Jan 30, 2020
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When the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup program announced their 2020 schedule, the date set for April 17-19 was slated to be in Charlotte, North Carolina. While the planned facility and layout was a temporary circuit in the Concord area, WKA officials have confirmed the anticipated return to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Featuring a multi-configuration design […]

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Jan 29, 2020
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Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s Motorsports division has released the Briggs 206 Rule Set for the 2020 racing season. The 2020 Rule Set outlines two main updates: clutch clarification and a new spark plug specification. “Building off the incredible momentum of the past 12 years, Briggs & Stratton Racing looks forward to even bigger fields, more […]

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Team GFC Sweeps COTA Rok Shifter Podium in Tucson

Gary Carlton’s team impresses in West Coast 2020 opener

Jan 29, 2020
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West Coast karting officially kicked off its 2020 season this past weekend at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, AZ with the opening rounds of the ROK Cup USA Challenge of the Americas and one of the biggest stories of the event was the strength of Gary Carlton’s GFC team. Carlton fielded eight entries in […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: December 2019 – Randy Fulks

Mr. Daytona adds to win total at WKA KartWeek

Jan 28, 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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EKN Trackside: 2020 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Sunday Report

Calvo ends weekend with three victories while Pickett completes sweep

Jan 26, 2020
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The ROK Cup USA Challenge of the Americas closed out the opening weekend of 2020 on Sunday at the Musselman Honda Circuit. Round Two was completed around the Tucson, Arizona circuit with perfect racing weather greeting the over 100 entries all weekend long. A number of drivers were able to complete a double win weekend, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2020 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Saturday Report

GFC sweeps Shifter ROK podium with Pickett up front as Drew dominates Senior ROK

Jan 25, 2020
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The opening round for Challenge of the Americas was contested on Saturday, January 25 at the Musselman Honda Circuit. The 13th season for the premier winter series on the left coast kicked off the opening weekend at the Tucson, Arizona facility with the first of two rounds completed during a perfect day for racing. Just […]

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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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