Jun 22, 2022
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

The recent joint statement from ROK Cup USA, Superkarts! USA and the United States Pro Kart Series regarding a working relationship has sparked much interest in our community, and not surprisingly, it has brought up past discussions and new conversation regarding the sport of karting here in the USA. What sparked this new endeavor? First […]

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Behind the Laptop: The Longest Season

Putting 2021 into the rear-view mirror as we anticipate another exciting karting season ahead

Dec 29, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

There is no doubt that 2020 was one of the more difficult years in decades for everyone around the world, which not surprisingly impacted the sport of karting – both positively and negatively. Depending on the region or area in which you reside, karting was affected one way or another. After dealing with the initial […]

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Morning Coffee: Back on the Road

The sport’s biggest event heads to its fifth location in 24 years

Nov 29, 2021
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

Just over a year ago, I wrote a column lamenting the fact that I was going to miss my ‘Karting Christmas’. In the fall of 2020, the COVID pandemic was still aggressively rearing its ugly head and it had decimated the tourism industry in Las Vegas, the 23-year home of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. SKUSA […]

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Behind The Laptop: The Return of SuperSunday

Granddaddy of them all coming back in Vegas next week

Nov 22, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

As I begin writing this column on a Sunday evening, I do so with mixed emotions. The first is frustration, as the Chicago Bears just lost another game all because of blown defensive coverage. The second is joy, as Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means a massive meal is coming on Thursday as […]

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Aug 17, 2021
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

The following is a continuing series ‘Begin Again’ written by R.K. Siler. The series began with Going Back to My Karting Roots in early 2020, followed by Strains, Rains and Pandemics in April. The third column was offered in October 2020 with Support Your Local Kartshop and return in 2021 with Where Did Everybody Go?. The following is his next […]

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Jul 27, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

We are past the mid-point of the 2021 karting season, now into the month of July. Each year, the Major League Baseball holds their All-Star Game, welcoming some of the top players from the season from each team to fill up two squads to compete against one another. With that in mind, I thought it […]

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Jul 02, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

2021 has the distinction of featuring the most times I have been to road racing events in the last decade. Back in April, I had the honor of providing our EKN Trackside coverage for the World Karting Association Vega Road Racing Series event that was part of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, […]

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Mar 13, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Today, March 13, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of our sport and the world coming to a standstill at the beginning of what would become the COVID-19 pandemic. One year ago, many of the same teams, drivers, mechanics and families that are here at the United States Pro Kart Series opener in Ocala, Florida, were […]

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Jan 27, 2021
Written by EKN Staff | No Comments

The following is a continuing series ‘Begin Again’ written by R.K. Siler. The series began with Going Back to My Karting Roots in early 2020, followed by Strains, Rains and Pandemics in April. The third column was offered in October 2020 with Support Your Local Kartshop. The following is his next edition to the series. Thirty-one years is not […]

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Morning Coffee: A November Without Christmas

23 years of SuperNationals excitement put on hold

Nov 18, 2020
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

I can’t say that I was surprised when Superkarts! USA made the announcement that they were canceling this year’s SuperNationals. Las Vegas was quickly hit hard with cancellations and closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, so I think we all expected that it was a possibility. That said, it was still tough to swallow […]

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Oct 27, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The following is a continuing series ‘Begin Again’ written by R.K. Siler. The series began with Going Back to My Karting Roots in early 2020, followed by Strains, Rains and Pandemics in April. The following is his next edition to the series Tiger Woods has a swing coach.  Tom Brady has a throwing coach.  Dirk […]

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Sep 17, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Today’s date – September 17, 2020 – marks the 20th anniversary of the day that the electronic doors opened at eKartingNews.com. It was during the 2000 Superkarts! USA World Finals in Norman, Oklahoma that EKN was born. Yes, current EKN Publisher Rob Howden was trackside announcing the event, but he was there with Shifter Kart […]

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From the Tower: 2020 SKUSA Pro Tour Summer Festival

Two-week marathon packs six rounds of racing into two weekends at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 25, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

It has been over a year since I last wrote a column surrounding a race weekend. During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, that was all I did every week. Now that racing, especially karting, is back strong, it’s great to write, photograph, and just enjoy the action that is kart racing. The last […]

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Apr 28, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

– Written by R.K. Siler As I write this, it’s Sunday afternoon and day 342 of self-isolation; well OK, it’s really only about day 30, but it feels like it’s at least day 342!  The truth is, I had started the New Year with a great plan for my return to racing, only to learn […]

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Morning Coffee: Planning for the Return to Competition

Club karting will be the initial re-opening for the sport

Apr 23, 2020
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

Each day, a vast majority of us peruse news websites and watch TV for updates on the daily coronavirus case numbers, and their increase or decrease, to gauge the current situation and the overall picture. We’re all hoping to see an ongoing trend of decline and, in a few states, this appears to be the […]

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Apr 13, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

During this forced downtime of not going to the race track, I have been able to catch up on my Netflix playlist. Sitting in there for some time was the second season for ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’. Many of us in the karting world are F1 fans, and I think this show over the […]

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Apr 08, 2020
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

We are nearing the end of the fourth week of ‘Stay at Home’ movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I have mixed emotions of how the time has passed. It feels like forever that I was trackside at NOLA Motorsports for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals before watching the paddock tear down that Friday […]

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Morning Coffee – Support Karting

It’s time to return the favor

Apr 02, 2020
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

I can tell that everyone in the karting world is itching to get back out to the racetrack because whatever we’re producing in terms of content is being absolutely gobbled up. Our traffic numbers are through the roof and our social media has been hopping. We have more EKN Radio Network podcast guests being lined […]

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Mar 27, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

One sector of the motorsports world that is getting a boost during this COVID-19 pandemic is eSports. Racers and racing fans all over the world are locked down to help stop the spread of the virus, and to keep within the ‘social distancing’ guidelines laid down by local and state authorities. This has amped up […]

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Mar 24, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

To say this week has been extraordinary is an understatement. As we completed our first full week of ‘social distancing’ during this COVID-19 pandemic, we are all trying to find activities to keep ourselves busy and to not simply lay out on the couch watching reruns of The Office (I limit myself to two episodes […]

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