SKUSA and IAME USA Outline Release for Long Awaited SKUSA ‘SSE’ Spec 175cc Shifter Engine

New powerplant to make official competition debut at 2019 SKUSA Winter Series

May 23, 2018
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Superkarts! USA (SKUSA), in conjunction with IAME USA and IAME S.P.A., are excited to announce details of the long awaited release of the SKUSA shifter engine (SSE). The powerplant has been in development for several months with multiple iterations, developments, and improvements along the way. Both IAME and SKUSA couldn’t be more excited for the […]

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May 22, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour reached its halfway point of the season with the running of the ninth annual SpringNationals. The event was held at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona, featuring record high temperatures throughout the weekend. As with every Pro Tour event, Eyenovation’s Chris Ortenburger sat down with SKUSA […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2018 – Zach Hollingshead

Ocala Gran Prix driver defends home turf for USPKS event with three victories

May 22, 2018
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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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May 22, 2018
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Registration is now open for the Quincy Grand Prix at South Park and the Triple Crown of Karting. You can register here: https://www.quincygrandprix.com/online-entry/sunday-championships Three of the most iconic races in the history of karting are joining forces in 2018 to co-promote the Triple Crown of Karting. Bragging rights and trophies in North America will be awarded […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Sunday Report

Garrison, Pesek, Green and Mars bag victories to close out Keystone Nationals

May 20, 2018
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The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series completed the third event of 2018 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Saturday was a battle with the competition and the weather conditions surrounding the Wampum, Pennsylvania facility. Thankfully, Sunday was a breeze in terms of rain with only early morning showers forcing the first few warm-up sessions on […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Saturday Report

Wilson and Patterson win in Senior as Wharff doubles up in Junior

May 19, 2018
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There are sure bets within the sports and in many things around the world. One of them is that anytime a big event is held at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, it will rain. Thankfully, the World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series made it through the practice day on Friday at the Wampum, Pennsylvania […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Preview

Third event of season takes program to Steel City

May 17, 2018
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The first half of the 2018 WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will come to an end this weekend with the organization hosting Round Five and Six at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The Wampum, Pennsylvania facility has been a regular stop for the series, and follows the stops at Daytona and GoPro Motorplex. The 12-round […]

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Driving for Dyslexia Karting Event Set for May 18 at Speedway Indoor Karting

All proceeds to the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana in memory of Justin Wilson

May 16, 2018
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Ten-year-old karter Elliot Cox is winning both on and off the track. The 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour Micro Swift champion hails from Indianapolis, Indiana – home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Like many young karters, Elliot dreams of becoming the youngest Indianapolis 500 winner. Elliot is an alumni of the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana, […]

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Quincy Grand Prix of Karting: Thoughts on the Legend – Part 1

The Park’s lore is an intriguing component of karting’s history

May 15, 2018
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The return of the Quincy Grand Prix of Karting has certainly opened the flood gate of emotions and memories for many of karting’s veteran drivers, those who were able to experience this event from behind the wheel or at the helm of a race team. Gus Traeder was a pioneer during his decades in the […]

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Inside the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy

EKN looks at the sport’s finest driver development school

May 14, 2018
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The sport of karting welcomed its newest dedicated school in 2017, when veteran driver and educator Alan Rudolph officially opened the doors to the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy at the beautiful Speedsportz Racing Park in New Caney, Texas. In the world of driver development, the launch of this new school ushers in a tremendous opportunity […]

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International Kart Federation Announces Early Steps for Future

New progression of organization includes brand evolution

May 11, 2018
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The International Kart Federation is the world’s longest standing karting organization, with over sixty years of racing in its history. Having recently joined forces with Superkarts! USA, the new partnership is slowly taking shape to begin the next chapter in the IKF’s long and fabled story. Superkarts! USA has been working tirelessly with the IKF […]

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May 10, 2018
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has attracted interest from around the world since its inception.  In 1905 Carl Fisher had a view of the future: “Indianapolis is going to be the world’s greatest center of horseless carriage manufacturer, what could be more logical than building the world’s greatest racetrack right here?” Designed and built for the […]

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e-Kart: Nicholas Deskins – evGrand Prix Kart Project – Part 1

High school sophomore using engineering project to take initial career steps

May 09, 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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May 09, 2018
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The Route 66 Sprint Series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports opened the season at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana on April 27-29.  Although the wind and cool temperatures kept everyone bundled up, the racing was outstanding.  About 150 entries spread across 10 classes took to the “National Track” each […]

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May 08, 2018
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The newest show to hit the EKN Radio Network is ‘Operation Grassroots’, a podcast geared solely on the foundation of the sport. The hub of the show will be discussion centered on the grassroots level of karting, from club racing to regional racing, all focused around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. Our #OperationGrassroots […]

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

Yu scores first X30 Senior victory as LeDuc repeats last year’s S1 triumph

May 06, 2018
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It is the end of a long, hot and busy weekend at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility for all the competitors at the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals. It reached record highs in the Glendale, Arizona area, topping out at 106 degrees, making it a challenge for the officials, racers, team members and family […]

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

Wick and Norberg lead five sweeps on the day at PKRA

May 05, 2018
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It was a very hot and challenging day at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association with the first day of racing for the 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals. The temperature at the Glendale, Arizona facility rose to triple digits, reaching 103 degrees before the sun began setting in the west as the podiums were completed. […]

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

Big fields for IAME divisions set for PKRA facility

May 03, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour resumes this weekend as the national program travels to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. The season began with an exciting weekend at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans for the second annual WinterNationals, featuring over 200 drivers in the Honda and IAME divisions. Now, […]

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

Stock Honda championships heat up heading to Phoenix

May 02, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour resumes this weekend as the national program travels to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. The season began with an exciting weekend at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans for the second annual WinterNationals, featuring over 200 drivers in the Honda and IAME divisions. Now, […]

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EKN Radio Network Introduces New App

Stream audio content on your mobile device

May 01, 2018
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The first few months of the year have been packed with exciting racing, and the EKN staff has enjoyed being trackside for nine events already, attending SKUSA, WKA, COTA and USPKS races to fire up the 2018 season. Our EKN Live play-by-play broadcasts from each of these races were then streamed on the EKN Radio […]

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