Sep 17, 2021
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The Dart Kart Club – one of the oldest organizations in North American karting – is set to host another well-attended road racing event in one week. The sixth and final event of the DKC 2021 schedule is taking place on September 24-26 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Dart Kart Club was established in […]

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Sep 17, 2021
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The 2021 FIA Karting World Championship, featuring OK and OK Junior categories, scheduled for Birigui, Brazil, on December 2-5, has been cancelled as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to generate challenges for teams, drivers and organisers in many regions. The 2021 FIA Karting OK-OKJ World Championship will take place in Spain from 29th to 31st […]

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Sep 16, 2021
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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. The 38th episode […]

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2021 California ProKart Challenge Battles Continued at Willow Springs

Superkarts! USA regional program rolls through Rosamond for penultimate round of 2021 program

Sep 16, 2021
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The California ProKart Challenge hosted the penultimate round of the 2021 season on the September 11-12 weekend at the Willow Springs International Raceway. The Rosamond, California facility has been the site of many Superkarts! USA regional program events in the past, including both the famed Streets of Willow course and the karting circuit. The two-day […]

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Sep 16, 2021
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The following is a message regarding the SimCraft 24 Hours of NOLA on December 2-5 at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans. Good afternoon teams! Reaching out to give everyone a post Ida update and go over a few items at the same time vs sending multiple emails. The track is still there, however […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: August 2021 – Brandon Lemke

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver dominates Route 66 Sprint Series in Joliet

Sep 15, 2021
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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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Sep 14, 2021
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The Rotax US Trophy Series West made its debut at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway during the August 27-29. Rotax racers from around the western half of the USA converged on the Grand Junction, Colorado facility that has hosted many major national and regional events during its history. The three-day event in August was the […]

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2022 WKA Manufacturers Cup Dates and Locations Confirmed

New and existing locations return to WKA Man Cup calendar next season

Sep 13, 2021
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With only one event remaining in the 2021 World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup program, series officials are pleased to confirm and announce their official 2022 season schedule and tentative Daytona schedule. With three events this season, 2022 will see an increase to four event weekends and will kick off at the prestigious WKA Daytona […]

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Sep 10, 2021
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After missing from the 2020 calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rock Island Grand Prix returned on the annual Labor Day weekend spot. Karts returned to the streets of Rock Island, Illinois for the 26th edition of the world’s largest street race. Over 200 entries battled over the two-day kart race festival, including the […]

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Sep 10, 2021
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The Quincy Grand Prix has enjoyed two comebacks. The first in 2018 when it returned to South Park in Quincy, Illinois following an 18 hiatus. The second was this June when karts made their way around ‘The Park’ after the 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Event promoter Terry Traeder along with […]

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Sep 09, 2021
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With three of the four weekends comprising the 2021 United States Pro Kart Series championship already completed, it is time to update the Geo Cup Team Championship standings. In sixth place, with 14 points, is Team Felon.  Impressive performances by Jeremy Fletcher have kept Team Felon just outside top five this year. In fifth place, […]

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Sep 08, 2021
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The Kristianstad event concluded with pure and hard racing and several twists and turns. Sweden’s Noah Milell was finally crowned FIA Karting World Champion – KZ after completely dominating the Final. The FIA Karting International Super Cup – KZ2 was won by Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto after a perfect Final. In the FIA Karting Academy Trophy, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

Labor Day weekend street race returns with new and returning winners of the Rock trophy

Sep 05, 2021
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It is 735 days since the last karts hit the streets of Rock Island, Illinois for the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix. The 26th edition was a welcome return this weekend following the loss of the race in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 200 entries battled in 15 categories over the two-days around […]

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Penultimate Event for 2021 California ProKart Challenge Next Weekend

Fifth round of the Superkarts! USA regional program heads to Willow Springs

Sep 05, 2021
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The California ProKart Challenge is set to resume the 2021 season over the September 11-12 weekend with a trip to the Willow Springs International Raceway. The Rosamond, California facility is set to host Round Five of the six-round championship program for the Superkarts! USA regional series. The 6/10-mile, nine-turn course will be run in the […]

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K1 Circuit Breaks Ground in Southern California

First premier outdoor kart track by K1 Speed

Sep 03, 2021
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Following posts to social media yesterday, and the arrival of the official announcement to the EKN NewsDesk today, we can confirm that K1 Speed has finally begun construction of the new CIK-FIA track that has long been rumored for Southern California. The region is hungry for a new top-level karting facility, so this is extremely […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

26th edition of world famous street race hits the Quad Cities area once again

Sep 03, 2021
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It has been 733 days since karts were zooming around the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois. The 2021 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix is one of the most anticipated in recent years following the cancellation of last year’s event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Labor Day weekend marks the 26th running […]

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Sep 02, 2021
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The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to provide a show as part of the EKN Radio Network. The EKN OutLap is a preview podcast show, geared at providing you the top stories, breaking news, and championship battles going […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Visits Kart Circuit Autobahn

Penultimate event of 2021 sends program back to greater Chicago area

Sep 02, 2021
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The third stop of the 2021 Route 66 Sprint Series – presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports – was a return to the Kart Circuit Autobahn facility in Joliet, Illinois. The kart track inside the Autobahn Country Club, south of downtown Chicago, has gone over a makeover since the last series visit in 2017 […]

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Sep 01, 2021
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The run for the Duffy begins now as registration for the 2021 IKF Sprint GrandNationals event is opening today, September 1, at 8pm EDT. The 2021 edition of the International Kart Federation event is scheduled for October 15-17 with the Prairie City Kart Track in Rancho Cordova, California serving as host. The three-day event will […]

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Aug 31, 2021
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The 26th running of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, this year will feature 17 racing classes. Admission is free to this family-oriented event. This year the focus has been on creating other things to do downtown beyond just enjoying the races. Racing is schedule for 8 a.m. to […]

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