Daytona: A Tale of Lore, Told Anew

Can the WKA springboard from its Daytona success?

Jan 15, 2020
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One of the oldest races in karting saw its 45th running completed between the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays, as the World Karting Association returned to the Daytona International Speedway for yet another edition of Daytona KartWeek. This year’s KartWeek kicked off the 2020 season across all karting disciplines which run in WKA competition, […]

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Jan 07, 2020
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When I bought eKartingNews in 2004 to add it to our line-up of print publications, the website had just 12 advertisers. The site was new and still finding its footing. Within my company’s publishing family, we were able to make the site thrive and it eventually became the cornerstone of everything we do. It’s been […]

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Jan 06, 2020
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Billy Musgrave will go down in the history books as the first-ever SKUSA SuperNationals IAME 175 SSE Pro Shifter winner, having scored the victory this past November at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Musgrave came into the race having won back-to-back Pro Shifter SuperSunday finals in 2017 and 2018, in […]

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Dec 26, 2019
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This month is very significant one for me, for the sport, and for the world. It is December 2019, and we all are embarking on the third decade of the 21st century. Social media has been busy over the last two months reflecting on the past decade (2009-2019), both personally and how extremely different the […]

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Morning Coffee: SKUSA SuperNationals XXIII

Post-race thoughts from the EKN Tower

Nov 27, 2019
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I’ve either been part of the announcing team or the sole official voice of the SKUSA SuperNationals for all 23 of the editions now. It’s an honor that I don’t take lightly and I prepare with this thought in mind. The five-day long event is my favorite of the year, tied with the one and […]

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Nov 25, 2019
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This is a new editorial offering – managed by EKN Contributing Writer Blake Hunt – is aimed at providing a unique look at the paddock and competition at major events through the eyes of one of the sport’s top pro drivers. The driver always will remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to him or her as […]

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Nov 24, 2019
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This is a new editorial offering – managed by EKN Contributing Writer Blake Hunt – is aimed at providing a unique look at the paddock and competition at major events through the eyes of one of the sport’s top pro drivers. The driver always will remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to him or her as […]

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Nov 23, 2019
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This is a new editorial offering – managed by EKN Contributing Writer Blake Hunt – is aimed at providing a unique look at the paddock and competition at major events through the eyes of one of the sport’s top pro drivers. The driver always will remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to him or her as […]

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Nov 22, 2019
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This is a new editorial offering – managed by EKN Contributing Writer Blake Hunt – is aimed at providing a unique look at the paddock and competition at major events through the eyes of one of the sport’s top pro drivers. The driver always will remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to him or her as […]

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Nov 21, 2019
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This is a new editorial offering – managed by EKN Contributing Writer Blake Hunt – is aimed at providing a unique look at the paddock and competition at major events through the eyes of one of the sport’s top pro drivers. The driver always will remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to him or her as […]

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Morning Coffee: Being Part of Something Special

A few thoughts on the 2019 CKNA Grand Nationals

Oct 22, 2019
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It’s been a couple of weeks since we returned home from the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 in New Castle, and to be honest, it’s all been a bit of a blur.  The event capped a run of 11 races over 13 weekends for me and to say that I was burnt out […]

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Aug 16, 2019
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By Blake Hunt Mike Giessen – a prolific name within the American paddock – is one of the most accomplished American drivers of the 21st Century. His reputation more than precedes him, having won the IKF Grand Nationals when the Federation was at its height and travelled as far as Dubai for the Rotax Grand […]

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Karter X – The Unknown Pro – SummerNats Sunday

Final diary post from our secret New Castle contributor

Aug 14, 2019
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This is a new editorial offering – managed by EKN Contributing Writer Blake Hunt – is aimed at providing a unique look at the paddock and competition at major events through the eyes of one of the sport’s top pro drivers. The driver always will remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to him or her as […]

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Karter X – The Unknown Pro – SummerNats Saturday

Intense racing, hard work and a focus on Sunday

Aug 11, 2019
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This is a new editorial offering – managed by EKN Contributing Writer Blake Hunt – is aimed at providing a unique look at the paddock and competition at major events through the eyes of one of the sport’s top pro drivers. The driver always will remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to him or her as […]

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Karter X – The Unknown Pro – SKUSA SummerNats

Friday practice thoughts from our undercover driver

Aug 10, 2019
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Event: Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals Track: New Castle Motorsports Park – New Castle, IN Focus: Friday Unofficial Practice I think the extra section of the track that they added is a really cool feature. It adds a little more character to the track. After driving for a full practice day, I have gotten used […]

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Karter X: The Unknown Pro

Insight from the SKUSA SummerNationals paddock

Aug 09, 2019
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This is a new editorial offering – managed by EKN Contributing Writer Blake Hunt – is aimed at providing a unique look at the paddock and competition at major events through the eyes of one of the sport’s top pro drivers. The driver always will remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to him or her as […]

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From the Pagoda: 2019 USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard

Third edition of event inside Indianapolis Motor Speedway ranks among most memorable weekends

Jul 22, 2019
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Here at eKartingNews, we have turned a great deal of attention toward our EKN Radio Network and the podcasts we continue to be produce weekly. The focus on EKN Radio has certainly taken away time to write more columns, as I had been doing prior to the launch of the only 24 hour / 7 […]

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Chloe Chambers: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction

USA karter part of Netflix show featuring David Letterman with Lewis Hamilton

Jul 16, 2019
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One of the top female karter in North America today is Chloe Chambers. The 14-year-old from New York has competed in all different organizations and series, racking up victories and podiums along the way. Chambers was provided a unique opportunity to be part of the new season of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with […]

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Morning Coffee – A New Brickyard Experience

Initial thoughts after a memorable IMS weekend

Jul 10, 2019
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It’s a trip I’d take any day. The drive from the I-465 exit east on Crawfordsville Road toward the corner of 16th and Georgetown in Speedway, IN has the same effect on me as it did the very first time I made that journey numerous years ago. Every time I roll down that road, my […]

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Morning Coffee: WKA Hall of Famer Keith Freber

My personal take on Keith’s impact on the sport and my own career

Jun 18, 2019
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Just over a week ago, at the second edition of the Quincy Grand Prix revival, the World Karting Association honored a pair of very deserving gentlemen with induction into the WKA Hall of Fame. Quincy event promoter Terry Traeder and third-generation Margay Racing owner Keith Freber were put into the national spotlight by former WKA […]

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