Nov 01, 2019
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Daily Report by ROK Cup USA The 2019 ROK Cup Promotions event calendar culminates in Las Vegas with the much anticipated #ROKtheRIO race. Taking place on a temporary circuit on the grounds of the RIO All-Suite Hotel & Casino over the week of Wednesday, October 30 to Saturday, November 2, drivers from around the world […]

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Summit Racing Equipment Becomes WKA’s Presenting Sponsor

Popular Performance Parts Source Brings New Opportunities to the WKA Family

Oct 31, 2019
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Substantially increasing its participation with the World Karting Association for the benefit of the racers, Summit Racing Equipment and WKA solidified a multi-year agreement, naming Summit Racing Equipment as the Presenting Sponsor for all WKA’s National Programs. “After a great first year of building our relationship with Summit Racing Equipment, we couldn’t be more pleased […]

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Oct 31, 2019
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Daily Report by ROK Cup USA The 2019 ROK Cup Promotions event calendar culminates at the RIO All-Suite Hotel and Casino with the much anticipated #ROKtheRIO race. Taking place on a temporary circuit on the grounds of the RIO All-Suite Hotel & Casino over the week of Wednesday, October 30 to Saturday, November 2, drivers […]

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Trackmagic is Back – The Return of the Legend

Former factory drivers Jason LaPoint and Gary Carlton re-fire iconic brand

Oct 30, 2019
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During the mid-1990s, the American karting community witnessed a disrupter to the norm. The name ‘Trackmagic’ emerged from the historic kart tracks of NorCal and the American-made karts that were turned out of the San Francisco, CA shop quickly became a household national name. Fueled by the passion and drive of Fausto Vitello, the publisher […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Closes Out 2019 Season

Championships decided for southern California program at CalSpeed Karting Center

Oct 29, 2019
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The 2019 season of the Los Angeles Karting Championship had the curtain close following the Round 9 action at the CalSpeed Karting circuit on October 13. The ‘Technico’ layout of the Fontana, California karting center, located outside the Auto Club Speedway, played host to the series finale and provided the best drivers from southern California […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 ROK Cup USA ROK the RIO – Preview

Entry numbers surpass 300 for ROKtober Fest in Las Vegas

Oct 29, 2019
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History will be made this week in Las Vegas as the 2019 ROK Cup USA ROK the RIO takes place outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. A record 309 entries are confirmed for the four days of action in Las Vegas to compete in the second edition of the event, making it the largest […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Saturday Report

Top-16 finishes in five categories for Team USA

Oct 28, 2019
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The 20th edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals came to a close at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy on Saturday with the six main events contested. The field of 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries at the ‘Olympics of Karting’ were narrowed down to 36 driver fields in each class to […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Friday Report

Fields set for six main events in Italy - Brickley wins Micro Prefinal while Norberg drafts to runner-up in Senior

Oct 25, 2019
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All six fields of 36 drivers are set for the 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals main events. Friday was the time for all of the 360 drivers to cash in all their chips to see where they would come out after the Prefinals. For some, it was a transfer into the big show, for […]

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OnTrack: Birel ART RY30 / Vortex ROK VLR100

Getting back in the seat to sample the sport’s hottest new category

Oct 25, 2019
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With a regularly packed schedule of over 25+ races on my annual travel calendar, I will normally jump at any chance to strap on the helmet and compete. Sadly, I didn’t get an opportunity to drive in a single kart race in 2018, and it was the first year since I started karting in 1995 […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Thursday Report

Heat races completed as 360 drivers look toward Prefinals in Italy - Norberg the lone USA driver to win heat race

Oct 24, 2019
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Heat races were completed at the 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals on Thursday. Act 2 of the show takes place tomorrow at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy with the 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries re-shuffled. Results from the three rounds of racing – two for Mini and Micro – reorder the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: September 2019 – Evan Stamer

Margay driver grabs first career Rock trophies from Rock Island Grand Prix

Oct 24, 2019
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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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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Wednesday Report

Stage is set as qualifying and opening heat races show early stars in Italy - Maier and Norberg qualify in top-five

Oct 23, 2019
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The 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals saw its first day of wheel-to-wheel competition on Wednesday at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy. The 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries put in their final session of preparation before putting all the chips in for qualifying. The order from those sessions sets the line-up for […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Tuesday Report

Second day of practice in the books for 14 drivers under Team USA in Italy

Oct 22, 2019
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Two days of practice is complete for the 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries completed Rounds 4, 5 and 6 of practice in the second day on track at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli. The 20th edition for the ‘Olympics of Karting’ has 14 drivers making up Team USA […]

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ROK Cup USA Announces Changes to ROK the RIO Schedule Based on Growing Entry Total

Entry number pushes past 300 for second annual event

Oct 22, 2019
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Due to the overwhelming amount of entries that are continuing to pour into the ROK Cup USA offices, series officials have had to go to work on the event schedule. With three classes oversold, one class set to reach the forty mark shortly, Last Chance Qualifier races have been added after qualifying sessions on Thursday […]

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Morning Coffee: Being Part of Something Special

A few thoughts on the 2019 CKNA Grand Nationals

Oct 22, 2019
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It’s been a couple of weeks since we returned home from the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 in New Castle, and to be honest, it’s all been a bit of a blur.  The event capped a run of 11 races over 13 weekends for me and to say that I was burnt out […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Monday Report

First laps completed for 20th edition of world Rotax championship

Oct 21, 2019
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The glitz and glamour of the opening days for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is behind all of the 360 drivers from 50 countries. Today was about getting on track and beginning the first steps to become one of the six world Rotax champions at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli for the 20th edition for […]

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Oct 21, 2019
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The 2019 International karting season is coming to an end, but the Tony Kart Racing Team does not stop and, in view of the next appointments, is proud to introduce the 3 new drivers joining the team: Lorenzo Travisanutto and Pedro Hiltbrand for the OK category; Aiden Neate for OKJ. Two out of three, actually, […]

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2019 IAME International Final – Saturday Report

Seven world IAME champions crowned in France - Miles and Costa finish top-five in Mini

Oct 21, 2019
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The 2019 IAME International Final came to a close on October 19 with Championship Saturday. The 34-driver grids were set for the seven categories competing at the Le Mans Karting International circuit with a Prefinal and Final races completed. The track began wet and eventually dried by the main events. Five of the 15 drivers […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Preview

20th edition of event returns to Italy to crown this year’s Rotax world champions

Oct 20, 2019
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There is no other event like it in the world. The ‘Olympics of Karting’…where you have to earn your spot to compete against the best from around the globe. This week is Rotax week with the focus on the Circuito Internazionale Napoli with the 20th edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. This is […]

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2019 IAME International Final – Friday Report

Dramatic day as final grids are set for Championship Saturday in France - Simpson nearly races his way into Junior main event

Oct 18, 2019
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Friday was situation day for the 2019 IAME International Final as the 34-driver grids are now set for the seven categories moving into the final day of action at the Le Mans Karting International circuit. It was likely the best day in terms of weather with the early hours wet and drying out for the […]

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