Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2018: Team USA – Saturday Report

Crews scores Micro victory, Greenfield on podium in DD2 to lead four top-10 finishes for Team USA

Dec 03, 2018
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The final day of the 2018 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals was held on Saturday at the International Circuit Paladino in Brazil. For the first time in the 19-year history of the event, six Rotax champions would be crowned on the soil of Brazil, who hosted the event for the first time. Warm weather greeted […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2018: Team USA – Friday Report

Seven drivers to represent United States of America on world Rotax finals

Nov 30, 2018
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Friday is decision day at the 2018 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. For the 360 drivers from 55 countries, Friday’s action was their last as the six categories were condensed to just 36 for the main events set for Saturday around the International Circuit Paladino in Brazil. Aside from the warm-up, all that drivers contested […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2018: Team USA – Thursday Report

Greenfield bags heat race win to lead United States squad in Brazil

Nov 30, 2018
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It was another picture perfect day at the International Circuit Paladino as the 2018 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals continued. The 360 drivers from 55 countries fought through the final rounds of heat races to set the grids for Friday’s Prefinal races. Thursday is a key day at the ‘Olympics of Karting’. In year’s past, […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2018: Team USA – Wednesday Report

Five-time USA champion Formal grabs DD2 heat win for Costa Rica, Team USA lands multiple top-10s in opening round of heats

Nov 29, 2018
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Business picked up on the International Circuit Paladino for the 2018 edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Today marked the start of official sessions on the 1.28km circuit in Conde-Paraiba, Brazil with qualifying for the 360 drivers representing the 55 countries competing, setting up grids for the first round of heat races contested […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2018: Team USA – Tuesday Report

Final day of preparations before sessions become official in Brazil

Nov 28, 2018
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The second day of action at the 2018 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals was completed at the International Circuit Paladino outside the town of Conde in Paraiba, Brazil. The 360 drivers from 55 countries continue their path toward being crowned one of the six Rotax world champions to be decided on Saturday at the infamous […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2018: Team USA – Monday Report

First laps around International Circuit Paladino in Brazil for 10 drivers

Nov 27, 2018
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Today, drivers hit the International Circuit Paladino to officially kick off the 2018 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. A total of 360 drivers representing 55 countries from around the globe have converged on Brazil to decide this year’s Rotax world champions. Sunday provided the drivers the opportunity to receive their chassis and engines, setting up […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2018 Hits Brazil This Week

Drivers from around the world set to battle for Rotax titles on November 26-December 1

Nov 26, 2018
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It is Rotax week around the world, as the 2018 edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is set to take place in for the first time in Brazil. Drivers from around the globe have converged on the International Circuit Paladino in Conde – State of Paraiba to contest the 19th running of this […]

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Sep 18, 2018
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Just in time before the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) take place, BRP-Rotax launches its new Rotax Global App to expand its service to Rotax kart customers. The Rotax Global App is free of charge and for Android and iOS devices. Based on the previous App, used at the RMCGF 2017, this new application […]

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Rotax All Star Finals 2018 Offers Final Chance to Win Rotax Grand Finals Tickets

Five Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals tickets to be awarded, raffled engines in all classes

Sep 07, 2018
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J3 Competition and the RTX USA Group, the new Rotax distributors are pleased to announce the ALL STAR FINALS 2018 at Speedsportz Racing Park in Houston, Texas, USA from October 5 to 7, 2018 where participants in five categories will have the last chance to win a ticket to the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals […]

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Aug 23, 2018
Written by Rob Howden | 2 Comment

On July 11, the sport of karting lost a man who made an indelible mark on the industry in the late 90s and early 2000s.  Joe Ramos Sr. was at the helm of SSC Racing in 1997 when the WKA Constructors Championship brought a national CIK-style racing series to United States karting, and he led […]

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EKN One-on-One: Justin Stefani – J3 Competition

Innovative company adds Rotax program to distribution list

Aug 07, 2018
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The Rotax engine, produced by global company BRP out of their Austrian factory, has a long history within the sport of karting dating back a few decades. It was in 1997 when the Rotax 125 MAX engine arrived on the scene, laying the groundwork for the formation of the Rotax MAX Challenge program in 1999. […]

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Jul 20, 2018
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The much-anticipated staging of the Rotax US Grand Nationals / US Open 2018 brought together a strong depth of competitors to contest each of the Rotax categories, where 120 drivers lined-up on the grid in the battle for the USA and Open titles, plus the chance to qualify to represent their country at the Rotax […]

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Rotax Announces New Partnerships For USA Karting Distribution

J3 Competition and RTX USA Group to manage north and south regions

Jun 18, 2018
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BRP-Rotax takes pleasure today in introducing two new partners as the official Rotax distributors for the kart sector of their U.S.A. business, bringing together their extensive experience in the sport to meet the current demands of this highly competitive market. Effective immediately, J3 Competition and RTX USA Group will take over managing the north and […]

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Rotax Teams Up with EDKRA

Joint initiative for karting introduces the first Rotax branded kart racing circuit

Jun 13, 2018
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This exciting new partnership between engine manufacturer BRP-Rotax and the Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association in Warburg Alberta sparks a new cooperation that is fully focused on assisting the sport of karting to grow while sustaining a positive future for the club members. The rebranding of the club’s circuit in Western Canada as the […]

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May 21, 2018
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– Engine raffle for all classes – Qualify to race at the Rotax Grand Finals in Brazil 1.WHERE & WHEN The official events take place from July 6-8 at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ. Registration and engine raffle will take place on Wednesday July 4th, with optional pre-event practice on Thursday July […]

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Jan 22, 2018
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The 19th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) will be supported by BRP-Rotax’s long-term chassis partners at the kart track Circuito Internacional Paladino in Conde, Paraìba, in Brazil from November 24 to December 1nd, 2018. The chassis partners will support in the same classes like last year. BirelART will officially support the […]

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Dec 26, 2017
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The US Open / Grand Nationals will be back in 2018 on the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Miville, New Jersey. The 2017 edition was a good success and the facility is perfect for this type of National Event. For 2018, the event will take place on July 5-8th, the weekend before the WKA Manufacturers’ […]

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Dec 21, 2017
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BRP’s Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF), which draws the best drivers from countries all over the world, will be held at the International Karting Circuit Paladino of Conde in Paraíba, Brazil from November 26 to December 01, 2018. “We are very pleased to announce this year’s venue of Brazil, as it is the first […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 8 Report

Top-10 for Crews, Crawford and Wang to lead Team USA

Nov 13, 2017
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Welcome to the final race day. Today we will see drivers participate in one warm-up unofficial practice session. After the unofficial practice, all pilots, including those that did not make it into the final round (only the top 36 drivers in terms of point standings moved on to the final race) were invited to participate […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 7 Report

Team USA remains in the hunt in all but DD2

Nov 11, 2017
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Hello and welcome to another wonderful day at the track. Today drivers would experience an unofficial morning warm-up practice session and then one race in either Pre-Final Group A or Pre-Final Group B. The determination of whether drivers would be categorized in Group A or B depended on their total number of accrued points based […]

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