Jul 09, 2020
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The second event of 2020 for the Cup Karts North America Champions Cup series took competitors to the New Castle Motorsports Park over the Independence Day weekend. Round Three and Four of the year were contested at NCMP after the opening event was held in June at 61 Kartway in Delmar, Iowa. A total of […]

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Jun 25, 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 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 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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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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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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Jan 29, 2020
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The following is a statement from Cup Karts North America regarding their class structure for the 2020 season. With 2020 fast approaching, CKNA is excited to announce it’s revised class structure for 2020! Don’t worry, we’re not reinventing the wheel. What we have done is used all the data from 2018 and 2019 to adjust […]

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Burger Smash Donates $4000 to Riley Kids

Inaugural event at CKNA Grand Nationals surpasses target goal

Dec 13, 2019
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October and November are always two months of crazy for our EKN staff as we prepare for the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. We threw a trip to the ROK the RIO event in there this year for David Cole, which kept us on our toes. It’s been a busy year, for certain. Our Editor-in-Chief and Publisher […]

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Dec 06, 2019
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The Cup Karts North America has announced the 2020 schedule for their seventh year of the Champions Cup division and the Grand Nationals 4. The 2019 season was one of growth for the program based in the Midwest and Great Lakes area, welcoming a record number of drivers at the Grand Nationals at the end […]

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EKN Trackside: Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 – Race Report

Nearly 300 entries produce eight champions at New Castle Motorsports Park

Oct 10, 2019
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Those who were trackside for the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 at New Castle Motorsports Park this past weekend can say they were there as a part of history. The sport’s ‘Operation Grassroots’ movement has been in full force since the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine made its debut, and this year’s event […]

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EKN Trackside: Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 – Preview

Record Briggs 206 event set for this weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park

Oct 03, 2019
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The Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 is set for this coming weekend (October 4-6) at the iconic New Castle Motorsports Park. The third edition of the Briggs & Stratton 206 ‘Runoffs’ style event continues to grow, with over 250 entries already confirmed to battle in eight categories. The event has grown from nearly […]

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Sep 24, 2019
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After carefully considering the INSANE number of track configurations that New Castle Motorsports Park has to offer, our race staff has decided to name “Track 43” the official track configuration for Grand Nationals 3! Yes, this is the same configuration we ran for the 2018 Grand Nationals. After talking with multiple competitors from last year […]

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Sep 16, 2019
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The ‘Operation Grassroots’ is 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 movement has been based around the Briggs powerplant, […]

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CRG Nordam / LSR Motorsports Set for Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3

Factory support for CRG drivers during Briggs & Stratton major event at New Castle Motorsports Park

Sep 13, 2019
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The end of the 2019 season signals the preparation for some of the largest karting events of the year for CRG Nordam, the factory-supported operation for the United States and Canada. The first event to mark off is the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 at the New Castle Motorsports Park on October 3-5. […]

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Sep 09, 2019
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In order to help as many racers from across the US, Canada and Mexico make the Grand Nationals, Briggs & Stratton has worked with CKNA to develop its first ever travel assistance program! One of the things that many racers say prevents them from coming to an event are the travel costs. For racers traveling […]

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Sep 04, 2019
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PSL Karting is coming to the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3, and they are doing it big! North America’s importer for Birel ART and Ricciardo chassis is making the trip from Quebec City, Canada to New Castle Indiana to compete in North America’s largest 4-cycle sprint karting event! To celebrate joining the CKNA […]

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Aug 28, 2019
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One of the biggest questions all year long has been, “What will the race format for Grand Nationals 3 be?” Well the wait is over… here is the format for the biggest 4-cycle event of 2019: Qualifying 3 Heat races Features So how will it all work? Qualifying will set the grids for Heat 1. […]

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Aug 26, 2019
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We pride ourselves on listening to our customers and trying our best to honor their requests whenever we can. For Grand Nationals 3, we have had numerous requests to add a new class. So just as 2018’s Grands saw the birth of our CIK Sr. Medium class, 2019 welcomes the all new CIK Sr. Heavy […]

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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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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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