Kiwi News: Perfect Masters Start for Urban at Rotax Series Opener

Getting older isn't all that bad. Just ask karter Ryan Urban

Feb 25, 2014
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At age 11 he won the 1993 New Zealand Midget class title. At the age of 27 he won the 2009 New Zealand Rotax Max Light sprint title. And now – at the ripe old age of 32 – he has just claimed his first Masters class victory. Some victory it was too, the Auckland […]

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KoeneUSA.com Pole Position Awards Program Nears Completion

Unique program in conjunction with Florida Winter Tour will award cash at final rounds

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In an effort to give back to the karting community and support the annual Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour, KoeneUSA.com has stepped up to the plate to provide the KoeneUSA.com P1 Award at the 2014 edition of the Tour. With the award program nearing its completion, Koene USA will award one junior competitor and […]

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The winning ways continued for Goodwood Kartways at the Florida Winter Tour a week ago as its second trip of the season led to three more wins and six more podiums. Zachary Claman DeMelo was on the podium in Rotax Senior, Joshua Cunha doubled in Micro-Max and Luis Schiavo dominated for the second-straight event in […]

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‘Jetpak’ Jak Crawford Doubles Up at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Nash Motorsportz driver leads points entering final event weekend

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‘Jetpak’ Jak Crawford, the Nash Motorsportz Rotax Micro Max driver, posted another two race weekend sweep at the PKRA facility in Phoenix, Arizona this past weekend at rounds three and four of the annual Rotax Challenge of the Americas. Taking place at the challenging venue, the talented eight-year-old utilized his natural skills in his first […]

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Bordogna Racing Engines Victorious at Florida Winter Tour

Bordogna powered drivers impress in international event

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Heading into rounds three and four of the annual Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour, Bordogna Racing Engines would enter a handful of drivers in multiple different classes during the Formula Kart weekend. With competition levels at their highest, junior rookie Mathias Ramirez would top the TaG Junior field to score his second career Florida […]

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Canadian Karting Challenge and Innisfil Kart Club Announce Spring General Meeting

Sunday, March 9 from 1-4pm at Grange Hall in Innisfil

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After recently announcing a name change for 2014, the Canadian Karting Challenge, along with Innisfil Kart Club, announce today the date and time for their Spring General Meeting. Set for Sunday, March 9 from 1-4pm at the Grange Hall in Innisfil, Ontario, all ASN Canada Club members, mechanics, track owners, dealers, engine builders, as well […]

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What started 5 years ago, as a passion of 40 year karting veteran Kevin Barrick, with the assistance of Lorne Kelly, has come to full fruition. K&K set out to develop the best cost/performance Italian (EKS) chassis, built specifically for 4 cycle racing in North America. With the 2014 Version 5 K&K Cobra, coming in […]

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Fritz Leesmann Joins Team Aluminos Full-Time in 2014

Two-time Superkarts! USA Pro Tour champion makes switch to Aluminos chassis

Feb 25, 2014
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The winter months between the old and new karting schedules are often referred to as the ‘silly-season’, where drivers often look to join new operations and move to new equipment. For the prominent teams like Aluminos, there is no real ‘off-season’, as work continues from the last race of one season through to the opening […]

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Industry News: K&K Kart Announces North American Dealer Program and Website

Chassis developer and importer taking steps to brand into US

Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

What started five years ago as a passion of 40-year karting veteran Kevin Barrick, with the assistance of Lorne Kelly, has come to full fruition. K&K set out to develop the best cost/performance Italian (EKS) chassis this could, built specifically for four-cycle racing in North America. With the 2014 Version 5 K&K Cobra, coming in […]

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Feb 24, 2014
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Three nice finals concluded a very tight 19th edition of the Winter Cup. De Conto clinched the victory leadingLammers and Dalè in KZ2, Lorandi proceeded Tiene and Hiltebrand at the flag of KF, while Enaan won KF Junior from Fewtrell to Travisanutto. A sun shone on the 19th Winter Cup of Lonato creating the perfect […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – PKRA – Sunday Report

Arscott responds with Senior sweep, Cook earns first DD2 victory as Brooks bags last lap Junior Max triumph

Feb 23, 2014
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With the picture-perfect Phoenix weather once again greeting the racers on Sunday morning for the fourth of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, the championship chase took yet another step towards completion at the PKRA facility.  Drivers and teams had a night’s worth of discussion and data analysis to prepare for the second day of […]

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Feb 23, 2014
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Andrea Dalè (CRG-Maxter) in KZ2 and Felice Tiene (CRG-TM) in KF got the win in qualifying heats ahead of the 19th Winter Cup and put their name forward for the victory, together with the Briton Daniel Ticktum (Zanardi-Parilla), who has been the best so far in KF Junior. Lonato del Garda (Brescia, Italy). A very […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – PKRA – Saturday Report

Craig, Reichelt, Rudolph and Versteeg sweep round three of action in Glendale

Feb 22, 2014
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas program put the first half of the championship chase into the books Saturday with the third round completed at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA) facility in Glendale, Arizona. Picture perfect weather provided the right setting for the seven international Rotax Max Challenge categories as four drivers, bidding for […]

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Feb 22, 2014
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The 19th edition of the Winter Cup got to its heart with qualifying run by 208 drivers competing in the three categories KZ2, KF and KF Junior. The quickest timeshave been set by Andrea Dalè on CRG-Maxter-Bridgestone in KZ2, Alessio Lorandi on Tony Kart-TM-Bridgestone in KF and Lorenzo Colombo on Tony Kart-TM-Vega in KF Junior. […]

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Rolison Performance Group Earns Inaugural Florida Winter Tour Victory

Four podiums finishes with three drivers in Ocala as Morgatto scores first series win for professional race team

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There is no question the commitment and dedication the Rolison Performance Group gives each day to the many racers involved with their operation. Much of its success has come in events and series based in the western half of the United States. The last two months however at the Florida Winter Tour, the RPG name […]

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Written by Tony LaPorta | No Comments

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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