eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – January 2015 – Sebastian Alvarez

American-Mexican driver gives PSL Mini X-2 a solid start to season with three victories

Feb 09, 2015 Sebastian Alvarez
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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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MAXSpeed Group Announces New Rotax 125 Max evo Engines Now in Stock

Next generation Rotax engine now available through authorized dealers

Jan 28, 2015 125 Rotax Max evo-logo
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After the debut of the next generation Rotax engine at the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain, US Rotax distributor MAXSpeed Group has received their first order of the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engines from BRP-Powertrain. “We have 200 total engines in stock, available immediately through our network of authorized dealers.  […]

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Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge Begins in Homestead

OGP’s Kirkwood and Garrison win Senior, Tony Kart dominates Junior with Robb and Gangi victorious, Lennox doubles in Birel ART debut

Jan 27, 2015 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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A new era began last weekend as the inaugural Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA series kicked off the program, which is now under the guidance of MAXSpeed Entertainment. The second half of the 2015 FWT campaign was completed this past weekend, as the Rotax Max Challenge formula took its turn circulating the […]

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Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment Announces 2015 Sponsors

ROK and Rotax weekends see support from the karting community; Masters Grand Finals ticket added to award package

Jan 15, 2015 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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After the acquisition of the Florida Winter Tour by MAXSpeed Entertainment and the announcement of the support of Cold Stone Creamery and MG Tires, support for the popular series continues to abound.  With the kick off of the 2015 season and the inaugural running of the ROK Cup USA weekend just days away, MAXSpeed Entertainment […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Tucson – Sunday Report

Baker and Brueckner triumph, Bonilla doubles and Ilavia gives CompKart first major victory

Jan 12, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first weekend of the 2015 season completed with the second round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas contested on Sunday. A warmer day in Tucson, Arizona at the Musselman Honda Circuit was a great welcome following three days of strong winds and colder than normal temperatures. Round one of the six-race championship series […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Tucson – Saturday Report

Wild Senior race decided in tech barn, as Robb, Bonilla and Cook begin journey toward Rotax Grand Finals tickets

Jan 10, 2015 The Senior Max Final was one of the best in the eight year history of the Challenge (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first race day of 2015 completed in Tucson, Arizona with the first round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program in the books. Drivers and teams battled strong winds early on in the day with clears skies giving the feeling of warm weather. The Musselman Honda Circuit is the perfect race track, providing […]

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Jan 09, 2015 COTA-Tucson-Paddock
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing 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 event in Tucson. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 2

Stacked Senior and Masters Max fields with new faces taking on DD2 for series titles

Jan 08, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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This weekend is the official kick off to the 2015 season, as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins its eighth season of competition. The numbers back up the program’s statement of being the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, welcoming some of the top drivers from all over the continent and the […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 1

Eighth year of program begins for premier west coast winter series

Jan 07, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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This weekend is the official kick off to the 2015 season, as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins its eighth season of competition. The numbers back up the program’s statement of being the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, welcoming some of the top drivers from all over the continent and the […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Forms ‘US Open’ National Series

Rotax and Shifterkart competitors to battle in three race program across the USA

Jan 05, 2015 MAXSpeed US Open logo
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In an effort to provide the karting community with a national series for both Rotax and Stock Honda competitors, MAXSpeed Entertainment, along with several partners within the karting industry, have come together to form the US Open and International Kart Expo. Managed by MAXSpeed Entertainment, who are known for promoting world-class events such as the […]

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As you may know, we at the MAXSpeed Group are always trying to listen to our customers and some have been unhappy with the current Rotax Mini MAX regulation in regards to the minimum squish gap. In trying to make this class as level playing field as possible, we have come to the conclusion with […]

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2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Video

A brief look at the experience that was Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero

Dec 16, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals 2014 Video
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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – November 2014 – Oliver Askew

Florida driver completes successful back-to-back with SuperNationals and Rotax Grand Finals

Dec 15, 2014 Askew lead Team USA in the Senior Max category at the Rotax Grand Finals (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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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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MAXSpeed Entertainment Has Record Breaking Day in Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Registration

ROK and Rotax weekends stacked with talent and competition; reminder Homestead hotel blocks will soon expire

Dec 12, 2014 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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Just over one month from today, the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment will embark on a new tradition, as it will be the first time in its existence that the FWT will be without legendary promoter Bill Wright. Taken over by MAXSpeed Entertainment earlier this year, the Florida based crew […]

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MAXSpeed Group Confirms No Price Increase on Rotax Products for 2015

Engines, parts and tires will see no price increase

Dec 10, 2014 #GoRotax
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In light of recent press regarding the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engine line, which will become legal for use in the US beginning March 30, 2015, the MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce there will be no price increase on Rotax engines, parts and tires in 2015. “After implementing a slight price increase in […]

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From the Seat: Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA

21 different stories from Valencia, Spain at the ‘Olympics of Karting’

Dec 09, 2014 (Photo: GoRotax.com)
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eKartingNews.com is happy to wrap up the coverage of this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, held at the Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero outside Valencia, Spain on November 25-29. Due to illness, the EKN staff was unable to travel overseas to Europe, but provided unparalleled updates from 2am Eastern time every day, powering through the five days of […]

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Dec 05, 2014 MAXSpeed Group logo
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In an effort to make the transition to the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engine platform as smooth, panic free and as easy as possible, MAXSpeed Group, with help from BRP-Rotax, will offer upgrade kits at extremely discounted prices.  The upgrade kits will be available for a limited time directly from MAXSpeed Group.  With parts […]

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MAXSpeed Group Announces Details and Benefits of New 125 Max EVO Engine Series

Next generation Rotax engine legal for use in US starting March 30, 2015

Dec 04, 2014 125 MAX DD2 EVO motor_large
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MAXSpeed Group is pleased and excited to announce the next generation in Rotax karting engines from BRP-Powertrain, the 125 MAX evo engine series. Legal for use beginning March 30, 2015 in the United States, the MAXSpeed Group will announce pricing structure and availability of upgrade kits in the very near future. “The new Rotax evo […]

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Dec 01, 2014 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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With the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment fast approaching, today is the day many competitors have been patiently waiting for, as registration is now open for all classes and for all three event weekends. Competitors can take advantage of big incentives offered by MAXSpeed Entertainment, as registering for both race […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Championship Saturday

Askew and Rudolph star in main events after Prefinals cancelled by torrential rain

Nov 29, 2014 Team USA Rotax Grand Finals 2014 logo
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread Heading to the track in Valencia this morning, the nine Team USA drivers who had qualified for Championship Saturday at this year’s Rotax Grand Finals knew what lay in front of them.  Rain had arrived and would be the order of […]

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