Jan 06, 2016
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Even though the WKA Daytona Kart Week takes place at the end of the year, everyone knows it is the unofficial beginning of the new karting season! Team Comet made the trek to the Daytona International Speedway ready to hit the ground running. New for this year’s race was the addition of the Briggs LO206 […]

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CRG Welcomes Back Dino Chiesa

The Italian factory announced the great comeback of Dino Chiesa as team principal

Jan 06, 2016
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The talent scout and real karting guru Dino Chiesa is going to be 2016 team principal of CRG Racing Team. This is a comeback at CRG for Chiesa, as he was professionally born and bred at the factory led by Giancarlo Tinini in the 90s. Dino Chiesa had then decided to move on and start […]

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Rubens Barrichello and Sons Enter 2016 Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Homestead Events

Formula 1 and IndyCar star returns to the popular winter karting series

Jan 06, 2016
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Formula 1 and IndyCar star Rubens Barrichello will again return to his karting roots and contest the 2016 Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment. Confirmed for both the ROK Cup USA and Rotax weekends for the Homestead rounds, the popular Brazilian driver will team with the potent Ocala Gran Prix squad in […]

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Evinco Tire Selected as Official Sprint Spec Tire for IKF

New program launches partnership with Superkarts! USA to grow and stabilize the sport

Jan 06, 2016
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The Board of Directors of the International Kart Federation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Superkarts! USA and Evinco Tires.  For 2016 and 2017, the Evinco product line has been selected as the official spec tire of the IKF for the Sprint program. “We are looking forward to working with Superkarts! USA and […]

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Behind the ‘Pit Wall’: WKA Daytona KartWeek

Taking in the sport I love from where it all began

Jan 05, 2016
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My latest trip to a karting event was not one spent ‘Behind the Laptop’, but instead from where it all began. Born into the sport, I spent many hours along the ‘Pit Wall’ watching kart races at tracks all across the Midwest. From the small little club tracks in Wayland, Michigan and the infamous Rolling […]

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Jan 05, 2016
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The World Karting Association would like to extend its sincerest thanks and appreciation to all the competitors, families, teams, sponsors, and many individuals for their participation in the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek. While running 3 major racing events at one time is no easy task, getting the time off and spending it in Daytona […]

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Jan 05, 2016
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With the arrival of the New Year, MAXSpeed Entertainment has now begun final preparations for the upcoming 2016 Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour. Mere days away to the opening rounds of both the ROK Cup USA and Rotax MAX Challenge weekends at the Homestead Karting facility in Homestead, Florida, today is the final day to […]

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Jan 04, 2016
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The staff here at EKN would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year as 2016 is underway. The season officially kicked off for with the annual WKA Daytona KartWeek in Florida between Christmas and New Years, with the calendar now turned over and the focus on the new season set for the upcoming winter […]

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Jan 04, 2016
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The Canad Inns in Winnipeg, Man. was the site of the Manitoba Karting Associations 2015 Awards Banquet. Friends and families showed up to celebrate our champions, special award winners and sponsors. In addition to great food, there were lots of silent auction prizes to be won. Guy Budel gave the address thanking the volunteers and […]

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Texas Sprint Racing Series Releases 2016 Information

Schedule, sponsors and new classes for 2016 campaign

Jan 04, 2016
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Texas Sprint Racing Series (TSRS), a karting program in the heart of the Texas, is pleased to announce plans for the upcoming 2016 season. With a race schedule now confirmed, a host of new and returning sponsors on the docket and the addition of two-cycle classes to the prominent four-cycle program, the Texas Sprint Racing […]

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Jan 04, 2016
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Second day of 2016 and we are in full swing as our advertising efforts for the Gearup Challenge are going into over drive. We are ecstatic to represent our racers, sponsors and program at what is the absolute highlight in karting promotions. The F-Series will be represented at the largest karting expo in the world. […]

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Jan 04, 2016
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Phil Giebler Racing’s Carter Williams drove to a pair of championships and Vatche Tatikian and Nicky Hays earned one apiece in Superkarts! USA series in 2015. Williams of Clovis, Calif., earned the crowns in the five-event Fikse Pro Tour and the six-event California ProKart Challenge, two of America’s most competitive karting series, in the S2 […]

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Trenton Estep Back with Team Koene USA in Senior Ranks

US Open Rotax Junior Champion Trenton Estep set to contest second season with Koene USA

Jan 04, 2016
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Indianapolis, Indiana based Team Koene USA is pleased to announce another stout returnee to their driver lineup for the 2016 season. US Open double race winner and Rotax Junior Champion Trenton Estep will rejoin the squad, this time as a rookie in the Rotax Senior ranks, as he will see action in both the MAXSpeed […]

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Anthony Gangi Jr. Wraps Up 2015 Racing Season with Two Trips to Europe and SKUSA SuperNationals

US karting champ set to tackle European competition full time in 2016

Jan 04, 2016
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After earning race wins at the Florida Winter Tour, ROK Cup USA series, and Rotax Summer Shootout, championship podiums at the Florida Winter Tour and SKUSA Pro Tour, and championship titles in the ROK Cup USA series and United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals, top karting talent Anthony Gangi Jr. recently wrapped up a […]

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Jan 04, 2016
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Going into the upcoming F-Series season we are very happy to announce an even stronger partnership with our long standing supporter and tire supplier WR Motorsports/MG Tires. Working together for many years, six of them at an intense level of the Gearup Challenge we can truly say it would never have been possible without such […]

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Jan 04, 2016
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On the heels of releasing their 2016 race schedule and announcing a new format for the series, which takes ROK Cup racing outside of Florida for a regional championship in the Midwest, ROK Cup Promotions has now released its 2016 Rule Book regarding technical and race regulations for the upcoming season. The new Rule Book […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Kartweek – Manufacturers Cup Wednesday Race Report

Jarsocrak emerges as Pro IAME Senior star, Towles completes LO206 Senior sweep

Jan 01, 2016
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There is a new energy and a rejuvenated spirit in the North Carolina offices of the World Karting Association, and their goal of rebuilding their flagship Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series enjoyed a big leap forward this week in Daytona, as over 250 entries were registered for each of the two days of competition. Massive numbers […]

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Dec 29, 2015
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Warm and humid weather was the order of the day for the opening round of the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup – the Margay Sprint Nationals – at Daytona International Speedway. The racing was incredibly exciting all day long, and the huge Pro IAME Senior field brought everyone to the fence, packing the grandstands. Elliot Finlayson […]

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2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup – Daytona Kartweek

December 28-30, 2015: Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Florida

Dec 28, 2015
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The 2016 World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will kick off this week on the kart track at the Daytona International Speedway. A total of 10 classes are part of the event schedule, as two Briggs LO206 categories have been added to the eight-class line-up that will run through the entire 2016 campaign. The […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup – Daytona Kartweek

Rob Howden's notes and info from the DIS pit area

Dec 28, 2015
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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 WKA Manufacturers Cup opener at the Daytona International Speedway.  Get all the coverage through the EKN Event Page. Please feel free to comment and discuss […]

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