Jul 29, 2020
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With the constant juggling of event schedules due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are pleased to announce the official dates of the 2020 US Rotax Grand Nationals being held on September 17-19, 2020.  The dates have been shifted one day earlier with the final day being held on the Saturday September 19 instead of Sunday […]

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Jul 29, 2020
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The three race Rotax northeastern regional Stars & Stripes Trophy series entry link is now open! Coming quickly, round one will take place in upstate New York at Lafayette Motorsports Park on August 20-21.  With regional excitement heightened, the series will offer the championship winner in both Sr. Max and Masters Max a ticket to […]

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Jun 30, 2020
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After a difficult start to the 2020 year, America and the sport of karting has begun to retake some normality with racing officially beginning to take shape. J3 Competition is pleased to announce its rescheduled northeast Rotax regional Stars & Stripes Trophy program.  The three-race format which is highlighted with a single practice day and […]

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Jun 16, 2020
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The 2020 US Rotax Grand Nationals have successfully been rescheduled to take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 18-20.  The new date was slotted in with several key factors including facility availability as well as working to create minimal conflicts across the country with other clubs, regional and national programs.  The event will continue […]

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Jun 10, 2020
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and current travel restrictions, BRP-Rotax has decided to postpone the 2020 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals till January 2021, and to change the location to the city of Portimão in Portugal. The 2020 RMC Grand Finals will take place in Portimão, Portugal, from January 23 to January 30, 2021. […]

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Jun 08, 2020
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It’s all wide open over the next two World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup events in Charlotte for a huge prize fund! Tier 1 pricing has been extended until 11:59pm on Wednesday, June 10th. Tier 2 pricing will be in effect following the close of Tier 1 pricing. Online entry has been extended until 11:59pm […]

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Jun 03, 2020
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The 2020 US Rotax Grand Nationals scheduled for July 2-5 in Concord, North Carolina has been postponed. As continued enthusiasm over the 2020 US Rotax Grand Nationals continues to pour in, the mindfulness of the improving situations around the world alongside present international travel restrictions within America have been heavily evaluated.  With the event set […]

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May 27, 2020
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The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week […]

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May 27, 2020
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If you were to poll the karting community here in the United States regarding their top-three karting events, the list would be large and diverse. Among the races on that list, and likely a #1 selection for many, would be the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Each year, only a select few from around the […]

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May 15, 2020
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For the first time in the 20-year history of the US Rotax Grand Nationals, eKartingNews.com will be providing its industry-leading EKN Trackside Live coverage for the event.  The race is set for July 2-5 event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and EKN will bring it all to you. EKN has covered the prestigious event many […]

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May 14, 2020
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With karting making a return across the country, the World Karting Association (WKA) has been working closely with the Charlotte Motor Speedway on guidelines required by the local state government in regard to upcoming events. With all karting series competing inside the Speedway regulated by the same rules and guidelines, WKA has taken the lead […]

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Apr 27, 2020
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The 2020 edition of the US Rotax Grand Nationals is set for July 3-5 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. This year’s event marks the 20th anniversary of the inaugural race, which was held in Las Vegas in 2001. Twenty years later, amidst a rejuvenation of the program, Rotax karting in the […]

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#SupportKarting – The T-Shirt

Proceeds of new EKN tee to support website industry partners

Apr 08, 2020
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If you’re like me, your entire t-shirt collection has an over-riding theme of motorsports. I have every EKN design in my line-up, two of a few of them, as well countless Cooper Tire, Road to Indy and IndyCar Radio shirts. Our friends in the industry love to drop off cool shirts in the PA booth […]

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WKA Confirms June and July Events to Replace Charlotte Karting Challenge

Five programs set for Charlotte Motor Speedway in four-week span

Apr 03, 2020
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With COVID-19 news dominating the airwaves, World Karting Association (WKA) officials have been burning up the phone lines in an effort to make it easier for competitors once karting returns. Working with officials from ROK Cup USA, United States Rotax MAX Challenge as well as the WKA Manufacturers Cup, Speedway Dirt Series and Road Racing […]

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Jan 29, 2020
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We are proud to announce the location of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2020: it is BAHRAIN! The best RMC drivers worldwide will take to the desert from November 07th -14th, 2020 for the annual highlight of the karting season. The Bahrain International Karting Circuit is a state-of-the-art, world-class facility that caters to the […]

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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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Dec 18, 2019
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With the onset of our sport taking place predominately with younger drivers (Micro/Mini categories) its critical for the sport of karting to have a sustainable platform that creates parity alongside important cost controls and ease of ownership.  The sport of karting to many who have not grown up in the industry can be a very […]

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Dec 09, 2019
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BRP-Rotax would like to inform all customers that a CIK-FIA approved rear bumper will now be mandatory for any Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) events / series listed on the FIA Karting Sporting Calendars 2020, in order meet the latest CIK-FIA chassis re-quirements of use of CIK-FIA homologated equipment. Both versions of the rear bumper – […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Saturday Report

Top-16 finishes in five categories for Team USA

Oct 28, 2019
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The 20th edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals came to a close at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy on Saturday with the six main events contested. The field of 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries at the ‘Olympics of Karting’ were narrowed down to 36 driver fields in each class to […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Friday Report

Fields set for six main events in Italy - Brickley wins Micro Prefinal while Norberg drafts to runner-up in Senior

Oct 25, 2019
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All six fields of 36 drivers are set for the 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals main events. Friday was the time for all of the 360 drivers to cash in all their chips to see where they would come out after the Prefinals. For some, it was a transfer into the big show, for […]

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