Mar 16, 2018
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The Rok Cup International Final, the top event of the Rok arena and the most awaited by Rokkers all over the World, will be disputed from the 10th to the 13th of October 2018 at South Garda Karting in Lonato (Italy). The Rok Cup International Final is reserved with limited and selected enrolments. At the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: February 2018 – Alex Keyes

NorCal transplant from Michigan doubles up in win column at Challenge of the Americas

Mar 12, 2018
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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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Mar 12, 2018
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The Challenge of the Americas returned to the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California on February 23-25 for the second stop of the 2018 season. EKN was trackside throughout the weekend, providing LIVE coverage for the three days of competition that helped shape up the championship categories in the Rok Cup USA divisions. The EKN […]

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Mar 07, 2018
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After a strong year of racing in 2017 where the participation was the high and there was competitive racing in every class right up to the last race. The 2018 season of the ROK Sonoma (Presented by Sanzaru) looks to be an even stronger year. The major reason for a bigger 2018 season will be […]

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Feb 26, 2018
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A perfect day for racing wrapped up the second stop of the 2018 Challenge of the Americas as drivers contested the fourth round of the premier west coast winter series. Over 90 drivers took to the 0.720-mile course of the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California in the nine categories, shaping up the championship chases […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Saturday Report

Drew impresses in Senior Rok debut, while Keyes dominates Rok Shifter

Feb 24, 2018
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Clear blue skies and low-60s temperatures greeted the Challenge of the Americas drivers for Round #3 of the series at the 15-turn, 0.720-mile CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, CA.  Over 90 drivers took the track in the program’s nine categories and the day’s action featured five new winners and one driver who extended his COTA […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Preview

Premier winter series on left coast makes return to southern California

Feb 22, 2018
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Nearly two months have already gone into the books for the 2018 season, and Challenge of the Americas is primed and ready to hit the halfway point of its championship series. The premier winter series on the left coast heads to the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California this weekend for Round Three and Four […]

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Rok Cup USA and Sim Performance Driving Center Lock Down Multi-Year Agreement

Partnership now in place that will see ROK engines on track at the famed facility

Feb 16, 2018
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After months of negotiations, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce a long-term agreement with the Sim Performance Driving Center located at Sonoma Raceway. The agreement will see the Vortex Engine platform and Bridgestone Tire combination run at the famed facility and the local program take on the name of ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru […]

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Feb 14, 2018
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The Open 2-stroke Championship (O2S) presented by WORD Racing is excited to announce a partnership with the ROK Cup USA Series and the series becoming a qualifier for the 2018 ROK the RIO! The 2018 championship winner in each O2S class will earn a ticket for the final event on the 2018 ROK Cup USA […]

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Challenge of the Americas Building Momentum Following Opening Event of 2018

Larger numbers expected in CalSpeed at end of month for premier winter series on left coast

Feb 08, 2018
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The new era for Challenge of the Americas is underway, thanks to the successful opening event of the 2018 season. A solid paddock of racers, teams, and industry members converged on the Phoenix Kart Racing Association on January 26-28 to begin the 11th season of the premier winter series on the left coast and welcome […]

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Feb 08, 2018
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The 2018 karting season is now fully underway with the west coast welcoming its first major event of the year after the east coast has enjoyed all the spoils. For the 11th year, the Challenge of the Americas opened up the international karting scene along the western half of North America, holding its first event […]

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Feb 05, 2018
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One of the original audio shows that had a home on the old eKartingNews.com site was the ‘Happy Hour with Howden’. Many of the shows were recorded actually on the racetrack at day’s end, in the paddock or in the lobby of the host hotel.  We discussed the event and the sport, and enjoyed the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Phoenix Sunday Report

McKinney and Ugochukwu complete weekend sweep to open up championship chases

Jan 28, 2018
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The first event of the 2018 season for the Challenge of the Americas completed at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday. Three days of competition for the 84 entries saw competitive racing with no ambulance runs throughout the weekend. The weather was perfect, with increasing temperatures each day. The second […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Saturday Report

McKinney, Ugochukwu, Bailey and Kasik sweep opening round

Jan 27, 2018
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The new era for the Challenge of the Americas is underway now that the opening round of the 2018 season is in the books. The first of three events for the premier winter series on the west coast welcomed over 80 entries to Phoenix, as the Rok Cup USA and Briggs & Stratton divisions competed […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview Part 2

Chase for Rok Cup International Final tickets begins in Phoenix

Jan 25, 2018
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The 2018 season is well underway with the first month nearly behind us. The second EKN Trackside Live event takes the crew west for the opening weekend of the Challenge of the Americas. The premier west coast winter series kicks off a new era of the program at its Arizona home, the Phoenix Kart Racing […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview Part 1

New era for premier west coast winter series begins in Phoenix

Jan 24, 2018
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The 2018 season is well underway with the first month nearly behind us. The second EKN Trackside Live event takes the crew west for the opening weekend of the Challenge of the Americas. The premier west coast winter series kicks off a new era of the program at its Arizona home, the Phoenix Kart Racing […]

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Jan 18, 2018
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After the recent event in Italy for the ROK CUP International Final, ROK Cup Promotions received many requests to look at the possibility of mandating the pushback bumper for the 2018 program. With a lot of discussion on the topic, ROK Cup Promotions announces today that Mini, Junior and Senior Shifter ROK will be required […]

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2018 Program Set for Karting Challenge of Florida at Palm Beach Karting

ROK and Briggs classes offered with prize structure already put in place

Jan 04, 2018
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With a successful launch in late 2017, the Karting Challenge of Florida at Palm Beach Karting is pleased to announce their 2018 program. As a Vortex ROK and Briggs LO206 program, the six race series will kick off April 8, 2018 and end the year with a fun, endurance style event to close the season […]

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Jan 02, 2018
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The 2018 season is just around the corner and the new era for the Challenge of the Americas. With this comes a new prize package for its champions. Rok Micro, Rok Mini, Rok Junior, Rok Senior, Rok Masters, Rok Shifter Senior, and Rok Shifter Masters Champions all earn a ticket to the Rok International Final […]

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Challenge of the Americas to Offer Vortex Engine Rental Program

Rok engines available for single event or entire 2018 schedule for premier winter series on left coast

Dec 13, 2017
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The 2018 season is just around the corner and the new era for the Challenge of the Americas will begin in six weeks. The series will make the move to the ROK by Vortex engine platform and Bridgestone tire line when the popular winter program fires up once again on the final weekend in January. […]

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