Nov 08, 2019
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Following the Halloween celebration on October 31, EKN Managing Editor David Cole traveled to Las Vegas to catch the final two days of the ROK Cup USA ROK the RIO event outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. A record number of Rokkers converged for the second annual event, with entry totals surpassing the 300 […]

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Mechanic Minutes: Dan Schlosser – Rok Cup Superfinal

Third event overseas takes Mars-Schlosser duo to South Garda Karting

Nov 05, 2019
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The 2019 season is coming to a close and some of the major events from around the world are taking part. One of the first to kick off the ‘majors’ of karting was the Rok Cup Superfinal at the South Garda Karting facility in Lonato, Italy. Drivers from around the world converge on the historic […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 ROK Cup USA ROK the RIO – Saturday Report

Formal outlasts and Ramos escapes for victories in the shadow of the Rio in Las Vegas

Nov 03, 2019
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2019 ROK Cup USA ROK the RIO completed the week long event outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Saturday, November 2 with a full day of main events. A total of 10 divisions began their on-track action on Wednesday, and battled through the first three days before the final hand was dealt […]

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Nov 02, 2019
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The 2019 ROK Cup Promotions event calendar culminates in Las Vegas with the much anticipated #ROKtheRIO race. Taking place on a temporary circuit on the grounds of the RIO All-Suite Hotel & Casino over the week of Wednesday, October 30 to Saturday, November 2, drivers from around the world have descended on America’s playground for […]

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Nov 01, 2019
Written by David Cole | No Comments

EKN’s Paddock Insider is part of our Trackside coverage, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will feature notes from trackside at the 2019 ROK Cup USA ROK the RIO, which is being held this week at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  This is insider […]

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Nov 01, 2019
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Daily Report by ROK Cup USA The 2019 ROK Cup Promotions event calendar culminates in Las Vegas with the much anticipated #ROKtheRIO race. Taking place on a temporary circuit on the grounds of the RIO All-Suite Hotel & Casino over the week of Wednesday, October 30 to Saturday, November 2, drivers from around the world […]

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Oct 31, 2019
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Daily Report by ROK Cup USA The 2019 ROK Cup Promotions event calendar culminates at the RIO All-Suite Hotel and Casino with the much anticipated #ROKtheRIO race. Taking place on a temporary circuit on the grounds of the RIO All-Suite Hotel & Casino over the week of Wednesday, October 30 to Saturday, November 2, drivers […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 ROK Cup USA ROK the RIO – Preview

Entry numbers surpass 300 for ROKtober Fest in Las Vegas

Oct 29, 2019
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History will be made this week in Las Vegas as the 2019 ROK Cup USA ROK the RIO takes place outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. A record 309 entries are confirmed for the four days of action in Las Vegas to compete in the second edition of the event, making it the largest […]

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OnTrack: Birel ART RY30 / Vortex ROK VLR100

Getting back in the seat to sample the sport’s hottest new category

Oct 25, 2019
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

With a regularly packed schedule of over 25+ races on my annual travel calendar, I will normally jump at any chance to strap on the helmet and compete. Sadly, I didn’t get an opportunity to drive in a single kart race in 2018, and it was the first year since I started karting in 1995 […]

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ROK Cup USA Announces Changes to ROK the RIO Schedule Based on Growing Entry Total

Entry number pushes past 300 for second annual event

Oct 22, 2019
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Due to the overwhelming amount of entries that are continuing to pour into the ROK Cup USA offices, series officials have had to go to work on the event schedule. With three classes oversold, one class set to reach the forty mark shortly, Last Chance Qualifier races have been added after qualifying sessions on Thursday […]

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2019 Rok Cup Superfinal – Saturday Report

Myers and Jader-David place runner-up as Crupi and Zilisch score top-five results to represent North America

Oct 14, 2019
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2019 Rok Cup Superfinal closed out on Saturday with the final heat races, the special trophy main events and the Finals contested at the South Garda Karting in Lonato, Italy. The over 400 drivers from 52 countries took part in the annual event to crown this year’s champions in the seven Rok Cup categories. […]

