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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Mar 22, 2021
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Nash Motorsports VLR Senior Final Entering Championship Sunday, Hallie Schroeder (Syntech) led Blake Nash in the point standings but would start her main event from P3. With Nash absent from the championship finale, the ball was in Schroeder’s court as the championship was hers to lose. With rain falling overnight and competitors using wet weather […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: February 2021 – Connor Zilisch

Senior rookie claims victories at SKUSA Winter Series and Florida Winter Tour

Mar 18, 2021
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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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Feb 22, 2021
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Nash Motorsports VLR Senior Blake Nash (Nash Motorsportz) took advantage of his pole position as he jumped to the lead entering the first complex of corners, but it was short lived as Cole Schroeder (Syntech) was able to go wheel-to-wheel and sneak by before the exit of the bus stop to lead lap one. Nash […]

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Feb 21, 2021
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Saturday was a day of sunshine as brisk temperatures in the morning made way to a warming trend all day as not a rain drop or wet weather tire would see the track. With one warmup scheduled for each class before heats two and three, prefinal action closed the day as grids are now set […]

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Feb 20, 2021
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After a great day of unofficial practice on Thursday with temperatures in the mid-80s, 185 ROKKERs and their teams returned to the Ocala Gran Prix on Friday and were greeted with rain. As heavy downpours fell through the early morning hours up until practice began, the weather would subside until a second cell rolled through […]

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Feb 19, 2021
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From Around the Paddock Back at Ocala Gran Prix for the second round of the popular ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour and a total of 183 ROKKERS have passed through the registration process via the KART PASS app by the conclusion of today. With a day of unofficial practice under their belts, Florida Winter […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: January 2021 – Matias Orjuela

Parolin USA driver scores three victories at SKUSA Winter Series and Florida Winter Tour events

Feb 08, 2021
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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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Feb 02, 2021
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After a successful opening round to the 2021 ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour that boasted more than two hundred entries, changes have been made to the location for round two. Set to take place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, international travel restrictions have forced series officials to move the location north to […]

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Jan 18, 2021
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After three days filled with racing from sunup to sundown, ROK Cup USA and the 203 entrants prepared for the final day and events of the weekend. Known as Finals Day, ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour winners were crowned in ten different classes. While there were many stars of the race weekend, Connor Zilisch […]

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Jan 17, 2021
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Racing Edge Motorsports VLR Junior Heat 2 – Highlights It was a tight battle to the end with Paul Bocuse taking his second win of the weekend. Helio Meza, Chase Hand and Ayden Ingratta all passed the finish line within 0.477 seconds of Bocuse. Camryn Reed (Ironrock Motorsports) made up ten positions to finish ninth. […]

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Jan 16, 2021
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After an unusual 2020 season, ROK Cup Promotions is excited to be back on track and kicking off their 2021 event calendar this weekend at Isle Casino in Pompano Beach, Florida for the first round of the prestigious Florida Winter Tour.  On the temporary circuit, located on the grounds of Isle Casino, drivers from around […]

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Jan 15, 2021
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From Around the Paddock It was day one of the 2021 ROK Cup USA season as more than 200 ROKKERs hit the temporary circuit at the Isle Casino in Pompano Beach, Florida. With the second annual trip to the venue, a few minor changes from the 2020 edition were presented to competitors including paddock and […]

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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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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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Sep 19, 2020
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Announced yesterday via social media, ROK Cup Promotions announced the dates for the 2021 ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour. Maintaining the same weekends as 2020, the Florida Winter Tour will also visit the same locations with two temporary circuits and one permanent facility making up the schedule. “We are happy to announce the start […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: March 2020 – Caleb Gafrarar

PSL Karting / Birel ART driver scored championship at Florida Winter Tour

Apr 20, 2020
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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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2020 ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour – St. Pete Sunday Report

Final winners and champions crowned outside Tropicana Field

Mar 09, 2020
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The third and final round of the ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour was completed on Sunday, March 8 outside the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The second temporary circuit of the three-event program welcomed competitors to the area just one week prior to the NTT IndyCar Series opener a few miles down the […]

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Mar 08, 2020
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A cool but bright start to the day greeted ROKKERS at Tropicana Field for Saturday’s wheel-to-wheel competition. With heat two, three and prefinals on the docket, grids are set for Sunday’s main events and the run at the series titles. With a sun-drenched facility, the day went off without a hitch as thirty races went […]

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