New Kart Tracks Hitting North America

Development on West Coast and Gulf Coast will help fuel sport’s growth

Jun 21, 2018
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The sport of karting has four key pillars that support the stability and growth of its foundation, and this power quartet includes organizations/promoters, the industry, competitors and racing facilities. Keying on the last of the four, we have been fortunately enjoying the continuing development of new tracks over the years, with recently-built venues like Speedsportz […]

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Jun 20, 2018
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The second event of the Texas ProKart Challenge was a special and unique experience. The Superkarts! USA regional program hosted a Thursday, Friday, Saturday event, featuring two rounds of competition, with the main events held under the lights of the North Texas Kartway in Denton, Texas. Rob Howden and David Cole broke down the entire […]

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Jun 20, 2018
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Starting last week, every Briggs & Stratton 206 race engine and short block manufactured will ship with a new custom ‘SMART’ seal system. “A wealth of engine information will now be available via your smart phone” stated David Klaus, Director – Briggs & Stratton Racing.  Each serialized/UPC code, when interfaced through a phone app, will […]

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Plans in Full Motion for Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 22

Hotel reservations open for SKUSA’s return to Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino this November

Jun 19, 2018
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It has been just over 200 days since the final checkered flag fell on the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 21 last November. Planning for the 22nd edition of the world’s most spectacular karting event started even before the cleanup began. This year, the SKUSA SuperNationals makes a trip back to the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Carolina Grand Prix Sunday Report

Koyen, Jarsocrak, Fairbairn, and Mars double up in Mooresville

Jun 17, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series is into the second part of the season. The Carolina Grand Prix completed today at the GoPro Motorplex with another hot day in the Mooresville, North Carolina area. The heat index nearly reached 100 degrees with the fourth round of the championship program – presented by MG Tires […]

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Jun 16, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – presented by MG Tires and Nitro Kart – reached the halfway point with Round Three contested on Saturday at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. A very hot day challenged both the competitors and the staff working the busy day of racing that including qualifying, two […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Carolina Grand Prix Preview

Season reaches halfway point with sixth trip to GoPro Motorplex

Jun 15, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series is set for its second event of the season, scheduled for this weekend at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. This is the sixth straight year that the series – which is presented by MG Tires USA and Nitro Kart – has visited ‘Race City USA’. Numbers […]

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Jun 14, 2018
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Hoosier Racing Tire and the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix have announced a partnership for the 2018 event held on Labor Day weekend, September 1-2, 2018. The board has opted to spec Hoosier R60A tires for all Briggs & Stratton 206 (except Ignite) and all Yamaha classes. Tires will be available at the discounted price of $185/set […]

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Return of Quincy Grand Prix a Success

Historic event rekindled at The Park after 17 years

Jun 14, 2018
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For 32 years, the South Park in Quincy, Illinois welcomed karters from all over the country to take part in the ‘Grand Prix of Karting’. This unique street course utilized the pavement laid out in the city park, feature elevation changes, challenging corners and of course the famed walls that surrounded certain sections. Under the […]

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Jun 13, 2018
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In 1959, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants was founded to service a niche karting market in desperate need of a lubricant to mix with fuel and keep the racing machines running cool while also offering performance advantages. In that same spirit, Klotz is pleased to reenergize its position within the karting industry with the release of Klotz […]

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2018 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – June 11

Two-time defending SKUSA Pro Tour champion Norberg remains in top spot

Jun 13, 2018
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The season is at the halfway point when looking at the calendar for 2018. A number of events have went into the books for the first six months of the year, spanning coast to coast, as we reached the 400 driver mark once again for the latest edition of the 2018 eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Texas ProKart Challenge – North Texas Kartway Report

Baker and Hewitt star for CRG Nordam under the lights in Denton

Jun 12, 2018
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When it comes to the high heat of a Texas summer, running in the cooler evening temperatures under the lights is always a wise approach. The Texas ProKart Challenge targeted their June 7-9 weekend for just such an night outing, and North Texas Kartway in Denton provided the ideal venue. The half-mile, nine-turn track is […]

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2018 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Stock Honda – June 11

SKUSA SuperNationals winner Musgrave continues hold of #1 spot

Jun 12, 2018
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2018 eKartingNews.com Stock Honda Driver Rankings powered by Bell Racing USA has reached the halfway point on the calendar year with a busy schedule of racing ahead of the karting community. Racing is in full swing as we are reaching the summer months with clubs and regional programs hitting the track while the national schedule […]

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Jun 11, 2018
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The EKN Radio Network continues to expand with more live events and new shows. The latest is the rebirth of the Hot Seat, now hosted by EKN Managing Editor David Cole. Each race weekend Cole is trackside throughout the karting season, he will sit down with a member of the karting community to discuss past […]

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Alan Rudolph Racing Academy Tip of the Month: Back to the Track

Leading karting school in North America provides first tips of 2018

Jun 11, 2018
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Karting is about becoming one with the chassis, the engine and the track. Many who have been in and are currently competing believe it is a specific brand or a particular powerplant that can make or break your weekend at the track. In fact, the major adjustment to find extra speed and more consistency is […]

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Big Numbers and Exciting Racing for California ProKart Challenge at CalSpeed

Musgrave earns third straight in S1 as Yu becomes third different winner in X30 Senior

Jun 07, 2018
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The 2018 season for the California ProKart Challenge resumed on June 1-2 as the program visited the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. After taking the months of April and May off for the SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals, racers from all over the western half of the United States converged on the ‘Grande’ circuit that […]

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Jun 06, 2018
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A jammed packed Tom Dash Memorial Speedway in Atwater, CA was the scene of Round 2 of the KPX Karting Championship. Sundays scheduled event was home to 112 racers all within seven classes comprising of two motor packages the KA100 and the 206. KPX and the Atwater team did a great job of getting everyone […]

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Jun 06, 2018
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This weekend is a historic one for the sport of karting. The legendary Quincy Grand Prix is making its return after a 32 year hiatus as karts will once again rip through the South Park of Quincy, Illinois. Veteran karter Terry Traeder has rejuvenated the city and the karting community to return to a newly […]

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Jun 05, 2018
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As the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup returns to the Midwest, series officials are pleased to announce discounted entry pricing for two of the Yamaha powered classes and the return of a popular award. While Yamaha Sportsman and Yamaha Senior drivers will receive entry, tires and two days of racing at a steep discount, […]

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Jun 04, 2018
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Registration is now open for the 2018 Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, to be held Sept. 1-2, 2018 through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. WHAT’S NEW 1) This year the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom will be the final race in the new Triple Crown of Karting. […]

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