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
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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
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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
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 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
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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
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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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Inaugural KA-LO Cup at COTA Karting Finalizes Prize Package

Grassroots special event in Texas now presented by Croc Promotion USA and Mad Old Nut Racing

May 29, 2019
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With just a few weeks remaining, P1 Promotions has finalized the prize package offerings for the inaugural KA-LO Cup presented by Croc Promotion USA and Mad Old Nut Racing taking place June 14-16 at the Circuit of the Americas Karting facility in Austin, Texas.  Mark and Gina French, of P1 Promotions, have put together a […]

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Apr 30, 2019
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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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Texas Sprint Racing Series Partners with Briggs & Stratton in 2019

2019 looks to be the biggest and best year yet for the TSRS

Jan 22, 2019
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Texas Sprint Racing Series (TSRS) has just launched an incredible 4-stroke incentive program sponsored by Briggs and Stratton Racing. With 206 competition on the rise across North America, this incentive effort is designed to give back to the racer while increasing the excitement of the Briggs Racing programs. “We are very honored to have the […]

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Jan 07, 2019
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The new season is upon us as 2019 is here. The first podcast to hit the EKN Radio Network is the 15th episode of the ‘Industry Insider’. EKN’s Rob Howden was able to track down Superkarts! USA leader Tom Kutscher for a long conversation. The new season for SKUSA – including the upcoming SKUSA Winter […]

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Jan 04, 2019
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In a statement released today by the KPX Karting Championship, the International Kart Federation regional program in Northern California is adopting the pushback bumper for the 2019 season. At KPX we have always strived to provide the best racing environment for the racers. After consulting with many tracks, shops, and teams we will be utilizing […]

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Dec 17, 2018
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Texas Sprint Racing Series, brought to you in 2019 by Texas Barge, is excited to begin a partnership with International Kart Federation (IKF) moving forward. What does this mean for you as a racer? You will receive a FREE IKF membership with your registration for 2019 Classes will follow the IKF class structure (see below) […]

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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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Duffy Trophies Handed Out at International Kart Federation Grand Nationals

KPX Karting Championship and Central California Kart Racing Association welcome nearly 140 entries racing for karting gold

Sep 12, 2018
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The Duffy award (named after the late Duffy Livingstone), is arguably one of the most coveted trophies in North American karting – if not the sport as a whole. With the International Kart Federation (IKF) changing hands, questions regarding the future of the organization understandably emerged. Would the IKF Grand Nationals as a whole exist […]

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2018 IKF Grand Nationals – Event Preview

2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Duffy trophies up for grabs at CCKRA facility this weekend

Sep 04, 2018
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It has been over 40 years since the first ‘Duffy’ was given out, and this weekend the Fresno Fairgrounds will come alive with sounds of both 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines in the quest for the 2018 edition of the International Kart Federation (IKF) Grand Nationals. Hosted by the KPX Karting Championship and the Central California […]

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Aug 30, 2018
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With the 2018 IKF Sprint Grand Nationals just days away, details have emerged regarding an unprecedented cash purse for IAME KA100 powered classes. The KPX Karting Championship, in partnership with the newly reformed IKF, have confirmed that winners of the KA100 classes at this year’s Grand Nationals will be eligible to participate in the ‘Triple […]

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Jul 18, 2018
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The International Kart Federation today confirmed the long awaited news of a make-up event after the original 2018 IKF Grand Nationals in North Texas was canceled. The new event heads west to California, in partnership with the successful KPX Karting Championship and their ‘Super Regional’ race on September 8-9 at the Fresno Fairgrounds. “The cancellation […]

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Jun 15, 2018
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June 13, 2018 – The 2018 International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grand Nationals, previously scheduled for June 27–30 at North Texas Karters (NTK) in Denton, TX, have regrettably been cancelled. There simply were not enough entries to justify a national race. NTK has put in a tremendous amount of effort and money leading […]

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Jun 14, 2018
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Club racing is the backbone of karting here in the United States of America. It is what makes kart racing the grassroots level of motorsports, based on families willing to put their time and effort into making the sport better. One of the hundreds of volunteers to put in his time is Greg Speed of […]

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