Rotax Max Challenge / BRP-Rotax Confirms Tire Testing in North America for 2017

Tyre testing period in Canada and the U.S.A. with constant monitoring throughout 2017 - MOJO tyres available for all six Rotax MAX engine categories throughout 2017 in North America

Dec 02, 2016 rotax-brp-tires
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In some markets a trend towards higher grip level of tyres, even for single brand race series have been put forth. To offer Rotax customers an improved grip level at the Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC), the Rotax 125 MAX Junior class will use MOJO D2 tyres as of January 2017 and the Rotax 125 MAX […]

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Nov 28, 2016 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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The 2016 Sanzaru Games Karting Championships awards dinner will be held on Saturday evening December 17th, 2016 at the Rooster Run Event Center in Petaluma. For reservations contact Tavish at Cameron Karting 707-938-9986, or e-mail Tavish@cameronkarting.com. Please reserve your space by December 5th. We are also looking for nominations for the following awards: – Junior […]

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Rotax Grand Finals 2017 Venue Announcement

Early November date set for national team members to face off in Portugal

Nov 25, 2016 RotaxMax Grand Finals 2017
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The date and location for the 2017 edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) has been announced, through an official release. The race will be run at the Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal from November 4 to 11, 2017. This will be the third time in seven years that the popular […]

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Florida Winter Tour 2017 Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment Registration Now Open

New, streamlined system for registration implemented

Nov 23, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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The 2017 karting season is fast approaching, and today marks the opening of registration for the upcoming Florida Winter Tour. Known as the most competitive winter series and attracting talent from around the globe, the 2017 edition will see stops at Homestead Karting, Palm Beach Karting and the Ocala Gran Prix featuring back-to-back weekends of […]

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Nov 22, 2016 rotax-max-challenge-united-states-logo
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In the past, the Florida Winter Tour (FWT) and the Challenge of the Americas (CotA) have utilized the previous year’s rules in their entirety, as the worldwide rules for its promoted programs were not released until late December or early January.  For 2017, there are a few changes that will be made immediately, so that […]

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Nov 16, 2016 MAXSpeed Group logo
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Preparations for 2017 MAXSpeed Entertainment promoted events are well underway, and today the largest karting promotion company in the world is pleased to announce a new Official Winter Collective Test. Set for December 17-18 at the Homestead Karting facility in Homestead, Florida, participants will be able to prepare, practice, test & tune in advance of […]

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Race Report: Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels Series Finale

Championships decided among intense, close racing at the Rio

Nov 10, 2016 us-open-las-vegas-logo
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Glorious weather, intense racing, international flair and a black-tie affair all provided for yet another highly regarded MAXSpeed Entertainment promoted event. The 2016 Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels series finale at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino just off the famous Las Vegas Strip was again met with rave reviews, with the […]

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Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels Series Finale Ready to Take on Las Vegas

Series championship leaders ready to fight for titles in Las Vegas; international talent abounds in Sin City

Nov 04, 2016 us-open-las-vegas-logo
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For the second year, the newly formed US Open series will conclude in high style at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, located just off the famous Las Vegas Strip. Met with rave reviews in 2015, the series finale will feature the same 12-turn, .72-mile temporary circuit and host international talent in seven Rotax MAX […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: October 2016 – Diego LaRoque

Arizona driver becomes inaugural Micro Max world champion

Nov 03, 2016 dom-diego-laroque-rotax-grand-finals-2016
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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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Oct 27, 2016 maxspeed-vega
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From the northern part of Italy, MAXSpeed welcomes Vega as the official supplier of tires for all Rotax MAX Challenges (RMC) across America, beginning January 1, 2017.  Undergoing extensive testing in all categories, including longevity development, the decision to move to Vega comes with tremendous research, and most importantly, the market’s demand for a high-grip, […]

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2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals: Team USA Saturday Report

LaRoque becomes inaugural Micro Max world champion to lead United States squad in Italy

