Jul 05, 2021
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Registration is now open for the 17 classes to be featuring at the 26th running of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race. This marks the first year of the event’s operation with the National Karting Alliance. Previously announced race classes include (not in race order): *Briggs & Stratton 206 […]

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Jul 01, 2021
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One of the major ‘Operation Grassroots’ events scheduled for the 2021 season on the west coast is the KPX Karting Championship ‘Battle for the West’, which is set for August 21-22 at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park. The KPX Karting Championship was established in 2015 from a Facebook page, which was focused on having one big […]

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Challenging Weekend at Road America For Route 66 Sprint Series

Weather battle at famed Wisconsin facility for Round Three and Four of 2021 program

Jun 30, 2021
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Stop number two of the 2021 Route 66 Sprint Series – presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports – took teams and competitors to the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America over the June 25-27 weekend. Rain hit the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin area during Friday and Saturday, forcing competitors to battle with rain tires and […]

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Briggs & Stratton Returns to Sponsor the Motorplex at Road America

Sponsorship to begin in 2022, reinforces commitment to the Milwaukee and kart racing communities

Jun 07, 2021
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Briggs & Stratton today announces a long-term agreement with Road America earning Briggs & Stratton title rights to its renowned Motorplex. A world-class, multi-use, multi-configuration one-mile track used by the Road America Karting Club and the Road America Supermoto School. Road America also uses the Motorplex facility for numerous auto manufacturers’ new car introductions, ride-and-drive […]

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Jun 04, 2021
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eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week radio station. The 40th episode welcomes Brittany Lobaugh of the Texas Sprint Racing Series. The […]

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Jun 02, 2021
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Anticipation continues to build for the inaugural United States Karting Grand Prix (UKGSP) as series officials confirmed today a new Pro Class. On the run schedule from the beginning, the 206 Senior class will now be racing for $500 to win courtesy of RLV Tuned Exhaust, Inc. Taking place at the Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2021 – Ava Hanssen

Team FMS / Merlin driver doubles up at Route 66 Sprint Series opener in Briggs 206 Sportsman action

May 18, 2021
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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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May 13, 2021
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The Wisconsin Cheesehead Challenge state championship, presented by Boucher Automotive Group and MG Tires is set to open its inaugural season at CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex on the famous Road America grounds. A 4 round, two weekend championship will determine the best karters in Wisconsin for 2 cycle and 4 cycle classes. Bringing the cheddar! Cheesehead […]

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May 12, 2021
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eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week radio station. After the COVID-19 pandemic forced a postponement and eventual cancelation of the 2020 […]

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May 10, 2021
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The Route 66 Sprint Series, in conjunction with the Buckeye Karting Challenge, are proud to present the inaugural KA100 – 206 Sprint Nationals. The Route 66 Sprint Series, the oldest regional traveling sprint series in the country, known for promoting great racing in the Midwest, has teamed up with Ohio’s home for grassroots sprint karting, […]

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Apr 28, 2021
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In just five weeks, karts will again return to the South Park in Quincy, Illinois for what will be the 33rd time. The historic Quincy Grand Prix returns on June 5-6, restoring what was lost in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It began in 1970 with promoter Gus Traeder putting on the first event, […]

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Apr 26, 2021
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A unique and different EKN Trackside weekend on the April 15-18 weekend, bringing coverage from the World Karting Association Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge. All three of the programs with WKA – Manufacturers Cup Series, Speedway Dirt and Road Racing Series – were in action at the Concord, North Carolina facility. While EKN had visits […]

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Race Report: Texas Sprint Racing Series – Spring Round-Up

Near record turnout at North Texas Kartway for second round of 2021 season

Apr 23, 2021
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The second event of the 2021 Texas Sprint Racing Series Presented by Texas Barge nearly set a new entry record for the ‘Spring Round-Up’. A total of 171 entries filled up the paddock at the North Texas Kartway, home of the North Texas Karters, in Denton, Texas over the April 16-18 weekend. Wet weather greeted […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Opens 2021 Season at New Castle Motorsports Park

Championship season gets underway with first two rounds in Indiana

Apr 22, 2021
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The Route 66 Sprint Series – presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports – kicked off the 2021 season at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Over 130 entries converged on the New Castle, Indiana facility over the April 16-18 weekend to begin the four event, eight-round championship program. Colder but sunny skies greeted the teams […]

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Apr 21, 2021
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The 2021 season for the Stars Championship Series began on the April 9-11 weekend. The program ventured south to the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, setting a new record in its sophomore season. On the weekend, the event welcomed 129 entries in 12 classes, breaking the record set at the inaugural opener in New […]

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Apr 18, 2021
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The World Karting Association completed the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge on Sunday, including the Vega Road Racing Series program. The second day of racing was conducted around the CMS ROVAL course in Concord, North Carolina on Sunday, welcoming perfect weather all day for six race groups. Throughout the day, a number of drivers were […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge – Road Racing – Saturday Report

First round of Grand National Eagles awarded following opening day of racing

Apr 17, 2021
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For a third straight year, the World Karting Association Vega Road Racing Series presented by Summit Racing Equipment visited the Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of the CMS Karting Challenge. The program ran a five-hour practice session on Friday, April 16 on the revised ROVAL course at the Concord, North Carolina facility, as WKA officials […]

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Apr 13, 2021
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The Wisconsin Cheesehead Challenge state championship, presented by Boucher Automotive Group and MG Tires is set to open its inaugural season at CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex on the famous Road America grounds. A 4 round, two weekend championship will determine the best karters in Wisconsin for 2 cycle and 4 cycle classes. The Cheesehead Challenge series […]

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Deadline Near for Briggs Weekly Racing Series

Contact your local club to get on-board this program

Apr 09, 2021
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We were talking with the good folks at Briggs Racing this week, and Dan Roche reminded us that next week is the final week for tracks and clubs to enroll in the 2021 Briggs Weekly Racing Series Powered by RLV. The deadline is April 15. This is a tremendous program with tons of great prizes. […]

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USAC Karting’s Thor Industries Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix Returns

Annual event back on schedule on August 13-14, 2021

Apr 05, 2021
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After taking a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Thor Industries Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix will return this summer on August 13th-14th. The extra time has given the City of Elkhart the opportunity to finish the renovation of Central Park and also finish construction on the Jackson Street Bridge. As we move forward […]

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