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 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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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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