Mar 27, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

One sector of the motorsports world that is getting a boost during this COVID-19 pandemic is eSports. Racers and racing fans all over the world are locked down to help stop the spread of the virus, and to keep within the ‘social distancing’ guidelines laid down by local and state authorities. This has amped up […]

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Mar 27, 2020
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The following is a statement released by Superkarts! USA this morning regarding the updated format and schedule for the SKUSA Pro Tour. First and foremost, SKUSA would like to express our gratitude for everyone’s understanding and demeaner following the mandated cancellation of our WinterNationals at NOLA Motorsports Park just mere weeks ago. We were just […]

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Mar 27, 2020
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As the world continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, World Karting Association (WKA) officials have been carefully monitoring information updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the World Health Organization. Following orders to shelter in place across the country, including in the North Carolina area, the Charlotte Karting Challenge […]

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Mar 24, 2020
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One of the longest supporting companies of eKartingNews.com has been Acceleration Kart Racing. Based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, AKR was one of the first pioneer online stores for the sport of karting. Now over 15 years later, ShopAKR.com remains one of the leading stores for karts and parts. AKR is not only a leader […]

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Mar 24, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

To say this week has been extraordinary is an understatement. As we completed our first full week of ‘social distancing’ during this COVID-19 pandemic, we are all trying to find activities to keep ourselves busy and to not simply lay out on the couch watching reruns of The Office (I limit myself to two episodes […]

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Mar 20, 2020
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The 2019 season marked the fifth year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Powered by RLV. The goal of the program is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 platform across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. The success of […]

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Mar 20, 2020
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The following is a statement from P1 Promotions regarding the situation surrounding the Lockhart Grand Prix and the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the ever-changing Covid-19 outbreak occurring across the US and the world, we have been working with the City of Lockhart to determine the best course of action in regards to the May […]

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Mar 19, 2020
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The weather in Michigan has been moderate with a lower snowfall total then in recent years and temperatures thankfully staying above the zero mark. With the spring season just days away, Precision Karting Technologies (PKT) hosted an open house at their Wixom, Michigan headquarters late last month. PKT is one of the few companies that […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: February 2020 – Oliver Calvo

Second straight event of three victories at Challenge of the Americas for California driver

Mar 18, 2020
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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Behind the Laptop: Karting Is Not Cancelled

Racing and, more importantly karting, will continue moving forward

Mar 17, 2020
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The past week has been a period of extraordinary implications due to the wave of the COVID-19 virus around the world and, of course, into the United States. As I begin writing this column, I am on my way home from New Orleans on a Saturday, a day in which we should be watching the […]

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Karting – We’re Not On Hold

Early thoughts on COVID-19s effect on our community

Mar 16, 2020
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

I’ve been in this sport for 25 years now, as a competitor and a journalist, and I’ve never experienced anything like the landscape that surrounds the ongoing evolution of COVID-19 and the government’s spectrum of reaction and associated social guideline implementations. ‘Self- isolation’ and ‘social-distancing’ have quickly become part of our dialect, and the levels […]

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Paddock Insider: 2020 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals

Catch up on all of the stories from NOLA

Mar 13, 2020
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is part of our Trackside coverage, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will feature notes from trackside at the 2020 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals, which is being held this week at the NOLA Motorsports in New Orleans, LA. This is insider info will not be […]

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Mar 12, 2020
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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 launch a new 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 […]

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EKN Trackside: 2020 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals – Preview

11th season of program kicks off in the ‘Big Easy’

Mar 11, 2020
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The 2020 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour begins this weekend as the program hosts the fourth edition of the SKUSA WinterNationals at the NOLA Motorsports complex in Avondale, LA. This year is the 11th season for the national championship, which started back in Sonoma 2010 with the first edition of the SpringNationals. The WinterNationals event was […]

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Mar 11, 2020
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News surrounding the karting industry was made on February 26 when Texas Motor Speedway hosted their Media Day. During the opening of the event, TMS President and General Manager Eddie Gossage stormed into the ceremony aboard a CRG Centurion kart for his entrance. It was then during his initial comments, Gossage announced the future opening […]

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2020 IKF Sprint GrandNationals Set for Prairie City Kart Track

Prestigious event returns to California and iconic Duffy trophy up for grabs this October

Mar 10, 2020
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The 2020 season is now well underway as the calendar has turned over to the third month of the year. The International Kart Federation has been busy helping to guide local and regional programs across the country to get them ready for the new season. One of the key events for the programs under the […]

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Team Diary: Racing for Children’s – SimCraft 24 Hours of Orlando – Post Race Report

Charity race team finishes 18th overall with P13 in class for 24 hour race in Orlando

Mar 10, 2020
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A total of 34 teams took part in the SimCraft 24 Hours of Orlando endurance race at the Orlando Kart Center on January 31-February 2. 2020 marked the second edition of the 24-hour race, with all entries competing with the Briggs & Stratton 206 powerplant. Among those that returned for the second year is the Racing […]

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2020 ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour – St. Pete Sunday Report

Final winners and champions crowned outside Tropicana Field

Mar 09, 2020
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The third and final round of the ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour was completed on Sunday, March 8 outside the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The second temporary circuit of the three-event program welcomed competitors to the area just one week prior to the NTT IndyCar Series opener a few miles down the […]

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California ROK Championship Updates 2020 Calendar

Schedule changes forces date movement for second season of ROK Cup USA regional program

Mar 09, 2020
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Momentum is high for ROK Cup USA racing to begin the 2020 season, including in the western half of North America with Challenge of the Americas setting new records into the new year. The second event for the program at CalSpeed Karting in February welcomed a record number of entries in the 13-year history of […]

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Mar 08, 2020
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A cool but bright start to the day greeted ROKKERS at Tropicana Field for Saturday’s wheel-to-wheel competition. With heat two, three and prefinals on the docket, grids are set for Sunday’s main events and the run at the series titles. With a sun-drenched facility, the day went off without a hitch as thirty races went […]

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