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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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 6 Report

Trouble for Wang in final heat, Americans still in the hunt heading into Prefinals

Nov 10, 2017
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Thursday proved to be a little colder than the previous days, averaging around 14ºC. The sun was still shining, however the wind started picking up. Drivers would compete in the final two heat races Thursday. Stay updated with live timing by downloading the New App: Rotax Grand Finals for either IOS or Android phones. You can access live timing through […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 5 Report

Wang qualifies P1 as Team USA Cadets continue challenging at front

Nov 09, 2017
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Welcome back to the first day of qualifying and heat racing. Wednesday’s temperatures averaged around 20°C, sunny and a little breezy. In other words, another perfect day for racing. Wednesday gave the drivers one last chance to test out their strategies in their fifth and final unofficial practice session before heading directly into qualifying. Competitors […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 4 Report

Team USA drivers continue to adjust to karts and track in final full day of practice

Nov 08, 2017
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Welcome to the second and last full day of unofficial non-qualifying practice. The weather was mild, sunny and 22°C average temperature – in other words, perfect for driving conditions. The drivers were given two 15-minute practice sessions. Similar to Monday’s set-up, Tuesday proved to be another opportunity for teams to test their equipment and familiarize […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 3 Report

Selliken, Crawford, Pierson and Crews lead Team USA for first sessions in Portugal

Nov 07, 2017
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Welcome back to the first day of non-qualifying practice! Each class participated in two, 15-minute non-qualifying practice sessions. One could sense the underlying thrill of drivers and team members, since Monday marked the commencement of the on-track action. Today, competitors mainly focused on breaking-in engines, adjusting and testing their new chassis and engine packages, and […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2017 to Welcome Best Racers from Around the World

Team USA set to battle for Rotax world titles in Portugal on November 4-11

Nov 02, 2017
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For the fourth time in the 18-year history, the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals returns to Portugal, set for the Kartodromo Internacional do Algarve on November 4-11. The Portimao, Portugal facility has hosted the world Rotax championships in 2012 and 2015, returning for 2017 as the host of the ‘Olympics of Karting’. Six categories utilizing […]

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Sep 29, 2017
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BRP-Rotax’s first electric powerpack for racing karts – the Rotax THUNDeR – was presented during a press conference at the Red Bull race track in Spielberg, Austria, where media representatives watched Ferdinand Habsburg, Formula 3 pilot, testing the powerpack in a Sodi chassis. “We are proud to bring our first electric-powered product to the market. […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Pat’s Acres – Sunday Report

Ritter, Greenemeier, Mann and Wick score championships at series finale

Sep 18, 2017
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Championship Sunday dawned with sun and cloudy skies at the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR, but the forecast was ominous, calling for 90% chance of showers in the early afternoon. The finale of the Can-Am Karting Challenge was destined for a significant plot twist as the weather did eventually arrive on the scene.  […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Pat’s Acres – Saturday Report

Heats races set grid for Sunday Prefinal at Championship Finale

Sep 16, 2017
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The final weekend of the 2017 Can-Am Karting Challenge got underway on Saturday at the legendary Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR, with qualifying and three heat races setting the grids for Sunday morning’s Prefinals. The series ran doubleheader formats at the first two events at Horn Rapids and Chilliwack, leading to this unique […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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SRA Karting International, Canadian distributor of the BRP-Rotax kart engines, is proud to announce the set-up of a 4 round Championship with two events in Ontario and two in Québec. Invitations for the 2018 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will be awarded. For Michel Boisclair, president of SRA, “the Rotax MAX Challenge is the strongest […]

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Race Report: Sanzaru Games Karting Championship – Round Five

Jimmy Casey Outduels Enzo Prevost To Take Feature EVO Electrics Win

Jul 26, 2017
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A hot weekend greeted the large field of drivers who showed up for Race #5 of the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships at the Simraceway International Karting Center. The drivers were probably thankful on Sunday when a couple of delays in the program forced the Mains to be cut down to 10 laps from the normal […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Chilliwack Sunday Report

Taskinen, Greenemeier and Wick complete weekend sweeps

Jul 25, 2017
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When your chassis set-up is good, there are times when it’s wise to leave things well enough alone and keep the race wins coming.  Despite the fact that the weather improved for Sunday’s Can-Am Karting Challenge events at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, five drivers had their chassis and engines dialled in to complete weekend […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Chilliwack Saturday Report

Taskinen, Wick and Greenemeier bag wins in opening day action at GMR

Jul 22, 2017
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After kicking off their 2017 schedule at the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA back in early June, the Can-Am Karting Challenge is back in action this weekend north of the border at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, BC. The day started with a wet track, as overnight rain set the conditions for qualifying, […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: June 2017 – Brent Crews

Nitro Kart driver bags IAME International Final entry and ticket to Rotax Grand Finals in matter of weeks

Jul 03, 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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Jun 27, 2017
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The 2017 edition of the United States Rotax Grand Nationals was held at its earliest time of the year. The 17th edition of the race was held at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey this past weekend, in combination with the US Open program, welcoming drivers from outside the United States to […]

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Jun 06, 2017
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In only 3 weeks, the combined event of US Open & US Grand Nationals will kick off on June 22 for what is to be one of the most interesting Rotax events on North American soil. Hosted at the New Jersey Motorsport Park, one of America’s premier circuits, formally used for the CIK-World Championship several […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Saturday Report

Dupell, Greenemeier, and Gulick notch big wins at Tri City

May 20, 2017
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The opening rounds of the Can-Am Karting Challenge got underway on Saturday at the Tri City Kart Club’s Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA. The weather was ideal for a great day of racing, with temps in the mid-70s, covered by blue skies and scattered clouds. The tumultuous nature of the Rotax program and […]

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May 16, 2017
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Registration for the USRMC Grand Nationals / US Open is now open. The early registration includes a rebate of $250.oo until Thursday June 15th, 9:00 PM EDT. Remember that all Micro MAX and Mini MAX will have the usage of a brand new sealed Rotax engine for the event. Engine raffle will take place on […]

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Fairest Karting Competition on US Ground

Rotax Grand Nationals in New Jersey to see raffled engines in two classes

May 15, 2017
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During the combined event, United States Rotax Grand Nationals (USRGN) and US Open, Rotax MAX engines for 72 drivers will be raffled at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey June 22-25, 2017, to provide fair competition on a level playing field. Concentrating on the joint event, GoRotax will ensure equal opportunity, as up […]

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