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

Geringer grabs cash in KA100 while Garrison extends point lead in IAME Senior

Jul 15, 2018
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It was a challenging day at the opening round of racing for the 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series program at the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway. Nearly every time the program visits the Norway, Illinois facility, weather is always a factor. After a storm rolled through during the morning hours to delay things, and rain hit […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Norway Preview

Back to Concept Haulers Motor Speedway for first time since 2012

Jul 13, 2018
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The World Karting Association is working to wrap itself around the grassroots level of the sport once again, with many facilities around the country continuing to help grow the sport and make it an enjoyable family experience. The Concept Haulers Motor Speedway is exactly that, and the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is making its return […]

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California ProKart Challenge Enters Second Half of 2018

Yu and Musgrave repeat for Round Four of Superkarts! USA flagship regional program

Jul 12, 2018
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The second half of 2018 is upon us with the summer season heating up. The California ProKart Challenge hosted the fourth round of the 2018 season on July 6-7 at the Santa Maria Karting Association facility in Santa Maria, California. Racers of the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program contested the 12 categories featuring the IAME […]

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Dolian and Lawson Double Up During Battle at the Brickyard

USAC Karting hosts second event inside the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Jul 11, 2018
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For decades, many karters have enjoyed the annual Christmas break trip to Florida to compete on and within the Daytona International Speedway. The Florida facility is among the staples in the world of motorsports. The same can be said for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the Racing Capital of the World – which situated in […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: June 2018 – TJ Koyen

Veteran racer picks up first two USPKS victories in competitive IAME KA100 class

Jul 09, 2018
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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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Jul 05, 2018
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Despite adverse heat and challenging issues with rain, Race #4 for the inaugural Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series claimed its largest kart count of the year over the weekend, as the series made a return visit to 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. Headlining the winners were veteran Chris Carroll, taking down the $500 […]

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2018 Can-Am Karting Challenge Kicks Off with Double Header Weekend

Opening event of new season welcomes solid number of karters to the ‘Mac Track’

Jul 03, 2018
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The summer season is here, and regional racing across the United States is in full motion for the Superkarts! USA organization. The last program to get the 2018 year launched is the Can-Am Karting Challenge, the premier racing series in the Pacific Northwest. Round One and Two brought competitors to the Portland Karting Association’s McMinnville […]

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Jul 02, 2018
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Few forms of motorsport span the globe like karting, with a widely diverse base that extends from beginners to budding stars at the highest level, from dirt ovals to road courses. With the numerous aspects of karting creating a huge demand for product at all levels throughout the year, the recent launch of EPARTRADE, a […]

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Jun 29, 2018
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Superkarts! USA has confirmed the revised class structure for the popular and world-renowned SKUSA SuperNationals for 2018. The model will also guide the 2019 SKUSA ProTour competition program, as SKUSA ushers in the long awaited SKUSA SSE Engine from IAME. Based on empirical evidence and customer feedback, SKUSA has decided that they will be combining […]

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The Art of Racecraft: Shawn Bayliff

Owner of Trinity Karting Group and veteran motorsports racer fears the problem is moving up the ladder

Jun 27, 2018
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The hottest topic of discussion in the sport right now is centered on a negative culture shift in driving standards, most predominantly seen in national level competition. Over the next few months, EKN will be presenting an article series that features the thoughts and beliefs of some of the most respected drivers and industry veterans […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – June 22

Over 2,200 drivers taking part in first six months of Operation Grassroots program

Jun 26, 2018
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The Briggs & Stratton #OperationGrassroots continues its growth. Now into the fourth year of the Briggs Weekly Racing Series program, a total of 2,272 drivers have recorded a result at one of the 56 tracks in North America participating in the 2018 season. The Senior/Masters division, combining the USA and Canada racers, is at 1400, […]

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Driver Diary: Morgan Healey – 10th Annual Vintage Thunder

Current generation driver/race official gets taste of the past during weekend at New Castle

Jun 25, 2018
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One of the more popular forms of karting today is vintage racing. Similar to what you see with some of the historic motorsports cars that hit circuits like Laguna Seca, Road America and even the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, karts of the past are getting rejuvenated all over the country and around the world. Racing karts […]

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New Kart Tracks Hitting North America

Development on West Coast and Gulf Coast will help fuel sport’s growth

Jun 21, 2018
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The sport of karting has four key pillars that support the stability and growth of its foundation, and this power quartet includes organizations/promoters, the industry, competitors and racing facilities. Keying on the last of the four, we have been fortunately enjoying the continuing development of new tracks over the years, with recently-built venues like Speedsportz […]

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Jun 20, 2018
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Starting last week, every Briggs & Stratton 206 race engine and short block manufactured will ship with a new custom ‘SMART’ seal system. “A wealth of engine information will now be available via your smart phone” stated David Klaus, Director – Briggs & Stratton Racing.  Each serialized/UPC code, when interfaced through a phone app, will […]

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Plans in Full Motion for Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 22

Hotel reservations open for SKUSA’s return to Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino this November

Jun 19, 2018
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It has been just over 200 days since the final checkered flag fell on the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 21 last November. Planning for the 22nd edition of the world’s most spectacular karting event started even before the cleanup began. This year, the SKUSA SuperNationals makes a trip back to the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel […]

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Rotax Announces New Partnerships For USA Karting Distribution

J3 Competition and RTX USA Group to manage north and south regions

Jun 18, 2018
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BRP-Rotax takes pleasure today in introducing two new partners as the official Rotax distributors for the kart sector of their U.S.A. business, bringing together their extensive experience in the sport to meet the current demands of this highly competitive market. Effective immediately, J3 Competition and RTX USA Group will take over managing the north and […]

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

Koyen, Jarsocrak, Fairbairn, and Mars double up in Mooresville

Jun 17, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series is into the second part of the season. The Carolina Grand Prix completed today at the GoPro Motorplex with another hot day in the Mooresville, North Carolina area. The heat index nearly reached 100 degrees with the fourth round of the championship program – presented by MG Tires […]

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Jun 16, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – presented by MG Tires and Nitro Kart – reached the halfway point with Round Three contested on Saturday at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. A very hot day challenged both the competitors and the staff working the busy day of racing that including qualifying, two […]

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Jun 15, 2018
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June 13, 2018 – The 2018 International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grand Nationals, previously scheduled for June 27–30 at North Texas Karters (NTK) in Denton, TX, have regrettably been cancelled. There simply were not enough entries to justify a national race. NTK has put in a tremendous amount of effort and money leading […]

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