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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Faces of the Grid: Gary Carlton

A life’s work for GFC bloomed in late 2018 with own chassis brand and race team

Jun 03, 2019
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By Blake Hunt Gary, something, Carlton? The F is a secret which has yet to be revealed. Going back to the late 1990s and the early days of Superkarts! USA, Carlton has been a force behind the wheel of a shifterkart. From his days as a Trackmagic factory driver, to his most recent exploits behind […]

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Morning Coffee: The Much-Maligned ‘Boat Anchor’

A different take on the evolution of engine platforms

May 09, 2019
Written by Rob Howden | 4 Comment

Negativity is a dangerous thing in any community, whether it’s a sport or a club or just a hobby. The other day, I was taking in some of the chatter on the social media platforms surrounding the topic of the evolving engine formulas in the sport.  The introduction of the IAME KA100 powerplant has injected […]

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Behind the Laptop: Human Error

No matter the sport, nothing is ever perfect

Apr 16, 2019
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During the early months of 2019, sports talk radio was filled with discussion regarding the NFL Playoffs. Throughout the first three rounds, we saw human error effect the outcome for many of the games. The Wildcard weekend was highlighted by the missed/blocked kick for Cody Parkey and the Chicago Bears. The Divisional weekend was a […]

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Morning Coffee: Dual Weekend Double Double

Schedule conflicts will send EKN staff to four races over two weekends

Mar 27, 2019
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Every year, as the new racing schedules start landing in our email inboxes at EKN, David Cole and I begin assembling both our personal travel schedules and our plans for the coming year’s EKN Trackside Live Tour. More than any other season, this year’s schedule was hit with date conflicts, which we knew would make […]

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Faces of The Grid: Brandon Jarsocrak

Pennsylvania driver rises to become one of the top karters of this generation

Jan 24, 2019
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By Blake Hunt Brandon Jarsocrak has become one of the top drivers on the American karting scene over the past few years. On his way up the ladder, he’s raced every class from Kid Kart to KZ, finding his way to the front in each of them. Brandon is the lead driver for KartSport North […]

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Morning Coffee: January 7, 2019

Positivity and Social Media in Karting

Jan 07, 2019
Written by Rob Howden | 3 Comment

Seeing as it’s been only a week since New Year’s Eve, I’m going to go out on a limb and state that most people are still in a pretty positive mindset and that a majority of your NYE resolutions are still being chased with full commitment. This stream of positivity is an annual mindset shift […]

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Behind The Laptop: Travelin’ Man

Eastern half of United States flooded with traveling series in 2019

Dec 14, 2018
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A lot has changed in the sport over the last decade. Previously, the racing calendar was filled through the summer months and there were limited racing opportunities during the fall and winter seasons. Regional programs typically fed the national series with not only racers, but they also provided the opportunity for competitors to get in […]

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From the Eyes of a Parent: Greg Speed – Formula One United States Grand Prix

Texas karting family takes part in the FIA F1 Future Stars at Circuit of the Americas

Dec 11, 2018
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Karting is the purest form of motorsports. For the majority in the sport, it’s a hobby, a family activity, or a passion. For that less than 1%, it’s a path toward the upper echelon in motorsports. Formula One is the pinnacle of racing, and those drivers we see on the grid in 2018, all began […]

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Behind the Laptop: Congratulations Rob Howden

Karting journalist celebrates 20th anniversary of HMG

Nov 13, 2018
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

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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