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2019 Rok Cup Superfinal – Friday Report

Myers remains at front in South Garda with North Americans surviving full day of heat races

Oct 11, 2019
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The second full day of competition concluded at the South Garda Karting facility in Lonato, Italy for the 2019 Rok Cup Superfinal event. The over 400 drivers from around the world completed Friday’s schedule on the track which included 28 heat races for the six ROK categories. Many of the ROK Cup USA / Canada […]

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Jake French Makes the Switch to Birel ART North America and PSL Karting

American shifterkart standout joins elite program as Official Driver

Oct 11, 2019
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Adding more drivers to their already star-studded lineup, Birel ART North America and PSL Karting confirms Jake French as an Official Driver. Set to take on the ROK Cup USA ROK the RIO and the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals, French will race out of the PSL Karting program as he focuses solely on the gearbox […]

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2019 Rok Cup Superfinal – Thursday Report

Sorensen bags P1 in Mini to lead Team USA on opening day of action

Oct 10, 2019
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Over 400 competitors from around the world have converged onto the hallowed grounds of the South Garda Karting facility in Lonato, Italy for the 2019 Rok Cup Superfinal. All different continents and countries are represented, with a solid lineup of North American drivers there representing ROK Cup USA. While many have been on site for […]

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World Champion Ben Cooper Joins Birel ART for ROK the RIO and SKUSA SuperNationals

Defending SKUSA SuperNationals winner set to compete with Red Army

Oct 10, 2019
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Amid rumors and speculation within the paddock during the last few weeks, Birel ART North America has confirmed the acquisition of Ben Cooper for two major upcoming events. Set to compete at the ROK Cup USA ROK the RIO and Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals, the three-time World Champion and 2019 X30 Senior SuperNationals race winner […]

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2019 Rok Cup Superfinal Set for October 9-12

Over 400 drivers, including many from North America, set to battle at famed South Garda Karting in Italy

Oct 08, 2019
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The seventeenth edition of the Rok Cup Superfinal is set to welcome ‘Rokkers’ from all over the world to the South Garda Karting facility on October 9-12. A total of 435 drivers from 52 countries and five continents will compete in seven Rok categories at the famed Lonato, Italy facility. The event is non stop […]

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Sep 30, 2019
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Changing things up from previous years, ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru has revealed their 2020 schedule. Working with both the Challenge of the Americas (COTA) and California ROK Championship (CRC), ROK Sonoma will kick off their eight-race season in late March and finish in mid-October. With two combined events where ROK Sonoma will share events […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Rolison Performance Group and Kyle Wick Reunite

Newly-crowned SKUSA Pro Tour Pro Shifter champion heads home to RPG

Sep 19, 2019
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Fresh off securing his first Superkarts! USA Pro Tour championship, Auburn, WA’s Kyle Wick is returning ‘home’. Rolison Performance Group is excited to announce that it will be organizing a homecoming party for the 2019 SKUSA Pro Shifter champion, who they will welcome back under their tent for the remainder of 2019 and beyond. Under […]

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ROK Cup USA Offers Briggs Drivers Free Use of Vortex VLR Engine at ROK the RIO

45 engines for Junior, Senior and Masters drivers

Sep 19, 2019
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ROK CUP USA is upping the ante once again, this time offering current Briggs racers free use of a prepared Vortex VLR engine at ROK the RIO 2019. With this year’s edition of the pinnacle ROK Cup event in North America quickly approaching, ROK CUP USA is urging these drivers wanting to be part of […]

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Sep 05, 2019
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As the ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru program continues to gain entries and build momentum towards their 2020 season, the series continues to reward its racers. This week, Vortex ROK Junior driver William Ferguson was awarded a test in a Radical SR1 Race Car sponsored by Northwest Radical as part of his prize package for […]

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