The Rock Celebrating 25th Anniversary in 2019

Rock Island Grand Prix is a karting ‘bucket list’ event

Jul 15, 2019
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For the last 25 years, the Rock Island Grand Prix has been one of the core karting events in North America. We use the term ‘bucket list’ when describing the race because it’s a one-of-a-kind event that every karter should experience at least once. That said, if you attend once, you’re very likely coming back. […]

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Jul 15, 2019
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WKA, together with the Badger Kart Club welcome Sprint Racers to the FranklinKart.com Nationals, at Wolf Paving Raceway in Dousman, Wisconsin, by opening registration. With Wolf Paving Raceway being such a WKA tradition for National Sprint Racing, hosts Badger Kart Club are joining WKA in celebrating that rich history with incentives to welcome the Manufacturers […]

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Jul 11, 2019
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The following is a statement from Briggs & Stratton, released on July 10, 2019. It was brought to our attention that a clutch system recently released on the market was being marketed as being approved by Briggs & Stratton Racing.  This clutch, called the ‘snap your neck’ was never approved by Briggs and Stratton Racing […]

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Morning Coffee – A New Brickyard Experience

Initial thoughts after a memorable IMS weekend

Jul 10, 2019
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It’s a trip I’d take any day. The drive from the I-465 exit east on Crawfordsville Road toward the corner of 16th and Georgetown in Speedway, IN has the same effect on me as it did the very first time I made that journey numerous years ago. Every time I roll down that road, my […]

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Race Report: 2019 USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard

Lawson claims two Bricks during exciting weekend at IMS

Jul 09, 2019
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The third edition of the USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard was completed over the Independence Day weekend inside the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Racing Capital of the World welcomed a record 454 competing entries in the 17 categories that took to the 1-mile course. The layout used portions of the track’s Formula One […]

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2019 USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard – Event Preview

Third edition to set entry record inside Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Jul 03, 2019
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This week, the United States of America is celebrating Independence Day, more commonly known as the ‘Fourth of July’. Families will be taking time off work to spend time with family and friends, either camping at the lake or traveling the country. For karters, it is a chance to compete inside one of the most […]

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Jun 28, 2019
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As the Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series heads to the second half of the season, and prepares for its newest venue in July at Sandy Hook Speedway in Street Maryland, Whiteford, Maryland Junior competitor Collin Miller is prepped and ready to defend his home turf next month, after sweeping the Coyote Motorsports/ Brads Heating and […]

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Jun 27, 2019
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Grassroots racing has been a focus for Margay Racing since the beginning. The leading ‘Made in the USA’ chassis manufacturer continues to feed club tracks and series with the products to get on track and enjoy what is a family sport. Their spec Ignite program with Briggs & Stratton 206 powerplant continues to expand from […]

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Jun 26, 2019
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Registration is now open for the next round of the Cup Karts North America Champions Cup season, set for Badger Kart Club’s Wolf Paving Raceway on July 12-14 in Dousman, Wisconsin. With all the great opportunities this summer for adult 206 racers, the younger drivers may feel left out. CKNA worked with Briggs & Stratton […]

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Race Report: 2019 KA-LO Cup

Grassroots categories enjoy one-off event at Circuit of the Americas Karting circuit

Jun 25, 2019
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The inaugural running of the Croc Promotions USA/Mad Old Nut Racing KA-LO Cup at the Austin, Texas Circuit of the Americas Karting facility was one for the memory books. This was a first for Mark and Gina French of P1 Promotions. A one-off event with a national feel, focusing on grassroots racers and loaded with […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge – Sunday Report

Duncovich and Rivest triumph in Senior while Nicholson and Maxwell top Junior podiums

Jun 23, 2019
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The final day of action came to a close on Sunday for the return of karting racing to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The World Karting Association pulled off the triple, hosting three events at the Concord, North Carolina facility on the weekend for the first ever Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge. Speedway Dirt wrapped up […]

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Jun 19, 2019
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Two events are hosted by the USAC Karting organization during the months of July and August. It’s the busy summer season, gearing up for the third edition of the Battle at the Brickyard held on July 5-7 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix on August 9-11. Each are expected to […]

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Jun 19, 2019
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Cup Karts North America keeps on rolling. Their Champions Cup points series returned to North Liberty Indiana’s Michiana Raceway Park boasting a field of nearly 200 entries for Saturday and Sunday competition! Going into the weekend, the weather looked bleak. Heavy rains had pounded the region for the days prior, and the race weekend looked […]

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Jun 19, 2019
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WKA is excited for the  Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 21-23 and to prove it, Summit Racing Equipment has supplied us with fifteen $50 gift cards we will be giving away as part of a social media contest. The contest will highlight our karting community’s anticipation for the big event and will run from […]

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Jun 18, 2019
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The World Karting Association is returning back to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The facility that neighbors the WKA headquarters has been vacant from the organizations’ yearly schedule since 2009. The 10-year void has been filled with the upcoming Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, welcoming the Manufacturers Cup Series, National Road Racing Series, and Speedway Dirt […]

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Race Report: 2019 Quincy Grand Prix

Scott and Dolian double up at The Park

Jun 12, 2019
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Quincy, Illinois was the hub for karting in North America during the early decades of karting. Gus Traeder was a racer, but more importantly a promoter, and made the ‘Gem City’ a destination for the sport. Not only was the TNT Kartway facility in West Quincy, Missouri – owned by Traeder – the site of […]

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Endurance Karting: The Original Arrive-and-Drive Program

Program provides crucial avenue to bring new racers into the sport

Jun 10, 2019
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The discussion of how to grow the sport of karting is one that continues year after year. The simple solution is getting people into the seat and driving, no matter the chassis, engine or tire. Let the experience sell itself. Different tracks and clubs have their own unique views on how to market to new […]

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Jun 05, 2019
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This week is the annual trip to The Park. Last year, karting patriarch Terry Traeder revived the famous Quincy Grand Prix. Its return sparked a passion for pushing man and machine to the edge around one of the most challenging road courses in North America. On June 8-9, karters will tackle the 1-mile course once […]

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Jun 05, 2019
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Ignite racing returned to action at the Gateway Kartplex last Saturday for double-header competition on the backwards configuration. The sun made its rare appearance for the event after weeks of consistent rainfall providing great racing action through the day. Prior to the event, Kartplex drivers and families paid tribute to fellow driver, Tom Newlon, who […]

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Race Report: ROK Fest Biloxi – Battle at the Beach

Over 100 drivers hit Mississippi coast and Finishline Performance Karting facility

Jun 05, 2019
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The first of two ROK Cup USA Festivals on the 2019 calendar was contested this weekend with 124 entries competing along the Gulf of Mexico. The Finishline Performance Karting facility in Biloxi, Mississippi hosted the Battle At The Beach on May 30 – June 2. Aside from battling a new race track, weather was a […]

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