EKN Trackside: Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 – Preview

Record Briggs 206 event set for this weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park

Oct 03, 2019
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The Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 is set for this coming weekend (October 4-6) at the iconic New Castle Motorsports Park. The third edition of the Briggs & Stratton 206 ‘Runoffs’ style event continues to grow, with over 250 entries already confirmed to battle in eight categories. The event has grown from nearly […]

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Oct 02, 2019
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The Ignite Challenge Series returned to competition at the historic TNT Kartways in Quincy, IL. Noted in the driver meeting, track owner Terry Trader, announced that the circuit will receive a repave for the 2020 season along with a return of the Ignite Challenge Series. The current aging track surface mixed with concrete and asphalt […]

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Sep 25, 2019
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The Margay Racing Factory Team from St. Louis, Missouri is headed to the Third Annual CKNA Grand Nationals at New Castle Motorsports Park this October. “With the growth of the series and the amount of competition involved, it was something that we could not miss out on”, exclaimed Margay Racing owner Keith Freber. “It’s currently […]

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Sep 24, 2019
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After carefully considering the INSANE number of track configurations that New Castle Motorsports Park has to offer, our race staff has decided to name “Track 43” the official track configuration for Grand Nationals 3! Yes, this is the same configuration we ran for the 2018 Grand Nationals. After talking with multiple competitors from last year […]

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Sep 16, 2019
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The ‘Operation Grassroots’ is 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 movement has been based around the Briggs powerplant, […]

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Sep 10, 2019
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The Margay Ignite Series Round 8 at the Gateway Kartplex ran on the Supertrack 3.0 layout last Saturday morning to head into the later-half of the season. The new layout proved to be ultra-technical with lap times doubling the norm. To assist with the parity of the series, race officials claimed Hunter Richardson and Reid […]

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Aug 28, 2019
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One of the biggest questions all year long has been, “What will the race format for Grand Nationals 3 be?” Well the wait is over… here is the format for the biggest 4-cycle event of 2019: Qualifying 3 Heat races Features So how will it all work? Qualifying will set the grids for Heat 1. […]

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Aug 23, 2019
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The Margay Ignite Series Round 7 at the Gateway Kartplex kicked off the Bommarito 500 Indycar race week at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, IL last Saturday night. It was contested on the traditional configuration, under the lights, shading the drivers from the hot St. Louis weather. Ignite Senior Points leader, Hunter Richardson, set […]

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Aug 22, 2019
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Temperatures in the high nineties, the newest school season, and the busiest weekend of  206 competition in the country did not deter the points finale for the Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series from enjoying great numbers, as the series wrapped up its second season of competition at Lamar County Speedway in Barnesville, Georgia. With a […]

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Aug 21, 2019
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One of the longest running events in United States karting – the Rock Island Grand Prix – is about to write the 25th chapter of the famed Labor Day street race. Each year, a group of volunteers plan and execute a two-day racing festival in the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois. The Quad Cities […]

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Margay Racing Partners With Whiteland Raceway Park

Legendary names working together to grow Indiana’s grassroots karting scene

Aug 06, 2019
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St. Louis, MO (August, 7 2019) – Margay Racing is proud to announce that Whiteland Raceway Park in Whiteland, IN has become its newest authorized Margay dealer. The new partnership between longtime kart industry leader Margay Racing and America’s longest running asphalt sprint karting facility, Whiteland Raceway Park, is focused on bringing new racers to […]

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Aug 01, 2019
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The third round of the Ignite Challenge Series returned to the Autobahn Kart Circuit at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL as the first major event at the renovated track. The new surface, added elevation change and extended layout made for a challenging and demanding circuit that rated very high within the paddock. The series […]

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Jul 11, 2019
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The following is a statement from Briggs & Stratton, released on July 10, 2019. It was brought to our attention that a clutch system recently released on the market was being marketed as being approved by Briggs & Stratton Racing.  This clutch, called the ‘snap your neck’ was never approved by Briggs and Stratton Racing […]

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Morning Coffee – A New Brickyard Experience

Initial thoughts after a memorable IMS weekend

Jul 10, 2019
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It’s a trip I’d take any day. The drive from the I-465 exit east on Crawfordsville Road toward the corner of 16th and Georgetown in Speedway, IN has the same effect on me as it did the very first time I made that journey numerous years ago. Every time I roll down that road, my […]

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Jun 28, 2019
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As the Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series heads to the second half of the season, and prepares for its newest venue in July at Sandy Hook Speedway in Street Maryland, Whiteford, Maryland Junior competitor Collin Miller is prepped and ready to defend his home turf next month, after sweeping the Coyote Motorsports/ Brads Heating and […]

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Jun 26, 2019
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Registration is now open for the next round of the Cup Karts North America Champions Cup season, set for Badger Kart Club’s Wolf Paving Raceway on July 12-14 in Dousman, Wisconsin. With all the great opportunities this summer for adult 206 racers, the younger drivers may feel left out. CKNA worked with Briggs & Stratton […]

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Jun 19, 2019
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Cup Karts North America keeps on rolling. Their Champions Cup points series returned to North Liberty Indiana’s Michiana Raceway Park boasting a field of nearly 200 entries for Saturday and Sunday competition! Going into the weekend, the weather looked bleak. Heavy rains had pounded the region for the days prior, and the race weekend looked […]

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Jun 05, 2019
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This week is the annual trip to The Park. Last year, karting patriarch Terry Traeder revived the famous Quincy Grand Prix. Its return sparked a passion for pushing man and machine to the edge around one of the most challenging road courses in North America. On June 8-9, karters will tackle the 1-mile course once […]

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Jun 05, 2019
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Ignite racing returned to action at the Gateway Kartplex last Saturday for double-header competition on the backwards configuration. The sun made its rare appearance for the event after weeks of consistent rainfall providing great racing action through the day. Prior to the event, Kartplex drivers and families paid tribute to fellow driver, Tom Newlon, who […]

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Jun 05, 2019
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Round One of the Pitt Race LO206 series was Saturday, May 25 on the Wilson Circuit. Over 40 racers across four different classes: Kid Kart, Cadet/Sportsman, Junior, and Royale Racing Sr. The Kid Kart class ran half of the Wilson Circuit. Griffin Vukich ended practice and qualifying with the better lap of 56.054, a full […]

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