Jun 19, 2019
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Superkarts! USA today confirmed the first of their 2020 regional and national karting calendar dates, complete with some early confirmations on venues and geographic locations. The move comes on the heels of wanting to help teams and drivers make early plans for next year, and to promote cooperation between other racing organizations’ schedules. “It’s no […]

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Morning Coffee: WKA Hall of Famer Keith Freber

My personal take on Keith’s impact on the sport and my own career

Jun 18, 2019
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Just over a week ago, at the second edition of the Quincy Grand Prix revival, the World Karting Association honored a pair of very deserving gentlemen with induction into the WKA Hall of Fame. Quincy event promoter Terry Traeder and third-generation Margay Racing owner Keith Freber were put into the national spotlight by former WKA […]

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

Jarsocrak and Zilisch return to top as Nachtmann and Workman secure their elusive victories

Jun 16, 2019
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The United States Pro Kart Series closed out the Carolina Grand Prix at the GoPro Motorplex on Sunday under perfect weather conditions. The temperature rose higher than it had all weekend long at the Mooresville, North Carolina facility, with the action heating up for Round Four of the championship chase. All seven IAME categories provided […]

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

Green and Hunt score first series wins, Fletcher and Crews triumph in Junior

Jun 15, 2019
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Round Three of the 2019 United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires completed under sunny skies at the GoPro Motorplex on Saturday, as the record-breaking event ran the first of two days of competition. The 182 entries over the seven IAME categories set a new series record for the seven-year-old program, breaking the […]

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Drivers Double Dip and Set New Track Records at California ProKart Challenge Weekend in Fontana

Multiple two-win performances for drivers at double-header weekend at CalSpeed Karting for Superkarts! USA regional event

Jun 13, 2019
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The California ProKart Challenge resumed the 2019 season with the first ever two-race weekend in series history. Rounds Two and Three were held at the CalSpeed Karting facility on June 8-9 following the opening event of 2019 in Buttonwillow in March. Approximately 150 competitors navigated the ‘Tecnico’ layout under challenging-hot weather conditions each day, totaling […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 United States Pro Kart Series – Carolina Grand Prix Preview

Second event of MG Tires / IAME USA program travels to GoPro Motorplex

Jun 13, 2019
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The United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires resumes its 2019 season this weekend with the Carolina Grand Prix at GoPro Motorplex. Rounds Three and Four is the midway point for the seventh season of the IAME program, with seven categories welcoming what could be the largest event in series history. Pre-registration numbers […]

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Race Report: 2019 Quincy Grand Prix

Scott and Dolian double up at The Park

Jun 12, 2019
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Quincy, Illinois was the hub for karting in North America during the early decades of karting. Gus Traeder was a racer, but more importantly a promoter, and made the ‘Gem City’ a destination for the sport. Not only was the TNT Kartway facility in West Quincy, Missouri – owned by Traeder – the site of […]

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Jun 11, 2019
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At the near half-way point of the 2019 racing season, J3 Competition is proud to officially launch its Rotax Stars & Stripes Super Regional program!  The program is aimed at providing exciting Rotax Racing within regions whereby full technical, service and marketing support is provided to the series competitors and promoters.  The official events which […]

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Endurance Karting: The Original Arrive-and-Drive Program

Program provides crucial avenue to bring new racers into the sport

Jun 10, 2019
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The discussion of how to grow the sport of karting is one that continues year after year. The simple solution is getting people into the seat and driving, no matter the chassis, engine or tire. Let the experience sell itself. Different tracks and clubs have their own unique views on how to market to new […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: May 2019 – Ryan Norberg

Three-time SKUSA Pro Tour champion dominates SpringNationals, wins inaugural Stars & Stripes Trophy

Jun 06, 2019
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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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WKA Announces Pre-Entry Program for Manufacturers Cup Competitors

Cash prizes to be handed out during drivers meeting as WKA gives back to their customers

