Jan 09, 2019
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2019 is here, and the official kick-off for the new season always begins in 2018. The World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek was held on December 28-30 as the first event for the 2019 Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series championship program. The annual ‘three events at one facility’ took place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona […]

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Jan 07, 2019
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For the 2019 season, Pittsburgh International Race Complex will continue to offer two great options for kart racing on the Wilson Circuit, the Pitt Race LO206 and Rental League Series. Both series have grown dramatically. By the end of the successful 2018 season, the LO206 field had doubled and four drivers were in the national […]

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Jan 04, 2019
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In a statement released today by the KPX Karting Championship, the International Kart Federation regional program in Northern California is adopting the pushback bumper for the 2019 season. At KPX we have always strived to provide the best racing environment for the racers. After consulting with many tracks, shops, and teams we will be utilizing […]

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Vacation Karting in Bermuda?

Arrive-and-Drive program makes it easy to race abroad

Jan 04, 2019
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Two years ago, I was invited to Bermuda to be part of the second Dockyard Grand Prix, a street race held on the island country’s Royal Naval Dockyard. It was an incredible trip, to be certain, primarily because the members of the Bermuda Karting Club are simply awesome. The club rolled out the red carpet […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Daytona KartWeek – Day 2 Report

Maloney and Lemke grab victories on Sunday, Zilisch makes it three as Miles sweeps weekend

Dec 30, 2018
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As they do every year, the World Karting Association closed out the calendar year starting the new season. The annual trip to the WKA Daytona KartWeek at the Daytona International Speedway closed on Sunday with the final day of action over the four-day event. The Maxxis Dirt World Championships closed Saturday night under the lights […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Daytona KartWeek – Preview

Annual holiday trip to Daytona International Speedway set for this weekend

Dec 27, 2018
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Christmas is over and the calendar is set to turn onto another year. That signals the annual trip to Florida for the World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek. The event is once again welcoming three genres of the sport at the Daytona International Speedway – Sprint, Road Race, and Dirt Oval. The Manufacturers Cup Series will […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Rock Island Grand Prix?

Labor Day weekend event to celebrate 25th edition in 2019

Dec 21, 2018
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Not many events in the sport of karting maintain their status long enough to hit the 25-year mark. The Rock Island Grand Prix is one of those races. The Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa will play host the 25th edition of this iconic event on August 31 – September 1, 2019. The Labor […]

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Dec 17, 2018
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Texas Sprint Racing Series, brought to you in 2019 by Texas Barge, is excited to begin a partnership with International Kart Federation (IKF) moving forward. What does this mean for you as a racer? You will receive a FREE IKF membership with your registration for 2019 Classes will follow the IKF class structure (see below) […]

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Dec 14, 2018
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Superkarts! USA today announced a joint partnership between Rysa Racing, South Florida Karting Club, and AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex aimed squarely at helping Briggs & Stratton 206 racers for the upcoming SKUSA Winter Series. In an effort to promote grassroots competition and newcomers to the sport, the three have combined efforts to offer a promotional pricing […]

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Tri-C Karters & Adams Motorsport Park Partner to Host SoCal Chill Challenge Winter Series

Tri-C Karters has partnered with AMP to host SoCal Chill Challenge Winter Series. The opening round is set for this Saturday, December 8

Dec 07, 2018
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What off-season? Five weeks after the champions were crowned at the 2018 season finale at CalSpeed for Tri-C Karters, the club has partnered with Adams Motorsport Park for a three-race shootout to crown a winter series sub-champion. The first race starts this Saturday on December 8. Tri-C Karters holds 8 races a season, all hosted […]

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Dec 07, 2018
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This past weekend, The Machismo 12 Hour endurance karting race held its 11th annual event, continuing as the longest running endurance kart race in the United States, hosting 40 teams across three classes. The first endurance karting event in the states to utilize the 206 engine, the Machismo again also saw the VLR 206 package as […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton 206 Platform Building and Rebuilding Clubs

Karting’s foundation continues to strengthen with spec four-cycle package

Dec 07, 2018
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As part of our long-time editorial approach, major national karting events and racing series get a great deal of exposure on eKartingNews.com, but we’re also most definitely focused on the foundation of our sport.  Club and regional karting make up 95% of the sport’s participation pool and it’s where you’ll find the EKN staff whenever […]

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Margay Racing Announces New Distribution Agreement with Hoosier Racing Tire

New agreement brings together two long-standing leaders in the racing and karting industries, both committed to advancing the sport of kart racing

Dec 06, 2018
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Margay Racing, the leading U.S. manufacturer of racing karts and accessories, announces a new distribution agreement with Hoosier Racing Tire. As part of the agreement, Margay Racing has become the sole U.S. & Canadian karting distributor for Indiana-based Hoosier Racing Tire, the largest race tire manufacturer in the world and a company solely committed to […]

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Dec 03, 2018
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The International Karting Federation (IKF) today confirmed that beginning in 2019, the KPX Karting Championship will be officially designated as the IKF’s Northern California region. The move comes in recognition of a tremendous track record of KPX promoting and conducting successful karting racing events in the area, and their unbridled passion and commitment for the […]

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Dec 03, 2018
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The following is a statement from Cup Karts North America regarding their 2019 schedule. Be ready for full coverage of the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals III with EKN trackside all weekend. Obviously, there are some great tracks missing from this list. When we made the decision to reduce the overall number of races […]

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OnTrack: TB Kart S55

Seventh straight Rock Island Grand Prix behind the wheel, joining TB Kart Indy for Labor Day weekend

Nov 30, 2018
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There is no other event like it in North America, or around the world. It’s the Rock Island Grand Prix. The Labor Day weekend street race brings karters to the Quad Cities area and Rock Island, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, to compete for two days around the city’s Arts […]

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Nov 30, 2018
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It is hard to believe that the Briggs & Stratton 206 program is starting its 10th year of competition.  That is 10 YEARS without a rule change that has impacted any 206 engine or short block that have been built. “How many other engine platforms or rule sets can say that?” stated David Klaus, Director – Briggs & Stratton […]

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Nov 29, 2018
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The 2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Powered by RLV was once again another incredibly close finish with 35 positions across the three championships decided in the final race weekend.  Twenty-five racers in the top-100 came down to a tie breaker determining their final placing.  All in all the finish came down to the […]

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Superkarts! USA Confirms Details for Second Annual Winter Series

Colossal $80,000 prize package for two event series at AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex

Nov 29, 2018
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Superkarts! USA today confirmed long awaited details for their second annual SKUSA Winter Series. The action kicks off the second weekend of 2019 — January 11-13, at AMR Homestead Miami Motorplex presented by MG Tires. The four-race championship will not only begin there, but in a twist of exciting news… end there as well. “After […]

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Briggs & Stratton 206 Classes Added to 2019 Florida Winter Tour

Popular winter karting series adds growing 206 program to first and last rounds of series

Nov 28, 2018
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As the Briggs & Stratton 206 program continues to grow across the country, ROK Cup Promotions and their popular Florida Winter Tour program have added Junior and Senior classes to their series. In a deal inked last week, Briggs & Stratton 206 teams and drivers will have an opportunity to compete at the Hard Rock […]

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