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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Nov 02, 2016
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On Friday, October 28 the karting community lost a loyal racer, passionate karting father, and all-around enthusiast of the sport in Gary Wagenhals of Rochester, NY.  He was 55 years old. Gary Wagenhals started racing karts in 1983 at the Genesee Valley Kart Club (GVKC) sprint track in Avon, NY. He was awarded Most Improved […]

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Nov 02, 2016
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Torsellini and CRG have been among the most competitive lineups at the 45th Trofeo delle Industrie in KZ2. Dalè also on the podium in P3 as Federer followed in fourth. CRG competitive also in 60 Mini and OK Junior. Tonoli dominated Prodriver Over. Mirko Torsellini had a good debut with CRG works team, as he […]

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Perfect Performances by Mach1 Drivers in Le Mans

Twelve drivers started against international competition

Nov 02, 2016
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More than 400 drivers from all over the world started at the IAME International Final in French Le Mans. German chassis manufacturer Mach1 started with multiple drivers and belonged to the favorites. Thierry Delre started at the X30 Super Shifter. The champion of 2012 and 2013 had aimed for his third success. With mixed weather […]

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Kart Race in Planning Stages for Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Private test held in northern section of the Brickyard facility

Nov 01, 2016
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Ever since I was a kid, listening to the radio on Sunday of every Memorial Weekend, I wondered what it would be like to drive around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While my journey to becoming an IndyCar driver took a wrong turn somewhere down the line, I – along with many of my karting friends […]

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Nov 01, 2016
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The journey continues. There has been no seat time in recent days but Kyle Kirkwood and Oliver Askew have been keeping busy with a trip to Snetterton for the British F3 Autumn Trophy and an eye-opening visit today to the McLaren Technology Centre. Kyle’s latest blog is posted at http://teamusascholarship.org/?p=3672 Hey guys, last time I […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – 2016 Final Rankings

EDKRA drivers Dunning and Taskinen earn top spots in Senior and Junior 206 competition

Oct 31, 2016
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In March 2015, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match up racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks […]

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Oct 31, 2016
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Jim Howe Motorsports LLC of Elizabethtown (IN) has signed three young drivers to pilot the team’s BBS Race Engine Development-powered #62 BirelART racing go-karts for the 2017 season. Jordan Fresher of Avon (IN), Brayden Johnson of Bloomington (IN), and Braden Huckaby of Columbus (IN) were feted at a local restaurant and then signed their 2017 […]

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Oct 31, 2016
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The So Cal Oval Karters made their lone 2016 appearance on a road course last Saturday afternoon at Perris Auto Speedway and the big winner on the day was Lakewood karter Joe Gibb who won both the KT100 and Open Class 12-lap main events. Gibb started the sunny day off with problems as he dropped […]

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Oct 31, 2016
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Oliver Askew brings us up to date following his impressive display at the Formula Ford Festival, followed by fascinating visits to Wirth Research and WSR Racing. His blog is posted at http://teamusascholarship.org/?p=3659 The 44th annual British Formula Ford Festival…. I could feel the history as we walked into Brands Hatch for the first time Wednesday […]

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Oct 28, 2016
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Feasting on holiday turkey will begin a couple weeks early this season, as World Karting Officials will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday, following the Shootout and Money races, as part of the opening day festivities for the GT Machine Grand Nationals Nov 11-13 at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina. Sponsored by […]

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Energy Kart USA Set for US Open Finale in Las Vegas

Energy Kart USA driver lineup complete with three shifter drivers and eight Rotax competitors

Oct 28, 2016
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The Grand Junction, Colorado based Energy Kart USA team will once again challenge for race wins, podiums and championships at the final round of the Sofina Foods US Open series next weekend. Promoted by MAXSpeed Entertainment and taking place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in in Las Vegas, Nevada, the talent-laden squad enters […]

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Oct 28, 2016
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Luttrell Racing and the IONIC Edge Chassis team enjoyed a great amount of success this past weekend Oct. 21-23 at the 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, FL – site of the first-ever AKRA American Sprint Cup Grand Nationals. Utilizing the Vega Blue tire for the first time at the high-speed 103rd Street course, Evan […]

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Oct 28, 2016
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Another spectacular turnout at Tri-C Karters Round 5, the first of two October races for the club! Class Results: 100cc Senior: The 100cc Senior class race was led by Top Qualifier Bryan Lampe (#34), followed by Jake Hood (#619) and Kalvin Chen (#56).  Jared Patterson, finishing fourth, is competing in two classes this season and […]

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Superkarts! USA Launches New Hall of Fame

Karting organization to celebrate 25 years of existence by honoring greats

Oct 28, 2016
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This has certainly been a milestone year for Superkarts! USA and its community of drivers, families and teams.  The karting organization enjoyed incredibly strong participation in its California ProKart Challenge in 2016 and record-setting numbers on its growing national championship SKUSA Pro Tour.  The upcoming 20th running of the SuperNationals event will also mark a […]

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Sabré Cook Aims for US Open Championship in Las Vegas

Talented female driver in championship contention at US Open

Oct 28, 2016
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After earning a second-place podium finish at the US Open of Utah, Sabré Cook travels to Las Vegas, Nevada next weekend for the final round of the Sofina Foods US Open. Taking place at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, Cook will be competing in the Senior Shifter category, setting her sights on the top […]

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