Jun 04, 2020
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If you build it, they will come No, this isn’t Iowa. It’s Nebraska. And we are not talking about baseball, it’s racing. If you look at the map of the United States of America, Nebraska is the direct center of the 48 adjoining states. Part of the Great Plains, the ‘Cornhusker State’ is known just […]

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May 13, 2020
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Article by Blake Hunt Lifers. The karting paddock is filled with people who have spent the majority of their lives either in the seat or with a wrench in their hands. In a way, that says something about our sport and how it consumes a person. Once you’re in, the thought of being absent from […]

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Kart Track Information: Updates Regarding COVID-19

Track and club status to be updated regularly

Apr 29, 2020
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This status update document has been assembled to help inform the karting community here in the United States and Canada regarding the current status of our tracks and clubs, whether they are closed, opened on a limited basis, or now beginning their racing season. We ask all tracks and clubs to send us information or […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: March 2020 – Caleb Gafrarar

PSL Karting / Birel ART driver scored championship at Florida Winter Tour

Apr 20, 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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Briggs & Stratton 206 Seal Expired: Now What?

Early sealed engines now unapproved for competition in 2020 and beyond

Apr 17, 2020
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The 2020 season marks a new era for the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine package. The catalyst of the ‘Operation Grassroots’ movement here in North America has spread to new areas around the world, and the engine remains one of the easiest avenues for bringing racers back to the sport or introducing new drivers to […]

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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 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 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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Paddock Insider: 2020 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals

Catch up on all of the stories from NOLA

Mar 13, 2020
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is part of our Trackside coverage, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will feature notes from trackside at the 2020 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals, which is being held this week at the NOLA Motorsports in New Orleans, LA. This is insider info will not be […]

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Team Diary: Racing for Children’s – SimCraft 24 Hours of Orlando – Post Race Report

Charity race team finishes 18th overall with P13 in class for 24 hour race in Orlando

Mar 10, 2020
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A total of 34 teams took part in the SimCraft 24 Hours of Orlando endurance race at the Orlando Kart Center on January 31-February 2. 2020 marked the second edition of the 24-hour race, with all entries competing with the Briggs & Stratton 206 powerplant. Among those that returned for the second year is the Racing […]

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Mar 04, 2020
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A familiar face remains at the top of the 2020 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA. Beginning the new season carries over much of the 2019 results, and with that keeps the four-time SKUSA Pro Tour champion Ryan Norberg at the top of the standings. A total of 11 rounds of the 121 […]

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Mar 03, 2020
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The dynamics of shifterkart racing here in the United States is in a new era, with unique engine formats and series providing the opportunity for drivers to bang a six-speed gearbox. The 2020 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA continues to follow that which was set last year, including the many series and […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: January 2020 – Hunter Pickett

GFC driver sweeps Challenge of the Americas opening event in Tucson

Feb 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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Feb 13, 2020
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Preparation is key to not only getting on the track, but to be quick each and every lap. One element to have flawless performance is organization within your pit area and garage space. Streeter Super Stands has all the right pieces to put your working space looking like an F1 garage. Streeter Super Stands is […]

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Jan 30, 2020
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A total of 34 teams will attempt to complete a stint of two times around the clock at the upcoming SimCraft 24 Hours of Orlando endurance race at the Orlando Kart Center on January 31-February 2. 2020 marks the second edition of the 24-hour race, with all entries competing with the Briggs & Stratton 206 […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: December 2019 – Randy Fulks

Mr. Daytona adds to win total at WKA KartWeek

Jan 28, 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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Jan 08, 2020
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A new season and a new decade of karting has arrived, now that we are fully into 2020. Winter championships are getting underway in the warmer regions of the United States as the rest of the country waits patiently for the spring and summer months to appear. Until then, the karting community will be in […]

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OnTrack – Margay Ignite K3

EKN Publisher joins the Ignite family at the Battle at the Brickyard

Jan 02, 2020
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With a new season of Margay Ignite events ready to launch for 2020 – both Ignite Majors and Ignite Challenge races – the timing is perfect for our Editor-in-Chief Rob Howden to detail his first opportunity to compete in an Ignite event. Rob participated in the USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: November 2019 – Danny Formal

Two major victories for Costa Rican at ROK the RIO and SuperNationals 23

Dec 20, 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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