eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: January 2019 – AJ Myers

2018 EKN Driver of the Year begins new season on top in SKUSA and Rok Cup USA competition

Feb 20, 2019
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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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Florida Winter Tour Completes Round Two of 2019 with Second Event at Hard Rock Stadium

Brooks, Myers, and Mars among the repeat winners in Miami

Feb 19, 2019
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The second event of the Florida Winter Tour was held outside the Hard Rock Stadium on February 14-17. The home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins was site for Round One in January and Round Two of the famed winter series, with two different temporary circuits composed within the parking lot. While the first event in […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Sunday Report

Drew and Hays grab victories in heavy rain conditions

Feb 10, 2019
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The final day of action was a wet one for Challenge of the Americas at the CalSpeed Karting circuit in Fontana, California. While rain moved away on Saturday, the clouds remained in the area throughout Round Two on Sunday, including some heavy precipitation during the main events. Series officials braved the elements as competitors fought […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Saturday Report

Becklin and Pettinicchi score debut victories opening round in CalSpeed

Feb 09, 2019
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The 2019 Challenge of the Americas kicked off at the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California. Following a full day of perfect weather on Friday, Saturday began with rain in the area, lasting until qualifying and causing a wet track until halfway through the qualifying sessions. A mostly cloudy but windy weather covered the circuit […]

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Feb 07, 2019
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The NW Gold Cup is excited to announce the introduction of one of the many sponsors we will be rolling out in the upcoming weeks. We have a total of 10 tickets for the 2019 ROK the RIO to give away! The winners will receive full entry (entry, tires, fuel, etc.) plus engine rental. The […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Preview

Season on the left coast kicks off in Fontana with rejuvenated Rok Cup USA program

Feb 07, 2019
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The first major event of the 2019 season on the west coast is set for this weekend. The 12th season for Challenge of the Americas begins on the February 8-10 weekend at the CalSpeed Karting circuit in Fontana, California. The event has surpassed the 100-driver mark for the first time since the 2016 season, celebrating […]

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Feb 05, 2019
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As a strong proponent of 100cc racing, Formula Karting Championship is pleased to offer a pair of 100cc TaG classes. Offering both the Vortex ROK VLR and IAME KA100 engine platforms in two racing divisions, TaG 100 Ironman and TaG 100 Sportsman will join other touch and go classes such as TaG100 Junior, TaG100 Senior […]

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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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One Week Away From Start of 2019 Challenge of the Americas

Prize package adding up as program prepares for opening rounds at CalSpeed Karting next weekend

Jan 31, 2019
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In a week’s time, trailers will be parked in the paddock of the CalSpeed Karting facility, karts will be receiving their final preparations, and drivers are anxiously waiting to hit the track for the opening event of the 2019 Challenge of the Americas. The first two rounds of the premier winter series on the left […]

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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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Formula Karting Championship Readies for ROK Challenge 2019

The ROK program further gains momentum in California after FKC announced its ROK Challenge 2019

Jan 23, 2019
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The ROK Cup USA program further gains momentum in the state of California after the Formula Karting Championship announced the 2019 ROK Challenge. Shortly after the much-anticipated California ROK Championship was announced last month, the FKC is set to host its very own ROK Shifter and ROK GP Championship for both Senior and Masters classes […]

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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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Days Away from 2019 Challenge of the America Opener at CalSpeed

ROK Cup International Final tickets on the line in three-event championship chase on west coast

Jan 16, 2019
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In three weeks time, the Challenge of the Americas will be welcoming competitors from around North America as the 12th season begins for the premier winter series on the left coast. The 2019 season for the Challenge starts on February 8-10 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. The nine categories competing, based on […]

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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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Dec 19, 2018
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Andy Seesemann has become the leader in the clubhouse for the Industry Insider show. The longtime industry member made his third appearance on the show, joining EKN’s Rob Howden again for another entertaining interview. Seesemann has been working hard on the 2019 season since before the summer began. Now that the calendar is about to […]

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PSL Karting and Ryan Norberg Part Ways

Dynamic duo agree to move on in opposite directions effective immediately

Dec 13, 2018
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PSL Karting confirmed today that they have parted ways with team driver Ryan Norberg. After a pair of seasons with nothing but success, the agreement was made to mutually distance themselves following the conclusion of the 2018 season. “We thank Ryan for his support in our program and his achievements over the past two seasons,” […]

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ROK the Rockies Regional Series 2019 Schedule Set

SBR Motorsports Park to host all six rounds

Dec 10, 2018
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Launching last year, ROK Cup USA’s regional series ROK the Rockies has set their 2019 schedule. With all six races to be run at Southern Colorado’s karting facility, SBR Motorsports Park, the Rockies will continue to ROK with the proven Vortex/Bridgestone platform. “In all honesty, last year was a tough start for this new Colorado […]

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