Morning Coffee: Tuesday – November 12

SuperNationals - Continued Growth in Las Vegas

Nov 12, 2013 The evolution of the SKUSA SuperNationals has provided American karting with an event that boasts full fields across the board
(Photo: Todd McCall - otp.ca)
Written by Rob Howden with No Comments

I had a great chat with SKUSA’s Tom Kutscher last week while we were going over our live audio broadcast plans for this year’s SuperNationals.  We’ll once again be streaming my trackside play-by-play from Las Vegas through our EKN Live page, bringing you all the action for the sport’s biggest event.  Tom’s really excited about […]

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EKN Exclusive: SKUSA SuperNationals XVII – Preview Program – DD2/Rotax Junior

Rotax categories join biggest North American event, offering up three 2014 Rotax Grand Finals tickets

Nov 12, 2013 SKUSA SuperNationals XVII logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

eKartingNews.com, the official online media partner of Superkarts! USA, is proud to present the SKUSA SuperNationals XVII Preview Program. Over the coming days leading up to the November 20-24 event, EKN will preview each of the 11 categories that will close out the 2013 SKUSA Pro Tour while competing for a share of the prize […]

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Team News: Team Koene USA to Enter Six Drivers in SKUSA SuperNationals

Elite karting team will hunt for SuperNats glory

Written by Tony LaPorta with No Comments

Capping off an outstanding first official season, Team Koene USA will make the cross country trek to Las Vegas, Nevada. With six drivers set to compete with the Indiana-based squad, they will all be in search for SuperNats glory at the 17th annual SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals. Taking place on the challenging temporary circuit on […]

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Written by Tony LaPorta with No Comments

Formed by British karting champion Nick Mitchell, Octane Sports  Development (OSD) is set to hit the ground running during a pair of international events in the coming weeks. Traveling to the NOLA Karting facility in New Orleans, Louisiana next week for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, it will be a quick turn around and […]

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Paddock Insider: 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Monday

Kart raffle and build-up begins event for 288 drivers from over 60 countries

Nov 11, 2013 288 karts ready for competition at NOLA Motorsports Park (Photo: BRP)
Written by David Cole with 2 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 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage, visit […]

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Gary Carlton will jump from an instructor’s role back into the driver’s seat and seek a return to the top of the class in this year’s edition of the SKUSA SuperNationals. Carlton will be competing in the familiar KZ2 category where he won the championship in 2006. Although the category is a very familiar one […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVII

November 20-24, 2013: Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Written by David Cole with 1 Comment

The 2013 Superkarts! USA SuperNationals is shaping up to be the biggest event in its 17 year history. At close to 600 entries heading to the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, history will be made when the 11 categories hit the track Wednesday for practice. Over $100,000 in cash and prizes are set to be […]

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EKN Exclusive: SKUSA SuperNationals XVII – Preview Program – S5/TaG Cadet

Increased fields in both categories offer up excitement heading into Las Vegas

Nov 11, 2013 SKUSA SuperNationals XVII logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

eKartingNews.com, the official online media partner of Superkarts! USA, is proud to present the SKUSA SuperNationals XVII Preview Program. Over the coming days leading up to the November 20-24 event, EKN will preview each of the 11 categories that will close out the 2013 SKUSA Pro Tour while competing for a share of the prize […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Grand Finals – Preview

Record event hits United States soil for first time

Nov 09, 2013 Rotax Grand Finals 2013 logo
Written by David Cole with 1 Comment

For complete coverage of the 2013 Rotax Grand Finals and Team USA, head to the EKN Event Page The prestigious Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals has been well over 365 days in the making, as a record number of drivers are traveling to the NOLAMotorsportsPark for the annual world championship. The New Orleans facility will […]

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United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals Heads Back to Utah for 2014

Miller Motorsports Park set to host Rotax national championship on July 17-20

Nov 08, 2013 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

The MAXSpeed Group, the US distributor for Rotax MAX engines and related products, has announced that they are returning to the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah for the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge United States Grand Nationals. This marks a return to the very popular facility where the event was first held in 2011. The […]

