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
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 of competition toward the series championship program in five Rotax categories, and for the first time, two shifterkart divisions.
Registration for the 2016 Challenge of the Americas program is open for all three events on the schedule, with the deadline for the upcoming Tucson event set for January 15. Head over to the Registration section of the COTA website for more information. The host hotel for the opening weekend is the Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport location. The facility is directly next to the airport, and 20 minutes from the Musselman Honda Circuit. A restaurant/bar alongside the lobby allows you to catch a relaxing sit-down meal following a long day at the track. Free breakfast is included in the $92/night promotion code when you use ‘FTK Promotions’. Call 866-716-8133 to reserve your rooms today.
The new-era of the Challenge of the Americas debuts in Tucson with five of the Rotax Max Challenge categories, while adding two shifterkart divisions. Senior, Junior and Masters Max continue to compete for the prestigious tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals, set this year for Italy in October. Mini and Micro Max complete the Rotax divisions, with each champion getting free entry to the US Rotax Grand Nationals in August. The new season brings the Shifter Senior and Shifter Masters categories to complete the Challenge class roster, helping to coincide with the growing US Open format. The two class champions will earn a free entry to the US Open finale in Las Vegas.
“We are seeing a number of familiar faces registering for the 2016 opener along with some new names,” commented Challenge of the Americas promoter Andy Seesemann. “The addition of the shifterkart categories is helping to bring back some former series competitors and new drivers to experience what it is we do at the Challenge. A number of high-profile Rotax events are schedule on the western half of North America in 2016, and the Challenge is a great chance for those looking to prepare for the summer season while competing against the best drivers on the continent. We have seen the championship battles go down to the wire in nearly every category, year after year, and I don’t see any reason this year will be no different.”
Following the opening rounds in Tucson, the Challenge of the Americas series travels northwest a few hours to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona on February 26-28. The finale returns to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on April 1-3. The event is expected to see a number of competitors from all over the country as it is the site of the 2016 United States Rotax Grand Nationals, slated for the first week of August.
Event information and entry to the 2016 Challenge of the Americas program, along with all the information you need to be part of the premier winter program on the left coast is available at rotaxchallenge.com. Continue to visit the website for updates, including the release of the weekend schedule, and find more information and links on their Facebook page.
2016 Challenge of the Americas Schedule
January 29-31: Musselman Honda Circuit – Tucson, Arizona
February 26-28: Phoenix Kart Racing Association – Glendale, Arizona
April 1-3: Simraceway Performance Karting Center – Sonoma, California