GNII Update

As the race grows near, people are starving for more and more information. So here are some updates on whats coming over the next few days: We have just finished publishing a entry list for the event on the Grand Nationals II page. Please check it out to make sure your information is correct! There have been numerous requests for reserved pit spots at NCMP. Mike Adams and his team at New Castle will be handling all the pit reservations themselves. Please call 765-987-8090 to make any arrangements. We have finished putting the finishing touches on the weekends race schedule, and it is now available for download on the Grand Nationals II page. We managed to squeeze even more laps […]

MGM is locked and loaded for GNII

When it comes to Grand Nationals II, MGM is not messing around. MGM has confirmed they will have at least 18 chassis competing at New Castle Motorsports Park! Not only has MGM has dominated the four cycle scene in the south east, they have been quietly picking up wins in the Champions Cup as well. Many of these are series regulars. Conor Lund has won numerous Champions Cup events as well as Series Championships in our program. Don’t let those blue jeans and calm demeanor fool you, he is a force to be reckoned with on the track recording multiple wins at national level events over his career. Emily DeMaster is a spitfire. She is always up front in the […]

KRA 206 Racers: We’re calling you out!

When we launched the Home Track Hero Callout, we excluded the Grand Nationals from the program simply because we didn’t know how well the program would work. But since we have paid out over $3000 so far this year, we’re pretty sure we hit the nail on the head. So yes, the callout is on for the Grand Nationals. This means qualifying drivers that make the podium get $120 of their entry back. If you pull off the win, we reimburse you for your tires as well. This means you KRA! You guys have one of the best facilities in the world to race at, and some of the best drivers racing there all the time. We get it. But […]

Fulks, Burgess and Fry join CKNA

CKNA has always been blessed with a small but dedicated group of individuals to put on events each season. We have some of the best staff in the country and we can never thank them enough for all the hours they put in for our racers. But when it came time to plan the Grand Nationals, we all agreed that bringing in extra help would be a great benefit to the crew and the racers. So who do you call when you are hosting a national level karting event? Rick Fulks, that’s who! Rick has become the go to guy for the biggest karting events. Formerly the Race Director for USPKS, Rick has most recently officiated the Rock Island Grand […]

Team VLR returns to the Grand Nationals

When we say the best of the best are racing in the Grand Nationals, we mean it. VLR Chassis team drivers Colin Warren and David Vasquez will making the journey to New Castle Motorsports Park on September 28th. VLR Chassis is relatively new on the scene, but they have already made their presence known Coast to Coast in four-cycle racing, including Colin Warrens win in the Senior class at last years Grands. Warren comes all the way from Florida, and has been the guy to beat in the Southeast. He won the inaugural SKUSA Senior 206 division as well multiple classes in the AKRA series. Teammate David Vasquez and his mechanic Sergio hail from the opposite side of the country, […]

Confirmed: Team Coyote Motorsports is coming!

We have received confirmation that Coyote Motorsports will be attending the 2018 Grand Nationals, to support all their drivers including their Factory team! Coyote has been a long time supporter of CKNA, and their results speak for themselves. The two time Cup Karts Manufactures Champion has more wins that any other chassis manufacture. They are bringing out the big guns for the September race, including multi-time champion Ryan Cassity, team owner Jim Lipari, and CKNA star Justin Wishard. Many other Coyote supported drivers will be in attendance as well, making them all a force to be reckoned with at the big race. Coyote owner Jim Lipari told CKNA, “We wouldn’t miss it! We have so many customers that have marked […]

Grand Nationals II Track Layout

Seems like the question of the week is, “What track layout are we running?” It is known at “Configuration 43”, and is the same layout we ran for the 2017 edition of the Grands. It is an excellent layout for 4-cycle racing, providing multiple passing spots as well as high speed sections.

Vega offers HUGE discount on rain tires for Grand Nationals II participants

With the Grand Nationals just a few weeks away, we get a lot of phone calls and emails with racers asking questions about the race. Some of the most common questions are about rain:   “What if it rains?” Simply put, we’re gonna race! As our rule book states, we may try to wait out the weather if it looks like a one off sprinkle. However with an event like the Grand Nationals, the show must go on. Racing karts in the rain is one of the joys of sprint racing, and is a skill that we believe every driver should develop for their racing career.   “I already own VEGA rains, can I use them at the Grands?” Of […]

Free Tires anybody?

Our friends at Trudell Performance have done it again. Even though they are no longer participating in the Kid Kart class; they have offered to sponsor the class at Grand Nationals II in a big way. All racers regardless of their class are required to buy a set of specially marked tires at the track for the race. Trudell is picking up the tab for the first 10 kid karts that enter! To take advantage of this amazing offer, you need to enter the coupon code “TRUDELL” on the last screen of the checkout. This will knock $195 off of your entry, making your tires absolutely free! Team Trudell will also be raffling off a crazy gas powered mini four-wheeler […]