Penultimate Event for 2021 California ProKart Challenge Next Weekend

Fifth round of the Superkarts! USA regional program heads to Willow Springs

Sep 05, 2021
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The California ProKart Challenge is set to resume the 2021 season over the September 11-12 weekend with a trip to the Willow Springs International Raceway. The Rosamond, California facility is set to host Round Five of the six-round championship program for the Superkarts! USA regional series. The 6/10-mile, nine-turn course will be run in the […]

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K1 Circuit Breaks Ground in Southern California

First premier outdoor kart track by K1 Speed

Sep 03, 2021
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Following posts to social media yesterday, and the arrival of the official announcement to the EKN NewsDesk today, we can confirm that K1 Speed has finally begun construction of the new CIK-FIA track that has long been rumored for Southern California. The region is hungry for a new top-level karting facility, so this is extremely […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

26th edition of world famous street race hits the Quad Cities area once again

Sep 03, 2021
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It has been 733 days since karts were zooming around the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois. The 2021 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix is one of the most anticipated in recent years following the cancellation of last year’s event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Labor Day weekend marks the 26th running […]

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Sep 02, 2021
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The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to provide a show as part of the EKN Radio Network. The EKN OutLap is a preview podcast show, geared at providing you the top stories, breaking news, and championship battles going […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Visits Kart Circuit Autobahn

Penultimate event of 2021 sends program back to greater Chicago area

Sep 02, 2021
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The third stop of the 2021 Route 66 Sprint Series – presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports – was a return to the Kart Circuit Autobahn facility in Joliet, Illinois. The kart track inside the Autobahn Country Club, south of downtown Chicago, has gone over a makeover since the last series visit in 2017 […]

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Sep 01, 2021
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The run for the Duffy begins now as registration for the 2021 IKF Sprint GrandNationals event is opening today, September 1, at 8pm EDT. The 2021 edition of the International Kart Federation event is scheduled for October 15-17 with the Prairie City Kart Track in Rancho Cordova, California serving as host. The three-day event will […]

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Aug 31, 2021
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The 26th running of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, this year will feature 17 racing classes. Admission is free to this family-oriented event. This year the focus has been on creating other things to do downtown beyond just enjoying the races. Racing is schedule for 8 a.m. to […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Caleb Gafrarar – FIA Karting Academy Trophy – Italy

North Carolina driver hits middle event of 2021 international program

Aug 30, 2021
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The EKN Driver Diary has returned in 2021 as we once again follow the progress of the United States representative at the FIA Karting Academy Trophy. The program is in its ninth season, welcoming drivers from all over the world to compete in the three-race program alongside the KZ/KZ2 European Championship and World Cup events. […]

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Aug 30, 2021
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The following is a statement sent out by Cup Karts North America regarding recent social media posts discussing a recent disqualification at the South Division event at Bushnell Motorsports Park on August 21. There has been lengthy discussions popping up in multiple places online regarding a disqualification that took place at round 4 of the […]

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Aug 27, 2021
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There was a strong field for the Tillotson T225 category at the inaugural US Karting Grand Prix event with 15 drivers competing for victory. There was a significant prize up for grabs with the final Tillotson T4 World Cup Ticket being allocated to the winner along with a $2,000 cash prize! It resulted in a […]

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Aug 26, 2021
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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. Episode 37 of […]

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California ROK Championship Confirms Return to Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in 2022

Double-header weekend in Oregon returning next season for ROK Cup USA series

Aug 26, 2021
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The California ROK Championship is set to conclude its third season with the series finale scheduled for the September 11-12 at the Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. The series, along with Challenge of the Americas program in the winter time, have welcomed record numbers in 2021. The California summer series branched out this year, similar […]

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Aug 26, 2021
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The 2022 Stars Championship Series competition schedules is now official. The program will launch the season at their home facility, New Castle Motorsports Park in May. The second round returns the program to the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, scheduled for night racing during a June weekend. The series takes off one month […]

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Aug 25, 2021
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One of the most anticipated races of the year is the upcoming Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 5, scheduled for September 30-October 3 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Series and event promoters have issued a letter to help further explain some of the changes racers can expect to see, including the registration process […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: July 2021 – Carson Morgan

California driver sweeps Junior wins at USPKS and IAME USA Grand National Championship

Aug 25, 2021
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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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Aug 24, 2021
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Briggs & Stratton Racing has begun producing and shipping engines with a new flywheel for its product line-up, including the popular Local Option 206 engine. The new Briggs & Stratton flywheel marks an important step for the Company to open up the supply chain and address the order backlog while maintaining performance parity. “It’s very […]

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Aug 23, 2021
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Over the weekend, Superkarts! USA release on social media its 2022 schedule for the SKUSA Pro Tour and SKUSA Winter Series. The SKUSA Winter Series is set to return for the early weekends of January and February, similar to the weekend dates of 2021. The SKUSA Pro Tour is revamping its dates yet keeping the […]

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Aug 23, 2021
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Rock Island race officials have made 2 changes to the Supplemental Rules for Ignite classes in 2021. First, they have specified the 19T Clutch Drive Gear is mandatory (with a #35 chain). Second, they have amended the tire purchase rule. The RIGP has always agreed to run Ignite Rules and officials have determined that requiring competitors to purchase tires for Rock Island […]

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Aug 20, 2021
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Fresh off the success of the 2021 US Rotax Trophy Series East, Race Rotax has established the new Trophy Series West. The two-event program is set to begin on the August 27-29 weekend at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway facility in Colorado before moving to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association circuit on October 1-3 in […]

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Aug 20, 2021
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With three of the four 2021 events in the books, it’s time to start looking ahead to the 2022 program.  For 2022, the United States Pro Kart Series continues its successful partnership with MG Tires and IAME USA East, and looks to build on that solid base. USPKS has made a commitment to their customers […]

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