EKN Trackside: 2020 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview

Third year under ROK Cup USA banner begins at Musselman Honda Circuit

Jan 23, 2020
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The 13th season for Challenge of the Americas is set to kick off this weekend at the Musselman Honda Circuit. ROKkers from all over North America will converge on the Tucson, Arizona facility from January 24-26 to contest the opening two rounds of the premier winter series on the left coast. Nearly 100 drivers are […]

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Jan 21, 2020
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ROK Cup Promotions is kicking off their 2020 event calendar this weekend at Isle Casino in Pompano Beach, Florida for round one of the Florida Winter Tour. Taking place on the temporary circuit on the grounds of the Isle Casino Racing Thursday, January 16 to Sunday, January 19, 231 drivers from across the globe will […]

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Jan 19, 2020
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ROK Cup Promotions is kicking off their 2020 event calendar this weekend at Isle Casino in Pompano Beach, Florida for round one of the Florida Winter Tour. Taking place on the temporary circuit on the grounds of the Isle Casino Racing Thursday, January 16th to Sunday, January 19th, 231 drivers from across the globe will be […]

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Jan 18, 2020
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ROK Cup Promotions is kicking off their 2020 event calendar this weekend at Isle Casino in Pompano Beach, Florida for round one of the Florida Winter Tour. Taking place on the temporary circuit on the grounds of the Isle Casino Racing Thursday, January 16th to Sunday, January 19th, 231 drivers from across the globe will be […]

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WKA Event in Orlando Becomes Key Event for 2020 Competitors

ROK the RIO tickets up for grabs as Florida Cup ends and Mid-Season Shootout starts

Jan 16, 2020
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As many series are just getting started with their first events of 2020, the World Karting Association continues to push towards their second event of the season. Dubbed ‘Destination: Orlando’, the next stop for the WKA program is the Orlando Kart Center over the February 21-23 weekend. Strategically placed following their partner program, the ROK […]

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Daytona: A Tale of Lore, Told Anew

Can the WKA springboard from its Daytona success?

Jan 15, 2020
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One of the oldest races in karting saw its 45th running completed between the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays, as the World Karting Association returned to the Daytona International Speedway for yet another edition of Daytona KartWeek. This year’s KartWeek kicked off the 2020 season across all karting disciplines which run in WKA competition, […]

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Jan 08, 2020
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With the start of the 2020 ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru season just under three months away, the 2019 Champions were honored at ROK Sonoma’s annual awards banquet on December 7th. Giving away more than $15,000 in cash and prizes, series champions and the top finishers in overall class point standings were honored, as well […]

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Full Throttle Karting Becomes Western Distributor for ROK Engines and Parts

Experienced California-based company helps expand customer service for left half of United States

Jan 07, 2020
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The ROK Cup platform is continuing its expansion throughout North America entering the 2020 season. One of the key pieces to growth is the establishment of a new Western United States distributor for all ROK engines and parts. California-based Full Throttle Karting is taking on the task, providing dealers and shops with excellent customer service, […]

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Race Preview: WKA Daytona KartWeek 2019

Annual event to celebrate 45th anniversary at Daytona International Speedway

Dec 27, 2019
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It was in 1974 that karts first hit the Daytona International Speedway with the World Karting Association making its inaugural trip to the Florida highbanks. 2019 marks the 45th anniversary of that event, with the WKA Daytona KartWeek taking place at the famed Daytona Beach, Florida facility on December 27-30. Hundreds of karters from all […]

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WKA Confirms ROK Cup USA Prize Package for Mid-Season Championship

A host of awards for Vortex ROK competitors at the 2020 WKA Manufacturers Cup

Dec 26, 2019
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December 26, 2019 – Continuing to roll out their 2020 prize package, the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup staff has confirmed their Mid-Season Shootout prize package for Vortex ROK competitors. With ROK Cup Superfinal invites and 2021 Florida Winter Tour entry packages on the docket, ROK Cup USA will also award complete engine packages […]

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2020 California ROK Championship Program Confirmed

Schedule and partnership with ROK Sonoma forms the four-event championship series under ROK Cup USA banner

Dec 23, 2019
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The California ROK Championship, launched in 2019, has become an outlet for ROK Cup USA drivers to enjoy a regional traveling series within the ‘Golden State’. As numbers increase across the state and throughout North America under the ROK Cup USA banner, the 2020 California ROK Championship program is expecting growth for the new season. […]

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2020 ROK Cup Promotions Florida Winter Tour Venues Confirmed

Isle Casino, Ocala Gran Prix and Tropicana Field

Dec 13, 2019
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With a tremendous 2019 season now behind them and the much anticipated 2020 program on the horizon, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to confirm dates, locations and venues for the annual Florida Winter Tour. With the popular karting series again kicking off in the month of January and running through March 2020, the Florida Winter […]

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Dec 10, 2019
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The 2020 season is just around the corner, and thus the winter programs are less than a month away from hitting the track. Challenge of the Americas is set to enter its 13th season, the third under the ROK Cup USA banner. Series promoter Andy Seesemann is always a favorite to have on the EKN […]

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Formal To Join ANSA Motorsports in 2020

SKUSA SuperNationals and ROK the RIO winner to lead karting program

Dec 06, 2019
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EKN has learned that SKUSA SuperNationals 23 and ROK the RIO winner Danny Formal will join the ANSA Motorsports squad full-time in 2020, working and racing with both their IMSA and karting operations. Formal will be the lead driver for ANSA’s newly-formed karting program, while coaching and developing other kart team drivers at major events […]

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Team GFC Primed for Nationwide Success in 2020

Winter series, NorCal regional programs and major events on the schedule

Dec 05, 2019
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Team GFC is already in full swing in its preparation for the upcoming 2020 karting season. The team’s headquarters are based in Northern California, and owner Gary Carlton’s entire staff is pushing hard to continue and build on their 2019 success. This past year saw Team GFC’s first full season of competition and featured a […]

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Dec 05, 2019
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With the opening event of the 2020 World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup only three weeks away, series officials continue to plan and prepare for the annual event. Taking place in the confines of the famed Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 45th Annual Daytona KartWeek and WKA series continues to evolve with […]

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WKA and ROK Cup Promotions Announce ROK Engine Promotion Program and Prize Packages

Engine promotions expire February 29th as 2020 season is on the horizon

Nov 18, 2019
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With the addition of the Vortex ROK engine platform and ROK Cup USA classes at the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup program in 2020, WKA and ROK Cup Promotions are excited to announce a Vortex ROK Engine Promotion Program and Prize Package. Structured to entice Vortex ROK powered competitors, promotional pricing will be offered […]

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Nov 15, 2019
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The 2019 ROK Sonoma presented by Sanzaru Karting Championships Awards Dinner will be on Saturday evening, December 7th, 2019, at The Key Room. Seating is limited; all drivers, their families, and team owners will be given priority to buy their tickets until November 19th, additional seating will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis from now […]

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Nov 08, 2019
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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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Nov 06, 2019
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With unprecedented growth in 2019 and a ROK the RIO event that is the largest ROK race ever in the United States, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to confirm dates and locations for the 2020 Florida Winter Tour. With the popular karting series kicking off in January and running through March, 2020 will see two […]

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