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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Behind the Laptop: Karting Is Not Cancelled

Racing and, more importantly karting, will continue moving forward

Mar 17, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The past week has been a period of extraordinary implications due to the wave of the COVID-19 virus around the world and, of course, into the United States. As I begin writing this column, I am on my way home from New Orleans on a Saturday, a day in which we should be watching the […]

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Karting – We’re Not On Hold

Early thoughts on COVID-19s effect on our community

Mar 16, 2020
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

I’ve been in this sport for 25 years now, as a competitor and a journalist, and I’ve never experienced anything like the landscape that surrounds the ongoing evolution of COVID-19 and the government’s spectrum of reaction and associated social guideline implementations. ‘Self- isolation’ and ‘social-distancing’ have quickly become part of our dialect, and the levels […]

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Feb 04, 2020
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

– Written by R.K. Siler Trust me on this one:  it is way easier to lay on your couch and watch racing than it is to actually get on track and do it – much easier!  However, the couch is far less fun or rewarding, which is the whole point of this article. I have […]

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Daytona: A Tale of Lore, Told Anew

Can the WKA springboard from its Daytona success?

Jan 15, 2020
Written by EKN Staff | No Comments

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
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

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
Written by EKN Staff | No Comments

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

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
Written by EKN Staff | 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 24, 2019
Written by EKN Staff | 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 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
Written by EKN Staff | 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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Morning Coffee: Being Part of Something Special

A few thoughts on the 2019 CKNA Grand Nationals

Oct 22, 2019
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

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
Written by EKN Staff | No Comments

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
Written by EKN Staff | 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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Karter X – The Unknown Pro – SummerNats Saturday

Intense racing, hard work and a focus on Sunday

Aug 11, 2019
Written by EKN Staff | 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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