Rob Howden’s Burger Smash!

We’re extremely proud to be hosting the event that’s Rob Howden is debuting his all new “BURGER SMASH” It’s a great opportunity for racers to get together for some good food for a great cause. $10 a person gets you fed by Rob himself, and food will be served 30 min prior to the start of the Champions Cup 2019 awards ceremony!

NSEW adds to the prize pool for GN3

Update on GN3 Prizes

We’d like to apologize, as we have made an error in our prize total calculations. After reviewing our credit card bills this week, we may have overshot a little bit. Adding up all the awards, giveaways and prizes for Grand Nationals 3, we have now exceeded: And we haven’t counted all the cheese balls yet! We couldn’t call this the largest four-cycle race in North America with out having the biggest prize pool too! We didn’t do this alone. We have great sponsors that have stepped up to help us make this happen. In fact, many of our sponsors reached back out to us over the past 30 days to offer more support than they had originally pledged at the […]

Margay Racing makes it’s CKNA debut at GN3!

Margay Racing is one of the oldest names in four-cycle karting.For over 50 years, they have been building championship winning chassis in nearly every karting category. They have a rich history with nearly every karting organization that has existed, and GN3 marks their team’s official debut with Cup Karts North America!   Of course this isn’t the first time we’ve had Margay karts in the field. Margay has had customers racing in CKNA events since day one. They have scored numerous wins over the past 6 years at CKNA Champions Cup events. They have now set their sights on the Grand Nationals to compete against the best four-cycle racers in North America. “With the growth of the series and the […]

Cup Karts Live!

Grand Nationals 3 will host the best four-cycle karting in North America. Drivers from all over North America will be joined together for a true test of drivers, equipment and crew. Given the ultra competitive racing that the engine package, combined with the skill level of the drivers and the stage that Grand Nationals 3 provides, we know this will be some of the most entertaining races we have ever seen. We wanted to find a way to bring this ultimate level of four-cycle racing to the masses, so we reached out to Indiana sports broadcasting experts ISC Sports Network and MTC Sports for help. Introducing: Cup Karts Live! That’s right everybody, all of Sunday’s racing action at the Grand […]

GN3 track configuration announcement

After carefully considering the INSANE number of track configurations that New Castle Motorsports Park has to offer, our race staff has decided to name “Track 43” the official track configuration for Grand Nationals 3! Yes, this is the same configuration we ran for the 2018 Grand Nationals. After talking with multiple competitors from last year as well as KRA competitors, it was decided that configuration 43 provided a great mix of speed and technical sections while still allowing for the large fields we are expecting. Track 43 is one of the more popular 4-cycle layouts NCMP has to offer, and we are sure it will foster excellent racing!

IONIC Edge No Bull Contingency Program!

IONIC Edge has become one of the biggest names in American 4-cycle chassis over the past few years. Their unique design and adjustability make them the leading choice of many CKNA racers. There hasn’t been an event without at least one IONIC Edge driver on the podium in a long long time. Kyle Luttrell, owner of Luttrell Racing and manufacture of the IONIC Edge chassis is pumped for Grand Nationals 3. He doesn’t just want to win one class, he wants to win them all! So he’s putting his money where his mouth is, and offering to pay out to any of his drivers that make it to the top step of the podium… Meet the IONIC Edge NO BULL […]

Tech reminders for GN3

There’s a LOT of racers converging on New Castle Motorsports Park for Grand Nationals 3. Many of them, will be attending their first CKNA race ever! We wanted to take some time and reach out to everybody and remind them of some technical items, just in case they are different or enforced differently than they are at their home tracks. First and Most Important… READ THE RULEBOOK!!! Ignorance of the rules is no excuse for not following them. It is every racers responsibility to know and understand the rules we will be competing by. Thankfully, our rulebook is available for free right here on The most recent version is available now! Pre-tech is Mandatory! All drivers must report to […]

Breaking News: Briggs provides travel assistance and an update on class caps

The Grand Nationals keep getting bigger and better. We have exciting news regarding our all new Briggs & Stratton Gas Card Promotion as well as update on the class caps on entries for the race.   In order to help as many racers from across the US, Canada and Mexico make the Grand Nationals, Briggs & Stratton has worked with CKNA to develop its first ever travel assistance program! One of the things that many racers say prevents them from coming to an event are the travel costs. For racers traveling 500 miles or more, many times their fuel bill is their largest single expense for the weekend. “A gas card program allows us to offset some of the cost […]

OTK’s Team VSR travels from Toronto to race in the Grands!

Ventresca Seberras Racing (VSR) was formed in early 2014, by world-class tuner Terry Ventresca. And although they have only been a team for a few short years, they have racked up numerous wins in Canada and the United States. As Ontario’s newest FA / OTK distributor, the team was built on a sole goal; maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and optimism needed to be part of a successful team. his winning formula should make for potent competition at this years Grand Nationals!