Oct 24, 2013 K1 RaceGear Micro-Mini
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K1 RaceGear, the official supplier of suits and related safety gear to Team USA at the Rotax Grand Finals, has unveiled the suit livery to be worn by all Team USA members in the Micro & Mini Invitational at NOLAMotorsportPark next month during the Grand Finals. The design is similar to the design being worn […]

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$2,500 Purse for Unlimited All-Stars at WKA Daytona Dirt World Championships

Daytona to serve as UAS Eastern States National Points kick-off

Oct 24, 2013 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The Unlimited All-Stars and World Karting Association have agreed to terms to make this December 27-29 WKA Daytona Dirt World Championships at the Daytona International Speedway Flat Track the UAS Eastern States National Points kick-off event with a big $2,500 purse for the mighty 2-cycle machines at the famed dirt oval. The Unlimited All-Stars program, […]

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Team News: Team Aluminos Has Impressive Weekend at Red Line Oil Karting Championship

Jason Toft takes Aluminos to victory lane in Pro Stock Honda

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Success has been synonymous with the Aluminos operation. During the October 12-13 weekend, the ninth round of the Red Line Oil Karting Championship took place at the SimracwayPerformanceDrivingCenter. The home track for Aluminos, its drivers felt right at home when racing at the historic Sonoma, California facility. The team saw great results on the weekend, […]

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Round Two of the GoPro Motorplex Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels featured new winners on the podium and close, last-lap battles against SOLD OUT fields of competitors in both the Light and Heavy divisions. Bronson Butcher and Joey Padgett secured the overall points wins in Round Two of the five-week series. Rental League […]

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Approximately thirteen months ago, D Power Racing Company was formed to take on a new business venture in addition to D Power Racing Engines, ART Grand Prix America. Priding themselves on diligence and excellence, D Power owners Daniel and Neftali Patino became the importer of the newly developed ART Grand Prix chassis for the United […]

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The Amped Up Racing Series and SEKA Racing is proud to announce our season final race will pay tribute to a lifelong karter who devoted his life to the sport. Will Frank, who lost his battle with cancer May 3,2012 at his home in Nashville, Tennessee. Will was  the District 5 trustee for WKA. He supported many […]

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Coming off a string of solid performances in his home state of Florida, Aidan Keel was among the favorites for the victory in the Mini-max category. Having logged numerous hours behind the wheel at Andersen RacePark in PalmettoFL, there was no doubt that the young Floridian was physically and technically prepared for the race event. […]

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Morning Coffee: Thursday – October 24

The Beauty of Four Cycle Racing

Oct 24, 2013 Briggs LO 206 racing continues to grow throughout the country
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We’ve got a pretty darn good gig here at eKartingNews.com.  Yes, it’s a lot of work, countless hours staring at a computer screen, 20+ weekends away from our families, sometimes actually forgetting where we’ve been when we arrive home on a return flight.  The commitments are extensive to be certain, but as true fans of […]

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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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