Jun 19, 2018
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The World Karting Association resumed its 2018 season with the third event of the year. The Pittsburgh International Race Complex served as the site for Round Five and Six of the championship chase, with the Wampum, Pennsylvania once again providing excitement, changing weather conditions, and putting a close to the first half of the series. […]

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2018 Mid-Season Review for Jak Crawford

A great start and some incredible experience

Jun 19, 2018
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Before the end of March of 2018, American standout Jak Crawford had already claimed victories and a major championship in the Legends Car Winter Nationals, the vice-championship for the Legends Car Winter Heat, and had been karting in Europe for two weeks as part of a three month stay without a planned trip back to […]

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Rotax Announces New Partnerships For USA Karting Distribution

J3 Competition and RTX USA Group to manage north and south regions

Jun 18, 2018
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BRP-Rotax takes pleasure today in introducing two new partners as the official Rotax distributors for the kart sector of their U.S.A. business, bringing together their extensive experience in the sport to meet the current demands of this highly competitive market. Effective immediately, J3 Competition and RTX USA Group will take over managing the north and […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Carolina Grand Prix Sunday Report

Koyen, Jarsocrak, Fairbairn, and Mars double up in Mooresville

Jun 17, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series is into the second part of the season. The Carolina Grand Prix completed today at the GoPro Motorplex with another hot day in the Mooresville, North Carolina area. The heat index nearly reached 100 degrees with the fourth round of the championship program – presented by MG Tires […]

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Jun 16, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – presented by MG Tires and Nitro Kart – reached the halfway point with Round Three contested on Saturday at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. A very hot day challenged both the competitors and the staff working the busy day of racing that including qualifying, two […]

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Jun 15, 2018
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June 13, 2018 – The 2018 International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grand Nationals, previously scheduled for June 27–30 at North Texas Karters (NTK) in Denton, TX, have regrettably been cancelled. There simply were not enough entries to justify a national race. NTK has put in a tremendous amount of effort and money leading […]

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Jun 15, 2018
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The floor plan for the 2018 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show is now available at pri2018.com/floorplan. Highlights include a new indoor trailer exhibit area at Lucas Oil Stadium, as well as the return of PRI’s Featured Products Showcase, Machinery Row, Education areas, and full-service Media Center. As the premier event where the motorsports industry gathers […]

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Jun 15, 2018
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7 members of the VENTURI NEXT GEN – the first academy dedicated to electric motorsport drivers – completed an eKarting Series test with Electric GT Holdings yesterday at Motorland-Aragon in Spain. Seven drivers from VENTURI NEXT GEN Academy took part Wednesday 13th June in a eKarting Series test on Motorland-Aragon race track: Pierre-Louis CHOVET, Benjamin […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Carolina Grand Prix Preview

Season reaches halfway point with sixth trip to GoPro Motorplex

Jun 15, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series is set for its second event of the season, scheduled for this weekend at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. This is the sixth straight year that the series – which is presented by MG Tires USA and Nitro Kart – has visited ‘Race City USA’. Numbers […]

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Jun 14, 2018
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Club racing is the backbone of karting here in the United States of America. It is what makes kart racing the grassroots level of motorsports, based on families willing to put their time and effort into making the sport better. One of the hundreds of volunteers to put in his time is Greg Speed of […]

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Jun 14, 2018
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Hoosier Racing Tire and the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix have announced a partnership for the 2018 event held on Labor Day weekend, September 1-2, 2018. The board has opted to spec Hoosier R60A tires for all Briggs & Stratton 206 (except Ignite) and all Yamaha classes. Tires will be available at the discounted price of $185/set […]

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Jun 14, 2018
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Unlike the last race weekend of the GoPro Karting Challenge, which was soggy and dark, with the finals being run late into the evening, Round 6 was sunny and very warm, and the racing matched the hot temperatures. Again, there were almost 150 entries for this event, which would mark the halfway point of the […]

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Return of Quincy Grand Prix a Success

Historic event rekindled at The Park after 17 years

Jun 14, 2018
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For 32 years, the South Park in Quincy, Illinois welcomed karters from all over the country to take part in the ‘Grand Prix of Karting’. This unique street course utilized the pavement laid out in the city park, feature elevation changes, challenging corners and of course the famed walls that surrounded certain sections. Under the […]

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Evans Wins First Kart Feature of 2018 at Merrittville Speedway

Crozier wins third while Lawson and Majuery make it 5 apiece

Jun 14, 2018
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While Trevor Evans won his first St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Junior 2 Feature of the 25th Anniversary Kart Season … three drivers would add to their win totals Tuesday June 12th. In other Performance Manufacturing Divisional Tuesday Night Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Karting Series racing action also saw Ed Crozier take home his third […]

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Jun 13, 2018
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The following is a statement EKN received from representatives of the World Karting Association (WKA) and American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) regarding the legal matters between the two organizations. The WKA Association and the American Kart Racing Association have mutually agreed to dismiss all claims against each other for the betterment of the sport of […]

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VemmeKart USA and Braden Eves Offer Driver Coaching and Data Analysis

National race winner Braden Eves to assist VemmeKart USA program

Jun 13, 2018
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Braden Eves, one of the most decorated karters of the past two seasons, is set to join forces and assist VemmeKart USA. Focused on driver coaching and data and video analysis for VemmeKart branded drivers, Eves will work with competitors to help them move up the running order, hone their skills and provide coaching programs […]

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Rotax Teams Up with EDKRA

Joint initiative for karting introduces the first Rotax branded kart racing circuit

Jun 13, 2018
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This exciting new partnership between engine manufacturer BRP-Rotax and the Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association in Warburg Alberta sparks a new cooperation that is fully focused on assisting the sport of karting to grow while sustaining a positive future for the club members. The rebranding of the club’s circuit in Western Canada as the […]

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Jun 13, 2018
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In 1959, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants was founded to service a niche karting market in desperate need of a lubricant to mix with fuel and keep the racing machines running cool while also offering performance advantages. In that same spirit, Klotz is pleased to reenergize its position within the karting industry with the release of Klotz […]

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2018 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – June 11

Two-time defending SKUSA Pro Tour champion Norberg remains in top spot

Jun 13, 2018
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The season is at the halfway point when looking at the calendar for 2018. A number of events have went into the books for the first six months of the year, spanning coast to coast, as we reached the 400 driver mark once again for the latest edition of the 2018 eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings […]

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Speed Concepts Racing – What a Difference a Year Makes

The three musketeers climb the running order from year to year

Jun 13, 2018
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What a difference a year makes! In motorsports, and karting in particular, the major focus is on race wins and championships, but the Speed Concepts Racing Cadet program started off with different views. Aiming for results straight out of the gate, they shifted their focus from on track victories to driver improvement as Noah Baker, […]

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