Neilson Bags Three at Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix

Triple Crown of Karting hits Round Two with second year of revived street race in Northern Indiana

Aug 17, 2018
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For good portion of the 1990s, Elkhart, Indiana was on the national map regarding karting. The famed Elkhart Grand Prix was one of the largest events in all of karting, attracting hundreds of racers, thousands of fans, and gaining television time on ESPN. Many factors brought the race to a closure, however, the memories remained […]

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e-Kart: Nicholas Deskins – evGrand Prix Kart Project – Part 2

Steps to transforming a typical racing kart to evKart specs

Aug 14, 2018
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When I launched my first magazine in 1998, I was lucky to have already developed a friendship with Jeff Deskins, having bonded with the transplanted-Californian over racing and karting in my home province of Ontario. Jeff was an avid amateur photographer and, while traveling for work, he made it a point to hit many of […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Myers sweeps final round for S1 title as MacDermid scores first Pro Tour victory in X30 Senior

Aug 12, 2018
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The final day of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour for the 2018 season went into the books on Sunday. The sixth and final round of the championship chase took place at the New Castle Motorsports Park to close out the ninth edition of the SummerNationals. Weather remained warm and humid, with no issues of rain […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

Jarsocrak grabs X30 Senior win as Pickett outlasts in S1

Aug 11, 2018
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The final event for the 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour completed the opening day of racing at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The ninth edition of the SummerNationals ran without any weather issues, however, the day was along with LCQs and delays due to red flag during practice. The seven main events wrapped up just […]

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Paddock Insider: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Ninth season of program crowns champions at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 10, 2018
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is part of the Trackside coverage, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2018 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere else. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 2

Four Honda championships up for grabs in New Castle this weekend

Aug 09, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is set to close out the season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility will host the ninth edition of the SummerNationals on August 10-12. The five IAME categories and four Stock Honda divisions will close out the six-round championship chase with two […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 1

IAME International Final tickets and championships on the line this weekend

Aug 08, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is set to close out its three-event season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park, and all eyes will be focused on the state of Indiana. The New Castle facility will host the ninth edition of the SummerNationals on August 10-12. The five IAME categories and four Stock […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Each Labor Day weekend, karters flock to the Quad Cities area to take part in the annual Rock Island Grand Prix. The Illinois city along the Mississippi River will host the 24th edition of the RIGP with a host of volunteers putting on the three-day festival. The featured entertainment is the two days of racing […]

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EKN One-on-One: Justin Stefani – J3 Competition

Innovative company adds Rotax program to distribution list

Aug 07, 2018
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The Rotax engine, produced by global company BRP out of their Austrian factory, has a long history within the sport of karting dating back a few decades. It was in 1997 when the Rotax 125 MAX engine arrived on the scene, laying the groundwork for the formation of the Rotax MAX Challenge program in 1999. […]

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Aug 06, 2018
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The Texas ProKart Challenge completed its summer season with the second annual trip to the Amarillo Kart Circuit on July 20-22. The series hosted Round Four and Five of the 2018 championship program, welcoming high-profile drivers from the west and east coast venturing to the Lone Star State. Amarillo, Texas featured record high temps during […]

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Aug 06, 2018
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Giving back to the racers once again, WKA has brought new enhancements to the upcoming Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Event at Newcastle, September 14-16 that will surely appeal to a vast array of Karters. New Title Sponsor Continuing with their rapid growth, Nitro Kart has stepped up as title sponsor of the event, now known as the Nitro […]

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Driver Diary: Colin Queen – CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy – Lonato, Italy

Weekend full of achievements for California karter

Aug 01, 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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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – July 27

Program exceeds 2,600 drivers competing at North American tracks

Jul 31, 2018
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When racers say the sport is dying or there is no growth in the sport, they must be ignoring the efforts of the Briggs & Stratton #OperationGrassroots program. The fourth year of the Briggs Weekly Racing Series has reached the mark of over 2,600 drivers, with the goal of surpassing last year’s mark of over […]

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

Jarsocrak, Terlecki, Mardan and Sorensen earn tickets to IAME International Final

Jul 29, 2018
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The United States Pro Kart Series put in the final chapter of the 2018 season Sunday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The Hoosier Grand Prix closed the sixth year of the program, with Championship Sunday deciding the seven IAME championships on the season. While it was an overcast day, the rain stayed away from […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier Grand Prix Saturday Report

Jarsocrak sweeps round while Hollingshead extends point lead with victory

Jul 29, 2018
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The season finale for the United States Pro Kart Series put the first half of the weekend to bed with Round Five contested at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The Hoosier Grand Prix is welcoming 160 entries over seven categories on the weekend, working through the long day of Saturday featuring qualifying, two heat races […]

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Jul 26, 2018
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As expected, the points battle is very tight after the early rounds of the Triple Crown of Karting at Quincy and the Battle at the Brickyard. The competition will now turn to the Thor Industries Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix August 10-12 in Elkhart, Ind. before closing out Labor Day weekend at the Xtream Rock Island […]

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

$70,000 in prizes and IAME International Final tickets on the line at New Castle

Jul 26, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires, IAME USA East and Nitro Kart is set to close this weekend. The New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana will host the Hoosier Grand Prix with Round Five and Six contested around the 1-mile circuit. Roughly $70,000 in prizes is available on […]

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Behind the Laptop: Less Is More

Too many series lead to declining numbers

Jul 25, 2018
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

I am not sure where I heard this statement, but as I spend more time around the karting industry, I most definitely agree that ‘Less is More’. It seems that, in general, our lives have sped up three to four times compared to what things used to be. Social media always has us busy, be […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Texas ProKart Challenge – Amarillo Report

French sweeps S1, while Musgrave doubles in X30 Senior in extreme heat

Jul 24, 2018
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The Texas ProKart Challenge made its second trek to West Texas last weekend and the racing was exciting from start to finish on the challenging 12-turn Amarillo Kart Circuit. Dallas Karting Complex lead pilot Jake French notched both wins in the S1 Pro Stock Honda class, topping the combined shifter field in the program that […]

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PRI Expands International Presence For 2018 Show

Events and amenities aimed at global racing industry will give motorsports trade show a larger worldwide reach

Jul 20, 2018
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The global presence of the 2018 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, held December 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, will increase significantly as a result of new media outreach efforts and PRI Show resources aimed at making the world’s premier motorsports trade show even more conducive to international business and exposure. In […]

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