EKN Trackside: 2020 Capri Tools US Rotax Grand Nationals – Friday Report

Opening day of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway sets tone for event

Sep 18, 2020
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The first wheel-to-wheel racing laps were conducted on Friday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 2020 Capri Tools US Rotax Grand Nationals. Official practice day on Thursday was cut short after two sessions due to the amount of rain dropped on the Concord, North Carolina facility due to the progression of Tropical Storm Sally. […]

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Green Flag For SuperNats Shootout at Speedsportz

Teams and drivers prepping for Texas battle at Houston facility

Sep 18, 2020
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Earlier this month, an announcement was made detailing a new annual event at Speedsportz Racing Park in Houston, Texas set for the October 2-4 weekend. Veteran karting instructor and championship-winning driver Alan Rudolph added this new race – the SuperNats Shootout – to the calendar at his facility and, working in conjunction with Superkarts! USA, […]

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Sep 17, 2020
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Today’s date – September 17, 2020 – marks the 20th anniversary of the day that the electronic doors opened at eKartingNews.com. It was during the 2000 Superkarts! USA World Finals in Norman, Oklahoma that EKN was born. Yes, current EKN Publisher Rob Howden was trackside announcing the event, but he was there with Shifter Kart […]

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EKN Trackside: 2020 Capri Tools US Rotax Grand Nationals – Preview

Historic event to provide nine tickets to the 2020 Rotax Grand Finals in Portugal

Sep 16, 2020
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A bit of history will take place September 17-19 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The US Rotax Grand Nationals are back, now under the guidance of J3 Competition – the northern distributor for Rotax products. Taking over in 2019, J3 hosted a pair of events to promote the Rotax powerplant and products with the Stars […]

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Sep 15, 2020
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The final race of 2020 Gearup Challenge is setting up to be an incredible event. With an awesome turnout at the recent State Championship race, we are set to host a record number of racers attending this last event of the season. A perfect storm of racers, teams and track will set the stage at […]

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Sep 15, 2020
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Performance Racing Industry (PRI) announced today that the 2020 PRI Trade Show will not be taking place as scheduled in December. The announcement comes after months of working closely with the Visit Indy team, the Indiana Convention Center staff, and other Indianapolis officials to develop a plan for a safe and productive PRI Trade Show. […]

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Sep 15, 2020
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With rain imminent throughout the 2020 US Grand Nationals it will be a true test for the drivers as they will have to confront mixed weather conditions.  The supplemental regulations which have been posted for months clearly define the regulations for wet tire usage.  However, in order to better service the competitors we have further […]

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Sep 15, 2020
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Breaking overnight, Superkarts! USA confirmed the SKUSA SuperNationals 24 is cancelled in Las Vegas. Since the SKUSA Pro Tour Summer Festival event in New Castle at the beginning of August, there has been speculation and rumors roaming around the future of the SuperNationals event at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas due […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: August 2020 – Bryson Morris

Rolison Performance Group driver earns two SKUSA Pro Tour championships in 2020

Sep 14, 2020
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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Sep 14, 2020
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The third and last day of the FIA Karting European Championships – OK & Junior at Wackersdorf kept the tension up to the end of the Finals with incessant clashes between all participants. The suspense remained high throughout the competition before Ugo Ugochukwu (USA) and Andrea Kimi Antonelli (ITA) were crowned in Junior and OK […]

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Sep 11, 2020
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For the first time since 2017, the United States Pro Kart Series hosted a race in the month of September. With the COVID-19 reschedule, the second event of the 2020 season was held at the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America on September 4-6. It was the first visit for the USPKS at the Elkhart […]

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Sep 11, 2020
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In an ever-evolving 2020 schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the overlapping of race dates across the country, the World Karting Association (WKA) has combined a pair of events to alleviate a race weekend and potentially decrease costs for teams and competitors. Originally scheduled to take place at the Orlando Kart Center, the final […]

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Sep 10, 2020
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Traveling to another new track for them as a program, Team Crosslink competed at the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex this past weekend in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Taking on the second event weekend of the United States Pro Kart Series, Team Crosslink drivers remained consistent with Alex Stanfield claiming a heat race win, fast lap honors and […]

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Sep 09, 2020
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A special piece of karting’s history in North America is located in West Quincy, Missouri and it’s receiving a facelift. TNT Kartways is one of the most iconic circuits in US karting, and has hosted countless major events during its decades of operation. Many refer to the facility as simply ‘Quincy’, as the Illinois city […]

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Sep 08, 2020
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With two national events at the freshly repaved Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) kart track, the World Karting Association (WKA) has been working diligently behind the scenes to bring club level racing back to ‘America’s Home for Racing’. Coming to an agreement with Speedway staff and securing dates, the WKA Summer Club Series at Charlotte Motor […]

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Sep 08, 2020
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With a strong and continued relationship, J3 Competition is pleased to announce that CAPRI Tools will be the title sponsor of the US Rotax Grand Nationals.  CAPRI Tools focuses its business on People, Passion and Quality allowing the brand to deliver on its promises.  These pillars have allowed the company to grow rapidly over the […]

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Sep 08, 2020
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In perfect weather conditions, the last day of the Genk competition offered a high quality show to the fans of close racing from all over the world. In the FIA Karting European Championship – KZ, Stan Pex won the Final in front of Marijn Kremers who took the title. In the FIA Karting European Championship […]

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EKN Trackside: 2020 United States Pro Kart Series Badger State Grand Prix – Sunday Report

Deukmedjian and Lemke score wins to close out weekend at Road America

Sep 06, 2020
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The second half of the 2020 United States Pro Kart Series is underway with Round Four contested Sunday at the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex. The Badger State Grand Prix wrapped up at Road America with another perfect day for racing. Rain was forecasted all day at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin facility. The sun broke through the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2020 United States Pro Kart Series Badger State Grand Prix – Saturday Report

Three victories for Will Power Kart from opening race day at Road America

Sep 05, 2020
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The first day of competition at the 2020 United States Pro Kart Series Badger State Grand Prix was completed on Saturday in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America is hosting the second event this weekend as over 170 entries are battling in the seven IAME categories. Weather was perfect all day […]

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Sep 04, 2020
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is part of our Trackside coverage, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will feature notes from trackside at the 2020 United States Pro Kart Series Badger State Grand Prix from the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America. EKN Managing Editor David Cole is trackside in Elkhart […]

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