Behind the Laptop: Congratulations Rob Howden

Karting journalist celebrates 20th anniversary of HMG

Nov 13, 2018
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This week at the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, racers from all around the world are set to converge on the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for what is the largest karting event to date. No where around the globe will you find over 500 drivers vying to etch their name in history for the 22nd edition […]

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Women in F1? A Better Long-Term Solution

Altering the ‘numbers game’ may provide the best ROI

Oct 10, 2018
Written by Rob Howden | 2 Comment

Today, a new promoter – W Series – announced a new women-only open wheel single-seater series with the stated intent of finding talented female race car drivers for potential graduation to Formula 1.  While reading through the responses to the announcement on social media – many negative, a lesser amount positive – my mind went […]

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Aug 24, 2018
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

Karting is a legitimate motorsport. I swear it is. But many times, over and over here in the United States, it seems that we are just looked at as a game or a hobby, not as a legitimate motorsport in the eyes of the higher-ups. It not only is a slap in the face for […]

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e-Kart: Nicholas Deskins – evGrand Prix Kart Project – Part 2

Steps to transforming a typical racing kart to evKart specs

Aug 14, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

When I launched my first magazine in 1998, I was lucky to have already developed a friendship with Jeff Deskins, having bonded with the transplanted-Californian over racing and karting in my home province of Ontario. Jeff was an avid amateur photographer and, while traveling for work, he made it a point to hit many of […]

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Behind the Laptop: Less Is More

Too many series lead to declining numbers

Jul 25, 2018
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

I am not sure where I heard this statement, but as I spend more time around the karting industry, I most definitely agree that ‘Less is More’. It seems that, in general, our lives have sped up three to four times compared to what things used to be. Social media always has us busy, be […]

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The Art of Racecraft: Shawn Bayliff

Owner of Trinity Karting Group and veteran motorsports racer fears the problem is moving up the ladder

Jun 27, 2018
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The hottest topic of discussion in the sport right now is centered on a negative culture shift in driving standards, most predominantly seen in national level competition. Over the next few months, EKN will be presenting an article series that features the thoughts and beliefs of some of the most respected drivers and industry veterans […]

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e-Kart: Nicholas Deskins – evGrand Prix Kart Project – Part 1

High school sophomore using engineering project to take initial career steps

May 09, 2018
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When I launched my first magazine in 1998, I was lucky to have already developed a friendship with Jeff Deskins, having bonded with the transplanted-Californian over racing and karting in my home province of Ontario. Jeff was an avid amateur photographer and, while traveling for work, he made it a point to hit many of […]

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The Art of Racecraft: Jim Russell Jr.

Veteran driver offers his views on a quality pass

Apr 25, 2018
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

The hottest topic of discussion in the sport right now is centered on a negative culture shift in driving standards, most predominantly seen in national level competition. Over the next few months, EKN will be presenting an article series that features the thoughts and beliefs of some of the most respected drivers and industry veterans […]

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The Art of Racecraft: Jamie Sieracki

Intriguing points from a veteran driver and industry member

Apr 10, 2018
Written by PR Wire | 2 Comment

The hottest topic of discussion in the sport right now is centered on a negative culture shift in driving standards, most predominantly seen in national level competition. Over the next few months, EKN will be presenting an article series that features the thoughts and beliefs of some of the most respected drivers and industry veterans […]

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The Art of Racecraft: TJ Koyen

Veteran national and regional competitor offers his thoughts

Apr 03, 2018
Written by David Cole | 4 Comment

The hottest topic of discussion in the sport right now is centered on a negative culture shift in driving standards, most predominently seen in national level competition. Over the next few months, EKN will be presenting an article series that features the thoughts and beliefs of some of the most respected drivers and industry veterans […]

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Morning Coffee: Changing the Culture of Racecraft

It’s time to hold everyone to a higher standard

Mar 20, 2018
Written by Rob Howden | 3 Comment

Like so many of those enthusiasts who raced karts in the 80s and 90s, I smile widely when I think back to my first years in the sport. I think that it was simpler then.  I loved getting up at 4:30 am to drive an hour to my club track to make sure I had […]

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From the Tower: 2017 WKA Daytona KartWeek

2018 season begins with annual trip to Daytona International Speedway

Jan 10, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

For all intents and purposes, in the world of karting, we blend the end of one year and the start of the next. In Daytona in late December, the 2017 season ended at the same time as the 2018 schedule began. The annual WKA Daytona KartWeek took place between the Christmas and New Year’s Eve […]

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Morning Coffee: Jake Craig – Mazda Road to Indy Shootout

Californian represents karting community with talent and class

Dec 12, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

“You absolutely couldn’t have sent us a better candidate. Jake was polished, a gentleman, and extremely fast. I really hope he gets a bit more seat time, because if he does and he wants to pursue racing as a full-time gig, there’s no doubt he’ll be successful.” This tremendous feedback was part of a text […]

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From the Tower: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 21

Reviews are in for karting’s big show in Las Vegas

Dec 04, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The one week that I have looked toward to each year since my first trip to Las Vegas in 2004 is now over and gone. The 21st Superkarts! USA SuperNationals was held outside the Las Vegas Convention Center | Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino from November 15-19 on what was the largest site in […]

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Morning Coffee: Reflecting on SuperNationals 21

Emotional winners, an incredible track and a live video stream highlight sport's biggest event

Nov 27, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

We’re now a week on from the 21st running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals in Las Vegas, and everyone has returned home. They’ve enjoyed Thanksgiving with family and friends, and they’ve ‘rested up’ through the weekend. During this time, I’ve personally been reflecting on the event itself, going over some of the happenings and experiences […]

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Nov 14, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | 2 Comment

Over the last 20 years, the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals has cemented its position as the official cap to the national racing season in North America. When it comes to the event’s importance in our sport, one cannot argue against the fact that the race is unparalleled in terms of sheer size and longevity.  The event […]

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From the Tower: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – GoPro Motorplex

Series closes out season in ‘Race City’ with eight champions crowned

Oct 25, 2017
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The 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series closed out its 2017 season at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina in mid-October with the running of the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals. A solid turnout of 150 entries was logged in the eight championship categories, in addition to one local option division. The paddock enjoyed great […]

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From the Tower: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Chicagoland Super Grand Prix

Series ends 2017 with first trip to Autobahn Country Club

Oct 03, 2017
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The 2017 United States Pro Kart Series presented by FIKSE Wheels and MG Tires completed the season with its fourth event of the year this past weekend. It was the first time the USPKS visited the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois. The seven championship chases completed at the unique circuit under very high temperatures […]

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PROgression: Elliot Finlayson – One Step At a Time

Former USPKS champion looking to climb the motorsports ladder with SCCA and Team USA Scholarship program

Sep 28, 2017
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The dream of many kids and young adults in the sport of karting dream of racing as a professional driver. The path to the upper echelon of motorsports is not an easy one, which requires hours upon hours of work, both on and off the track. One of the great programs that helps introduce drivers […]

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From the Tower: 2017 Rock Island Grand Prix

Entries eclipse 300 for first time in decade as Labor Day festival continues fun on and off the track

Sep 14, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

For the 23rd time, the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois was turned into a racing circuit over the Labor Day weekend. The 2017 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix welcomed over 300 entries for the first time since 2007, nearly double the amount from the 2014. The coveted Rock trophy was the goal […]

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