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Industry Insider: Episode 34 - Keith Freber - Margay Racing / Hoosier Kartsport

Industry Insider: Episode 34 - Keith Freber - Margay Racing / Hoosier Kartsport

April 1, 2020

The roots of karting are based here in the United States, and our passion for the sport has continued for many decades. Manufacturers here in the USA have come and gone, but one name remains from the past. Margay Racing has decades of history in the sport, and been a pioneer in development and the sport as a whole, adding in the latest expansion with Hoosier Kartsport under the company banner. The Ignite Karting program based around the Briggs 206 engine is exploding throughout the country, helping to bring new racers and old karters to the race track. Owner Keith Freber was one of the first in the industry to address the COVID-19 with a great video on social media, and launch the #SupportKarting campaign. EKN’s Rob Howden talks with Freber about our current state-of-the-sport and of course great topics from the past and present.

Industry Insider: Episode 33 - Curtis Cooksey - Acceleration Kart Racing

Industry Insider: Episode 33 - Curtis Cooksey - Acceleration Kart Racing

March 24, 2020

One of the longest supporting companies of eKartingNews.com has been Acceleration Kart Racing. Based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, AKR was one of the first pioneer online stores for the sport of karting. Now over 15 years later, ShopAKR.com remains one of the leading stores for karts and parts. AKR is not only a leader in the industry, but a large supporter of events and racers with sponsorship and free product. EKN’s Rob Howden talked with founder Curtis Cooksey about the past, present and future of Acceleration Kart Racing.

This Week In Karting: EP20 - March 17, 2020

This Week In Karting: EP20 - March 17, 2020

March 20, 2020

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 20th episode of This Week In Karting comes at an unprecedented time for us in the sport and for the entire world with the COVID-19 pandemic. Rob Howden and David Cole discuss the latest impact the virus has on the sport of karting and how to look at the positives with our sport at this time. The two also talk about the latest topics and news items that came between now and the last episode. This episode is presented by Briggs & Stratton Racing.

EKN OutLap: EP8 - 2020 SKUSA Pro Tour WinterNationals

EKN OutLap: EP8 - 2020 SKUSA Pro Tour WinterNationals

March 12, 2020

The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to launch a new 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 into the weekend.

This weekend begins the 11th season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour with the fourth edition of the WinterNationals. The NOLA Motorsports facility in Avondale, LA welcomes racers for a third time in series history, hosting Rounds One and Two of the 2020 championship chase. This episode of the EKN OutLap - presented by Acceleration Kart Racing - has Rob Howden and David Cole preview the 12 categories competing in the ‘Big Easy’!

This Week In Karting: EP19 - March 5, 2020

This Week In Karting: EP19 - March 5, 2020

March 10, 2020

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.

This Week In Karting for March 5 takes in topics and new items from the last three weeks. Rob Howden and David Cole discuss more schedules and events confirmed for the 2020 season along with industry updates within the sport in this episode of TWIK presented by Kart Republic.

EKN Debrief: Episode 64

EKN Debrief: Episode 64

March 3, 2020

The halfway point of the 2020 ROK Cup USA Challenge of the Americas was reached on the February 21-23 weekend at the CalSpeed Karting facility. Rounds Three and Four were contested at the Fontana, California circuit. Weather and incident delays played a big factor into the weekend, while a handful of drivers set themselves up for a run at the titles. Rob Howden and David Cole breakdown the weekend in this new episode of the ‘EKN Debrief’ - thanks to Acceleration Kart Racing. They cover the Stilo USA Paddock Pass, followed by the Race Report presented by Road to Indy. The EKN Trackside Live Race Calendar presented by Streeter Super Stands completes the podcast.

Industry Insider: Episode 32 - Garett Potter - ROK Cup USA

Industry Insider: Episode 32 - Garett Potter - ROK Cup USA

March 2, 2020

Things are ROKKIN from coast-to-coast thus far in 2020. ROK Cup USA continues to expand its growth in the United States and North America with their ROK engine platform, international programs and local support of tracks in the west and in the east. Garett Potter of ROK Cup USA visited the CalSpeed Karting facility during the Challenge of the Americas event on February 21-23. Potter was put on the ‘hot seat’, joining Rob Howden and David Cole in the announcers booth for the new episode of the Industry Insider. The Florida Winter Tour finale, the 2020 ROK Fest events and the future of the karting are among the topics hit on during the discussion.

EKN OutLap: EP7 - 2020 Challenge of the Americas - CalSpeed

EKN OutLap: EP7 - 2020 Challenge of the Americas - CalSpeed

February 20, 2020

The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to launch a new 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 into the weekend.

The ROK Cup USA Challenge of the Americas is hosting their middle event of the 2020 season, which is the focus of the seventh episode of the EKN OutLap - presented by Leading Edge Motorsports. Rounds Three and Four are scheduled for the CalSpeed Karting facility on February 22-23, reaching the halfway point of the premier winter series on the left coast. Rob Howden and David Cole preview the 10 categories competing in Fontana, California.

EKN Debrief: Episode 63

EKN Debrief: Episode 63

February 17, 2020

The 2020 Superkarts! USA Winter Series concluded during the February 7-9 weekend at the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex presented by MG Tires. EKN was trackside throughout the weekend, covering the third and fourth rounds of the program in sunny southern Florida. The 2020 champions were decided after two days of tough, and hard-fought competition. Rob Howden and David Cole breakdown the weekend and who was crown champion in this new episode of the ‘EKN Debrief’ - thanks to MG Tires USA. They cover the Briggs & Stratton Racing Paddock Pass, followed by the Race Report presented by Margay Racing. The EKN Trackside Live Race Calendar presented by Alan Rudolph Racing Academy completes the podcast.

This Week In Karting: EP18 - February 12, 2020

This Week In Karting: EP18 - February 12, 2020

February 14, 2020

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 two of the 2020 calendar year for This Week In Karting picks up from the last show in January, mapping out a number of updates and schedules for programs not yet started in the new year. Rob Howden and David Cole discuss a number of topics and news stories to hit the EKN page and social media in this episode of TWIK presented by MG Tires USA.