EKN Trackside: 2020 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview

Third year under ROK Cup USA banner begins at Musselman Honda Circuit

Jan 23, 2020
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The 13th season for Challenge of the Americas is set to kick off this weekend at the Musselman Honda Circuit. ROKkers from all over North America will converge on the Tucson, Arizona facility from January 24-26 to contest the opening two rounds of the premier winter series on the left coast. Nearly 100 drivers are […]

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15 Years of Dedication: David Cole and EKN

Our Managing Editor begins his 16th year with HMG

Jan 23, 2020
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I’m finishing this column as fly from Toronto to Denver enroute to Tucson for the opening round of the ROK Cup USA Challenge of the Americas. I’m scheduled to arrive just before noon in Arizona, and my Managing Editor David Cole will begin his trek this afternoon and will likely land just before 11:00 pm […]

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Jan 23, 2020
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The 4th edition of USAC Karting’s Battle at the Brickyard is set for more growth as 18 classes are included for this years running. The main focus of one of the largest karting events is being all encompassing for kart racers from all walks of life and the most diverse class structure in karting. The […]

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Jan 21, 2020
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With a new decade now underway, the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) presented by MG Tires and IAME USA East, is preparing to roll into their 2020 racing season.  But first, a look back at what has been accomplished so far. The USPKS certainly has made an indelible mark on the sport of sprint […]

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Jan 21, 2020
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ROK Cup Promotions is kicking off their 2020 event calendar this weekend at Isle Casino in Pompano Beach, Florida for round one of the Florida Winter Tour. Taking place on the temporary circuit on the grounds of the Isle Casino Racing Thursday, January 16 to Sunday, January 19, 231 drivers from across the globe will […]

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Jan 19, 2020
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ROK Cup Promotions is kicking off their 2020 event calendar this weekend at Isle Casino in Pompano Beach, Florida for round one of the Florida Winter Tour. Taking place on the temporary circuit on the grounds of the Isle Casino Racing Thursday, January 16th to Sunday, January 19th, 231 drivers from across the globe will be […]

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Jan 18, 2020
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ROK Cup Promotions is kicking off their 2020 event calendar this weekend at Isle Casino in Pompano Beach, Florida for round one of the Florida Winter Tour. Taking place on the temporary circuit on the grounds of the Isle Casino Racing Thursday, January 16th to Sunday, January 19th, 231 drivers from across the globe will be […]

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EKN Trackside: 2020 SKUSA Winter Series – AMR 1 Report

Woods-Toth and Greenemeier score big X30 Senior wins in Homestead

Jan 14, 2020
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Superkarts! USA threw the green flag on its 2020 season this past weekend at the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex Presented by MG Tires, kicking off the third edition of the organization’s Winter Series in south Florida. The event set an series attendance record with over 240 entries, including the new inclusion of the popular Margay Ignite […]

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EKN Trackside: 2020 SKUSA Winter Series – AMR 1 Preview

New season begins with third edition of Florida program

Jan 09, 2020
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The first major event of the 2020 season is set for this weekend in the sunshine state. The Superkarts! USA will welcome racers to the AMR Motorplex in Homestead, Florida for the opening weekend of the 2020 SKUSA Winter Series. A pre-entry total of 229 drivers in 13 categories are set to tackle the 7/10-mile […]

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Jan 09, 2020
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After its first full kick-off year of Rotax Racing in 2019, J3 Competition is pleased to announce its 2020 program. Alongside BRP-Rotax, J3 will continue with its Stars & Stripes branding continuing to embrace the essence of the American spirit within its Rotax Grand Final ticket events.  With several unique changes for 2020 the program […]

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Jan 08, 2020
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A new season and a new decade of karting has arrived, now that we are fully into 2020. Winter championships are getting underway in the warmer regions of the United States as the rest of the country waits patiently for the spring and summer months to appear. Until then, the karting community will be in […]

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Full Throttle Karting Becomes Western Distributor for ROK Engines and Parts

Experienced California-based company helps expand customer service for left half of United States

Jan 07, 2020
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The ROK Cup platform is continuing its expansion throughout North America entering the 2020 season. One of the key pieces to growth is the establishment of a new Western United States distributor for all ROK engines and parts. California-based Full Throttle Karting is taking on the task, providing dealers and shops with excellent customer service, […]

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Jan 07, 2020
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When I bought eKartingNews in 2004 to add it to our line-up of print publications, the website had just 12 advertisers. The site was new and still finding its footing. Within my company’s publishing family, we were able to make the site thrive and it eventually became the cornerstone of everything we do. It’s been […]

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Jan 06, 2020
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Billy Musgrave will go down in the history books as the first-ever SKUSA SuperNationals IAME 175 SSE Pro Shifter winner, having scored the victory this past November at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Musgrave came into the race having won back-to-back Pro Shifter SuperSunday finals in 2017 and 2018, in […]

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Race Report: WKA Daytona KartWeek 2019

Zilisch goes three for three with DeLong earning two as 2020 season kicks off

Jan 03, 2020
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The 2020 karting season is officially underway as the World Karting Association hosted the 45th anniversary event of the Daytona KartWeek. Racers from all over North America converged on the Daytona International Speedway for a trio of events, including the Manufacturers Cup Series, National Road Racing Series and Dirt World Championships. Weather was a major […]

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SKUSA Releases Proposed IAME Technical Adjustments for 2021

Official statement details technical future of program beginning in 2021 season

Jan 02, 2020
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Superkarts! USA released a technical announcement on its website on Thursday, posting the above graphic and link to their website. After a seven-year freeze on the IAME X30 powerplant, which fueled consumer confidence and powered the growth and strength of the SKUSA Pro Tour, IAME USA will make adjustments to the exhaust system, ignition system, […]

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OnTrack – Margay Ignite K3

EKN Publisher joins the Ignite family at the Battle at the Brickyard

Jan 02, 2020
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With a new season of Margay Ignite events ready to launch for 2020 – both Ignite Majors and Ignite Challenge races – the timing is perfect for our Editor-in-Chief Rob Howden to detail his first opportunity to compete in an Ignite event. Rob participated in the USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis […]

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Race Preview: WKA Daytona KartWeek 2019

Annual event to celebrate 45th anniversary at Daytona International Speedway

Dec 27, 2019
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It was in 1974 that karts first hit the Daytona International Speedway with the World Karting Association making its inaugural trip to the Florida highbanks. 2019 marks the 45th anniversary of that event, with the WKA Daytona KartWeek taking place at the famed Daytona Beach, Florida facility on December 27-30. Hundreds of karters from all […]

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Dec 26, 2019
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This month is very significant one for me, for the sport, and for the world. It is December 2019, and we all are embarking on the third decade of the 21st century. Social media has been busy over the last two months reflecting on the past decade (2009-2019), both personally and how extremely different the […]

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WKA Confirms ROK Cup USA Prize Package for Mid-Season Championship

A host of awards for Vortex ROK competitors at the 2020 WKA Manufacturers Cup

Dec 26, 2019
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December 26, 2019 – Continuing to roll out their 2020 prize package, the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup staff has confirmed their Mid-Season Shootout prize package for Vortex ROK competitors. With ROK Cup Superfinal invites and 2021 Florida Winter Tour entry packages on the docket, ROK Cup USA will also award complete engine packages […]

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