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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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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Cup Karts North America Spring Nationals Welcomes Big Numbers

Briggs & Stratton regional program hosts over 100 drivers to open 2019 in Norway, Illinois

May 15, 2019
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The 2019 season is underway for the Cup Karts North America program, opening up with the Spring Nationals at the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway. The series, now in its sixth year, worked its magic as did the racers, getting everyone on board to commit to the first event with a record-breaking 268 total entries for […]

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Gateway Kartplex Ignite Series: Round 2 Recap

Gateway’s 50th Ignite Series Event

May 09, 2019
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Last Saturday marked the 50th Ignite Series race in Gateway Kartplex’s history, starting back with their first event in the Fall of 2014. In honor of the 50th event, the field was challenged with 25 lap features and standing starts on Gateway’s “no-chicane” layout. St. Louis’s premier karting complex was welcomed with a record turnout […]

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May 09, 2019
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Competitive karting comes to the SteelStacks Grand Prix for the first time as the Father’s Day weekend event welcomes the F-Series racing program on Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16. Racing enthusiasts are invited to watch all the action trackside, with admission free and open to the public. A competitive karting series for youth to adults, […]

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May 02, 2019
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After a wet first half of April, the Ignite Series at Gateway Kartplex was able to send off their first round of the season under the lights last Saturday, April 27. As always, the Gateway Kartplex kicked off the season on the traditional track layout. The event started with beautiful weather under the sun and […]

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Apr 25, 2019
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The Anderson Sertoma Club and Mayor Thomas Broderick, Jr. will be presenting the 25th Annual Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix this weekend the 27th and 28th of April. This year the race will be held in downtown Anderson. Staging will take place in the WorkOne parking lot. It is expected that the race will be a […]

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Apr 10, 2019
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The Margay Ignite Challenge Series started their season last Saturday at Springfield, Illinois’ Mid-State Kart Club. Returning for its third season in 2019, the Ignite Challenge introduces the popular spec Ignite program to a regional level of racing. Traveling to five existing Midwest area Ignite tracks, the Challenge schedule will make a stop at the […]

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Industry Insider: Shawn Bayliff – Trinity Karting Group

Growing team has packed tent for New Castle club program

Apr 03, 2019
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Over the past five years, Shawn Bayliff has been working non-stop to grow his program – Trinity Karting Group – into one of the East Coast’s core race teams. In the process, he’s built one of the strongest club and regional operations in the Midwest, even though TKG is based at the unique Motorsports Country […]

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Apr 02, 2019
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Q: What will top 20,000 and grow to over $200,000 in 2019? A: The total number of competitors since this series began 5 years ago and the prize value we will have been able to give back to participating clubs. The sign up for the 2019 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series is LIVE! “We […]

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Mar 18, 2019
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That’s right, you can get free tires at the Spring Nationals at Concept Haulers! We spent a lot of time this off season trying to figure out what programs and specials we could put together to attract more racers to our events. We also wanted to design some programs to reward our racers that attend […]

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Feb 21, 2019
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The 2019 midwest karting season is still closing in despite the fact that a polar vortex hit the area hard over the last month. Cup Karts North America is gearing up for its sixth season of promoting Briggs 206 karting, and they are preparing for a five-event CKNA Champions Cup, in addition to their third […]

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Feb 19, 2019
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Margay Racing, the leading U.S. manufacturer of racing karts and accessories and exclusive North American distributor of Hoosier Racing Tires, announces Gateway Kartplex choosing Hoosier as its spec tire through 2019. The Gateway Kartplex features a fast 11-turn layout centered in-between turns 1 and 2 of the Gateway Motorsports Park oval. With grandstands towering over […]

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