Jan 27, 2015
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CIK-FIA celebrated their champions last Saturday in Milan, during the annual prize-giving ceremony organized by the promoter WSK Promotion. All the big names of international karting gathered to give their tribute to the protagonists of the event: the drivers, the team managers, the directors of FIA’s International Karting Commission and the representatives of the circuits […]

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MotorsportReg.com Proves Experts Wrong About Declining Car Culture

Record-breaking year sees 207,000 registrations; growing interest in motorsports

Jan 27, 2015
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The reports on the death of car culture have been greatly exaggerated.  Contrary to studies showing a declining interest in driving, online registration service MotorsportReg.com has logged a record 2014, registering more events per participant and setting a new highwater mark of 207,000 amateur motorsport participants, an increase of 15.3% over the prior year. “While […]

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Jan 27, 2015
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With a very successful first event for the Florida Pro Kart Series at the Palm Beach International Raceway. Pre-registration is now open for the second event, scheduled for February 6-8 at the same West Palm Beach, Florida location. Visit floridaprokartseries.com Register today and save time and money. Register on or before 2-03-15 and receive a FREE […]

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Jan 27, 2015
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The 2015 karting season seems to start earlier and earlier each year with major races happening all throughout the country long before winter has come to an end. With a refocused approach for 2015, D Power Racing decided to make the revitalized California State Championships their season opener. Entering two drivers in a total of […]

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Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge Begins in Homestead

OGP’s Kirkwood and Garrison win Senior, Tony Kart dominates Junior with Robb and Gangi victorious, Lennox doubles in Birel ART debut

Jan 27, 2015
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A new era began last weekend as the inaugural Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA series kicked off the program, which is now under the guidance of MAXSpeed Entertainment. The second half of the 2015 FWT campaign was completed this past weekend, as the Rotax Max Challenge formula took its turn circulating the […]

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PSL West Announces Affiliation with Top Gear Karting Centre at Area 27

British Columbia-based operation to be on site kart shop at recently approved Western Canadian motorsports complex

Jan 26, 2015
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PSL West is pleased to announce their agreement with Penticton’s Top Gear Karting to operate the on site kart shop for the Area 27 Motorsports Country Club development to be located in Oliver, British Columbia. “We are still in the early stages of planning the details for the kart track and shop, but we are […]

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Podium Result for Selliken at Rotax Challenge of the Americas Opener

Rolison Performance Group driver records two top-five finishes in Arizona, lands third place in Super Late Model event

Jan 26, 2015
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The 2015 season is one of maturity and growth for young motorsports star Luke Selliken, with a full slate of karting and late model events scheduled over the next 12 months. His season in karting began over the January 9-11 weekend at the opening event for the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, set at the […]

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truTV Takes Viewers into the High-Speed, High-Stakes World of Kart Racing in the New Series Kart Life

Kart Life Premieres Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on truTV, followed by VOD, Digital and Mobile on Thursday, Jan. 29

Jan 26, 2015
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Racing dreams start early for a young group of aspiring drivers on truTV’s Kart Life, a brand new docu-series that mixes high speed with high drama as it spotlights the intense world of kart racing kids and their pit-crew parents. Kart Life is set to premiere Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on truTV […]

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Jan 26, 2015
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2015 has seen a huge amount of engine changes from programs all over, so we are sending this message to clarify our coming season. We will start by saying the Gearup Challenge class structure is always determined as early as possible to establish a confident and clear path for our racers. Going class by class Formula 125 […]

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EKN One-on-One: Wesley Boswell

Former SuperNationals champion continues shaping the future stars of the sport

Jan 26, 2015
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Wesley Boswell is possibly one of the most recognizable faces that you see in the karting paddock at the national level. It could be a WKA or USPKS race on the east coast, or a Superkarts! USA Pro Tour or Rotax Challenge of the Americas event in the west. The sure bet is that Boswell […]

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Superkarts! USA Announces California ProKart Challenge Prizes

Over $75,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs this season as SKUSA resets the bar

Jan 23, 2015
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The first Superkarts! USA event of 2015 is just two weeks away, as the flagship California ProKart Challenge will open the season on the February 6-7 weekend at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.  Last year, the first event drew a strong field of drivers and SKUSA officials are excited to once again meet with their racers to […]

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Jan 23, 2015
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It’s a new year and we have an all-new GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge Series class structure and rules packages for 2015. We know you have questions, so here is your opportunity to get the answers! You’re Invited! What: 2015 Preseason Tune-Up. Why: Get up to speed on changes for 2015 series. Round 1 will be […]

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Top Kart USA Victorious in Florida

2015 season starts off strong for Indiana based squad

Jan 23, 2015
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Top Kart USA was excited to make good showings at both the first WKA Manufacturers Cup race of the season, as well as the first installment of the Florida Pro Kart Series. The 2015 equipment is out and the team’s drivers are ready to make moves during the upcoming season, starting out the gate of […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup

Sophomore season of Midwest four-cycle series focused on low cost, great competition and large fields

Jan 23, 2015
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After successfully introducing the Briggs and Stratton 206 engine at their local club in 2010 and then phasing completely to the motor package in 2013, 206 Cup series founders Steve Vermeer and Greg Jasperson saw an opportunity in the new spec engine from Milwaukee. They envisioned a traveling series that club racers could afford, with […]

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Jan 22, 2015
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Braden Eves has been a driver to watch this past year. The Gahanna, Ohio resident made constant improvements over the course of 2014 to finish second overall in the US Pro Kart Series Junior Leopard Championship and repeated as winner in the Robopong Junior Yamaha Race. During 2014, Braden started racing the Rotax Max Challenge […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Parolin

Successful Italian chassis manufacturer continues development of family-owned brand

Jan 22, 2015
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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Second Straight Weekend on the Podium for Nick Brueckner

Opening round of new Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA program sees Orsolon Racing driver on podium in Homestead

Jan 21, 2015
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It has been a successful two opening weekends in 2015 for rising American karting star Nick Brueckner. The year began in Arizona as the Orsolon Racing driver won at the opening weekend of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas at the Musselman Honda Circuit, and now leads the championship heading into February. After a brief […]

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Jan 21, 2015
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For 2015 … RACEceivers will become mandatory for all divisions,” revealed Merrittville Speedway Kart Race Director Jeff Riley at the recent Driver Meetings, “since their inception Saturday Nights – RACEceivers have proved invaluable setting line-ups and alerting drivers of on track situations … using them this season will help us immensely on Tuesday Nights.” Mid-way […]

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Benik Kart Starts 2015 Strong at Opening Weekend of Florida Winter Tour

Wins, podiums and top fives at Homestead Karting

Jan 21, 2015
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As the new year dawned upon the karting community, BENIK Kart was primed and ready for the upcoming Florida Winter Tour. Testing in both Rotax and ROK powered karts, the on track laps proved to be beneficial this past weekend as the Florida based team showed speed right off the box on Thursday morning. With […]

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Alan Rudolph Launches His Own Driving School and Takes Ownership in New Texas Racing Complex

Huge name in the karting industry set for fresh start in Texas

Jan 21, 2015
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Changing the motorsports and karting market in Texas, SpeedsportZ Racing Park, part of the Grand Texas project, is pleased to announce a new face and name to their growing operation. Stepping up to the plate as a Co-Owner in the facility as well as President and Operations Manager, Alan Rudolph is set to make the move […]

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