Jan 19, 2015 AKRA logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

The American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) is proud to announce the addition of the Dart Kart Club and their sanctioned tracks for 2015 to its membership ranks. Dart Kart Club, is one of the nation’s oldest and largest Road Racing clubs in the country.  These high-speed racers compete against the clock as much as they […]

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Jan 19, 2015 Canadian Karting Challenge logo
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With the 2015 racing season fast approaching, Innisfil Kart Club (IKC) members and Canadian Karting Challenge (CKC) drivers gathered Saturday, January 10 for the annual General Meeting held at Grange Hall in Innisfil, Ontario. Discussing items for the upcoming season, everyone is exciting to get to racing in 2015! “We’d like to thank everyone that […]

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Jan 19, 2015 Tru Tech Racing Engines Logo
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For many, the off season came to a close with the opening rounds of the Challenge of the Americas at Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, AZ. Drivers and teams flak from the cold Canadian North and across the states in search of competitive winter racing. Series promoter Andy Seesemann adds to the program a Rotax […]

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Record Attendance Highlights Florida Pro Kart Series Opener

First round enjoys big names, motivated teams and over 110 unique racers

Jan 16, 2015 The Florida Pro Kart Series welcomed over 110 competitors at the opening weekend (Photo: Florida Pro Kart Series)
Written by Rob Howden with 1 Comment

The atmosphere was all smiles and high-fives at the Palm Beach Karting Center last weekend, as the Florida Pro Kart Series began its first season of winter competition.  The addition of new teams and supportive partners resulted in a stellar turnout of over 110 unique competitors for the two-day event and the future is looking […]

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Operation Grassroots: Racers Take Lead on Growing Briggs LO206 at Club Level

A time for change leads competitors to an exciting season at New Castle Motorsports Park

Jan 16, 2015 The LO206 classes at New Castle Motorsports Park were among the largest and most competitive in 2014 (Photo: New Castle Motorsports Park)
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Although it’s taking place outside the sightlines of those racing on the club level – the foundation of the sport – there is a little turmoil bubbling away in the karting industry regarding national level racing. A new power struggle is now fully in play, one involving sanctioning bodies, manufacturers, importers and race promoters, as […]

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Jan 16, 2015 (Photo: TSR Productions)
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Over two hundred guests enjoyed the SSM Super One 2014 Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Coventry Hilton on Saturday 10th January.  Following the Autosport International Show earlier in the day when all the seeded drivers were presented with their awards by Britain’s newest Formula 1 driver Will Stevens.  MSA Chief Executive Rob Jones presented […]

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Jan 16, 2015 Comet Racing Engines logo
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The 2015 season is officially here and the Comet Racing Engines team traveled to Daytona International Speedway for this year’s WKA Manufacturers Cup Season Opener. With a new race weekend format in effect, final wins are at a premium with only one chance per class a weekend. The new format puts a huge exclamation point […]

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EKN TV: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 On-Board with Paul Bonilla

Masters Max racing in full effect at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 15, 2015 EKN OnBoard-COTA-Paul Bonilla
Written by David Cole with 1 Comment

The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas edition kicked off last weekend in Tucson, Arizona. Over 100 karters converged on the Musselman Honda Circuit, which produces some of the best racing seen in the United States. The premier winter series on the west coast is once again providing four tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals, […]

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Nick Brueckner Wins at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Texas driver puts Orsolon Racing on podium at Musselman Honda Circuit

Jan 15, 2015 Nick Brueckner piloted his Orsolon Racing Tony Kart to victory at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas (Photo: eKartingNews.com)
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The 2015 racing season opened for Nick Brueckner with the first of a three weekend trip beginning in Tucson, Arizona for the first two rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. Brueckner finished his rookie season at the Junior level with strong finishes at the end of 2014, landing on the podium at the […]

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Ron White Racing Gearing Up for 2015 Season

