eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: September 2020 – John Bonanno

New Jersey driver earns second trip to Rotax Grand Finals beating the best in Masters

Oct 21, 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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GFC Karting Strengthened Despite COVID Hurdles

Gary Carlton has grown his team and program throughout 2020

Oct 20, 2020
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

In 2018, veteran American karting star Gary Carlton took all his knowledge, experience and pedigree from a decade-plus as the country’s top shifterkart driver and only European factory pilot, and bet his future on his new eponymous brand – GFC Karting. Anchored by top quality material and Gary own designs and component choices, Carlton’s company […]

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2020 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – September 25

Top-10 remains unchanged as Deukmedjian continues as lead driver

Sep 29, 2020
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The 2020 season is nearing the end as the month of October is just around the corner. The events counting toward the EKN TaG Driver Rankings is diminishing as well, with only a handful of events remaining on the calendar. The cancellation of the SKUSA SuperNationals 24 in Las Vegas could be a major factor, […]

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2020 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Shifterkart – September 25, 2020

Top three remain unchanged with French, Formal and Myers

Sep 28, 2020
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The last month did not feature any major events to shift the order atop the EKN Shifterkart Driver Rankings. The cancellation of the Rock Island Grand Prix is the true factor in the change among those top-10, but club and regional events helped to add to the race count for those fighting in the top-50. […]

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Sep 17, 2020
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Today’s date – September 17, 2020 – marks the 20th anniversary of the day that the electronic doors opened at eKartingNews.com. It was during the 2000 Superkarts! USA World Finals in Norman, Oklahoma that EKN was born. Yes, current EKN Publisher Rob Howden was trackside announcing the event, but he was there with Shifter Kart […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: August 2020 – Bryson Morris

Rolison Performance Group driver earns two SKUSA Pro Tour championships in 2020

Sep 14, 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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Sep 04, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 United States Pro Kart Series Badger State Grand Prix from the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America. EKN Managing Editor David Cole is trackside in Elkhart […]

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2020 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – August 28

Deukmedjian takes over top position ahead of Mars and Norberg, all separated by four points

Sep 01, 2020
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

The last three months have seen a lot of karting since the COVID-19 pandemic put racing on pause. Club programs began the return to racing, with regional and national events following. With racing back, so is the EKN TaG Driver Rankings as we release the first standings since February. A number of events across the […]

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2020 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Shifterkart – August 28, 2020

French sets the bar as Formal and Myers keep fight close at the top

Aug 31, 2020
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To say the 2020 karting season has been unique is an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic halted racing, and along with that, delayed the progress of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings. Racing resumed at the beginning of June and programs around the country adjusted their calendars to fit in all the racing that was originally scheduled. Fresh […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: July 2020 – Scott Kopp

Franklin Motorsports driver doubles up at USPKS opener in Masters class

Aug 26, 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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From the Tower: 2020 SKUSA Pro Tour Summer Festival

Two-week marathon packs six rounds of racing into two weekends at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 25, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

It has been over a year since I last wrote a column surrounding a race weekend. During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, that was all I did every week. Now that racing, especially karting, is back strong, it’s great to write, photograph, and just enjoy the action that is kart racing. The last […]

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Jun 08, 2020
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The CRG brand is one of the most reputable and successful manufacturers in karting around the world. The list of names to carry the CRG colors during their time in the sport of karting is legendary; Zanardi, Liuzzi, Kubica, Hamilton, Rosberg, Verstappen, Thonon, De Conto, and many more. The brand was founded in 1986, but […]

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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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