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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Jan 22, 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 – PKRA Preview

Momentum set to carry over for 14th season of program opening up year in Phoenix

Jan 21, 2021
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The 14th season for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter is set to open this weekend at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The 2021 season marks the fourth year under the ROK Cup USA banner with series record numbers coming last year at what became the series finale due […]

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Royce & Baxter Becomes Presenting Sponsor for Challenge of the Americas and California ROK Championship

Premium hand sanitizer company provides support to ROK Cup USA west coast programs for 2021

Jan 14, 2021
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The 14th season for Challenge of the Americas is set to begin in just days with the 2021 opener scheduled for January 22-24 at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association. ROKKERS from all over the western half of North America will gather at the Glendale, Arizona facility to begin the three weekend, six-round championship. The very […]

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Dec 18, 2020
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Challenge of the Americas is moving forward with the same class structure for the 2021 season as the series contested in 2020. The ROK Cup USA and the ROK Promotions announced on December 16 a move to Vortex-only engines for their events in 2021, including the upcoming Florida Winter Tour. FTK Promotions owner Andy Seesemann […]

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Challenge of the Americas Shuffles Up Track Locations for 2021

Opportunity to adjust opens to move PKRA as opener and CalSpeed to month of February

Dec 09, 2020
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Dates remain the same, however, the locations will be different from the published schedule for the 2021 Challenge of the Americas. The ROK Cup USA international winter series is adjusting the locations for the January and February events on the upcoming calendar. The opening weekend for the 2021 Challenge of the Americas scheduled on January […]

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Dates Confirmed for 2021 California ROK Championship

Series expands to six rounds, including double-race weekend for third season

Dec 02, 2020
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The second season for the California ROK Championship was one of multiple hurdles, yet set new records for the young traveling series. The ROK Cup USA regional program had to adapt to the guidelines set out by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing schedule and location changes. Teams and competitors responded in the positive, setting a new […]

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Nov 30, 2020
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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 29th episode was featured in Primetime, and had that ‘Happy Hour’ feel […]

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Nov 17, 2020
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ROK Cup USA and their North American ROK affiliates will make the switch to LeVanto Tires for the 2021 season. Utilized from Micro ROK all the way through to Shifter ROK, the LeVanto Tire will be produced by leading Italian tire manufacture LeCont and will be the tire of choice for ROK Cup USA for […]

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Nov 16, 2020
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The new LeVanto tyres will equip all Rok classes, from Mini Rok to Shifter Rok. The tyres branded LeVanto, produced by the well-known Italian tyres manufacturer LeCont, have been successfully tested in the last months and proved to be reliable and performing. They have been intensely developped focusing on the adaptability to all the different […]

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GFC Karting Strengthened Despite COVID Hurdles

Gary Carlton has grown his team and program throughout 2020

Oct 20, 2020
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In 2018, veteran American karting star Gary Carlton took all his knowledge, experience and pedigree from a decade-plus as the country’s top shifterkart driver and only European factory pilot, and bet his future on his new eponymous brand – GFC Karting. Anchored by top quality material and Gary own designs and component choices, Carlton’s company […]

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Oct 17, 2020
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The final day of competition was completed on Saturday for the 2020 edition of the Rok Cup Superfinal. Despite the move to Franciacorta Karting Track in northern Italy just one week prior to the event taking place, the event went off smoothly for the over 200 drivers in attendance, competing in the seven different Rok […]

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Oct 16, 2020
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The Rok Cup Superfinal is completed the second day of competition at the Franciacorta Karting Track in Italy on October 16. The seven Rok categories contested the second and third round of heat races to decide those that will be competing for the Rok world titles. Team USA continues to shine against competitors from around […]

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Oct 08, 2020
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The 2020 ROK Cup Superfinal was scheduled for October 14-17 at the South Garda Karting facility in Lonato, Italy. ROK racers from around the world are set to converge on the hub of international karting in northern Italy. Following the situation surrounding the FIA Karting KZ World Championships last weekend in Lonato, Vortex has announced […]

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2021 Locations Confirmed for Challenge of the Americas

Three distinct facilities to make up schedule for premier winter series on the left coast

Oct 02, 2020
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The 2021 season will be the 14th for Challenge of the Americas, one of the longest running series in North America. The international ROK Cup program welcomed record numbers in the first two events of the 2020 season before the COVID-19 pandemic put an early stop to the series. The summer series – California ROK […]

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California ROK Championship Opens 2020 in Phoenix

Record-breaking event for program under the lights at Phoenix Kart Racing Association

Jun 25, 2020
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The 2020 season for the California ROK Championship opened up in the state of Arizona. Due to the ever-changing mandates and guidelines surrounding the state of California, the second season for the ROK Cup USA regional program moved its first event of the summer season to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association for two days of […]

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