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Los Angeles Karting Championship Ready to Roll in 2014

LAKC continuing to grow after historic 2013 season; adding S1, S5, TaG Masters and Jr. 1 Comer Pilot to class list

Jan 31, 2014
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship is poised to host another sensational season of racing in 2014. The organization will have its season opening race Sunday, February 9, returning to the CalSpeed Karting Center located just outside of the Auto Club Speedway in beautiful Fontana, California. CalSpeed is where the series has enjoyed many years of […]

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Victory for Versteeg at Rotax Challenge of the Americas Opener

Strong start toward championship for Utah driver after earning first Florida Winter Tour podium

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Entering his third year in the Junior ranks of karting, Utah driver Austin Versteeg is primed to be among the top pilots in North America for 2014. This statement was backed up big-time by his recent performance at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas opener in Tucson, Arizona over the January 24-26 weekend. Racing at […]

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Victory at Rotax Challenge of the Americas for Rolison Performance Group

RPG racks up six trips to the podium, including a win, in Tucson

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The Rolison Performance Group kicked off the 2014 season with back-to-back weekends of racing in January, hitting the opening rounds of the sport’s two premier winter racing series. First for Mike Rolison and his squad was the opening weekend of the Florida Winter Tour in Miami, Florida, followed five days later by the first stop […]

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For 2014, the Formula 100 Karting Series (F100) has added point’s classes for KPV1 and KPV2 racers, providing Cadet and Junior racers with another competitive and affordable venue for racing. KPV1 and KPV2 racers will be joined on track by comparable KT100 engine packages to create a large field of competitive 100cc racing. Having enjoyed […]

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This year, the 18th annual Skip Barber Racing School Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout will travel to Sebring International Raceway to scout for the best of the best in the karting world.For an entry fee of $3,000, the top karters in the world will compete in the 2014 Skip Barber Racing School Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206 Keeping Standards Simple

American-made engine package continues popularity across the continent

Jan 31, 2014
Written by David Cole | 3 Comment

A trending engine package that is sweeping the country right now is the Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206. Made in America, the four-stroke powerplant has positioned itself as an ideal entry-level program, and also as a great avenue to bring former racers and older chassis back to the racetrack. In just a few years, […]

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Educational Weekend for Nicholas Brueckner at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Junior rookie makes series debut, showing huge potential for remainder of season

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Nicholas Brueckner made his Rotax Challenge of the Americas debut this past weekend (January 24-26) at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Coming off two weeks of competing in Florida at the Winter Tour, the 12-year old Texan traveled west for his first Junior Max weekend at the international Rotax Max Challenge program. The […]

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Selliken Earns Top-Five Finish in Senior Debut at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Oregon driver opens up 2014 season in Tucson, making first start in Senior Max category

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The 2014 season is primed to be a year of firsts for rising karting star Luke Selliken. After established himself as one of the top drivers in the Junior ranks over the past two years, the Rolison Performance Group pilot has graduated to the Senior level of the sport, taking on the very best that […]

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Hello Racers, While Michiana is covered up with winter weather, it is time to plan ahead for the start of our spring racing season. If you are not already following us on Facebook, these emails are intended to keep the line of communication open with all fans of Michiana racing. The MRP management team out […]

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Jan 30, 2014
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A bumper entry list – including a recent record of 10 in the premier International class – bodes well for Saturday’s 2014 KartSport New Zealand SuperKart Championships event at Manfeild. Defending and now three-time New Zealand International class champion Karl Wilson from Wellington again heads the list with competition set to come from fellow former sprint […]

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Mazzaferro Fast Out of the Box in 2014

Second year Junior racer kicked off the new season with strong runs at the FWT Formula Kart and Rotax Max opening weekends at Homestead Karting Complex

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Gianfranco Mazzaferro, a member of the Ferrolati Corse Karting Team and the 2013 Canadian National Junior Rotax Max Champion, started off his sophomore season of junior level competition at the internationally renowned Florida Winter Tour. Ranked as one of the top karting series in the world, GF used the Formula Kart weekend as a warm […]

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Latest Edition of Gran Turismo 6 Features Karting

15th anniversary game steps karting operation up

Jan 30, 2014
Written by Tony LaPorta | No Comments

As a 20-year-old guy who loves video games, I jumped at the chance to be the member of the EKN crew who would review Gran Turismo 6. Thanks to school, travel and work commitments, I don’t get as much time to play video games as I’d like to, but thanks to a break in school […]

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CRG-USA Has Impressive Opening Weekend at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Colorado team shows well in DD2 and Rotax Senior in Tucson

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The 2014 season kicked off nicely this past weekend (January 24-26) for the growing CRG-USA race team, which made the trek to the opening two rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas in Tucson, Arizona. Heading south to the popular and fast Musselman Honda Circuit, CRG-USA brought a trailer full of racers ready to […]

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Jak Crawford and Birel Stand Atop the Podium at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Looking to the future, Crawford hopes to challenge for the overall series championship

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Eight-year-old Jak Crawford, from The Woodlands, Texas, has begun his Rotax career on a torrid pace. Starting in the Rotax Micro Max program in late October of 2013, Crawford managed to turn four months of development into a pair of feature wins this past weekend at the opening rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the […]

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The Formula 100 Karting Series (F100) is excited for the upcoming 2014 season! Designed to provide affordable, competitive and fun racing for drivers of all ages, budgets and skills levels, F100 experienced tremendous growth in 2013, and 2014 promises to be another year filled with great racing, fun and excitement! F100 has released their full […]

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Jan 29, 2014
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MG Tires has signed up and agreement with ACI Sport/CSAI to supply to 70% of the karting classes on the National Level in Italy, from Jan 2014 to Dec 2016. With this new deal, MG Tires consolidate its presence in Europe expanding its net distribution for more than 30 countries. For MG Tires information and […]

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MAXSpeed Group to Offer Trade In Program for New Rotax Motors

Trade in any brand of motor and receive credit towards new Rotax Max engine package

Jan 29, 2014
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In an unprecedented move, MAXSpeed Group, importer of the popular Rotax Max engine program, is pleased to announce an engine trade in program for new Rotax customers. Taking in motors from 80cc to 125cc, potential customers will have the opportunity to receive credit towards a new Rotax engine package, while the trade in motors will […]

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The 2013 year-end awards ceremonies for the WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series and VEGA / TS Racing National Road Racing Series will be held at CarolinaMotorsportsPark April 4 and 5 in conjunction with round two of each series’ 2014 seasons. The Manufacturers Cup ceremony will be held Friday night, April 4 following practice […]

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Updates for WKA Gold Cup Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals in Jacksonville

2013 year-end awards ceremony to be held Friday at track

Jan 29, 2014
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The next World Karting Association national event is a much-anticipated return to the 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, where on March 7-9 the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series will open its 2014 campaign with the Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals at the high-speed, unique 0.7-mile sprint course. The nation’s only 4-cycle-only national […]

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EKN Exclusive: Sneak Peak into Inaugural Modesto Grand Prix

New NorCal street race to host Superkarts! USA SummerNationals on August 2-4

Jan 29, 2014
Written by David Cole | 5 Comment

Thanks to the growth of current events and the debut of another, the 2014 national karting season is expected to surpass what was already a historic season of racing last year. One of the events that are sure to take the sport to another level is the Modesto Grand Prix, the site of the fifth […]

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