Jun 06, 2019
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With the much-anticipated World Karting Association (WKA) events in Charlotte, North Carolina over the June 21-23 weekend, series officials are sweetening the pot for Manufacturers Cup competitors that pre-enter for the Charlotte Karting Challenge. Beginning in Charlotte and continuing for the remainder of the 2019 season, WKA will award cash prizes at the weekend driver’s […]

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Earn Your Rotax Grand Finals Ticket at Stars & Stripes Open

Inaugural event set for August at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Jun 05, 2019
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Less than sixty days away from the final chance in North America to earn a ‘ticket’ to the 2019 Rotax Finals kicks off at the Rotax Stars & Stirpes Open event held at Pitt Race Complex during August 2-4, 2019.  The event will award a total of eight (8) Grand Finals tickets where all categories […]

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Race Report: ROK Fest Biloxi – Battle at the Beach

Over 100 drivers hit Mississippi coast and Finishline Performance Karting facility

Jun 05, 2019
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The first of two ROK Cup USA Festivals on the 2019 calendar was contested this weekend with 124 entries competing along the Gulf of Mexico. The Finishline Performance Karting facility in Biloxi, Mississippi hosted the Battle At The Beach on May 30 – June 2. Aside from battling a new race track, weather was a […]

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Summit Racing Equipment Provides Support to WKA Racers

Program Launch at Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge

Jun 04, 2019
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The World Karting Association and Summit Racing Equipment inked a deal today to support WKA Karters starting with the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, NC.  In a new program that rewards Karters with product discounts and gift cards, Summit Racing Equipment will offer thousands of dollars of product and apparel for Karters […]

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Faces of the Grid: Gary Carlton

A life’s work for GFC bloomed in late 2018 with own chassis brand and race team

Jun 03, 2019
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By Blake Hunt Gary, something, Carlton? The F is a secret which has yet to be revealed. Going back to the late 1990s and the early days of Superkarts! USA, Carlton has been a force behind the wheel of a shifterkart. From his days as a Trackmagic factory driver, to his most recent exploits behind […]

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2019 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – May 27

Three-time SKUSA champ Norberg continues reign at top, now challenged by Jarsocrak

May 31, 2019
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The top spot of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA has become a familiar position for Ryan Norberg. For the last two seasons, the Florida driver has finished the year at the top of the standings. The reigning three-time Superkarts! USA champion seems to be in position to earn the top […]

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California ProKart Challenge Set to Host Double Header Weekend in Fontana

First series dual-round event set for CalSpeed Karting on June 7-9

May 31, 2019
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The California ProKart Challenge is preparing for a return to the track after two months off following the 2019 opening event at Buttonwillow. The flagship regional program for Superkarts! USA returns to the site of the 2019 SKUSA Pro Tour WinterNationals with a unique and first ever dual-round weekend, as Rounds Two and Three will […]

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May 31, 2019
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With the first round of the much anticipated 2019 ROK Cup USA ROK Fest taking place this weekend at Finishline Performance Karting in Biloxi, Mississippi, series officials are pleased to confirm the dates and location for round two. Set to take place at the Amarillo Kart Circuit in Amarillo, Texas, ROKKERs will descend on The […]

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May 30, 2019
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The numbers continue to increase for the eKartingNews.com Shifterkart Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA. This month’s release features 230 drivers, and increase from April’s standings thanks to the expansion of the program in 2019 from the Stock Moto platform. A number of events were calculated into the newest standings, however, the top three […]

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Inaugural KA-LO Cup at COTA Karting Finalizes Prize Package

Grassroots special event in Texas now presented by Croc Promotion USA and Mad Old Nut Racing

May 29, 2019
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With just a few weeks remaining, P1 Promotions has finalized the prize package offerings for the inaugural KA-LO Cup presented by Croc Promotion USA and Mad Old Nut Racing taking place June 14-16 at the Circuit of the Americas Karting facility in Austin, Texas.  Mark and Gina French, of P1 Promotions, have put together a […]

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