EKN EXCLUSIVE: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

The first words from series promoter after announcing the move to the Rok Cup USA format

Apr 28, 2017
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The 2017 Challenge of the Americas program came to an end over the April 7-9 weekend in Sonoma, Califorina. The event marked the end of the 10th season, along with the promotion of Rotax Max Challenge categories in the series. Prior to the event, the MAXSpeed-BRP announcement of their relationship termination sent the discussion in […]

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Challenge of the Americas Welcomes Vortex-Rok Platform

Popular west coast winter program to continue with Vortex Rok classes

Apr 27, 2017
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As the landscape for the North American karting community continues to change, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce that the very popular Challenge of the Americas (COTA) series will make the switch to the Vortex ROK engine platform, Bridgestone tire line and take on the role of the first ROKKER program on the West Coast. […]

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From the Tower: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma

Curtain closes on tenth season of premier west coast winter series

Apr 14, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas closed out this past weekend, running the final two rounds of the 2017 championship program at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California circuit is one of my favorite destinations. The location is one of kind, nestled on the side of Sears Point, looking out […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sunday Report

RPG takes three headline victories with Ritter, Cleavelin and Greenemeier

Apr 09, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas closed out with championship Sunday at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Sunny skies greeted the Sonoma, California facility after three straight days of wet weather to the much welcome of those in the paddock. For a select few, history was on the brink with the results […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Saturday Report

Cleavelin clinches Masters title with fifth victory, Lew uses local knowledge for Junior victory

Apr 08, 2017
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Excitement and controversy seems to follow the Challenge of the Americas each and every time the program visits the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Somoma, California. The 10th anniversary season is completing this weekend in ‘wine country’ with Round Five and Six contested on the popular circuit in Northern California. Wet weather tested the competitors […]

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Apr 07, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 2017 Rotax Challenge of the Americas finale at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The information will not be seen anywhere […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

10th season closes this weekend at Simraceway Performance Karting Center

Apr 07, 2017
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The 10th season for Challenge of the Americas closes out this weekend with the final two rounds of the championship chase to be contested at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California facility has been part of the premier winter karting series on the left coast since the beginning in 2008, hosting the finale […]

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COTA Clarification: A Statement from Andy Seesemann

Business as usual for Challenge of the Americas in Sonoma

Mar 31, 2017
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EKN has received an email clarification from Challenge of the Americas promoter Andy Seesemann, in response to this morning’s announcement made my BRP-Rotax regarding the stats of Rotax product distribution on events in the United States moving forward. It is published here, in its entirety. – Editor As you might have seen, news has been […]

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2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma

April 7-9, 2017: Simraceway Performance Karting Center - Sonoma, California

Mar 30, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 10th season of Challenge of the Americas closes out at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on the April 7-9 weekend. Each of the championship chases closes out with the final two rounds around the popular venue, with tickets to the 2017 Rotax Grand Finals on the line. Official Discussion Thread Official […]

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Challenge of the Americas Offering Bonus Purse at Series Finale

Registration closes March 24 for final rounds of championship program at Simraceway

Mar 21, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas is set to close out on April 7-9 at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California – one of the most picturesque locations for a karting facility in the world. Tickets for the 2017 Rotax Grand Finals remain up for grabs in the three headline […]

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OnTrack: Rolison Performance Group Tony Kart Racer 401S / Briggs 206

EKN Managing Editor tackles Challenge of the Americas Briggs 206 division

Mar 15, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

One of our goals for the 2017 season is to get the EKN staff back behind the wheel more often. Karting is not just our profession, but the sport we love. For me, karting has been a passion since my early days, as I was born into the sport as a second generation driver. My […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Phoenix Sunday Report

Brooks becomes fourth different winner in Senior Max, Cleavelin and Crawford double up

Feb 26, 2017
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Another beautiful day in Glendale, Arizona for the final day of action for the Challenge of the Americas at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association. Sunday was the fourth round of the championship program and the final day of racing for the second stop of the premier west coast winter series. After a brief scare of […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Phoenix Saturday Report

Choquer, Cleavelin and Crawford help out championship hopes with victories

Feb 25, 2017
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The first half of the 2017 Challenge of the Americas went into the books following the Round Three action at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. Bright sunshine throughout the day welcomed the seven categories competing over the weekend at the 3/4-mile circuit following a crisp, cool start. The three headline categories […]

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2017 Challenge of the Americas – Phoenix

February 24-26, 2017: Phoenix Kart Racing Association - Glendale, Arizona

Feb 23, 2017
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The second stop of the 2017 Challenge of the Americas is set for the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. The February 24-26 will welcome the best Rotax, Shifter, and Briggs 206 racers from the area and along the west coast to contest two rounds of racing at the premier west coast winter […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Phoenix Preview

Premier winter series on the west coast resumes at popular PKRA facility

Feb 23, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The month of February signals the annual trip for Challenge of the Americas program to visit the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The premier winter series on the west coast travels to the Phoenix area this weekend to contest the third and fourth rounds of the championship chase. Racers in Rotax, Shifter, and […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: January 2017 – Billy Cleavelin

Veteran racer doubles up at Challenge in bid to return to Rotax Grand Finals

Feb 07, 2017
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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: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

Same great racing and atmosphere to open up the 2017 season

Feb 03, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

For the 10th time, the Challenge of the Americas opened up the karting season on the west coast, hosting their winter series opener at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The numbers and temperatures were a bit lower than what we are used to for the first of three events, however, the competition remains […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Sunday Report

Taskinen takes first Senior Max victory in wild finish - Cleavelin and MacDermid double up

Jan 29, 2017
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The final day of action went into the books in Tucson, Arizona, completing the first of three events for the 2017 Challenge of the Americas. Each and every time the Challenge visits the Musselman Honda Circuit, we are greeted with a weekend full of great racing. The start to the 10th season of the premier […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Saturday Report

Ritter nabs first big victory as Cleavelin and MacDermid begin path back to Rotax Grand Finals

Jan 28, 2017
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The 10th season of Challenge of the Americas opened up the racing Saturday as the first round of competition took place at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Competitors of Rotax, Honda and Briggs competitors took to the 7/10-mile course for the opening laps of the 2017 season. The weather was a bit warmer […]

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Paddock Insider: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

Premier west coast winter series gets 10th season underway in Arizona

Jan 27, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 2017 Challenge of the Americas opening event at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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