Driver News: David Rafailov Claims Ticket to Rotax Micro & Mini Invitational

Mini Max driver stands atop the podium in final round

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Competing in one of the many Rotax Max Challenge (RMC) programs across the United States, David Rafailov would see action in the ‘Race for the Rockies’ series in the challenging Rotax Mini Max division. Looking to claim the title and garner an invitation to the Rotax Micro & Mini Invitational, the CRG pilot would cap […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – August 2013 – US Rotax Grand Nationals Champions

Six drivers who earned 2013 national Rotax titles in North Carolina honored

Sep 25, 2013 GoRotax Driver of the Month logo
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Thanks to the new partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United […]

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Sep 24, 2013 Kel Treseder with MG Tires Representative Adam Kluynk (AF Images/Budd)
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Bundaberg’s Kel Treseder was honoured by his peers in the CIK Stars of Karting Series on Sunday night when he was presented with the MG Tyres Driver’s Driver of the Year Award. The prestigious award is voted on by the drivers in each of the three Pro categories in a 3, 2, 1 format on […]

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VemmeKart is very pleased to announce the latest addition to the company. AJR motorsport of West Yorkshire England is now an official VemmeKart importer. We were contacted by Mr. Rhodes of AJR Motorsport a while back wanting to import a chassis that would be unique in suiting the tire compound that they are currently using. […]

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Kiwi karter Daniel Bray has starred at this year’s CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup meeting in France over the weekend, starting from pole and leading the Final for 16 of the 20 laps before being shuffled back to fourth then elevated to third by officials after Italian Loris Spinelli who crossed the finish line in second […]

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Excitement Building for Vega Thunder Road Nationals

Discounted preregistration for the highly anticipated $12,000 purse event ends October 1

Sep 24, 2013 Vega logo
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Anticipation is building for the 1st annual Vega Sprint Nationals to be held at the world class karting facility at Atlanta Motorsports Park on October 4-6.  This track, normally a members-only facility, will open its doors to the best racers in the country, all vying for the $12,000 cash purse. Top drivers from around the […]

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Verstappen Claims KZ World Title

15-year old claims title in Varennes, France, Boccolacci wins KZ2 Super Cup

Sep 23, 2013 Verstappen atop the KZ podium (Photo: Cuna Photo)
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Before the race, if you wanted to place a sure bet you just had to bet on a hard-fought race. To be crowned World Champion, today’s winner had to fight bend after bend: that’ why we can now say that the 2013 World KZ title went to the best driver of the pack. In fact, […]

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Industry News: David Malukas Inks Deal with Top Kart USA

Sportsman driver set to make move to junior ranks with Top Kart USA

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With the 2013 season coming to a quick close and only one more event weekend in the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufactures Cup program, one of the top performing drivers in the sportsman division has made the switch to Top Kart blue. Surprising fellow competitors and members of the karting industry, David Malukas and Top […]

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Team News: Russell Karting Specialties Scores 1-2 Finish at USPKS Finale

Parolin chassis sweeps top two positions in TaG Masters, earns inaugural series championship

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The 2013 season has been a successful one for the Russell Karting Specialties operation. The month of September signal the end of the United States Pro Kart Series, where the RKS and Parolin program has found victories all season long. At the finale in Pittsburgh International Race Complex, RKS/Parolin swept the top two positions in […]

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Arie Zimmermann finished on the podium in his Junior Rotax then hops into a Formula Renault an hour later all located within 100 yards of each other at CalSpeed and Auto Club Speedway. Arie was excited to debut his new Si-12 lightweight helmet from his new sponsor HJC. It came at a good time as […]

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IPK North America wrapped up its Eastern Canadian Karting Championship schedule in fine fashion a week ago by claiming another title and adding two more drivers to its 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals roster. Goodwood Kartways, Praga Racing Ontario and IPK Quebec combined for a thirteen-driver lineup at the JimRussellKartingAcademy in Mont-Tremblant and by […]

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Industry News: Race Tech Development to Offer Awards at Rotax Pan-American Challenge

