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Check out the eKartingNews article about the 2018 IKF 2 & 4 Cycle Grand Nationals - North Texas karters Set to Host 2-Cycle / 4-Cycle Grand Nationals

IKF 2018 Grand Nationals Class Spec SheetCLICK TO ENLARGE

Download the 2018 IKF Grand National Class Spec Sheet

The 2018 IKF 2 & 4-Cycle National Championships will have a very special Opening Ceremony featuring the Denton PD Honor Guard and Monica Saldivar.

opening ceremonies

Wednesday, June 27:
Honda Kid Kart
Junior 1 Briggs 206
Junior 2 Briggs 206
Senior Briggs 206 Light
Masters Briggs 206
Yamaha Super Sportsman

Saturday, June 30:
Kid Kart Comer Heavy
Micro Swift Heavy
Mini Swift Heavy
X30 Junior Heavy
X30 Senior Heavy
X30 Masters Heavy
125cc Honda Senior Shifter Heavy
TaG Cadet 1 Heavy
TaG Cadet 2 Heavy
Thursday, June 28:
Honda Kid Kart Heavy
Junior 1 Briggs 206 Heavy
Junior 2 Briggs 206 Heavy
Senior Briggs 206
Masters Briggs 206 Heavy
Yamaha Super Sportsman Heavy
TaG Junior
TaG Senior
TaG Masters
Friday, June 29:
Kid Kart Comer
Micro Swift
Mini Swift
X30 Junior
X30 Senior
X30 Masters
Senior Briggs 206 Heavy
125cc Honda Senior Shifter
TaG Cadet 1
TaG Junior 2
 


Check back soon for more info on the event schedule.

Food trucks will be on-site on all four days including breakfast. 

CLICK HERE to find restaurants close to the track using Yelp!

CLICK HERE to find restaurants in the area close to the track on Google Maps.

Check back soon for more info.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Denton - University Drive

4465 S Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX 76207
(940) 808-0444

Be sure to call them to make your reservations & ask for the special rate for "North Texas Karters"!

The Father of Go Karting, Frank “Duffy” Livingstone:
http://ekartingnews.com/2017/08/23/the-father-of-go-kart-frank-duffy-stanley-livingstone/

A history of winners of the IKF Grand Nationals through 1998:
http://www.russthompsonracing.com/Nationals/IKFGrandNationals.html

A history of race results from 2006 through 2017:
https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Organizations/33347

Old video footage of previous IKF Grand Nationals:

50th Anniversary Kid Kart finals

 1996 4 Cycle Super Stock:

 Vintage Kart Racing 1971 IKF Sprint Nationals:

2010 Blue Wazoom Medium

1974 Indianapolis Raceway Park
1992 2 Cycle


The 2018 International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grand Nationals will be hosted at North Texas Karters (NTK) from Wednesday, June 27th through Saturday, June 30th, where the much-heralded national trophy known as the “Duffy” will be awarded to the winners of each class.

The IKF Grand Nationals have long been the granddaddy of national kart races. But, with the merger of SKUSA and IKF, the future of the “Duffy” award is still unknown. This might be the last chance you have to see it.

The "Duffy" is considered the highest award in karting. The trophy honors Frank "Duffy" Livingstone who was active in karting as a driver, mechanic, and IKF board member and then president. He was the co-founder of organized karting and the Go-Kart Club of America, which evolved into the International Kart Federation. Frank passed away in 2017 at the age of 92. The “Duffy” trophy is a bronze statuette of ‘Joe Karter,’ standing 12 inches tall and mounted on a wooden base 6 inches high.

The 2018 IKF Grand Nationals which will be hosted at North Texas Karters on June 25th- 30th are expected to bring in a huge field of the top racers in the country.

Most of the 4-Cycle classes will race on Wednesday and Thursday, with the 2-Cycles racing on Friday and Saturday.

June 25th will be a practice day made available by NTK. June 26th will be the official IKF practice day.

In 2016, NTK hosted the 4-Cycle Grand Nationals, which fielded a large number of the Briggs & Stratton LO206 racers.

Follow us on social media where details such as official schedule, discount hotel rates and more will be posted in the coming days.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Download the form, fill it in & mail it to the address on the form.

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