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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Durbin Family Assumes Prairie City Management

Focused targeted squarely on fun and affordable karting

Feb 14, 2020
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Positive news for racers in Northern California crossed the EKN editorial desk toward the end of 2019, as we learned that the Durbin family has assumed control of the Prairie City Kart Track in Rancho Cordova, CA.  Donald Durbin Jr. and his father Donald Sr. have been a big part of NorCal karting for the […]

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Feb 10, 2020
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Marko Radisic beat his own world record for endurance karting during the SimCraft 24 Hours of Orlando. Marko logged a total of 1,580 km (982 miles) in 24 hours solo on a Tecno Kart powered by a Briggs & Stratton 206 powerplant. Briggs & Stratton sat down with Marko Radisic after the SimCraft 24 Hours […]

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Feb 03, 2020
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Trinity Karting Group and Margay Racing are proud to announce the addition of the fastest growing karting class in the Midwest – The Margay Ignite spec program – to Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati. The Ignite Senior (Ages 15+) and Ignite Master (Ages 35+) categories will take the green flag this spring at the inaugural […]

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Jan 29, 2020
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With the change to 2020 Briggs & Stratton 206 rules, the current drum on the Premier Stinger Clutch will no longer be allowed. Effective May 5, Briggs rules state that you will be required to run a stamped steel drum for all Briggs 206 Racing. NORAM is currently manufacturing a replacement drum for the Premier […]

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Jan 29, 2020
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Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s Motorsports division has released the Briggs 206 Rule Set for the 2020 racing season. The 2020 Rule Set outlines two main updates: clutch clarification and a new spark plug specification. “Building off the incredible momentum of the past 12 years, Briggs & Stratton Racing looks forward to even bigger fields, more […]

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Jan 29, 2020
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The following is a statement from Cup Karts North America regarding their class structure for the 2020 season. With 2020 fast approaching, CKNA is excited to announce it’s revised class structure for 2020! Don’t worry, we’re not reinventing the wheel. What we have done is used all the data from 2018 and 2019 to adjust […]

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Jan 28, 2020
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Margay Racing and Whiteland Raceway Park are proud to announce the addition of the fastest growing karting class in the Midwest – The Margay Ignite spec program – to the 2020 WRP Championship Season. The Ignite Junior (ages 12-15) and Ignite Senior (ages 15+) will take the green flag this spring at the revamped Whiteland […]

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Jan 23, 2020
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The 4th edition of USAC Karting’s Battle at the Brickyard is set for more growth as 18 classes are included for this years running. The main focus of one of the largest karting events is being all encompassing for kart racers from all walks of life and the most diverse class structure in karting. The […]

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OnTrack – Margay Ignite K3

EKN Publisher joins the Ignite family at the Battle at the Brickyard

Jan 02, 2020
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With a new season of Margay Ignite events ready to launch for 2020 – both Ignite Majors and Ignite Challenge races – the timing is perfect for our Editor-in-Chief Rob Howden to detail his first opportunity to compete in an Ignite event. Rob participated in the USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis […]

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Dec 06, 2019
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The Cup Karts North America has announced the 2020 schedule for their seventh year of the Champions Cup division and the Grand Nationals 4. The 2019 season was one of growth for the program based in the Midwest and Great Lakes area, welcoming a record number of drivers at the Grand Nationals at the end […]

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Nov 18, 2019
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The 11th and championship deciding round of the Gateway Kartplex Ignite Series season concluded on Saturday, November 2. Drivers were faced with cold, slick and challenging track conditions with a reduced format eliminating the pre-final. With only one shot to get up front, qualifying meant everything for the drivers. Ignite Senior Recent Ignite Junior graduate […]

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EKN Trackside: Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 – Preview

Record Briggs 206 event set for this weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park

Oct 03, 2019
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The Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 3 is set for this coming weekend (October 4-6) at the iconic New Castle Motorsports Park. The third edition of the Briggs & Stratton 206 ‘Runoffs’ style event continues to grow, with over 250 entries already confirmed to battle in eight categories. The event has grown from nearly […]

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Oct 02, 2019
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The Ignite Challenge Series returned to competition at the historic TNT Kartways in Quincy, IL. Noted in the driver meeting, track owner Terry Trader, announced that the circuit will receive a repave for the 2020 season along with a return of the Ignite Challenge Series. The current aging track surface mixed with concrete and asphalt […]

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Sep 25, 2019
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The Margay Racing Factory Team from St. Louis, Missouri is headed to the Third Annual CKNA Grand Nationals at New Castle Motorsports Park this October. “With the growth of the series and the amount of competition involved, it was something that we could not miss out on”, exclaimed Margay Racing owner Keith Freber. “It’s currently […]

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Sep 24, 2019
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After carefully considering the INSANE number of track configurations that New Castle Motorsports Park has to offer, our race staff has decided to name “Track 43” the official track configuration for Grand Nationals 3! Yes, this is the same configuration we ran for the 2018 Grand Nationals. After talking with multiple competitors from last year […]

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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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