RTD Money to be awarded to top five finishers in all classes

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In an effort to reward competitors for their results in the upcoming Rotax Pan-American Challenge, Race Tech Development (RTD) will be awarding the top five finishers in each division with RTD money. With over $1500.00 of RTD credit available, competitors will be vying for Pan-American Championships, a spot on their respective country’s teams and credit […]

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Driver News: Olivier Bellanger – Florida Karting Championship Series Report

K1 Racegear driver closes racing season with state championship title

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K1 RaceGear sponsored driver Olivier Bellanger claims his third Florida State Championship title, ending the 2013 racing season on a positive tone despite many hurdles along the way. The young pilot did not waste time getting acclimated to the fiercely competitive Junior classes in his rookie year, claiming the title in Rotax Junior, a Vice-Champion […]

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Heavy rains soaked Round Seven of the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge, the first event of this weekend’s doubleheader. The rain may have dampened the track, but not the moods of the competitors, with many drivers getting the chance to demonstrate their tactful and impressive driving skills in the rain. Jordan Heffner, Neil Verhagen, Nick Losito, […]

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WKA to Provide Free Tires and Incentives for Every Class at Manufacturers Cup Finale

Free rear tires for TaG racers, eight sets of 'Stones & $50 Daytona gift cards all to be awarded

Sep 23, 2013 World Karting Association WKA logo
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A groundbreaking incentive program from Bridgestone and its distributors is set to commence next weekend at the first-ever WKA national event at the new GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C., where the Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will close its 2013 tour. Beginning with the Man Cup’s three TaG categories – Parilla Senior, TaG Senior […]

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OnTrack: David Cole – Victory Kart – Rock Island Grand Prix

EKN Managing Editor takes on LO206 class at popular street circuit event

Sep 23, 2013 Cole piloting the Victory Kart / LO 206 around the Rock Island Grand Prix (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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One of the perks that we enjoy through managing the ‘Internet hub’ for the sport is our many connections within the industry. Karting is filled with many passionate enthusiasts, and there are many great events figures which we are thrilled to be associated. The Rock Island Grand Prix exemplifies that status, as the all-volunteer crew […]

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Formula S Pro-Kart Titles to Grant, Mooney & Crighton

Championships decided in Auckland

Sep 22, 2013 Ryan Grant (#64) leading Matthew Hamilton (#1) and the rest of the KZ2 field in the Pre-Final
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Ryan Grant, Snow Mooney and Arran Crighton are New Zealand’s latest Pro-Kart Series class champions, the trio wrapping up their respective class titles at an exciting series finale at Auckland’s Strata Networks Raceway on Sunday. Also drawn at the meeting were the series’ three prizes of trips to Las Vegas to compete at the 17th […]

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Sep 22, 2013 Paul Pittam scored the win the TaG 125 Heavy (AF Images/Budd)
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Two of the three CIK Stars of Karting Championships, presented by Castrol EDGE went right down to the very last lap of competition at a frenetic Port Melbourne final round with Liam McLellan, Matthew Waters and Joey Hanssen declared Champions. McLellan – who entered this weekend’s event second on points – was locked in a […]

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Heading into day two of the Rockpress Australian Superkart Championships it was thought we would finally see the long-held ambition of a sub-90 second lap time at Phillp Island. After years of inching towards the time, it finally fell, but it fell in a manner not expected as Russell Jamieson pulverized the record, bypassing the […]

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Sep 22, 2013 Daniel Connor (#2) was the Platinum Glass 125cc Rotax Max Light round winner at Auckland but it was Daniel Kinsman (#1) who claimed the second Senior spot on the NZ team heading to the Grand Finals in the US in November. (ProShotz/Owen de Mooy)
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For the second time in as many years Auckland’s karting Kinsman brothers, Mathew and Daniel, will head the squad which will represent New Zealand at the annual Rotax Max (kart) Challenge Grand Final, this year being held in New Orleans in mid-November. The make-up of that squad was decided at the final round of this […]

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