EKN Trackside: 2019 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Sunday Report

Drew and Hays grab victories in heavy rain conditions

Feb 10, 2019
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The final day of action was a wet one for Challenge of the Americas at the CalSpeed Karting circuit in Fontana, California. While rain moved away on Saturday, the clouds remained in the area throughout Round Two on Sunday, including some heavy precipitation during the main events. Series officials braved the elements as competitors fought […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Saturday Report

Becklin and Pettinicchi score debut victories opening round in CalSpeed

Feb 09, 2019
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The 2019 Challenge of the Americas kicked off at the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California. Following a full day of perfect weather on Friday, Saturday began with rain in the area, lasting until qualifying and causing a wet track until halfway through the qualifying sessions. A mostly cloudy but windy weather covered the circuit […]

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EKN Coast-to-Coast This Weekend

Dual-effort coverage at SKUSA Winter Series and Challenge of the Americas

Feb 08, 2019
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For the first time on the history of the EKN Trackside Live program, our staff will be split into dual bi-coastal efforts with two live audio streams and complete coverage packages. Our Editor-in-Chief Rob Howden is currently enroute to Miami and AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex Presented by MG Tires for the final rounds of the Superkarts! […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Preview

Season on the left coast kicks off in Fontana with rejuvenated Rok Cup USA program

Feb 07, 2019
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The first major event of the 2019 season on the west coast is set for this weekend. The 12th season for Challenge of the Americas begins on the February 8-10 weekend at the CalSpeed Karting circuit in Fontana, California. The event has surpassed the 100-driver mark for the first time since the 2016 season, celebrating […]

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One Week Away From Start of 2019 Challenge of the Americas

Prize package adding up as program prepares for opening rounds at CalSpeed Karting next weekend

Jan 31, 2019
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In a week’s time, trailers will be parked in the paddock of the CalSpeed Karting facility, karts will be receiving their final preparations, and drivers are anxiously waiting to hit the track for the opening event of the 2019 Challenge of the Americas. The first two rounds of the premier winter series on the left […]

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Days Away from 2019 Challenge of the America Opener at CalSpeed

ROK Cup International Final tickets on the line in three-event championship chase on west coast

Jan 16, 2019
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In three weeks time, the Challenge of the Americas will be welcoming competitors from around North America as the 12th season begins for the premier winter series on the left coast. The 2019 season for the Challenge starts on February 8-10 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. The nine categories competing, based on […]

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Dec 19, 2018
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Andy Seesemann has become the leader in the clubhouse for the Industry Insider show. The longtime industry member made his third appearance on the show, joining EKN’s Rob Howden again for another entertaining interview. Seesemann has been working hard on the 2019 season since before the summer began. Now that the calendar is about to […]

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California ROK Championship Established for 2019

Travel series for state of California to support growing ROK Cup USA community

Dec 04, 2018
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The 2018 season was a solid year of growth for the ROK Cup USA program, reaching multiple states, debuting new series, working with established programs, and ending the year with a great inaugural ROK the RIO in Las Vegas. The year also brought on the addition of the famed Challenge of the Americas program to […]

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ROK Cup Promotions Confirms 2019 Florida Winter Tour Venues

Florida Winter Tour set for two temporary circuits and the pristine OGP facility

Nov 06, 2018
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It is with great pleasure that ROK Cup Promotions confirms the venues for the most popular winter karting series, the 2019 Florida Winter Tour. Taking on the Sunshine State with the traditional three weekend program, the 2019 edition of the Tour will return to one venue that has been a staple on the calendar as […]

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2018 Rok Cup International Final – Saturday Report

Challenge of the Americas champions Ugochukwu and Jackson on podium, Jamaican Powell places runner-up while Delattre wins B-Main

Oct 15, 2018
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The 2018 edition of the Rok Cup International Final completed Saturday at the South Garda Karting facility. Over 400 drivers from 51 countries converged in Lonato, Italy to compete in the seven categories around the famous circuit. The final round of heat races were contested before the main event grids and B-Main lineups were decided. […]

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2018 Rok Cup International Final – Friday Report

More heat race wins for North America drivers in Lonato

Oct 12, 2018
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The success continues for the North America contingent at the 2018 Rok Cup International Final. The second day of official action saw solid results for Team USA and Team Canada drivers in the Junior and Mini categories around the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato, Italy. With over 400 drivers competing in the seven classes, […]

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2018 Rok Cup International Final – Thursday Report

Canadian Curran scores heat win while Powell and Morgatto earn P1 in Qualifying to give North America strong first day

Oct 11, 2018
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The 2018 Rok Cup International Final is officially underway as qualifying and heat races were completed at the South Garda Karting facility. Perfect racing weather welcomed the over 400 drivers from around the world competing in seven categories this week. Racers have been in Lonato, Italy for days, preparing for this day to come. With […]

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2018 Rok Cup International Final to Welcome Over 400 Drivers

Number of drivers from North America set to battle in Italy next week

Oct 05, 2018
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Even before starting the engines, every record has been beaten and the Rok Cup International Final confirms to be as one of the world’s greatest karting events. Registration has closed and the figures leave no doubt with 441 drivers, divided into seven categories: Mini Rok (149 drivers), Junior Rok (100 drivers), Senior Rok (72 drivers), […]

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Challenge of the Americas Sets 2019 Schedule

12th season for premier winter series on left coast to host events in Fontana, Tucson and Sonoma

Sep 13, 2018
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The 2019 season begins for many in the western half of North America with the annual journey to compete at Challenge of the Americas. The premier winter series on the left coast is set to host the 12th year of the three-event championship program, now focused on its second season utilizing the ROK Cup USA […]

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Jun 25, 2018
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The 2018 season on the west coast begins with the Challenge of the Americas. Promoter Andy Seesemann hosted the 11th season of the program this winter, beginning a new era with the series under the Rok Cup USA banner. Each event improved in terms of numbers and is a great starting point for the expansion […]

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Apr 30, 2018
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A trip to wine country sparked the end of the 2018 Challenge of the Americas. Rounds Five and Six of the premier winter series on the left coast were contested at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on April 13-15. Seven champions in the Rok Cup USA categories were crowned, with six earning […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Sunday Report

Drew wins thriller in dry to wet conditions as Keyes, Jackson and Ugochukwu stamp championships with victory

Apr 15, 2018
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The 2018 edition for Challenge of the Americas closed out with Championship Sunday at Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California area in which the famed circuit sits was forecasted to be hit with rain. The precipitation pushed later into the day then expected, coming in to effect the last two finals of the day […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Saturday Report

Garg wins in Senior debut with Pickett claiming victory in Shifter

Apr 14, 2018
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The series finale for Challenge of the Americas welcomed perfect weather conditions for the opening day of racing at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California facility welcomed over 80 drivers in the Rok Cup USA and Briggs divisions for the fifth round of the 2018 championship chase. Saturday provided those in control with […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

Rok Cup International Final tickets on the line in wine country

Apr 12, 2018
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The 11th season for Challenge of the Americas is set to close this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The famed Sonoma, California facility is welcoming ROK Cup USA drivers from across the country to settle the battles that began in Phoenix for the chance to compete on the international stage. All ROK champions […]

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Cooper Tires Teams With EKN Radio Network

Major brand to support EKN Trackside Live Tour

Apr 04, 2018
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For the last three years, Cooper Tires has served as the eKartingNews.com Presenting Sponsor for live audio coverage of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. And now, we’re thrilled to announce that the Findlay, Ohio-based tire manufacturer will increase this relationship in 2018, adding their name to the EKN Trackside Live Tour Presented by Cooper Tires. EKN’s […]

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