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CKI Takes Another Chassis Title


CONCORD, NC - For yet another year, Competition Karting Incorporated has garnered the Manufacturers Championship Trophy in the Dunlop / Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting.

The Welcome, North Carolina company, headed by John Klutz, took 7 wins in the season ending Grand National event recently held at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia, giving them 48 wins on the season.

CKI took wins in the 100cc Piston Port class, as well as the CKI sponsored Yamaha Sportsman Medium class both days. They also took a sweep in Yamaha Sportsman Heavy class, while also claiming 1 win in the X30 Laydown class, and the KALL Racing/ Millers Dynotime Racing Formula 100 class.

In all, 8 different chassis's found their way to victory lane in Atlanta, with Sodi Kart registering 3 wins over the weekend in the 125 Sprint Shifter and Fisher Racing Engines Stock Honda classes.

MGM, placing 2nd overall in the 2017 standings with 10 wins, scored 2 wins in Atlanta in the Hoosier Racing Tires Animal Heavy class. 

Intrepid got on the 2017 board in the final event with a pair of wins in the West Texas Outlaws TaG Heavy class, while Jaguar, DSE, DR, and Rogetil each scored 1 win a piece.

For the 2017 season, 30 different chassis's found their way to victory lane. Here's a look at the top 5 in the final standings:

CKI: 48

MGM: 10

Elite: 7

Ital Kart: 6

7 chassis's were tied for 5th with 4 wins, including:

Margay, CRG, Arrow, Praga, DR, DSE, and Sodi Kart.

On behalf of World Karting, congratulations to John and Wendy Klutz of CKI on their accomplishment, and special thanks and appreciation to the many chassis's that participated in 2017.

CKI will be presented with their Manufacturers Championship Award at the Year End Awards Presentation, of which a date and location will be announced shortly.

To view the Final 2017 Road Race Chassis Standings, CLICK HERE.

3 Horse Race in Manufacturer's Cup Chassis Standings


CONCORD, NC - With just 1 event left on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series for 2017, the battle for the coveted Manufacturers Championship Trophy is as tight as it has been in quite some time.

As the series prepares for the Grand National finale October 13-15 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, Top Kart holds a slim 2 win edge over Tony Kart, which was winless at Wolf Paving Raceway in Wisconsin, but now sees Benik Chassis a little closer in the rear view mirror, following Benik's 3 win performance in Wisconsin in the AMK Race Products Nationals.

Led by Alexander Kardashian in the Senior and KartSport North America Pro IAME Senior Classes, Top Kart now sits atop the standings with 11 wins on the season, while Tony Kart sits idle for a race at 9, but still very much in the hunt.

Beniks success was atrributed primarily to Logan Adams wins in the IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman and Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman classes, while Mateo Rubio-Luengo scored a win for Benik in the Mini Swift Class. 

Vemme, a relative new chassis to the Mfg Cup Series, also came out of the gate strong, scoring 3 wins, led by Braden Eves 2 wins in Yamaha Senior and Pro IAME Senior, while Colin Neal scored another Vemme win in the Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior class. Here's a look at the other class and chassis winners over the weekend.

Saturday Classes:

Yamaha Sportsman: Connor Zilisch: Energy Chassis

Yamaha  Junior: Taylor Maas: Merlin Chasis

LO 206: Eric Fagan: TracKart

Sunday Classes:

Yamaha Junior: Jack Dorsey: FA

LO 206: David Kalb Jr: Comet Eagle

Mini Swift: Caleb Gafrarar: Parolin

Pro Swift Sportsman: Connor Zilisch: Energy

Pro IAME Junior: Merlin

With those results, as the series heads to GoPro in October, 3 chassis have a legitimate shot at the title. Here's a look at the current top 5 in the chassis standings;

Top Kart: 11

Tony Kart: 9

Benik: 8

FA: 5

Comet Eagle: 5

For a look at the complete breakdown of the 2017 Mfg Cup Chassis Standings, CLICK HERE.

Correction on Gold Cup Chassis Standings


CONCORD, NC - As a follow-up to the Water Medic Southeast Showdown for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series, held recently at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, there is an update on the tabulation for the Chassis Standings.

Coyote Racing Chassis is awarded 7 wins, not 9, following the event. The change is a result of the rule that does indeed cover all national series, in which a chassis victory can only be credited to classes that host a minimum of 3 entries. The results of the Senior Pro Gas class were mistakenly recorded.

As a result, here are the updated Chassis Standings following Race #1:

Coyote: 7

Ionic Edge: 2

Razor: 2

MGM: 2

Comet: 1

The next event for the Gold Cup Series will be July 28-30 at Thompson Kart Raceway in Ohio. Entry information for that event will be coming out shortly! Hope to see you there.   

Top Kart Takes Chassis Lead Heading to Grand Nationals

     Top Kart Takes Chassis Lead Heading to Grand Nationals

CONCORD, NC - The log jam at the top of the heap in the Manufacturers Chassis Standings on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series has broken up slightly, but with little to no breathing room for anyone, as the series returns back to New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals September 23-25, the race that will not only determine national champions in the 8 national classes offered, but also offer bragging rights to the winning chassis on the series for a year.

Following the Grand Products Nationals this past weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania, Top Kart, by virtue of 5 wins, broke the tie with Tony Kart, thus edging out to a 3-win lead with 1 national event remaining.

Additionally, all 5 wins for Top Kart came with different drivers at Pittsburgh;

Water for a Cause Kid Kart: Tristan Young

Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman: Madison Campeau Yamaha Junior: JP Southern Jr, Tyler Ferris

Fullerton Karts USA Yamaha Senior: Dakota Pesek

Tony Kart kept within striking distance for the finale, by securing 2 wins over the weekend, both in the Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior class with wins by Myles Rowe and Lance Fenderson.

FA Kart was a big mover, taking 4 wins over the weekend, led by Jacob Donalds 2 wins in the KartSport North America Pro IAME Senior class. Other wins for FA came with Braden Eves in the Fullerton Karts USA Yamaha Senior class, while Garret Adams added his name to the list in the Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman class, thus moving FA to third in the overall standings, still with a shot at the title.

Benik Chassis also improved by 2 wins for the year with wins by Luca Mars in the IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman class.

Kosmic also checked in for 2 wins over the weekend, on the heels of Jeremy Fletchers sweep of the Mini Swift Class.

Praga was able to secure 1 win over the weekend as well, with Indy Ragans win in the Water for a Cause Kid Kart Class on Sunday.

With those results, here’s a look at the updated standings:

Top Kart: 13

Tony Kart: 10

FA: 8

Benik: 6

Merlin: 5

Praga: 5

Kosmic: 5

Comp Kart: 3

Birel: 3

Margay: 2

Fullerton, Parolin, Emmick, and Energy are tied with 1 win a piece.

If the results for the series in September net the same parity as it did in July at New Castle, Top Kart can look at the Pittsburgh event as the turning point for their season, as parity reigned supreme in Indiana, with 4 chassis’s enjoying 3 wins each, those being Top Kart, FA, Benik, and Kosmic. Birel and Comp Kart enjoyed 2 wins each, while Tony Kart hit a dry spell at the July event, unable to secure a win.

One thing is sure, much like some of the individual titles up for grabs in the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals, it won’t be a cakewalk.