So-Cal Rotax Challenge Gains New Winners Following Round Two Action

Hayashigawa steals Masters win as Johnson slips by for Senior victory

May 14, 2014 Larry Hayashigawa slipped into the Masters Max victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The second event of the new So-Cal Rotax Challenge took place on May 10 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. Additional drivers from the inaugural event back in March were part of the round two festivities for the new United States Rotax Max Challenge program, focused on rejuvenating the southern California Rotax presence. […]

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K1 RaceGear To Once Again Supply All Race Gear and Clothing for Team USA

Back on board with the MAXSpeed Group and Team USA for the RMCGF

May 13, 2014 K1 RaceGear logo
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Always showing their support to Team USA for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF), K1 RaceGear will again supply the American squad with shoes, gloves, and driving suits for the upcoming international event. Marking their fourth consecutive year as the official supplier of the MAXSpeed Group and Team USA, K1 RaceGear did not hesitate […]

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Brett King Design to Develop New Look for Team USA Race Suits and Apparel

BKD to put their distinctive style on Team USA program

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As Team USA begins to take shape for the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF), so do the race suits and team apparel that drivers will wear while in Valencia, Spain later this season. On board to design the Team USA gear is California designer and custom helmet painter Brett King Design (BKD). Quickly […]

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Record Numbers for Opening Weekend of Texas ProKart Challenge

Nearly 200 entries on the weekend at the Dallas Karting Complex

May 01, 2014 Miguel Lopez claimed the overall Stock Moto victory Saturday, earning the first win in S2 Semi-Pro on the season (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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The Texas ProKart Challenge opened up the 2014 in style at the Dallas Karting Complex over the April 25-27 weekend. The Superkarts! USA and United States Rotax Max Challenge regional program welcomed roughly 200 entries on the weekend, including drivers from all across the country as well as drivers from Europe, preparing for the 2014 […]

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Usual Suspects Set the Tone at Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge Opener

Number of drivers sweep weekend in Richland, Washington to begin 2014 season

Apr 30, 2014 Senior rookie Luke Selliken conquered the feature races in Richland (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2014 Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge kicked off the 2014 season at the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, Washington over the weekend (April 25-27). The home of the Tri-City Kart Club served as the opening rounds of the sophomore series, with a solid number of United States Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA racers […]

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Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals Information Released

Event schedule, hotels and other pertinent information

Apr 30, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
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With the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge United States Grand Nationals set for mid-July, event information is beginning to take shape and be finalized. With a tentative event schedule, hotel partners and information on pit spaces, garage spaces and parking complete, online registration will open in the very near future for what is sure to be […]

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Entry Deadline for Round Two of So-Cal Rotax Challenge Set for May 5

New US Rotax Max Challenge program readies for May 10 return to CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana

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A new era of Rotax racing commence on March 9 with the inaugural event of the So-Cal Rotax Challenge. Roughly 50 drivers took part at the opening round of the new United States Rotax Max Challenge program for the southern California area. Held at the CalSpeedKartingCenter in Fontana, the So-Cal Rotax Challenge is scheduled for […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – March 2014 – Nick Neri

Ocala Gran Prix pilot earns fourth ticket to Rotax Grand Finals with Florida Winter Tour DD2 championship

Apr 24, 2014 Neri on his way to victory at Florida Winter Tour, leading to his first DD2 championship (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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Opening Weekend for 2014 Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge Set for Horn Rapids Kart Track

April 25-27 event in Richland, Washington opens chase for 2014 Rotax Grand Finals tickets

Apr 23, 2014 Racers of the Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge are set to begin the 2014 season this weekend in Richland, Washington (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The second season of the Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge gets underway this weekend (April 25-27) with the first two rounds scheduled for the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, Washington. Rotax Max Challenge racers from all across the western half of North America will converge on the home of the Tri-City Kart Club for the […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Ready to Kick Off 2014 Season on April 25-27

Opening weekend to host largest series event at Dallas Karting Complex prior to SKUSA SpringNationals

