Aug 08, 2013 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Round five of the 2013 WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series at Pittsburgh International Race Complex is a little over a week away and pre-registration for the Zero Error Racing / Checkered Motorsports Nationals closes this Friday. WKA will accept pre-entries through the end of business Friday. Please fax or scan entries before 5 […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix Offering Casey’s Race Against Hunger TaG Senior Saturday Afternoon

Annual Labor Day street race urging driver, spectator donations for River Bend Foodbank

Aug 08, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has been delivering free family entertainment on Labor Day Weekend for 19 years. This year organizers are asking spectators for something in return. A new feature for this year’s event is the Casey’s General Stores Race Against Hunger on Saturday. The Casey’s Race Against Hunger, and a new Vintage Kart […]

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Driver News: Versteeg Earns Solid Results in Two Top United States Karting Events

Utah pilot claims first SKUSA Pro Tour victory in Colorado, scores top-10 at United States Rotax Grand Nationals

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The month of July was a busy one for rising karting star Austin Versteeg. The 14-year old spent the past three of four weekend’s trackside, competing at some of the top events of the season. Highlighting the journey was a victory at the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals, his first in only the second season […]

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100 Days to the 2013 Rotax Grand Finals in New Orleans

Countdown continues until Rotax world championship hits United States soil for first time in November

Aug 07, 2013 Rotax Grand Finals 2013 logo
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The end of the 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals this past weekend – held at the new GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina – marked 100 days until this year’s Rotax Grand Finals. The Rotax world championship will bring over 300 drivers from around the world to the United States for the […]

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The Bottom Line – Pride in Progression

Charlie Kimball’s victory shared among karting community

Aug 07, 2013 howden-1
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Be sure to post your comments regarding the column below in the EKN Global Members Discussion section – Ed. It’s surprising to say this, but through the 20 years that I’ve been doing what I do, I don’t think that I’ve ever been this busy.  I’m currently in the middle of a 14-week stretch that […]

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Once again Birel Chassis crushed the competition, dominating all 4 cycle classes winning an incredible 15 out of 21 four cycle classes. No other chassis won more than 2. “The Bear Hunt has always been a very prestigious 4 cycle race in Canada”, commented Jake Collison, Canada’s #1 Birel Dealer. Jake continued, “We put a […]

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Team News: KMS North America at Le Monaco de Trois Rivieres

KMS North America welcomes a new driver to the family

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This weekend the KMS team headed to 3 Rivers for the penultimate round of the Coupe du Quebec and ECKC with a new driver in the team. Jeremy Tallon, a micro max driver out of Ontario who attended the JimRussellKartingAcademy would join the team for this race on the tricky street circuit. Jeremy took to […]

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Aug 07, 2013 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Things are heating up in the WKA RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series, and the latest promotion has $2,000 up for grabs for Senior Pro Gas Animal racers at round four of the 2013 four-cycle sprint series, the August 23-25 GT Machine Grand Nationals at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Since the Jacksonville opener in […]

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Team News: Team PSL Karting Pilots Win Big in SKUSA and WCC Action

Fritz Leesmann and Cody Diede victorious at SummerNationals while Thierry Cote earns WCC title

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With the busy summer months upon the karting community, Team PSL Karting recently took in two major events and left victorious in both. The July 19-21 weekend saw three Team PSL Karting pilots at the second stop of the SuperKarts! USA Pro Tour at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway in Grand Junction, Colorado. The following […]

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Team News: Team Koene USA Claims Rotax Mini Max National Championship

Tony Kart team also earns Vice-Champion honors in Rotax Micro Max

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Descending on the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, Team Koene USA would enter three drivers in the annual Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals this past weekend. With all drivers running at the front of the field throughout the weeklong event, the team would garner the Rotax Mini Max Championship and Rotax Micro […]

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Following a successful SKUSA Springnationals in Tucson, Arizona that saw ART Grand Prix America take the national karting scene by storm, the team traveled to Grand Junction, Colorado for the Summernationals for Rounds 3&4 of the SKUSA Pro Tour. With record entries for the event, the Southern California based team also boasted a team record […]

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Driver News: Michael d’Orlando Scores Rotax Mini Max National Championship

Nicholas d'Orlando is Vice-Champion in Rotax Micro Max

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Making the switch in teams in early January and then switching to the Tony Kart brand in May, it was a year of change for d’Orlando Racing (DRC Inc.) pilots Michael and Nicholas d’Orlando. Looking to get up to speed early but understanding the learning curve of a new team and new equipment, the duo […]

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2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Schedule Announced

Three weekend Winter International Rotax Max Challenge program to award four 2014 Rotax Grand Finals tickets

Aug 06, 2013 The 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas will travel to Tucson, Phoenix and Sonoma, welcoming the best from North America
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Over 200 of the United States Rotax Max Challenge competitors are traveling back home from the 2013 Rotax Grand Nationals at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. Many will return to finish out their local series, some will take their chance at the Rotax Pan-American Challenge in October with a handful set to represent […]

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August 23-24 marks the first time that a multi engine karting program has been invited to the fabulous F1 Outdoors facility located in East Bridgewater, MA. Some of the challenges F1 Outdoors faces is a very restricted noise ordinance that every racer must adhere too.The F-Series has taken the necessary steps to have silencers for rent or purchase that will […]

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Aug 05, 2013 Top five in the Yamaha Sportsman Smackdown, (left to right) 5th - Brandon Lemke, 2nd -Dillon Schwanbeck,
1st - David Malukas, 3rd - Austin Schaff, 4th - Sam Mayer
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The Russell Karting Specialties/L & T Manufacturing Route 66 Sprint Series presented by Bridgestone/Margay and Grand Products held round three on July 27-28 at the Briggs and StrattonRacewayPark near Dousman, WI.  The event was sponsored by Merlin Racing Karts.  240 entries competed over the weekend on the historic track administered by the Badger Kart Club […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals – Saturday Report

History made at GoPro Motorplex as Championship Saturday decides seven national champions

Aug 03, 2013 Member of Team USA following the 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals
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For complete coverage of the 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals, visit the EKN Event Page Be sure to post your comments below in the EKN Global Members Discussion section – Ed. Drivers, teams and families prepared the last 364 days for Championship Saturday at the 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals. […]

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Paddock Insider: 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals – Saturday

Championship Saturday to decide the seven United States Rotax Max Challenge champions

Aug 03, 2013 SAM_0208
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals – Friday Report

Grids set for seven categories entering Championship Saturday at GoPro Motorplex

Aug 02, 2013 Sam Beasley showed speed to put him in contention for the Senior Max title
(Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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For complete coverage of the 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals, visit the EKN Event Page Be sure to post your comments regarding the opening day of the event below in the EKN Global Members Discussion section – Ed. It was ‘Frantic Friday’ at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina as the 2013 […]

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Paddock Insider: 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals – Friday

A look into Friday's action as it happens at the GoPro Motorplex

Aug 02, 2013 Rotax Grand Nationals logo
Written by David Cole with 3 Comment

EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals – Thursday Report

Super Pole highlights day as racing action gets underway in Mooresville

Aug 01, 2013 Rookie Oliver Askew was top qualifier and won the Super Pole session in Senior Max
(Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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For complete coverage of the 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals, visit the EKN Event Page Be sure to post your comments regarding the opening day of the event below in the EKN Global Members Discussion section – Ed. The build up toward Championship Saturday continued at the GoPro Motorplex as the 2013 […]

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