Rock Island Grand Prix and Mediacom Announce New Sponsorship

New partnership provides large marketing program throughout the Midwest area for Labor Day street race

Jul 19, 2016
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced a new partnership that places Mediacom Communications as the first naming rights sponsor for the world’s largest karting street race. The high-performance race held annually over Labor Day weekend will now be named the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. Mediacom, the area’s leading broadband provider, […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle 1 Sunday Report

Eves notches all four victories in Senior - Southern and d’Orlando double in Junior

Jul 17, 2016
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The final day of the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals completed at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The sixth round of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series wrapped up Sunday at the Indiana facility, escaping the threat of rain late in the day to complete qualifying, two rounds of heat races and the main events for the eight […]

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Jul 16, 2016
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Saturday hosted the fifth round of the 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series, the first of two rounds contested at the New Castle Motorsports Park. With a full day of racing action around the New Castle, Indiana facility, eight different categories contested qualifying, two heat races and a main event to decide the winners under perfect […]

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Wilkins, Vacala and Mitchell Among Double Winners in Katy for Texas ProKart Challenge

Another successful event for Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge program, welcoming Briggs 206 racers for first time

Jul 15, 2016
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It was another hot Lone Star State weekend at the Gulf Coast Kartways for the third stop of the Texas ProKart Challenge. The Katy, Texas facility welcomed a number of competitors from the region to compete in the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs over the July […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle

Third event of 2016 with first of two trips to New Castle Motorsports Park

Jul 15, 2016
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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 third event of 2016 for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will […]

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle 1

July 15-17, 2016: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

Jul 15, 2016
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This weekend marks the return of EKN Trackside Live coverage of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series. EKN was in Daytona for the first time covering a WKA event since 2012. After scheduling conflict preventing us from attending the GoPro event in April, EKN is set for the final three events of the 2016 season beginning […]

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2016 IKF 2 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals Race Report

Santa Maria Kart Association Track Roars with Close Racing

Jul 14, 2016
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The 2 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals were held this past week with close, competitive and clean racing on July 8 & 9.  Racers from all over California and beyond made their way to the event to compete for the coveted Duffys and Screaming Eagles.  Drivers battled in a range of classes on both days from […]

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Jul 14, 2016
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Confirmed today Florida based driver Mathias Ramirez joins Andersen Racing Team’s Mazda Road to Indy Driver Development Program. Eddie Kish, VP of the Andersen program, had some exciting remarks about the team’s addition : “We are ecstatic to add such a strong name to our program. Mathias has already proven himself to be a top […]

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Jul 14, 2016
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Karting has prepared yet another young driver for excellence in other forms of motorsports competition.  Karting for over 10 years, 16 year old Hannah Grisham took just 3 months to earn her first Regional podium, in NASA’s very competitive Spec Miata class, where she earned 2nd place on June 19 at the technical Buttonwillow road […]

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Jul 14, 2016
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Once again it was another rain race for Race 4 of the Manitoba Karting Championship at Gimli Motorsport Park. It was raining on and off throughout the day leaving drivers and pit crews guessing whether to start the races on wets or slicks. Highlights of Race # 4 For Senior Briggs John Buzza had pole […]

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DKM Awaits Record Field in Genk

Guest event abroad at the highest German kart racing series

Jul 14, 2016
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Next weekend, things are going to get heated in Belgian Genk. The German Kart Championship is going to take place with a record field of participants of 197 drivers. The fight for the Championships is still open in all classes and thrilling races can be awaited once again. After the first two events in Southern […]

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Canadians Defend Home Turf at Can-Am Karting Challenge Event in Chilliwack

McCaughan and Taskinen double up at Greg Moore Raceway in British Columbia

Jul 14, 2016
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The Can-Am Karting Challenge made its annual trip ‘north of the border’ to the Greg Moore Raceway over the July 8-10 weekend. The Chilliwack, British Columbia facility is among the more prestigious in the northwest area of North America, home to many of the best drivers in western Canada. Competitors in the Rotax Max Challenge, […]

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PitKit to Present EKN Live SummerNationals Broadcast

Trackside Live coverage to begin on Thursday, July 21

Jul 14, 2016
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The eKartingNews.com staff is pleased to confirm that karting-specific tool kit designer ‘PitKit’ will partner with us as the title sponsor for our EKN Trackside Live broadcast of the upcoming Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at New Castle Motorsports Park.  David Cole and Rob Howden will be on-site throughout the weekend, providing unparalleled race coverage and live […]

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Jul 14, 2016
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The list of first time winners continued at Merrittville Speedway July 11th with 2 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Drivers winning their first features of 2016. First to visit Victory Lane was Cohen Corbett who won his first Tim Phillips Garage St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Novice 2 Feature. Also winning his first feature was […]

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Jul 14, 2016
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Competitors on the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series that are patiently awaiting the entry blank for the third race of the season, the Kart City Performance Nationals at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana August 5-7, will be able to view the information early next week, as the finishing touches are being placed […]

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Jul 14, 2016
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On Sunday June 26th, Stamford High School student Tazio Torregiani secured his first victory in a racecar, at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Tazio drove a Formula 2000 to 1st place in only his second round of the 2016 Skip Barber Racing Championship. Saturday saw Tazio finish race 1 in 3rd place on the podium, which […]

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Jul 14, 2016
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Thanks to strong performances of the Mach1-Kart drivers, the German chassis manufacturer was successful on different locations at the same time last weekend. Douglas Lundberg became strong fourth winner at the Swedish Championship in Kristianstad, Julian Müller impressed at the ADAC Kart Masters and Mach1 was able to drive among the front field at the […]

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Jul 14, 2016
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The 2016 world wide final for leisure karting that brought together the best drivers of the Sodi World Series was a resounding success. Organised by 3MK, the 7th edition of the Sodi World Finals saw high-level competition between over 270 participants, more international than ever during two days of intense racing in the Sprint Cup […]

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From the Tower: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

Intense weekend on and off the track as high temperatures heat up the championship chases

Jul 14, 2016
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session as we produce our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that develop over a race weekend, […]

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Jul 13, 2016
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CKRC Race #7 was greeted by sunshine and good weather with 59 entries across the 8 different classes. Junior Rotax (2 entries) 1. Connor Peet 2. Naila Deen Rotax Mini Max (3 entries) 1. James Altamirano 2. Kiefer Peet 3. Enzo Sartor Senior Rotax (5 entries) Evan White broke Skylar Dunning’s perfect record in Calgary […]

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