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Nov 29, 2014
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Good morning and welcome to the last and deciding day of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2014! Saturday’s weather forecast called for rain throughout the day and temperatures ranging between 10° and 15° C. Saturday’s race schedule consisted of morning warm-up sessions and final races, as well as a driver’s party at the restaurant […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Championship Saturday

Askew and Rudolph star in main events after Prefinals cancelled by torrential rain

Nov 29, 2014
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread Heading to the track in Valencia this morning, the nine Team USA drivers who had qualified for Championship Saturday at this year’s Rotax Grand Finals knew what lay in front of them.  Rain had arrived and would be the order of […]

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Nov 28, 2014
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Friday determined which competitors were permitted to progress into Saturday’s final race. Friday’s race schedule consisted of one heat race, second chance races and Micro MAX qualifying. To determine which drivers moved into Saturday’s final races and which drivers were relegated or moved into the second chance race, the points earned from the combined finishing […]

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Nov 28, 2014
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BRP (TSX: DOO) presented the new Rotax 125 MAX evo kart engine series, a major evolution in karting, during the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) in Valencia, Spain. With its advanced engine technology, the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engine series is an evolution of the existing Rotax MAX series that are well-known for […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Friday Review

Nine drivers continue on to represent Red, White and Blue on Championship Saturday

Nov 28, 2014
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread It was ‘Decision Day’ at the Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero as the third day of competition set the stage for Championship Saturday at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The threat of rain continued into Friday, finally arriving at the Chiva […]

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Nov 28, 2014
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WKA is pleased to announced that with the help of sponsorship the X30 Senior division will become a “Pro” class at Daytona’s Margay Sprint Championships and through the remainder of the 2015 Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series. Pro X30 Senior will pay $1,000 to win, $500 to second place and a set of Bridgestone […]

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Nov 27, 2014
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Good morning and welcome to the first official day of racing at the Kartódromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero. Thursday’s weather forecast was similar to that of Wednesday’s, calling for cloudy skies, a chance of rain, and 12°C. In addition to the 125 Junior MAX, 125 MAX, 125 MAX DD2 Masters and 125 MAX DD2 races, Portuguese […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Thursday Review

American pilots post wide range of results in first two qualifying heats

Nov 27, 2014
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread With the memories of success in New Orleans last fall fresh on their minds, the drivers on the Team USA have just not enjoyed the same level of luck and opportunity this time around.  Harsh penalties severely damaged the hopes of […]

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Nov 26, 2014
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Hello and welcome to another competitive day at the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals! Today we will be covering the two 10-minute practice sessions and one 10-minute qualifying session. Tuesday and Wednesday morning were opportunities to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each competitor before they were exposed to Wednesday’s round of qualifying. Wednesday’s […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Wednesday Review

Challenging day for American squad with grids now set for three qualifying heats

Nov 26, 2014
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread The second day of on-track action at the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain truly set the stage for the rest of the week. The final two non-qualifying sessions led to the crucial qualifying runs in the four […]

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One Year Later: Juan Manuel Correa – 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Champion

First American to win at the ‘Olympics of Karting’ reflects back on his triumph in NOLA

Nov 26, 2014
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The United States welcomed its second-ever world karting champion on November 16, 2013 when Juan Manuel Correa completed a last lap, last corner pass to claim the Junior Max victory at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. It could not have been scripted any better, with the United States hosting its first ever RMCGF on […]

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If Roger Penske was to call your driver five years from now to offer them a ride in a major series, what will you have to do in the interim? Former Formula One driver Derek Daly and Verizon IndyCar Series director of engineering Jeff Horton will share with parents of young drivers how to prepare […]

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Nov 25, 2014
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Welcome to the first official practice day of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals! Competitors participated Tuesday in three of five total non-qualifying practice sessions, allowing drivers to become familiar with the track, the chassis and engine, and their competitors. This is one of the essential days of the Grand Finals race week because it […]

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MG Tires SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII Teaser Video Released by Greenlight Television

Production company for CBS Sports Network coverage of Las Vegas event provide a glimpse of the footage captured outside the Rio

Nov 25, 2014
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It was announced just weeks before the MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII took place outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas that CBS Sports Network and the new Torque.TV channel would feature footage of the event. Over the weekend, the Greenlight Television production company took hours upon hours of video on […]

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Nov 24, 2014
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Hello and welcome to the 15th anniversary of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals held in Valencia, Spain. Although the weather report indicated the first few days of the Grand Finals were to be wet, we saw warm and sunny weather. Sunday was the first day of registration for the 288 drivers that have travelled […]

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Nov 24, 2014
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Karting Australia has confirmed its commitment to the international CIK-FIA KF classes with the endorsement of the engines for the 2015 and 2016 Australian Kart Championship. As announced in the Whole of Sport Review in August, the engines eligible for competition in the KF2 class from 2015 will incorporate the current homologated engines readily available […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIIi – SuperSunday Report

Lennox becomes next $16,000 winner with S1 victory, as de Conto and Maestranzi triumph in headline categories

Nov 23, 2014
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The final SuperSunday to be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino was completed under beautiful clear Las Vegas skies and a brisk wind as the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII wrapped up its weeklong adventure. The seven-year run at the popular destination in the city of lights ended with the final day of this year’s […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Saturday Report

Fore, Sargeant, and de Conto set on pole position for SuperSunday

Nov 22, 2014
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It was ‘Situation Saturday’ at the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII with the final round of heat races and the last chance qualifiers setting the final pieces of the grids for SuperSunday. Another picture perfect day outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino set the stage for the day’s action, which decided just who would race […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Friday Report

Opening round of heat races sets up contenders for remaining two days

Nov 21, 2014
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A great day of racing completed Friday outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with the first two rounds of heat racing on the docket for the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII presented by MG Tires. Perfect weather conditions with a little bit of a chill later in the day once the sun […]

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Superkarts! USA Confirms 2015 Pro Tour Schedule

Pro Tour and California ProKart Challenge dates locked, SKUSA heading East

Nov 21, 2014
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It is with great excitement that Superkarts! USA confirms the dates and locations for the 2015 SKUSA Pro Tour, which will be the sixth edition of what is now the largest national series in North America.  More than 340 drivers participated in either the SpringNationals in May or the SummerNationals in August, and next year’s […]

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