Digital Magazine of Rotax Challenge of the Americas Opener Now Available

Racers can now view the online recap of an exciting weekend of racing in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 27, 2015 COTA-Tucson-Digital Magazine-2015
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It was an action-packed weekend of racing at the Musselman Honda Circuit for the opening rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program. The Tucson, Arizona facility always offers up excitement, and the over 100 racers that took part in the eighth season opener of the series cranked up the intensity and drama over […]

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EKN TV: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 On-Board with Paul Bonilla

Masters Max racing in full effect at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 15, 2015 EKN OnBoard-COTA-Paul Bonilla
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The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas edition kicked off last weekend in Tucson, Arizona. Over 100 karters converged on the Musselman Honda Circuit, which produces some of the best racing seen in the United States. The premier winter series on the west coast is once again providing four tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals, […]

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From the Tower: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

A weekend of firsts as series begins its eighth season

Jan 14, 2015 COTA-Tucson-2015-Tower
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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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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Tucson – Sunday Report

Baker and Brueckner triumph, Bonilla doubles and Ilavia gives CompKart first major victory

Jan 12, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first weekend of the 2015 season completed with the second round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas contested on Sunday. A warmer day in Tucson, Arizona at the Musselman Honda Circuit was a great welcome following three days of strong winds and colder than normal temperatures. Round one of the six-race championship series […]

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

Wild Senior race decided in tech barn, as Robb, Bonilla and Cook begin journey toward Rotax Grand Finals tickets

Jan 10, 2015 The Senior Max Final was one of the best in the eight year history of the Challenge (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first race day of 2015 completed in Tucson, Arizona with the first round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program in the books. Drivers and teams battled strong winds early on in the day with clears skies giving the feeling of warm weather. The Musselman Honda Circuit is the perfect race track, providing […]

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Jan 09, 2015 COTA-Tucson-Paddock
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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 Rotax Challenge of the Americas event in Tucson. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to […]

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

Stacked Senior and Masters Max fields with new faces taking on DD2 for series titles

Jan 08, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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This weekend is the official kick off to the 2015 season, as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins its eighth season of competition. The numbers back up the program’s statement of being the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, welcoming some of the top drivers from all over the continent and the […]

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

Eighth year of program begins for premier west coast winter series

Jan 07, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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This weekend is the official kick off to the 2015 season, as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins its eighth season of competition. The numbers back up the program’s statement of being the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, welcoming some of the top drivers from all over the continent and the […]

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2015 Series Supporters Announced for Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Premier winter karting series on the left coast set to start January 9-11 in Tucson, Arizona

Dec 26, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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In just two weeks time, the season will be underway at the Musselman Honda Circuit outside Tucson, Arizona as the 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas program opens its eighth season as the premier winter karting series on the left coast. Seven Rotax Max Challenge categories begin a six-round championship series along the southwestern half […]

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EKN Fast Five: Andy Seesemann – Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Series promoter ready for eighth season of premier winter west coast program

Dec 17, 2014 Andy Seesemann (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2015 season is about to kick off, with the first event of the new year set for January 9-11 as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program begins its eighth season. With the opener set for the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona, the premier winter karting series on the left coast is ready […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas Program Confirms 2015 Rotax Grand Finals Tickets

Four championship-winning drivers to earn tickets to compete at 16th annual ‘Olympics of Karting’

Dec 04, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas is set to begin its eighth season in just over a month. Over 150 racers are scheduled to open up the year at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona on January 9-11, beginning the three weekend journey toward the Challenge titles. Four of the seven champions from […]

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Registration Opens for 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Program

Racers journey toward the 2015 Rotax Grand Finals begins in Arizona with the Challenge

Nov 05, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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In just a few weeks, the top Rotaxians from around the world will travel to Spain to compete at the 15th annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals to decide this year’s world Rotax champions. Your chance to be part of Team USA in 2015 begins this January when the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins […]

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Inaugural So-Cal Rotax Challenge Comes to a Close

Champions crowned during finale event at CalSpeed Karting Center

Oct 30, 2014 So-Cal Rotax Challenge
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The 2014 season welcomed the new So-Cal Rotax Challenge, providing the only Southern California series toward the Rotax Max Challenge. Nearly 120 different racers took part in the six events on the year, taking on the seven-round championship program that included three different facilities. The inaugural series began in March and completed on October 26, […]

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2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Schedule Confirmed

Same three fantastic facilities in three month span set for winter international Rotax championship

Aug 08, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas is proud to announce the schedule for the 2015 program this winter. Each year, the premier winter karting series on the left coast has grown in numbers and seen an increase in the competition level, while still providing the friendly atmosphere that makes each weekend at the Challenge feel […]

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Schedule Updated for Final Rounds of So-Cal Rotax Challenge

Southern California United States Rotax Max Challenge program cuts series to seven rounds, moves dates to close out 2014

Jul 10, 2014 So-Cal Rotax Challenge logo
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In its inaugural season, the So-Cal Rotax Challenge has become one of the largest United States Rotax Max Challenge programs. The first USRMC series to hit the 50 member mark, the So-Cal Rotax Challenge is currently the second largest based on membership numbers, leading into next week’s Cold Stone US Grand Nationals. Four rounds of […]

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May 22, 2014 So-Cal Rotax Challenge
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The upcoming double header race weekend (June 14-15) will have a few important changes to format and registration competitors need to be aware of. 1.  There is no “official” Friday practice, although the track will have open practice. 2. All competitors may bring their own fuel/oil. 3. KidKarts and KPV1 drivers must bring their own […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – April 2014 – Dylan Tavella

New York driver earns Rotax Challenge of the Americas, follows with three wins at USPKS

May 20, 2014 Tavella clinched his first Rotax Challenge of the Americas title, besting the MIni Max field (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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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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So-Cal Rotax Challenge Gains New Winners Following Round Two Action

Hayashigawa steals Masters win as Johnson slips by for Senior victory

May 14, 2014 Larry Hayashigawa slipped into the Masters Max victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The second event of the new So-Cal Rotax Challenge took place on May 10 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. Additional drivers from the inaugural event back in March were part of the round two festivities for the new United States Rotax Max Challenge program, focused on rejuvenating the southern California Rotax presence. […]

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

Team USA drivers added following thrilling days of competition

Apr 07, 2014 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas champions (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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You couldn’t ask for much more in terms of an exciting season finale for the Rotax Challenge of the Americas at Sonoma Raceway.  With the championship titles on the line, and tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals awaiting the new members of Team USA, the excitement and tension in the paddock was palpable.  The teams […]

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

Craig awarded Senior win as others solidify championship chase heading into final round

Apr 05, 2014 Jake Craig was awarded the win in Senior Max (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The opening day of the 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas finale at Sonoma Raceway provided a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of excitement.  After rain dampened Friday practice and prompted many to simply skip the afternoon sessions, Saturday dawned cool and sunny, eventually warming up to very comfortable temperatures.  As the […]

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