Details Announced for Joint US Open / US Rotax Grand Nationals Event

13 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals tickets to be awarded

May 10, 2017
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As previously announced, the US Open and the US Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals have merged into a single event, set for June 22-25, 2017 at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey. Thursday, June 22 is designated for practice, with the official event days Friday through Sunday. The joint US Open / […]

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Behind the Laptop: MAXSpeed Ends This Era of United States Rotax

Where does Rotax racing in the USA go from here?

Apr 25, 2017
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Rotax racing, as we know it, began here in the United States back in 2001. The company was involved in karting back in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until the introduction of the Rotax FR125 Max engine that it really grew roots in North America. SSC Racing, which was based originally in the Seattle area […]

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Apr 24, 2017
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Rotax karting products have been available in the U.S. market for 18 years now. Since the year 2000, BRP-Rotax achieved a lot of success on U.S. ground and worldwide. Anyhow, BRP-Rotax went through bumpy times since the launch of the Rotax MAX evo in 2014 but nowadays the Rotax series offers a sustainable strong product and […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: March 2017 – Tyler Gonzalez

Florida driver triumphs at SKUSA WinterNationals and Florida Winter Tour

Apr 19, 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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2017 Can-Am Karting Challenge Ready to Go Green with New Classes, New Prizes

Northwest championship series evolving for upcoming season with continued focus on customer feedback and increased SKUSA and IAME partnership

Apr 14, 2017
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Can-Am Karting Challenge promoter Mike Rolison is extremely excited about his series as the 2017 season nears, as the program will evolve significantly heading into the new year.  Rolison has spent the last two months on the road attending different karting events with his team, and he’s used that time to study the current landscape […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sunday Report

RPG takes three headline victories with Ritter, Cleavelin and Greenemeier

Apr 09, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas closed out with championship Sunday at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Sunny skies greeted the Sonoma, California facility after three straight days of wet weather to the much welcome of those in the paddock. For a select few, history was on the brink with the results […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Saturday Report

Cleavelin clinches Masters title with fifth victory, Lew uses local knowledge for Junior victory

Apr 08, 2017
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Excitement and controversy seems to follow the Challenge of the Americas each and every time the program visits the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Somoma, California. The 10th anniversary season is completing this weekend in ‘wine country’ with Round Five and Six contested on the popular circuit in Northern California. Wet weather tested the competitors […]

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Mar 31, 2017
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Gunskirchen, March 31, 2017 – BRP-Rotax announced today the mutually agreed termination of the business relationship between BRP-Rotax and MAXSpeed Group, the authorized Rotax distributor in the United States of America and Caribbean, and the interim takeover by SRA Karting, Canada, effective as of April 12, 2017. BRP-Rotax would like to affirm that the Rotax […]

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2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma

April 7-9, 2017: Simraceway Performance Karting Center - Sonoma, California

Mar 30, 2017
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The 10th season of Challenge of the Americas closes out at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on the April 7-9 weekend. Each of the championship chases closes out with the final two rounds around the popular venue, with tickets to the 2017 Rotax Grand Finals on the line. Official Discussion Thread Official […]

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Mar 29, 2017
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The following is a release sent out by GoRotax.com regarding the future of the US Rotax Grand Nationals event and the US Open New Jersey event. The combined event now puts two Rotax Grand Finals tickets up for grabs at one event, one guaranteed to a United States driver – with the exception of Masters […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Phoenix Sunday Report

Brooks becomes fourth different winner in Senior Max, Cleavelin and Crawford double up

Feb 26, 2017
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Another beautiful day in Glendale, Arizona for the final day of action for the Challenge of the Americas at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association. Sunday was the fourth round of the championship program and the final day of racing for the second stop of the premier west coast winter series. After a brief scare of […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Phoenix Saturday Report

Choquer, Cleavelin and Crawford help out championship hopes with victories

Feb 25, 2017
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The first half of the 2017 Challenge of the Americas went into the books following the Round Three action at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. Bright sunshine throughout the day welcomed the seven categories competing over the weekend at the 3/4-mile circuit following a crisp, cool start. The three headline categories […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: January 2017 – Billy Cleavelin

Veteran racer doubles up at Challenge in bid to return to Rotax Grand Finals

Feb 07, 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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MAXSpeed Entertainment to Implement Engine Claim Rule for Promoted Events

Claim rule for Rotax Micro MAX, Mini MAX and Junior MAX

Feb 03, 2017
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In an effort to control overall costs and continue to grow the sport, MAXSpeed Entertainment will implement an engine claim rule for select classes commencing at the first US Open event in June. Looking to support budget-minded competitors, MAXSpeed Entertainment will move forward with the engine claim rule as they continue with their successful karting […]

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From the Tower: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

Same great racing and atmosphere to open up the 2017 season

Feb 03, 2017
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For the 10th time, the Challenge of the Americas opened up the karting season on the west coast, hosting their winter series opener at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The numbers and temperatures were a bit lower than what we are used to for the first of three events, however, the competition remains […]

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Feb 03, 2017
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After debuting last year, the Fikse Wheels Colorado Sprint Championship Presented by MaxOne Tires will return in 2017 with an exciting day and night race schedule and utilize the new MaxOne tires. “We are pleased to announce our series dates and more details on a few changes to the regional series for 2017,” explains Craig […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Sunday Report

Taskinen takes first Senior Max victory in wild finish - Cleavelin and MacDermid double up

Jan 29, 2017
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The final day of action went into the books in Tucson, Arizona, completing the first of three events for the 2017 Challenge of the Americas. Each and every time the Challenge visits the Musselman Honda Circuit, we are greeted with a weekend full of great racing. The start to the 10th season of the premier […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Saturday Report

Ritter nabs first big victory as Cleavelin and MacDermid begin path back to Rotax Grand Finals

Jan 28, 2017
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The 10th season of Challenge of the Americas opened up the racing Saturday as the first round of competition took place at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Competitors of Rotax, Honda and Briggs competitors took to the 7/10-mile course for the opening laps of the 2017 season. The weather was a bit warmer […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview

10th season for premier west coast winter series opens at Musselman Honda Circuit

Jan 26, 2017
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For the 10th season, Challenge of the Americas kicks off the racing season on the west coast, set to host the opening rounds of the 2017 championship series. Racers and teams from all over the western half of North America are converging on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona for the first two rounds […]

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2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

January 27-29, 2017: Musselman Honda Circuit - Tucson, Arizona

Jan 25, 2017
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The 10th season of Challenge of the Americas is here. Teams and drivers are heading to the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona for the first two rounds of the championship series. Racers from all across the western half of North America are ready to compete in Rotax, Shifter, and Briggs divisions – with great […]

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