eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: August 2019 – Jake French

Croc Promotion USA driver doubles up at SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Sep 20, 2019
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Rolison Performance Group and Kyle Wick Reunite

Newly-crowned SKUSA Pro Tour Pro Shifter champion heads home to RPG

Sep 19, 2019
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Fresh off securing his first Superkarts! USA Pro Tour championship, Auburn, WA’s Kyle Wick is returning ‘home’. Rolison Performance Group is excited to announce that it will be organizing a homecoming party for the 2019 SKUSA Pro Shifter champion, who they will welcome back under their tent for the remainder of 2019 and beyond. Under […]

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ROK Cup USA Offers Briggs Drivers Free Use of Vortex VLR Engine at ROK the RIO

45 engines for Junior, Senior and Masters drivers

Sep 19, 2019
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ROK CUP USA is upping the ante once again, this time offering current Briggs racers free use of a prepared Vortex VLR engine at ROK the RIO 2019. With this year’s edition of the pinnacle ROK Cup event in North America quickly approaching, ROK CUP USA is urging these drivers wanting to be part of […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Texas ProKart Challenge – Speedsportz – Race Report

Gray sweeps X30 Senior mains to lock in regional crown

Sep 18, 2019
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The Texas Pro Kart Challenge wrapped its 2019 season this past weekend at the crown jewel of Texas karting, Speedsportz Racing Park in New Caney, Texas. The weather was unsurprisingly warm with the mercury holding steady in the mid-90s all weekend, but a light breeze helped make the high temps bearable.  With the championships on […]

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USAC Karting Announces 2020 Date for Battle at the Brickyard

Fourth annual event moves to late July inside the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sep 18, 2019
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The date is set, and everyone is invited! The 4th installment of USAC Karting’s Battle at the Brickyard returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway July 23-26, 2020. Thursday will be load in and registration day as in years past. On track activities will begin on Friday morning the 24th with racing throughout the weekend ending […]

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Sep 17, 2019
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The Lonato track made its return to the international calendar last year with the organisation of the second Competition of the FIA Karting European Championship – KZ & KZ2, but we need to go back to 1996 for the last World meeting on the South Garda Karting circuit with the CIK-FIA World Championship for Formula […]

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Sep 16, 2019
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The ‘Operation Grassroots’ is a podcast geared solely on the foundation of the sport. The hub of the show will be discussion centered on the grassroots level of karting, from club racing to regional racing, all focused around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. Our #OperationGrassroots movement has been based around the Briggs powerplant, […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – September 9

Four-time SKUSA Pro Tour champion Norberg remains on top

Sep 13, 2019
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There can be no doubt as to who is at the top of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA following the first eight months of the 2019 season. Nearly 400 drivers have put in results through the selected events on the season to accumulate points over the past 12 months to […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Shifterkart – September 9

Top three include same names with Myers still on top but a familiar challenger close behind

Sep 12, 2019
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The end of the 2019 season is looming with the months of September and October closing out the many regional programs before year-end events put a cap on the year. The bulk of the national schedule is complete, shaping up the latest release of the eKartingNews.com Shifterkart Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA. Three […]

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Win Streaks Continue in Santa Maria for California ProKart Challenge

Number of drivers extend run of victories at Round Five of the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program

Sep 11, 2019
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The fifth round of the California ProKart Challenge was contested on September 7-8 at the home of the Santa Maria Karting Association. The two-day event for the Superkarts! USA regional program took to the 7/10-mile ‘Nationals’ configuration. Despite some dust storms throughout the weekend, the weather was dry and sunny, allowing the 15 categories to […]

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Sep 10, 2019
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The Margay Ignite Series Round 8 at the Gateway Kartplex ran on the Supertrack 3.0 layout last Saturday morning to head into the later-half of the season. The new layout proved to be ultra-technical with lap times doubling the norm. To assist with the parity of the series, race officials claimed Hunter Richardson and Reid […]

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Sep 09, 2019
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The 2019 FIA Karting World Championship – OK and Junior has been awarded at the Finnish circuit of Alahärmä and has rewarded two highly-talented Drivers after a particularly difficult Competition. Lorenzo Travisanutto (ITA) won his second consecutive World title in OK, while Thomas Ten Brinke (NLD) was crowned Junior Champion after dominating with flying colours. […]

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WKA Opens Entries for Manufacturers Cup Grand Nationals at NCMP

Discounted Local Briggs 206 Sr. Added and Popular Configuration 40 Slated for All Classes

Sep 09, 2019
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WKA opens registration for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup, Top Kart USA Nationals, October 11-13, adding Briggs 206 Senior for a reduced price of $100 for the weekend. Strengthening last year’s successful WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup at New Castle Motorsports Park, series organizers have made the bold move to once again race on the challenging […]

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Sep 05, 2019
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The 2019 FIA Karting World Championship – OK and Junior will take place in Finland from 6th to 8th September at the Alahärmä Powerpark circuit. A much-anticipated event for this country of motorsport enthusiasts, the major world event promises to be full of suspense on a spectacular and fast track with a big field of […]

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Sep 04, 2019
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eKartingNews.com is the hub of the karting world, providing you with all the latest news, insider information and race reports from events around the globe. ‘This Week In Karting’ helps to tie everything together in one weekly podcast, bringing our listeners up to speed on the most recent news in the sport. Episode 13 with […]

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Sep 04, 2019
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PSL Karting is coming to the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3, and they are doing it big! North America’s importer for Birel ART and Ricciardo chassis is making the trip from Quebec City, Canada to New Castle Indiana to compete in North America’s largest 4-cycle sprint karting event! To celebrate joining the CKNA […]

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Sep 04, 2019
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2019 marks the 10th season for the FIA Karting Academy Trophy program, which opened up at the Pro Kart Raceland facility in Wackersdorf, Germany on May 2-5. The United States have sent drivers to race in the unique championship series against drivers from all over the world. The 2019 season is welcoming 51 young drivers […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

Liberante claims King of the Streets as Lawson, Neilson and Goettsch add to their record totals

Sep 01, 2019
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Labor Day weekend for the sport of karting is about the Rock Island Grand Prix. The famed street race through the downtown road of Rock Island, Illinois celebrated the 25th running, welcoming another stellar paddock of local stars, grassroots racers, and top pilots from around the country. In total, 18 categories battled for the coveted […]

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California ProKart Challenge Gearing Up to Close Out 2019 Season

Round Five of Superkarts! USA flagship regional program set for September 7-8 in Santa Maria

Aug 30, 2019
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The California ProKart Challenge has the two final events of the 2019 season in sight for the month of September. The penultimate round for the Superkarts! USA regional program has teams and competitors heading to the Santa Maria Kart Track on September 7-8. The fifth round of the California PKC championship chase is set for […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

25th running of world’s largest street race takes place this Labor Day weekend in Quad Cities

Aug 30, 2019
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History is set to be made this Saturday when karts hit the streets of Rock Island, Illinois. The 25th edition of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom begins at 8am Saturday morning when the first practice sessions around the 6/10-mile course. The course and planning of the Labor Day weekend racing festival […]

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