The Rock Celebrating 25th Anniversary in 2019

Rock Island Grand Prix is a karting ‘bucket list’ event

Jul 15, 2019
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For the last 25 years, the Rock Island Grand Prix has been one of the core karting events in North America. We use the term ‘bucket list’ when describing the race because it’s a one-of-a-kind event that every karter should experience at least once. That said, if you attend once, you’re very likely coming back. […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – June 28

Norberg, Jarsocrak and Brooks remain top contenders for top position

Jul 02, 2019
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The eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA during the month of June was very similar to the Shifterkart schedule with 27 main events included to close out the first half of 2019. The ROK Cup USA Festival, California ProKart Challenge, and United States Pro Kart Series highlighted the month and provided the […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Shifterkart – June 28

Order remains unchanged at the top with Myers, Wick and Musgrave holding top-three positions

Jul 01, 2019
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A total of 23 main events counting toward the eKartingNews.com Shifterkart Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA are scheduled for the month of June. A number of them were happening over the final weekend as we look to what will be a busy July. The opportunities were there, but with no event above 8.5 […]

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Endurance Karting: The Original Arrive-and-Drive Program

Program provides crucial avenue to bring new racers into the sport

Jun 10, 2019
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The discussion of how to grow the sport of karting is one that continues year after year. The simple solution is getting people into the seat and driving, no matter the chassis, engine or tire. Let the experience sell itself. Different tracks and clubs have their own unique views on how to market to new […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: May 2019 – Ryan Norberg

Three-time SKUSA Pro Tour champion dominates SpringNationals, wins inaugural Stars & Stripes Trophy

Jun 06, 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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Faces of the Grid: Gary Carlton

A life’s work for GFC bloomed in late 2018 with own chassis brand and race team

Jun 03, 2019
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By Blake Hunt Gary, something, Carlton? The F is a secret which has yet to be revealed. Going back to the late 1990s and the early days of Superkarts! USA, Carlton has been a force behind the wheel of a shifterkart. From his days as a Trackmagic factory driver, to his most recent exploits behind […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – May 27

Three-time SKUSA champ Norberg continues reign at top, now challenged by Jarsocrak

May 31, 2019
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The top spot of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA has become a familiar position for Ryan Norberg. For the last two seasons, the Florida driver has finished the year at the top of the standings. The reigning three-time Superkarts! USA champion seems to be in position to earn the top […]

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May 30, 2019
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The numbers continue to increase for the eKartingNews.com Shifterkart Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA. This month’s release features 230 drivers, and increase from April’s standings thanks to the expansion of the program in 2019 from the Stock Moto platform. A number of events were calculated into the newest standings, however, the top three […]

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2019 EKN Constructors Championship: May 17

Tony Kart begins new season still at the top in North America

May 20, 2019
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The 2019 EKN Constructors Championship is underway, with a number of events completed during the first four months of the year. This year’s edition of the EKN CC – focused on major national and regional events from coast-to-coast –  welcomes 56 rounds of racing including 10 series/programs. Nearly half of the rounds for 2019 have […]

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Quincy Grand Prix 2019 – Bigger and Better

Last year’s successful return of ‘The Park’ fueling growth for current edition

May 17, 2019
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In just over a month, one of the sport’ legendary events will welcome over 300 entries to what is certainly one of American karting’s most unique tracks.  The Quincy Grand Prix or ‘the Park’, as veterans still call it, was revived last June after a 15-year layoff and the support from the community was staggering.  […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2019 – Spencer Conrad

Nitro Kart driver gaining momentum during first half of season

May 16, 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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Mechanic Minutes: Dan Schlosser – FIA Karting Championship Academy Trophy – Germany

Longtime industry veteran provides his insights into the opening round of 2019 program with Team USA driver Luca Mars

May 14, 2019
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2019 marks the 10th season for the FIA Karting Academy Trophy program, which opened up at the Pro Kart Raceland facility in Wackersdorf, Germany on May 2-5. The United States have sent drivers to race in the unique championship series against drivers from all over the world. The 2019 season is welcoming 51 young drivers […]

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Introducing Mad Old Nut Racing / Croc Promotion USA

SoCal operation expanding with top driver acquisitions

Apr 29, 2019
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One of the hottest teams on the national scene in 2019 has been Mad Old Nut Racing and Croc Promotion USA.  The importer of the Croc Promotion brand made a significant move this off-season to step up their game and expand their US footprint, bringing #1 ranked AJ Myers and standout Andrew Bujdoso together to […]

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2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Eric Fagan

Ohio Valley Karting Association champion claims top spot in North America

Apr 26, 2019
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The 2018 season marked the fourth year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Presented by RLV. The purpose of the effort is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 program across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. Through the support […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – April 24

Reigning three-time SKUSA champion Norberg improves score to hold #1 ranking

Apr 26, 2019
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The 2019 eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA remain similar to that of the 2018 program, unlike the change to the updated ‘Shifterkart’ category. The events and series included did expand the schedule from 134 to 150 races that will be counted towards the 2019 program. The busy first four months of […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Shifterkart – April 24

Myers remains top driver as program begins new era for six-speed racing

Apr 25, 2019
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The 2019 season marks a new era for the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings. The shift in the industry in regards to six-speed engine packages has forced an evolution in the events and series that we include in our Driver Rankings program. Dating back to the early years of the rankings that were found in the pages […]

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2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – John Buzza

Multi-time Manitoba Karting Association champion claims top spot in Canadian standings

Apr 24, 2019
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The 2018 season marked the fourth year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Presented by RLV. The purpose of the effort is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 program across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. Through the support […]

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Industry Insider: J3 Competition – The Return of Rotax

Karting industry veterans embrace global Rotax to re-introduce formula to United States

Apr 23, 2019
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For the last 15 years, J3 Competition has been one of the foundation businesses in American karting.  The operation is headed up by the three ‘J’s’ in Jim and John Giacomelli and Justin Stefani.  In their early years, the shop competed with and imported the  Kosmic chassis line, winning races and championships in a multitude […]

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2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Logan Julien

Badger Kart Club Sportsman champion claims top spot in North America

Apr 22, 2019
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The 2018 season marked the fourth year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Presented by RLV. The purpose of the effort is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 program across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. Through the support […]

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2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Stephen Bachalo

Longtime Manitoba Karting Association driver finishes season second-best in Canada

Apr 19, 2019
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2018 season marked the fourth year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Presented by RLV. The purpose of the effort is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 program across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. Through the support […]

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