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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Apr 25, 2019
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The Anderson Sertoma Club and Mayor Thomas Broderick, Jr. will be presenting the 25th Annual Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix this weekend the 27th and 28th of April. This year the race will be held in downtown Anderson. Staging will take place in the WorkOne parking lot. It is expected that the race will be a […]

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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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