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World Karting Association Leadership Heading in New Direction

Board of Trustees removes Ferris, promotes Williams as President

Mar 29, 2018
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On March 26, the Board of Trustees convened for a two-day meeting at the WKA headquarters in Concord, North Carolina. Among the first order of business by President John Ferris was the appointment of a restructured Officers level. With a unanimous vote by the Board, Kevin Williams was promoted from International Liaison to the sole […]

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Mar 29, 2018
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The 2018 RGMMC IAME Euro Series kicked off in style with the first round taking place at Salbris, France with 160 entrants present in 4 categories. Long entry lists meant the warriors had to go through 22 intense Qualifying Heats, and 2 Second Chance heats before the finalists were decided, while for the non-qualifying drivers […]

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Mar 29, 2018
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CRG guaranteed high level of organization and technical assistance in the meeting that saw 30 teams racing and the victory of the Danish team ATB Bengio for only 2” on the French team DT Racing by Skof. The 24 Hours Karting of Italy ended with an excellent balance in terms of sport and organization, the […]

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ROK Sonoma Series Hits the Track at Simraceway’s Performance Karting Center For Inaugural Race

Woods Kicks Off The Season With His First Win In The Master ROK Shifter Class

Mar 27, 2018
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The weather made for a remarkable day to start off the beginning of the new ROK Sonoma presented by Sanzaru race of the season. Even with the threat of rain a large entry showed up to experience the hottest new series on the West Coast. The day started off so foggy that there was very […]

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Mar 27, 2018
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The first round of 2018 is about to get off to a great start! We have been working around the clock to improve and continue to enhance the experience of the race. Just to mention a few things that will improve the experience at the Gearup Challenge. We have made for a simpler yet more […]

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Mar 27, 2018
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The long awaited debut of the newest program in the 4-Cycle Sprint world, Maxxis 4-Cycle Sprint Series, was greeted with the classic, warm Florida weather this past weekend at the famed 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. With a concept of building the kart count through utilizing the support of the local programs, the […]

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Mar 27, 2018
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The ROK Florida Winter Tour came to an end last weekend in Orlando, Florida where Birel ART drivers took to the track to secure the top spot in some of the most competitive ROK Vortex classes. Battling with unusually cool temperatures and changing conditions, the team was able to succeed and dominate with confidence. ROK […]

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EKN Trackside: Texas ProKart Challenge – Speedsportz Report

Hewitt and Baker storm to impressive main event wins in series opener

Mar 27, 2018
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If their season opener at Speedsportz Racing Park this past weekend is any indication, the Texas ProKart Challenge is a series on the move. The SKUSA regional program closed their 2017 schedule at the New Caney, TX facility last October and returned just five months later to fire up the 2018 campaign, setting a series […]

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Colorado Karting Tour Becomes Evinco Tire Distributor for Colorado Region

Regional Series Announces New Partnership with Evinco, SKUSA

Mar 26, 2018
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The Colorado Karting Tour is excited to announce a new partnership with Superkarts!USA to become the primary distributor throughout the Colorado region for Evinco Tire. As a well-known and trusted tire within the region and by CKT’s racers, this partnership allows the series to further ensure that all competitors and facilities within the region have […]

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Drew Price Inducted into Motor Sport Hall of Fame

Mick Doohan elevated to Legend Status alongside Sir Jack Brabham

Mar 26, 2018
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Australian karting icon Drew Price was inducted into the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame in Melbourne on Friday evening. The Hall of Fame is an initiative driven by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport and brings together every discipline of motorsport in Australia, and sees legends from Formula 1, Touring Car racing, Motorcycling, Speedway, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Sunday Report

Garrison and Hunt give Fullerton sweep of Senior categories on final day

Mar 25, 2018
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The second event of the 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series went into the books on Sunday following a challenging weekend at the GoPro Motorplex. The Mooresville, North Carolina facility was hit with cold weather and rainy conditions, putting the drivers and wrenches on edge throughout the weekend. Saturday ended with drivers negotating the wet course, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Saturday Report

Jarsocrak runs away with IAME Senior at second home while Hunt defends home turf in KA100

Mar 24, 2018
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The opening day of racing at the GoPro Motorplex for the second event of the 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series was a battle all day long. The weather is much colder than normal, and rain settled in at the Mooresville, North Carolina facility for much of the day to keep things interesting for the third […]

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Mar 23, 2018
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Hot off the heels of our announcement regarding our official class structure for the inaugural Sunshine State Karting Challenge season, we are proud to finalize the accompanying prize structure for all categories. Thanks to IAME USA East, Briggs & Stratton, USAC Battle at the Brickyard, and MG Tires USA, an unprecedented initial prize purse has […]

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California ProKart Challenge Resumes at Streets of Willow

Second event for Superkarts! USA flagship regional program set for March 30-31

Mar 23, 2018
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The 2018 season for the California ProKart Challenge began the first weekend of February. Now eight weeks later, the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program resumes with an exciting second event of the season. Competitors from the West Coast as well as across the United States are preparing to head to Rosamond, California and attack the […]

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Mar 23, 2018
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Following a transitional season in 2017 that saw Jake Craig race a limited karting schedule, the 20-year-old Californian is pleased to announce his signing with Canadian powerhouse Brian Graham Racing/Piper Race Cars for the 2018 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship. After adding a SKUSA Pro Tour vice-championship to his karting CV, Jake proceeded to impress in […]

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Mar 23, 2018
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The entry blank and online registration link for the Road Racing Series at Atlanta Motorsports Park are now available on the Road Racing Series page on the WKA website.  To see the entry blank or go to the online registration, click the buttons below. Entry Blank Online Registration

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Mar 23, 2018
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March Madness continues in the sport of karting as the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series resumes its 2018 season. Racers get back to chasing the championships this weekend for the first time since the 2017 WKA Daytona KartWeek event, heading to the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The weekend serves as host to Round […]

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Mar 22, 2018
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In stark contrast to the cold an wet conditions at Karting Challenge Round 1, Round 2 was pleasant and dry all day. The nice weather, combined with racers using the extra track time to practice for the WKA Man Cup race the following weekend at GoPro Motorplex, saw a record-setting 166 entries and some spectacular […]

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NF Piquet Sports Claims 2018 Florida Winter Tour Rok Senior Vice Champion

The Barrichello Family and Ramos were the highlights at the Orlando Kart Center

Mar 22, 2018
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With the final round of the 2018 ROK Cup Promotions Florida Winter Tour complete, talented drivers were crowned at the Orlando Kart Center this past weekend in Central Florida. The North American / Brazilian NF Piquet Sports team has once again shown their strength and power with a total of seven drivers racing in the […]

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Mar 22, 2018
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With participation in the third and final round of the ROK Cup Promotions Florida Winter Tour (FWT), Speed Concepts Racing showed speed and persistence throughout the three-day event to secure another podium result. Vortex Mini ROK driver Alex Powell finished third while Tyler Gonzalez ran up front in ROK Junior and closed the series with […]

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