Oct 22, 2016 (Photo: GoRotax.com)
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The 17th edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals came to a close with the final day of on-track action held during Championship Saturday around the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy. Wet weather continued into the morning hours, with the final warm-up for the Final competitors done on a soaked track. Thankfully, the […]

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2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals: Team USA Friday Report

Egozi wins Micro Max Prefinal as four drivers transfer to Championship Saturday at ‘Olympic of Karting’

Oct 21, 2016 (Photo: Rotax-Kart.com)
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One of the hardest days at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is Friday. It is the final chance drivers have to confirm their bid for the world championship, or it serves as the sessions of the event for those who are unable to secure a spot on the grid for the main event. It […]

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Sanzaru Games Karting Championship Round Eight Report

Aaron Farris takes the GoPro Rotax Masters feature - HPD/Honda CRF 250 brings out the Pro's

Oct 21, 2016 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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With the coming of fall also comes the threat of early rain. Sanzaru Series Race #8 began the weekend with a dry Saturday, but light rain arrived midway through Sunday Morning’s Qualifying sessions which brought out a stop then start then stop again of racing. But by the end of the first set of Pre-Mains, […]

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2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals: Team USA Thursday Report

Schiavo remains in hunt as does Mini and Micro contingent in Italy

Oct 20, 2016 (Photo: Rotax-Kart.com)
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A world championship is bringing the best of every corner of the world together, and putting them on-track against one another to decide the winner. The Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is a week long chess game in six categories with the another scene completed Thursday. Heat races were completed at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli […]

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2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals: Team USA Wednesday Report

DD2 Masters heat race win by Schiavo highlight of the day along with runner-up performances in Mini and Micro

Oct 19, 2016 (Photo: Rotax-Kart.com)
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Things got down to business in Sarno with the first day of real competition completed at the 2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. After two days of practice, the real battle began with qualifying and the opening round of heat races contested Wednesday at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in southern Italy. The 360 drivers in […]

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2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals: Team USA Tuesday Report

Mini/Micro drivers continue to stand out along with Wang/Schiavo duo leading DD2 Masters

Oct 18, 2016 (Photo: Rotax-Kart.com)
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The second day of on-track action is completed at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy for the 2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The 17th edition of the ‘Olympics of Karting’ was greeted with its first taste of wet weather as a drizzle covered the 1.547km course at the end of the day, disrupting […]

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2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals: Team USA Monday Report

United States drivers begin event toward the front of the fields in Italy

Oct 17, 2016 (Photo: Rotax-Kart.com)
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The 17th edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is underway, with 360 drivers from 59 countries hitting the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy today for the first official on-track sessions. Saturday, October 15 was the registration day for the many drivers with Sunday serving as the famous kart raffle, with 360 karts […]

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Oct 17, 2016 Rotax Grand Finals 2016 logo
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Results 10.22.16 – Day 7 Report 10.21.16 – Day 6 Report 10.20.16 – Day 5 Report 10.19.16 – Day 4 Report 10.18.16 – Day 3 Report 10. 17.16 – Day 2 Report 10.14.16 – Team USA Preview 10.06.16 – Challenge of the Americas Champions Take on the World

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Team USA Ready for Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

Reigning Nations Cup winners set to take on the world

Oct 14, 2016 rotax-grand-finals-2016-team-usa-logo
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Leaving Portugal in 2015 with two Vice-Championship finishes and the coveted Nations Cup, Team USA is ready to embark on yet another world-class event at the 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF). Entering a strong line-up of 18 drivers, including for the first time ever the Micro MAX and Mini MAX divisions, Team USA […]

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2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series Champions Crowned

Fourth season of professional karting program recognizes eight series champions

Oct 05, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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The Fikes Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires completed its fourth season with the finale event in September at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Four weekends in the 2016 season hosted eight championship rounds for the four IAME and four Yamaha divisions. The title chase welcomed eight new champions to each […]

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