We can’t say thank you enough to ekartingnews.com for all of hard work and dedication they put in to growing the sport of karting. We are really appreciative of the attention they have driven towards grassroots racing. They have featured our growing Lo206 classes and series in multiple articles which has had a huge impact on the growth of the sport. We will keep working with EKN to help grow the KPX Karting Championship, the Lo206 motor package, and mainly the sport. Without them we wouldn’t be able to reach out to the karting community. Thank you guys!
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As the 2015 KPX Karting Championship season approaches, we have landed a huge partnership with Briggs & Stratton!
Briggs & Stratton has offered to sponsor the KPX Championship series with $800 per race by implementing the “Briggs & Stratton Pill Pull” program. What does this mean exactly?
*2 Briggs classes will be randomly chosen at the drivers meeting the morning of each race to be recipients of the Briggs & Stratton Pill Pull. At the conclusion of the main, a pill will be drawn that will be based on a finishing position plus the 3 after. Each of those 4 consecutive positions will win $100 cash.
*For example: If there are 17 racers and number 16 is pulled, then 16th, 17th, 1st, and 2nd place would all receive $100.
Briggs motor packages keep gaining momentum by being competitive and affordable, all while helping to grow the sport. Dave Klaus, Director-Briggs & Stratton Racing, and myself have had many conversations about this concept, focusing on keeping the FUN in racing. “I like this system because it doesn’t promote taking someone out for the cash. Everyone has equal odds and someone that has a bad day could go home feeling a lot better,” emphasizes Klaus. We want to put the FUN back into racing!
The growth of this series has been largely due to all of the support that Briggs & Stratton has provided, as well as the racers planning to participate. And in that… We say THANK YOU!
November 10, 2014
Philip Pegler Racing is pleased to announce James Selby as driver of the No. 88 KPX Racing Tony Kart from 2015.
Selby, who is currently tied for the championship lead following his second season of racing at Monterey Bay Karters in Marina, has been selected by Kart Project X as the recipient of its Young Driver Award, which includes a fully-sponsored drive in the 2015 KPX Karting Championship. He will also drive the No. 88 Tony Kart in the 2015 MBK Karting Championship.
“I am so happy to offer this opportunity to James. I have heard so many positive things about him from many credible sources and I believe that he is a most deserving recipient of the KPX Young Driver Award. His performance yesterday afternoon in the season finale at Marina was outstanding and he drove three very intelligent races, each with vastly differing circumstances.
“It has been my goal for several years to find a young talent who matches the KPX philosophy and I believe that person is James. I also hope that this will be the first of many opportunities given to young drivers through Kart Project X and I look forward to adding more drivers in the coming years.
“I would like to say that none of this would be possible without the support of the many selfless people in our sport who are clearly driven by a passion for motor racing and an unconditional love for the wider karting community. It is because of them that we are able to go racing and do what we love to do.
– Philip Pegler
October 15, 2014
The KPX Racing Team, in association with Philip Pegler Racing, will enter a Junior 206 kart in all four rounds of the 2015 KPX Karting Championship.
The seat, which will be partially subsidized by Kart Project X, will include several open tests in addition to the four scheduled championship race weekends.
“My vision for all of the KPX programs is to provide opportunities for new and established drivers at the local level. By offering a single Junior entry in 2015, KPX is enabling a young driver to realize his or her dream of becoming a racing driver, competing in a quality series and beginning their journey in Motorsports.
“Our driver announcement will be made in due course and it is my hope that in future seasons, the KPX Racing Team will expand its number of entries therefore generating more opportunities.
Philip E. Pegler
Director, Kart Project X
October 11, 2014
Kart Project X is proud to announce its three-year title sponsorship of the West Coast Briggs Racing Series beginning in 2015.
“I am thrilled to confirm Kart Project X as title-sponsor for this new and exciting series which has been created by Chris Rossi and Kenny Manchester. Their vision to galvanize and unify karting at the grassroots level in California is a perfect match for KPX’s mission of generating a new wave of interest in the Sport through schools and kart clubs and I hope that together we can reach out to new and existing competitors and generate realistic opportunities in Karting through what promises to be an affordable and competitive series.”
Philip E. Pegler
Director, Kart Project X