eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2018 – Zach Hollingshead

Ocala Gran Prix driver defends home turf for USPKS event with three victories

May 22, 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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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Sunday Report

Garrison, Pesek, Green and Mars bag victories to close out Keystone Nationals

May 20, 2018
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The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series completed the third event of 2018 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Saturday was a battle with the competition and the weather conditions surrounding the Wampum, Pennsylvania facility. Thankfully, Sunday was a breeze in terms of rain with only early morning showers forcing the first few warm-up sessions on […]

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

Wilson and Patterson win in Senior as Wharff doubles up in Junior

May 19, 2018
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There are sure bets within the sports and in many things around the world. One of them is that anytime a big event is held at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, it will rain. Thankfully, the World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series made it through the practice day on Friday at the Wampum, Pennsylvania […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Preview

Third event of season takes program to Steel City

May 17, 2018
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The first half of the 2018 WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will come to an end this weekend with the organization hosting Round Five and Six at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The Wampum, Pennsylvania facility has been a regular stop for the series, and follows the stops at Daytona and GoPro Motorplex. The 12-round […]

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Quincy Grand Prix of Karting: Thoughts on the Legend – Part 1

The Park’s lore is an intriguing component of karting’s history

May 15, 2018
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The return of the Quincy Grand Prix of Karting has certainly opened the flood gate of emotions and memories for many of karting’s veteran drivers, those who were able to experience this event from behind the wheel or at the helm of a race team. Gus Traeder was a pioneer during his decades in the […]

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Inside the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy

EKN looks at the sport’s finest driver development school

May 14, 2018
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The sport of karting welcomed its newest dedicated school in 2017, when veteran driver and educator Alan Rudolph officially opened the doors to the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy at the beautiful Speedsportz Racing Park in New Caney, Texas. In the world of driver development, the launch of this new school ushers in a tremendous opportunity […]

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International Kart Federation Announces Early Steps for Future

New progression of organization includes brand evolution

May 11, 2018
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The International Kart Federation is the world’s longest standing karting organization, with over sixty years of racing in its history. Having recently joined forces with Superkarts! USA, the new partnership is slowly taking shape to begin the next chapter in the IKF’s long and fabled story. Superkarts! USA has been working tirelessly with the IKF […]

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May 10, 2018
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has attracted interest from around the world since its inception.  In 1905 Carl Fisher had a view of the future: “Indianapolis is going to be the world’s greatest center of horseless carriage manufacturer, what could be more logical than building the world’s greatest racetrack right here?” Designed and built for the […]

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e-Kart: Nicholas Deskins – evGrand Prix Kart Project – Part 1

High school sophomore using engineering project to take initial career steps

May 09, 2018
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When I launched my first magazine in 1998, I was lucky to have already developed a friendship with Jeff Deskins, having bonded with the transplanted-Californian over racing and karting in my home province of Ontario. Jeff was an avid amateur photographer and, while traveling for work, he made it a point to hit many of […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Sunday Report

Yu scores first X30 Senior victory as LeDuc repeats last year’s S1 triumph

May 06, 2018
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It is the end of a long, hot and busy weekend at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility for all the competitors at the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals. It reached record highs in the Glendale, Arizona area, topping out at 106 degrees, making it a challenge for the officials, racers, team members and family […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Saturday Report

Wick and Norberg lead five sweeps on the day at PKRA

May 05, 2018
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It was a very hot and challenging day at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association with the first day of racing for the 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals. The temperature at the Glendale, Arizona facility rose to triple digits, reaching 103 degrees before the sun began setting in the west as the podiums were completed. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Preview Part 2

Big fields for IAME divisions set for PKRA facility

May 03, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour resumes this weekend as the national program travels to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. The season began with an exciting weekend at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans for the second annual WinterNationals, featuring over 200 drivers in the Honda and IAME divisions. Now, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Preview Part 1

Stock Honda championships heat up heading to Phoenix

May 02, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour resumes this weekend as the national program travels to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. The season began with an exciting weekend at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans for the second annual WinterNationals, featuring over 200 drivers in the Honda and IAME divisions. Now, […]

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EKN Radio Network Introduces New App

Stream audio content on your mobile device

May 01, 2018
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The first few months of the year have been packed with exciting racing, and the EKN staff has enjoyed being trackside for nine events already, attending SKUSA, WKA, COTA and USPKS races to fire up the 2018 season. Our EKN Live play-by-play broadcasts from each of these races were then streamed on the EKN Radio […]

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North Texas Karters Set to Host IKF 2-Cycle / 4-Cycle Grand Nationals

Week-long summer event set for end of June at famed Denton, Texas facility

Apr 30, 2018
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The 2018 International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grand Nationals will be hosted at North Texas Karters (NTK) from Wednesday, June 27 through Saturday, June 30, where the much-heralded national karting trophy known as the “Duffy” will be awarded to the winners of each class. The IKF Grand Nationals have long been the “granddaddy” […]

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Apr 27, 2018
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A total of 34 main events have been completed already this season, counting toward the 2018 eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA. It has been a busy racing season already, and we are just getting into the Spring weather across North America with nearly all tracks opening up for 2018. National and […]

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Ninth Annual Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals Set for Phoenix

Phoenix Kart Racing Association to host second stop for 2018 championship program on May 4-6

Apr 26, 2018
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For the fourth time in Superkarts! USA history, the SKUSA Pro Tour is set to travel to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility. The ‘Formula K Raceway’ in Glendale, Arizona is set to host the organization on May 4-6 for the second event of the 2018 season – the SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals. The six-round […]

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Apr 26, 2018
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The 2018 season is upon us, and it has been a busy first quarter of the racing year. Karting was looked at as a summer sport, however, thanks to the expansion and support of winter programs, racing is going on 12 months out of the year. 2018 has seen a busy first four months of […]

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The Art of Racecraft: Jim Russell Jr.

Veteran driver offers his views on a quality pass

Apr 25, 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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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: March 2018 – Ben Maier

Micro driver racks up three wins at two major events

Apr 23, 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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