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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Sunday Report

Drew wins thriller in dry to wet conditions as Keyes, Jackson and Ugochukwu stamp championships with victory

Apr 15, 2018
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The 2018 edition for Challenge of the Americas closed out with Championship Sunday at Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California area in which the famed circuit sits was forecasted to be hit with rain. The precipitation pushed later into the day then expected, coming in to effect the last two finals of the day […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Saturday Report

Garg wins in Senior debut with Pickett claiming victory in Shifter

Apr 14, 2018
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The series finale for Challenge of the Americas welcomed perfect weather conditions for the opening day of racing at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California facility welcomed over 80 drivers in the Rok Cup USA and Briggs divisions for the fifth round of the 2018 championship chase. Saturday provided those in control with […]

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Apr 13, 2018
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The weekend started out with a rather damp track for Saturday’s practice due to the heavy rains on Friday. However, between the California sunshine and the large participation during Saturday’s practice, the track was in perfect condition for Sunday’s race. Many drivers came out to Sonoma Valley for the first time to prepare for the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

Rok Cup International Final tickets on the line in wine country

Apr 12, 2018
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The 11th season for Challenge of the Americas is set to close this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The famed Sonoma, California facility is welcoming ROK Cup USA drivers from across the country to settle the battles that began in Phoenix for the chance to compete on the international stage. All ROK champions […]

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Cooper Tires Teams With EKN Radio Network

Major brand to support EKN Trackside Live Tour

Apr 04, 2018
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For the last three years, Cooper Tires has served as the eKartingNews.com Presenting Sponsor for live audio coverage of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. And now, we’re thrilled to announce that the Findlay, Ohio-based tire manufacturer will increase this relationship in 2018, adding their name to the EKN Trackside Live Tour Presented by Cooper Tires. EKN’s […]

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Rok Cup Promotions Announces Launch of ROK VLR Engine

New Vortex engine line for entry-level racers

Apr 02, 2018
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Building upon the successful line-up of Vortex ROK engines, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new Vortex ROK VLR. The perfect platform for the entry-level driver, the ROK VLR not only offers superior performance over its rivals with lower maintenance, but it also offers some great features like electric […]

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Apr 02, 2018
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ROK Sonoma presented by Sanzaru Race #2 will be a warm up for the Challenge of the Americas race. ROK Sonoma will run on the Reverse National track configuration, the same configuration that COTA will use April 13-15. Some out of the region’s top racers are expected to gain experience on the track, making this […]

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ROK Sonoma Series Hits the Track at Simraceway’s Performance Karting Center For Inaugural Race

Woods Kicks Off The Season With His First Win In The Master ROK Shifter Class

Mar 27, 2018
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The weather made for a remarkable day to start off the beginning of the new ROK Sonoma presented by Sanzaru race of the season. Even with the threat of rain a large entry showed up to experience the hottest new series on the West Coast. The day started off so foggy that there was very […]

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Mar 19, 2018
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Announced in the last quarter of 2017, the new ROK the Rockies series is pleased to announce today track locations for their six-race 2018 program. Beginning in May at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway, the series will also travel to Pikes Peak International Raceway and SBR Motorsports Park in their inaugural campaign. “We are looking […]

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Mar 16, 2018
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The Rok Cup International Final, the top event of the Rok arena and the most awaited by Rokkers all over the World, will be disputed from the 10th to the 13th of October 2018 at South Garda Karting in Lonato (Italy). The Rok Cup International Final is reserved with limited and selected enrolments. At the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: February 2018 – Alex Keyes

NorCal transplant from Michigan doubles up in win column at Challenge of the Americas

Mar 12, 2018
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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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Mar 12, 2018
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The Challenge of the Americas returned to the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California on February 23-25 for the second stop of the 2018 season. EKN was trackside throughout the weekend, providing LIVE coverage for the three days of competition that helped shape up the championship categories in the Rok Cup USA divisions. The EKN […]

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Mar 07, 2018
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After a strong year of racing in 2017 where the participation was the high and there was competitive racing in every class right up to the last race. The 2018 season of the ROK Sonoma (Presented by Sanzaru) looks to be an even stronger year. The major reason for a bigger 2018 season will be […]

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Feb 26, 2018
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A perfect day for racing wrapped up the second stop of the 2018 Challenge of the Americas as drivers contested the fourth round of the premier west coast winter series. Over 90 drivers took to the 0.720-mile course of the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California in the nine categories, shaping up the championship chases […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Saturday Report

Drew impresses in Senior Rok debut, while Keyes dominates Rok Shifter

Feb 24, 2018
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Clear blue skies and low-60s temperatures greeted the Challenge of the Americas drivers for Round #3 of the series at the 15-turn, 0.720-mile CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, CA.  Over 90 drivers took the track in the program’s nine categories and the day’s action featured five new winners and one driver who extended his COTA […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Preview

Premier winter series on left coast makes return to southern California

Feb 22, 2018
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Nearly two months have already gone into the books for the 2018 season, and Challenge of the Americas is primed and ready to hit the halfway point of its championship series. The premier winter series on the left coast heads to the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California this weekend for Round Three and Four […]

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Rok Cup USA and Sim Performance Driving Center Lock Down Multi-Year Agreement

Partnership now in place that will see ROK engines on track at the famed facility

Feb 16, 2018
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After months of negotiations, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce a long-term agreement with the Sim Performance Driving Center located at Sonoma Raceway. The agreement will see the Vortex Engine platform and Bridgestone Tire combination run at the famed facility and the local program take on the name of ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru […]

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Feb 14, 2018
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The Open 2-stroke Championship (O2S) presented by WORD Racing is excited to announce a partnership with the ROK Cup USA Series and the series becoming a qualifier for the 2018 ROK the RIO! The 2018 championship winner in each O2S class will earn a ticket for the final event on the 2018 ROK Cup USA […]

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Challenge of the Americas Building Momentum Following Opening Event of 2018

Larger numbers expected in CalSpeed at end of month for premier winter series on left coast

Feb 08, 2018
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The new era for Challenge of the Americas is underway, thanks to the successful opening event of the 2018 season. A solid paddock of racers, teams, and industry members converged on the Phoenix Kart Racing Association on January 26-28 to begin the 11th season of the premier winter series on the left coast and welcome […]

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Feb 08, 2018
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The 2018 karting season is now fully underway with the west coast welcoming its first major event of the year after the east coast has enjoyed all the spoils. For the 11th year, the Challenge of the Americas opened up the international karting scene along the western half of North America, holding its first event […]

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