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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Feb 08, 2021
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With two World Karting Association (WKA) events on back-to-back weekends to kick off the month of March, event information is now available for the WKA Speedway Pavement event at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the WKA Speedway Dirt event at Iron City. With a handful of raffle prizes for available for all pre-entrants, this is an […]

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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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Feb 02, 2021
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With the United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP) announcement last week, series officials and sanctioning bodies are pleased to confirm the Sprint class structure and hotel information for their inaugural event. Taking over the Utah Motorsports Campus Road and Sprint circuits, the July 23-25 event is beginning to take shape as organizations come together to […]

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Jan 26, 2021
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In an order to provide ample time for World Karting Association teams and competitors to plan travel, series officials have confirmed and released the WKA Charlotte Karting Challenge timeline. Along with the timeline, WKA has also a few reminders and confirmed important changes for the April 15-18 event weekend. “We want to make sure that […]

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Jan 26, 2021
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With the aim to give back to the kart racer, a group of sanctioning bodies has come together to form the United States Karting Grand Prix (USKGP). Led by the World Karting Association (WKA), TaG USA and AKTPA, the USKGP is set for July 23-25 at the famed Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) in Tooele, Utah. […]

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Jan 25, 2021
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With the next World Karting Association Vega Road Racing Series Presented by Summit Race less than six weeks away, series officials are pleased to confirm that online registration is now open. Taking place at Roebling Road over the March 5-7 weekend, Road Racers can cross registration off their to do list as they complete the […]

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Jan 22, 2021
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Tying up some loose ends and looking to provide a better overall experience to the World Karting Association (WKA) customer base, series officials are announcing changes to better the overall program. After speaking with the membership base and working closely with the Board of Directors and Trustees, WKA is confident that these changes will improve […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: December 2020 – Isaac Malcuit

Kart Republic driver doubles up at WKA Daytona KartWeek

Jan 19, 2021
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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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Jan 15, 2021
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Written by Jennifer Henry of Fade to Black Photography With many not able to spend the holidays with family, go kart racers were ready to make their annual trip down to Daytona to spend time with their racing family.  Even with Covid still lingering in the air, karters were eager to feel some normalcy by […]

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