Feb 12, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The Challenge of the Americas program opened on January 29-31 in Tucson with another exciting weekend of racing. Five Rotax Max Challenge categories and now two shifterkart divisions began their championship chases, which takes them to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association on February 26-28 for Round Three and Four of the six-race schedule. Pre-registration is […]

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From the Tower: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson

Ninth season of premier west coast winter series opens up with another successful weekend

Feb 05, 2016 From the Tower-COTA-Tucson
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We spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those that […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson Sunday Report

Brooks beats out Senior field as Brueckner, French, and Kinnear double up

Jan 31, 2016 Christian Brooks dominated the Senior Max final for the victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first weekend of the 2016 Challenge of the Americas closed out Sunday at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Throughout the three days of competition, the weather was perfect aside from strong winds that hampered conditions during the main events Sunday afternoon. On-track the five Rotax Max Challenge divisions and two Shifter categories […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson Saturday Report

McKinney earns first series win in Senior while Breuckner, Cleavelin, French and Kinnear sweep round

Jan 30, 2016 Jim McKinney scored his first Challenge victory in the Senior Max division (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The ninth season for the Challenge of the Americas got racing underway on Saturday at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Five Rotax Max Challenge categories and two Shifterkart divisions around the 3/4-mile course, beginning the championship chase for the six-round title fight. Rolison Performance Group finished with a big day in the opening […]

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Paddock Insider: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson

Ninth season gets underway at Musselman Honda Circuit in Arizona

Jan 29, 2016 COTA-2016-Tucson-Paddock Insider
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EKN’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 season opener at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 2

Talented fields for Senior and Masters divisions in both Rotax and Shifter competition

Jan 28, 2016 COTA-2016-P-Tucson-Senior Max
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The ninth edition of the Challenge of the Americas is set to begin this weekend as racers from across North America converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Serving as the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, a new era begins for the program set to contest three race weekends in […]

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Challenge of the Americas 2016: Tucson

January 29-31, 2016: Musselman Honda Circuit - Tucson, Arizona

Jan 27, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The 2016 edition of the Challenge of the Americas begins this weekend at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, AZ. Five Rotax and two Shifterkart divisions begin their journey toward a series championship, featuring three weekends and six-rounds of racing. The series is starting its eighth season, with three tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 1

Young drivers begin chase to championship weekend

Jan 27, 2016 COTA-2016-P-Tucson-Mini Max
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The ninth edition of the Challenge of the Americas is set to begin this weekend as racers from across North America converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Serving as the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, a new era begins for the program set to contest three race weekends in […]

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2016 Series Supporters Confirmed for Challenge of the Americas

Premier winter karting series on the left coast set to begin January 29-31 in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 20, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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Racers from all across North America and selected countries are making the final preparations for the opening event of the Challenge of the Americas, set to begin at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona on January 29-31. The ninth season begins a new era with two shifterkart categories joining the class structure in 2016, […]

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Challenge of the Americas Tucson Registration Deadline Coming January 15

Pre-entry into series opener closes Friday as season begins January 29-31 at Musselman Honda Circuit in Arizona

Jan 14, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The 2016 Challenge of the Americas is just over two weeks away from beginning the three-weekend tour along the warmer locations of the west coast during the winter months. On January 29-31, drivers from different areas of North America and selected countries will converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona for two rounds […]

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EKN One-on-One: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

Ninth season of winter west coast series expanding while keeping same focus and principles

Jan 12, 2016 Seesemann
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The 2016 season is set to get underway and for the staff at EKN, that means heading back west to be part of the Challenge of the Americas. Started in 2008, the series has served as an international Rotax program for the winter months, giving the teams and drivers in the western half of North […]

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Jan 04, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The staff here at EKN would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year as 2016 is underway. The season officially kicked off for with the annual WKA Daytona KartWeek in Florida between Christmas and New Years, with the calendar now turned over and the focus on the new season set for the upcoming winter […]

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Registration Open for 2016 Challenge of the Americas

Over 40 days until new season begins in Arizona for Rotax and Shifter program

Dec 15, 2015 2016 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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A new era is set to begin for the Challenge of the Americas, entering its ninth season. The premier winter karting series on the left coast is set to get 2016 underway in just over a month when the program heads to the Musselman Honda Circuit on January 29-31 in Tucson, Arizona. Planning and organization […]

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2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Team USA – Thursday Report

Up and down day for United States drivers following first day of racing

Nov 12, 2015 (Photo: Rotax-Kart.com)
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The first wheel-to-wheel sessions took place Thursday at the Kartodromo Internactional Algarve in Portimao, Portugal for the 2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Two days of preparing to be the fastest driver on the track, the mindset now transfers over to surviving the next two days without any damage, and the best possible results through […]

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2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Team USA – Wednesday Report

Wang leads Team USA with pole position in DD2 Masters

Nov 11, 2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2015 logo
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Day two of competition completed at the Kartodromo Internacional Algarve in Portimao, Portugal for the 2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The important task of qualifying was completed for the 288 drivers in the four categories, setting the stage for the three rounds of heat races as they all try to qualify for one of […]

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2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Team USA – Tuesday Report

Drivers get first taste of Kartodromo Internacional Algarve in Portugal

Nov 10, 2015 (Photo: Rotax-Kart.com)
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The time to soak in the atmosphere and the pageantry that is the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is over, and now business is at hand for the 288 drivers competing in the four categories at the Kartodromo Internatcional Algarve in Portimao, Portugal. Following two days of registration and receiving the equipment, the 20 drivers […]

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Challenge of the Americas Champions Taking on the World

Four drivers set to represent west coast international series and United States of America at 2015 Rotax Grand Finals

Nov 09, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The first drivers to join the Team USA roster for 2015 Rotax Grand Finals came via the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program. Held during the winter months of the season, the international Rotax Max Challenge series hosts three events, welcoming drivers from all over North America as well as other parts of the world, […]

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Challenge of the Americas Updates 2016 Schedule and Class Structure

Phoenix weekend moved to avoid conflicts, series adds shifterkart divisions to program

Nov 04, 2015 2016 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Challenge of the Americas has been the premier winter karting series on the left coast for the past eight years. Hosting the international Rotax Max Challenge categories, a number of premier teams and drivers have found their way to the southwestern states during the winter months. The ninth season of the Challenge is set […]

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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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