Growing operation gets even bigger for Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Written by David Cole with No Comments

This coming weekend, August 1-3, marks the first ever Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix. The excitement that comes along with a brand new event is unique. The chance for racers and teams to be titled as the inaugural winners at a new race adds pressure and suspense to the whole event. With well over […]

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Checkered Motorsports/PCR USA dominated the third stop of the United States Pro Karting Series tour at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania. The team’s sixteen drivers collected four wins, along with ten podiums across all classes. John Paul Southern Jr. lived up to his reputation of being one of the fastest sportsman drivers in […]

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Louie Pagano to Offer Driver Training at Regional and National Events

Successful karter to now hone the skills of up and coming drivers

Written by David Cole with No Comments

After being named the 2013 TaG Senior Vice Champion in the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour and the 2013 eKartingNews.com Driver of the Year, SodiKart pilot Louie Pagano is pleased to announce that he will be offering a variety of driver training programs. Working with younger and older drivers alike, Pagano will hone the skills […]

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The NorCal 80cc Shifter series will be running in conjunction with the RLOKC series at Sonoma Simraceway on Aug 10th. There will be separate trophies and awards for the NorCal shifter competitors who run slightly different rules to the regular RLOKC racers. To accommodate the series, RLOCK regular drivers will be allowed to run their […]

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11 Year Old Rookies, 12 Year Old Veterans

The Bros. d'Orlando show us the difference

Written by David Cole with No Comments

For those not versed in the world of competitive kart racing, where the age-range of drivers goes from barely out of single digits to as “old” as 16, it’s probably difficult to think in terms of rookies and veterans. But that is in fact the case, and the Bros. d’Orlando – Michael, 12 and Nicholas, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 3

Pro categories stacked once again as Lennox and Craig look to extend winning streaks

Jul 31, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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Jul 31, 2014 Garett Potter (right) joins Josh Smith (left) and Richard Boisclair (center) of the MAXSpeed Group as Director of Race Promotion
(Photo: Ken Johnson/Studio52.us)
Written by David Cole with 1 Comment

Immediately following the announcement of the MAXSpeed Group’s purchase of Formula Kart Productions and the Florida Winter Tour, Garett Potter was confirmed as the newest employee of the Florida based company and has begun his tenure with the staff immediately. Working with a strong group of people, Potter’s title will be Director of Event Promotion […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 2

Full fields in S2 and S4 with large regional participation in TaG Master

Jul 30, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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Jul 30, 2014 USPKS logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

The following is a statement released by the United States Pro Kart Series regarding the disqualification of a number of competitors due to a ‘non-compliance’ with an overflow container on the radiator rule. The USPKS is restoring the on-track finishing positions, points and accompanying prizes to the seven drivers disqualified for overflow bottle infraction as […]

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Birels Work at US Rotax Grand Nationals; Three Chassis, Three Podiums

Strong runs by several drivers netted a win and two additional podium finishes

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There were six classes at this year’s US Rotax Max Grand Nationals held at Miller Motorsports Park in Toole, UT and Birel scored podiums in three of them, using three different chassis models. The results showcased the strong chassis line-up of the Birel C28 Cadet chassis, RY30-S6 and the CRY30-DD2 chassis all used to score […]

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Seen as the largest Rotax only race for United States residence, the 2014 Cold Stone Creamery US Rotax Grand Nationals was a great success for Tru Tech Racing Engines. Nearly 200 of the nation’s best drivers traveled to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT for the weeklong event. Six competitors would brave the heat with […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – June 2014 – Mike McAndrews

Birel driver bags double win weekend at United States Pro Kart Series in South Bend

Jul 30, 2014 McAndrews drove to two victories at the USPKS South Bend event (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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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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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 1

Record number of pre-entries set to battle in Modesto, younger categories set the stage

Jul 29, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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Trenton Estep Joins Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA Race Team

Texas-based operation adds Superkarts! USA Pro Tour S5 Junior point leader to roster

Jul 29, 2014 Mike Jones (left) and Kevin Adds (right) of Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA with Brian and Trenton Estep (Photo: eKartingNews.com)
Written by David Cole with No Comments

The Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA race team is growing into a premiere team in North American karting. Signing veteran karter Louie Pagano last year, and celebrating the latest triumph at the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals this past week, the Caddo Mills, Texas-based operation is building the younger side of the driver roster. Texas […]

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From the Tower: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

MAXSpeed Group and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors continue to elevate annual event

Jul 29, 2014 (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
Written by David Cole with 1 Comment

With the entire day spent up in the tower, watching every on-track session to provide the EKN Trackside Live program, not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that developed over a race weekend, those […]

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Jul 29, 2014 Kristianstad
Written by David Cole with No Comments

Kart racing confirmed once again to be one of the most unpredictable motorsports. The results of the first two racing days were not confirmed in Sunday’s races. The continuous changes in the standings of the KZ and KZ2 categories were the real protagonists of the weekend on the Swedish circuit of Kristianstad, the venue of […]

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