Jun 24, 2015 Nicholas d'Orlando
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It was a challenging race weekend for Nicholas d’Orlando at the United States Pro Karting Series in Shawano, WI with its share of ups and downs.   Heading into the weekend as the series leader in the MiniRok Cadet class, with no previous experience at US Air Motorsports and limited track time for the single practice day, […]

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Jun 24, 2015 Michael d'Orlando-Shawano
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It wasn’t easy for Michael d’Orlando as he brought home his first podium finish in the junior ranks at US Air Motorsports in Shawano, WI this weekend. Overcoming a non-qualifying time on Saturday and a flat tire in the heat races on Sunday, Michael finished off rounds three & four of the USPKS series in […]

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Jun 24, 2015 IKF International Kart Federation logo
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For the first time ever, Simraceway and the International Kart Federation will co-host the 2015 IKF 4 Cycle Sprint Grand National. The event will be held at Simraceway in Sonoma, CA on August 20 & 21, 2015. Open practice will be held at Simraceway the week of the Grand National. There will be two days […]

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Jun 24, 2015 Ben Stroud
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GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire Driver of the Week, Ben Stroud is a karting rookie, participating in his first year in the HMS Motorsports IAME Mini Swift division. However, Ben is no stranger to driving fast or high levels of competition, but his experience comes on two wheels, not four. Ben […]

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Jun 24, 2015 Manitoba Karting Association Donations to Racing with Autism
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The weather was hot and sunny for Race 3 of the Manitoba Karting Championship at Gimli Motorsport Park. The sponsor for Race 3 was the Investors Group.  The Manitoba Karting Association hosted some special guests this weekend. Austin Riley with his family and race team made a stop on their Racing with Autism Tour. The […]

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#OperationGrassroots – Briggs LO206 Racer Jadyn Daniels

Young North Carolina girl shows dedication to passion

Jun 24, 2015 Jayden Daniels
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It’s not every day that you hear of a young kid doing extra chores, odd jobs for neighbors, and selling their own personal items, all to buy their own race kart.  In a time where most kids would rather watch TV, play video games, or text their friends on their iPhones, hearing news of a […]

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Jun 22, 2015 KF podium (Photo: Press.net Images)
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All predictions were wrong at the end of today’s races in Brandon, the venue of the second out of three rounds of the CIK-FIA European  KF & KFJ Championship. This is a fact which we should always keep in mind in motorsport. Today, the unexpected winners of the two Finals were the English Tom Joyner […]

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Jun 22, 2015 Gearup Challenge FSeries logo
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Hope everyone is having a fantastic Father’s Day. The next round of the challenge has been showing us the entry numbers are looking big for Oakland Valley Race Park. With attendance about 20% higher than last year we are making sure everyone is aware the parking layout is a priority concern. Please be advised that all parking at the facility must be confirmed with the track manager. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Sunday Report

Lemke sweeps Junior divisions on the weekend, Bressan doubles up in Leopard Pro for $3,000 payday

Jun 21, 2015 Lemke and the entire Franklin/Merlin Nation enjoyed four victories in Shawano (Photo: EKN)
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The second event of the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series completed under sunny skies at the US Air Motorsports Raceway. A challenging day on Saturday with changing weather conditions in the Shawano, Wisconsin was followed by an exciting, but long day due to a number of incidents that brought out red flags. Thankfully, all […]

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Jun 21, 2015 Ben Hanley (Photo: Press.net Images)
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Everything must be perfect if you aim at becoming a motorsport champion, and all the 108 drivers taking part in the second round of the CIK-FIA European KF & KFJ Championship arrived in Brandon (GB) with this intention. Today, the British facility hosted the Qualifying Heats of the event and all top names of international […]

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

Bressan give CompKart milestone victory, McAndrews dominates Yamaha as Lemke doubles in Junior

Jun 20, 2015 Italian native Alessandro Bressan became the third different Leopard Pro winner this season (Photo: EKN)
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The opening day of competition at the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series was a long and interesting day at the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Rain was forecasted throughout the day, and really only came through the area during the heat races, with the majority of the main events contested with sunny […]

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Jun 20, 2015 Richard Verschoor (Photo: Press.net Images)
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The European CIK-FIA KF and KFJunior Championship arrives in Brandon this weekend. The village near the town of Grantham, in Lincolnshire, hosts the second out of three rounds of the season. The battle for the leadership is going to be harsh: this is, in fact, the event which leads directly to the final rush for […]

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Jun 19, 2015 USPKS-Shawano-Paddock-Track
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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 2015 United States Pro Kart Series at US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Hosts Record Breaking Event in Shawano

Record turnout for series first trip to US Air Motorsports Raceway

Jun 19, 2015 The Route 66 Sprint Series hosted its largest event in the 15 year history of the program (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66kartracing.com)
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It was a record breaking weekend for the Route 66 Sprint Series this past weekend in Shawano, Wisconsin. The 15th season of the regional program continued with the second event, presented by Praga North America, visiting the US Air Motorsports Raceway for the first time. Weather was different from day to day, with rain setting […]

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National Champion, Mike McAndrews, Prepped To Debut in Leopard Sr. Class in Shawano this Weekend

Birel Driver selected to fill in for an injured Darin Marcus on Fullerton chassis

Jun 19, 2015 Mike McAndrews (Photo: EKN)
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In motorsports opportunities come in all forms and when they decide to knock, you don’t hesitate.  For perennial front runner and BirelART racer, Mike McAndrews, the opportunity to work directly with multi-time World Champion, Terry Fullerton, was impossible to pass up. The young driver nearly won last weekend’s Route 66 Karting Championship Yamaha Senior final […]

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Joseph Lamberth Continues to Impress

Lamberth silences naysayers with Rotax Junior results

Jun 18, 2015 Lamberth readies himself in his Haase chassis on the grid at Carolina Motorsports Park (Photo: Brandy Lamberth)
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This year, Joseph Lamberth’s fourth year behind the wheel of high-powered competition racing karts, hemoved up to the Rotax Junior ranks after an impressive run in the Mini Max field where he was named the CMP Powerade champion for the past two seasons. Currently halfway through the season at Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) in Kershaw, […]

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Jun 18, 2015 Jon Treadwell
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The K&K team returned to the top of the ranks, after an action packed weekend at the 3rd & 4th rounds of the ECKC at the ICAR circuit in Mirabel. The team had some good luck and some bad luck over the course of the weekend. All said though, K&K now leads the Briggs LO206 […]

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Jun 18, 2015 Tucker Wood
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Tucker Wood and Joshua Hansen both remain undefeated in Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Racing at Merrittville Speedway. Wood’s 4th win of 2015 came in the RCM Racing Equipment Junior 1 Division while Hansen’s 4th was in the Superior PetroFuels Junior Restricted Division. Performance Manufacturing Divisional action saw defending Ed MacPherson Construction Junior 2 Champion […]

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Jun 18, 2015 Michael d'Orlando
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It’s time kick off some summer racing for Michael and Nicholas d’Orlando as they will be looking for big results at US Air Motorsports in Shawano, WI this weekend.  The drivers will take to track for rounds three & four of the United States Pro Karting Series (USPKS) and their first of six scheduled events […]

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Jun 18, 2015 Daniel Connor (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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He needed another top result and that’s exactly what karter Daniel Connor got at the fourth round of the 2015 Logitech Rotax Max Challenge series in the Bay of Plenty over the weekend. Long-time 125cc Rotax Max Light class contender Connor, from Muriwai on Auckland’s west coast, has been on the comeback trail since battery […]

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