Jan 30, 2015 Jim Lipari, Patrick O’Neal, Brad Farmer and Sean Meier enjoy success at the Florida Pro Kart Series opener
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Several of our Coyote Motorsports racers took advantage of the new Florida Pro Kart Series season-opening event earlier this month at the Palm Beach Kart Center to compete in the growingly popular Briggs LO206 division, which continues to gain momentum in sprint-kart series around the United States. A strong field of 17 LO206 racers were […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2015 24 Hours of America Preview

Guinness World Record driver taking on two solo drivers, and 25 teams in endurance event at Daytona International Speedway

Jan 30, 2015 Racing for Tourettes logo
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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California ProKart Challenge Readies for 2015 Opener

Six-race program set to begin at Buttonwillow as drivers chase for part of the $75,000 in cash and prizes this season

Jan 29, 2015 Grids are expected to be full once again when the California ProKart Challenge begins the 2015 season in Buttonwillow (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The 2015 season is set to get underway for the Superkarts! USA organization, as the flagship regional program California ProKart Challenge is set to host its opening round of competition. Scheduled for February 6-7 at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park, SKUSA is expecting another large turnout for the season opener as the paddock is almost full […]

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Dylan Tavella Starts Off 2015 Florida Winter Tour Campaign on the Podium

Young driver to also be featured in new reality TV show

Jan 29, 2015 Dylan Tavella celebrates a second place podium result at the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour (Photo: DylanTavella.com)
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After a huge season in 2014, where up-and-coming driver Dylan Tavella earned two United States Pro Kart Series championships, his second consecutive US Rotax championship, and the Rotax Challenge of the Americas Mini MAX title, Tavella would be back in action the past two weekends to start his 2015 campaign. Taking to the Homestead Karting […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Merlin

‘Merlin Nation’ going strong into second decade in United States market

Jan 29, 2015 Showroom-Merlin
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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MAXSpeed Group Announces New Rotax 125 Max evo Engines Now in Stock

Next generation Rotax engine now available through authorized dealers

Jan 28, 2015 125 Rotax Max evo-logo
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After the debut of the next generation Rotax engine at the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain, US Rotax distributor MAXSpeed Group has received their first order of the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engines from BRP-Powertrain. “We have 200 total engines in stock, available immediately through our network of authorized dealers.  […]

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Jan 28, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Entering its fourth year of competition, the CIK Karting Academy Trophy has once again requested each country to submit their participant for the 2015 Competition Year, for drivers 13-15 years of age. As it has in past years, the World Karting Association, as affiliate karting member of the FIA-ACCUS has been placed in charge of […]

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24 Hours of America Welcomes Three Solo Drivers to Battle for Victory

Endurance Karting hosting 28 entries at Daytona International Speedway this weekend

Jan 28, 2015 24 Hours of America logo
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The United States is home to several high profile endurance races that racers from around the world want to win. The 12 Hours of Sebring, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and the 25 Hours of Thunderhill are all at the top of any endurance racers bucket list. Karting even has the RoboPong 200, which normally […]

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Jan 28, 2015 CRG Nations logo
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CRG continues to be strong for the beginning of the 2015 racing season with multiple podiums and top five’s at the opening rounds of the Rotax Florida Winter Tour The first round of the Florida Winter Tour was a busy one for CRG. The Mini Max class proved once again that the CRG Mini Hero […]

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Jan 28, 2015 Joshua Parkinson (#NI) and Callum Hedge (#17) lead one of the rolling starts in the Vortex Mini ROK heats (Photo: Fast Company/Emilee Wright)
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Auckland karter Graeme Smyth got the perfect build-up for a big fortnight of racing coming up with an eight-win clean-sweep of the KZ2 class at the two-day Lightning Racegear City of Sails kart race meeting in Auckland over the city’s Anniversary weekend. Kart and car racer Smyth heads to Rotorua this weekend for the opening […]

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Road Racing 4 Life: The Read Family

