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Driver Diary: Colin Queen – CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy – Salbris, France

California driver takes us with him to first of three international events representing USA

May 24, 2018
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2018 marks the seventh season of karting for California native Colin Queen. The 13-year-old is into his second season at the Junior ranks, following a successful career at the Cadet level at Superkarts! USA, United States Pro Kart Series and Los Angeles Karting Championship. Queen was one of two drivers selected by the World Karting […]

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Driver Diary: Jake Craig – 2017 MRTI Scholarship Shootout

EKN At-Large selection talks of his experience in Phoenix

Dec 18, 2017
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Seventeen young drivers representing nine countries traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to take part in the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout. A two-day assessment on and off the track, working with the Bondurant Racing School Formula Mazda cars at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and the panel of judges helped to decide […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – 2017 SKUSA SummerNationals

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver makes S1 debut at SKUSA Pro Tour finale

Aug 24, 2017
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Kyle Kalish is a longtime Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver, and he chronicled his 2015 rookie season in the Stock Honda category. In 2016, Kalish scored his first SKUSA Pro Tour S2 Semi-Pro victory, finishing the season runner-up in the championship standings. For the 2017 season, Kalish focused on his schooling, returning to the track […]

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Driver Diary: Patrick Britain – KWC 2017

Nearly 200 drivers from around the globe battle in Spain for world title

Aug 16, 2017
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This Driver Diary is from California karter Patrick Britain. A long-time Sport Karting driver, Britain traveled to Madrid, Spain recently to challenge 199 others from around the globe, taking part in the Kart World Championship event the last week of July. For a long time, I’ve been of the opinion that racing isn’t about what […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Andrew Byrne – Puget Sound Road Race Association

First time Road Racer experiences The Ridge in shifterkart

Jun 23, 2017
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The following is from Andrew Byrne of Victoria, British Columbia. The 19-year-old began racing a TaG kart at Sumas International Motorsport Academy (SIMA) in northern Washington before moving up to a shifterkart last year. Having only raced at two sprint tracks (SIMA and Tri-Cities), Byrne took on the adventure of trying a road racing track, […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Jagger Jones – CIK Academy Trophy Portugal

Arizona driver represents United States at second round of 2016 international program

Jul 28, 2016
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The CIK-FIA Academy Trophy series is a unique program that brings together the best hopefuls from around the world between the ages of 13-15 and places them at the wheel of one-make karts for a three-event championship. Each ASN from around the world select drivers to represent their country to be part of the Academy […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2016 24 Hours of America

1227 laps, 854 miles put Racing For Tourette driver on top in NOLA

Mar 23, 2016
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Driving a kart solo has become somewhat of an annual tradition for me these days. Since my Guinness World Record attempt at New Castle in 2011, I’ve made two more 24 hour record attempts, both indoor, and competed solo in the Endurance Karting 24 Hours of America as a solo driver every year since 2013. […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – WKA Daytona KartWeek 2015

Winter break for college student puts him back behind the wheel of a Franklin Motorsports / Merlin machine

Jan 11, 2016
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – SKUSA SuperNationals XIX

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver takes on stack S2 Stock Moto division in Las Vegas

Dec 02, 2015
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Andrick Zeen – CIK/FIA KF World Championship

California driver joins Praga factory team in Italy to take on the world’s best

Oct 06, 2015
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The CIK/FIA World Championship is the most prestigious karting event in the world. Since 1964, only 33 drivers have been able to claim, beating out the very best from around the globe. The 2015 edition took place at the historic La Conca International Circuit facility in Muro Leccese, Italy. Among the best were a handful […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – 2015 RoboPong 200

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver takes break from first semester at college to 'regulate' with karting mentor

Sep 22, 2015
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SummerNationals

Breakthrough weekend for Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver in his third ever shifterkart event

Aug 05, 2015
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – United States Pro Kart Series Shawano

Back to his roots for Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver, jumping aboard a Yamaha powered machine

Jun 30, 2015
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Troy Castaneda – Asian Karting Open Championship Macau

NorCal driver receives opportunity to compete overseas in Asia

Jun 26, 2015
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Karters in the United States have dreams to race around the world. Only a few get the chance to do so, and a limited number can produce results worthy of promoting. Most of the time, drivers head east to Europe, trying to compete with or against the factory drivers and teams at the top level […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SpringNationals

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver takes on first ever Pro Tour event in shifterkart

May 11, 2015
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Jake Craig – Rotax Max Euro Challenge Salbris Report

TaG Driver Rankings #1 pilot begins tour as factory Formula K driver in Europe

Apr 20, 2015
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In December, it was announced that Jake Craig, the top TaG driver in the 2014 EKN Driver Rankings, was moving to the Formula K brand and partnering up with the RaceLab operation along with tuner Kyle Kuntze. The deal included the Southern California driver signing on as an official Formula K Racing driver, making him […]

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EKN Driver Diary: TJ Koyen – Midwest Indoor Nationals

Playing in the dirt for veteran sprint kart racer from Wisconsin

Mar 25, 2015
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eKartingNews.com has a number of loyal and helpful members of the EKN Community on the Forums. TJ Koyen is one of them. The son of KartLift and DeepSeat owner Tim Koyen, TJ is the owner of Oktane Visual and has been karting for 13 years. Koyen has raced from club, regional to the national level […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2015 24 Hours of America Post-Race

Racing for Tourettes driver scores Solo division victory, reaching 1505 laps for 767 miles

Feb 05, 2015
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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Jan 31, 2015
Written by David Cole | No Comments

eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2015 24 Hours of America Preview

Guinness World Record driver taking on two solo drivers, and 25 teams in endurance event at Daytona International Speedway

Jan 30, 2015
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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