Paddock Insider: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – PKRA – Friday

Opening day of action at Phoenix facility hosting middle rounds of winter championship

Feb 21, 2014 Picture perfect weather in Phoenix
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the Rotax Challenge of the Americas opener at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage […]

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Rotax Winter Cup Crowns it’s Winners

Last minute win for Juri Vips in Junior while Sean Babington dominates DD2 from start to finish

Feb 21, 2014 Winners of the first round of the Rotax Winter Cup at Campillos
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From February 10th to 16th 2014, the traditional ROTAX Winter Cup kicked off the year’s first trial of strength successfully. For the fifth time this prestigious karting event welcomed the international ROTAX scene on the Spanish karting track of Campillos near Malaga. Since its debut in 2010 the Winter Cup has proved to be the […]

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Rok Cup USA to Offer Free Engines and New Class

Free engines and the addition of Micro ROK in ROK CUP USA

Feb 21, 2014 Rok Cup USA logo
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With the start of the 2014 ROK CUP USA just around the corner, series officials are just putting the finishing touches on what is expected to be a great season. Offering unprecedented incentives, such as free engines and trips to the ROK CUP International Final in Italy later this year, ROK CUP USA is set […]

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Championship Chases to Take Form at Second Round of California ProKart Challenge

Drivers looking to break through with first wins while others try to repeat, entering Willow Springs event

Feb 21, 2014 Full fields are expected once again at Willow Springs for the second stop of the California ProKart Challenge (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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Superkarts! USA is ready to continue this year’s California ProKart Challenge after a successful opening weekend to the 2014 season. The second of six races is set to take place on February 28-March 1 at the Willow Springs International Raceway kart track. The California PKC heads to Willow Springs, California – about an hour and […]

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Double Duty Weekend in Ocala Provides Challenges and Triumph for Brueckner

Busy February continues with Rotax racing at Florida Winter Tour

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Racing, competing and spending time at the race track with family and friends is exactly the way 12-year old Nick Brueckner wanted to spend Valentines Day weekend this year. As part of a very busy month of February, Brueckner and his family returned to the Ocala Gran Prix for the second week in a row […]

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Team PSL Karting Leaves Florida Winter Tour Ocala Rounds With Top Results

One win and two podiums for the world's #1 CRG distributor

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After taking the opening rounds of the 2014 Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT) by storm back in January, Team PSL Karting would be back on track for rounds three and four at the Ocala Gran Prix (OGP) in Ocala, Florida. Fielding a talented team of 11 drivers, Team PSL Karting would come out […]

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Team Koene USA Adds Three More Victories at 2014 Florida Winter Tour

Michael d'Orlando victorious on both Formula Kart and Rotax weekends

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Descending on the Ocala Gran Prix facility in Ocala, Florida, Team Koene USA was once again seen on the top step of the podium. While all team drivers performed well, Michael d’Orlando would add three victories to his resume taking home both main events in Vortex TaG Cadet as well as a breakthrough win in […]

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The 2014 Western Canadian Championship will be a 6 race championship held in two rounds. The dates were announced a few weeks ago, with the first round on July 11-13th and the second round on August 8-10th. Choosing a venue is not as simple as it may seems. An event such as the WCC requires […]

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David Malukas and the HMD Trucking team wrapped up consecutive weeks of racing this past weekend at Ocala Gran Prix in Ocala, Fla., where round two of the Florida Winter Tour’s (FWT) Formula Kart Series went off February 7-9 and the second round of the Winter Tour’s Rotax MAX Challenge was held this past weekend. […]

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Continuing their march towards success, BENIK Kart once again, made their presence felt at rounds three and four of the Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour held at the Ocala Gran Prix facility in Ocala, Florida. With drivers on track during both the Formula Kart and Rotax Max Challenge weekends, BENIK Kart managed to secure […]

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Max Powder Coating Inc. will join Jim Howe Motorsports (Columbus, IN) as an associate sponsor for the 2014 kart racing season, officials from both organizations announced. The company will be featured on both JHM #62 Birel karts and promotional materials. “I’m very happy to welcome Max Powder Coating aboard the JHM bandwagon for this season,” […]

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Double Dutch for CIK Stars of Karting Opener in Ipswitch

Marijn Kremer and Joey Hanssen representing the Netherlands

Feb 20, 2014 Marijn Kremer will line up with the Patrizicorse team in Ipswich
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Next month’s (March 28/29) opening round of the 2014 CIK Stars of Karting Series presented by Castrol EDGE in Ipswich, Queensland will see a pair of Dutch drivers on the grid for the first time in the elite championship’s history. Reigning KZ2 Champion Joey Hanssen will return from the Netherlands early next month to begin […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview

Halfway point for winter International Rotax Max Challenge series in return to Arizona

Feb 20, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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Just over 100 of the elite Rotax Max Challenge drivers from North America will converge on the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility for two rounds of championship racing, all driving for a piece of history in the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program. Into its seventh year, the premier winter karting series on the left […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas – PKRA

February 21-23, 2014: PKRA - Glendale, Arizona

Feb 19, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas is reaching the halfway point, as the program heads to the PKRA facility in Glendale, Arizona. Rounds 3 and 4 will be contested around the challenging circuit with weather expected to be perfect for racing all weekend. The championship battles are underway, with four tickets to the Rotax Grand […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Registration Now Open

Online registration available for first event of 2014

Feb 18, 2014 USPKS logo
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Continuing to evolve for the racers after their inaugural season, the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) has launched their online registration. The national series continues to gain momentum as they head to their first official event of the season. “We really wanted to make it easier for the racers,” explained Mark Coats, Owner of […]

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Feb 18, 2014 Dakton - Digital System 6
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Starting from the Winter Cup 2014 our chassis will be equipped with the DAKTON data capture system. DAKTON is the best we can have in terms of data capture for a competition chassis and we will be taking advantage of it during all the most engaging competitions, such as the CIK-FIA and WSK Series events. The […]

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Feb 18, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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WKA is pleased to announce some great news for the new LO206 Heavy class in the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series. Rob Smith of Kart City Performance, along with Briggs & Stratton Racing, has stepped up to sponsor this class for the 2014 season. KartCity has purchased a new Coyote Wide Track adjustable […]

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eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings – 2013 Final Standings – Junior Max

Team USA driver Luke Selliken uses Can-Am championship to claim top spot

Feb 18, 2014 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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The 2013 season has closed, and with that, come the annual final standings of the eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings. In cooperation with the MAXSpeed Group, EKN utilizes the USRMC National Point Standings program and combined with the ‘Driver Rankings’ system to formulate the top drivers from the season. Back in May, the program […]

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Number of Drivers Add to Win Total at Florida Winter Tour

Schiavo earns three on the weekend, as Askew and De Conto wrap up Rotax Max Challenge event in Ocala with two

Feb 17, 2014 FWT-Ocala-Rotax-Sunday
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Story by Florida Winter Tour It was another picture perfect day at Ocala Gran Prix for the fourth of six rounds in Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour Rotax MAX Challenge, presented by Ocala Gran Prix. As is always the case when the FWT comes to Ocala there were plenty of spectators watching the races […]

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Exciting Day in Ocala at Florida Winter Tour

Askew wins at home track in Senior, Schiavo earns two Masters victories

Feb 16, 2014 FWT-Ocala-Rotax-Saturday-Oliver Askew
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Story by Florida Winter Tour A crisp and clear Saturday morning greeted the competitors in Ocala, Florida for the third round of Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour Rotax MAX Challenge, presented by Ocala Gran Prix. After Friday’s qualifying sessions the order of the day had each of the seven classes commence with their morning […]

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