Apr 26, 2021
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A unique and different EKN Trackside weekend on the April 15-18 weekend, bringing coverage from the World Karting Association Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge. All three of the programs with WKA – Manufacturers Cup Series, Speedway Dirt and Road Racing Series – were in action at the Concord, North Carolina facility. While EKN had visits […]

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Apr 18, 2021
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The World Karting Association completed the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge on Sunday, including the Vega Road Racing Series program. The second day of racing was conducted around the CMS ROVAL course in Concord, North Carolina on Sunday, welcoming perfect weather all day for six race groups. Throughout the day, a number of drivers were […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge – Road Racing – Saturday Report

First round of Grand National Eagles awarded following opening day of racing

Apr 17, 2021
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For a third straight year, the World Karting Association Vega Road Racing Series presented by Summit Racing Equipment visited the Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of the CMS Karting Challenge. The program ran a five-hour practice session on Friday, April 16 on the revised ROVAL course at the Concord, North Carolina facility, as WKA officials […]

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Apr 15, 2021
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The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to provide a show as part of the EKN Radio Network. The EKN OutLap is a preview podcast show, geared at providing you the top stories, breaking news, and championship battles going […]

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Apr 01, 2021
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As excitement builds towards the first annual United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP), race officials are pleased to confirm the event schedules. With registration opening last week and momentum building, the July 23-25 karting festival at Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) is coming to shape. With organizations working together and giving back to the karting community, […]

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Mar 31, 2021
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The United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP) has confirmed Tillotson as an event sponsor for this summer’s event. Along with the newly formed partnership, USKGP has confirmed the recent speculations of an additional karting class for the new Tillotson T225 4 Cycle motor which is growing at an epic pace worldwide. Tillotson will also be […]

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Mar 25, 2021
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With the Charlotte Karting Challenge entry moving to tier two tomorrow, World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup competitors have two opportunities to save money. With increased fees taking effect on Thursday, March 25, any entrant that pre-enters the Charlotte, North Carolina event will receive a 15% coupon code to be utilized towards the Charlotte Summer Series. […]

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Mar 23, 2021
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With news coming at a feverish pace and excitement building for the United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP), Series Officials are pleased to announce that registration for the inaugural event is now open. Set to take place the July 23-25 weekend at the Utah Motorsports Campus, a multi-track facility in Tooele, Utah, the event will […]

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Mar 16, 2021
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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. This year is the 50th anniversary of the World Karting Association, one of […]

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Mar 16, 2021
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With much of the karting industry aligning for the upcoming July 23-25 United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP) at the Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC), series officials are pleased to confirm a $5000 cash award to the Pro Shifter main event winner in the Sprint portion of the program. With registration opening in the coming weeks […]

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EKN Trackside Coverage Confirmed for WKA Vega Road Racing Series at Charlotte

Focused reporting and social media coverage for big track activities

Mar 16, 2021
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EKN Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Rob Howden is thrilled to confirm that Managing Editor David Cole will once again be trackside for the World Karting Association’s Charlotte Karting Challenge on April 16-19 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. However, this year’s trip will feature a change in the spotlight, as our EKN Trackside coverage […]

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World Karting Association Vega Road Racing Series Announces Track for Charlotte Karting Challenge

NASCAR Roval without chicane is designated track for April 16-18 weekend

Mar 10, 2021
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With just over one month until the Charlotte Karting Challenge, the World Karting Association (WKA) staff are busy putting the finishing touches on the growing event. Debuting in 2020, the 2021 edition of the event is set increase in entries across all three series of competition, including the WKA Vega Road Racing Series Presented by […]

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Briggs & Stratton Increases World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Payout

$500 increase for 206 Junior and Senior brings the total to $1000 per class

Mar 09, 2021
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After a meeting this past weekend during the World Karting Association (WKA) Vega Pavement Cup event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Briggs & Stratton LLC. has strengthened their partnership with WKA. Looking to give back to the racer, the winner of the 206 Junior and 206 Senior categories at the WKA Manufacturers Cup Presented by […]

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Feb 24, 2021
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With the unprecedented amount of rain that has fallen in South Carolina, the World Karting Association (WKA), along with their partner tracks, Paradise and Iron City, have adjusted race locations to better the respective race weekends. Swapping locations for the March and May events, the dates will remain the same as Paradise now moves to […]

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Feb 23, 2021
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Gaining momentum with each passing week, the United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP) is once again making headlines. Securing long-time karting industry member Randy Kugler as the event’s inaugural announcer, several companies within the sport have stepped up to the plate and put their names as Class Sponsors. We welcome Kart-O-Rama, Italian Motors, Pignataro VW, […]

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Feb 19, 2021
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Always looking to improve their program, the World Karting Association (WKA) has instituted a number of changes for their Manufacturers Cup program. With the elimination of some classes, addition of others and increased track time for some, the new format will take place at the upcoming Charlotte Karting Challenge event April 15-18 at the famed […]

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Feb 19, 2021
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As many of the karting world can remember, Craig Sender was an infectious member of the industry who suddenly passed away last week. Known for his great attitude towards the sport, always willing to help others and a positive outlook on life, the United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP) is set to honor our late […]

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Feb 19, 2021
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Continuing to grow the Charlotte Karting Challenge, the World Karting Association (WKA) has partnered with the GOAT Series, a traveling dirt kart racing program, for their upcoming April 16-17 event. Taking place at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, the two programs will run back-to-back days providing more opportunity for racers and decreasing the cost for […]

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Feb 17, 2021
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The United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP) has confirmed LeCont Tire as the spec tire for the Sprint racing side of their program. LeCont will also be the tire utilized in the World Tire Changing Challenge as well as LeCont will be visible on Vendor Row and have branding throughout the event weekend. “We welcome […]

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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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