e-Kart: Nicholas Deskins – evGrand Prix Kart Project – Part 2

Steps to transforming a typical racing kart to evKart specs

Aug 14, 2018
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When I launched my first magazine in 1998, I was lucky to have already developed a friendship with Jeff Deskins, having bonded with the transplanted-Californian over racing and karting in my home province of Ontario. Jeff was an avid amateur photographer and, while traveling for work, he made it a point to hit many of […]

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Aug 14, 2018
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Prize packages continue to roll in for the 24th running of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, the world’s largest karting street race, to be run through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. Sept. 1-2. That is especially the case for the 19th running of the King of the Streets 125 […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Myers sweeps final round for S1 title as MacDermid scores first Pro Tour victory in X30 Senior

Aug 12, 2018
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The final day of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour for the 2018 season went into the books on Sunday. The sixth and final round of the championship chase took place at the New Castle Motorsports Park to close out the ninth edition of the SummerNationals. Weather remained warm and humid, with no issues of rain […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

Jarsocrak grabs X30 Senior win as Pickett outlasts in S1

Aug 11, 2018
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The final event for the 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour completed the opening day of racing at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The ninth edition of the SummerNationals ran without any weather issues, however, the day was along with LCQs and delays due to red flag during practice. The seven main events wrapped up just […]

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Paddock Insider: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Ninth season of program crowns champions at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 10, 2018
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is part of the Trackside coverage, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2018 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere else. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 2

Four Honda championships up for grabs in New Castle this weekend

Aug 09, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is set to close out the season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility will host the ninth edition of the SummerNationals on August 10-12. The five IAME categories and four Stock Honda divisions will close out the six-round championship chase with two […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 1

IAME International Final tickets and championships on the line this weekend

Aug 08, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is set to close out its three-event season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park, and all eyes will be focused on the state of Indiana. The New Castle facility will host the ninth edition of the SummerNationals on August 10-12. The five IAME categories and four Stock […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Each Labor Day weekend, karters flock to the Quad Cities area to take part in the annual Rock Island Grand Prix. The Illinois city along the Mississippi River will host the 24th edition of the RIGP with a host of volunteers putting on the three-day festival. The featured entertainment is the two days of racing […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Pierre “Pete” Jules Michel, 70, passed away unexpectedly on August 3rd, 2018 at his home in Perry, Georgia. Pete’s funeral service will be held on Friday August 10th, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home, 417 S. Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, Ga 31088. Pierre Michel was born on July 21st, […]

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EKN One-on-One: Justin Stefani – J3 Competition

Innovative company adds Rotax program to distribution list

Aug 07, 2018
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The Rotax engine, produced by global company BRP out of their Austrian factory, has a long history within the sport of karting dating back a few decades. It was in 1997 when the Rotax 125 MAX engine arrived on the scene, laying the groundwork for the formation of the Rotax MAX Challenge program in 1999. […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Today, ROK Cup Promotions announced that there would be a restructure of the current ROK the Rockies (RTR) format and a new permanent home in Colorado has been found. “Our last event was my first trip to SBR, and the atmosphere there is why I got into this crazy sport in the first place. The […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Utilizing the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) event last week to prepare for the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SummerNationals this weekend, Speed Concepts Racing (SCR) is confident heading to the final round of the ultra-competitive SKUSA Pro Tour. Taking place at the New Castle Motorsports Park (NCMP) facility just outside Indianapolis, Indiana, four SCR branded […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Parolin Racing Kart’s first European campaign in OK-Junior was completed in France with victory in the Final for the young driver Gabriele Mini’. The European Junior Vice-Championship also rewarded the performances by the Parolin / Parilla from the Italian team who were one of the most serious protagonists of the international season. “We could not […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Hot, hotter, and even hotter – was the theme of the third round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy from August 3rd to 5th in Austria, where blistering heat put the many participants and their equipment to the test. The equally hot competition on the 1,180metre Speedworld circuit made for lots of sweaty race […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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The creation of Rosberg Racing with the suppprt of Petronas and Arexons was only a few months ago. However, this team conceived by Nico Rosberg, Formula 1 World Champion in 2016, has already found its place in the paddock of international karting. Throughout the European Championship, Lorenzo Travisanutto in OK and Taylor Barnard in OK-Junior […]

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Aug 06, 2018
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The Texas ProKart Challenge completed its summer season with the second annual trip to the Amarillo Kart Circuit on July 20-22. The series hosted Round Four and Five of the 2018 championship program, welcoming high-profile drivers from the west and east coast venturing to the Lone Star State. Amarillo, Texas featured record high temps during […]

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Aug 06, 2018
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Giving back to the racers once again, WKA has brought new enhancements to the upcoming Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Event at Newcastle, September 14-16 that will surely appeal to a vast array of Karters. New Title Sponsor Continuing with their rapid growth, Nitro Kart has stepped up as title sponsor of the event, now known as the Nitro […]

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Aug 06, 2018
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The last European Competition of the 2018 FIA Karting season kept all its promises at the Aunay-les-Bois / Essay circuit. Exceptional performances and multiple twists came with the victories by Gabriele Mini’ in Junior and Dexter Patterson in OK. But the titles went to Drivers who had accumulated enough points in the ranking previously to […]

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Rok Cup USA Releases 2019 Calendar

Florida Winter Tour, ROK Fest and ROK the RIO back on the schedule in 2019

Aug 03, 2018
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August 1, 2018 – Providing the karting community ample time to plan and put together their race programs for the 2019 season, ROK Cup Promotions and ROK Cup USA are pleased to announce their much-anticipated 2019 race dates. With the season once again beginning in the Sunshine State with the annual ROK Cup Promotions Florida […]

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Aug 03, 2018
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With rain in the forecast many were wondering if they would even get to race at Virginia International Raceway, but that didn’t seem to stop the dedicated racers from showing up and bringing their (A) game.  As we entered into the 5th race of the season at VIR many had never raced at this track […]

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