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Leading Edge Motorsports Ready for Las Vegas with Talented Driver Roster

Kinnear, Peterson and McAlister to lead LEM’s assault on SKUSA SuperNationals XVII

Written by David Cole with No Comments

Greg Bell’s Leading Edge Motorsports squad will join the best of the best in just two weeks time when they all head for the 17th annual Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, which will be held just outside the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino from November 20-24. The Northern California-based operation has been a mainstay at the annual […]

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Written by David Cole with No Comments

HYTORC of Texas and WKA have teamed to post a $1,000-To-Win purse for the overall weekend winner of Parilla Senior at all 2014 WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup events, beginning with round one of the national 2-cycle sprint series, this December 27-30 Margay Sprint Championships at Daytona International Speedway. HYTORC of Texas, a producer […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – October 2013 – Oliver Askew

Senior rookie dominates main event at Rotax Pan-American Challenge

Nov 08, 2013 Oliver Askew drove to the Pan-American Challenge victory, adding to his Senior rookie resume
(Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
Written by David Cole with 1 Comment

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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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Grand Final – Team USA Profile – DD2

Fantastic five ready for duty against tough competition in two-speed category

Nov 08, 2013 2013 Rotax Grand Finals Team USA logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

eKartingNews.com, the official online media partner of the United States Rotax Max Challenge, is proud to present the profiles of each member of Team USA, set to represent the Red, White and Blue at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans on November 10-16. With the first ever ‘Olympics of Karting’ held on United States […]

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Morning Coffee: Thursday – November 7

Michael Valiante – A True Karting Success Story

Nov 07, 2013 (Photo: michaelvaliante.com)
Written by Rob Howden with 5 Comment

When I first heard the news a couple weeks ago that Michael Valiante had signed with Spirit of America Racing to drive their Daytona Prototype in the 2014 United SportsCar Championship, I could only smile.  I’ve known Michael for many years, watching him rise to the top of the karting world through the IKF Region […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Grand Final – Team USA Profile – Senior Max

Talented group of pilots primed for Rotax world championship

Nov 07, 2013 2013 Rotax Grand Finals Team USA logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

eKartingNews.com, the official online media partner of the United States Rotax Max Challenge, is proud to present the profiles of each member of Team USA, set to represent the Red, White and Blue at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans on November 10-16. With the first ever ‘Olympics of Karting’ held on United States […]

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This Saturday, Nov. 9 will be a monumental day as Round 10 of the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge determines which drivers will be crowned our inaugural 2013 series champions later that night during a special Championship Banquet. 2013 Championship Banquet – GoPro Motorplex will host a special banquet for GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge competitors following […]

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The World Karting Association and the Tri-State Pro Series, arguably the country’s top Speedway Dirt series, are teaming for the 2013 version of the Daytona Dirt World Championships at the Daytona International Speedway Flat Track. The event – one of the most prestigious karting events of the year – will take place December 27-29. The […]

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Rok Cup USA Sets Dates for 2014 Program

World Champions Marco Ardigo and Flavio Camponese confirmed for opening round

Nov 07, 2013 Rok Cup USA logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

In only its second year in the USA, Rok Cup announced dates for Rok Cup USA, offering six events in 2014.  After a successful initial season this year, introducing the world-renowned Vortex Rok Motors to the USA, which gained immediate acceptance by the karting public, Rok Cup USA continues its momentum with a foundation of […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – October 31

Pagano, Neri and Craig remain on standing podium heading into SuperNationals

Nov 06, 2013 EKN Driver Rankings logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

Heading into the biggest race of the season, the highly-anticipated updated standings for the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings have been produced. With a much longer than anticipated gap between published rankings, things have changed throughout the 400+ positions, putting regional, national and international karters against one another – based solely on numbers. The top of […]

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