Karting has made my family a close family

Jan 28, 2015 Lindsay and Brad Read
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Karting is a not just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. Road Racing is a segment of the sport that may not enjoy the glitz and glamour of sprint racing, but it remains a crucial component that gives driver the unique opportunity to take on race car tracks all across the country. Road racing dates back […]

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Jan 27, 2015 Florida Karting Championship Series logo
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The Florida Karting Championship Series is proud to announce our partnership with Prism Motorsports is a Florida based Racing Company that specializes in race car driver training. The owner Tilden Kinlaw has graciously agreed to donate one free test day in a Spec Racer Ford ( $1500.00 value) to the Florida Karting Championship Series WKA […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Assembles Large Prize Package for 2015

Over $30,000 in prizes part of the awards offered for CalSpeed program

Jan 27, 2015 Los Angeles Karting Championship LAKC logo
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship is among the largest and most successful programs in the United States. Based at the CalSpeed Karting Center that is just outside turn four at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, the LAKC welcomes hundreds of drivers once a month for events held from February to October; races that […]

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Digital Magazine of Rotax Challenge of the Americas Opener Now Available

Racers can now view the online recap of an exciting weekend of racing in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 27, 2015 COTA-Tucson-Digital Magazine-2015
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It was an action-packed weekend of racing at the Musselman Honda Circuit for the opening rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program. The Tucson, Arizona facility always offers up excitement, and the over 100 racers that took part in the eighth season opener of the series cranked up the intensity and drama over […]

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CIK-FIA celebrated their champions last Saturday in Milan, during the annual prize-giving ceremony organized by the promoter WSK Promotion. All the big names of international karting gathered to give their tribute to the protagonists of the event: the drivers, the team managers, the directors of FIA’s International Karting Commission and the representatives of the circuits […]

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MotorsportReg.com Proves Experts Wrong About Declining Car Culture

Record-breaking year sees 207,000 registrations; growing interest in motorsports

Jan 27, 2015 MotorsportsReg logo
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The reports on the death of car culture have been greatly exaggerated.  Contrary to studies showing a declining interest in driving, online registration service MotorsportReg.com has logged a record 2014, registering more events per participant and setting a new highwater mark of 207,000 amateur motorsport participants, an increase of 15.3% over the prior year. “While […]

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Jan 27, 2015 Florida Pro Kart Series logo
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With a very successful first event for the Florida Pro Kart Series at the Palm Beach International Raceway. Pre-registration is now open for the second event, scheduled for February 6-8 at the same West Palm Beach, Florida location. Visit floridaprokartseries.com Register today and save time and money. Register on or before 2-03-15 and receive a FREE […]

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Jan 27, 2015 KPV-4 Pro winner Aaron Aguirre (Photo: Bigdawg Racingphotos)
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The 2015 karting season seems to start earlier and earlier each year with major races happening all throughout the country long before winter has come to an end. With a refocused approach for 2015, D Power Racing decided to make the revitalized California State Championships their season opener. Entering two drivers in a total of […]

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Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge Begins in Homestead

OGP’s Kirkwood and Garrison win Senior, Tony Kart dominates Junior with Robb and Gangi victorious, Lennox doubles in Birel ART debut

Jan 27, 2015 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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A new era began last weekend as the inaugural Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA series kicked off the program, which is now under the guidance of MAXSpeed Entertainment. The second half of the 2015 FWT campaign was completed this past weekend, as the Rotax Max Challenge formula took its turn circulating the […]

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PSL West Announces Affiliation with Top Gear Karting Centre at Area 27

British Columbia-based operation to be on site kart shop at recently approved Western Canadian motorsports complex

Jan 26, 2015 PSL West is set to be the on site kart shop at Area 27 
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PSL West is pleased to announce their agreement with Penticton’s Top Gear Karting to operate the on site kart shop for the Area 27 Motorsports Country Club development to be located in Oliver, British Columbia. “We are still in the early stages of planning the details for the kart track and shop, but we are […]

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