May 10, 2021
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The Route 66 Sprint Series, in conjunction with the Buckeye Karting Challenge, are proud to present the inaugural KA100 – 206 Sprint Nationals. The Route 66 Sprint Series, the oldest regional traveling sprint series in the country, known for promoting great racing in the Midwest, has teamed up with Ohio’s home for grassroots sprint karting, […]

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Apr 28, 2021
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In just five weeks, karts will again return to the South Park in Quincy, Illinois for what will be the 33rd time. The historic Quincy Grand Prix returns on June 5-6, restoring what was lost in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It began in 1970 with promoter Gus Traeder putting on the first event, […]

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Apr 13, 2021
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The Wisconsin Cheesehead Challenge state championship, presented by Boucher Automotive Group and MG Tires is set to open its inaugural season at CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex on the famous Road America grounds. A 4 round, two weekend championship will determine the best karters in Wisconsin for 2 cycle and 4 cycle classes. The Cheesehead Challenge series […]

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Buckeye Karting Challenge and Klotz Extend Partnership Agreement

Klotz to be Title Sponsor of the BKC State Championship Series through 2025

Apr 12, 2021
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The Buckeye Karting Challenge and Klotz Synthetic Lubricants have come to an agreement which will extend their partnership through 2025. Klotz has been a strong supporter of karting throughout their history and this agreement cements their place as title sponsor for the BKC State Championship Series for years to come. Along with their sponsorship commitment, […]

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Deadline Near for Briggs Weekly Racing Series

Contact your local club to get on-board this program

Apr 09, 2021
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We were talking with the good folks at Briggs Racing this week, and Dan Roche reminded us that next week is the final week for tracks and clubs to enroll in the 2021 Briggs Weekly Racing Series Powered by RLV. The deadline is April 15. This is a tremendous program with tons of great prizes. […]

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USAC Karting’s Thor Industries Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix Returns

Annual event back on schedule on August 13-14, 2021

Apr 05, 2021
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After taking a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Thor Industries Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix will return this summer on August 13th-14th. The extra time has given the City of Elkhart the opportunity to finish the renovation of Central Park and also finish construction on the Jackson Street Bridge. As we move forward […]

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Mar 19, 2021
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A unique and grassroots-based program has been established in the northwest area of the United States. The Northwest Border War Challenge will feature a three-race series based around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. What makes the program different will be the point structure and format for the championship, focused on not individual performance […]

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Mar 17, 2021
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The challenge of bouncing back is nothing new to the Quincy Grand Prix. Created in 1970, the street race conducted in South Park of Quincy, Illinois made a strong run of four decades, until the streak ended after the 2001 edition. Terry Traeder, all-time race winner and son of founder Gus Traeder, felt the area […]

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Race Report: 2021 Cup Karts North America Spring Nationals

Meier, Donald and Lloyd among the eight different winners in Charlotte

Mar 08, 2021
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The Cup Karts North America program hosted its second edition of the Spring Nationals this past weekend, running this year on the newly repaved kart track located inside the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Midwest-based organization is expanding in 2021, launching the new CKNA South Division program in Florida, while also moving their Spring Nationals event […]

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Feb 19, 2021
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Evinco has been in support of the KPX Karting Championship since 2017. Evinco was developed using the design of the MG tire that we had previously used to be distributed across the West coast. After having such great success with the MG tire and input from the racers we decided to jump on board with […]

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Feb 10, 2021
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The heavily anticipated 2021 Ignite Challenge schedule has arrived with a fresh new take on regional spec Ignite racing. Our mission to provide racers a fast, fun, fair series is realized with the addition of a brand new facility and an epic 2-day championship closing event at the newly repaved TNT Kartways. Despite the difficult […]

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Feb 09, 2021
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The Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by Franklin Motorsports and MG Tires is happy to announce that they have partnered with the Buckeye Karting Challenge to create a unique, one-off motorsports event.  Route 66 has been the gold standard for regional sprint racing in the Midwest, with a history spanning back over 25 years.  The […]

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Dec 09, 2020
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Established in 2020, the ProAm Karting Championship has confirmed the plans for the 2021 season at the Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati. The facility in Batavia, Ohio went under a complete facelift of the facility regarding new amenities, expanded paddock and much more during the last 12 months, with continued improvements coming for 2021. The […]

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Dec 08, 2020
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The Motorsports division at Briggs & Stratton, LLC has released the Briggs 206 Rule Set for the 2021 racing season, effective December 14, 2020. The 2021 Rule Set returns to the tradition of minor changes which has led to the platform becoming the “go-to” engine for 4-cycle kart racers worldwide. “We made great strides in […]

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Dec 04, 2020
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One karting series that continued to grow during the 2020 season was the Buckeye Karting Challenge. The state championship traveling series in Ohio hosted six race weekends this past season, averaging 125 entries per event over the course of the year with a mix of 4-Cycle and 2-Cycle categories. Klotz Synthetic Lubricants returns as the […]

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Nov 24, 2020
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LO206 Cadet Final: Alyssa Vascocu started on pole and maintained the lead on the opening lap while Logan Buice passed Kai Mars for second on the opening lap. On lap three Buice spun at turn two, taking him out of contention for the win while Oliver Piatek overtook Mars on the same lap to move […]

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Nov 24, 2020
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The state of Ohio is strong when it comes to the grassroots level of our sport. A long list of racing circuits host karters throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons to help provide an outlet for those searching to fulfill their need for speed. One of the newest to join the party is the […]

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Nov 23, 2020
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The 2020 racing season tested the karting industry, teams, competitors, and the community as a whole. While the beginning weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic brought a sense of unknown to many, the sport of karting shined in the second half of the year with growing numbers of racers hitting the race track across North America. […]

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Nov 19, 2020
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The 2020 season did not include the growing regional program of the KPX Karting Championship. With the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, certain areas were affected differently. Northern California was shut down for gatherings much longer than other areas of the United States and forced the cancellation of the 2020 KPX program. As the calendar […]

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Nov 16, 2020
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At the end of October, the Cup Karts North America announced half of the schedule for the 2021 season for the Champions Cup program. Over the weekend, CKNA completed the events for what is now the North Division thanks to the creation of the new South Division that will make its debut next season. The […]

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