EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Saturday Report

Zeen goes zero to hero in Leopard Pro, Dignan nearly pulls off hat trick as Lemke continues win streak

Aug 22, 2015 Andrick Zeen passed 55 karts on the day to score the Leopard Pro victory (Photo: EKN)
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It was a perfect day for racing as the United States Pro Kart Series began the first of two rounds to conclude the 2015 championship series at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Saturday’s Round Seven action helped set up the final act in the seven title chases still yet to be decided, while wrapping up […]

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Aug 22, 2015 RIGP 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced that it will not allow helmet-mounted audio/visual equipment at this year’s race, September 5-6. “There have been a number of serious injuries in motorcycle racing this year that may be attributed to helmet-mounted cameras. There is also concern that drilling holes in the helmet for the mounting bracket […]

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California ProKart Challenge Heads to Adams Motorsports Park

Superkarts! USA regional program travels to historic Riverside facility on August 28-29

Aug 21, 2015 California ProKart Challenge visits the historic Adams Motorsports Park on August 28-29 (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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It has been over two months since the California ProKart Challenge was trackside for the 2015 season. After the long break following the Sonoma round in June, the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program returns to action on August 28-29 at the historic Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, California. The challenging 3/4-mile course has a long […]

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Rock Island GP Enjoying Surge of Interest

Pre-entries showing positive increase two weeks out from event

Aug 21, 2015 This year's Rock Island Grand Prix is primed to be the biggest in recent years
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Over the past five years, the organizers of the Rock Island Grand Prix have been working different angles in an effort to breath new life into their legendary race, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014. The Labor Day weekend street circuit event has always paired great racing with a festival atmosphere, which brings people […]

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Selection Process and Judges Announced for 2015 Mazda Road to Indy and MAXSpeed Group Driver Advancement Program

Judges panel to consist of Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud along with Michelle Kish and Richard Boisclair

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After a successful program in 2014 that saw four Rotax drivers awarded a one-day test in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, Mazda Road to Indy (MRTI), Andersen Promotions and MAXSpeed Group are pleased to announce more details for the 2015 edition of the Driver Advancement Program as well as the panel of […]

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EKN One-on-One: PSRRA’s Aaron Stanford

Pacific Northwest road racing enjoying forward momentum

Aug 20, 2015 The IKF Region 6 Gold Cup Road Race series heads to Oregon Raceway next weekend with important momentum
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Like many regions in the country, the Pacific Northwest’s karting scene is enjoying a positive surge in participation and excitement. In sprint karting, growth and increasing grids are being seen in the Briggs World Formula and LO206 categories, while the area’s road racing events are also on the rise with higher numbers and impressive momentum. […]

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Aug 20, 2015 Daniel Connor (#96) took the series' points lead in 125cc Rotax Max Light at Auckland on Sunday (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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Comeback kid Daniel Connor has taken the points lead in the 125cc Rotax Max Light class after a edge-of-the-seat Final at the penultimate round of this year’s Logitech New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge series in Auckland over the weekend. Connor, from Muriwai on the city’s west coast, has been playing catch-up since a battery issue […]

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Anthony Gangi Jr. Claims Third US Rotax Grand National Title

GT7 Motorsports/Tony Kart pilot also earns ticket to Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

Aug 20, 2015 Anthony Gangi
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Entering the premier Rotax event in the country as one of the favorites for the Rotax Junior MAX title, Anthony Gangi Jr. walked away from the 2015 Cold Stone United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals (RMCGF) with the first place trophy in hand, and his ticket to the 2015 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. […]

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Three Additional Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Tickets Granted to Team USA for 2015

USRMC Grand National competitors in Junior, Senior and DD2 added to Team USA

Aug 20, 2015 TeamUSA logo
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MAXSpeed Group, the sole distributor for Rotax Karting Products in the United States and the Caribbean, is pleased to announce the acquisition of three additional Team USA invitations for the 2015 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF). Working with BRP-Rotax, three podium finishers from the recent Cold Stone United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Battles Tough Competition and Weather in New Castle

Great photo finishes highlight on-track action for Round Seven and Eight as series closes on finale weekend

