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Jun 30, 2016
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Round 2 of the KPX Karting Championship, powered by Briggs & Stratton, took place at beautiful Simraceway in Sonoma. KPX and Simraceway teamed together to put on a flawless show with everything running smoothly. The drivers put on an unforgettable show with an unbelievable amount of passing that kept the fans on the fence anticipating […]

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Jun 30, 2016
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CKRC Race #6 was again challenged by the weather gods with drizzly rain up until mid-day with a few classes running their Pre-Finals on a wet track.  The weather cleared in the early afternoon and a dry track was available rewarding the 68 total entries the rest of the race day. Senior Briggs Light (13 […]

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Six Drivers Added to Team USA After Sofina Foods US Open of Utah

Championship point leaders receive invites to the 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

Jun 30, 2016
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Upon the conclusion of the second round of the 2016 Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels series, seven Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) tickets were awarded to championship point leaders. With temperatures high in Utah, so were the stakes as drivers hoped to leave the Utah Motorsports Campus not only as points […]

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Jun 30, 2016
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The month of June closed out at Merrittville Speedway with 3 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Drivers winning their second features of 2016. First to add a second St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Feature Win Sticker rookie Christopher Crowe who won his second straight Vansickle Pet Valu Novice 1 Feature. Jumping ahead to the Cassell […]

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Team Benik Dominates USPKS and US Open Micro and Mini Classes

Wins and podiums in Wisconsin and Utah

Jun 30, 2016
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In a challenging portion of the 2016 schedule, Team BENIK took it all in stride as they competed in two different national series in two different states in the past two weeks. First doing battle at the USA International Raceway (USAIR) in Shawano, Wisconsin in the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS), the Florida based […]

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Jun 30, 2016
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It’s no secret that karting is a male dominated sport. Here and there, there have been female standouts like Danica Patrick, Sara Fisher and Juliana Cheavotti.  Now after last Saturday (June 18th) night a new name has been added to that list-Makayla Johnson. That night, during the final race of round two of the Maxxis […]

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Jun 30, 2016
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Maranello Kart has obtained good results in the national races with Sani scoring a great second in Siena and Alaimo winning the Sicilian Championship of Prodriver Under. Zanchetta and Mosca fielded in the next important round of the German DKM in Genk. Maranello Kart’s drivers are living a good moment in this “hot” period of […]

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Jun 30, 2016
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The 2016 International Kart Federation 2 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals is just around the corner and the IKF is working diligently to prepare for the prestigious event. Set for July 7-9, 2016, the Santa Maria Kart Track in Santa Maria CA will be packed with karters, all fighting to earn their own IKF ‘Duffy’ award […]

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Jun 30, 2016
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The karting world lost a pioneer of the sport with the passing of Clyde ‘Gus’ Traeder on June 13. The 90-year-old resident of Quincy, Illinois was introduced to the industry of karts through his management position at the Montgomery Ward Farm Store. Finding land in West Quincy, Missouri, Traeder opened TNT Kartways with his wife […]

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Jun 29, 2016
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The Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup held its second race weekend at Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park hosted by Badger Kart Club on June 11-12. Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park is a nationally recognized kart track located 30 miles west of Milwaukee in Dousman, Wisconsin. It is owned by a trust and operated by the […]

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Ron White Racing Triumphs at California ProKart Challenge

Team owner returns to top of podium after six months away from the wheel

Jun 29, 2016
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Ron White Racing has been a fixture of northern California for a number of decades now, continuing to compete at the top level while building a base for the future in the sport of karting. The operation has stayed close to home during the first half of the 2016 season, supporting racers at the local […]

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Jun 29, 2016
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Nestled in the rolling hills of northern Wisconsin is a kart track that many put on their “favorite track” lists, US Air in Shawano Wisconsin. The Comet Racing Team was on hand for engine support, driver coaching and chassis tuning with Comet Racing Engines customers recording numerous podiums, fast times, poles and a win! Zach […]

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Jun 29, 2016
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The roar of 2 cycle engines on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series are about to come to life as the summer months of racing are upon us. For competitors intending to compete at the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals July 15-17 at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana, the pre entry deadline is fast approaching, with the […]

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Jun 29, 2016
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Seven classes packed into the twisty Kent circuit, often called karting’s answer to Brands Hatch.  Those taking a break were the OK, KZ1 and X30, all of Rotax, TKM and Cadet were present.  Saturday heat were punctuated with rain showers but Sunday was luckily dry, albeit interrupted with several red flags.  MSA officials held a […]

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Jun 29, 2016
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Stars from the world of motor sport have been revving up a storm at Daytona Sandown Park in Surrey to raise vital funds for local charity the halow project. Spearheaded by 1996 Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill OBE – co-founder and patron of the Guildford-based charity, which is dedicated to supporting and creating opportunities […]

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Jun 29, 2016
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AKRA will accept pre-entries for this weekend’s second round of the American Sprint Cup Series “Northern Tour” presented by Target Distributing through today and overnight into Wednesday. We’ll wrap up our pre-race administrative work Wednesday morning before leaving for the track, giving racers another 24 hours to pre-enter for the event at the best prices. […]

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Jun 29, 2016
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The motorsports industry continues to see high caliber drivers begin their careers in karting but very few offer a ladder system from karts to cars.  Checkered Motorsports is excited to provide this transition to open-wheel racing with the partnership of Swan Motorsport. Since its inception in 1997, Swan Motorsports continues to demonstrate its professionalism and […]

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Jun 29, 2016
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That’s right, Christmas in July Under the Lights at Adkins Raceway Park. Imagine running at night, into the ‘Monza Wall’ The tower and facility will be lit up with Christmas light’s and there will be Christmas Gifts given out to Kids through out the Day. Also, 11 bicycles will be raffled off in 4 separate […]

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Jun 29, 2016
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In the penultimate round of the CIK-FIA European OK and OKJ Championships, Ricciardo Kart Racing showed its competitiveness throughout the weekend. Starting 21st in the OK Final, Christian Lundgaard crossed the finish line in ninth place. “There were some ups and downs. We had a few problems that we thought we had solved during the […]

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Jun 29, 2016
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In the third round of the CIK-FIA European OK and OKJ Championships, Birel ART Racing finished second with the RY30S8 chassis and Caio Collet (OKJ). “At first we struggled to find the ideal set-up because of the track conditions and different tyres to the ones used in practice, but we worked hard and managed to […]

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