Mar 26, 2019
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Now entering its eighth season, the Superkarts! USA Texas ProKart Challenge opens up this weekend at the North Texas Karters facility in Denton, Texas. The Lone Star State continues to produce top-level karters year after year, thanks in part to the Texas PKC. It has been a busy off season for P1 Promotions – Mark […]

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Feb 13, 2019
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The leading program in the northeast portion of North America is The F Series Gearup Challenge. Four states are represented in the five-event championship set for the 2019 program, which is supported by a number of competitors and industry members, and includes a class structure that is not selective. The program provides unique opportunities for […]

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Jan 30, 2019
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Superkarts! USA has come full circle over the past two decades. The Janowski family was behind the initial years, building the organization from the ground up from Indiana. Today, SKUSA is the premier national program and continues building up regional programs across the country. The latest is the revival of the Great Lakes ProKart Challenge, […]

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Jan 15, 2019
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Endurance racing is a test of man and machine. It is not everyday you can attempt to drive a kart for 24 straight hours. Your chance is now with the creation of the SimCraft 24 Hours of Orlando. Event promoter TJ Halsema sat down with EKN’s Rob Howden to discuss the upcoming event on March […]

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Jan 07, 2019
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The new season is upon us as 2019 is here. The first podcast to hit the EKN Radio Network is the 15th episode of the ‘Industry Insider’. EKN’s Rob Howden was able to track down Superkarts! USA leader Tom Kutscher for a long conversation. The new season for SKUSA – including the upcoming SKUSA Winter […]

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Dec 26, 2018
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The final ‘Industry Insider’ of 2018 is focused on the last event of the calendar year. The World Karting Association is set to host the Daytona KartWeek during the days after Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The organization, off the upcoming event inside the Daytona International Speedway, is gearing up for an exciting 2019 season […]

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Dec 19, 2018
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Andy Seesemann has become the leader in the clubhouse for the Industry Insider show. The longtime industry member made his third appearance on the show, joining EKN’s Rob Howden again for another entertaining interview. Seesemann has been working hard on the 2019 season since before the summer began. Now that the calendar is about to […]

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Nov 20, 2018
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One of the most historic names in the karting industry for USA is Margay. One of the few chassis manufacturers in the United States continues to be at all levels of the sport. Decades after the company began, third-generation owner Keith Freber understands that sport can only grow with new people coming in. Their grassroots […]

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Nov 12, 2018
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Becoming the best takes hard work and dedication. It’s no different in karting, needing to put in 100% for the opportunity to be at the top of the podium when it comes to main event time. No one is on the gas full throttle on and off the track for his drivers and team then […]

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Nov 06, 2018
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One of the most respected figures in the sport of karting in North America is Alan Rudolph. A longtime driver and instructor, Rudolph’s resume is strong in both aspects with a long list of victories and championships along with great alumni pupils that range from all forms of motorsports. All of that preceded the announcement […]

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Nov 02, 2018
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The Rok Cup USA program is wrapping up the 2018 season this week with the inaugural ROK the RIO event in Las Vegas. From October 31-November 3, racers will be competing outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to be name the inaugural winners of the event. The Rok Cup USA program has continued to […]

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Oct 30, 2018
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It has been an amazing 2018 season for the Nitro Kart brand. In just two years, the chassis has become the leading brand for the Cadet age group, gaining major wins and championships since launching in 2017. The man behind its birth is Nick Tucker. A SKUSA Pro Tour champion and motorsport industry member has […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Each Labor Day weekend, karters flock to the Quad Cities area to take part in the annual Rock Island Grand Prix. The Illinois city along the Mississippi River will host the 24th edition of the RIGP with a host of volunteers putting on the three-day festival. The featured entertainment is the two days of racing […]

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Jun 25, 2018
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The 2018 season on the west coast begins with the Challenge of the Americas. Promoter Andy Seesemann hosted the 11th season of the program this winter, beginning a new era with the series under the Rok Cup USA banner. Each event improved in terms of numbers and is a great starting point for the expansion […]

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Jun 14, 2018
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Club racing is the backbone of karting here in the United States of America. It is what makes kart racing the grassroots level of motorsports, based on families willing to put their time and effort into making the sport better. One of the hundreds of volunteers to put in his time is Greg Speed of […]

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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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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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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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Jan 10, 2018
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The EKN Radio Network continues to expand with another new podcast program that will join the line-up to start the 2018 season. The ‘Industry Insider’ podcast provides EKN with the opportunity to sit down with key personal within the karting industry – from shop owners and race team managers to importers and series directors. The […]

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