May 16, 2018
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The calendar may have said Mothers Day weekend. But the temperature was more like the 4th of July, as the Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series made the first of their 2 stops at the famed Lamar County Speedway in Barnesville, Georgia for Race #3 overall on the season. Much to the surprise of many who […]

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Driving for Dyslexia Karting Event Set for May 18 at Speedway Indoor Karting

All proceeds to the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana in memory of Justin Wilson

May 16, 2018
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Ten-year-old karter Elliot Cox is winning both on and off the track. The 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour Micro Swift champion hails from Indianapolis, Indiana – home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Like many young karters, Elliot dreams of becoming the youngest Indianapolis 500 winner. Elliot is an alumni of the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana, […]

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May 15, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour continued with ninth annual SpringNationals taking place at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The nine IAME and Stock Honda divisions took part in Round Three and Four in extreme weather conditions that included record high triple digit temperatures throughout the weekend. On Friday, EKN’s Rob Howden […]

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May 11, 2018
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A lot of karting’s history is based from the Quincy area, both on the Illinois and Missouri sides of the Mississippi River. The famous race track in West Quincy, Missouri remains one of the grassroots facilities that shaped this countries karting history. On the Illinois side is ‘The Park’, one of the sport’s most famous […]

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May 09, 2018
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The Route 66 Sprint Series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports opened the season at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana on April 27-29.  Although the wind and cool temperatures kept everyone bundled up, the racing was outstanding.  About 150 entries spread across 10 classes took to the “National Track” each […]

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May 08, 2018
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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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May 03, 2018
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Nick Tucker and Nitro Kart are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Nitro Kart Summer Camp will take place on June 29th to July 1st at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina. The first-ever Nitro Kart Summer Camp took place last June, and it was a great success. Many of the drivers attending […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Hosts Round Three of 2018

Championship picture beginning to take shape following April 22 event

May 01, 2018
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship reached the 1/3-mark for the season. Round Three of the 2018 program went into the books on April 22 at the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California. Over 160 entries on the weekend provided another full paddock outside the Auto Club Speedway, competing on the ‘Grande’ counter-clockwise layout in categories […]

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Apr 30, 2018
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A trip to wine country sparked the end of the 2018 Challenge of the Americas. Rounds Five and Six of the premier winter series on the left coast were contested at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on April 13-15. Seven champions in the Rok Cup USA categories were crowned, with six earning […]

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Apr 25, 2018
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The 2018 Challenge of the Americas closed out the winter season with the third and final event in the championship. The Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California played host to the fifth and sixth rounds of Challenge, crowning the seven Rok Cup USA champions. On Friday, EKN’s Rob Howden provided the call of the […]

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Apr 23, 2018
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The third episode of the ‘Industry Insider’ podcast has EKN’s Rob Howden talk with Shawn Bayliff of Trinity Karting Group. The Trinity operation is a new program, based out of the Cincinnati, Ohio area, focused on driver development. Bayliff is no stranger to the sport of karting, having been among the top drivers in his […]

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Apr 19, 2018
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The sixth season of the United States Pro Kart Series began with the programs first visit to the Ocala Gran Prix. The central Florida facility hosted the Southern Grand Prix on April 6-8, serving as the first two rounds of the 2018 championship chase. The all-IAME program welcomed over 100 drivers in what was an […]

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Apr 19, 2018
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Another strong entry count of 141 competitors highlighted Round 3 of the 12-Round GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge club series in Mooresville, NC. Competitors were treated to perfect race day weather of 80 degrees and sunshine after a cold and rainy opening two rounds. Congrats to all Round 3 winners: Danny Dyszelski (Briggs LO206 Cadet), Connor […]

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Apr 18, 2018
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Following a 6th place finish in the season opener at Jacksonville in the Andy Jones Motorsports LO206 Senior class, Aren Lloyd decided it was time to step up, and in a big way. As Race #2 for the Maxxis 4-Cycle Sprint Series rolled into Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina this past weekend, Lloyd doubled […]

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Apr 17, 2018
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The Texas ProKart Challenge kicked off its 2018 season at the end of March with the first round of the championship held at the Speedsportz Racing Park in New Caney, Texas. The March 24-25 event hosted one round of racing at the new facility, the same place where the 2017 season ended. The Superkarts! USA […]

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Apr 13, 2018
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Spring means a return to the famed Atlanta Motorsports Park for the 2018 World Karting Association (WKA) Vega Tire National Road Racing Series for the third stop of the program. With the April 23 pre-entry deadline fast approaching, WKA is adding additional benefits for road racing participants. “Our WKA family of road racers have been […]

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Apr 13, 2018
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The weekend started out with a rather damp track for Saturday’s practice due to the heavy rains on Friday. However, between the California sunshine and the large participation during Saturday’s practice, the track was in perfect condition for Sunday’s race. Many drivers came out to Sonoma Valley for the first time to prepare for the […]

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Apr 12, 2018
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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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Apr 11, 2018
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Kyle Kietzmann, President and COO of Bell Racing USA, is pleased to announce that Bell Helmets is now open for business at the Indy Pro Shop on Main Street in Speedway, Indiana. A grand opening celebration took place Tuesday, April 10 from 2-5pm. Complete with an office, showroom, and custom shop, the Speedway location of […]

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Apr 11, 2018
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As we move get into the 2018 race season there is a downward trend in the thickness of our head gasket when measured new that we are aware of.  Although the final compressed thickness remains linear the slight increase in graphoil density and field samples have led to this reminder and update. After further investigation […]

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