Aug 16, 2018
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Four of the racers entered in this year’s annual American Kart Racing Association’s (AKRA) Nicholson Speedway Nationals presented by VEGA Tires, were double winners. Alstead, NH based Matthew Winter won each days 206 Cadet class on the ¼-mile asphalt road course. Saturday the 13-year-old double winner won with an 8.987 seconds cushion over second place […]

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Aug 16, 2018
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It is will great sadness that we email our karting members today. Mark Taylor was very well known and respected in our karting community and often worked for WKA at our national races and at Daytona KartWeek.  We would like to pass this newsletter onto you from our friends at the Woodbridge Kart Club which […]

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Aug 15, 2018
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The 2018 edition of the United States Pro Kart Series closed out at the recent Hoosier Grand Prix. The New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana hosted Round Five and Six on the July 27-29 weekend under perfect racing conditions. The seven IAME categories decided the 2018 champions after two days of solid racing […]

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Aug 14, 2018
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Prize packages continue to roll in for the 24th running of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, the world’s largest karting street race, to be run through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. Sept. 1-2. That is especially the case for the 19th running of the King of the Streets 125 […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Pierre “Pete” Jules Michel, 70, passed away unexpectedly on August 3rd, 2018 at his home in Perry, Georgia. Pete’s funeral service will be held on Friday August 10th, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home, 417 S. Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, Ga 31088. Pierre Michel was born on July 21st, […]

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Aug 06, 2018
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The Texas ProKart Challenge completed its summer season with the second annual trip to the Amarillo Kart Circuit on July 20-22. The series hosted Round Four and Five of the 2018 championship program, welcoming high-profile drivers from the west and east coast venturing to the Lone Star State. Amarillo, Texas featured record high temps during […]

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Aug 06, 2018
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Giving back to the racers once again, WKA has brought new enhancements to the upcoming Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Event at Newcastle, September 14-16 that will surely appeal to a vast array of Karters. New Title Sponsor Continuing with their rapid growth, Nitro Kart has stepped up as title sponsor of the event, now known as the Nitro […]

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Aug 03, 2018
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With rain in the forecast many were wondering if they would even get to race at Virginia International Raceway, but that didn’t seem to stop the dedicated racers from showing up and bringing their (A) game.  As we entered into the 5th race of the season at VIR many had never raced at this track […]

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Aug 03, 2018
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The Formula Karting Championship (FKC) hosted the fourth race of their inaugural season at the world famous Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, CA on July 21, 2018. Racers and fans traveled the distance one again, bringing together some of the best novice and pro karting drivers, tuners, engine builders, and teams of SoCal. In the […]

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Aug 02, 2018
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New Castle, Ind. (July 27-29, 2018) – The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series season came to an end last weekend with the Hoosier Grand Prix at New Castle Motorsports Park. Team Nitro Kart was at full strength and looking to close out the season with wins and championships and they did just that, with […]

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Jul 31, 2018
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At the request of a number of competitors we are adjusting our plans for 125 Shifter offerings at the 2018 Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. The 2018 King of the Streets Open Shifter class will continue as outlined in our rules. This class already features a significant adjustment to weights with stock […]

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Jul 30, 2018
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Continuing their pledge to keep their members informed in a timely manner, the World Karting Association, together with Goldspeed USA, are pleased to announce a 3-year partnership for the use of the Maxxis Dirt tire for the Daytona Dirt World Championships, beginning this December. “This is a huge announcement for the dirt Industry, letting people […]

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Jul 27, 2018
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The process of choosing two young American drivers to represent their country at a pair of premier Formula Ford events in the UK, the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone, is under way. Ten drivers representing a broad cross section of race series not only in the U.S. […]

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Jul 27, 2018
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There will be a new staging area for competitors arriving prior to 5 p.m. Friday, August 31 for this year’s Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, to be held Sept. 1-2, 2018 through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. This year competitors are being asked to assemble in the parking lot at […]

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New and Repeat Winners Highlight Latest Los Angeles Karting Championship Event

Championship contenders help pad leads with victories at Round Six for Southern California karting program

Jul 26, 2018
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The 2018 Los Angeles Karting Championship went one event further into the title chase when hosting Round Six at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. Racers from many different states along the Pacific Ocean gathered on July 15 to contest the ‘Sportivo’ course for a chance to gain victory or help build momentum toward […]

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Jul 26, 2018
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As expected, the points battle is very tight after the early rounds of the Triple Crown of Karting at Quincy and the Battle at the Brickyard. The competition will now turn to the Thor Industries Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix August 10-12 in Elkhart, Ind. before closing out Labor Day weekend at the Xtream Rock Island […]

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Jul 26, 2018
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The World Karting Association resumed the 2018 season for the Manufacturers Cup Series on the July 13-15 weekend. The program visited the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway for the first time since 2012, taking on the challenging grassroots course. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the entire event with the latest ‘EKN Debreif’ – thanks […]

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Jul 24, 2018
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With just days remaining until the season finale of the 2018 United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires, IAME USA East, and Nitro Kart, the final calculations have been completed.  The season prize package to be distributed at the Awards Ceremony following the completion of competition Sunday afternoon, has ballooned to almost $70,000 […]

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Race Report: ROK Sonoma Presented By Sanzaru – Round Five

Aidan O'Neill takes the win in the last lap in the Junior ROK Shifter class, while Charles Hastings returns to take the top spot for the 80 Masters

Jul 23, 2018
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Another amazing, sunny California day for Race #5 of the ROK Sonoma, presented by Sanzaru at Simraceway Performance Karting Center. We had two VP Fuel Featured Classes this race with the combined classes of Junior ROK Shifters and 80 Masters taking the track. In the Junior ROK Shifter class Ron White Racing team driver, Aidan […]

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Jul 20, 2018
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The much-anticipated staging of the Rotax US Grand Nationals / US Open 2018 brought together a strong depth of competitors to contest each of the Rotax categories, where 120 drivers lined-up on the grid in the battle for the USA and Open titles, plus the chance to qualify to represent their country at the Rotax […]

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