Honda Racing/HPD and Derek Daly Academy Create Five-Part Video Series for Grassroots Racers

Daly to present his "What If It's You?" seminar during the 2016 PRI Show to kick off the driver development video series and give attendees an early preview

Dec 07, 2016
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Derek Daly Academy, founded by the former Formula One and IndyCar driver turned broadcaster, along with Honda Racing/HPD, a North American leader in grassroots racing, have created a five-part video series based on the DDA X Factor Program. The DDA X Factor is a five-year driver development plan that combines the driver and outside support […]

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Dec 07, 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 racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all […]

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Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award to be Presented at Florida Winter Tour Finale

A new and deserving winner will be awarded the Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award in March

Dec 06, 2016
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The tradition continues in 2017 as once again, the Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award willbe presented at the final round of the MAXSpeed Entertainment Florida Winter Tour. Awarded by Race Tech Development’s Mike Maurini and with Ben Cooper claiming the honors in 2015 and Garett Potter in 2016, the 2017 award will see another deserving team, […]

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Benik UK is Born

Chassis expanding to European market

Dec 06, 2016
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The ever popular and championship winning BENIK Kart chassis has now been approved for the UK market. Beginning in January 2017, the high quality chassis will become available in the UK karting scene, allowing for expansion and growth for the young team worldwide. With distributors in United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia, BENIK UK will […]

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Major Karting Competition Coming to Battle at the Brickyard Weekend

Indianapolis Motor Speedway to host USAC Karting event on July 6-9, 2017

Dec 06, 2016
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and United States Auto Club announced today that a karting competition will be added to the schedule for the annual “USAC Battle at the Brickyard.” The 2017 edition of the event will take place July 6-9 and already features an action-packed schedule highlighted by the USAC Honda .25 Midget series. “Many […]

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Dec 06, 2016
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With 112 entries, the series finale Round 12 on Saturday, Dec. 3 determined our 2016 class of GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire Champions. It was an exciting, record-braking and intense year of racing with more than 226 different competitors across 10 divisions chasing their championship hopes throughout the 12-round series. The […]

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Dec 06, 2016
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Each year, the Northern California Karters (NCK) Road Racing program hosts their annual Thanksgiving Classic at the Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. The Saturday following Thanksgiving, karters get the chance for a one-day event around the 12-turn, 2.52-mile course that the IndyCar Series, NASCAR, AMA, SCCA and other motorsports series compete on in the famous […]

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Dec 05, 2016
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The planning for the 2017 season for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series is nearing completion. Recognizing some of the modifications made in 2016 may not have been the best fit for the program, WKA Officials, beginning with the August New Castle event this past season, and heading into next season, are moving […]

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Dec 05, 2016
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A common complaint that racing series hear is that there are too many races and not enough drivers. Throughout the years, racing series have heard this complaint from individual drivers and teams, and ROK CUP USA has always attempted to address this complaint as helpfully as possible. In 2016, ROK CUP USA sent 49 drivers […]

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Dec 05, 2016
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Birel ART is pleased to announce that Felice Tiene joins Birel ART Racing: the Italian driver will race in the KZ category. Born in 1991, Tiene came third at the recent CIK-FIA World OK Championships in Bahrain and finished fourth in the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup in Sweden. Last year he stood on the […]

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Dec 05, 2016
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Commencing January 1, 2017, the ‘new production’ 2017 JUN Cylinders (Part # 1234567) will be legal for all Micro, Mini & Junior competition throughout America. For customers who choose to use the new cylinder with a USA origin motor, the 2017 cylinder MUST be stamped with MAXSpeed Group engraving in all RMC competition across America. […]

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Dec 05, 2016
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CRG and Felice Tiene decided to end their collaboration that started back in 2006 and continued until the end of 2016, season in which the Italian driver came third at the OK World Championship in Bahrain. CRG and its driver Felice Tiene ended their working relationship after a 10yrs long collaboration. The 25yrs old driver […]

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Dec 05, 2016
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A renewal from head to toe. SPARCO® presents its 2017 in the world of karting. A completely renewed line from helmets to shoes, going from the suits and gloves. Increasingly high performance fabrics, technical specifications in the name of security and a modern design that gives a nod to fashion. Two new helmet models: Air […]

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Elkhart Street Race Revived

Popular street race from 90s returning to northern Indiana city

Dec 05, 2016
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People new to the sport and the industry may have heard about the Elkhart Grand Prix, however, never were able to experience a revolution in the karting experience. In the days before Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, there were street races and temporary circuit events popping up all over North America. The Rock Island Grand Prix began […]

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Dec 02, 2016
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Recent decisions of the FIA World Motor Sport Council concerning Karting – November 2016 At its meeting on 30th November 2016 in Vienna, Austria, the FIA World Motor Sport Council took the following decisions on the basis of the proposals of the International Karting Commission. “Rookie Of The Year” A new “Rookie of the Year” […]

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Dec 02, 2016
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Recently we have received several calls regarding the wheel width rules for the LO206/CIK Senior class that will be competing in the Man-Cup series in 2017. As a point of clarification, this class uses the CIK rules regarding the chassis which states a 135mm (5.315″) for the front wheels and a 215mm (8.46″) for the […]

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Dec 02, 2016
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With less than 100 days until the 2017 Australian Kart Championship presented by Jayco and Castrol EDGE kicks off in Newcastle, the countdown has certainly begun. The recent calendar announcement saw the return of both Geelong and Newcastle to the AKC schedule along with the inclusion of Emerald for the first time. The trio of […]

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Dec 02, 2016
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By virtue of the damage left due to Hurricane Matthew in the Daytona Beach area in October, officials of the Daytona Beach Resort, hosts of last year’s Awards Presentation for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, regrettably will not be completed with repairs and renovation in time to be back open for the Dec 27 awards […]

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Dec 02, 2016
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CRG S.p.A. is proud to announce Marco Angeletti as the new marketing and communication manager starting from December 1st. The Italian outfit that dominated the International karting scene in 2016 decided to strengthen the strategic department of marketing to promote its product range more effectively and to further develop its commercial program and customer service. […]

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Dec 02, 2016
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We are working very hard to finalize the 2017 American Sprint Cup Series schedule for both Southern and Northern Tours. We want to announce our partial schedule so our racers and families can start scheduling vacation time, make plans, etc. Currently we have the following events confirmed with several more just days or a week […]

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