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Apr 19, 2018
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The sixth season of the United States Pro Kart Series began with the programs first visit to the Ocala Gran Prix. The central Florida facility hosted the Southern Grand Prix on April 6-8, serving as the first two rounds of the 2018 championship chase. The all-IAME program welcomed over 100 drivers in what was an […]

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Apr 19, 2018
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Another strong entry count of 141 competitors highlighted Round 3 of the 12-Round GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge club series in Mooresville, NC. Competitors were treated to perfect race day weather of 80 degrees and sunshine after a cold and rainy opening two rounds. Congrats to all Round 3 winners: Danny Dyszelski (Briggs LO206 Cadet), Connor […]

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KartOne Setting Up Shop to Service Texas Karting Community

New karting operation to promote Italkart, IAME and Evinco

Apr 19, 2018
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A new customer service-focused karting company is primed and ready to join the Texas karting community in 2018. Formed during the off-season by business associates Diego Iorio, Alexis Costa and Garrick Pina, KartOne is a new shop located in Rosenberg, Texas that will stock chassis, components, tires and engine parts to support their valued customers. […]

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Apr 19, 2018
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Calling All WKA Members, Vote for WKA Daytona Kartweek! Sports Travel Magazine conducts its National Sports Travel Awards each year, and the time has come to submit nominations by June 30. Sports Travel Magazine is an organization that WKA participates in, and pairs Venues with Sports Organizations and offers event assistance for each party to […]

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Iconic History Comes Alive with Triple Crown of Karting

Quincy, Elkhart and Rock Island street races form unique trio of events

Apr 18, 2018
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Three of the most iconic races in the history of karting will join forces in 2018 to co-promote the Triple Crown of Karting. Bragging rights and trophies in North America will be awarded to the top street racers in 4 classes. Points will be awarded at the Quincy Grand Prix at South Park, June 9-10 […]

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Apr 18, 2018
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Following a 6th place finish in the season opener at Jacksonville in the Andy Jones Motorsports LO206 Senior class, Aren Lloyd decided it was time to step up, and in a big way. As Race #2 for the Maxxis 4-Cycle Sprint Series rolled into Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina this past weekend, Lloyd doubled […]

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Apr 18, 2018
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Pocono Raceway is undoubtedly revealing to be the most anticipated race of the 2018 Gearup Challenge as the racers and teams are super excited for this new and exciting venue. We have recently visited the race track for some final planning and event details and we understand why it is creating such a buzz. It is […]

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Apr 18, 2018
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A new era dawned for the So Cal Oval Karters club when it opened  its 11th season last Saturday at its brand new home track, SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway, on the So Cal Fair and Event Center in Perris.  New era or not, some old dogs used the same tricks as three 2017 class champions […]

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Apr 17, 2018
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The Texas ProKart Challenge kicked off its 2018 season at the end of March with the first round of the championship held at the Speedsportz Racing Park in New Caney, Texas. The March 24-25 event hosted one round of racing at the new facility, the same place where the 2017 season ended. The Superkarts! USA […]

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VemmeKart USA Wins in Regional and National Level Competition This Weekend

KRA and COTA wins and championships highlight April for VemmeKart USA

Apr 17, 2018
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It was another winning weekend for VemmeKart USA as the growing karting entity added victories on both coasts of the United States this past weekend. Taking on the Challenge of the Americas finale at the Sim Raceway Performance Karting Center, as well as the Kart Racers of American program at New Castle Motorsports Park, VemmeKart […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Sunday Report

Drew wins thriller in dry to wet conditions as Keyes, Jackson and Ugochukwu stamp championships with victory

Apr 15, 2018
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The 2018 edition for Challenge of the Americas closed out with Championship Sunday at Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California area in which the famed circuit sits was forecasted to be hit with rain. The precipitation pushed later into the day then expected, coming in to effect the last two finals of the day […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Saturday Report

Garg wins in Senior debut with Pickett claiming victory in Shifter

Apr 14, 2018
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The series finale for Challenge of the Americas welcomed perfect weather conditions for the opening day of racing at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California facility welcomed over 80 drivers in the Rok Cup USA and Briggs divisions for the fifth round of the 2018 championship chase. Saturday provided those in control with […]

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Apr 13, 2018
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Spring means a return to the famed Atlanta Motorsports Park for the 2018 World Karting Association (WKA) Vega Tire National Road Racing Series for the third stop of the program. With the April 23 pre-entry deadline fast approaching, WKA is adding additional benefits for road racing participants. “Our WKA family of road racers have been […]

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Apr 13, 2018
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Nitro Kart recently signed on as a Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 USPKS Series and Team Nitro Kart got the series off to a strong start with more wins last weekend at The Southern Grand Prix at Ocala Gran Prix. Ocala was the first race weekend of three that will make up the 2018 series, […]

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Apr 13, 2018
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The weekend started out with a rather damp track for Saturday’s practice due to the heavy rains on Friday. However, between the California sunshine and the large participation during Saturday’s practice, the track was in perfect condition for Sunday’s race. Many drivers came out to Sonoma Valley for the first time to prepare for the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

Rok Cup International Final tickets on the line in wine country

Apr 12, 2018
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The 11th season for Challenge of the Americas is set to close this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The famed Sonoma, California facility is welcoming ROK Cup USA drivers from across the country to settle the battles that began in Phoenix for the chance to compete on the international stage. All ROK champions […]

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Apr 12, 2018
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The newest show to hit the EKN Radio Network is ‘Operation Grassroots’, a podcast geared solely on the foundation of the sport. The hub of the show will be discussion centered on the grassroots level of karting, from club racing to regional racing, all focused around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. Our #OperationGrassroots […]

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Apr 11, 2018
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Kyle Kietzmann, President and COO of Bell Racing USA, is pleased to announce that Bell Helmets is now open for business at the Indy Pro Shop on Main Street in Speedway, Indiana. A grand opening celebration took place Tuesday, April 10 from 2-5pm. Complete with an office, showroom, and custom shop, the Speedway location of […]

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Apr 11, 2018
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Demonstrating its commitment to train and develop the next generation of racing champions, the Lucas Oil School of Racing today announces the inaugural Cooper Tires Karting Scholarship Shoot-out, to be held December 12-14, 2018 at Sebring International Raceway. Thirty karters from around the world will participate in three days of on- and off-track activities and […]

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Apr 11, 2018
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The 2018 Texas Sprint Racing Series presented by Evinco Tires is a regional kart racing competition featuring the top racers from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mexico. The second race of the series will occur this weekend, April 14 & 15, at North Texas Karters in Denton, TX. North Texas Karters (NTK) is the premiere dedicated […]

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