Apr 06, 2020
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The following is a statement from Cup Karts North America regarding their Spring Nationals, originally scheduled for April 17-19 at Whiteland Raceway Park in Indiana. We have been holding out hope that the risk would subside in time for us to run the 2020 Spring Nationals as planned. However, given the multiple “Stay at Home” […]

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Apr 03, 2020
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Pivoting to manufacture critical supplies in the current Covid-19 pandemic, Molecule will begin producing and offering Hand Sanitizer in accordance with the FDA request for topical product during the public health emergency. “We’ve been monitoring the situation closely since mid-February. We were able to take quick action when the FDA guidelines were released to produce […]

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WKA Confirms June and July Events to Replace Charlotte Karting Challenge

Five programs set for Charlotte Motor Speedway in four-week span

Apr 03, 2020
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With COVID-19 news dominating the airwaves, World Karting Association (WKA) officials have been burning up the phone lines in an effort to make it easier for competitors once karting returns. Working with officials from ROK Cup USA, United States Rotax MAX Challenge as well as the WKA Manufacturers Cup, Speedway Dirt Series and Road Racing […]

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Morning Coffee – Support Karting

It’s time to return the favor

Apr 02, 2020
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

I can tell that everyone in the karting world is itching to get back out to the racetrack because whatever we’re producing in terms of content is being absolutely gobbled up. Our traffic numbers are through the roof and our social media has been hopping. We have more EKN Radio Network podcast guests being lined […]

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Apr 01, 2020
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The roots of karting are based here in the United States, and our passion for the sport has continued for many decades. Manufacturers here in the USA have come and gone, but one name remains from the past. Margay Racing has decades of history in the sport, and been a pioneer in development and the […]

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Apr 01, 2020
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The state of Texas has been a hotbed for karting since the early years of the sport. Major events were held in the state very early on, including many sprint and road racing nationals dating back to the early 1960s. The ‘Lone Star State’ has produced countless top drivers over the decades and it remains […]

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Mar 31, 2020
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Racers, young and old, have an opportunity to make history. The Briggs & Stratton racing mascot has been without a name for a long period of time. The company behind the popular Briggs 206 engine package has announced a naming contest for the mascot. Prizes for the contest include the following: 1st: New Briggs & […]

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Mar 31, 2020
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Looking to better streamline their program and provide ease of use for their customer, the World Karting Association (WKA) is pleased to confirm the launch of their new website. As the promoter of several different series including the Speedway Dirt Series, Florida Winter Cup, Manufacturers Cup, Road Racing Series and E-Kart (electric) Series, WKA is […]

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Mar 27, 2020
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One sector of the motorsports world that is getting a boost during this COVID-19 pandemic is eSports. Racers and racing fans all over the world are locked down to help stop the spread of the virus, and to keep within the ‘social distancing’ guidelines laid down by local and state authorities. This has amped up […]

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Mar 27, 2020
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The following is a statement released by Superkarts! USA this morning regarding the updated format and schedule for the SKUSA Pro Tour. First and foremost, SKUSA would like to express our gratitude for everyone’s understanding and demeaner following the mandated cancellation of our WinterNationals at NOLA Motorsports Park just mere weeks ago. We were just […]

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Mar 27, 2020
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As the world continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, World Karting Association (WKA) officials have been carefully monitoring information updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the World Health Organization. Following orders to shelter in place across the country, including in the North Carolina area, the Charlotte Karting Challenge […]

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Mar 25, 2020
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In light of the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, restrictions put in place by the French government, international travel restrictions and the consequent postponement by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) of its Le Mans Karting event on 10th-13th September 2020, the FIA Karting World Championship – KZ, the FIA Karting International Super Cup – KZ2, […]

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Mar 24, 2020
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One of the longest supporting companies of eKartingNews.com has been Acceleration Kart Racing. Based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, AKR was one of the first pioneer online stores for the sport of karting. Now over 15 years later, ShopAKR.com remains one of the leading stores for karts and parts. AKR is not only a leader […]

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Mar 24, 2020
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To say this week has been extraordinary is an understatement. As we completed our first full week of ‘social distancing’ during this COVID-19 pandemic, we are all trying to find activities to keep ourselves busy and to not simply lay out on the couch watching reruns of The Office (I limit myself to two episodes […]

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Mar 20, 2020
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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 20th episode […]

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Mar 20, 2020
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The 2019 season marked the fifth year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Powered by RLV. The goal of the program is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 platform across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. The success of […]

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Mar 20, 2020
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The following is a statement from P1 Promotions regarding the situation surrounding the Lockhart Grand Prix and the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the ever-changing Covid-19 outbreak occurring across the US and the world, we have been working with the City of Lockhart to determine the best course of action in regards to the May […]

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Mar 19, 2020
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The weather in Michigan has been moderate with a lower snowfall total then in recent years and temperatures thankfully staying above the zero mark. With the spring season just days away, Precision Karting Technologies (PKT) hosted an open house at their Wixom, Michigan headquarters late last month. PKT is one of the few companies that […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: February 2020 – Oliver Calvo

Second straight event of three victories at Challenge of the Americas for California driver

Mar 18, 2020
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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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Behind the Laptop: Karting Is Not Cancelled

Racing and, more importantly karting, will continue moving forward

Mar 17, 2020
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The past week has been a period of extraordinary implications due to the wave of the COVID-19 virus around the world and, of course, into the United States. As I begin writing this column, I am on my way home from New Orleans on a Saturday, a day in which we should be watching the […]

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