Paddock Insider: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – PKRA

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Challenge of the Americas-2016-logoEKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2016 Challenge of the Americas weekend at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our coverage and today’s action in the EKN Global Members Discussion area below: For complete coverage head to the EKN Event Page.


Sunday Finals – Part 2

Sunday Finals – Part 1

Sunday Prefinals

Sunday Qualifying

Saturday Finals

Saturday Prefinals

Saturday Qualifying

Happy Hour


Junior Max Saturday Final1. Nick Brueckner +0.9582. Matthew Taskinen3. Hannah Greenemeier4. Payton Durrant5. Shawn…

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Shifter Masters Saturday Final1. Darren Elliott2. Ryan Kinnear3. Juan Garcia4. Lonnie Hochstetler5. Nick Firestone6. David Conyers#EKNatCOTA

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Shifter Senior Saturday Final1. Kolton Griffin +4.4612. Jake French3. Harold Gottsacker IV4. Sabre Cook5. Hunter…

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Mini Max Saturday Final1. Austin Torgerson +0.4812. Dustin Salaverria3. Cooper Becklin4. Corbyn Andrews5. Ashton…

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Senior Max Saturday Final1. Christian Brooks +0.3542. Coltin McCaughan3. Jordan Sherrat4. Kellen Ritter5. Michael…

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Masters Max Saturday Final1. Mike Jones +3.6882. Scott Falcone3. Billy Cleavelin4. David Pergande5. Paul Bonilla6….

Posted by eKartingNews.com on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Micro Max Saturday Final1. Ashton Torgerson +5.0952. Carson Morgan3. Brock Boyse4. Tuesday Calderwood5. Graysen Andrews6. Enzo Swan7. Gabby Brienza8. Patrick Molnar9. Aden Rudolph#EKNatCOTA

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From the pole Nick Bruckner leads the Junior Max field to the green flag.

Posted by Rotax Challenge of the Americas on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Jake French leads the train of Honda Shifters through their opening lap.

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Micro underway after contact in turn one sent a few karts flying off track.

Posted by Rotax Challenge of the Americas on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Jordan Sherrat leads the opening lap in Senior Max.

Posted by Rotax Challenge of the Americas on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Late race pass earned Falcone the win Orr Bonillia and Jones in Masters.

Posted by Rotax Challenge of the Americas on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Masters almost through turn one without incident.

Posted by Rotax Challenge of the Americas on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Micro Max under way as we begin heat racing for Round three of the Challenge here in Phoenix.

Posted by Rotax Challenge of the Americas on Saturday, February 27, 2016


Junior Max Saturday Prefinal1. Nick Brueckner +1.5062. Matthew Taskinen3. Hannah Greenemeier4. Zoey Edenholm5….

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Shifter Masters Saturday Prefinal1. Ryan Kinnear2. Nick Firestone3. Juan Garcia4. David Conyers5. Lonnie Hochstetler6. Darren Elliott#EKNatCOTA

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Shifter Senior Saturday Prefinal1. Jake French +0.2232. Kolton Griffin3. Alan Michel4. Harold Gottsacker IV5. Sabre…

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Mini Max Saturday Prefinal1. Dustin Salaverria +0.2802. Marco Kacic3. Austin Torgerson4. Joe Brienza II5. Corbyn…

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Senior Max Saturday Prefinal1. Jordan Sherrat +0.2022. Jim McKinney3. Kellen Ritter4. Phillippe Denes5. Michael…

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Masters Max Saturday Prefinal1. Scott Falcone +0.2032. Paul Bonilla3. Mike Jones4. Christopher Patterson5. Brian…

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Micro Max Saturday Prefinal1. Ashton Torgerson +0.2172. Carson Morgan3. Aden Rudolph4. Tuesday Calderwood5. Brock Boyse6. Patrick Molnar7. Graysen Andrews8. Enzo Swan9. Gabby Brienza#EKNatCOTA

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Junior Max Saturday Qualifying1. Nick Brueckner – 47.9532. Hannah Greenemeier3. Zoey Edenholm4. Matthew Taskinen5….

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Shifter Masters Saturday Qualifying1. Darren Elliott – 44.8252. Ryan Kinnear3. Juan Garcia4. Nick Firestone5. David Conyers6. Lonnie Hochstetler#EKNatCOTA

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Shifter Senior Saturday Qualifying1. Kolton Griffin – 43.9282. Jake French3. Hunter Pickett4. Alan Michel5. Harold…

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Mini Max Saturday Qualifying1. Marco Kacic – 49.5562. Dustin Salaverria3. Diego LaRoque4. Joe Brienza II5. Corbyn…

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Senior Max Saturday Qualifying1. Kellen Ritter – 46.9792. Jordan Sherrat3. Phillippe Denes4. Jim McKinney5. Coltin…

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Masters Max Saturday Qualifying1. Paul Bonilla – 48.0582. Mike Jones3. Scott Falcone4. Billy Cleavelin5….

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Micro Max Saturday Qualifying1. Ashton Torgerson – 51.7352. Aden Rudolph3. Carson Morgan4. Brock Boyse5. Tuesday Calderwood6. Enzo Swan7. Patrick Molnar8. Gabby Brienza9. Graysen Andrews#EKNatCOTA

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Junior Max Final Practice1. Hannah Greenemeier – 48.3402. Nick Brueckner3. Zoey Edenholm4. Matthew Taskinen5….

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Shifter Masters Final Practice1. Ryan Kinnear2. Darren Elliott3. Nick Firestone4. Juan Garcia5. David Conyers6. Lonnie Hochstetler#EKNatCOTA

Posted by eKartingNews.com on Friday, February 26, 2016

Shifter Senior Final Practice1. Kolton Griffin – 44.1072. Jake French3. Don Whittington4. Harold Gottsacker IV5….

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Mini Max Final Practice1. Marco Kacic – 49.4642. Dustin Salaverria3. Austin Torgerson4. Cooper Becklin5. Joe…

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Senior Max Final Practice1. Jim McKinney – 47.1172. Noel Dowler3. Coltin McCaughan4. Kellen Ritter5. Jordan…

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Masters Max Final Practice1. Mike Jones – 48.2192. Scott Falcone3. Billy Cleavelin4. Paul Bonilla5. Christopher…

Posted by eKartingNews.com on Friday, February 26, 2016

Micro Max Final Practice1. Ashton Torgerson – 51.7512. Carson Morgan3. Aden Rudolph4. Tuesday Calderwood5. Brock Boyse6. Enzo Swan7. Partick Molnar8. Graysen Andrews9. Gabby Brienza#EKNatCOTA

Posted by eKartingNews.com on Friday, February 26, 2016


Championship Leaders Enter With Target on Backs

Jim McKinney has the whole Senior Max field watching him today (Photo: EKN)

Jim McKinney has the whole Senior Max field watching him today (Photo: EKN)

This weekend is the turning point for Challenge of the Americas. With two rounds in the books in Tucson last month, this weekend adds two more to set the stage for the series finale in Sonoma in April. Seven drivers have established themselves as the point leader, and how they perform here in Phoenix will determine if they have extended their lead or surrendered the position. It also separates the contenders from the pretenders, and just who will have a shot at the crown at the series finale on April 1-3.

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