Aug 13, 2018
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Now that the WKA Board of Trustees have updated the contents of the WKA Tech Manual for 2019, the association has opportunities for Karting Industry partners to get exposure in 2,500 copies of the 2019 Tech Manual, with enhanced pricing and new advertising opportunities for the new year. “We looked at the way we were […]

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Aug 09, 2018
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As one of the most anticipated events on any karters calendar, the World Karting Association (WKA) Daytona KartWeek is a must attend for North American teams and drivers and just today, the event was nominated for the Best Sports Event of 2017. Nominated by the readers of SportsTravel for a 2018 SportsTravel Award, the WKA […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Pierre “Pete” Jules Michel, 70, passed away unexpectedly on August 3rd, 2018 at his home in Perry, Georgia. Pete’s funeral service will be held on Friday August 10th, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home, 417 S. Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, Ga 31088. Pierre Michel was born on July 21st, […]

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Aug 06, 2018
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Giving back to the racers once again, WKA has brought new enhancements to the upcoming Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Event at Newcastle, September 14-16 that will surely appeal to a vast array of Karters. New Title Sponsor Continuing with their rapid growth, Nitro Kart has stepped up as title sponsor of the event, now known as the Nitro […]

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Aug 03, 2018
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With rain in the forecast many were wondering if they would even get to race at Virginia International Raceway, but that didn’t seem to stop the dedicated racers from showing up and bringing their (A) game.  As we entered into the 5th race of the season at VIR many had never raced at this track […]

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Jul 30, 2018
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Continuing their pledge to keep their members informed in a timely manner, the World Karting Association, together with Goldspeed USA, are pleased to announce a 3-year partnership for the use of the Maxxis Dirt tire for the Daytona Dirt World Championships, beginning this December. “This is a huge announcement for the dirt Industry, letting people […]

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Jul 26, 2018
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The World Karting Association resumed the 2018 season for the Manufacturers Cup Series on the July 13-15 weekend. The program visited the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway for the first time since 2012, taking on the challenging grassroots course. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the entire event with the latest ‘EKN Debreif’ – thanks […]

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Jul 17, 2018
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Being prepared and proactive to help its members, the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup program is pleased to announce their 2019 racing schedule and class structure along with a new point program as they prepare for the future. Taking the customers travel planning and costs of racing into consideration, a six race schedule over […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Norway Sunday Report

Hotz crowned new ‘Throwdown’ champion as Garrison, O’Brien, Wharff, Fairbairn and Dyszelski and Maier double up

Jul 15, 2018
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The eighth round of the 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series program went into the books Sunday under sunny skies in Norway, Illinois. Nine different categories contested the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway all weekend, battling challenging weather conditions on Saturday before soaking in the sun all day on Sunday. Seven drivers in total were able to […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Norway Saturday Report

Geringer grabs cash in KA100 while Garrison extends point lead in IAME Senior

Jul 15, 2018
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It was a challenging day at the opening round of racing for the 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series program at the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway. Nearly every time the program visits the Norway, Illinois facility, weather is always a factor. After a storm rolled through during the morning hours to delay things, and rain hit […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Norway Preview

Back to Concept Haulers Motor Speedway for first time since 2012

Jul 13, 2018
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The World Karting Association is working to wrap itself around the grassroots level of the sport once again, with many facilities around the country continuing to help grow the sport and make it an enjoyable family experience. The Concept Haulers Motor Speedway is exactly that, and the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is making its return […]

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Jun 19, 2018
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The World Karting Association resumed its 2018 season with the third event of the year. The Pittsburgh International Race Complex served as the site for Round Five and Six of the championship chase, with the Wampum, Pennsylvania once again providing excitement, changing weather conditions, and putting a close to the first half of the series. […]

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Jun 13, 2018
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The following is a statement EKN received from representatives of the World Karting Association (WKA) and American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) regarding the legal matters between the two organizations. The WKA Association and the American Kart Racing Association have mutually agreed to dismiss all claims against each other for the betterment of the sport of […]

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Jun 11, 2018
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The EKN Radio Network continues to expand with more live events and new shows. The latest is the rebirth of the Hot Seat, now hosted by EKN Managing Editor David Cole. Each race weekend Cole is trackside throughout the karting season, he will sit down with a member of the karting community to discuss past […]

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Jun 05, 2018
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As the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup returns to the Midwest, series officials are pleased to announce discounted entry pricing for two of the Yamaha powered classes and the return of a popular award. While Yamaha Sportsman and Yamaha Senior drivers will receive entry, tires and two days of racing at a steep discount, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Sunday Report

Garrison, Pesek, Green and Mars bag victories to close out Keystone Nationals

May 20, 2018
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The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series completed the third event of 2018 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Saturday was a battle with the competition and the weather conditions surrounding the Wampum, Pennsylvania facility. Thankfully, Sunday was a breeze in terms of rain with only early morning showers forcing the first few warm-up sessions on […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Saturday Report

Wilson and Patterson win in Senior as Wharff doubles up in Junior

May 19, 2018
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There are sure bets within the sports and in many things around the world. One of them is that anytime a big event is held at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, it will rain. Thankfully, the World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series made it through the practice day on Friday at the Wampum, Pennsylvania […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Preview

Third event of season takes program to Steel City

May 17, 2018
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The first half of the 2018 WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will come to an end this weekend with the organization hosting Round Five and Six at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The Wampum, Pennsylvania facility has been a regular stop for the series, and follows the stops at Daytona and GoPro Motorplex. The 12-round […]

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May 17, 2018
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The American E-Kart Championship (AEKC) powered by Monster Energy announced its nationwide, indoor karting series schedule today with races starting Monday, May 21 and culminating with the Championship Weekend on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 at Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events, Chicago in Mokena, Ill. with the winner receiving a $10,000 cash prize. […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: March 2018 – Ben Maier

Micro driver racks up three wins at two major events

Apr 23, 2018
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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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