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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Mar 19, 2021
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A unique and grassroots-based program has been established in the northwest area of the United States. The Northwest Border War Challenge will feature a three-race series based around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. What makes the program different will be the point structure and format for the championship, focused on not individual performance […]

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Mar 17, 2021
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The challenge of bouncing back is nothing new to the Quincy Grand Prix. Created in 1970, the street race conducted in South Park of Quincy, Illinois made a strong run of four decades, until the streak ended after the 2001 edition. Terry Traeder, all-time race winner and son of founder Gus Traeder, felt the area […]

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Briggs & Stratton Increases World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Payout

$500 increase for 206 Junior and Senior brings the total to $1000 per class

Mar 09, 2021
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After a meeting this past weekend during the World Karting Association (WKA) Vega Pavement Cup event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Briggs & Stratton LLC. has strengthened their partnership with WKA. Looking to give back to the racer, the winner of the 206 Junior and 206 Senior categories at the WKA Manufacturers Cup Presented by […]

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Race Report: 2021 Cup Karts North America Spring Nationals

Meier, Donald and Lloyd among the eight different winners in Charlotte

Mar 08, 2021
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The Cup Karts North America program hosted its second edition of the Spring Nationals this past weekend, running this year on the newly repaved kart track located inside the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Midwest-based organization is expanding in 2021, launching the new CKNA South Division program in Florida, while also moving their Spring Nationals event […]

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Feb 22, 2021
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Mother nature is still showing the winter season strong as the month of February is near the end. When March begins, the A-Maxx Racing operation will venture to a warmer climate to begin their 2021 racing season. The growing race team based out of Indianapolis, Indiana will make its first stop trackside when they take […]

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Feb 19, 2021
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Evinco has been in support of the KPX Karting Championship since 2017. Evinco was developed using the design of the MG tire that we had previously used to be distributed across the West coast. After having such great success with the MG tire and input from the racers we decided to jump on board with […]

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Feb 10, 2021
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The heavily anticipated 2021 Ignite Challenge schedule has arrived with a fresh new take on regional spec Ignite racing. Our mission to provide racers a fast, fun, fair series is realized with the addition of a brand new facility and an epic 2-day championship closing event at the newly repaved TNT Kartways. Despite the difficult […]

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Feb 10, 2021
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The Quincy Grand Prix dates back to 1970 with originator Gus Traeder offering five categories that year around South Park in Quincy, Illinois. It had an amazing run until 2001 before the event closed for nearly two decades. In 2018, the event made a return for the sport of karting as the sound of karts […]

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Feb 09, 2021
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The Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by Franklin Motorsports and MG Tires is happy to announce that they have partnered with the Buckeye Karting Challenge to create a unique, one-off motorsports event.  Route 66 has been the gold standard for regional sprint racing in the Midwest, with a history spanning back over 25 years.  The […]

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