Neilson Bags Three at Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix

Triple Crown of Karting hits Round Two with second year of revived street race in Northern Indiana

Aug 17, 2018
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For good portion of the 1990s, Elkhart, Indiana was on the national map regarding karting. The famed Elkhart Grand Prix was one of the largest events in all of karting, attracting hundreds of racers, thousands of fans, and gaining television time on ESPN. Many factors brought the race to a closure, however, the memories remained […]

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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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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – July 27

Program exceeds 2,600 drivers competing at North American tracks

Jul 31, 2018
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When racers say the sport is dying or there is no growth in the sport, they must be ignoring the efforts of the Briggs & Stratton #OperationGrassroots program. The fourth year of the Briggs Weekly Racing Series has reached the mark of over 2,600 drivers, with the goal of surpassing last year’s mark of over […]

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Jul 26, 2018
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As expected, the points battle is very tight after the early rounds of the Triple Crown of Karting at Quincy and the Battle at the Brickyard. The competition will now turn to the Thor Industries Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix August 10-12 in Elkhart, Ind. before closing out Labor Day weekend at the Xtream Rock Island […]

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Jul 19, 2018
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The challenge of mid-summer heat continued this past weekend for the Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina. However, 90+ degree temperatures did not deter drivers from making it one of the most exciting and competitive weekends yet. Headlining the charge to the front was Georgia driver Austin Williamson, […]

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Jul 18, 2018
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The International Kart Federation today confirmed the long awaited news of a make-up event after the original 2018 IKF Grand Nationals in North Texas was canceled. The new event heads west to California, in partnership with the successful KPX Karting Championship and their ‘Super Regional’ race on September 8-9 at the Fresno Fairgrounds. “The cancellation […]

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Jul 18, 2018
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A new event is gaining momentum in only its second year. USAC Karting is providing karters with the bucket list opportunity to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a dream all racers have. The Battle at the Brickyard was established in 2017 with rave reviews, and exceeded those marks in 2018 with the second edition […]

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Dolian and Lawson Double Up During Battle at the Brickyard

USAC Karting hosts second event inside the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Jul 11, 2018
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For decades, many karters have enjoyed the annual Christmas break trip to Florida to compete on and within the Daytona International Speedway. The Florida facility is among the staples in the world of motorsports. The same can be said for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the Racing Capital of the World – which situated in […]

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Jul 05, 2018
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Despite adverse heat and challenging issues with rain, Race #4 for the inaugural Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series claimed its largest kart count of the year over the weekend, as the series made a return visit to 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. Headlining the winners were veteran Chris Carroll, taking down the $500 […]

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Jul 03, 2018
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KPX holds another huge event for Round 3 of the 2018 KPX Karting Championship in Prairie City, CA at All Star Kart Club with 115 karts in seven classes on June 15-17. As usual, the 206 classes had a large attendance of 91 karts. The buzz around the paddock was the growth of the new […]

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Jul 02, 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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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – June 22

Over 2,200 drivers taking part in first six months of Operation Grassroots program

Jun 26, 2018
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The Briggs & Stratton #OperationGrassroots continues its growth. Now into the fourth year of the Briggs Weekly Racing Series program, a total of 2,272 drivers have recorded a result at one of the 56 tracks in North America participating in the 2018 season. The Senior/Masters division, combining the USA and Canada racers, is at 1400, […]

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Jun 20, 2018
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Starting last week, every Briggs & Stratton 206 race engine and short block manufactured will ship with a new custom ‘SMART’ seal system. “A wealth of engine information will now be available via your smart phone” stated David Klaus, Director – Briggs & Stratton Racing.  Each serialized/UPC code, when interfaced through a phone app, will […]

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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
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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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