NorCal-based operation ready to take drivers to the next level

Jan 15, 2015 Ron White Racing logo
Written by David Cole with No Comments

Ron White is among karting’s elite drivers, continuing to prove that bold statement every time behind the wheel. The same can be said out of the driver’s seat, as the growing Ron White Racing stable is continuing to develop the next rising stars. White has worked with many drivers, tuners over the last two decades […]

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Jan 15, 2015 Josh Stark races WKA Gold Cup at Ohio's G&J Kartway in July 2014 (Photo: Double Vision Photography)
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Joshua Stark and his JTS Motorsports team, led by Josh’s father, Jeff Stark, are preparing for another action-packed racing season in 2015 that will again focus on the World Karting Association’s four-race national Gold Cup Series for 4-cycle sprint racers and teams. Josh, Jeff and the JTS Motorsports team will be traveling to Jacksonville, Fla.; […]

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Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment Announces 2015 Sponsors

ROK and Rotax weekends see support from the karting community; Masters Grand Finals ticket added to award package

Jan 15, 2015 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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After the acquisition of the Florida Winter Tour by MAXSpeed Entertainment and the announcement of the support of Cold Stone Creamery and MG Tires, support for the popular series continues to abound.  With the kick off of the 2015 season and the inaugural running of the ROK Cup USA weekend just days away, MAXSpeed Entertainment […]

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Jan 14, 2015 Jonathan Croy
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The Florida Karting Championship Series is mourning the loss of long time FKCS grid steward Jonathan Croy, who passed away the morning of January 13, 2015. For many years it was a pleasure to see his smiling face as you came to the grid. A true friend to all, he will be missed.

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Jan 14, 2015 15-01-10_WSK_Gran_Gala_I
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The Palaeventi of the Adria  International Raceway hosted, on Saturday 10th January, the traditional Gran Gala of the WSK drivers, the event which closes the WSK season every year. There were 250 guests and, among them, the real protagonists of the evening: the first three classified drivers of last season’s WSK Series. They were celebrated […]

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Jan 14, 2015 CRG Nations logo
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CRG started off the 2015 racing season in strong fashion at the first round of the Rotax Challenge of Americas event in Tucson, AZ January 10-11. With two major teams, CRG USA and PSL West, in attendance covering a variety of classes, CRG was able to win two classes and add other podiums over the […]

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From the Tower: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

A weekend of firsts as series begins its eighth season

Jan 14, 2015 COTA-Tucson-2015-Tower
Written by David Cole with No Comments

Thanks to our popular EKN Trackside Live program, we spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column provides us with the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the interesting stories develop over […]

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Jan 13, 2015 Winter Kart Show
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One of the longest running winter kart trade shows and swap meets sponsored by the Mid-State Kart Club (MSKC) of Springfield, IL will again return to the Illinois State Fairgrounds Orr Building on January 24 and 25.  This year marks the 25th year in a row that Mid-State Kart Club hosts the annual winter event.  […]

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Jan 13, 2015 Gearup Challenge logo
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The F-Series team is extremely excited to announce a fantastic relationship that will see Sherwin-Williams Paint Company join the F-Series in 2015. Sherwin -Williams has been the major force in the paint industry with a big effort in motor racing that includes being the Official Transportation Finishes of Nascar. With such a steep history in the industry we are truly honored they have chosen our series to represent […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – WKA Daytona KartWeek 2014

Young TaG champion makes move to shifterkarts for upcoming season

Jan 13, 2015 Kyle Kalish (Photo: Florida Karting Photos)
Written by David Cole with No Comments

This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Tucson – Sunday Report

Baker and Brueckner triumph, Bonilla doubles and Ilavia gives CompKart first major victory

Jan 12, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first weekend of the 2015 season completed with the second round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas contested on Sunday. A warmer day in Tucson, Arizona at the Musselman Honda Circuit was a great welcome following three days of strong winds and colder than normal temperatures. Round one of the six-race championship series […]

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