OnTrack: Comet Eagle – Rob Howden

EKN staff ride American-made steel to solid Battle at the Brickyard finishes

Nov 08, 2019
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In early July, the EKN crew of Rob Howden and David Cole were offered the opportunity to join the Comet Kart Sales team to compete in the USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard. In this two-part series, Rob and David will detail their experiences with the American-made Comet Eagle chassis at one of the coolest […]

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OnTrack: Comet Eagle – David Cole

EKN staff join historic family-owned karting shop to solid Battle at the Brickyard finishes

Nov 06, 2019
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In early July, the EKN crew of Rob Howden and David Cole were offered the opportunity to join the Comet Kart Sales team to compete in the USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard.  In this two-part series, Rob and David will detail their experiences with the American-made Comet Eagle chassis at one of the coolest […]

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Oct 29, 2019
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The once a year type event for the Briggs & Stratton drivers in North America took place on October 4-6 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Cup Karts North America hosted their Grand Nationals 3 in New Castle, Indiana in what can be closely related to the SCCA Runoffs. A record turnout of 281 drivers […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: September 2019 – Evan Stamer

Margay driver grabs first career Rock trophies from Rock Island Grand Prix

Oct 24, 2019
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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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Morning Coffee: Being Part of Something Special

A few thoughts on the 2019 CKNA Grand Nationals

Oct 22, 2019
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It’s been a couple of weeks since we returned home from the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 in New Castle, and to be honest, it’s all been a bit of a blur.  The event capped a run of 11 races over 13 weekends for me and to say that I was burnt out […]

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Race Report: 2019 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Grand Nationals

WKA Eagle awarded to race winners at New Castle Motorsports Park to close out 2019 championship program

Oct 16, 2019
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The sixth and final event of the 2019 World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series took competitors to the New Castle Motorsports Park for the Top Kart Grand Nationals. The coveted WKA Eagle trophy was awarded to the 16 winners on the weekend, with the final points collected for those gunning for a WKA championship. […]

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Oct 11, 2019
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Margay Racing and Superkarts! USA are proud to announce the addition of Ignite Senior and Ignite Masters to the 2020 SKUSA Winter Series, slated to take place at AMR Motorplex at Homestead Miami Speedway on January 10-12 and February 7-9.  The four-race series will feature two full days of racing at each event on the […]

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EKN Trackside: Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 – Race Report

Nearly 300 entries produce eight champions at New Castle Motorsports Park

Oct 10, 2019
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Those who were trackside for the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 at New Castle Motorsports Park this past weekend can say they were there as a part of history. The sport’s ‘Operation Grassroots’ movement has been in full force since the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine made its debut, and this year’s event […]

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EKN Trackside: Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 – Preview

Record Briggs 206 event set for this weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park

Oct 03, 2019
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The Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 is set for this coming weekend (October 4-6) at the iconic New Castle Motorsports Park. The third edition of the Briggs & Stratton 206 ‘Runoffs’ style event continues to grow, with over 250 entries already confirmed to battle in eight categories. The event has grown from nearly […]

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Oct 02, 2019
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The Ignite Challenge Series returned to competition at the historic TNT Kartways in Quincy, IL. Noted in the driver meeting, track owner Terry Trader, announced that the circuit will receive a repave for the 2020 season along with a return of the Ignite Challenge Series. The current aging track surface mixed with concrete and asphalt […]

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Oct 01, 2019
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Starting in 2020 USAC Karting will utilize the same rule structure for all USAC Karting events. With the landscape of 4-cycle karting changing in North America, USAC is poised to make the switch to CIK structured rules in all classes. The CIK styled rules are already used in all 2-cycle classes as well as all […]

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2019 IKF Sprint GrandNationals Awards Latest Duffy Winners

Pat’s Acres Racing Complex shines as karters battle weather and historic circuit

Sep 27, 2019
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 The International Kart Federation is ushering in a new era for the historic organization that spans the many decades of the sport. The pinnacle of IKF continues to be…winning the Duffy. Each season, there is only one event karters have the opportunity to claim this prestigious trophy. The 2019 IKF Sprint GrandNationals was the […]

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Sep 25, 2019
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The Margay Racing Factory Team from St. Louis, Missouri is headed to the Third Annual CKNA Grand Nationals at New Castle Motorsports Park this October. “With the growth of the series and the amount of competition involved, it was something that we could not miss out on”, exclaimed Margay Racing owner Keith Freber. “It’s currently […]

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Sep 24, 2019
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After carefully considering the INSANE number of track configurations that New Castle Motorsports Park has to offer, our race staff has decided to name “Track 43” the official track configuration for Grand Nationals 3! Yes, this is the same configuration we ran for the 2018 Grand Nationals. After talking with multiple competitors from last year […]

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ROK Cup USA Offers Briggs Drivers Free Use of Vortex VLR Engine at ROK the RIO

45 engines for Junior, Senior and Masters drivers

Sep 19, 2019
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ROK CUP USA is upping the ante once again, this time offering current Briggs racers free use of a prepared Vortex VLR engine at ROK the RIO 2019. With this year’s edition of the pinnacle ROK Cup event in North America quickly approaching, ROK CUP USA is urging these drivers wanting to be part of […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Texas ProKart Challenge – Speedsportz – Race Report

Gray sweeps X30 Senior mains to lock in regional crown

Sep 18, 2019
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The Texas Pro Kart Challenge wrapped its 2019 season this past weekend at the crown jewel of Texas karting, Speedsportz Racing Park in New Caney, Texas. The weather was unsurprisingly warm with the mercury holding steady in the mid-90s all weekend, but a light breeze helped make the high temps bearable.  With the championships on […]

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USAC Karting Announces 2020 Date for Battle at the Brickyard

Fourth annual event moves to late July inside the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sep 18, 2019
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The date is set, and everyone is invited! The 4th installment of USAC Karting’s Battle at the Brickyard returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway July 23-26, 2020. Thursday will be load in and registration day as in years past. On track activities will begin on Friday morning the 24th with racing throughout the weekend ending […]

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Sep 16, 2019
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The ‘Operation Grassroots’ is 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 movement has been based around the Briggs powerplant, […]

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CRG Nordam / LSR Motorsports Set for Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3

Factory support for CRG drivers during Briggs & Stratton major event at New Castle Motorsports Park

Sep 13, 2019
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The end of the 2019 season signals the preparation for some of the largest karting events of the year for CRG Nordam, the factory-supported operation for the United States and Canada. The first event to mark off is the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 at the New Castle Motorsports Park on October 3-5. […]

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Sep 10, 2019
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The Margay Ignite Series Round 8 at the Gateway Kartplex ran on the Supertrack 3.0 layout last Saturday morning to head into the later-half of the season. The new layout proved to be ultra-technical with lap times doubling the norm. To assist with the parity of the series, race officials claimed Hunter Richardson and Reid […]

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