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Sunoco Race Fuels has signed on as the official sponsor of the GoPro Motorplex Rental League five-week, Wednesday night series set to begin this Wednesday night, Oct. 16. The GoPro Motorplex Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels will not only provide a highly-competitive outlet for entrants looking for a cost effective entry into karting, […]

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With Grand Finals quickly approaching, the lineup has been set! Team USA is locked in and ready to take on the rest of the world in what’s shaping up to be the biggest and best Grand Finals yet! All that’s left is YOU! Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the great city of New Orleans […]

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Next up for the WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is the 2014 season opener December 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway. The entry form for the WKA Sprint Championships has been released and WKA will accept pre-entries beginning immediately. Go to http://worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2014/daytona_mc.pdf view and print the Daytona Sprint Championships entry blank. The lowest price entry fees […]

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Lloyd Sets New 24 Hour Kart World Record

British driver breaks mark set by American in 2011

Oct 16, 2013 Lloyd de Boltz-Miller set a new 24 hour world record at 1081.66 miles
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Lloyd de Boltz-Miller drove into the history books when he set a new Guinness World Record at PFi on 8 October following a gruelling 24 hours at the wheel. The freelance motorsport consultant first hit the headlines in 2009 when he set a new British and European record before going on to claim the World […]

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Racing For Tourettes is proud to welcome onboard its newest partner for the upcoming 24 Hours of America at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The latest sponsor for Trey Shannon’s Racing For Tourettes program is KARTSALE.com who has joined Shannon’s effort for the 5th edition of the twice around the clock Endurance Karting event. The recently launched […]

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K1 RaceGear, a world leader in high-quality, custom racing suits and driving apparel partner with Team USA, has unveiled the designs for the 2013 edition of the race and practice suits the Team USA will be wearing at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals at NOLAMotorsportsPark in November. In this, the third year of K1’s […]

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Meet Rok Cup Team USA

Five Driver Team Take on the World at Rok Cup International Final in Italy

Oct 15, 2013 Rok Cup USA logo
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After over a year of preparation and competition, five American Karters will travel to Lonato Italy this week to compete in the 11th Annual Rok Cup International Final.  Having won their entries and travel arrangements as a result of their efforts in various Vortex Rok sponsored programs around the United States over the past 12-months, […]

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Phil Giebler Racing’s Carter Williams won his third straight championship in TaG Junior and Connor Wagner took the title in S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto in the Superkarts! USA California ProKart Challenge, which concluded its season with the sixth round on Sept. 29 with the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. Williams also won the Lancaster Grand […]

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Praga Karts, Kartwerks USA and Florida Winter Tour have joined together to sponsor the Sportsman Class at the 10th Annual Newgy Robo-Pong 200 at New Castle Motor Speedway! The package will afford one Sportsman racer some Serious Fun in the Florida Sun! “This is a great way to give back to the karter and give […]

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Following the conclusion of GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge Round Nine this afternoon, the 10-race series has dwindled to just a single-race shootout for competitors chasing titles. The season finale for the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge will be on Saturday, Nov. 9. Alex Verhagen, Neil Verhagen, Brenden Johnson, Bradley Zilisch, Mark Gabriel, Mike Griffith, Dusty Davis […]

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Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, a 100,000 sq ft entertainment destination in Roswell, Georgia is proud to unveil the latest in concession karts with the addition of the new Stratos iS_14 Superkarts. “Many of our customers are race enthusiasts and are very discriminating. We think they are really going to be blown away by the […]

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Industry News: PSL Karting So-Cal Announces Test Days with Jonathan Thonon

Multi-time World Champion to provide coaching and chassis expertise

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PSL Karting So-Cal, of Fontana, California, is pleased to announce three test days featuring multi-time World and European Champion Jonathan Thonon. Set to support all CRG drivers with driver coaching, chassis tuning and more, the CRG Factory driver will be hired exclusively by PSL So-Cal for this amazing opportunity. “I’ve been working from distance with […]

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Driver Diary: Kurt Fisher – IAME International Final

Italian Motors USA driver taking on best IAME drivers in world at French facility

Oct 15, 2013 Fisher making completed his first day on course Wednesday
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Kurt Fisher to provide an insightful and direct look into competing at the IAME International Final, held at the ‘Actua Circuit de Lyon’ in the scenic city of Lyon, France on October 16-20. A total of seven drivers from North America will be competing, with Fisher set to do battle […]

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California ProKart Challenge Honors 2013 Champions

Superkarts USA! regional program set for awards ceremony November 2 in Southern California

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With the final checkered flag waved on the 2013 season for the California ProKart Challenge’s ninth season, Superkarts! USA is happy to honor those drivers who achieved class championships and top honors in the championship chases. The flagship regional program for the North American organization has been the testing and proving ground for all of […]

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Morning Coffee: Tuesday – October 15

New Track Visit / NOLA Rocks

Oct 15, 2013 EKN Editor-in-Chief Rob Howden's first visit to NOLA Motorsports Park was an extremely positive one, and the racing at the PanAm Challenge bodes well for this year's Rotax Grand Finals
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It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited to get up in the morning and sit down with a coffee at my computer in the EKN head office. I’ve got a 12-hour day planned, all in an effort to catch up following three weeks on the road, but I really dig crossing things off […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge – Sunday Report

Askew, Formal and Rudolph dominate main events, Yu Zhou wins Junior by default

Oct 13, 2013 Oliver Askew put in a dominant performance in the Senior Max main event (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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The 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge will go down as the largest in its short history, thanks to the nearly 200 drivers at the NOLAMotorsportsPark in attendance from all over the world. The site of the 2013 Rotax Grand Finals was the final shootout for the last chance for drivers in the seven Rotax categories to […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge – Saturday Report

Formal and Rogero win to secure pole position, Rudolph and Neri retain top spot in NOLA

Oct 12, 2013 US champ Daniel Formal won both heats Saturday to retain the pole position (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Day two of the Rotax Pan-American Challenge completed Saturday at the NOLAMotorsportsPark in New Orleans. The near 200 drivers continued through the second and third heats of the event, to either maintain or improve on their qualifying positions from Friday. With four tickets on the line for the Rotax Grand Finals next month, the pressure […]

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2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge

October 11-13, 2013: NOLA Motorsports Park - Avondale, New Orleans

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This week brings on the international Rotax Pan-American Challenge. Nearly 200 drivers from all across the world converged NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. Teams and drivers arrived early in the week for unofficial practice scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday served as the official practice day and the real action began Friday […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rotax Pan American Challenge – Friday

Americans shine during qualifying sessions, setting up for Rotax Grand Finals bids

Oct 11, 2013 Senior Max driver Nick Neri was among the six Americans to score pole position in Friday Qualifying (Photo: Studio52.us)
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The first day of racing action took place at the NOLAMotorsportsPark in New Orleans for the running of the 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge. Nearly 200 drivers from across the world gathered this week to compete and prepare as the season draws to a close. For some, it’s a chance to add to the CV with […]

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Paddock Insider: 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge – Friday

A daily look into the action as it happens at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans

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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 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our […]

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