Aug 16, 2019
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By Blake Hunt Mike Giessen – a prolific name within the American paddock – is one of the most accomplished American drivers of the 21st Century. His reputation more than precedes him, having won the IKF Grand Nationals when the Federation was at its height and travelled as far as Dubai for the Rotax Grand […]

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2019 IKF Sprint GrandNationals Set for Pat’s Acres Racing Complex

Iconic Duffy trophy up for grabs in Oregon during September 20-22 weekend

Aug 15, 2019
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One of the most prestigious trophies in North American karting is the International Kart Federation’s ‘Duffy’. Originally known as the ‘Joe Karter’ award, the 12-inch solid bronze statuette was re-named to honor Frank ‘Duffy’ Livingstone – one of the original pioneers of karting. Each year after 1981, those drivers who were able to claim victory […]

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Aug 15, 2019
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With the conclusion of the final 2019 Rotax ‘ticket’ event in America (Stars & Stripes Open) the official Team USA roster is set for the 20th annual Rotax Grand Finals to be held in Sarno, Italy during the timeframe of October 19-26 2019.  The event will take place at the famed circuit in the Napoli […]

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Karter X – The Unknown Pro – SummerNats Sunday

Final diary post from our secret New Castle contributor

Aug 14, 2019
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This is a new editorial offering – managed by EKN Contributing Writer Blake Hunt – is aimed at providing a unique look at the paddock and competition at major events through the eyes of one of the sport’s top pro drivers. The driver always will remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to him or her as […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

French doubles up as Jarsocrak caps off season with wild photo finish at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 11, 2019
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The 10th annual Superkarts! USA SummerNationals are now an exciting chapter in the organization’s history, and the final round of the 2019 Pro Tour was waged on Sunday at New Castle Motorsports Park.  The event was treated with almost perfect mid-August Indiana weather and the new track configuration helped to provide the stage for some […]

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Karter X – The Unknown Pro – SummerNats Saturday

Intense racing, hard work and a focus on Sunday

Aug 11, 2019
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This is a new editorial offering – managed by EKN Contributing Writer Blake Hunt – is aimed at providing a unique look at the paddock and competition at major events through the eyes of one of the sport’s top pro drivers. The driver always will remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to him or her as […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

Croc Promotion USA goes 1-2 in Pro Shifter with French and Musgrave while Norberg locks up third straight in X30 Senior

Aug 10, 2019
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The opening day of the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at New Castle Motorsports Park checked all the available boxes for a Pro Tour finale.  Perfect weather, no red flags, thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing and a taco truck fiesta for the entire paddock at day’s end. Check, check, check and check. You couldn’t ask for much more from […]

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Karter X – The Unknown Pro – SKUSA SummerNats

Friday practice thoughts from our undercover driver

Aug 10, 2019
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Event: Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals Track: New Castle Motorsports Park – New Castle, IN Focus: Friday Unofficial Practice I think the extra section of the track that they added is a really cool feature. It adds a little more character to the track. After driving for a full practice day, I have gotten used […]

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Karter X: The Unknown Pro

Insight from the SKUSA SummerNationals paddock

Aug 09, 2019
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This is a new editorial offering – managed by EKN Contributing Writer Blake Hunt – is aimed at providing a unique look at the paddock and competition at major events through the eyes of one of the sport’s top pro drivers. The driver always will remain anonymous, so we’ll refer to him or her as […]

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Paddock Insider: 2019 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Our EKN staff works the NCMP pit area to dig up news and intriguing storylines

Aug 09, 2019
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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 2019 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals, which is being held this weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, IN. This is insider info will not […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals Preview – Part 2

Large IAME single-speed fields set for New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 08, 2019
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The 10th chapter of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour will see its final pages written this weekend as the series finale is set for the New Castle Motorsport Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility will play host for the 10th SKUSA SummerNationals, as the 2019 edition marks the fifth straight year that the Mark Dismore-owned […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals Preview – Part 1

Shifters and Masters titles up for grabs in New Castle

Aug 07, 2019
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The 10th chapter of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour will see its final pages written this weekend as the series finale is set for the New Castle Motorsport Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility will play host for the 10th SKUSA SummerNationals, as the 2019 edition marks the fifth straight year that the Mark Dismore-owned […]

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Margay Racing Partners With Whiteland Raceway Park

Legendary names working together to grow Indiana’s grassroots karting scene

Aug 06, 2019
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St. Louis, MO (August, 7 2019) – Margay Racing is proud to announce that Whiteland Raceway Park in Whiteland, IN has become its newest authorized Margay dealer. The new partnership between longtime kart industry leader Margay Racing and America’s longest running asphalt sprint karting facility, Whiteland Raceway Park, is focused on bringing new racers to […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – August 1

Top-two of Norberg and Jarsocrak set to do battle at upcoming SKUSA SummerNationals

Aug 06, 2019
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It is safe to say the formula that computes the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA is spot on. For years, we’ve heard that our system favors one way or leans toward another direction than it should. However, numbers don’t lie and at the top of the TaG standings are two of […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Shifterkart – August 1

Showdown in Indiana set with Myers, Wick and Musgrave fighting at the top

Aug 05, 2019
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The month of July passed by us very quickly, as kids are already returning to school in certain parts of the country. For those of us at the EKN offices, it felt like an extremely busy month. In the eKartingNews.com Shifterkart Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA, not much changed, with mostly club and […]

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Superkarts! USA SummerNationals Set to Cap Off 2019 Pro Tour

Pre-registration for series finale at New Castle Motorsports Park ends on Sunday

Aug 01, 2019
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The 2019 edition of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour will come to a thrilling close on the August 9-11 weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park with the 10th running of the SummerNationals.  A challenging new track layout has been finalized for the season finale in Indiana, and the excitement is palpable heading into race week, […]

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Aug 01, 2019
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The third round of the Ignite Challenge Series returned to the Autobahn Kart Circuit at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL as the first major event at the renovated track. The new surface, added elevation change and extended layout made for a challenging and demanding circuit that rated very high within the paddock. The series […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: June 2019 – Jeff Dolian

Long-time Margay racer sweeps Ignite categories at Quincy Grand Prix

Jul 31, 2019
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In our continuing effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to offer up our ‘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 […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier Grand Prix Sunday Report

Seven IAME titles decided following championship Sunday at New Castle Motorsports Park

Jul 28, 2019
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The United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires wrote the final chapter on its 2019 season with Championship Sunday contested at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The Hoosier Grand Prix wrapped up in New Castle, Indiana, with the sixth and final round of the season deciding the seven IAME championships. After an intense […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier Grand Prix Saturday Report

Intense day of racing at New Castle Motorsports Park to open up largest event in series history

Jul 27, 2019
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The 2019 United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires hosted Round Five of the championship chase on Saturday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The opening day of racing for the Hoosier Grand Prix was intense, with the highest entry mark for an event in the seven year history of the series. Perfect […]

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