Los Angeles Karting Championship Ends Summer with Round Seven

Number of first wins and streaks extended as Southern California karting program begins final stretch for 2018 season

Aug 29, 2018
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The 2018 season for the Los Angeles Karting Championship continued on August 26 with the seventh round of the year. The seventh of nine races counted toward the year-end championship standings was contested at the CalSpeed Karting Center. The Classico layout of the Fontana, California facility, located outside the Auto Club Speedway, challenged the racers […]

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Aug 29, 2018
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1) If you have not yet made yourself familiar with the new staging area for those arriving early on Friday, please review that information here: http://rockislandgrandprix.com/news_releases/2018/news_staging-area.html 2) The X30 class has been dropped for lack or entrants. 3) At the request of Margay and the Ignite Masters competitors, the weight for that class has been […]

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Aug 28, 2018
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Considered one of the all-time greats of American karting, Gary Carlton finally launches his plans for his future in the karting industry. After closing out the 2017 season with a big win in the famous Granja 500 with TEAM Barrichello/HERO, Carlton went silent. Moving from his Italian base that he had been stationed for the […]

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Aug 28, 2018
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With two rounds of action complete, the battle is tight in the first Triple Crown of Karting as competitors prepare for the final round of action at the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom on Labor Day Weekend in Rock Island, Ill. Previous rounds of the Triple Crown were run at the Quincy […]

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California ProKart Challenge Heading Back to Monterey

Penultimate round for Superkarts! USA flagship regional program set for August 31-September 1

Aug 27, 2018
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September is championship month for the California ProKart Challenge as the flagship regional program for Superkarts! USA is set to host its penultimate round at the Monterey Bay Karters facility on August 31 – September 1. The Marina Airport Kart Track in Marina, California will be the site for Round Five over the Labor Day […]

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Aug 23, 2018
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Heartland Park was the 6th stop on the Vega Road Race series but this time WKA’s Robby Harper combined forces with KART’s Kelly Read and Jim Edgington to bring the Summer Sizzler to Topeka Kansas.  With these two-powerhouse karting organizations joining forces there was bound to be some good ole fashion racing to the checkered […]

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Race Report: ROK Sonoma – Round Six

Breidinger takes the VP Masters ROK Feature Class

Aug 23, 2018
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ROK Sonoma usually has tough, tight and exciting racing, but the “smoking” racing for this race had to do with the smoky haze in the air from the Mendocino County fires. The fast-National track configuration made for some exciting racing as drivers used the draft to set up passes on the front straight. A veteran […]

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Aug 21, 2018
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The ninth season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour came to a end with the 2018 SummerNationals held at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The Pro Tour finale has found a new home in New Castle, Indiana, with the nine IAME and Stock Honda categories crowning the 2018 champions after Round Five and Six were […]

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Aug 21, 2018
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Hoosier Tire is proud to offer a contingency program to reward those drivers competing in the King of the Streets race at the 2018 Rock Island Grand Prix. The program details are outlined below: $1000.00 to win or $500.00 to the highest finisher The contingency payout will be awarded based on the following criteria: Driver […]

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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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