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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Feb 08, 2019
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61 Kartway is proud to announce the 2019 Racing Schedule. 61 Kartway previously announced a new partnership with Margay Racing and Hoosier Kartsport. Hoosier Kartsport is now the official sponsor of 61 Kartway’s 2019 race season, which is titled the ‘Hoosier Championship Series at 61 Kartway.’ Additionally, 61 Kartway will be a servicing dealer for […]

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Feb 06, 2019
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Returning for its third season in 2019, the Ignite Challenge will introduce 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 Gateway Kartplex, Autobahn County Club, Mid-State Kart Club, TNT Kartways and 61 Kartway. The Ignite […]

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Feb 05, 2019
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The 2019 season for the Cup Karts North America program begins on May 4-5 at the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway in Sheridan, Illinois. The first stop of the five-event championship program focused around the Briggs & Stratton 206 powerplant is rebranding the opening rounds to be the CKNA Spring Nationals. “We wanted to kick-off the […]

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Sandy Hook Speedway Operation Changes for 2019

Dennis & Janet Headley welcome Robert & Brianna Miller as new facility operators

Jan 07, 2019
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Long time operators Dennis & Janet Headley are happy to announce that Robert & Brianna Miller will begin their stewardship of Sandy Hook Speedway (SHS) in January 2019. 12 & 8 Years: The Headleys “We have been involved with the track for 12 years & this season marks the end of our 8th year as […]

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Dec 19, 2018
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North Texas Karters (NTK) in Denton, Texas has put their money where their mouth is, offering the biggest payouts in their club history. The 2019 Winter Series sponsored by Maxwell Paper Products has put together a $40,000 pot for their four-race series – starting January 12th, 2019. All classes offered at the track will pay […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton 206 Platform Building and Rebuilding Clubs

Karting’s foundation continues to strengthen with spec four-cycle package

Dec 07, 2018
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As part of our long-time editorial approach, major national karting events and racing series get a great deal of exposure on eKartingNews.com, but we’re also most definitely focused on the foundation of our sport.  Club and regional karting make up 95% of the sport’s participation pool and it’s where you’ll find the EKN staff whenever […]

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Dec 03, 2018
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The International Karting Federation (IKF) today confirmed that beginning in 2019, the KPX Karting Championship will be officially designated as the IKF’s Northern California region. The move comes in recognition of a tremendous track record of KPX promoting and conducting successful karting racing events in the area, and their unbridled passion and commitment for the […]

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Dec 03, 2018
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The following is a statement from Cup Karts North America regarding their 2019 schedule. Be ready for full coverage of the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals III with EKN trackside all weekend. Obviously, there are some great tracks missing from this list. When we made the decision to reduce the overall number of races […]

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Entries Rolling in for November Maxxis 4 Cycle Grand National

Inaugural event at 103rd Street Sports Complex offering Shootout money races

Nov 07, 2018
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GoldspeedUSA Officials continue to work feverishly in anticipation of what is expected to be a very strong turnout for the first edition of the Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series Grand Nationals, slated for November 16 and 17 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. With the bulk of the season in the books for […]

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Margay Racing Partners with Circuit of the Americas Karting

2019 race program announced for COTA Karting circuit

Nov 06, 2018
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Margay Racing is proud to announce that Circuit of the Americas has become its newest authorized Margay dealer and Ignite race series host. The new partnership between longtime kart industry leader Margay Racing and North Americas newest premier racing facility, Circuit of the Americas, is focused on bringing new racers to the sport of karting. […]

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Nov 01, 2018
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The newest show to hit the EKN Radio Network is ‘Operation Grassroots’, 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 […]

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Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals II Nears 200 Drivers

Second annual event at New Castle Motorsports Park brings grassroots racers together

Oct 25, 2018
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The weekend of September 28-30 hosted the second annual Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals, held at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility welcomed drivers from all across North America, including Canada, from as far as Oregon and as far south as Florida. A solid seven classes welcomed nearly 200 drivers […]

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Inverness Grand Prix Brings Karting to the Streets of Florida

Central Florida city and karting club welcoming racers on November 17

Oct 09, 2018
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While the interest of many karters from around the world will be on Las Vegas during the weekend before Thanksgiving, grassroots racing will be in the spotlight in the Sunshine State city of Inverness, Florida. The eighth edition of the Inverness Grand Prix Motorsport Festival is set for November 16-17 and city, which is located […]

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Briggs 206 Tech: Proper Motor Mounting

Mount your engine to provide optimum performance

Sep 20, 2018
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If you race in any four-cycle class, you’ve heard countless times about the need to maintain momentum.  Low horsepower demands the most efficient use of the limited energy available. I remember having a long discussion with engine builder Paul Leary about the need to get as much power as possible from the output shaft of […]

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