Sep 16, 2019
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The ‘Operation Grassroots’ is 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 movement has been based around the Briggs powerplant, […]

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Sep 10, 2019
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One of the longest running events in North American karting is the Rock Island Grand Prix. The world-famous street race in Rock Island, Illinois hosted the 25th edition on August 31-September 1 with racers from all over converging on the Quad Cities area for fun on and off the track. Two action-packed days fill up […]

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Sep 04, 2019
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eKartingNews.com is the hub of the karting world, providing you with all the latest news, insider information and race reports from events around the globe. ‘This Week In Karting’ helps to tie everything together in one weekly podcast, bringing our listeners up to speed on the most recent news in the sport. Episode 13 with […]

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Aug 26, 2019
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Team USA for the upcoming Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is set, thanks to the third #RaceRotax event of the season with J3 Competition hosting the Stars & Stripes Open event at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Justin Stefani of J3 joins EKN’s Rob Howden to discuss Team USA, heading to the 20th edition of the […]

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Aug 21, 2019
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The third and final event of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour took place on the August 9-11 weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The 10th edition of the SummerNationals welcomed a near-record paddock to the New Castle, Indiana facility with the 12 different championships decided after Rounds Five and Six were contested. Rob Howden […]

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Aug 19, 2019
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has become the largest street race in the world, and the longest running at the same time. Every Labor Day weekend, karters from all over converge on the Quad Cities area to compete for two days in the city streets, ready to celebrate the 25th edition on August 31-September 1. […]

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Aug 15, 2019
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The United States Pro Kart Series completed its 2019 season on the July 26-28 weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility hosted the Hoosier State Grand Prix, which served as the fifth and sixth rounds of the USPKS championship program. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the event in […]

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Aug 13, 2019
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eKartingNews.com is the hub of the karting world, providing you with all the latest news, insider information and race reports from events around the globe. ‘This Week In Karting’ helps to tie everything together in one weekly podcast, bringing our listeners up to speed on the most recent news in the sport. The 12th episode […]

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Aug 01, 2019
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The Texas ProKart Challenge continued its 2019 season with the middle event of the year. Competitors traveled to the panhandle section of the Lone Star State to take on the Amarillo Kart Circuit on July 19-21 for Rounds Three and Four of the Superkarts! USA regional program. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the […]

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Jul 17, 2019
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It was a true honor to be part of the third annual USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard, inside the hollowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Karters from all over North America and around the world ventured to Speedway, Indiana. Both Rob Howden and David Cole were part of the over 200 karters to […]

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Morning Coffee – A New Brickyard Experience

Initial thoughts after a memorable IMS weekend

Jul 10, 2019
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It’s a trip I’d take any day. The drive from the I-465 exit east on Crawfordsville Road toward the corner of 16th and Georgetown in Speedway, IN has the same effect on me as it did the very first time I made that journey numerous years ago. Every time I roll down that road, my […]

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Jul 08, 2019
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eKartingNews.com is the hub of the karting world, providing you with all the latest news, insider information and race reports from events around the globe. ‘This Week In Karting’ helps to tie everything together in one weekly podcast, bringing our listeners up to speed on the most recent news in the sport. A month away […]

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Jul 02, 2019
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Kart racing returned to the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the first time in a decade. The World Karting Association hosted the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge on June 21-23 at the famed Concord, North Carolina facility. It was a trio of events with the Manufacturers Cup Series and National Road Racing Series utilizing the ROVAL, […]

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Jun 28, 2019
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The midway point in the United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires came on the June 14-16 weekend as the program hosted the Carolina Grand Prix at the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. The weekend hosted Rounds Three and Four of the championship program with perfect racing weather all three days […]

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Jun 27, 2019
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Grassroots racing has been a focus for Margay Racing since the beginning. The leading ‘Made in the USA’ chassis manufacturer continues to feed club tracks and series with the products to get on track and enjoy what is a family sport. Their spec Ignite program with Briggs & Stratton 206 powerplant continues to expand from […]

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Jun 19, 2019
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Two events are hosted by the USAC Karting organization during the months of July and August. It’s the busy summer season, gearing up for the third edition of the Battle at the Brickyard held on July 5-7 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix on August 9-11. Each are expected to […]

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Jun 18, 2019
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The World Karting Association is returning back to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The facility that neighbors the WKA headquarters has been vacant from the organizations’ yearly schedule since 2009. The 10-year void has been filled with the upcoming Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, welcoming the Manufacturers Cup Series, National Road Racing Series, and Speedway Dirt […]

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Jun 13, 2019
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The 2019 season has been one of drivers moving around to new teams and different chassis. One of the most notable changes is Billy Musgrave moving to Croc Promotion USA / Mad Old Nut Racing. The three-time SKUSA SuperNationals winner remains one of the top shifterkart drivers over the last seven seasons. He talks with […]

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Jun 05, 2019
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This week is the annual trip to The Park. Last year, karting patriarch Terry Traeder revived the famous Quincy Grand Prix. Its return sparked a passion for pushing man and machine to the edge around one of the most challenging road courses in North America. On June 8-9, karters will tackle the 1-mile course once […]

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Jun 04, 2019
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eKartingNews.com is the hub of the karting world, providing you with all the latest news, insider information and race reports from events around the globe. ‘This Week In Karting’ helps to tie everything together in one weekly podcast, bringing our listeners up to speed on the most recent news in the sport. We have hit […]

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