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
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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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

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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