California ROK Championship and Formula Karting Championship Combine Forces

Season finale for both programs set for Labor Day weekend ‘Summer ROK Party’ at CalSpeed Karting

Aug 16, 2019
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The summer season is coming to a close, as is a number of karting programs across North America. To celebrate the end of their 2019 seasons, the California ROK Championship and Formula Karting Championship are combining forces and working together to offer the ‘Summer ROK Party’. The August 31-September 1 event is sending out invitations […]

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2020 Challenge of the Americas Dates and Venues Released

Season 13 scheduled for premier left coast winter series

Jul 18, 2019
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As we turned the calendar on the first half of 2019, plans are underway for the 2020 karting season. Among the first programs to release a schedule for the upcoming racing calendar is Challenge of the Americas. The ROK Cup USA championship series is the premier left coast winter series, set to host the 13th […]

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Apr 19, 2019
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The Dual Weekend Double Double program concluded with the series finale for Challenge of the Americas. The Rok Cup USA program hosted Rounds Five and Six at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on April 5-7. Nine class champions were decided with six tickets to the Rok Cup Superfinal in Italy, and three […]

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2019 Challenge of the Americas Champions Crowned in Sonoma

Tickets to Rok Cup International Final and ROK the RIO handed out after series finale in Sonoma

Apr 17, 2019
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The 12th season for Challenge of the Americas was wrapped up in style during the first weekend of April in Sonoma, California, completing the six-round championship chase. In a unique end to the season, all nine champions earned their first ever Challenge of the Americas titles. The 2019 campaign marked the second season that the […]

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Apr 09, 2019
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After a couple days of on and off rain, and cool temperatures at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, the drivers and teams in the paddock for this final weekend of the 2019 Challenge of the Americas program were provided with a dry day of competition and some sunshine to decide their championships. With […]

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

Season finale weekend gets underway in unpredictable conditions

Apr 06, 2019
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As it has for the last six seasons, the Challenge of the Americas capped its championship with a doubleheader weekend at the beautiful Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, CA. Saturday’s action was the fifth race of the year, and everyone near the top of the point standings came into the day looking for quality […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

Championships to be decided at Simraceway Performance Karting Center

Apr 05, 2019
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The 2019 Challenge of the Americas will close out the season this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. After two doubleheader events in February and March, Round Five and Six will conclude the premier winter series on the left coast. This is the seventh straight year that the championships will be […]

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Morning Coffee: Dual Weekend Double Double

Schedule conflicts will send EKN staff to four races over two weekends

Mar 27, 2019
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Every year, as the new racing schedules start landing in our email inboxes at EKN, David Cole and I begin assembling both our personal travel schedules and our plans for the coming year’s EKN Trackside Live Tour. More than any other season, this year’s schedule was hit with date conflicts, which we knew would make […]

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Mar 22, 2019
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The second stop of for the Rok Cup USA Challenge of the Americas took competitors of the premier winter series on the left coast back to Tucson, Arizona. The popular Musselman Honda Circuit welcomed nearly 100 drivers on the March 8-10 weekend to play host for Round Three and Four of the program. It was […]

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

Becklin scores second victory of season as Pickett doubles up on weekend

Mar 10, 2019
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The second half of the 2019 Challenge of the Americas is underway as Round Four completed Sunday at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The warmest day of the weekend with bright sunshine over the near 8/10-mile circuit that is replicated after the Suzuka track in Japan. The track provides for great racing, and […]

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

Boswell makes bold return as Pickett scores his first at the Challenge

Mar 09, 2019
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The first half for Challenge of the Americas 2019 season is closed out, with the Round Three contested at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The first day with no rain for the premier winter series on the left coast after two days of wet weather racing at CalSpeed last month. Today was mostly […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview

Midway point for Rok Cup USA program travelling to Musselman Honda Circuit

Mar 07, 2019
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The middle event of the 2019 Challenge of the Americas is set for this weekend at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Round Three and Four of the six-race championship program will take place on Saturday and Sunday as the premier winter series on the left coast returns to the ‘Old Pueblo’ as tickets […]

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Feb 22, 2019
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The karting season on the west coast kicked off 2019 with the opening event for Challenge of the Americas. The premier winter series on the left coast opened up its 12th season at the CalSpeed Karting facility on February 8-10 weekend. Rain hit the Fontana, California area all weekend, providing for a wet start to […]

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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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