e-Kart: Nicholas Deskins – evGrand Prix Kart Project – Part 2

Steps to transforming a typical racing kart to evKart specs

Aug 14, 2018
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When I launched my first magazine in 1998, I was lucky to have already developed a friendship with Jeff Deskins, having bonded with the transplanted-Californian over racing and karting in my home province of Ontario. Jeff was an avid amateur photographer and, while traveling for work, he made it a point to hit many of […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Myers sweeps final round for S1 title as MacDermid scores first Pro Tour victory in X30 Senior

Aug 12, 2018
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The final day of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour for the 2018 season went into the books on Sunday. The sixth and final round of the championship chase took place at the New Castle Motorsports Park to close out the ninth edition of the SummerNationals. Weather remained warm and humid, with no issues of rain […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

Jarsocrak grabs X30 Senior win as Pickett outlasts in S1

Aug 11, 2018
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The final event for the 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour completed the opening day of racing at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The ninth edition of the SummerNationals ran without any weather issues, however, the day was along with LCQs and delays due to red flag during practice. The seven main events wrapped up just […]

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Paddock Insider: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Ninth season of program crowns champions at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 10, 2018
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is part of the Trackside coverage, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2018 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere else. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 2

Four Honda championships up for grabs in New Castle this weekend

Aug 09, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is set to close out the season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility will host the ninth edition of the SummerNationals on August 10-12. The five IAME categories and four Stock Honda divisions will close out the six-round championship chase with two […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 1

IAME International Final tickets and championships on the line this weekend

Aug 08, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is set to close out its three-event season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park, and all eyes will be focused on the state of Indiana. The New Castle facility will host the ninth edition of the SummerNationals on August 10-12. The five IAME categories and four Stock […]

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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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EKN One-on-One: Justin Stefani – J3 Competition

Innovative company adds Rotax program to distribution list

Aug 07, 2018
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The Rotax engine, produced by global company BRP out of their Austrian factory, has a long history within the sport of karting dating back a few decades. It was in 1997 when the Rotax 125 MAX engine arrived on the scene, laying the groundwork for the formation of the Rotax MAX Challenge program in 1999. […]

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Rok Cup USA Releases 2019 Calendar

Florida Winter Tour, ROK Fest and ROK the RIO back on the schedule in 2019

Aug 03, 2018
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August 1, 2018 – Providing the karting community ample time to plan and put together their race programs for the 2019 season, ROK Cup Promotions and ROK Cup USA are pleased to announce their much-anticipated 2019 race dates. With the season once again beginning in the Sunshine State with the annual ROK Cup Promotions Florida […]

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Driver Diary: Colin Queen – CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy – Lonato, Italy

Weekend full of achievements for California karter

Aug 01, 2018
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2018 marks the seventh season of karting for California native Colin Queen. The 13-year-old is into his second season at the Junior ranks, following a successful career at the Cadet level at Superkarts! USA, United States Pro Kart Series and Los Angeles Karting Championship. Queen was one of two drivers selected by the World Karting […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – July 27

Program exceeds 2,600 drivers competing at North American tracks

Jul 31, 2018
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When racers say the sport is dying or there is no growth in the sport, they must be ignoring the efforts of the Briggs & Stratton #OperationGrassroots program. The fourth year of the Briggs Weekly Racing Series has reached the mark of over 2,600 drivers, with the goal of surpassing last year’s mark of over […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier Grand Prix Sunday Report

Jarsocrak, Terlecki, Mardan and Sorensen earn tickets to IAME International Final

Jul 29, 2018
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The United States Pro Kart Series put in the final chapter of the 2018 season Sunday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The Hoosier Grand Prix closed the sixth year of the program, with Championship Sunday deciding the seven IAME championships on the season. While it was an overcast day, the rain stayed away from […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier Grand Prix Saturday Report

Jarsocrak sweeps round while Hollingshead extends point lead with victory

Jul 29, 2018
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The season finale for the United States Pro Kart Series put the first half of the weekend to bed with Round Five contested at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The Hoosier Grand Prix is welcoming 160 entries over seven categories on the weekend, working through the long day of Saturday featuring qualifying, two heat races […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier Grand Prix Preview

$70,000 in prizes and IAME International Final tickets on the line at New Castle

Jul 26, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires, IAME USA East and Nitro Kart is set to close this weekend. The New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana will host the Hoosier Grand Prix with Round Five and Six contested around the 1-mile circuit. Roughly $70,000 in prizes is available on […]

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Behind the Laptop: Less Is More

Too many series lead to declining numbers

Jul 25, 2018
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

I am not sure where I heard this statement, but as I spend more time around the karting industry, I most definitely agree that ‘Less is More’. It seems that, in general, our lives have sped up three to four times compared to what things used to be. Social media always has us busy, be […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Texas ProKart Challenge – Amarillo Report

French sweeps S1, while Musgrave doubles in X30 Senior in extreme heat

Jul 24, 2018
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The Texas ProKart Challenge made its second trek to West Texas last weekend and the racing was exciting from start to finish on the challenging 12-turn Amarillo Kart Circuit. Dallas Karting Complex lead pilot Jake French notched both wins in the S1 Pro Stock Honda class, topping the combined shifter field in the program that […]

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Jul 19, 2018
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The challenge of mid-summer heat continued this past weekend for the Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina. However, 90+ degree temperatures did not deter drivers from making it one of the most exciting and competitive weekends yet. Headlining the charge to the front was Georgia driver Austin Williamson, […]

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Jul 17, 2018
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Being prepared and proactive to help its members, the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup program is pleased to announce their 2019 racing schedule and class structure along with a new point program as they prepare for the future. Taking the customers travel planning and costs of racing into consideration, a six race schedule over […]

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Alan Rudolph Racing Academy Tip of the Month: ‘Braking to Go Faster’

The art of footwork determines the difference between a fast lap and a slow one

Jul 17, 2018
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Karting is about becoming one with the chassis, the engine and the track. Many who have been in the sport and are currently competing may believe that it is a specific brand or a particular powerplant that can make or break your weekend at the track. In fact, however, the major adjustment that can be […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Norway Sunday Report

Hotz crowned new ‘Throwdown’ champion as Garrison, O’Brien, Wharff, Fairbairn and Dyszelski and Maier double up

Jul 15, 2018
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The eighth round of the 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series program went into the books Sunday under sunny skies in Norway, Illinois. Nine different categories contested the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway all weekend, battling challenging weather conditions on Saturday before soaking in the sun all day on Sunday. Seven drivers in total were able to […]

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