Apr 02, 2018
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ROK Sonoma presented by Sanzaru Race #2 will be a warm up for the Challenge of the Americas race. ROK Sonoma will run on the Reverse National track configuration, the same configuration that COTA will use April 13-15. Some out of the region’s top racers are expected to gain experience on the track, making this […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: February 2018 – Alex Keyes

NorCal transplant from Michigan doubles up in win column at Challenge of the Americas

Mar 12, 2018
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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Mar 12, 2018
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The Challenge of the Americas returned to the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California on February 23-25 for the second stop of the 2018 season. EKN was trackside throughout the weekend, providing LIVE coverage for the three days of competition that helped shape up the championship categories in the Rok Cup USA divisions. The EKN […]

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Feb 26, 2018
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A perfect day for racing wrapped up the second stop of the 2018 Challenge of the Americas as drivers contested the fourth round of the premier west coast winter series. Over 90 drivers took to the 0.720-mile course of the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California in the nine categories, shaping up the championship chases […]

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

Drew impresses in Senior Rok debut, while Keyes dominates Rok Shifter

Feb 24, 2018
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Clear blue skies and low-60s temperatures greeted the Challenge of the Americas drivers for Round #3 of the series at the 15-turn, 0.720-mile CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, CA.  Over 90 drivers took the track in the program’s nine categories and the day’s action featured five new winners and one driver who extended his COTA […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Preview

Premier winter series on left coast makes return to southern California

Feb 22, 2018
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Nearly two months have already gone into the books for the 2018 season, and Challenge of the Americas is primed and ready to hit the halfway point of its championship series. The premier winter series on the left coast heads to the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California this weekend for Round Three and Four […]

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Challenge of the Americas Building Momentum Following Opening Event of 2018

Larger numbers expected in CalSpeed at end of month for premier winter series on left coast

Feb 08, 2018
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The new era for Challenge of the Americas is underway, thanks to the successful opening event of the 2018 season. A solid paddock of racers, teams, and industry members converged on the Phoenix Kart Racing Association on January 26-28 to begin the 11th season of the premier winter series on the left coast and welcome […]

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Feb 08, 2018
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The 2018 karting season is now fully underway with the west coast welcoming its first major event of the year after the east coast has enjoyed all the spoils. For the 11th year, the Challenge of the Americas opened up the international karting scene along the western half of North America, holding its first event […]

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Feb 05, 2018
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One of the original audio shows that had a home on the old eKartingNews.com site was the ‘Happy Hour with Howden’. Many of the shows were recorded actually on the racetrack at day’s end, in the paddock or in the lobby of the host hotel.  We discussed the event and the sport, and enjoyed the […]

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

McKinney and Ugochukwu complete weekend sweep to open up championship chases

Jan 28, 2018
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The first event of the 2018 season for the Challenge of the Americas completed at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday. Three days of competition for the 84 entries saw competitive racing with no ambulance runs throughout the weekend. The weather was perfect, with increasing temperatures each day. The second […]

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

McKinney, Ugochukwu, Bailey and Kasik sweep opening round

Jan 27, 2018
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The new era for the Challenge of the Americas is underway now that the opening round of the 2018 season is in the books. The first of three events for the premier winter series on the west coast welcomed over 80 entries to Phoenix, as the Rok Cup USA and Briggs & Stratton divisions competed […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview Part 2

Chase for Rok Cup International Final tickets begins in Phoenix

Jan 25, 2018
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The 2018 season is well underway with the first month nearly behind us. The second EKN Trackside Live event takes the crew west for the opening weekend of the Challenge of the Americas. The premier west coast winter series kicks off a new era of the program at its Arizona home, the Phoenix Kart Racing […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview Part 1

New era for premier west coast winter series begins in Phoenix

Jan 24, 2018
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The 2018 season is well underway with the first month nearly behind us. The second EKN Trackside Live event takes the crew west for the opening weekend of the Challenge of the Americas. The premier west coast winter series kicks off a new era of the program at its Arizona home, the Phoenix Kart Racing […]

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Jan 02, 2018
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The 2018 season is just around the corner and the new era for the Challenge of the Americas. With this comes a new prize package for its champions. Rok Micro, Rok Mini, Rok Junior, Rok Senior, Rok Masters, Rok Shifter Senior, and Rok Shifter Masters Champions all earn a ticket to the Rok International Final […]

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Challenge of the Americas to Offer Vortex Engine Rental Program

Rok engines available for single event or entire 2018 schedule for premier winter series on left coast

Dec 13, 2017
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The 2018 season is just around the corner and the new era for the Challenge of the Americas will begin in six weeks. The series will make the move to the ROK by Vortex engine platform and Bridgestone tire line when the popular winter program fires up once again on the final weekend in January. […]

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Fast Five: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

New era set to begin in 2018 for premier west coast winter series

Dec 01, 2017
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The 2018 season is already on the horizon, and we’re just eight weeks from the beginning of a new era for the Challenge of the Americas series. The long-time Rotax Max Challenge international program will evolve this year to base off the Rok Cup engine platform when the series opens on January 26-28 at the […]

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Class Structure Confirmed for 2018 Challenge of the Americas

ROK with Briggs & Stratton categories to fill out class roster for international winter series on west coast

Sep 12, 2017
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The new era begins on-track for the Challenge of the Americas in four months as the international winter series in western North America opens up the 2018 championship series. Planning for the transition over to the ROK by Vortex engine platform and Bridgestone tire line is well underway. Series promoter Andy Seesemann has helped to […]

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Challenge of the Americas Releases 2018 Schedule

International winter series on west coast releases three event schedule for 11th season

Aug 04, 2017
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The 2018 season for Challenge of the Americas is taking the program into a new era, with the three event schedule now confirmed. For the 11th season of the international winter series in western North America, the Challenge is switching to the Vortex ROK engine platform and Bridgestone tire line. The same family and team […]

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Full Throttle Karting Opening Summer ROK Trade In Program

West coast racers have until July 31 to take advantage and jump on board with ROK Cup USA platform

Jun 13, 2017
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Full Throttle Karting (FTK), working with ROK Cup USA and Vortex Engines, is announcing its 2017 summer season trade in program. Following the same structure as the ROK Cup USA trade in structure, FTK is providing the same opportunity for west coast racers to take advantage and ‘ROK’ into the future. Owned by Andy Seesemann, […]

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EKN EXCLUSIVE: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

The first words from series promoter after announcing the move to the Rok Cup USA format

Apr 28, 2017
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The 2017 Challenge of the Americas program came to an end over the April 7-9 weekend in Sonoma, Califorina. The event marked the end of the 10th season, along with the promotion of Rotax Max Challenge categories in the series. Prior to the event, the MAXSpeed-BRP announcement of their relationship termination sent the discussion in […]

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