EKN Trackside: 2019 Texas ProKart Challenge – Speedsportz – Race Report

Gray sweeps X30 Senior mains to lock in regional crown

Sep 18, 2019
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The Texas Pro Kart Challenge wrapped its 2019 season this past weekend at the crown jewel of Texas karting, Speedsportz Racing Park in New Caney, Texas. The weather was unsurprisingly warm with the mercury holding steady in the mid-90s all weekend, but a light breeze helped make the high temps bearable.  With the championships on […]

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USAC Karting Announces 2020 Date for Battle at the Brickyard

Fourth annual event moves to late July inside the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sep 18, 2019
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The date is set, and everyone is invited! The 4th installment of USAC Karting’s Battle at the Brickyard returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway July 23-26, 2020. Thursday will be load in and registration day as in years past. On track activities will begin on Friday morning the 24th with racing throughout the weekend ending […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – September 9

Four-time SKUSA Pro Tour champion Norberg remains on top

Sep 13, 2019
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There can be no doubt as to who is at the top of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA following the first eight months of the 2019 season. Nearly 400 drivers have put in results through the selected events on the season to accumulate points over the past 12 months to […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Shifterkart – September 9

Top three include same names with Myers still on top but a familiar challenger close behind

Sep 12, 2019
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The end of the 2019 season is looming with the months of September and October closing out the many regional programs before year-end events put a cap on the year. The bulk of the national schedule is complete, shaping up the latest release of the eKartingNews.com Shifterkart Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA. Three […]

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Win Streaks Continue in Santa Maria for California ProKart Challenge

Number of drivers extend run of victories at Round Five of the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program

Sep 11, 2019
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The fifth round of the California ProKart Challenge was contested on September 7-8 at the home of the Santa Maria Karting Association. The two-day event for the Superkarts! USA regional program took to the 7/10-mile ‘Nationals’ configuration. Despite some dust storms throughout the weekend, the weather was dry and sunny, allowing the 15 categories to […]

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WKA Opens Entries for Manufacturers Cup Grand Nationals at NCMP

Discounted Local Briggs 206 Sr. Added and Popular Configuration 40 Slated for All Classes

Sep 09, 2019
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WKA opens registration for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup, Top Kart USA Nationals, October 11-13, adding Briggs 206 Senior for a reduced price of $100 for the weekend. Strengthening last year’s successful WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup at New Castle Motorsports Park, series organizers have made the bold move to once again race on the challenging […]

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Sep 04, 2019
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2019 marks the 10th season for the FIA Karting Academy Trophy program, which opened up at the Pro Kart Raceland facility in Wackersdorf, Germany on May 2-5. The United States have sent drivers to race in the unique championship series against drivers from all over the world. The 2019 season is welcoming 51 young drivers […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

Liberante claims King of the Streets as Lawson, Neilson and Goettsch add to their record totals

Sep 01, 2019
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Labor Day weekend for the sport of karting is about the Rock Island Grand Prix. The famed street race through the downtown road of Rock Island, Illinois celebrated the 25th running, welcoming another stellar paddock of local stars, grassroots racers, and top pilots from around the country. In total, 18 categories battled for the coveted […]

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California ProKart Challenge Gearing Up to Close Out 2019 Season

Round Five of Superkarts! USA flagship regional program set for September 7-8 in Santa Maria

Aug 30, 2019
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The California ProKart Challenge has the two final events of the 2019 season in sight for the month of September. The penultimate round for the Superkarts! USA regional program has teams and competitors heading to the Santa Maria Kart Track on September 7-8. The fifth round of the California PKC championship chase is set for […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

25th running of world’s largest street race takes place this Labor Day weekend in Quad Cities

Aug 30, 2019
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History is set to be made this Saturday when karts hit the streets of Rock Island, Illinois. The 25th edition of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom begins at 8am Saturday morning when the first practice sessions around the 6/10-mile course. The course and planning of the Labor Day weekend racing festival […]

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Race Report: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Badger Kart Club

FranklinKart.com Nationals hosts fifth event of 2019 season

Aug 28, 2019
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The fifth stop of the 2019 World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series program took competitors back to the Wolf Paving Raceway this past weekend. The Dousman, Wisconsin circuit, home of the Badger Kart Club, hosted the FranklinKart.com Nationals, serving as Rounds 9 and 10 for the championship program. Four drivers were able to leave […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: July 2019 – Steven Kilsdonk

Career performance with victory and two runner-up finishes at USAC Karting Battle of the Brickyard

Aug 27, 2019
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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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Aug 26, 2019
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After careful planning, the World Karting Association (WKA) has made some aggressive enhancements to its Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup for 2020, and beyond. Adding to the popular IAME classes for 2020, WKA will create a true manufacturers cup with the addition of the Vortex ROK powered classes to the program.  Stacking the classes even further, WKA […]

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Aug 26, 2019
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The culmination of the 2019 ROK Fest Amarillo took place on Sunday as the temperatures in North Texas continued to climb. With plenty of prizes to ROK the RIO on the line, drivers put all their efforts in driving their way onto the podium and reaping the rewards. When the dust settled and the trophies […]

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Aug 23, 2019
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The Extreme Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom will host the 20th running of the exciting King of the Streets shifter kart race sponsored by LeCont Tires. King of the Streets is one of the most coveted titles that can be won in North American karting and is always one of the headline races […]

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Respect Karting Program Launched by Karting Australia

KA and all affiliated State Karting Associations pledge to stamp out unacceptable behaviour at all levels of Australian Karting

Aug 23, 2019
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Karting Australia and our affiliated State and Territory associations have vowed to stamp out unacceptable behaviour at karting events with the launch of Karting Australia’s “Respect Karting” program at the annual Building Better Kart Clubs conference held in Melbourne last weekend. In launching the program, which is understood to be the first of its kind […]

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Multiple Double Winners for Route 66 Sprint Series in Norway

Concept Haulers Motor Speedway overcomes wet weather for Rounds Seven and Eight

Aug 22, 2019
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The 2019 season for the Route 66 Sprint Series – presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports – is nearing the end. The penultimate event on the calendar was held on the August 16-18 weekend at the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway. The Norway, Illinois facility hosted Rounds Seven and Eight, with early rain hitting the […]

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Aug 21, 2019
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One of the longest running events in United States karting – the Rock Island Grand Prix – is about to write the 25th chapter of the famed Labor Day street race. Each year, a group of volunteers plan and execute a two-day racing festival in the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois. The Quad Cities […]

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Aug 20, 2019
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It’s pretty easy to see, at any track on any given weekend, that Stilo helmets are becoming more and more visible in North American karting. Manufactured at Stilo’s headquarters in Pedrengo, Italy, the products have been officially imported and distributed by Simpson Performance Products, Inc since the beginning of 2018. Stilo provides a full range […]

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California ROK Championship and Formula Karting Championship Combine Forces

Season finale for both programs set for Labor Day weekend ‘Summer ROK Party’ at CalSpeed Karting

Aug 16, 2019
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The summer season is coming to a close, as is a number of karting programs across North America. To celebrate the end of their 2019 seasons, the California ROK Championship and Formula Karting Championship are combining forces and working together to offer the ‘Summer ROK Party’. The August 31-September 1 event is sending out invitations […]

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