Briggs 206 Tech: Proper Motor Mounting

Mount your engine to provide optimum performance

Sep 20, 2018
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

If you race in any four-cycle class, you’ve heard countless times about the need to maintain momentum.  Low horsepower demands the most efficient use of the limited energy available. I remember having a long discussion with engine builder Paul Leary about the need to get as much power as possible from the output shaft of […]

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Sep 18, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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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Duffy Trophies Handed Out at International Kart Federation Grand Nationals

KPX Karting Championship and Central California Kart Racing Association welcome nearly 140 entries racing for karting gold

Sep 12, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The Duffy award (named after the late Duffy Livingstone), is arguably one of the most coveted trophies in North American karting – if not the sport as a whole. With the International Kart Federation (IKF) changing hands, questions regarding the future of the organization understandably emerged. Would the IKF Grand Nationals as a whole exist […]

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2018 IKF Grand Nationals – Event Preview

2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Duffy trophies up for grabs at CCKRA facility this weekend

Sep 04, 2018
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It has been over 40 years since the first ‘Duffy’ was given out, and this weekend the Fresno Fairgrounds will come alive with sounds of both 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines in the quest for the 2018 edition of the International Kart Federation (IKF) Grand Nationals. Hosted by the KPX Karting Championship and the Central California […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

van der Steur grabs King of the Streets to lead multiple first time winners

Sep 02, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2018 Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom took place this weekend in the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois. The Quad Cities area welcomed karters from all over the country and the world, taking on the 6/10-mile street course over Saturday and Sunday. The Labor Day festival saw rain hit the event […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

24th edition of Labor Day street race festival welcomes karters to Quad Cities area

Aug 31, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Unless you have been there, not many words can describe this event. For some, it is the most fun you can have on and off the track. Others, it’s a chance to push yourself to the extreme limits. And for a handful of racers, it’s home. The Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom […]

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Aug 29, 2018
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The final chapter for the 2018 points season for the inaugural Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series could not have been written better, for both the Diversified Plumbing Services LO206 Masters, as well as the Swann family, as veteran Tyson Swann became the sixth different winner in as many races in Masters competition this year, while […]

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Aug 28, 2018
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With two rounds of action complete, the battle is tight in the first Triple Crown of Karting as competitors prepare for the final round of action at the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom on Labor Day Weekend in Rock Island, Ill. Previous rounds of the Triple Crown were run at the Quincy […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – August 24

Program nears 3,000 mark of grassroots racers in North America

Aug 28, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2018 season is entering the final quarter with September nearing by the hour. Labor Day weekend is upon us and of course we will see a number of Briggs & Stratton drivers at the famed Rock Island Grand Prix in Illinois this weekend. What we are also seeing is an increase in numbers at […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: July 2018 – Gary Lawson

Emperor of RIGP returns to seat for first ever Brick trophies at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Aug 22, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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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