Feb 10, 2021
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Buttoning up details for the first-ever United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP), series officials are pleased to confirm the Road Racing class structure. With three days of racing fun, drivers will have multiple opportunities to compete in crossover classes on both the Sprint and Road Race programs while still able to enjoy a family-friendly race […]

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Feb 05, 2021
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In yet another addition to the United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP), J3 Competition and ROTAX Max have added their name and organization to the series of promoters. Joining the World Karting Association, TaG USA, TaG International, NCK Road Racing and Puget Sound Road Racing Association, ROTAX and J3 Competition will now assist in the […]

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Jan 13, 2021
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The Portuguese Government just announced a hard lockdown for the whole country starting on January 15th, 2021, for the next two weeks minimum, following the rising Covid-19 cases. BRP-Rotax carefully reviewed all facts about the impact of this new situation. It is with a heavy heart that the company now needs to inform that due […]

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Dec 08, 2020
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With the 2021 Rotax US Trophy Series East already announced and launched the venues of the final two rounds are confirmed.  The expansion of the series from three events to four alongside the programs escalating point structure, the final championship will be wide-open until the last round. The third round scheduled for June 25-27 will […]

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New Platform for All USA Rotax Karting Sales and Race Activities

RaceRotax unifies the brand across the United States

Dec 02, 2020
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BRP-Rotax is excited to announce a new consistent platform to unify the Rotax karting brand representation in the USA with: RaceRotax. This initiative is the next step in our program to grow the Rotax karting activities in USA by giving a single platform to all our US customers. The entire Rotax product lines will continue […]

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Nov 24, 2020
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With the turbulent 2020 season nearly over the last chance to qualify for the 2020 Rotax Grand Finals in America will take place from December 11-13 at Orlando Kart Center.  The Rotax All Stars Final will host a total of seven categories with the five predominate Rotax categories being offered with Grand Finals tickets be […]

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Nov 18, 2020
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The 2021 calendar year will mark the expansion of the Rotax Trophy series across the United States while maintaining the focus of a localized structure.  The first of three series to be launched in 2021 will be the Rotax Trophy East program, which will build from the successful 2020 campaign and enjoy a fourth round […]

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Oct 30, 2020
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Having successfully completed the 2020 season of Rotax Racing, J3 Competition is proud to announce its lineup of TEAM USA drivers who will carry the Stars & Stripes during the 2020 Rotax Grand Finals in Portimao, Portugal. Twelve drivers earned their spot-on TEAM USA through either the US Grand Nationals or the Stars & Stripes […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: September 2020 – John Bonanno

New Jersey driver earns second trip to Rotax Grand Finals beating the best in Masters

Oct 21, 2020
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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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Oct 13, 2020
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The three race Rotax northeastern regional Stars & Stripes Trophy series championship concluded this past weekend at the famed Oakland Valley Race Park. With regional excitement heightened throughout the series’ three events, everyone who took part witnessed competitive and cost-effective racing at top speed. “With the unfortunate issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we continued […]

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Sep 24, 2020
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The return of the US Rotax Grand Nationals was marked with the 2020 event held inside the Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 17-19. It was a historic event, with the branded event making a return for the first time since 2018 and also marking the first time at the Concord, North Carolina on the newly […]

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EKN Trackside: 2020 Capri Tools US Rotax Grand Nationals – Saturday Report

Nine driver confirmed for Team USA at Rotax Grand Finals in Portugal

Sep 19, 2020
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The 2020 Capri Tools US Rotax Grand Nationals was completed on Saturday inside the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The third and final day of on-track action in Concord, North Carolina saw cooler temperatures and strong winds blowing throughout the day. No threat of rain throughout the day allowed for competitors to focus on the mission at […]

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EKN Trackside: 2020 Capri Tools US Rotax Grand Nationals – Friday Report

Opening day of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway sets tone for event

Sep 18, 2020
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The first wheel-to-wheel racing laps were conducted on Friday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 2020 Capri Tools US Rotax Grand Nationals. Official practice day on Thursday was cut short after two sessions due to the amount of rain dropped on the Concord, North Carolina facility due to the progression of Tropical Storm Sally. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2020 Capri Tools US Rotax Grand Nationals – Preview

Historic event to provide nine tickets to the 2020 Rotax Grand Finals in Portugal

Sep 16, 2020
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A bit of history will take place September 17-19 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The US Rotax Grand Nationals are back, now under the guidance of J3 Competition – the northern distributor for Rotax products. Taking over in 2019, J3 hosted a pair of events to promote the Rotax powerplant and products with the Stars […]

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Sep 15, 2020
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With rain imminent throughout the 2020 US Grand Nationals it will be a true test for the drivers as they will have to confront mixed weather conditions.  The supplemental regulations which have been posted for months clearly define the regulations for wet tire usage.  However, in order to better service the competitors we have further […]

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Sep 08, 2020
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With a strong and continued relationship, J3 Competition is pleased to announce that CAPRI Tools will be the title sponsor of the US Rotax Grand Nationals.  CAPRI Tools focuses its business on People, Passion and Quality allowing the brand to deliver on its promises.  These pillars have allowed the company to grow rapidly over the […]

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Sep 01, 2020
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The Pro Briggs 206 category is set to run alongside the Rotax categories at the 2020 US Rotax Grand Nationals!  The popular 4-cycle category will run on the same Charlotte Motor Speedway circuit for a cash purse with $1,000 going to the WINNER! The class will run over the three days of action with unprecedented […]

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Aug 27, 2020
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Like many in the sport, EKN is more than excited about the upcoming 2020 US Rotax Grand Nationals, which is scheduled for September 17-19 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The weekend is set to be a historic one, as it will check off several boxes in the history books. This year’s event marks the return […]

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Aug 19, 2020
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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 radio station. The 20th episode is a look at the new Stars & Stripes Trophy […]

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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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