Rok Cup International Final 2014: Race Report

North American squad highlighted by strong come-from-the-back drives

Oct 27, 2014 Rok Cup International Final 2014 logo
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After two days of on-track action that featured practice, qualifying and heat races, Saturday’s schedule for this year’s Rok Cup International Final at South Garda Karting kicked off with eight Prefinals to determine which drivers would make the main events in the afternoon. MINI ROK The Mini Rok drivers from the Rok Cup USA, Superkarts! […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Hosts Finale at CalSpeed Karting

Championships for 2014 decided after final round in Fontana

Oct 24, 2014 The 2014 season came to a close for the Los Angeles Karting Championship (Photo: LAKC.org)
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship completed the 2014 racing season with the ninth and final round of the organization’s championship on October 18-19 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. Big numbers were the story all season, as many of the categories reach record highs throughout the year, with the finale reaching 200 entries. […]

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Victory for Rolison Performance Group at Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge

Leading North America karting race team adds another prestigious win to resume

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Success can be measured in many different ways. Reaching a specific lap time, lowering a fast lap by a certain amount, finishing in a certain position, and of course victory. Rolison Performance Group is always striving to help drivers reach their potential and goals, never wasting a minute in finding that extra tenth of a […]

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Podium Finish for Nick Brueckner at Rotax Pan American Challenge

Texas driver performs at his best in debut with Orsolon Racing

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The weekend at the Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014 was the best of the season for young Junior Max rookie Nick Brueckner. The driver out of Texas made his debut with Orsolon Racing at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, taking on an international field with the first Rotax Grand Finals 2015 […]

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Rok Cup International Final 2014: Qualifying Report

Serravalle qualifies fifth in Mini Rok, Myers into top-15 in Rok Shifter

Oct 24, 2014 Rok Cup International Final 2014 logo
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The North American and South American contingent participating at the annual Rok Cup International Final in Lonato, Italy was dealt some hot and cold results during Thursday afternoon’s qualifying sessions.  Warm sun and enjoyable mid-60s temperatures offered the racers ideal conditions, but the increasing grip levels were very challenging at the famed South Garda karting […]

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Austin Versteeg Wins Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge

Rolison Performance Group pilot secures first Rotax Grand Finals 2015 ticket in the world

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The work of the last seven years has come to fruition for Austin Versteeg, with the 2014 season continuing to grow into his best season in karting. The Rolison Performance Group driver garnered three major titles in Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA competition, earning a spot on the prestigious Team USA squad for the […]

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Ugo Ugochukwu Earns Team Koene USA a Rotax Pan American Championship

Five drivers run at the front of the field at the GoPro Motorplex

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In dramatic fashion, Team Koene USA added to their impressive resume of race wins and championships in 2014 by claiming the Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge Micro Max championship. While five drivers competed and ran at the front of the field with the Indianapolis-based squad, Ugo Ugochukwu stole the show in the Micro Max […]

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Oct 24, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The World Karting Association and Simpson Performance Products are proud to announce a renewed partnership that returns Simpson to the national karting scene as a major backer of WKA national series racing in the final months of 2014 and into the new 2015 season. Simpson – the leading manufacturer of safety equipment for the motorsports […]

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From the Tower: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014

Another stellar event to close out international Rotax season in North America

Oct 24, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.us)
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We spend our entire racedays 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. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, […]

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Harry Coulton Secures Podium Finish at Rotax Pan American Challenge

Mini Max rookie secures runner-up position at major international karting event

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Young rising karting star Harry Coulton finished runner-up in the Micro Max category at last year’s Rotax Pan American Challenge in New Orleans. This year, the Birel driver from Florida took on another strong international field at the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge, this time in the Mini Max division. Over the October […]

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Rok Cup USA Champion Gianluca Petecof debuts in Europe in Rok Cup International Final

11 years-old driver from São Paulo, Brazil, guaranteed a place in the World Final after winning the traditional championship in the United States and competes for the first time in Italy this weekend

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One of the main highlights of the Brazilian go-karting in recent seasons, the young Gianluca Petecof will make his debut in European competitions this weekend (October 22th to 25th), when dispute Rok Cup International Final at South Garda Karting, track located in Lonato, Italy — considered one of the meccas of karting in Europe. 11-years […]

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Always looking to support the karting industry as well as the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup program, Grand Products, importer of the Top Kart and Comer product lines, and Comer Spa will put a major effort behind a new WKA Rookie Comer class. With unprecedented weekend and championship awards, the new division will be […]

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Oct 23, 2014 Vortex Rok DVS Micro
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The Rok Cup International Final is the most prestigious event of the Vortex championship, taking place at the South Garda Karting facility in Lonato, Italy. At the end of the today’s schedule, the fastest world’s Rokkers, that is the daily pole position drivers, will be awarded; at the end the ceremony. During that time, the […]

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Oct 23, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Attention IAME Competitors, IAME USA East is pleased to announce that the World Karting Association has approved the change to move from the Tryton carburetor to the Tillotson HW-27A carburetor on the IAME X30 engine effective for Daytona this December. This will be a straight up exchange that will be completely “FREE OF CHARGE” for […]

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Oct 22, 2014 RaceCloud
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K1 RaceGear the leader in custom safety apparel has now expanded into the data acquisition market. RaceCloud and K1 RaceGear have come to an agreement that K1 RaceGear is the exclusive North American importer for Canada, Unites States, and Mexico. RaceCloud is a new high tech data acquisition system that includes live telemetry, similar to […]

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Qualified winners of the SIMA Road to the ROK series will be heading to Lonato, Italy on October 22 to participate in the Rok Cup International Final. Don Mcgregor, Remo Ruscitti, Jordan Redlin and Christian Potolicchio will be competing in the Super ROK class with Italian Motors USA. The Rok Cup International Final has proved […]

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EKN One-on-One: Robert Bujdoso – Checkered Motorsports

Young racer helping to guide growth of family-owned business

Oct 22, 2014 Checkered Motorsports' Robert Bujdoso (Photo: Iqbal Waryah)
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The PCR brand has a long history in the United States. For years, the marque was distributed and promoted by the historic Franklin Motorsports operation out of Wisconsin, with the Mayr family fully behind the program. After the company was sold in 2005, the brand slowly lost momentum before finding a new home with Checkered […]

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Rok Cup International Final – North and South Americans Head to South Garda

Over 300 racers from around the world to converge on famed Italian facility

Oct 21, 2014 Rok Cup International Final 2014 logo
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This coming weekend will see the 12th running of the annual Rok Cup International Final at the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato, Italy, which celebrates the Vortex engine program by welcoming racers from around the world to decide on the top ‘Rokkers’ drivers for 2014.  The event includes five different categories, filled with over […]

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Oct 21, 2014 The KZ2 podium (L-R) Lorenzo Camplese, Davide Forè and Daniel Bray
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Italian Superstar Davide Forè completed a perfect day at the Race of Stars, powered by the V8 Superfest on the Gold Coast on Saturday, being undefeated aboard his CRG. The five-time World Champion had fellow Italian, Lorenzo Camplese right with him for the early part of the final, Camplese firing his CRG into the lead […]

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Oct 21, 2014 Italian Motors USA logo
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Despite the latest misconception that our inventory level will quickly run out, sales will continue at both the Retail and Dealer levels. Both new and current customers will still be able to purchase in confidence with our 25 years of IAME brand expertise behind them and massive inventory.  All IAME and other parts are still […]

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