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

Four Rotax Grand Finals tickets going to title winners at completion of Sonoma weekend

Apr 03, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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The 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas will come to a close this weekend, returning to the SimracewayPerformanceKartingCenter in Sonoma, California. The popular circuit located on the Infineon Raceway grounds has been site to many regional, national and international events over the years, including the 2010 and 2011 series finales for the Challenge. After a […]

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

Three categories fighting for US Rotax Grand Nationals entries with Challenge title on the line in Sonoma

Apr 03, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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The 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas will come to a close this weekend, returning to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The popular circuit located on the Infineon Raceway grounds has been site to many regional, national and international events over the years, including the 2010 and 2011 series finales for the […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma

April 4-6, 2014: Simraceway Performance Karting Center - Sonoma, California

Apr 02, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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This weekend, seven champions will be crowned as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program completes its 2014 season at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. Racers competing in the international Rotax Max Challenge winter series will contend for tickets to the 2014 Rotax Grand Finals and entries to the US Rotax Grand […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – February 2014 – Jak Crawford

Young Texas pilot overcomes adversity to claim four straight Rotax Challenge of the Americas victories

Mar 18, 2014 Crawford drove to another two-win weekend at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas round in Phoenix (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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#GoRotax Hard Charger Award Set for Final Rounds of Florida Winter Tour and Challenge of the Americas

Final rounds will see drivers in all classes have a chance at a free set of Mojo Tires

Mar 13, 2014 #GoRotax
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MAXSpeed Group, one of the top Rotax MAX distributors in the world, is once again set to provide awards for Rotax competitors. With the final rounds of the annual Florida Winter Tour (FWT) and Rotax Challenge of the Americas (COA) forthcoming, officials at the MAXSpeed Group will offer a free set of Mojo Tires to […]

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Registration Opens for So-Cal Rotax Challenge

Eight round US Rotax Max Challenge program readies for March 9 opener

Feb 28, 2014 The green flag is set to wave on the inaugural season for the So-Cal Rotax Challenge, which gets underway March 9 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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A new era will begin in the Southern California region as the new So-Cal Rotax Challenge program gets underway on March 9. The CalSpeedKartingCenter is the site of this new United States Rotax Max Challenge program, located just outside the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Registration has opened for the first round online at […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – January 2014 – Gavin Reichelt

DD2 rookie travels west to earn two feature wins in Rotax Challenge of the Americas debut

Feb 26, 2014 Reichelt scored his first DD2 win in the opening round of the Challenge, backing it up the following day (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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

Arscott responds with Senior sweep, Cook earns first DD2 victory as Brooks bags last lap Junior Max triumph

Feb 23, 2014 Defending champ Phillip Arscott bagged his first win of the season in Senior Max (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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With the picture-perfect Phoenix weather once again greeting the racers on Sunday morning for the fourth of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, the championship chase took yet another step towards completion at the PKRA facility.  Drivers and teams had a night’s worth of discussion and data analysis to prepare for the second day of […]

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

Craig, Reichelt, Rudolph and Versteeg sweep round three of action in Glendale

Feb 22, 2014 Austin Versteeg drove away from the Junior Max field on Saturday (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas program put the first half of the championship chase into the books Saturday with the third round completed at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA) facility in Glendale, Arizona. Picture perfect weather provided the right setting for the seven international Rotax Max Challenge categories as four drivers, bidding for […]

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Paddock Insider: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – PKRA – Friday

Opening day of action at Phoenix facility hosting middle rounds of winter championship

Feb 21, 2014 Picture perfect weather in Phoenix
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings 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 opener at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview

Halfway point for winter International Rotax Max Challenge series in return to Arizona

Feb 20, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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Just over 100 of the elite Rotax Max Challenge drivers from North America will converge on the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility for two rounds of championship racing, all driving for a piece of history in the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program. Into its seventh year, the premier winter karting series on the left […]

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