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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Rotax Challenge of the Americas – PKRA

February 21-23, 2014: PKRA - Glendale, Arizona

Feb 19, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas is reaching the halfway point, as the program heads to the PKRA facility in Glendale, Arizona. Rounds 3 and 4 will be contested around the challenging circuit with weather expected to be perfect for racing all weekend. The championship battles are underway, with four tickets to the Rotax Grand […]

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Bounty Established for DD2 Masters at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Defending series champion Alan Rudolph the target of a $1350 bounty in Phoenix

Feb 06, 2014 FTKP-COTA-Rudolph Bounty
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The early championship contenders have been identified following the opening two rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. Following two days of competition in January at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona, a race that featured a record-breaking number of drivers, another large gathering is expected for rounds three and four at the […]

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

Reichelt and Rudolph double in DD2, Craig and Brooks win first of the year

Jan 26, 2014 Gavin Reichelt scored both DD2 wins on the weekend (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Sunday was the completion of what was among the best opening weekends for the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program. Welcoming the most drivers in the seven year history, the racing at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona elevated with the numbers. Each of the seven Rotax Max Challenge categories set the contenders for […]

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

Opening round welcomes plenty of new winners to the series

Jan 25, 2014 Phil DeLaO earned his first Senior Max victory at the Tucson circuit (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first round of the 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas was a day of firsts. The Musselman Honda Circuit welcomed over 130 drivers to begin the six round championship series, greeted by perfect racing weather in Tucson, Arizona after a cold and windy day on Friday. Each of the seven drivers to claim the […]

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

Weather continues to be factor for opening weekend of series

Jan 24, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Tucson
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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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Morning Coffee: Friday – January 24

Here We Go Again – Live Time!

Jan 24, 2014 EKN Trackside Live opens 2014 at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas
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It’s been over two months since the EKN squad fired up the mixing board to produce a Trackside Live broadcast, and that particular effort was one of the toughest we’ve ever had to endure.  We streamed our live audio from the Champion Racing/Intrepid North America Tower for three days in Las Vegas during the 17th […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview

Seventh season of International Rotax winter program gets underway at Musselman Honda Circuit

Jan 23, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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The 2014 karting season is now officially underway, and the Rotax Challenge of the Americas is primed for yet another memorable campaign. This weekend marks the beginning of the seventh season, with rounds one and two set to be contested at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona this weekend. Drivers from all over North […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

January 24-26, 2014: Musselman Honda Circuit

Jan 23, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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After a short break during the month of December, the 2014 season is underway as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas is set to begin. The opening two rounds are scheduled for the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Teams are already moving into the paddock as they prepare for the three-days of action around […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas Announce 2014 Series Supporters

Final days to pre-register for opening rounds in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 09, 2014 The chase to a Rotax Challenge of the Americas title in 2014 begins in Tucson with the opening rounds scheduled for January 24-26 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Now that the calendar has turned over, the push to begin the 2014 season is underway as the start of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas is just around the corner. Its seventh season begins January 24-26 at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona, as the three-weekend, six-round championship program gets underway and the […]

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Entry to 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Opened

Path toward 2014 Rotax Grand Finals begins with registration for three weekend Winter International Rotax Max Challenge program

Dec 05, 2013 Entry to the 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas is now open at RotaxChallenge.com (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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2013 was a busy 12-month season for the sport of karting in North America, highlighted by a number of major events and milestone moments. The year began with a successful three-month program for the Rotax Challenge of the Americas as the international Rotax Max Challenge series welcomed record numbers for its three weekend season. The […]

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So-Cal Rotax Challenge Formed for 2014

Eight round series from March to October to serve as official United States Rotax Max Challenge program for Southern California

Nov 19, 2013 So-Cal Rotax Challenge
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Andy Seesemann was one of the early supporters of the Rotax Max Challenge here in the United States, jumping on-board some 15 years ago. The promoter of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas and owner of Full Throttle Karting continues to promote the brand and Rotax races throughout the continent. Previously, Seesemann coordinated the Southern […]

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EKN One-on-One: COTA’s Andy Seesemann

Constant improvement is the focus of growing Rotax winter series

Nov 14, 2013 Andy Seesemann
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With all eyes of the global Rotax community on the Grand Finals at NOLA Motorsports Park, and so many racers tuning into our Trackside coverage here on eKartingNews.com, this is a perfect time for us to have a look at one of the Rotax programs that will highlight to so-called ‘off-season’ on North American karting.  […]

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2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Schedule Announced

Three weekend Winter International Rotax Max Challenge program to award four 2014 Rotax Grand Finals tickets

Aug 06, 2013 The 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas will travel to Tucson, Phoenix and Sonoma, welcoming the best from North America
(Photo: Sean Buur - Go Racing Magazine)
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Over 200 of the United States Rotax Max Challenge competitors are traveling back home from the 2013 Rotax Grand Nationals at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. Many will return to finish out their local series, some will take their chance at the Rotax Pan-American Challenge in October with a handful set to represent […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – March 2013 – Blaine Rocha

California driver puts in dominant performance to clinch Rotax Challenge of the Americas crown

Apr 17, 2013 Rocha swept the entire weekend at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas finale to claim the championship
(Photo: Sean Buur - Go Racing Magazine)
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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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EKN Audio Broadcasts from All Three Rotax Challenge of the Americas Events Now Online

All 2013 six main events for all seven categories available for download

Mar 28, 2013 EKN Trackside Live logo
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Just a few weeks ago, the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program wrapped up its 2013 season at the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California. Seven champions were crowned at the event, including four tickets to the 2013 Rotax Grand Finals, two tickets to the Micro & Mini Max Invitational event at NOLA, and three […]

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Driver News: Blaine Rocha Earns Rotax Challenge of the Americas Junior Max Title

Championship sends NorCal driver to Rotax Grand Finals for first time

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NorCal driver Blaine Rocha earned a ticket to compete at the 2013 Rotax Grand Finals thanks to a dominating weekend in Fontana, clinching the Rotax Challenge of the Americas championship. The 14-year old swept the entire weekend of action at the CalSpeed Karting facility, located just outside the Auto Club Speedway, claiming two main event […]

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

Arscott, Leesmann, Rudolph, and Rocha clinch titles with victory at series finale

Mar 10, 2013 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas completed the 2013 season at the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California. Championship Sunday brought on the best weather the series experienced in the three weekends that made up the season, providing the ultimate weather conditions to crown the seven Rotax Max Challenge international title winners. Four of the […]

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

DeLaO and Rocha dominate, Leesmann and Rudolph add to total in DD2

Mar 09, 2013 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The fifth round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas competed under sunny skies in Fontana, California around the CalSpeed Karting facility on Saturday. What was probably the best weather conditions all winter for the series, the championships in the seven categories for the international Rotax Max Challenge program took another step toward completion. Familiar […]

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