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Santa Maria Speedway to Reopen

Santa Maria Speedway, a dirt oval located in Nipomo, CA, is reopening after closing in November 2022, according to a report from the Santa Maria Times. The speedway will host 410 Sprint Car and Go-Kart racing under the new ownership of David Castaneda, the facility’s former general manager. To read the full story, visit santamariatimes.com.

PRI to Showcase EKarting Classic

Performance Racing Industry (PRI) will bring live racing action back to the PRI Show in Indianapolis with the PRI Ekarting Classic presented by Top Kart USA. High-performance electric karts will race on a track located on the Lucas Oil Stadium floor throughout the show Dec. 7-9, 2023. “Our partnership with Top Kart USA offers a

Mayhew Tools Named Official Tool Sponsor of the Northeastern Champ Kart Series

 Mayhew Steel Products Inc. (Mayhew Tools), has announced a new tool sponsorship with the Northeastern Champ Kart Series for the 2022 racing season. As the official tool sponsor, Mayhew will provide the winner of each race with a 6-piece capped screwdriver set. The series kicks-off May 14th and runs through October 2nd, consisting of 16 races over

1-on-1 with Cometic Gasket’s Bob Gorman

Cometic Gasket was founded in 1989 with the concept of developing custom engine gaskets. Founder and Owner Bob Gorman wanted to supply people with what they truly needed, not with what they were forced to buy. Today, the company operates out of 78,000 sq.-ft. and has become one of the premiere gasket brands in the

Karting Academy Coming to Skip Barber Racing School

Skip Barber Racing School will open its first indoor go-karting academy out of a 40,000-square-foot karting facility at American Dream, a 3 million sq.-ft. entertainment, retail and dining destination near New York City. Guests will test their racing abilities at the Skip Barber Racing Go-Kart Academy while overlooking the Manhattan skyline. “We could not be

Go Kart History in North America

Kart racing is one of the most popular forms of motorsport globally, yet most people in North America don’t know much about it.

Champion Brands’ 2021 Racing Contingency Program

The Champion 2021 Racing Contingency Program is an all-encompassing marketing program designed to link Champion Motor Oils directly to regional and national racers in many sanctioned racing events in North America. Champion’s new 2021 expanded contingency program supports race teams from dirt track to pavement, gas to diesel, and circle track to drag racing with contingency cash pay-out

The Go Kart Craze

The first ever “go kart” was built by Art Ingeles in late 1956. Art, who would later be referred to as the father of “karting,” was a veteran hot rodder who spent his days working for Kurtis Craft. Yep, the same Kurtis Craft of Indy car fame.

Reflecting on the Go Kart Kraze

The year was 1956. Art Ingeles is a veteran Hot Rodder who spends his days working for the Kurtis Kraft Company. The Kurtis Kraft Company was a well-known fabrication company known for building midget cars, quarter midget cars, Bonneville Cars, USAC Championship Cars and Indy Cars. The company was founded by Frank Kurtis who built