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With the Canadian karting season coming to a close, the Northern Ontario Karting Championship (NOKC) recently closed out its season and is now set to crown series champions. The year-end banquet is now only a few weeks away, as series champions and participants will be honored in light of a successful 2013 program. The headline […]

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Team USA Attack the World at the Rok Cup International Final

Five-member team made up largest USA roster in event’s 11-year history

Oct 23, 2013 Hunter Kelly and Hayden Wagner (Photo: Rok Cup USA)
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After a year of preparation of American competition that won them their opportunity to compete against the world on foreign soil, the five-member Rok Cup Team USA arrived at the famed South Garda Karting Facility in Italy to participate in the 11th Annual Rok Cup International Final.  With the largest USA contingent that have even […]

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Oct 23, 2013 Daytona Kartweek WKA logo
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One of the biggest dirt karting events of the year will be set to go off once again this December 27-29 at the Daytona International Speedway quarter-mile Flat Track, located outside turns one and two of the DIS superspeedway. The WKA Daytona Dirt World Championships, which last year boasted over 825 entries between two days […]

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Oct 22, 2013 Shannon during the cool down lap, receiving congratulations from other drivers
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Over the weekend Racing For Tourettes made the trip to Concord, North Carolina to compete in the Endurance Karting 24 Hours of America. Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon successfully completed 1,020 laps of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield kart track, recording a total distance of 643 miles as the event’s only solo competitor. Although Shannon’s […]

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Oct 22, 2013 Podium finishers at the PRD Pan-Am Crown enjoyed the spoils of victory
(Sean Burr - PRD-USA)
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The PRD Pan Am Crown of Karting presented by RLV/PRD-USA, Bryan Herta Autorsport, Vega Tires, Honda Performance Development, Acceleration Karting, Fastech Racing, LAKC and CalSpeed Karting took place at AutoClub Speedway in conjunction with the IZOD Indy season finale October 17th-19th. Drivers from South America, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and California competed for a $20,000 […]

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In what has been nothing short of a spectacular season, ART Grand Prix America continued their winning ways once again at this past weekend’s PRD Pan-Am Crown of Karting. An exciting new event, the race was held in conjunction with the IZOD Indycar Series season finale at the Autoclub Speedway on a technical temporary circuit […]

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Oct 22, 2013 Race Monitor
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We would like to start by thanking you for your support of Race Monitor!  Over the last few years, thanks to your support, we’ve grown from a simple app that displayed live timing directly from an RMonitor feed, to a full end-to-end solution for making your live timing available over the internet in real-time. Live […]

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Oct 22, 2013 Daytona Kartweek WKA logo
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The 2013 Daytona Dirt World Championships will include a new class mostly foreign to dirt competitors throughout the country. Baker Racing Engines-sponsored Pro Gas Animal, a division WKA introduced this past year in the Gold Cup Series, will run this December 27-29 at Daytona’s quarter-mile Flat Track and will pay a guaranteed $2,000 to the […]

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Driver News: Lachlan DeFrancesco Returns to Seat with Trio of Podium Results

DFR pilot back behind the wheel after taking a year off

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Looking to follow in the footsteps of his older brother, Lachlan DeFrancesco has returned to karting and started right where he left off. Working with Octane Sports Development’s (OSD) Nick Mitchell, Lachlan is racing under the DeFrancesco Racing (DFR) banner and competing at several events throughout the state of Florida. Prepping for a return to […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – September 2013 – Gary Lawson

Ohio driver continues reign over Rock Island GP after two year hiatus

Oct 22, 2013 Lawson returned to the Rock Island Grand Prix after two years, adding four victories to his win total (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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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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Oct 21, 2013 Italian Motors USA logo
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Italian Motors USA will trade your used Leopard or Rotax engine plus $1999.00 for a brand new IAME X30 engine kit which retails for over $3000.00! The X30 comes from one of the top kart engine manufactures in the world, IAME.  With a history of producing arguably the best engines in the history of karting, […]

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With the 2013 season wrapping up, Checkered Motorsports will be going full force for the upcoming Robo-Pong 200 set to be held at NewcastleRacewayPark. Checkered Motorsports is partnering up with Conlin Speed Sport.  With the experience of Conlin SpeedSport and the PCR chassis, their eyes are set for the top spot. The Robo-Pong 200 will […]

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Breaking News: Jonathan Thonon Joins Praga Kart Racing

Former world champion KZ driver to race with factory team for 2014 season, including SuperNationals XVII this November

Oct 19, 2013 Jonathan Thonon
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The Praga Kart Racing team announced over the weekend that world champion driver Jonathan Thonon has joined its official lineup for the 2014 season. Thonon, who is among the top drivers in the world, is scheduled to compete for the first time with the team at the WSK Final Cup in Castelletto (November 1-3), continuing […]

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Connor Wagner, a 17-year-old from Flower Mound, Texas, won three features in five events en route to the championship in the Superkarts! USA California ProKart Challenge S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto class, one of the most competitive classes and regions in the nation, this season. “It’s definitely the most important championship of my career,” Wagner said. […]

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Industry News: Advanced Karting and 37RacingEngines Win Big in New Orleans

Daniel Formal takes DD2 Pan-Am title while Jack Weprin earns double victories in Texas PKC

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Heading to the NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans, Louisiana, site of the 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals this November, Advanced Karting and 37RacingEngines would be at the forefront of some stiff competition. Making his mark against a field of international pilots this past weekend, multi-time Team USA member Daniel Formal would leave the […]

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The GoPro Motorplex Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels kicked off the five-week championship series during Round One last night. Ryan Truex and Sam Watson took home the first of the series’ victories against SOLD OUT fields of competitors in both the Light and Heavy division. Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Round […]

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Continuing his breakout season, GT7 Motorsports pilot Dylan Tavella would add yet another championship title to his resume this past weekend. Heading to the NOLAMotorsportsPark near New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge, Tavella would leave the Micro Max Pan-American champion for the second straight year. Overcoming an early setback, the rising talent […]

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Join us for a fun day of racing for a great cause! The event will be held at Englishtown Raceway Park on Oct. 26 and all proceeds will benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Since the nature of the event we will utilize a different class program to our usual Gearup Challenge structure . We are going to include most major RacewayPark,  NJMP and OVRP […]

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Oct 18, 2013 SIMA-logo
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Sumas International Motorsports Academy (SIMA) opened its doors this year in 2013 for its most successful winter season to date, and the racing was incredible. The 2013 season saw SIMA draw over 130 championship contending racers. So now that they have another year under their belt and already looking to turn to the 2014 season, […]

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Oct 18, 2013 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The official entry blank for the 2013 WKA Road Race Championships December 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway has been posted on WorldKarting.com. Go to HERE  to download the Daytona Road Race Championships entry blank. Daytona Road Race pre-registration will open Monday, October 28. Pre-entries will not be returned if mailed in next week. Pre-registration will […]

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