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KartOne Setting Up Shop to Service Texas Karting Community

New karting operation to promote Italkart, IAME and Evinco

Apr 19, 2018
Written by Alycia Hodapp | No Comments

A new customer service-focused karting company is primed and ready to join the Texas karting community in 2018. Formed during the off-season by business associates Diego Iorio, Alexis Costa and Garrick Pina, KartOne is a new shop located in Rosenberg, Texas that will stock chassis, components, tires and engine parts to support their valued customers. […]

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Iconic History Comes Alive with Triple Crown of Karting

Quincy, Elkhart and Rock Island street races form unique trio of events

Apr 18, 2018
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

Three of the most iconic races in the history of karting will join forces in 2018 to co-promote the Triple Crown of Karting. Bragging rights and trophies in North America will be awarded to the top street racers in 4 classes. Points will be awarded at the Quincy Grand Prix at South Park, June 9-10 […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Sunday Report

Drew wins thriller in dry to wet conditions as Keyes, Jackson and Ugochukwu stamp championships with victory

Apr 15, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2018 edition for Challenge of the Americas closed out with Championship Sunday at Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California area in which the famed circuit sits was forecasted to be hit with rain. The precipitation pushed later into the day then expected, coming in to effect the last two finals of the day […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Saturday Report

Garg wins in Senior debut with Pickett claiming victory in Shifter

Apr 14, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The series finale for Challenge of the Americas welcomed perfect weather conditions for the opening day of racing at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California facility welcomed over 80 drivers in the Rok Cup USA and Briggs divisions for the fifth round of the 2018 championship chase. Saturday provided those in control with […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

Rok Cup International Final tickets on the line in wine country

Apr 12, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 11th season for Challenge of the Americas is set to close this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The famed Sonoma, California facility is welcoming ROK Cup USA drivers from across the country to settle the battles that began in Phoenix for the chance to compete on the international stage. All ROK champions […]

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Apr 11, 2018
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

Demonstrating its commitment to train and develop the next generation of racing champions, the Lucas Oil School of Racing today announces the inaugural Cooper Tires Karting Scholarship Shoot-out, to be held December 12-14, 2018 at Sebring International Raceway. Thirty karters from around the world will participate in three days of on- and off-track activities and […]

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The Art of Racecraft: Jamie Sieracki

Intriguing points from a veteran driver and industry member

Apr 10, 2018
Written by PR Wire | 2 Comment

The hottest topic of discussion in the sport right now is centered on a negative culture shift in driving standards, most predominantly seen in national level competition. Over the next few months, EKN will be presenting an article series that features the thoughts and beliefs of some of the most respected drivers and industry veterans […]

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Apr 08, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The final day of action at the Ocala Gran Prix during the opening event of the 2018 United States Pro Kart Series turned up the heat a few notches. The Southern Grand Prix hosted Round One and Two of the series, and Sunday’s racing provided more excitement to kick-off the season. The central Florida facility […]

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

Garrison and Hollingshead defend home turf with solid performances

Apr 07, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – presented by MG Tires and Nitro Kart – opened up with its inaugural visit to the Ocala Gran Prix facility in central Florida. The Southern Grand Prix is serving as the opening two rounds of the championship chase, kicking off the sixth season of the program. Perfect […]

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WKA Announces Venue Change for July Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series Event

July event moved to Concept Haulers Motor Speedway

Apr 06, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

With a Board of Trustees meeting held less than two weeks ago, one of the big items conveyed during that meeting by new President Kevin Williams was a return to growth through club, regional and national racing. The new World Karting Association (WKA) President, with support from the WKA Board of Trustees, has decided it […]

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Musgrave and Drew Tame Streets of Willow During California ProKart Challenge Weekend

Superkarts! USA flagship regional program holds second round of 2018 on fast road course

Apr 06, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The California ProKart Challenge allowed its racers to stretch out their karting machines for the second round of the 2018 season. On March 30-31, the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program visited the Streets of Willow course at the Willow Springs International Raceway facility in Rosamond, California. The 1.6-mile course – with a reduced layout for […]

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

Sixth season begins at new course and new focus for program

Apr 06, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The United States Pro Kart Series – presented by MG Tires and Nitro Kart – is set to host the opening event of the 2018 season with its first venture south. The Southern Grand Prix will serve as the opening two rounds of the 2018 championship chase, set for April 6-8 at the Ocala Gran […]

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Apr 05, 2018
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

If you get a chance to sit down with a group of veterans of the sport, ask about ‘The Park’, lean back and just listen. The 70s, 80s and 90s were exciting times for kart racing in America, as the racing was hard-fought and the sport added to its list of legendary drivers.  To gain […]

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Cooper Tires Teams With EKN Radio Network

Major brand to support EKN Trackside Live Tour

Apr 04, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

For the last three years, Cooper Tires has served as the eKartingNews.com Presenting Sponsor for live audio coverage of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. And now, we’re thrilled to announce that the Findlay, Ohio-based tire manufacturer will increase this relationship in 2018, adding their name to the EKN Trackside Live Tour Presented by Cooper Tires. EKN’s […]

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The Art of Racecraft: TJ Koyen

Veteran national and regional competitor offers his thoughts

Apr 03, 2018
Written by David Cole | 3 Comment

The hottest topic of discussion in the sport right now is centered on a negative culture shift in driving standards, most predominently seen in national level competition. Over the next few months, EKN will be presenting an article series that features the thoughts and beliefs of some of the most respected drivers and industry veterans […]

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Rok Cup Promotions Announces Launch of ROK VLR Engine

New Vortex engine line for entry-level racers

Apr 02, 2018
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

Building upon the successful line-up of Vortex ROK engines, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new Vortex ROK VLR. The perfect platform for the entry-level driver, the ROK VLR not only offers superior performance over its rivals with lower maintenance, but it also offers some great features like electric […]

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Fast Five: Mark Coats – United States Pro Kart Series

Premier karting series set to begin sixth season

Apr 02, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2013 season marked a new era for the sport. Mark Coats, a long-time promoter and industry member, created the United States Pro Kart Series as a way to provide the best value for the racers and teams in the eastern half of the USA. The series opened at the GoPro Motorplex in torrential rain, […]

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World Karting Association Leadership Heading in New Direction

Board of Trustees removes Ferris, promotes Williams as President

Mar 29, 2018
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

On March 26, the Board of Trustees convened for a two-day meeting at the WKA headquarters in Concord, North Carolina. Among the first order of business by President John Ferris was the appointment of a restructured Officers level. With a unanimous vote by the Board, Kevin Williams was promoted from International Liaison to the sole […]

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EKN Trackside: Texas ProKart Challenge – Speedsportz Report

Hewitt and Baker storm to impressive main event wins in series opener

Mar 27, 2018
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

If their season opener at Speedsportz Racing Park this past weekend is any indication, the Texas ProKart Challenge is a series on the move. The SKUSA regional program closed their 2017 schedule at the New Caney, TX facility last October and returned just five months later to fire up the 2018 campaign, setting a series […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Sunday Report

Garrison and Hunt give Fullerton sweep of Senior categories on final day

Mar 25, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The second event of the 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series went into the books on Sunday following a challenging weekend at the GoPro Motorplex. The Mooresville, North Carolina facility was hit with cold weather and rainy conditions, putting the drivers and wrenches on edge throughout the weekend. Saturday ended with drivers negotating the wet course, […]

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