Challenge of the Americas 2016: Sonoma

April 1-3, 2016: Simraceway Performance Karting Center - Sonoma, California

Mar 30, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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Two events in the books, one final weekend remains for the Challenge of the Americas 2016 program. The seven different championship chases comes to a close at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on April 1-3. For three drivers, it is a chance to earn a ticket to the 2016 Rotax Max Challenge […]

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Mar 30, 2016 Colorado Karting Tour logo
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The Colorado Karting Tour (CKT), presented by the Colorado Junior Karting Club (CJKC), is pleased to announce their 2016 season as a part of the US Rotax Max Challenge (USRMC) race series and International Karting Federation (IKF) Region 4a. During the season, racers can earn national punches and national points, which are accumulated over the […]

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The opening round of the 2016 Sofina Foods US Open of NOLA is fast approaching! Round 1 is set for April 21-24, 2016 at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana. Tuesday, April 19 is move-in day with the track going live Thursday, April 21. Please see below for important and informational links: Official Event Schedule […]

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Challenge of the Americas 2016: Sonoma Finale Preview – Part 1

Two young guns sit in the driver’s seat for Mini and Micro Max championships heading to Sonoma

Mar 29, 2016 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The Challenge of the Americas is set to close out its 2016 season this weekend, April 1-3 at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Over 100 racers took part at the opening event in Tucson back in January, followed by a slight increase in numbers attending the Phoenix round last month. Pre-entries are strong heading into […]

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Mar 21, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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With a soaked track in the morning, and clear blue skies in the afternoon, the evolving conditions throughout the day provided a formidable challenge for tuners and drivers to plan for.  With the threat of rain disappearing in the morning, the race day progressed into dry conditions with seven champions being crowned at the finale […]

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Mar 20, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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With heavy storm systems slamming Palm Beach Karting, MAXSpeed Entertainment officials were forced to delay the start of the prefinals until after 2pm. Nevertheless, the action continued and the teams and drivers were forced to make numerous changes to adapt to the conditions. With the racing resumed, the prefinal winners were determined by total kart […]

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Mar 19, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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Coming off a stellar finale of the ROK championship, MAXSpeed Entertainment and the Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour staff are poised for an exciting conclusion to the Rotax championship. With seven drivers being crowned champion and five drivers earning their ticket to the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Sarno Italy, this weekend represents a […]

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Challenge of the Americas Gearing Up for 2016 Finale

Simraceway Performance Karting Center event will mark the final championship rounds on reverse national layout

Mar 15, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The final round of the Challenge of the Americas (COTA) will take place at Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California April 1st to the 3rd. With the points championship coming down to the wire and invites to this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Italy, the weekend promises to be some of the […]

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Chassis Partners for 2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Announced

Birel ART, Praga and Sodikart to provide 360 chassis for world championship

Mar 15, 2016 Rotax Grand Finals 2016 logo
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BRP’s 17th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) taking place at the Circuito Internazionale di Napoli in Sarno, Italy from October 16 to 22, 2016 will be supported by its well-known and long-term chassis partners. “We are pleased to announce that our longtime business partners BirelART, IPKarting and Sodikart will supply the […]

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Rotax Micro MAX and Mini MAX Added to Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

MAXSpeed Group announces US ticket allocation for Micro MAX and Mini MAX classes

Mar 07, 2016 Rotax Grand Finals Mini Micro
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Just announced by Rotax-BRP, Rotax Micro MAX and Mini MAX classes have been officially added to the 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, which are set for October 16-21, 2016 at the Circuito Internazionale di Napoli in Sarno, Italy. MAXSpeed Group, the United States Rotax distributor, has been allocated five tickets, which will be awarded […]

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From the Tower: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – PKRA

Championship pictures taking shape after wild weekend in Phoenix

Mar 03, 2016 From the Tower-COTA-PKRA
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – PKRA Sunday Report

Sodi Kart steals the show with three victories off Sherrat, Jones and French

Feb 28, 2016 Three victories on the day for Dallas Karting Complex and Sodi Kart (Photo: EKN)
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The final day at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association for stop two of the Challenge of the Americas was another action-packed day as the second half of the six-round championship series began. Seven categories battled around the 7/10-mile facility over the weekend, completing Round Four on Sunday. The championship picture has been painted now as […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – PKRA Saturday Report

Brooks goes from zero to hero, Griffin defends home turf while Jones extends championship lead

Feb 27, 2016 Christian Brooks went from zero to hero in Senior Max for second straight victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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It was picture perfect day at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association for the third round of the Challenge of the Americas. The Glendale, Arizona area reached high temperatures in the 80s, with clear blue skies providing the backdrop for the seven categories competing to complete the first half of the championship fight. The racing was […]

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The Challenge of the Americas is set for its second event of the season this weekend, scheduled for the PKRA facility in Glendale, Arizona. Be sure to catch all the action this weekend at ekartingnews.com/live. The series began in January, visiting the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Weather was perfect for racing, as the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview

Hot weekend of racing forecasted in the Copper State

Feb 24, 2016 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2016 Challenge of the Americas is set to continue this weekend as the series returns once again to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. A perfect weekend of racing opened up the season in Tucson at the end of January, and now with three weeks off, the drivers and teams are traveling […]

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Challenge of the Americas 2016: PKRA

February 26-28, 2016: Phoenix Kart Racing Association - Glendale, Arizona

Feb 23, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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This weekend is the second stop of the 2016 Challenge of the Americas program, set for the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. Five Rotax Max Challenge categories and two shifterkart divisions are set to square off at the mid-way point of the championship chase, including three tickets for the Rotax Grand Finals […]

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Feb 22, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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Bright and sunny skies at Ocala Gran Prix served as the perfect backdrop for the final day of Rotax MAX Challenge action. New winners and championship changeups promise to make the 2016 Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour finale at Palm Beach an exciting conclusion to another fantastic season. Mojo Tires Rotax Rotax DD2 MAX – […]

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Feb 21, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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The Saturday prefinals of the Rotax MAX Challenge weekend have concluded for the second round of the Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Presented by Fikse Wheels. Beautiful weather and energetic crowds kept the atmosphere positive around Ocala Gran Prix today. The grids are now set for the main events taking place on Sunday at the […]

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Feb 20, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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Qualifying has concluded for the Rotax MAX Challenge classes present at the second round of the Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Presented by Fikse Wheels. Drivers continue the fight to stay ahead at Ocala Gran Prix, as the weekend progresses towards an exciting conclusion. Mojo Tires DD2 MAX – Florida native Oliver Askew under PSL […]

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Feb 19, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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The Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Presented by Fikse Wheels carries on at Ocala Gran Prix, with Rotax MAX Challenge classes competing at the famed racetrack. Located in the north of Florida, Ocala Gran Prix has historically been the final race of the tour, with many of the championships being decided at the final turn […]

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