Jul 01, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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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Race Report: Texas Sprint Racing Series – Summer Shootout

Exciting weekend at Speedsportz to begin summer stretch of schedule

Jun 21, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The Texas Sprint Racing Series Presented by Texas Barge reached the halfway point of the 2021 season after hosting the Summer Shootout weekend at the Speedsportz Racing Park. A total of 168 entries converged on the New Caney, Texas over the June 11-13 weekend, hosting Round Three of the 2021 championship program. The Exertech KA100 […]

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Jun 04, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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. The 40th episode welcomes Brittany Lobaugh of the Texas Sprint Racing Series. The […]

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May 06, 2021
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

In February, Brazil’s MG Tires was confirmed as the sole supplier for the OK and OK Junior categories for the 2021 CIK-FIA World Championships, which will take place in Birigui, Brazil on October 28-31. Bridgestone had been selected as the supplier for all competitions held in Europe, however, distribution hurdles related to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Race Report: Texas Sprint Racing Series – Spring Round-Up

Near record turnout at North Texas Kartway for second round of 2021 season

Apr 23, 2021
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The second event of the 2021 Texas Sprint Racing Series Presented by Texas Barge nearly set a new entry record for the ‘Spring Round-Up’. A total of 171 entries filled up the paddock at the North Texas Kartway, home of the North Texas Karters, in Denton, Texas over the April 16-18 weekend. Wet weather greeted […]

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John Motley: 1938 – 2021

American karting loses long-time industry member

Mar 27, 2021
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

As the 2021 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour officially gets underway at NOLA Motorsports Park today, it does so without one of its core individuals and personalities. We want to take time to honor our friend John Motley, who passed away earlier this month. John had been with Tom and Patti Kutscher since the first launch […]

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Race Report: Texas Sprint Racing Series – Winter Warm-up

New season begins at NOLA Motorsports for SKUSA / IKF regional program

Mar 26, 2021
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The seventh season for the Texas Sprint Racing Series Presented by Texas Barge kicked off on the March 20-21 weekend with its ‘Winter Warm-up’ event held at the NOLA Motorsports. A record total of 177 entries filled out the 12 categories at the Avondale, Louisiana facility for a perfect weekend of racing. Weather was sunny […]

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Texas Sprint Racing Series Set for 2021 Kickoff

Five-race series includes top venues in Texas and Louisiana

Mar 04, 2021
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

The Texas Sprint Racing Series is primed for its seventh season of competition in 2021, and its schedule will open on the March 19-21 weekend at NOLA Motorsports in New Orleans, one week ahead of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals. The regional program has been providing quality grassroots family racing in Texas since 2015 […]

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Nov 19, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2020 season did not include the growing regional program of the KPX Karting Championship. With the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, certain areas were affected differently. Northern California was shut down for gatherings much longer than other areas of the United States and forced the cancellation of the 2020 KPX program. As the calendar […]

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Duffy Trophy Awarded to 2020 IKF Sprint GrandNationals Winners

Eight drivers claim victory at Santa Maria Karting Association facility

Oct 29, 2020
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The International Kart Federation (IKF) held the Sprint GrandNationals presented by RLV for the 2020 season at the Santa Maria Karting Association (SMKA) facility on October 23-25. Racers from all over the western half and across the United States converged on the Santa Maria, California circuit to decide this year’s GrandNationals winners in eight categories. […]

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Oct 20, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2020 edition of the IKF Sprint GrandNationals presented by RLV is set for this weekend (October 23-25) at the Santa Maria Karting Association facility. Racers from all levels and many states from around the USA will converge on the Santa Maria, California circuit to contend in the eight categories over three days for a […]

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Jun 19, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, 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 […]

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#SupportKarting – The T-Shirt

Proceeds of new EKN tee to support website industry partners

Apr 08, 2020
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

If you’re like me, your entire t-shirt collection has an over-riding theme of motorsports. I have every EKN design in my line-up, two of a few of them, as well countless Cooper Tire, Road to Indy and IndyCar Radio shirts. Our friends in the industry love to drop off cool shirts in the PA booth […]

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2020 IKF Sprint GrandNationals Set for Prairie City Kart Track

Prestigious event returns to California and iconic Duffy trophy up for grabs this October

Mar 10, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2020 season is now well underway as the calendar has turned over to the third month of the year. The International Kart Federation has been busy helping to guide local and regional programs across the country to get them ready for the new season. One of the key events for the programs under the […]

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Jan 14, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Over the weekend, P1 Promotions held a Facebook Live broadcast and poll to confirm the 2020 plans of the Lockhart Grand Prix. On May 16-17, karts will return to streets the Texas town, located roughly 30 miles south of Austin, known as the Official BBQ Capital of Texas. The street race is the first of […]

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Dec 06, 2019
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Texas Sprint Racing Series, brought to you in 2020 by Texas Barge What does this mean for you as a racer? Here are the highlights: If you race any of the SKUSA classes you will be required to sign up for a SKUSA membership. If you race a IKF class you will receive a FREE IKF […]

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2019 IKF Sprint GrandNationals Awards Latest Duffy Winners

Pat’s Acres Racing Complex shines as karters battle weather and historic circuit

Sep 27, 2019
Written by David Cole | No Comments

 The International Kart Federation is ushering in a new era for the historic organization that spans the many decades of the sport. The pinnacle of IKF continues to be…winning the Duffy. Each season, there is only one event karters have the opportunity to claim this prestigious trophy. The 2019 IKF Sprint GrandNationals was the […]

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Sep 04, 2019
Written by David Cole | No Comments

One of the most iconic names in the sport of karting is International Kart Federation. The sanctioning body dates back to the early years of the sport, created in the state of California and oversaw much of the sport in North America from the 60s until present. EKN’s Rob Howden sat down with Neal Strickland […]

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2019 IKF Sprint GrandNationals Set for Pat’s Acres Racing Complex

Iconic Duffy trophy up for grabs in Oregon during September 20-22 weekend

Aug 15, 2019
Written by David Cole | No Comments

One of the most prestigious trophies in North American karting is the International Kart Federation’s ‘Duffy’. Originally known as the ‘Joe Karter’ award, the 12-inch solid bronze statuette was re-named to honor Frank ‘Duffy’ Livingstone – one of the original pioneers of karting. Each year after 1981, those drivers who were able to claim victory […]

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Jul 12, 2019
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It is difficult, at best to announce the passing of David L. Williams.  A man, who like so many others before him, truly showed his passion for motorsports, and gave so much to the best sport in the world. His story is like so many others, starting in Drag Racing in the ‘60’s, then sports […]

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