EKN Debrief - SuperNationals 21 Post-Race Special

November 29, 2017

After a week in Las Vegas and returning for the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s back to work for everyone, including the eKartingNews.com staff. The month of December will be about reflecting on the 2017 season and preparing for the upcoming 2018 schedule that is sure to be busy and jam packed full of karting weekend after weekend. But first, the duo of Rob Howden and David Cole debrief on the 21st edition of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, held outside the Las Vegas Convention Center | Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Ten drivers were able to walk away as winners, with 40 others standing on the podium leaving over 450 others hoping and wishing for better luck and results in 2018. The EKN duo talk about the event, some highlights, some issues, and breakdown the 10 races from SuperSunday. Special thanks to Cooper Tires as the presenting sponsor for the EKN Live broadcast along with Acceleration Kart Racing, Alpha Kart USA, Aluminos, TB Kart USA, Rolison Performance Group, Courtney Concepts, Trinity Karting Group, and Alan Rudolph Racing Academy.


EKN Debrief - SuperNationals 21 Preview Special

November 13, 2017

Teams and drivers are arriving to Las Vegas for the 21st running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. It has been an amazing 2017 season, and it all concludes with the annual trek to ‘Sin City’. This year’s event outside the Las Vegas Convention Center | Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is projected to welcome over 500 drivers with nearly 40 different countries represented. The busy days leading up to the week in Vegas has kept the EKN duo busy review the exclusive entry lists provided by SKUSA. On November 3, Rob Howden and David Cole sat down to discuss the 10 categories, the new track, and what to expect from SuperNationals 21.


EKN Debrief - EP. 10

October 27, 2017

The 2017 season is in the home stretch with some major events to close out the season already in the books and ahead of us. The eKartingNews.com tandem of Rob Howden and David Cole are back with the 10th episode of the EKN Debrief presented by CRG Nordam. October has been a busy month thanks to the many finales for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series and the Texas ProKart Challenge, along with two international events on the same weekend. Howden and Cole discuss all four events in the KartSport North America Racing Recap and the Operation Grassroots presented by Briggs & Stratton Racing. The show closes out with the Trinity Karting Group Racing Calendar. Don’t forget the sit-down with EKN’s selection for the #MRTI USF2000 $200K Scholarship selection Jake Craig.


EKN Debrief - EP. 9

October 6, 2017

Guess who's back!!!! It's been a busy two months for the duo at eKartingNews.com, and now they are back with the latest episode of the EKN Debrief. The ninth episode - presented by Briggs & Stratton Racing - covers the many news topics that has hit the industry over the last eight weeks. The Ocala Gran Prix Race Report hits all the major events during that time, while the K1 RaceGear Racing Calendar sets us up for what's to come in the coming weeks.


EKN Debrief - EP. 8

August 9, 2017

It is the busiest time of the year for racing...Summer. This weekend is the eighth edition of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals in New Castle, Indiana. Before EKN Trackside Live coverage begins, the EKN duo of Rob Howden and David Cole sit down for the latest edition of the EKN Debrief - presented by IAME USA. The two discuss the latest headlines in the industry, along with recap some of the major races that took part over the last few weeks. They discuss a new partnership that stems from the #OperationGrassroots movement that is continuing here in the United States and now moving overseas, along with providing the Zero Error Racing Calendar for the upcoming weeks. The two also preview the upcoming weekned at the New Castle Motorsports Park for the SKUSA Pro Tour finale.


EKN Debrief - EP. 7

July 20, 2017

After nearly a month away from the podcast program, the EKN duo is back with a full episode of the EKN Debrief - presented by Margay Racing. Rob Howden and David Cole discuss the many events that have taken place over the last month, including the USAC Karting's Battle at the Brickyard which saw karts competing inside the walls of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They sit down with event promoter Mike Burrell, as they talk about what led to the event and how things unfolded in Speedway, Indiana. The Precision Karting Technologies Racing Calendar and more banter between the two hosts wrap up this latest episode. 


EKN Debrief - EP. 6

June 21, 2017

The longest podcast yet as the EKN duo of Rob Howden and David Cole sit down to discuss the latest news and reports in karting with the latest EKN Debrief - presented by Streeter Super Stands. The two talk about the latest news from the last two weeks and go over the recent events - including Route 66 Sprint Series, Rok Cup USA Midwest, Los Angeles Karting Championship and Texas ProKart Challenge. Rob tracks down Texas PKC promoter Gina French to discuss their program, and the upcoming new facilities the series will compete at. The show wraps up with the Operation Grassroots segment and the Racing Calendar presented by 3G Kart Racing.


EKN Debrief - EP. 5

June 8, 2017

A week later and the EKN Radio Network is busy with another episode of the 'EKN Debrief' presented by Rolison Performance Group. Back from the United States Pro Kart Series event in Pittsburgh, EKN Managing Editor David Cole joins Rob Howden to discuss that weekend, along with the California ProKart Challenge return to CalSpeed and a record event for the Puget Sound Road Race Association as they prepare for the IKF Road Race Grand Nationals at The Ridge. Howden also tracks down Trinity Karting Group's Shawn Bayliff to discuss the growth of their driver development program based outside of Cincinatti. The episode closes with the TB Kart USA Racing Calendar.


EKN Debrief - EP. 4

June 1, 2017

The EKN duo of Rob Howden and David Cole are back with the latest edition of the 'EKN Debrief'- presented by Mazda Road to Indy. It hsa been a buzy month of May, and the two discuss the latest news from Superkarts! USA, their coverage of the WKA Manufactuers Cup Series and Can-Am Karting Challenge, along with the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. The podcast closes with the Comet Kart Sales Racing Calendar and closing comments from the two on the upcoming events, including this weekend's United States Pro Kart Series event. 


EKN Debrief - EP. 3

May 11, 2017

Episode 3 of the 'EKN Debrief' podcast - presented by Champion Racing - follows an amazing weekend at the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals in Sonoma, California. EKN's Rob Howden and David Cole discuss the action on and off the track, along with welcoming X30 Senior race winner and defending SKUSA Pro Tour champion Ryan Norberg for a few questiona about the event and his persuit for another championship. The EKN duo conintue the discussion around previous events - including Howden's trip to Bermuda for the Dockyard Grand Prix. #OpeartionGrassroots includes event recaps of the 206 Cup at Michiana Raceway Park and the Yamaha ShootOut at Concept Haulers Motor Speedway in Illinois. They finish it up with the KartLift Racing Caldendar with races set for the upcoming weeks.