EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview

Hot weekend of racing forecasted in the Copper State

Feb 24, 2016 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story
Feb 22, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

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 – […]

Read Full Story
Feb 21, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story
Feb 20, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story
Feb 19, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story
Feb 09, 2016 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

Listening to their customers and understanding the concerns of the Mojo D1 tire compound, MAXSpeed Group has elected to make the switch to the Mojo D2 tire for the Rotax Junior class beginning at the first round of the Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels series in late April. The switch in tire […]

Read Full Story
Feb 01, 2016 MAXSpeed-US Open-USRMC-FWT-logo
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

Based in Beverly Hills, California, luxury watchmaker Ritmo Mundo has taken on the title of “Official Time Keeper” for all 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment promoted events. With longstanding ties to the motorsports industry, Ritmo Mundo has joined forces with the largest karting race promotion company in the world, outfitting series officials and executives with cool, modern […]

Read Full Story

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

Brooks beats out Senior field as Brueckner, French, and Kinnear double up

Jan 31, 2016 Christian Brooks dominated the Senior Max final for the victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The first weekend of the 2016 Challenge of the Americas closed out Sunday at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Throughout the three days of competition, the weather was perfect aside from strong winds that hampered conditions during the main events Sunday afternoon. On-track the five Rotax Max Challenge divisions and two Shifter categories […]

Read Full Story

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

McKinney earns first series win in Senior while Breuckner, Cleavelin, French and Kinnear sweep round

Jan 30, 2016 Jim McKinney scored his first Challenge victory in the Senior Max division (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The ninth season for the Challenge of the Americas got racing underway on Saturday at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Five Rotax Max Challenge categories and two Shifterkart divisions around the 3/4-mile course, beginning the championship chase for the six-round title fight. Rolison Performance Group finished with a big day in the opening […]

Read Full Story

Paddock Insider: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson

Ninth season gets underway at Musselman Honda Circuit in Arizona

Jan 29, 2016 COTA-2016-Tucson-Paddock Insider
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 2016 Challenge of the Americas season opener at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

Read Full Story

Race Report: Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour presented by Fikse Wheels – Homstead

Exciting Action and Close Finishes at the First Round of the Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Presented by Fikse Wheels

Jan 28, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

Round one of the Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Presented by Fikse Wheels has wrapped up at Homestead Karting with race winners taking home trophies in 14 classes spanning both ROK Cup USA and Rotax MAX Challenge categories. Located just behind the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead Karting offers the unique layout of sharp high-speed corners and […]

Read Full Story

EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 2

Talented fields for Senior and Masters divisions in both Rotax and Shifter competition

Jan 28, 2016 COTA-2016-P-Tucson-Senior Max
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The ninth edition of the Challenge of the Americas is set to begin this weekend as racers from across North America converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Serving as the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, a new era begins for the program set to contest three race weekends in […]

Read Full Story

Challenge of the Americas 2016: Tucson

January 29-31, 2016: Musselman Honda Circuit - Tucson, Arizona

Jan 27, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2016 edition of the Challenge of the Americas begins this weekend at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, AZ. Five Rotax and two Shifterkart divisions begin their journey toward a series championship, featuring three weekends and six-rounds of racing. The series is starting its eighth season, with three tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals […]

Read Full Story

EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 1

Young drivers begin chase to championship weekend

Jan 27, 2016 COTA-2016-P-Tucson-Mini Max
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The ninth edition of the Challenge of the Americas is set to begin this weekend as racers from across North America converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Serving as the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, a new era begins for the program set to contest three race weekends in […]

Read Full Story
Jan 19, 2016 Wickens-Video-Visor
Written by David Cole | No Comments

There has been really no way to tell what a driver sees when behind the wheel…until now. DTM driver Robert Wickens is preparing for the upcoming Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge series as the Canadian returns to the seat of a Maranello kart. Recently, Wickens completed a test session at the Palm Beach Karting […]

Read Full Story
Jan 15, 2016 The “Motorsport.com Emerson Fittipaldi Driver of the Year Award” will honor a 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment driver who has impressed during the season
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

Motorsport.com today announced plans for two incentive-based driver contingency programs in support of its content partnership with 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment karting events. Motorsport.com will host both the “Motorsport.com MAXSpeed Award” and “Motorsport.com Emerson Fittipaldi Driver of the Year Award” in recognition of individual performances throughout the race season. “Karting is the base; the best road […]

Read Full Story

Challenge of the Americas Tucson Registration Deadline Coming January 15

Pre-entry into series opener closes Friday as season begins January 29-31 at Musselman Honda Circuit in Arizona

Jan 14, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2016 Challenge of the Americas is just over two weeks away from beginning the three-weekend tour along the warmer locations of the west coast during the winter months. On January 29-31, drivers from different areas of North America and selected countries will converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona for two rounds […]

Read Full Story

EKN One-on-One: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

Ninth season of winter west coast series expanding while keeping same focus and principles

Jan 12, 2016 Seesemann
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2016 season is set to get underway and for the staff at EKN, that means heading back west to be part of the Challenge of the Americas. Started in 2008, the series has served as an international Rotax program for the winter months, giving the teams and drivers in the western half of North […]

Read Full Story
Jan 07, 2016 Motorsport-MAXSpeed-Logo
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

Furthering its position as the most-viewed motor sports digital media platform in the world, Motorsport.com today announced a strategic content partnership with MAXSpeed Entertainment, the largest karting race promotion company in the world. Under the partnership, Motorsport.com will become the “Official Digital Media Partner” for all 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment promoted events, including the 2016 Sofina […]

Read Full Story
Karting's News and Information Leader ekartingnews | an HMG publication