Jul 01, 2020
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The following is a statement from June 30 regarding the 2020 KPX Karting Championship season. As we all know 2020 has been a wild year so far. We have been working hard to change the schedule around and get everything lined up for you all to at least get some decent racing in. Everything was […]

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Jul 01, 2020
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The start to the new ProAm Karting Championship at the Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati has been delayed even further, this time by weather. The Batavia, Ohio facility has been under a transformation since the start of the 2020 calendar. Formerly a ‘member-only’ track, MCC has transitioned in ownership recently, and the new owner Shawn […]

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Jun 25, 2020
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The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week […]

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Jun 24, 2020
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With the uncertainty of when the state will reach Phase 5 of Restore Illinois, and with a strong commitment to the health and safety of the racers, volunteers, staff and spectators, the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, has announced that this year’s Labor Day weekend event will not be […]

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Jun 18, 2020
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The following is a statement regarding the third event of the 2020 schedule for the Cup Karts North America Champions Cup. After gutting our schedule due to the Corona Virus, our revised announcement only set 3 dates for the 2020 Champions Cup season. As we had always said, we felt strongly that we needed a […]

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Jun 17, 2020
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The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week […]

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Jun 05, 2020
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The 2020 season marks the sixth year for the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series program. Combining tracks from both Canada and the United States, Briggs provides a points system to compare sprint kart drivers from all over North America. Tracks and clubs were asked to enroll in the program prior to the start of […]

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May 20, 2020
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The 4th annual USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been moved back one week to July 30-August 2. This has been a very trying year for promoters across the world to say the least. Amid a pandemic, the effort to return to racing mixed with guidelines that differ from […]

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May 14, 2020
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At the beginning of April, Briggs & Stratton Racing announced a contest to name the mascot. In the one month the contest was open, over 2,600 different entries were submitted toward naming the mascot. Officials at Briggs narrowed it down to 25 before selecting the top-five nominations. Those five names were then put up to […]

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May 08, 2020
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The Ignite spec karting program has seen tremendous growth its first five years. We’ve seen some great racing, local tracks have enjoyed a boost in entries, we have raced at world famous venues and lifelong friendships have been made. Among the reasons for the program’s success is our relentless pursuit of continuity in both the […]

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May 07, 2020
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The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week […]

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May 06, 2020
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Voting has officially commenced for the Briggs & Stratton Racing Mascot Name Contest. Over the last month, racers from all over the world submitted more than 2,600 different names toward naming the mascot. Officials at Briggs helped to narrow down that large group to 25 before selecting the top-five nominations. “We were simply blown away […]

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May 06, 2020
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The following is a statement from Cup Karts North America regarding the second event of the 2020 schedule, set for May 15-17 at East Lansing Kart Track in Michigan. These are trying times for all of us. Whether or not you or somebody close to you has contracted the COVID-19 virus, we all have been […]

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May 01, 2020
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The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week […]

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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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Apr 16, 2020
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Margay Racing is one of the most historic karting brands in the United States. Their focus on grassroots racing around their Ignite Karting platform of spec chassis and spec Briggs & Stratton 206 powerplant have helped to ease the transition for people jumping into the sport of karting, and provided a great place for former […]

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Apr 06, 2020
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The following is a statement from Cup Karts North America regarding their Spring Nationals, originally scheduled for April 17-19 at Whiteland Raceway Park in Indiana. We have been holding out hope that the risk would subside in time for us to run the 2020 Spring Nationals as planned. However, given the multiple “Stay at Home” […]

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Mar 31, 2020
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Racers, young and old, have an opportunity to make history. The Briggs & Stratton racing mascot has been without a name for a long period of time. The company behind the popular Briggs 206 engine package has announced a naming contest for the mascot. Prizes for the contest include the following: 1st: New Briggs & […]

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Mar 03, 2020
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Margay Racing and Oakland Valley Race Park (OVRP) are proud to announce the addition of Ignite Senior to their 2020 class structure. Just over an hour from New York City, located in Cuddebackville, NY – OVRP’s newly paved 0.75 mile kart circuit serves as New York’s premier karting destination. The newly added spec Ignite class […]

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Feb 20, 2020
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Building on double-digit growth in 2019, Margay Racing is excited to announce the return of the Ignite Challenge Series for its third season. Utilizing the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine, Ignite racing offers competitive, affordable and driver-focused kart racing that appeals to racers looking for the ‘next-step’ from rental karts and also the experienced racer […]

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