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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 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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Return of Quincy Grand Prix a Success

Historic event rekindled at The Park after 17 years

Jun 14, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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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Jun 06, 2018
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A jammed packed Tom Dash Memorial Speedway in Atwater, CA was the scene of Round 2 of the KPX Karting Championship. Sundays scheduled event was home to 112 racers all within seven classes comprising of two motor packages the KA100 and the 206. KPX and the Atwater team did a great job of getting everyone […]

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Jun 04, 2018
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Registration is now open for the 2018 Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, to be held Sept. 1-2, 2018 through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. WHAT’S NEW 1) This year the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom will be the final race in the new Triple Crown of Karting. […]

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May 22, 2018
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Registration is now open for the Quincy Grand Prix at South Park and the Triple Crown of Karting. You can register here: https://www.quincygrandprix.com/online-entry/sunday-championships Three of the most iconic races in the history of karting are joining forces in 2018 to co-promote the Triple Crown of Karting. Bragging rights and trophies in North America will be awarded […]

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May 16, 2018
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The calendar may have said Mothers Day weekend. But the temperature was more like the 4th of July, as the Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series made the first of their 2 stops at the famed Lamar County Speedway in Barnesville, Georgia for Race #3 overall on the season. Much to the surprise of many who […]

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May 15, 2018
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Sunday, May 6 marked the third round of the 2018 Margay Ignite Challenge Series at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. Autobahn is racing facility unlike any other which created a unique experience for the Ignite drivers as they were welcomed by 2 flowing road courses lined with 30+ “Garage Mahals or “Glorified Man Caves” […]

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May 10, 2018
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has attracted interest from around the world since its inception.  In 1905 Carl Fisher had a view of the future: “Indianapolis is going to be the world’s greatest center of horseless carriage manufacturer, what could be more logical than building the world’s greatest racetrack right here?” Designed and built for the […]

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May 08, 2018
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The newest show to hit the EKN Radio Network is ‘Operation Grassroots’, 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 […]

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North Texas Karters Set to Host IKF 2-Cycle / 4-Cycle Grand Nationals

Week-long summer event set for end of June at famed Denton, Texas facility

Apr 30, 2018
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The 2018 International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grand Nationals will be hosted at North Texas Karters (NTK) from Wednesday, June 27 through Saturday, June 30, where the much-heralded national karting trophy known as the “Duffy” will be awarded to the winners of each class. The IKF Grand Nationals have long been the “granddaddy” […]

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Iconic History Comes Alive with Triple Crown of Karting

Quincy, Elkhart and Rock Island street races form unique trio of events

Apr 18, 2018
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Three of the most iconic races in the history of karting will join forces in 2018 to co-promote the Triple Crown of Karting. Bragging rights and trophies in North America will be awarded to the top street racers in 4 classes. Points will be awarded at the Quincy Grand Prix at South Park, June 9-10 […]

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Apr 18, 2018
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Following a 6th place finish in the season opener at Jacksonville in the Andy Jones Motorsports LO206 Senior class, Aren Lloyd decided it was time to step up, and in a big way. As Race #2 for the Maxxis 4-Cycle Sprint Series rolled into Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina this past weekend, Lloyd doubled […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Sunday Report

Drew wins thriller in dry to wet conditions as Keyes, Jackson and Ugochukwu stamp championships with victory

Apr 15, 2018
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The 2018 edition for Challenge of the Americas closed out with Championship Sunday at Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California area in which the famed circuit sits was forecasted to be hit with rain. The precipitation pushed later into the day then expected, coming in to effect the last two finals of the day […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Saturday Report

Garg wins in Senior debut with Pickett claiming victory in Shifter

Apr 14, 2018
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The series finale for Challenge of the Americas welcomed perfect weather conditions for the opening day of racing at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California facility welcomed over 80 drivers in the Rok Cup USA and Briggs divisions for the fifth round of the 2018 championship chase. Saturday provided those in control with […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

Rok Cup International Final tickets on the line in wine country

Apr 12, 2018
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The 11th season for Challenge of the Americas is set to close this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The famed Sonoma, California facility is welcoming ROK Cup USA drivers from across the country to settle the battles that began in Phoenix for the chance to compete on the international stage. All ROK champions […]

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Apr 12, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The newest show to hit the EKN Radio Network is ‘Operation Grassroots’, 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 […]

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Apr 11, 2018
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As we move get into the 2018 race season there is a downward trend in the thickness of our head gasket when measured new that we are aware of.  Although the final compressed thickness remains linear the slight increase in graphoil density and field samples have led to this reminder and update. After further investigation […]

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Apr 05, 2018
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KPX started out the season with a bang bringing in 94 entries for round 1 of the five race championship series. Round 1 took place at Shasta Kart Klub’s facility in Redding, CA. This beautiful facility includes twelve possible layouts, KPX utilized layout one that includes a full track layout of thirteen challenging turns. KPX […]

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Mar 27, 2018
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The long awaited debut of the newest program in the 4-Cycle Sprint world, Maxxis 4-Cycle Sprint Series, was greeted with the classic, warm Florida weather this past weekend at the famed 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. With a concept of building the kart count through utilizing the support of the local programs, the […]

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