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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

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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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Thursday Report

Heat races completed as 360 drivers look toward Prefinals in Italy - Norberg the lone USA driver to win heat race

Oct 24, 2019
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Heat races were completed at the 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals on Thursday. Act 2 of the show takes place tomorrow at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy with the 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries re-shuffled. Results from the three rounds of racing – two for Mini and Micro – reorder the […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Wednesday Report

Stage is set as qualifying and opening heat races show early stars in Italy - Maier and Norberg qualify in top-five

Oct 23, 2019
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The 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals saw its first day of wheel-to-wheel competition on Wednesday at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy. The 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries put in their final session of preparation before putting all the chips in for qualifying. The order from those sessions sets the line-up for […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Tuesday Report

Second day of practice in the books for 14 drivers under Team USA in Italy

Oct 22, 2019
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Two days of practice is complete for the 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries completed Rounds 4, 5 and 6 of practice in the second day on track at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli. The 20th edition for the ‘Olympics of Karting’ has 14 drivers making up Team USA […]

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Oct 22, 2019
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Welcome back on this very hot and anticipated day of the 20th Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) here at the Circuito Internazionale di Napoli in Sarno. After the all-important track walks at sunset yesterday evening, today was an exciting and electrifying atmosphere in the drivers tent before they were able to make their first rounds […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Monday Report

First laps completed for 20th edition of world Rotax championship

Oct 21, 2019
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The glitz and glamour of the opening days for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is behind all of the 360 drivers from 50 countries. Today was about getting on track and beginning the first steps to become one of the six world Rotax champions at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli for the 20th edition for […]

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Oct 21, 2019
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Salutes and welcome to the 20th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) hosted at the international acclaimed Circuito Internazionale di Napoli in Sarno. This year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary in this beautiful region of Italy, which is well known for its rich cultural heritage sites, the wonderful Amalfi Coast and very good […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Preview

20th edition of event returns to Italy to crown this year’s Rotax world champions

Oct 20, 2019
Written by David Cole | No Comments

There is no other event like it in the world. The ‘Olympics of Karting’…where you have to earn your spot to compete against the best from around the globe. This week is Rotax week with the focus on the Circuito Internazionale Napoli with the 20th edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. This is […]

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