Apr 22, 2014 2014 gets underway for the Texas ProKart Challenge at the Dallas Karting Complex on April 25-27 (Photo: dallaskartingcomplex.com)
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This weekend marks the opening of the third season for the continually growing Texas ProKart Challenge – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Chase Racing/Dallas Karting Complex/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys. Fulfilling the need for a strong regional program in the LoneStarState, series director Dave Pauly established a program combining the United States Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! […]

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MAXSpeed Group Donates Rotax Engine to Racing4Vets Veteran Kart Challenge

Event to take place in May between NASCAR All-Star Race and Coca Cola 600

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MAXSpeed Group, one of the world’s top Rotax MAX distributors, has stepped up to the plate to help support the Racing4Vets Veteran Kart Challenge event that will take place at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. With a team relay event format that will feature some of the top drivers in the NASCAR Sprint […]

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Team USA Begins to Take Shape for Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals

Several chances remain to earn a position on the squad

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As the 2014 karting season closes the first quarter, seven deserving competitors have already punched their tickets to be part of Team USA at this year’s Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. Earning their positions on the squad through the annual Rotax Challenge of the Americas and Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour programs, seventeen possible […]

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2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Set for Valencia, Spain

BRP celebrates 15th Anniversary on November 25-29 at Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero

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BRP will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) at Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero in Valencia, Spain from November 25 to 29, 2014. “We are proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the RMCGF, especially in Spain as it will be our first time on the Spanish mainland,” said François […]

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Miller Motorsports Park Provides More Event Details and Awards for Rotax Summer Shootout

Two Rotax Challenge of the America race winners receive free entry to the event

Apr 09, 2014 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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With the annual Rotax Summer Shootout set to take place June 27-29 at the famed Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, track officials continue to add to the event. With online event registration and pit and garage reservations now open and partner hotels confirmed, the event is continuing to take shape. Dubbed as the “Unofficial […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma – Sunday Report

Team USA drivers added following thrilling days of competition

Apr 07, 2014 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas champions (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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You couldn’t ask for much more in terms of an exciting season finale for the Rotax Challenge of the Americas at Sonoma Raceway.  With the championship titles on the line, and tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals awaiting the new members of Team USA, the excitement and tension in the paddock was palpable.  The teams […]

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

Craig awarded Senior win as others solidify championship chase heading into final round

Apr 05, 2014 Jake Craig was awarded the win in Senior Max (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The opening day of the 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas finale at Sonoma Raceway provided a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of excitement.  After rain dampened Friday practice and prompted many to simply skip the afternoon sessions, Saturday dawned cool and sunny, eventually warming up to very comfortable temperatures.  As the […]

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

Four Rotax Grand Finals tickets going to title winners at completion of Sonoma weekend

Apr 03, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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The 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas will come to a close this weekend, returning to the SimracewayPerformanceKartingCenter in Sonoma, California. The popular circuit located on the Infineon Raceway grounds has been site to many regional, national and international events over the years, including the 2010 and 2011 series finales for the Challenge. After a […]

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The CIK Homologation for 2014 to 2016 required a different marking of all slick tires: CIK-F-Option (Hard=D1) and CIK-F-Prime (Medium=D2) for Non- Gearbox CIK-Z-Option (Hard) and CIK-Z-Prime (Medium=D3) for Gearbox classes. For this change Mojo would have to change all molds for larger engraving plates. To avoid excessive costs for new plates Mojo asked the […]

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

Three categories fighting for US Rotax Grand Nationals entries with Challenge title on the line in Sonoma

Apr 03, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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The 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas will come to a close this weekend, returning to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The popular circuit located on the Infineon Raceway grounds has been site to many regional, national and international events over the years, including the 2010 and 2011 series finales for the […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma

April 4-6, 2014: Simraceway Performance Karting Center - Sonoma, California

Apr 02, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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This weekend, seven champions will be crowned as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program completes its 2014 season at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. Racers competing in the international Rotax Max Challenge winter series will contend for tickets to the 2014 Rotax Grand Finals and entries to the US Rotax Grand […]

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