May 26, 2020
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The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, 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 […]

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May 20, 2020
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The 4th annual USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been moved back one week to July 30-August 2. This has been a very trying year for promoters across the world to say the least. Amid a pandemic, the effort to return to racing mixed with guidelines that differ from […]

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May 20, 2020
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The following is a statement from the Cup Karts North America program regarding their updated 2020 schedule amid the COVID-19 pandemic. What can be said that hasn’t already been said about the Corona Virus Pandemic? It’s effects have been felt by everybody in our country, including our fellow kart racers. We hope that you and […]

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May 14, 2020
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At the beginning of April, Briggs & Stratton Racing announced a contest to name the mascot. In the one month the contest was open, over 2,600 different entries were submitted toward naming the mascot. Officials at Briggs narrowed it down to 25 before selecting the top-five nominations. Those five names were then put up to […]

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May 11, 2020
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The CanAm 4Cycle Festival, which was to take place from June 26 to 28, 2020, will be moved to 2021. “This event was created to organize a big celebration for 4Cycle kart drivers. An open invitation race for kart drivers of all Briggs classes in North America,” said Gerald Caseley. “We see that with the […]

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May 08, 2020
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The Ignite spec karting program has seen tremendous growth its first five years. We’ve seen some great racing, local tracks have enjoyed a boost in entries, we have raced at world famous venues and lifelong friendships have been made. Among the reasons for the program’s success is our relentless pursuit of continuity in both the […]

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May 06, 2020
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Voting has officially commenced for the Briggs & Stratton Racing Mascot Name Contest. Over the last month, racers from all over the world submitted more than 2,600 different names toward naming the mascot. Officials at Briggs helped to narrow down that large group to 25 before selecting the top-five nominations. “We were simply blown away […]

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May 06, 2020
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The following is a statement from Cup Karts North America regarding the second event of the 2020 schedule, set for May 15-17 at East Lansing Kart Track in Michigan. These are trying times for all of us. Whether or not you or somebody close to you has contracted the COVID-19 virus, we all have been […]

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May 01, 2020
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The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, 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 […]

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Briggs & Stratton 206 Seal Expired: Now What?

Early sealed engines now unapproved for competition in 2020 and beyond

Apr 17, 2020
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The 2020 season marks a new era for the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine package. The catalyst of the ‘Operation Grassroots’ movement here in North America has spread to new areas around the world, and the engine remains one of the easiest avenues for bringing racers back to the sport or introducing new drivers to […]

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Apr 16, 2020
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Margay Racing is one of the most historic karting brands in the United States. Their focus on grassroots racing around their Ignite Karting platform of spec chassis and spec Briggs & Stratton 206 powerplant have helped to ease the transition for people jumping into the sport of karting, and provided a great place for former […]

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Apr 09, 2020
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The following is a statement released from the Quincy Grand Prix regarding the rescheduling of the 2020 event due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the general uncertainty surround the crisis, the Quincy Grand Prix will be rescheduled from its current date of June 13-14 to October 10-11, 2020. The […]

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Apr 06, 2020
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The following is a statement from Cup Karts North America regarding their Spring Nationals, originally scheduled for April 17-19 at Whiteland Raceway Park in Indiana. We have been holding out hope that the risk would subside in time for us to run the 2020 Spring Nationals as planned. However, given the multiple “Stay at Home” […]

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Mar 31, 2020
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Racers, young and old, have an opportunity to make history. The Briggs & Stratton racing mascot has been without a name for a long period of time. The company behind the popular Briggs 206 engine package has announced a naming contest for the mascot. Prizes for the contest include the following: 1st: New Briggs & […]

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Mar 20, 2020
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The 2019 season marked the fifth year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Powered by RLV. The goal of the program is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 platform across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. The success of […]

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2020 IKF Sprint GrandNationals Set for Prairie City Kart Track

Prestigious event returns to California and iconic Duffy trophy up for grabs this October

Mar 10, 2020
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The 2020 season is now well underway as the calendar has turned over to the third month of the year. The International Kart Federation has been busy helping to guide local and regional programs across the country to get them ready for the new season. One of the key events for the programs under the […]

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Team Diary: Racing for Children’s – SimCraft 24 Hours of Orlando – Post Race Report

Charity race team finishes 18th overall with P13 in class for 24 hour race in Orlando

Mar 10, 2020
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A total of 34 teams took part in the SimCraft 24 Hours of Orlando endurance race at the Orlando Kart Center on January 31-February 2. 2020 marked the second edition of the 24-hour race, with all entries competing with the Briggs & Stratton 206 powerplant. Among those that returned for the second year is the Racing […]

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Mar 03, 2020
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Margay Racing and Oakland Valley Race Park (OVRP) are proud to announce the addition of Ignite Senior to their 2020 class structure. Just over an hour from New York City, located in Cuddebackville, NY – OVRP’s newly paved 0.75 mile kart circuit serves as New York’s premier karting destination. The newly added spec Ignite class […]

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Feb 27, 2020
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The Cup Karts North America program and Vegas Tires are happy to announce an agreement to extend their partnership. This new agreement puts Vega Tires exclusively at CKNA events through 2023. “Vega is one of our major sponsors, but we have learned to look at them as partners in the series,” stated Greg Jasperson, CKNA […]

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Feb 20, 2020
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Building on double-digit growth in 2019, Margay Racing is excited to announce the return of the Ignite Challenge Series for its third season. Utilizing the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine, Ignite racing offers competitive, affordable and driver-focused kart racing that appeals to racers looking for the ‘next-step’ from rental karts and also the experienced racer […]

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