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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May 12, 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, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week radio station. After the COVID-19 pandemic forced a postponement and eventual cancelation of the 2020 […]

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Tillotson USA Re-Launches the TPP-225RS Engine

Growth continues for 4-Cycle engine package with tickets to T4 World Cup awaiting USA drivers

May 11, 2021
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The Tillotson company roots date back over 100 years ago in the United States, known as one of the leading carburetor manufacturers during that tenure in the country and around the world. A leader of innovation and reliability, they introduced in 2019 a new karting engine package focused on providing a fun driving experience with […]

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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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