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Mar 14, 2018
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The WKA Manufacturers Cup Series returns to action on March 23-25 at the GoPro Motorplex. Recently, the organization announced a prize package available for IAME Senior, IAME Junior and Mini Swift competitors. One lucky racer will receive a ticket to the 2018 IAME International Final in Le Mans, France this October. The prize, courtesy of […]

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Mar 12, 2018
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The Challenge of the Americas returned to the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California on February 23-25 for the second stop of the 2018 season. EKN was trackside throughout the weekend, providing LIVE coverage for the three days of competition that helped shape up the championship categories in the Rok Cup USA divisions. The EKN […]

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Mazda Road to Indy “Beat the Pros” Challenge to Debut at St. Petersburg

Andersen RacePark Continues Support of All Children’s Hospital

Mar 07, 2018
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Fans attending the St. Petersburg Grand Prix this weekend will be given a unique opportunity to test their skills against some of the biggest names in the sport as well as rising stars in the Mazda Road to Indy “Beat the Pros Challenge” presented by Andersen RacePark to benefit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Palmetto-based […]

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Mar 06, 2018
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The ‘Happy Hour with Howden’ returned for the second stop for Challenge of the Americas. The premier winter series on the west coast made its return to the southern California area and the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California. EKN’s Rob Howden provided the call of the Pre-Qualifying session for all seven race groups on […]

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Feb 26, 2018
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The first race of the 2018 Texas Sprint Racing Series (TSRS) was on February 17-18 at Speedsportz in Houston, Texas. The series built upon the 2017 season that saw some of the best regional competition for Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The series includes both 2-cycle and 4-cycle classes. The TSRS saw their biggest fields ever […]

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2018 Underway for Los Angeles Karting Championship

New championship chases begin season at CalSpeed Karting Center

Feb 23, 2018
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For over three decades, the Los Angeles Karting Championship has provided the platform for racers to enjoy, develop, and compete year after year in the southern California area. The 2018 season is no different with nine events scheduled on the year with a diverse collection of karting classes racing for year-end championships. Those title chases […]

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Feb 21, 2018
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The inaugural Superkarts! USA Winter Series closed out at the Ocala Gran Prix facility on February 9-11. EKN was trackside throughout the weekend, providing LIVE coverage throughout the three days of competition. The third and fourth rounds of the ‘spring training’ for the SKUSA Pro Tour helped to crown the 11 inaugural champions and set […]

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Feb 20, 2018
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With 114 entries, racing season roared back into action for the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge series opener on Saturday. Round One began the 12-Round club championship series at GoPro Motorplex’s 0.7-mile track in Mooresville, N.C. Although a heavy drizzle created an official “Rain Race” event, competitors were able to prove their skill in adverse track […]

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Formula Karting Championship Set to Debut in March

Seven race championship in southern California focused on safe and competitive racing to karters of all levels

Feb 19, 2018
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In two weeks time, the new Formula Karting Championship will be making its debut in North American. The goal of this new karting program based in southern California is to provide the opportunity and freedom to karters to race in a variety of classes with minimal restrictions at various locations. The FKC is a traveling […]

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Rok Cup USA and Sim Performance Driving Center Lock Down Multi-Year Agreement

Partnership now in place that will see ROK engines on track at the famed facility

Feb 16, 2018
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After months of negotiations, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce a long-term agreement with the Sim Performance Driving Center located at Sonoma Raceway. The agreement will see the Vortex Engine platform and Bridgestone Tire combination run at the famed facility and the local program take on the name of ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru […]

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Feb 14, 2018
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The Open 2-stroke Championship (O2S) presented by WORD Racing is excited to announce a partnership with the ROK Cup USA Series and the series becoming a qualifier for the 2018 ROK the RIO! The 2018 championship winner in each O2S class will earn a ticket for the final event on the 2018 ROK Cup USA […]

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Feb 14, 2018
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Bell Racing USA has partnered with Mazda Motorsports to bring together scholarship and safety for Mazda Road to Indy and Mazda Road to 24 scholarship winners. Through this partnership, the Mazda Road to Indy Champions, the Global MX-5 Champion, the MRTI Shootout Champion, and the MX-5 Shootout Champion will receive an offer to sign a […]

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Feb 12, 2018
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Our second episode of the ‘Industry Insider’ podcast has EKN’s Rob Howden talk with Nick Tucker of Nitro Kart. Today, the brand is among the top Cadet chassis on the market after a stellar opening year in 2017. Tucker has been involved in motorsports and karting since he was a kid. Howden dives into his […]

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Feb 08, 2018
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The 2018 karting season is now fully underway with the west coast welcoming its first major event of the year after the east coast has enjoyed all the spoils. For the 11th year, the Challenge of the Americas opened up the international karting scene along the western half of North America, holding its first event […]

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Feb 08, 2018
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Heading into the start of our 2018 Gearup Challenge we are seeing many great incentives and prizes for the racers that call the F-Series home. We have been working hard to keep karting affordable and it is always super exciting when a major player in the industry shares that vision of keeping the sport growing while […]

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JH Motorsports Becomes VemmeKart Dealer in California

Josh Huff operation to carry the VemmeKart line of products in Southern California

Feb 06, 2018
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As the VemmeKart brand continues to garner success and gain popularity, including a championship at the Texas Pro Kart Challenge and multiple race wins in the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour in 2017, JH Motorsports will be VemmeKart USA’s newest dealer. Jumping on board to carry, promote and sell the VemmeKart product line in Southern California, […]

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Feb 05, 2018
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One of the original audio shows that had a home on the old eKartingNews.com site was the ‘Happy Hour with Howden’. Many of the shows were recorded actually on the racetrack at day’s end, in the paddock or in the lobby of the host hotel.  We discussed the event and the sport, and enjoyed the […]

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Feb 05, 2018
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This press release marks our first official introduction in what we call the Formula Karting Championship and we are beyond excited to introduce and promote this all new championship. It is our pleasure to announce Le Cont Tires and The F-Series an already well established karting program as our partners to create this exciting California […]

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Jan 31, 2018
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Seventeen classes are currently set to do battle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway July 6-8th.  The 2017 event saw 307 entries in the inaugural running of the Battle of the Brickyard. The first karting event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the first karting event sanctioned by USAC was an overwhelming success in what was […]

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California ProKart Challenge Set to Kick Off 2018

Superkarts! USA flagship regional program begins 14th season

Jan 25, 2018
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The 14th season of the California ProKart Challenge is set to begin February 2-3 at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Round one of the six-race championship series kicks off the flagship regional program for Superkarts! USA, coming off a successful inaugural SKUSA Winter Series event in Florida. The 2018 season for the California PKC program is […]

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