Sep 17, 2021
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The Dart Kart Club – one of the oldest organizations in North American karting – is set to host another well-attended road racing event in one week. The sixth and final event of the DKC 2021 schedule is taking place on September 24-26 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Dart Kart Club was established in […]

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Sep 10, 2021
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After missing from the 2020 calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rock Island Grand Prix returned on the annual Labor Day weekend spot. Karts returned to the streets of Rock Island, Illinois for the 26th edition of the world’s largest street race. Over 200 entries battled over the two-day kart race festival, including the […]

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Sep 10, 2021
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The Quincy Grand Prix has enjoyed two comebacks. The first in 2018 when it returned to South Park in Quincy, Illinois following an 18 hiatus. The second was this June when karts made their way around ‘The Park’ after the 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Event promoter Terry Traeder along with […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

26th edition of world famous street race hits the Quad Cities area once again

Sep 03, 2021
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It has been 733 days since karts were zooming around the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois. The 2021 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix is one of the most anticipated in recent years following the cancellation of last year’s event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Labor Day weekend marks the 26th running […]

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Aug 31, 2021
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The 26th running of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, this year will feature 17 racing classes. Admission is free to this family-oriented event. This year the focus has been on creating other things to do downtown beyond just enjoying the races. Racing is schedule for 8 a.m. to […]

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Aug 30, 2021
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The following is a statement sent out by Cup Karts North America regarding recent social media posts discussing a recent disqualification at the South Division event at Bushnell Motorsports Park on August 21. There has been lengthy discussions popping up in multiple places online regarding a disqualification that took place at round 4 of the […]

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Aug 25, 2021
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One of the most anticipated races of the year is the upcoming Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 5, scheduled for September 30-October 3 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Series and event promoters have issued a letter to help further explain some of the changes racers can expect to see, including the registration process […]

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Aug 24, 2021
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Briggs & Stratton Racing has begun producing and shipping engines with a new flywheel for its product line-up, including the popular Local Option 206 engine. The new Briggs & Stratton flywheel marks an important step for the Company to open up the supply chain and address the order backlog while maintaining performance parity. “It’s very […]

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Aug 19, 2021
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Now in it’s 7th year the Tri City Kart Club’s Annual Saturday Night Shootout has evolved from a club race and has now become a “must attend” event for many in the PNW. For those who haven’t had the chance to attend an event at this venue, you’re certainly missing out. While it’s not currently […]

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Aug 17, 2021
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The following is a continuing series ‘Begin Again’ written by R.K. Siler. The series began with Going Back to My Karting Roots in early 2020, followed by Strains, Rains and Pandemics in April. The third column was offered in October 2020 with Support Your Local Kartshop and return in 2021 with Where Did Everybody Go?. The following is his next […]

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Aug 11, 2021
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eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook and YouTube, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week radio station. 2021 marks the return of the Rock Island Grand Prix. What […]

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Aug 09, 2021
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The Spartan Mid-Atlantic Kart Series is a collaborative effort between three of the Northeast regions premier karting facilities to provide an exciting late season racing series with common rules, a multi-engine platform, common MG tires and an abundance of racing with as little travel as possible. Each race weekend is a double-header format, providing two […]

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Aug 02, 2021
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The Adkins Raceway in Port Washington, Ohio is among the most historic in the sport of karting. Built in 1962 by World Karting Association founder and former President George Kugler, the facility has hosted many large events during its near six decade history – including IKF and WKA Grand Nationals. The Adkins family – including […]

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Jul 28, 2021
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The KPX Karting Championship announced the cancellation of the Battle for the West event that was scheduled for August at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park. The following is a statement released by KPX including the information regarding the cancellation along with an adjustment to its remaining 2021 schedule. We are sad to announce that we will […]

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Jul 05, 2021
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Registration is now open for the 17 classes to be featuring at the 26th running of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race. This marks the first year of the event’s operation with the National Karting Alliance. Previously announced race classes include (not in race order): *Briggs & Stratton 206 […]

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Jul 01, 2021
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One of the major ‘Operation Grassroots’ events scheduled for the 2021 season on the west coast is the KPX Karting Championship ‘Battle for the West’, which is set for August 21-22 at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park. The KPX Karting Championship was established in 2015 from a Facebook page, which was focused on having one big […]

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Jun 25, 2021
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Franklin Motorsports is among the historic names in the sport of karting with a long foundation within the industry, providing products and services for decades. The Sieracki family took over the ownership of the kart shop in the 2000s and are well into their fourth decade providing product and services for the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin […]

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Briggs & Stratton Returns to Sponsor the Motorplex at Road America

Sponsorship to begin in 2022, reinforces commitment to the Milwaukee and kart racing communities

Jun 07, 2021
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Briggs & Stratton today announces a long-term agreement with Road America earning Briggs & Stratton title rights to its renowned Motorplex. A world-class, multi-use, multi-configuration one-mile track used by the Road America Karting Club and the Road America Supermoto School. Road America also uses the Motorplex facility for numerous auto manufacturers’ new car introductions, ride-and-drive […]

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Jun 02, 2021
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Anticipation continues to build for the inaugural United States Karting Grand Prix (UKGSP) as series officials confirmed today a new Pro Class. On the run schedule from the beginning, the 206 Senior class will now be racing for $500 to win courtesy of RLV Tuned Exhaust, Inc. Taking place at the Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) […]

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May 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. Bringing the cheddar! Cheesehead […]

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