Mar 22, 2022
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A 24-hour race may seem like a long event, however, the lead-up to the SimCraft 24 Hours of NOLA lasted 467 days. The third edition of the 24-hour karting endurance event promoted by TJ Halsema of PMG Promotions, was held on March 10-13 at the NOLA Motorsports Park of Avondale, Louisiana. Several factors led to […]

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Cup Karts Canada Confirms 2022 Dates and Classes

Events in June and July to focus spotlight on Briggs 206 racing

Mar 16, 2022
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On February 7, Cup Karts North America officially announced a new association with veteran Canadian karting industry member and event promoter Gerald Caseley, one that would result in a new CKNA-branded divisional series to serve the hot bed of Briggs 206 racing north of the border. The formation of ‘Cup Karts Canada’ was wildly applauded […]

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Mar 11, 2022
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The second major event of the 2022 season for the Cup Karts North America program was contested on the March 4-6 weekend at the historic Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event made its debut in 2019 in Illinois, and this third edition of the Spring Nationals returned to the Concord, North Carolina facility. A total of […]

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Ignite Majors Set for 2022

Premier tracks and the sport’s iconic street races fill schedule

Mar 09, 2022
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If you look back at the last seven years, the Margay Ignite Karting program is one of the biggest success stories in American karting. Launched in 2015 with the goal of providing a low-cost spec American-made racing package that lowered the barrier of entry for newcomers, Margay’s Ignite program has expanded to a series of […]

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Feb 23, 2022
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One of the foundations of karting today is the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. Not only in the United States, but in Canada and other countries across the globe are utilizing the engine as a basis for the ‘Operation Grassroots’ movement that not only helps to bring in new karters, but makes it easier […]

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CKNA Expands with Cup Karts Canada Addition

Leading four-cycle organization goes international

Feb 07, 2022
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Over the last 10 years, four-cycle racing in both the United States and Canada has enjoyed significant growth and stability thanks to the Briggs & Stratton Racing’s spec 206 engine package. The engine program ignited a renewed energy in the discipline, and it also laid the foundation for the launch and growth of the largest […]

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Nov 18, 2021
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2021 was such an awesome year for CKNA, that we just had to squeeze one more race in! This New Years Eve, come join us for our first ever Winter National at 103rd Street Sports Complex in sunny Jacksonville FL! Not only is this one of the National races planned for this season, but it […]

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Nov 03, 2021
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The following is a statement from SimCraft 24 Hours of NOLA promoter TJ Halsema regarding the postponement of the SimCraft 24 Hours of NOLA. The 2021 SimCraft 24hrs of NOLA will not be taking place, in the year 2021. Yesterday was the deadline to receive payments from teams, of which the needed funds could not […]

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Oct 29, 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. It was a great return of the International Kart Federation Sprint […]

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Oct 21, 2021
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Established in 2015, the Ignite package through Margay Racing has continued to build a strong grassroots program for tracks and clubs across the country. A great addition to the Ignite Karting platform has been the Ignite Challenge traveling regional series in the Midwest, visiting those tracks and clubs that support the grassroots movement. The 2021 […]

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Oct 21, 2021
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For those of you who were racing with us at Grand Nationals 5, as well as those that watched on Cup Karts LIVE, you got a chance to see the majority of our schedule for the 2022 season! As many noticed, there were a few major announcements that came as part of that release, including […]

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Oct 12, 2021
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It has been a busy 10 months of planning for the SimCraft 24 Hours of NOLA for 2021. The event, scheduled for December 2-5, will be nearly two years after the 2020 edition, which was contested in February within the state of Florida. This year, the 24-hour endurance event hits the NOLA Motorsports Park in […]

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Oct 11, 2021
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The Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series powered by RLV is nearing the end of the seventh season with the month of October the final stretch of events included for this year’s program. The Briggs Weekly Racing Series program puts local club sprint kart racers from all over North America against one another in a […]

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Oct 06, 2021
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October is known worldwide as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month. Karting, as a sport, would not be what it is today with the many influential, inspiring, and dedicated women. Be it the many mothers and grandmothers there each weekend supporting their family, the very talented female drivers who continue to make history year after year, or […]

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EKN Trackside: Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 5 – Preview

Record-breaking event for Briggs & Stratton ‘Runoffs’ at New Castle Motorsports Park

Sep 30, 2021
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The Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals 5 is set to take place this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. As of Monday morning, a new record has been set with 382 entries that will battle in the eight Briggs & Stratton 206 categories, surpassing last year’s record by nearly 100. The event continues […]

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Sep 29, 2021
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The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to provide a show as part of the EKN Radio Network. The EKN OutLap is a preview podcast show, geared at providing you the top stories, breaking news, and championship battles going […]

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Odenthal Racing Products Sponsors CKNA Grand Nationals 5 Broadcast

Live streaming video to start on Saturday from New Castle Motorsports Park

Sep 28, 2021
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The fifth edition of the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals will take to a new track layout at New Castle Motorsports Park this weekend (September 31-October 2), and those not in attendance will be able to follow the action both on the EKN Live page as well as CKNA’s own Facebook page with a […]

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Sep 21, 2021
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The 2021 IK Sprint GrandNationals is scheduled for October 15-17 at the Prairie City Kart Track in Rancho Cordova, California. Registration opened at the beginning of September with entries filling in for the nine categories set to do battle around the Northern California facility. An adjustment has been made to the three-day schedule with qualifying […]

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Sep 20, 2021
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We’re less than 2 weeks away from the start of the biggest 4-cycle race of 2021, and we know you have all been itching for the schedule and supplemental rules. WAIT NO MORE… Although we encourage all of you to read through the supps completely, here are the highlights: Our format has been finalized! Based […]

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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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