EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Preview

Middle event of program travels SoCal to continue 14th season

Feb 25, 2021
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The 14th season for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter continues this weekend at the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California. Rounds Three and Four are set for February 26-28 as the middle event of the winter ROK Cup USA championship program. CalSpeed was the location for the unfortunate end to the […]

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Feb 24, 2021
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The motor mount is a crucial component of every kart. That hardware is what connects the power to the frame and allows you to drive your way to the top of the podium. Odenthal Racing Products have been producing karting components based on the decades of karting experience, and design ‘Made In the USA’ products […]

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Feb 22, 2021
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Mother nature is still showing the winter season strong as the month of February is near the end. When March begins, the A-Maxx Racing operation will venture to a warmer climate to begin their 2021 racing season. The growing race team based out of Indianapolis, Indiana will make its first stop trackside when they take […]

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Feb 19, 2021
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The 2021 Superkarts! USA Winter Series closed out on the February 12-14 weekend at the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex presented by MG Tires. Nearly 180 entries competed over the three days and two rounds at the Homestead, Florida facility, completing Round Three and Four of the ‘best of three’ championship program. Rob Howden and David Cole […]

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Feb 19, 2021
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Always looking to improve their program, the World Karting Association (WKA) has instituted a number of changes for their Manufacturers Cup program. With the elimination of some classes, addition of others and increased track time for some, the new format will take place at the upcoming Charlotte Karting Challenge event April 15-18 at the famed […]

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Feb 19, 2021
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Despite all the challenges that 2020 brought, the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) presented by MG Tires and IAME USA East, managed to complete all of its events, and do it in record fashion.  Two of the three events in 2020 set new records for attendance, and based on early entries for Round One […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 SKUSA Winter Series – AMR2 – Sunday Report

Norberg claims third straight championship as Zilisch stakes claim with first Senior victory

Feb 14, 2021
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The final round of the Superkarts! USA Winter Series went into the books on Sunday at the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex presented by MG Tires. Nearly 180 entries took part in the fourth and final round of the ‘best of three’ championship program at the Homestead, Florida facility with sunny and warm conditions all day. Most […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 SKUSA Winter Series – AMR 2 – Saturday Report

Deukmedjian doubles up again to open up series finale

Feb 13, 2021
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The 2021 Superkarts! USA Winter Series finale weekend is underway with Round Three of the racing action completed on Saturday, February 13 at the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex presented by MG Tires. Half of the winter championship was completed in January with the second half taking part this weekend in Homestead, Florida. For some, it was […]

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Paddock Insider: 2021 SKUSA Winter Series – AMR2

News and notes from the finale in Homestead

Feb 12, 2021
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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 2021 Superkarts! USA Winter Series at the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex during the February 12-14 weekend. EKN Managing Editor David Cole is trackside in Homestead, Florida to provide […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 SKUSA Winter Series – AMR 2 Preview

Winter championship to be decided in Homestead

Feb 11, 2021
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The 2021 Superkarts! USA Winter Series program will close out this weekend – February 12-14 – at the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex presented by MG Tires. Rounds Three and Four of the ‘best of three’ championship program will be contested on Saturday and Sunday in Homestead, Florida to decide this year’s titles. After a near 200 […]

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Feb 10, 2021
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The heavily anticipated 2021 Ignite Challenge schedule has arrived with a fresh new take on regional spec Ignite racing. Our mission to provide racers a fast, fun, fair series is realized with the addition of a brand new facility and an epic 2-day championship closing event at the newly repaved TNT Kartways. Despite the difficult […]

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Feb 10, 2021
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The Quincy Grand Prix dates back to 1970 with originator Gus Traeder offering five categories that year around South Park in Quincy, Illinois. It had an amazing run until 2001 before the event closed for nearly two decades. In 2018, the event made a return for the sport of karting as the sound of karts […]

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Feb 09, 2021
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The Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by Franklin Motorsports and MG Tires is happy to announce that they have partnered with the Buckeye Karting Challenge to create a unique, one-off motorsports event.  Route 66 has been the gold standard for regional sprint racing in the Midwest, with a history spanning back over 25 years.  The […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: January 2021 – Matias Orjuela

Parolin USA driver scores three victories at SKUSA Winter Series and Florida Winter Tour events

Feb 08, 2021
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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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Feb 08, 2021
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After shutting down for a year due to the Coronavirus, organizers of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, have announced plans for the race to return to its usual Labor Day weekend dates, Sept. 4-5, this year. It will be the 26th year for this popular motorsport event, run […]

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Feb 03, 2021
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The CKR USA operation is gearing up for a strong 2021 season, all focused on growth for its race team and expected expansion of its dealer network. A key component in this effort is a new leader to guide the CKR USA race team, as CKR USA President James O’Brien has named Eric Molinatti, an […]

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CKNA South Division Debuts This Weekend in Bushnell

Encouraging pre-entry numbers for program’s expansion into Florida

Feb 03, 2021
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As detailed by Cup Karts North America’s Greg Jasperson in last week’s EKN One-on-One interview, the organization will be expanding its regional series platform in 2021 with the launch of a new South Division. A four-race series has been developed for the state of Florida, and it will throw the green flag on the new […]

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Feb 03, 2021
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The following is a statement published by Superkarts! USA regarding the upgrades on the X30 engine. Due to extremely congested shipping ports and COVID-19 logistics, IAME USA have experienced unforeseen delays in shipments. This in turn means the inability to procure new engines and exhaust systems in a timely fashion, as outlined in the previous […]

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Feb 02, 2021
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After a successful opening round to the 2021 ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour that boasted more than two hundred entries, changes have been made to the location for round two. Set to take place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, international travel restrictions have forced series officials to move the location north to […]

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Feb 01, 2021
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Before the calendar turned over to 2021, the Trinity Karting Group added to its driver roster for the upcoming season. 2020 US Rotax Grand Nationals champion Luca Mars will race for TKG aboard a Tony Kart. Mars is coming off a solid 2020 season, finishing at the co-#1 in the EKN TaG Driver Rankings. The […]

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