Challenge of the Americas Prepares for 15th Season

International winter series to reach milestone mark

Jul 09, 2021
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The 2022 season marks the 15th anniversary of the inaugural year of the premier west coast winter series – the Challenge of the Americas. The international program began in 2008, then under the Rotax Max Challenge banner, which was the engine platform until 2018 when COTA transitioned to the ROK Cup format. Over the last […]

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Jun 11, 2021
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With Eni Oil becoming a partner in ROK Cup competition, the growing energy company will now be the official oil supplier for ROK Cup events around the world. Set to make their North American karting debut in September, the Eni line of products is in stock and available now from ROK Cup USA. “We welcome […]

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Jun 04, 2021
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eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week radio station. The summer season is upon us as we are nearing the end of […]

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May 21, 2021
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Round 2 of the California Rok Championship at Simraceway Performance Karting Center June 12-13 is a co-promoted event with ROK Sonoma – Presented by Sanzaru. Rok Sonoma is handling online registration via their new Kart Pass App. It is available at the Apple App Store and Google Pay. We encourage you to register via the Kart Pass app […]

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Schedule Change for 2021 California ROK Championship

Adjustment in events provides best solution for teams and racers

May 07, 2021
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The California ROK Championship is getting underway this weekend (May 7-8) with a two-day event at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, California. ‘ROKkers’ from all over the west coast are enjoying the opening round of the third championship season. The program was scheduled to be a five event, six-round season in 2021, however, series […]

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Apr 02, 2021
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The 14th season for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter concluded over the March 26-28 weekend at the Sonoma Raceway. Over 100 competitors traveled to the Sonoma, California for Round Five and Six of the championship chase, with 10 title winners decided following the last two days of competition for the west […]

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Mar 28, 2021
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The sixth and final round of the Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter completed on Sunday at the Sonoma Raceway. Sunday welcomed a third straight day of clear skies and warm temperatures for the final day of competition at the Sonoma, California facility, deciding the champions for the 14th season of the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma – Saturday Report

Pickett defends home turf as Letzsch wins controversial main event in Sonoma

Mar 27, 2021
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The Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter began its finale event at the Sonoma Raceway facility in Sonoma, California. Round Five took part on Saturday in the nine categories to further shape the championship chase. A perfect day of racing welcomed the over 100 competitors with sunny skies all day. Today’s results […]

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Mar 25, 2021
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The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to provide a show as part of the EKN Radio Network. The EKN OutLap is a preview podcast show, geared at providing you the top stories, breaking news, and championship battles going […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

Championships to be decided with two rounds of racing in wine country

Mar 24, 2021
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This weekend hosts the series finale for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter. ROKkers from across the western half of North America will visit the Sonoma Raceway on March 26-28 to contest Rounds Five and Six to complete the 14th season of the program. The Sonoma, California was scheduled to be the […]

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Mar 05, 2021
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The 2021 Challenge of the Americas continued with the second event of the season. The February 26-28 weekend hosted Rounds Three and Four of the championship program, held at the CalSpeed Karting facility. A record-setting 147 entries competed in the 10 categories in Fontana, California. Rob Howden and David Cole breakdown the weekend in this […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Sunday Report

Wick grabs first in Shifter ROK as Drew outlasts Senior ROK field during windy day in Fontana

Feb 28, 2021
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The final day of action was completed Sunday at the CalSpeed Karting facility for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter. The record-breaking event of 147 entries had to battle one of the toughest days of weather in the 14-year history of the event. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph in the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Saturday Report

Nash and Musgrave defend home turf in Fontana with dominating victories

Feb 27, 2021
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Saturday was the first day of competition for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter at the CalSpeed Karting facility. A record of 147 entries in the 10 categories took to the ‘Grande’ circuit outside the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, setting a new mark for a weekend total in the 14-year […]

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Feb 26, 2021
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is part of our Trackside coverage, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will feature notes from trackside at the 2021 Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter at the CalSpeed Karting facility during the February 26-28 weekend. EKN Managing Editor David Cole is trackside […]

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Feb 25, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to provide a show as part of the EKN Radio Network. The EKN OutLap is a preview podcast show, geared at providing you the top stories, breaking news, and championship battles going […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Preview

Middle event of program travels SoCal to continue 14th season

Feb 25, 2021
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The 14th season for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter continues this weekend at the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California. Rounds Three and Four are set for February 26-28 as the middle event of the winter ROK Cup USA championship program. CalSpeed was the location for the unfortunate end to the […]

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Feb 04, 2021
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eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week radio station. The 14th season for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter […]

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Feb 02, 2021
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Karting is underway for the 2021 season on the west coast, as Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter kicked off its 14th season on January 22-24. A record-breaking 130 entries for the season opener competed at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona in the 10 divisions. Colder temperatures and […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA – Sunday Report

Ruscitti, Kujala, and Letzsch score in second day of competition in Phoenix

Jan 24, 2021
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After a tremendous day of racing on Saturday, the drivers returned to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility on Sunday for round two of the Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter, and they were presented with overnight and midday rain that certainly made things interesting. Remo Ruscitti (CDD / Italkart) completed his […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA – Saturday Report

Ruscitti and Valiante delivered Italkart shifter wins, while Nash scores in Senior 100cc

Jan 23, 2021
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Eleven months after the COVID-19 forced cancellation of the final rounds of the 2020 Challenge of the Americas program, the popular West Coast winter series resurfaced at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona to kick off the 2021 schedule. Over 130 entries were logged for the first two rounds of the three-weekend, […]

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