Aug 20, 2015 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66kartracing.com)
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The 15th anniversary season of the Route 66 Sprint Series ventured to the New Castle Motorsports Park on the August 14-16 weekend, presented by Verde Speed Resources, for rounds seven and eight of the championship. The New Castle, Indiana facility provided another great challenge for the near 300 entries on the weekend. In addition to […]

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Aug 19, 2015 Ryan Grant (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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The pendulum swung back Ryan Grant’s way in the Cable Systems KZ2 class at the fifth round of this year’s ProKart Series in Auckland over the August 15-16 weekend. At the fourth round at Te Puke in June it was Grant in trouble in the Final, the multi-time former class champion slowing dramatically within sight […]

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Aug 19, 2015 nsf Italkart
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André Nicastro and Bruno Fusaro have created the new kart racing team named NF Sports LLC to compete in the United States . The company will be focused on competition and education in karting. The project has been in development for some time and the focus will be on major karting events in the United […]

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Aug 19, 2015 Rok Cup USA logo
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Another successful event is in the books for ROK Cup USA as it hosted Round 4 at the 103rd Street Track in Jacksonville, Florida on August 15th and 16th. The event saw both some old favorites and new faces walk away with victories as the series heads into its final round next month. Shifter ROK […]

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Aug 19, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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After months of construction, World Karting Association is proud to announce the launch of their new website. The new site should be more navigable and easier to follow, no matter what category followers choose. Making the website easy to navigate, as well as showcasing the many sponsors WKA has, were two of the many high […]

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Aug 19, 2015 So Cal Oval Karters logo
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The So Cal Oval Karters will close the “Summer Shoot Out Series” this Saturday night, August 22nd, at Perris Auto Speedway.  Saturday’s event will be the third of four at The PAS in 2015 and it will be the only one under the lights.  The pit gate will open at 3:00 PM on Saturday and […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Preview – Part 2

Finlayson leads Leopard Pro standings into series finale as Lemke has near lock for Junior title; two champions set to receive Rok Cup International Final tickets

Aug 19, 2015 Finlayson sits on top of the Leopard Pro mountain heading into New Castle (Photo: EKN)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series comes to a close this weekend as the 2015 finale is set for the New Castle Motorsports Park, just outside the ‘Racing Capital of the World’ Indianapolis. Opening up in NASCAR country at the GoPro Motorplex, visiting the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Wisconsin, and […]

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Aug 18, 2015 Travis DeVriendt, Sherrard, heads down the straight away Sunday, August 31, 2014, in the 4-cycle race at the Rock Island Grand Prix
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced that one of its premier races of the weekend – the Briggs LO206 Heavy class – will be run as the Travis “Turbo” DeVriendt Memorial Race in honor of long-time Quad-Cities racer Travis DeVriendt who died last March. DeVriendt, of Sherrrard, Ill. who had raced at the Rock […]

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Jak Crawford Earns Rotax Micro Max United States Grand National Championship

Driver does the double and lands on the podium twice

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“Jetpak” Jak Crawford, the speedy ten-year-old Texan and Energy Corse racing pilot, wrapped up his brief year and a half long Rotax Micro Max karting career with his biggest win yet at the 2015 Cold Stone United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals. With over a dozen national level victories including Florida Winter Tour wins, […]

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Team Benik Picks Up Multiple Race Wins and Podiums in Indiana

Florida based squad has successful trip to the Midwest in SKUSA and USPKS competition

Aug 18, 2015 Lachlan DeFrancesco celebrates his victory at the New Castle Motorsports Park (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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Completing another set of races in the busy month of August, Team BENIK would travel north to the Hoosier State for a pair of high profile karting events. First taking on the stiff competition of the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Fikse Wheels Pro Tour at New Castle Motorsports Park, the squad would travel further north to […]

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Cold Stone US Open of Las Vegas Registration Now Open

Be a part of history and #RaceTheRio

Aug 18, 2015 US Open logo
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Set to close out their 2015 racing season in grand fashion, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce that registration for the Cold Stone US Open series finale at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada is now open. With 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals tickets on the line, as well as […]

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