Feb 01, 2019
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The 2019 edition of the Florida Winter Tour began this month at a new location under the ROK Cup USA banner. Promoter Garett Potter brought karting to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, creating a replica of the South Garda Karting circuit in Italy to a parking lot for an exciting temporary track to host […]

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Florida Winter Tour Opens Registration for Round Two at Hard Rock Stadium

Popular winter program heads back to Miami temp circuit after record breaking start to 2019

Jan 25, 2019
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With a record breaking opening weekend round to the ROK Cup Promotions Florida Winter Tour, series officials are excited and anxious to return to the venue for RD2 February 14-17. With another European track layout in the works and the inclusion of the Media Dash for Cash, series officials have confirmed that event registration will […]

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Florida Winter Tour Opens 2019 at Hard Rock Stadium

Myers, Brooks and Mars among winners in Miami

Jan 22, 2019
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The Florida Winter Tour kicked off the 2019 series at a new location, the home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium. Located in the heart of Miami, the facility has become the home of the FWT for the opening two rounds of the 2019 season. The first event, held on January 17-20, was […]

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Jan 11, 2019
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The Florida Winter Tour is among the longest tenured karting series in North America dating back to the late 1990s. Now under the ROK Cup USA banner, the program is venturing into uncharted territory by hosting two of the three rounds on temporary circuits for the 2019 championship. While not the first time the ‘Serious […]

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Push Back Bumper Confirmed for 2019 Florida Winter Tour

All classes but Shifter/Briggs divisions set to utilize push back bumper

Jan 08, 2019
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Taking effect in the 2019 season, ROK Cup Promotions will utilize the push back bumper initiative in all series programs. Beginning at the 2019 Florida Winter Tour and progressing through all ROK Cup Promotions programs in the United States in 2019, the push back rule will be implemented for all classes but the Shifter/Briggs divisions […]

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$1500 Dash for Media Cash Added to Second Event of Florida Winter Tour

Top-six drivers in qualifying compete in Australian Pursuit style event

Jan 07, 2019
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As excitement continues to grow for the 2019 ROK Cup Promotions Florida Winter Tour, another new element has been added for Vortex ROK Senior drivers. Taking place at the second round of the program at the Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium, the top-six ROK Senior drivers from official qualifying will have their chance to win […]

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Making the switch effective January 1, 2019 and for the first round of the 2019 ROK Cup Promotions Florida Winter Tour and Challenge of the Americas, Sunoco Race Fuels will be the official fuel supplier of ROK Cup USA and all ROK Cup events throughout North America. Along with Sunoco branding at each event, Sunoco […]

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Briggs & Stratton 206 Classes Added to 2019 Florida Winter Tour

Popular winter karting series adds growing 206 program to first and last rounds of series

Nov 28, 2018
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As the Briggs & Stratton 206 program continues to grow across the country, ROK Cup Promotions and their popular Florida Winter Tour program have added Junior and Senior classes to their series. In a deal inked last week, Briggs & Stratton 206 teams and drivers will have an opportunity to compete at the Hard Rock […]

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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 Promotions ROK the RIO – Saturday Report

Inaugural winners crowned with $35,000 purse awarded

Nov 05, 2018
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Daily Report by ROK Cup USA The 2018 ROK Cup Promotions event calendar culminates at the RIO All-Suites Hotel and Casino with the 2018 ROK the RIO race. Taking place Wednesday, October 31st to Saturday, November 3rd with drivers from around the world in attendance, the first annual event has exceeded entry expectations with more […]

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Jan 18, 2018
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After the recent event in Italy for the ROK CUP International Final, ROK Cup Promotions received many requests to look at the possibility of mandating the pushback bumper for the 2018 program. With a lot of discussion on the topic, ROK Cup Promotions announces today that Mini, Junior and Senior Shifter ROK will be required […]

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Apr 21, 2017
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Dedicated to unifying and growing the sport of karting, ROK Cup Promotions announces today their purchase of the rights to the Florida Winter Tour (FWT) series and brand. After the closure of MAXSpeed Group and MAXSpeed Entertainment, the previous promoters of the popular FWT, ROK Cup Promotions officials made the move to acquire the name […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: March 2017 – Tyler Gonzalez

Florida driver triumphs at SKUSA WinterNationals and Florida Winter Tour

Apr 19, 2017
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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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Pro Drivers Confirmed for Rotax Weekend of the VCI Powered by AM Engines FWT 2017

Rubens Barichello, Robert Wickens, Max Papis and Lucas Auer in Homestead

Jan 20, 2017
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Coming off an impressive opening weekend of the VCI Powered by AM Engines Florida Winter Tour 2017 Presented by Fikse Wheels, MAXSpeed Entertainment will be back again in Homestead, Florida for the second event weekend as they start off the 2017 karting season. With several pro drivers and European karting standouts on hand for the […]

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Jan 12, 2017
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After partnering with MAXSpeed Entertainment in 2016 as Presenting Sponsor for promoted events, custom wheel manufacturer Fikse Wheels returns to again support the largest karting promotion company in the world. Joining recently named title sponsor VCI Powered by AM Engines, Fikse Wheels will present the upcoming Florida Winter Tour, US Open series and the United […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Announces VCI Powered by AM Engines as 2017 Title Sponsor

Premier karting operation puts their name on all 2017 MSE promoted events

Dec 20, 2016
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The largest karting race promotion company in the world, MAXSpeed Entertainment, is pleased to announce today VCI Powered by AM Engines as title sponsor for all promoted events in 2017. The premier karting operation will put their name to the prestigious Florida Winter Tour, US Open series and the United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand […]

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Bell Helmets to be Presenting Sponsor of Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award

Premier helmet company steps up to support karting on another level

Dec 13, 2016
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Communicated just last week that the Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award will continue at the 2017 Florida Winter Tour, Mike Maurini, presenter of the award, is pleased to announce that Bell Helmets USA has come to the forefront to be the official presenting sponsor. Dubbed the Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award Presented by Bell Helmets USA and […]

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Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals Tickets to Be Awarded at Florida Winter Tour 2017

MAXSpeed Group allocates five tickets for FWT class champions

Dec 12, 2016
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As preparations for the 2017 karting season ramp up, MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce today the ticket allocation for the 2017 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) for the Florida Winter Tour. Upon conclusion of the International Rotax MAX Challenge, the following champions will be awarded coveted tickets to represent their country at the […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Announces National Race and Technical Directors

Chuck Yoder and Dave Davies to head MSE’s team of officials

Dec 07, 2016
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With the 2017 karting season is fast approaching, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce today the appointment of their National Race Director and National Technical Director. Two familiar faces will rejoin the MAXSpeed Entertainment team as Chuck Yoder returns as National Race Director with Dave Davies named Technical Director for the 2017 season. Yoder and […]

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Dec 05, 2016
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A common complaint that racing series hear is that there are too many races and not enough drivers. Throughout the years, racing series have heard this complaint from individual drivers and teams, and ROK CUP USA has always attempted to address this complaint as helpfully as possible. In 2016, ROK CUP USA sent 49 drivers […]

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