Aug 26, 2015 John Crow won the Masters division (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Race #4 of the So-Cal Challenge took place under the lights at the World Famous Adams Motorsports Park in cooperation with So-Cal Sprinters. The shared event went off without a hitch as the two organizations split duties to support the racers and crews. Senior Max had only two entries but all day long Henry Morse […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas Announces 2016 Schedule

2016 to see stops in Arizona and California

Jun 29, 2015 2016 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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Rotax Challenge of the Americas, the premier winter karting series on the left coast, is pleased to announce today the 2016 series schedule. The International Rotax MAX Challenge will again offer the popular three-weekend, six-round championship, with stops in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, with the series concluding in Sonoma, California. “Scheduling is always a challenge […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – February 2015 – Sting Ray Robb

Idaho driver goes 5 for 5 on podiums - including two wins while competing at three different events in three different states

Mar 23, 2015 Sting Ray Robb scored five podium results in five races, including two victories for the month of February (Photo: EKN)
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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From the Tower: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Sonoma – Part 2

Exciting winter season comes to a close with years of hard work paying off for drivers and teams

Mar 19, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas came to a close this past weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. Picture perfect weather greeted the competitors all weekend, setting the stage for what was yet another spectacular and dramatic finish to one of the premier international Rotax Max Challenge programs in the […]

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From the Tower: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Sonoma – Part 1

Dramatic finish to series leaves us with questions on cheating and controversy

Mar 18, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas came to a close this past weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. Picture perfect weather greeted the competitors all weekend, setting the stage for what was yet another spectacular and dramatic finish to one of the premier international Rotax Max Challenge programs in the […]

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Mar 15, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The EKN Trackside Live Daily Wrap on Sunday, March 15 from the Rotax Challenge of the Americas at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California – featuring interviews with series champions Luke Selliken, Paul Bonilla, Sting Ray Robb, Sebastian Alvarez and Diego LaRoque.

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Sonoma Sunday Report

Selliken, Robb, Bonilla and Cook set to join Team USA at Rotax Grand Finals after claiming series titles

Mar 15, 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 Champions (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The final day of competition for the Rotax Challenge of the Americas went into the books after another beautiful day of weather at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The six categories competing on the year provided excitement to the very end, as only two championships were provisionally clinched after Saturday’s round of […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Sonoma Saturday Report

Choquer and Durrant win thriller feature races while Falcone, LaRoque and Ilavia sweep day

Mar 14, 2015 Bryce Choquer won a thriller in the Senior Max Final (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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As with any series finale, championships are on the line this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center for rounds five and six of this year’s Rotax Challenge of the Americas.  Saturday’s event would serve to clear up the overall picture of the point races, showing that two competitors have all but clinched their respective […]

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Mar 14, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The EKN Trackside Live Daily Wrap from Saturday, March 14 at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California – featuring interviews from Bryce Choquer, Sting Ray Robb, Scott Falcone, and Michael Ilavia.

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Sonoma Friday Report

Shocking disqualifications shake up championship battles

Mar 13, 2015 Luke Selliken posted the fast lap in Friday's Final Practice session for Senior Max (Photo: EKN)
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With the final two rounds of this year’s Rotax Challenge of the America coming up this weekend, today’s practice sessions at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center carried a heightened air of tension.  Along with the six individual championships come four berths onto Team USA for the title winners in Junior, Senior, Masters and DD2, so […]

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Mar 13, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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Talking with Senior Max point leader Christian Brooks heading into the Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 finale weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California – March 13, 2015 Talking with Junior Max point leader Nick Brueckner heading into the Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 finale weekend at the Simraceway Performance […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015: Championship Preview – Part 3

A host of drivers gunning for title in Senior as DD2 boils down to two driver fight

Mar 11, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas will close out its 2015 season this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Many of the top karters from across the western half of North America will descend on the popular Sonoma, California circuit – located on the same grounds as the Infineon Raceway – to take part […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015: Championship Preview – Part 2

Masters and Junior title duels continue into Sonoma

Mar 10, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas will close out its 2015 season this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Many of the top karters from across the western half of North America will descend on the popular Sonoma, California circuit – located on the same grounds as the Infineon Raceway – to take part […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015: Championship Preview – Part 1

Mini title set to go down to the wire while LaRoque holds firm grip on Micro championship

Mar 09, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas will close out its 2015 season this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Many of the top karters from across the western half of North America will descend on the popular Sonoma, California circuit – located on the same grounds as the Infineon Raceway – to take part […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Sonoma

March 13-15, 2015: Simraceway Performance Karting Center - Sonoma, California

Mar 09, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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It is the final event for the Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 program, as the six class championships will be decided over the March 13-15 weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. A perfect weekend of weather is in the forecast, along with some exciting and dramatic finishes to really close championship […]

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Feb 24, 2015 COTA-PHX-Digital Magazine-Christian Brooks
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Nearly 100 drivers took part in the third and fourth rounds of the six-race Rotax Challenge of the Americas championship series, set to crown champions next month in Sonoma, including four ticket to the 2015 Rotax Grand Finals. It was nearly 100 degrees difference from that of the northern portion of the United States and […]

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From the Tower: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Phoenix

Picture perfect weekend in Phoenix as series championships continue chase

Feb 19, 2015 From The Tower COTA PHX
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Thanks to our popular EKN Trackside Live program, we spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column provides us with the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the interesting stories develop over […]

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Feb 15, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The EKN Trackside Live Daily Wrap from Saturday, February 14 at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas at the PKRA facility in Glendale, Arizona – featuring interviews from Mason Marotta, Matt Jaskol, John Crow and Sting Ray Robb.

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Phoenix Sunday Report

Marotta become fourth different Senior winner, Crow and Jaskol also earn first as Robb evens score

Feb 15, 2015 Junior Max Sunday podium (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Another perfect day of weather greeted the competitors of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas in Phoenix, as the fourth round of racing took place at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona this past weekend. Sunday’s racing provided a great end to what was a phenomenal weekend, finishing off the first half of the series and […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Phoenix Saturday Report

Brooks lands memorable victory, as Brueckner, Bonilla and Cook add to total

Feb 14, 2015 COTA-PHX-2015-Sat-Podium
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The second weekend of any of the country’s three-event winter karting series is the turning point when it comes to the chase for the class championships.  Success in the opening doubleheader can be quickly nullified by two bad days on the second weekend, so the pressure is on this weekend in Phoenix.  The chase for […]

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