After a full day of practice under Sarah Bradley’s belt on the high speed course, she was feeling confident in her kart and engine package to begin the racing events through the rest of the national competition weekend. Bradley states, “This is the fastest track I have ever been on before! 70 mph down the straight away was so much fun and being able to make passes as we come down the hill into turn 2 and mix it up with the leaders was exciting.”
The E-Rev motor package consists of 48 Peak HP and 85 ft-lbs of torque, which is over six times the torque of the leading TaG engines currently in the North American market. The E-Rev will come equipped with a scalable motor controller that allows a downloadable performance package to be loaded into the system based on the different class options that will be offered. A quick change Lithium-Ion 96V 15.3kW battery pack with a BMS (Battery Management System) will be the power supply for the electric powerhouse. This system’s drivetrain consists of the 428-size chain and gear system comparable to what is seen in the shifter market today.
In the IAME Mini Swift class drivers Austin Jurs and Mason Macrander scored a couple of podium finishes. On Saturday, Jurs was driving comfortably in third when unfortunate events caused him to take a DNF on his race while Macrander crossed the line in fourth. The following day Austin Jurs was able to redeem himself by finishing fourth place in the final while Macrander was able to hold onto an eleventh position just outside the top 10 in the competitive field.
To date, Nick Ramirez has had a successful karting career with a 2013 IKF National Championship and Screaming Eagle Winner, several National event podium finishes, a 2018 SKUSA Super Nationals podium in KA100, and so far in 2019 with a Pole for KA100 and off-pole in X30 at the last SKUSA Pro Tour event.
In 2018, the launch of the Rosberg Racing Academy was successful, with the title of FIA Karting World Champion won by Lorenzo Travisanutto in OK and Taylor Barnard’s victory in Junior in the WSK Final Cup series. Now the 2019 season is in view… The organisation already supported by Petronas, Arexons and Kart Republic will […]
Showing speed and garnering results in the cadet, two-cycle and shifterkart markets, VemmeKart USA continues to expand their North American program. Testing and developing a product to compete with the LO206 engine platform, VemmeKart USA scored their biggest four-cycle victory to date as Eric Fagan dominated the reopening of Whiteland Raceway Park. Claiming the LO206 Senior victory and a $1,000.00 payday, Fagan put VemmeKart USA on the top step of the podium.
Closing out the Route 66 Sprint Series over the October 5-7 weekend, Top Kart USA invaded the Mid-State Kart Club facility in Springfield, Illinois. Taking on the stout competition that presents itself in the series, Top Kart USA drivers amassed four pole positions, six main event victories and ten podium results. Calculating the yearly total, the Indianapolis, Indiana based race program garnered 28 victories in Route 66 Sprint Series competition alone.
Gabriel Bortoleto secured the third place at the OK-Junior World Championship in Sweden. Great performances were also put in by Bradshaw and Galli in OK. Hiltbrand completed a great comeback. Rosso retired due to the failure of the drive chain.
In the Final, tyre management was one of the keys to success. Hannes Janker was very fast in the middle of the race, but I was able to regain the advantage shortly before the finish to cross the line as the winner
It was another winning weekend for PSL Karting, the North American importer for the Birel ART product line. Not only did the Birel ART and Ricciardo Kart brands garner race wins and podium results, the elite level karting operation added more national championships to their growing results resume. Taking on the final event weekend of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour, PSL Karting would descend on the New Castle Motorsports Park facility just outside Indianapolis, Indiana.
The 2018 International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grand Nationals, previously scheduled for June 27-30 at North Texas Karters (NTK) in Denton, TX, have regrettably been cancelled. There simply were not enough entries to justify a national race.
Just over two weeks out from the International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals presented by Maxwell Paper Products, the prestigious Duffy Awards will be up for grabs in a variety of different classes. Hosted by North Texas Karters in Denton, Texas, pre-event registration will remain open until June 18th at midnight as competitors are urged to register in advance.
As the leading engine builder in North America, SwedeTech Racing Engines has shown no signs of slowing down in 2018. Preparing engines for customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and around the world, the premier builder has garnered race wins, podium results and championships in nearly every series of competition.
Braden Eves, one of the most decorated karters of the past two seasons, is set to join forces and assist VemmeKart USA. Focused on driver coaching and data and video analysis for VemmeKart branded drivers, Eves will work with competitors to help them move up the running order, hone their skills and provide coaching programs to get these drivers to the next level.
WKA ANNOUNCES NEW YAMAHA PRICING FOR MANUFACTURERS CUP AND THE RETURN OF THE POPULAR MIDWEST AWARD FOR KA100
As the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup returns to the Midwest, series officials are pleased to announce discounted entry pricing for two of the Yamaha powered classes and the return of a popular award. While Yamaha Sportsman and Yamaha Senior drivers will receive entry, tires and two days of racing at a steep discount, KA100 Senior competitors will battle for the popular ‘Sword’ in the KA100 Senior Throw Down at Concept Haulers Motor Speedway.
See the supplementary regulation for the Pfaff kartsport cup national championship (pkcnc)