Jan 05, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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With the arrival of the New Year, MAXSpeed Entertainment has now begun final preparations for the upcoming 2016 Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour. Mere days away to the opening rounds of both the ROK Cup USA and Rotax MAX Challenge weekends at the Homestead Karting facility in Homestead, Florida, today is the final day to […]

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Jan 04, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The staff here at EKN would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year as 2016 is underway. The season officially kicked off for with the annual WKA Daytona KartWeek in Florida between Christmas and New Years, with the calendar now turned over and the focus on the new season set for the upcoming winter […]

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Jan 04, 2016 Senior Rotax Class
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The Canad Inns in Winnipeg, Man. was the site of the Manitoba Karting Associations 2015 Awards Banquet. Friends and families showed up to celebrate our champions, special award winners and sponsors. In addition to great food, there were lots of silent auction prizes to be won. Guy Budel gave the address thanking the volunteers and […]

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Texas Sprint Racing Series Releases 2016 Information

Schedule, sponsors and new classes for 2016 campaign

Jan 04, 2016 16-01-03-tsrs
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Texas Sprint Racing Series (TSRS), a karting program in the heart of the Texas, is pleased to announce plans for the upcoming 2016 season. With a race schedule now confirmed, a host of new and returning sponsors on the docket and the addition of two-cycle classes to the prominent four-cycle program, the Texas Sprint Racing […]

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Jan 04, 2016 F-Series logo
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Second day of 2016 and we are in full swing as our advertising efforts for the Gearup Challenge are going into over drive. We are ecstatic to represent our racers, sponsors and program at what is the absolute highlight in karting promotions. The F-Series will be represented at the largest karting expo in the world. […]

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Jan 04, 2016 Phil Giebler Racing logo
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Phil Giebler Racing’s Carter Williams drove to a pair of championships and Vatche Tatikian and Nicky Hays earned one apiece in Superkarts! USA series in 2015. Williams of Clovis, Calif., earned the crowns in the five-event Fikse Pro Tour and the six-event California ProKart Challenge, two of America’s most competitive karting series, in the S2 […]

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Trenton Estep Back with Team Koene USA in Senior Ranks

US Open Rotax Junior Champion Trenton Estep set to contest second season with Koene USA

Jan 04, 2016 Koene USA logo
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Indianapolis, Indiana based Team Koene USA is pleased to announce another stout returnee to their driver lineup for the 2016 season. US Open double race winner and Rotax Junior Champion Trenton Estep will rejoin the squad, this time as a rookie in the Rotax Senior ranks, as he will see action in both the MAXSpeed […]

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Anthony Gangi Jr. Wraps Up 2015 Racing Season with Two Trips to Europe and SKUSA SuperNationals

US karting champ set to tackle European competition full time in 2016

Jan 04, 2016 Anthony Gangi
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After earning race wins at the Florida Winter Tour, ROK Cup USA series, and Rotax Summer Shootout, championship podiums at the Florida Winter Tour and SKUSA Pro Tour, and championship titles in the ROK Cup USA series and United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals, top karting talent Anthony Gangi Jr. recently wrapped up a […]

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Jan 04, 2016 F-Series logo
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Going into the upcoming F-Series season we are very happy to announce an even stronger partnership with our long standing supporter and tire supplier WR Motorsports/MG Tires. Working together for many years, six of them at an intense level of the Gearup Challenge we can truly say it would never have been possible without such […]

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Jan 04, 2016 Rok Cup USA logo
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On the heels of releasing their 2016 race schedule and announcing a new format for the series, which takes ROK Cup racing outside of Florida for a regional championship in the Midwest, ROK Cup Promotions has now released its 2016 Rule Book regarding technical and race regulations for the upcoming season. The new Rule Book […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Kartweek – Manufacturers Cup Wednesday Race Report

Jarsocrak emerges as Pro IAME Senior star, Towles completes LO206 Senior sweep

Jan 01, 2016 Brandon Jarsocrak brought Kartsport North America a big Pro IAME Senior win during the second day of competition in Daytona
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There is a new energy and a rejuvenated spirit in the North Carolina offices of the World Karting Association, and their goal of rebuilding their flagship Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series enjoyed a big leap forward this week in Daytona, as over 250 entries were registered for each of the two days of competition. Massive numbers […]

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Dec 29, 2015 Elliot Finlayson emerged as the star of the Pro IAME Senior field at Daytona
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Warm and humid weather was the order of the day for the opening round of the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup – the Margay Sprint Nationals – at Daytona International Speedway. The racing was incredibly exciting all day long, and the huge Pro IAME Senior field brought everyone to the fence, packing the grandstands. Elliot Finlayson […]

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2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup – Daytona Kartweek

December 28-30, 2015: Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Florida

Dec 28, 2015 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The 2016 World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will kick off this week on the kart track at the Daytona International Speedway. A total of 10 classes are part of the event schedule, as two Briggs LO206 categories have been added to the eight-class line-up that will run through the entire 2016 campaign. The […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup – Daytona Kartweek

Rob Howden's notes and info from the DIS pit area

Dec 28, 2015 The grandstands at Daytona International Speedway offer an incredible turn one backdrop for the opening round of the 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup
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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 WKA Manufacturers Cup opener at the Daytona International Speedway.  Get all the coverage through the EKN Event Page. Please feel free to comment and discuss […]

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Merry Christmas!

Best wishes to one and all for a safe and joyful holiday season

Dec 25, 2015 EKN-XMAS
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The staff at eKartingNews.com would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family on Christmas Day. It is our hope that you are spending your days with family and friends, enjoying health and happiness during this holiday season. EKN is gearing up for a return to the World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek, […]

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World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek Set for December 27-30

Karters set to converge on Daytona International Speedway for triple-crown event

Dec 24, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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There is no other event like it in the world. Karters from different genres come together to one location every year for the annual World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek to celebrate the prestigious event between the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Daytona KartWeek combines the Manufacturers Cup Series, Road Racing, and Dirt World Championships into […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – November 2015 – Hunter Kelly

Kelly beats the odds to claim S5 Junior Stock Moto SuperNationals XIX victory in Las Vegas

Dec 23, 2015 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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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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Dec 23, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Because we are running a mixed selection of classes at our Man-Cup event this year, we have had several calls asking about tires rules. Just as a point of clarification, all tires, all classes — the tires must be run as manufactured. No alteration or treating of any type is allowed.

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Dec 23, 2015 AKRA logo
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Several press releases have been posted on the new 2016 AKRA American Sprint Cup Series, and now that the three Southern Tour dates are confirmed and the Grand National Championship is slated for October 21-23 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, its time to offer racers some more concrete information on the series’ […]

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Dec 23, 2015 MAXSpeed Group Tech Update
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With the 2016 Florida Winter Tour and Challenge of the Americas championships quickly approaching, it is important to update our dealers, service centers and customers with some commonly asked questions we’ve had in the last few weeks.  We want to communicate and provide an understanding of the rules and regulations with absolute clarity, to better […]

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