EKN Exclusive: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 20 – Preview Series – Micro Swift

New youngest SKUSA division set to make SuperNats debut

Nov 05, 2016
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eKartingNews.com, the Official Media Partner of Superkarts! USA, is proud to present the Preview Series for the SKUSA SuperNationals 20. Leading up to on-track action of the 20th edition of the marquee SKUSA event and 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour finale, EKN will preview each of the 10 categories that will compete outside the Las Vegas […]

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Operation Grassroots: 206 Taking SoCal By Storm

Briggs program exploding with Tri-C Karters

Nov 04, 2016
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Over the past two years, we’ve been extolling the virtues of the Briggs Racing Local Option 206 four-cycle engine and how it’s reviving grassroots karting all over North America.  The top-quality, factory-assembled powerplant presents a level playing field at an extremely affordable cost, and it’s pressed the ‘reset’ button on the sport at the club […]

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Cooper Tires Back with EKN Live for SKUSA SuperNationals Broadcast

Automotive and motorsports tire manufacturer back on-board for Vegas coverage

Nov 04, 2016
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While the focus of our upcoming EKN Live coverage of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals will be our daily coverage and Rob Howden’s play-by-play of qualifying, the crucial heat races and the one and only SuperSunday, the planning and work begins much earlier.  Class previews, produced by EKN Managing Editor David Cole, will begin on Saturday […]

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Nov 04, 2016
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It’s almost time to go racing again! After a week of high-profile visits, Oliver Askew and Kyle Kirkwood are now back at Silverstone, deep into preparations for this weekend’s Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone…which has attracted more than 120 entries! Oliver’s latest blog is posted at http://teamusascholarship.org/?p=3680 Our final week in England has begun, and […]

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Nov 04, 2016
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Colin Warren finished out his American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) American Sprint Cup Championship North/South season with four wins at the first American Kart Racing Association / Vega Tires Grand Nationals presented by Kart City Performance October 21st – 23rd raced at Jacksonville, FL’s 103rd Street Sports Complex. Built in the mid 1960’s, the 103rd […]

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Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels Series Finale Ready to Take on Las Vegas

Series championship leaders ready to fight for titles in Las Vegas; international talent abounds in Sin City

Nov 04, 2016
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For the second year, the newly formed US Open series will conclude in high style at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, located just off the famous Las Vegas Strip. Met with rave reviews in 2015, the series finale will feature the same 12-turn, .72-mile temporary circuit and host international talent in seven Rotax MAX […]

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MDD Expands to Form F4 Program

MDD builds program to move drivers from karts to cars

Nov 04, 2016
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After launching a successful karting program, Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development program (MDD) will now expand into formula car racing. MDD has created a program to help move drivers from karting to the first step in formula racing, the F4 series, with the help and knowledge of two-time Indianapolis 500 competitor Jay Howard. “For a […]

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Texas Sprint Racing Series: Race 4 and Championship Report

Great weekend of racing action for Texas series

Nov 04, 2016
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The fourth and final race of the year for the Texas Sprint Racing Series (TSRS) by MG Tires was held on October 22 & 23 at North Texas Karters in Denton, Texas. This 0.5 mile track offers some of the best racing to be had anywhere. TSRS had a total entry of 54 racers in […]

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SKUSA SuperNationals 20 Track Layout Released

Event veterans Moulton and Idelson design special challenge at Las Vegas Convention Center

Nov 03, 2016
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History will be made in just over two weeks as the best karters from around the world take part in the 20th edition of SuperSunday, the biggest day in North American karting. Racers of all ages, experience and background will converge on the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 20th running of the Superkarts! USA […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 20

November 16-20, 2016: Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, Nevada

Nov 03, 2016
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The 20th edition of the SKUSA SuperNationals is set for November 16-20. Nearly 500 racers from around the world will compete on a temporary circuit at the Las Vegas Convention Center, next to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The Superkarts! USA Pro Tour categories will complete the championship chases with the top KZ […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: October 2016 – Diego LaRoque

Arizona driver becomes inaugural Micro Max world champion

Nov 03, 2016
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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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Piquet Sports and NF Sports to Join Forces

Emerging partnership in the North American karting scene

Nov 03, 2016
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Piquet Sports (Nelson Piquet Jr.) and NF Sports (Andre Nicastro and Bruno Fusaro) are announcing that theywill be joining forces in the North American kart racing scene. This new partnership will allow drivers from multiple countries and continents to race at the most prestigious events in the United States, such as the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) […]

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Nov 03, 2016
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No rest for the weary is the theme for Michael d’Orlando.  Coming off a mere 7-days rest at home in New York, from the trek to Adria, Italy in early October, it was back to Italy again! It was a race week full of excitement, challenging weather conditions and world-class Rotax talent, but it ended […]

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Nov 03, 2016
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Tommaso Mosca has been the quickest of the lot in KZ2, but was penalized at the start of the Prefinal and managed to recoup up to P8 in the Final, closing ahead of Massimo Dante. Luca Bombardelli has been fighting for the top in Prodriver, but lost some ground due to an incident. The 45th […]

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Evinco Expands Official Spec Tire Partnerships

NorCal karting partners with Evinco as 10 clubs sign on for 2017 and beyond

Nov 02, 2016
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As a key partner in Southern California karting, Evinco Tires is thrilled to announce that they have expanded their club and regional programs into Northern California for the 2017 season.  Having recently partnered with the growing KPX Championship for 2017 and 2018, Evinco is pleased to confirm that they will be the spec tire supplier […]

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Nov 02, 2016
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Northern Nevada Kart Club hosted the fifth and final round of the KPX Karting Championship in Reno, NV the weekend of October 16.  Going into the weekend racers and officials knew the rain was going to be a huge factor but all 79 karts were up to the task.  Sunday morning saw a wet track […]

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Industry Insider: Tucker Launches Nitro Kart Cadet Program

Championship driver enters karting industry at full throttle

Nov 02, 2016
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For the sport to thrive into the future, kart racing will need a consistent influx of young blood on the industry side of the fences. Youthful exuberance, a passion for being trackside and complete dedication will be key.  The American karting community has been fortunate in the past and has secured the commitment of second- […]

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Sunnen Continues 28-year Tradition at PRI

Sunnen’s Engine Charity Sweepstakes to award a Nick Ferri-built racing engine, continuing a long-running tradition at PRI. Proceeds will again benefit Victory Junction

Nov 02, 2016
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Sunnen Products Company and PRI continue their 28-year partnership to present the Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes at PRI 2016, December 8-10 in Indianapolis. Sunnen sponsors the Sweepstakes, which to date has donated over $500,000 to various charities around the country.  This year’s proceeds will go to Victory Junction, a year-round camp in Randleman, NC founded […]

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Nov 02, 2016
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Exciting news is coming out of the McCallister Precision Marketing camp as karting standout Brandon Lemke has signed with the motor sports marketing agency. “Brandon has received unbelievable accolades at such a young age,” McCallister Precision Marketing Founder Tonya McCallister said. “I’m very excited to work with Brandon to help his racing career grow.” Lemke, […]

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Nov 02, 2016
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The So Cal Oval Karters return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday afternoon, November 5th, for the final time in 2016.  Unlike two weeks ago when it raced on a road course at the Riverside County racing facility, this Saturday the SCOK will be on a traditional oval cut into The PAS infield.  Joining the […]

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