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EKN Debrief: Episode 51

EKN Debrief: Episode 51

July 17, 2019

It was a true honor to be part of the third annual USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard, inside the hollowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Karters from all over North America and around the world ventured to Speedway, Indiana. Both Rob Howden and David Cole were part of the over 200 karters to competing around the 1-mile course that utilized portions of the IndyCar GP, Formula One courses, Hulman Boulevard, 7th Street and Harroun Drive. The two break down the event in the latest edition of the ‘EKN Debreif’ - thanks to Margay Racing. The CompKart Paddock Pass is followed by the Race Report presented by the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy. The EKN Trackside Live Race Calendar presented by Franklin Motorsports completes the podcast.

This Week In Karting: EP11 - July 2, 2019

This Week In Karting: EP11 - July 2, 2019

July 8, 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.

A month away from our last show, the 11th episode with Rob Howden and David Cole hits on a number of items, including the upcoming Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals and the organization’s dates for the 2020 season.

EKN Debrief: Episode 50

EKN Debrief: Episode 50

July 2, 2019

Kart racing returned to the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the first time in a decade. The World Karting Association hosted the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge on June 21-23 at the famed Concord, North Carolina facility. It was a trio of events with the Manufacturers Cup Series and National Road Racing Series utilizing the ROVAL, while the Speedway Dirt program competed inside The Dirt Track at CMS across the street. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the event in the latest edition of the ‘EKN Debreif’ - thanks to Kart Republic - KartSport North America. The Rolison Performance Group Paddock Pass is followed by the Race Report presented by Margay Racing. The EKN Trackside Live Race Calendar presented by The Road To Indy completes the podcast.

EKN Debrief: Episode 49

EKN Debrief: Episode 49

June 28, 2019

The midway point in the United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires came on the June 14-16 weekend as the program hosted the Carolina Grand Prix at the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. The weekend hosted Rounds Three and Four of the championship program with perfect racing weather all three days of action. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the event in the latest edition of the ‘EKN Debreif’ - thanks to the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy. The MG Tires USA Paddock Pass is followed by the Race Report presented by IAME USA East. The EKN Trackside Live Race Calendar presented by Kart Republic - KartSport North America completes the podcast.

Industry Insider: Episode 25 - Greg Dingess - Margay Racing

Industry Insider: Episode 25 - Greg Dingess - Margay Racing

June 27, 2019

Grassroots racing has been a focus for Margay Racing since the beginning. The leading ‘Made in the USA’ chassis manufacturer continues to feed club tracks and series with the products to get on track and enjoy what is a family sport. Their spec Ignite program with Briggs & Stratton 206 powerplant continues to expand from track to track, based out of the midwest and reaching both coasts. EKN’s Rob Howden talks with Margay’s Greg Dingess about the Ignite program and the major Arrive-and-Drive events on their calendar for 2019.

Industry Insider: Episode 24 - Mike Burrell - USAC Karting

Industry Insider: Episode 24 - Mike Burrell - USAC Karting

June 19, 2019

Two events are hosted by the USAC Karting organization during the months of July and August. It’s the busy summer season, gearing up for the third edition of the Battle at the Brickyard held on July 5-7 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix on August 9-11. Each are expected to welcome a number of grassroots racers and top level drivers/teams from coast-to-coast to experience the thrill and rareness of each event. EKN’s Rob Howden talks with USAC Karting’s Mike Burrell about each event coming up and what to expect at this year’s programs.

Industry Insider: Episode 23 - Kevin Williams - World Karting Association

Industry Insider: Episode 23 - Kevin Williams - World Karting Association

June 18, 2019

The World Karting Association is returning back to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The facility that neighbors the WKA headquarters has been vacant from the organizations’ yearly schedule since 2009. The 10-year void has been filled with the upcoming Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, welcoming the Manufacturers Cup Series, National Road Racing Series, and Speedway Dirt competing on the June 21-23. EKN’s Rob Howden talks with WKA President Kevin Williams to discuss more about the second triple-header event of 2019.

Hot Seat: EP4 - Billy Musgrave - 06.05.19

Hot Seat: EP4 - Billy Musgrave - 06.05.19

June 13, 2019

The 2019 season has been one of drivers moving around to new teams and different chassis. One of the most notable changes is Billy Musgrave moving to Croc Promotion USA / Mad Old Nut Racing. The three-time SKUSA SuperNationals winner remains one of the top shifterkart drivers over the last seven seasons. He talks with EKN Publisher Rob Howden about the move and what’s in store for the remainder of the season.

Industry Insider: Episode 22 - Terry Traeder - Quincy Grand Prix

Industry Insider: Episode 22 - Terry Traeder - Quincy Grand Prix

June 5, 2019

This week is the annual trip to The Park. Last year, karting patriarch Terry Traeder revived the famous Quincy Grand Prix. Its return sparked a passion for pushing man and machine to the edge around one of the most challenging road courses in North America. On June 8-9, karters will tackle the 1-mile course once again with thousands of spectators ready to camp out surrounding the layout and cheer on the intense action all weekend. EKN’s Rob Howden talks with Mr. Traeder of Quincy Grand Prix to learn more about the historic race.

This Week In Karting: EP10 - May 30, 2019

This Week In Karting: EP10 - May 30, 2019

June 4, 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.

We have hit double digits in episodes with the 10th edition of TWIK. Rob Howden and David Cole hit on a number of topics, as silly season continues with drivers moving around. A number of events begin the summer season for programs in both USA and Canada.