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EKN Debrief: Episode 48

EKN Debrief: Episode 48

May 13, 2019

The Superkarts! USA Pro Tour reached the halfway point of the 2019 season, hosting the 10th edition of the SpringNationals. On the May 3-5 weekend, competitors traveled to the Utah Motorsports Campus in Erda, Utah for Round Three and Four of the championship program. The weekend was full of exciting racing in the programs first visit since July 2012 to the 9/10-mile ‘Star Trek’ course. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the event in the latest edition of the ‘EKN Debreif’ - thanks to Rolison Performance Group. The Acceleration Kart Racing Paddock Pass is followed by the Race Report presented by Trinity Karting Group. The EKN Trackside Live Race Calendar presented by Comet Kart Sales completes the podcast.

This Week In Karting: EP9 - April 29, 2019

This Week In Karting: EP9 - April 29, 2019

May 2, 2019

eKartingNews.com is the hub of the karting world, providing you with all the latest news, insider information and race reports from events around the globe. ‘This Week In Karting’ helps to tie everything together in one weekly podcast, bringing our listeners up to speed on the most recent news in the sport.

The ninth episode is more of a This ‘Month’ In Karting, with roughly five weeks between shows. A lot of items are covered, including a period of ‘Silly Season’, event updates with Rok Cup USA, USPKS, WKA and the new KA-LO Cup, along with news regarding Briggs & Stratton and Hoosier Tires.

Operation Grassroots: Episode 8 - Greg Jasperson - Cup Karts North America

Operation Grassroots: Episode 8 - Greg Jasperson - Cup Karts North America

May 1, 2019

The newest show to hit the EKN Radio Network is ‘Operation Grassroots’, a podcast geared solely on the foundation of the sport. The hub of the show will be discussion centered on the grassroots level of karting, from club racing to regional racing, all focused around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. Our #OperationGrassroots movement has been based around the Briggs powerplant, with the ultimate goals of bringing new people into the sport and igniting the spark of former racers to come back into what is the most economical form of karting.

Briggs & Stratton racers in the Midwest are craving for the weather conditions to warm up and start the 2019 season. The Cup Karts North America program opens up its season with the Spring Nationals, set for Concept Haulers Motor Speedway in Norway, Illinois on May 3-5. Listen to Rob Howden talk with series promoter Greg Jasperson about the series opener, and the rest of the season, including the Grand Nationals in October in this edition of the ‘Operation Grassroots’ powered by Briggs & Stratton Racing.

Operation Grassroots: Episode 7 - Kenny Manchester / Chris Rossi - KPX Karting Championship

Operation Grassroots: Episode 7 - Kenny Manchester / Chris Rossi - KPX Karting Championship

April 30, 2019

The newest show to hit the EKN Radio Network is ‘Operation Grassroots’, a podcast geared solely on the foundation of the sport. The hub of the show will be discussion centered on the grassroots level of karting, from club racing to regional racing, all focused around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. Our #OperationGrassroots movement has been based around the Briggs powerplant, with the ultimate goals of bringing new people into the sport and igniting the spark of former racers to come back into what is the most economical form of karting.

The 2019 season is underway in northern California with the KPX Karting Championship already hosting the first of their six events on the year. The grassroots regional program has transitioned to become an International Kart Federation (IKF) series, welcoming Briggs & Stratton 206 competitors along with IAME KA100 racers. To bring you up to speed with everything related to the KPX program, Rob Howden talks with Kenny Manchester and Chris Rossi in this edition of the ‘Operation Grassroots’ powered by Briggs & Stratton Racing.

EKN Debrief: Episode 47

EKN Debrief: Episode 47

April 19, 2019

The Dual Weekend Double Double program concluded with the series finale for Challenge of the Americas. The Rok Cup USA program hosted Rounds Five and Six at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on April 5-7. Nine class champions were decided with six tickets to the Rok Cup Superfinal in Italy, and three tickets to the ROK the RIO in Las Vegas. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the event in the latest edition of the ‘EKN Debreif’ - thanks to Streeter Super Stands. The Nitro Kart Paddock Pass is followed by the Race Report presented by Bell Racing USA. The EKN Trackside Live Race Calendar presented by Croc Promotion USA completes the podcast.

EKN Debrief: Episode 46

EKN Debrief: Episode 46

April 16, 2019

The second half of the #DualWeekendDoubleDouble featured the 2019 opener for the United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires. The program began its seventh season with the Southern Grand Prix, held on April 5-7 at the Ocala Gran Prix in central Florida. The event welcomed over 160 entries for the seven IAME categories, the highest total since the 2016 season. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the event in the latest edition of the ‘EKN Debreif’ - thanks to CRG Nordam. The CompKart Paddock Pass is followed by the Race Report presented by Franklin Motorsports. The EKN Trackside Live Race Calendar presented by Cometic Gasket completes the podcast.

EKN Debrief: Episode 45

EKN Debrief: Episode 45

April 10, 2019

The 2019 season began for the Texas ProKart Challenge on the March 29-31 weekend. The series hosted Round One and Two at the North Texas Kartway in Denton, Texas on a chilly weekend for the Lone Star State. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the event in the latest edition of the ‘EKN Debreif’ - thanks to PSL Karting. The Stilo USA Paddock Pass is followed by the Race Report presented by the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy. The EKN Trackside Live Race Calendar presented by Comet Racing Engines completes the podcast.

EKN Debrief: Episode 44

EKN Debrief: Episode 44

April 9, 2019

The World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series program resumed its 2019 season after 88 days. The 2018 Daytona KartWeek kicked off the championship program in December, with the BBS Nationals hosting Round Three and Four at the GoPro Motorplex on March 29-31. The Mooresville, North Carolina facility welcomed 119 entries in the eight divisions competing. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the event in the latest edition of the ‘EKN Debreif’ - thanks to IAME USA East. The Croc Promotion USA Paddock Pass is followed by the Race Report presented by Precision Karting Technologies. The EKN Trackside Live Race Calendar presented by KartLift completes the podcast.

Industry Insider: Episode 20 - Mark and Gina French - SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge

Industry Insider: Episode 20 - Mark and Gina French - SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge

March 26, 2019

Now entering its eighth season, the Superkarts! USA Texas ProKart Challenge opens up this weekend at the North Texas Karters facility in Denton, Texas. The Lone Star State continues to produce top-level karters year after year, thanks in part to the Texas PKC. It has been a busy off season for P1 Promotions - Mark and Gina French - as they prepared for the upcoming championship. EKN’s Rob Howden talks with the husband/wife, racing dad/racing mom, race directors, etc. about the 2019 season for the Texas ProKart Challenge and P1 Promotions.

This Week In Karting: EP8 - March 20, 2019

This Week In Karting: EP8 - March 20, 2019

March 25, 2019

eKartingNews.com is the hub of the karting world, providing you with all the latest news, insider information and race reports from events around the globe. ‘This Week In Karting’ helps to tie everything together in one weekly podcast, bringing our listeners up to speed on the most recent news in the sport.

Episode eight brings you the updated information on the prize package of the upcoming Rotax events here in the United States with RTX Karting and J3 Competition. The prize package for the Superkarts! USA regional programs - California ProKart Challenge, Texas ProKart Challenge, and the revived Great Lakes ProKart Challenge. And learn about the new Tuesday Night Thunder in Indy and amazing tire program offered up by Cup Karts North America.