Registration for Winter Nationals is OPEN!

2021 was such an awesome year for CKNA, that we just had to squeeze one more race in! This New Years Eve, come join us for our first ever Winter National at 103rd Street Sports Complex in sunny Jacksonville FL! Not only is this one of the National races planned for this season, but it will also serve as the first points race for the Cup Karts South Division. The track in Jacksonville has been apart of the fabric of 4-cycle karting for many years, and we couldn’t think of a better place to hold our first ever December (and January) race! The event will follow a very similar format to that of the Spring Nationals earlier this year. Friday […]

Shawano updates

As we draw closer to our return to the sprawling hills of Shawano, WI and USAir Motorsports, we wanted to post up some valuable information for everybody regarding the weekends race. Based on the early registrations, this is going to be a huge event! We of course will publish supplemental rules and scheduling information about one week prior to the event, but this information is to answer some questions and potentially concerns you may have before attending this awesome event! Pit Spots / Parking Within 24 hours of us opening registration and parking reservations, the pits we’re nearly sold out. With approximately 80 spots available for registration, this means we are looking at a bigger turnout than we expected! As […]

CKNA Rules update: v21.1 has been published

From time to time, we feel it necessary to update or clarify our rules to better serve our racers. After completing 4 events so far in 2021, a few minor tweaks have been made. Although we highly recommend you download yourself a fresh copy of v21.1, there is really nothing major changed. Here are the highlights, along with brief explanations of why we felt this was necessary: Practice grid starting positions may be determined by race officials: At our last event at CHMS, we saw competitors lining up nearly 30 min early for practice. Now there’s nothing “wrong” with that, but we just don;t like the idea of people feeling that it is necessary. Therefor, classes that we feel it […]

Whiteland Format

We’re very excited to bring Cup Karts North to the United States’ longest running kart track, Whiteland Raceway Park. Even though the majority of our racers have been in the sport far fewer years the Whiteland has been available, there’s no denying that many of them see the allure of bringing our series for a visit to this historic track. Racing at Whiteland does present a few challenges that we have not faced over the past few years at other facilities we have frequented. When designed, karts we’re smaller and couldn’t carry the corner speeds of today’s modern 4-cycle karts. Even the trailers and canopies we’re smaller! When Cup Karts North arrives at WRP next weekend, we believe we will […]

CupKarts North R1 is just around the corner

It seems like only yesterday that we we’re gridding up for the first race at Charlotte Motor Speedway at the Spring Nationals. But weeks have passed, and we are now close to kicking off the CupKarts North Division! Thanks to the continued support of EK Chains and new sponsor AEM Karting who are sharing the Divisional Presenting sponsor duties this year, it looks lie this will be the biggest year to date! Our first race will be held at a track familiar to opening the CKNA regular season, Concept Haulers Motor Speedway in Sheridan, IL. CHMS offers a challenging track with ample room to pass and elevation changes throughout the track. Last years race at this facility was canceled due […]

Tire Rule Clarifications

It seems there has been some confusion brought to light lately regarding CKNA’s rules for Tires at the Divisional and National Level. Rather than quote passages from our rulebook, we’ll lay it out here! Cup Karts South & North Divisions Slick tires will be Vega VAH, and Rain Tires can be either Vega w5 or 56 compounds. No other tires will be permitted in any session throughout the entire weekend. You do not need to qualify on new tires. Many of our racers choose to get multiple racedays out of the Vega tire because it performs well even after multiple heat cycles. IT IS YOUR CHOICE! We only stipulate that the tires that are on for qualifying must also be […]

AEM Karting joins CKNA

2020 was a great year of competition at Cup Karts North. The series saw countless new faces join the fray, many of which saw great success in just their first CKNA campaign. One driver who achieved an unprecedented result in becoming the first driver in CKNA history to win two championships in the same season was Mick Gabriel; 2020’s Cup Karts North Senior Light and Senior Medium Champion. Mick, along with his father Mike are moving forward from being top-level privateers to creating a top-level race team, race school and arrive-and-drive program with best-in-class equipment, instruction and technology. Along with Partner Chris Surdenik, they have formed AEM Karting. AEM is offering a multitude of services to karters in 2021, ranging […]

EK Chain Returns to CKNA in 2021

EK Chains has been apart of the Cup Karts family for many years. For many of the years, EK has been the Presenting Sponsor of our Champions Cup series. Their support has helped us create the most competitive 4-cycle racing series in the Midwest! We are pleased to announce that EK Chains will continue their support as a Presenting Sponsor for what we are now calling Cup Karts North. It doesn’t stop there. When EK Chains heard we we’re launching Cup Karts South, they immediately contacted us to ask how they could help us accelerate the program and get Cup Karts South on the fast track to being the premiere 4 cycle series in that region.Within no time, the decision […]

2021 Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

It’s no secret, a big part of our success has been the all star list of Sponsors that have chosen to make CKNA the organization it is today. Thankfully, the addition of the Spring Nationals and our all new Cup Karts South division has afforded us the chance to add some additional sponsor slots for the 2021 season. So if you like what we’re doing and want to be apart of the biggest 4-cycle karting organization in North America, we would love to talk about partnering with you in 2021 We take our obligations to our sponsors very seriously, and do everything in our power to ensure they see an excellent value from their support of CKNA’s events. Thankfully, this […]

The Cup Karts North division schedule is complete!

Thank you for your patience while we hammered out the 2021 schedule. With all the obstacles from 2020 and potential bumps in the road for 2021, we wanted to take our time and make sure we put together the most entertaining schedule for our racers with the best probabilities of running as planned for the coming season. Whiteland Raceway Park May 21st – 23rd (Whiteland Indiana) Another track we unfortunately had to miss in 2020, Whiteland Raceway Park’s resurgence in karting makes it a no brainer for us again in 2021. Sarah and Andy have done so much to bring this historic track back to the forefront of karting in the Midwest, we look forward to stuffing the pits with […]