Jul 06, 2021
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With the first annual United States Karting Grand Prix on the horizon, an event built for the karters, pre-entry has been extended and is set to close at midnight on Sunday, July 18. Taking place July 23-25 at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah, the USKGP has been put together and promoted by several […]

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Jul 02, 2021
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2021 has the distinction of featuring the most times I have been to road racing events in the last decade. Back in April, I had the honor of providing our EKN Trackside coverage for the World Karting Association Vega Road Racing Series event that was part of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, […]

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Jun 16, 2021
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With the first annual United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP) just around the corner, series officials have confirmed several arrive and drive opportunities for racers looking to compete in the event. With programs more readily available on the Sprint side of karting, Road Racing teams and businesses have stepped up to the plate to match […]

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Jun 11, 2021
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eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week radio station. A new and unique event, with multiple organizations coming together, is set to […]

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Apr 27, 2021
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Aaron Stanford, a longtime member of the karting community, was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. His mother and father, Linda and Albert Stanford, both raced competitive karting for a number of years with Albert making history in the karting community being one of the first black men to race go karts in […]

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Apr 26, 2021
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A unique and different EKN Trackside weekend on the April 15-18 weekend, bringing coverage from the World Karting Association Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge. All three of the programs with WKA – Manufacturers Cup Series, Speedway Dirt and Road Racing Series – were in action at the Concord, North Carolina facility. While EKN had visits […]

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Apr 18, 2021
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The World Karting Association completed the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge on Sunday, including the Vega Road Racing Series program. The second day of racing was conducted around the CMS ROVAL course in Concord, North Carolina on Sunday, welcoming perfect weather all day for six race groups. Throughout the day, a number of drivers were […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge – Road Racing – Saturday Report

First round of Grand National Eagles awarded following opening day of racing

Apr 17, 2021
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For a third straight year, the World Karting Association Vega Road Racing Series presented by Summit Racing Equipment visited the Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of the CMS Karting Challenge. The program ran a five-hour practice session on Friday, April 16 on the revised ROVAL course at the Concord, North Carolina facility, as WKA officials […]

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Apr 15, 2021
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The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to provide a show as part of the EKN Radio Network. The EKN OutLap is a preview podcast show, geared at providing you the top stories, breaking news, and championship battles going […]

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Apr 12, 2021
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As unique as the event itself, United States Karting Grand Prix officials are pleased to launch the 2021 Superkart Shootout. Set to be held during the USKGP at the Utah Motorsports Campus over the July 23-25 weekend, Superkart racers will by vying for cash prizes and the #1 plate to be utilized and displayed proudly […]

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Apr 06, 2021
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Jack Lehmann is a longtime pioneer in kart racing as he began his love for the sport from the Midwest region in St. Paul, Minnesota. Involved in his seventh decade of karting, his passion and love for the sport grows deeper year-after-year. Launching his kart career in 1959, Jack he founded Kart-O-Rama Kart Shop in […]

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Mar 23, 2021
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With news coming at a feverish pace and excitement building for the United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP), Series Officials are pleased to announce that registration for the inaugural event is now open. Set to take place the July 23-25 weekend at the Utah Motorsports Campus, a multi-track facility in Tooele, Utah, the event will […]

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Mar 16, 2021
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eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week radio station. This year is the 50th anniversary of the World Karting Association, one of […]

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EKN Trackside Coverage Confirmed for WKA Vega Road Racing Series at Charlotte

Focused reporting and social media coverage for big track activities

Mar 16, 2021
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EKN Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Rob Howden is thrilled to confirm that Managing Editor David Cole will once again be trackside for the World Karting Association’s Charlotte Karting Challenge on April 16-19 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. However, this year’s trip will feature a change in the spotlight, as our EKN Trackside coverage […]

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World Karting Association Vega Road Racing Series Announces Track for Charlotte Karting Challenge

NASCAR Roval without chicane is designated track for April 16-18 weekend

Mar 10, 2021
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With just over one month until the Charlotte Karting Challenge, the World Karting Association (WKA) staff are busy putting the finishing touches on the growing event. Debuting in 2020, the 2021 edition of the event is set increase in entries across all three series of competition, including the WKA Vega Road Racing Series Presented by […]

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Jan 26, 2021
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With the aim to give back to the kart racer, a group of sanctioning bodies has come together to form the United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP). Led by the World Karting Association (WKA), TaG USA and AKTPA, the USKGP is set for July 23-25 at the famed Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) in Tooele, Utah. […]

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Jan 25, 2021
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With the next World Karting Association Vega Road Racing Series Presented by Summit Race less than six weeks away, series officials are pleased to confirm that online registration is now open. Taking place at Roebling Road over the March 5-7 weekend, Road Racers can cross registration off their to do list as they complete the […]

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Jan 15, 2021
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Written by Jennifer Henry of Fade to Black Photography With many not able to spend the holidays with family, go kart racers were ready to make their annual trip down to Daytona to spend time with their racing family.  Even with Covid still lingering in the air, karters were eager to feel some normalcy by […]

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Jan 12, 2021
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A gathering of old, new and former karters began in the spring of 2020 when a challenged was laid out by karter John Brown. In April, through social media, Brown was able to gather momentum to begin the ‘50 Kart Challenge’. The goal – to fill a field of 50 drivers in the Yamaha Senior […]

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Dec 28, 2020
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As the sport of karting ages, more milestones come up on the calendar each year.  One prominent achievement is the Golden Anniversary of the World Karting Association.  Established in 1971, the WKA will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2021.  To celebrate and bring recognition to the plateau, WKA has officially launched the 50th Anniversary Logo, which will […]

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