EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Sunday Report

Wick grabs first in Shifter ROK as Drew outlasts Senior ROK field during windy day in Fontana

Feb 28, 2021
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The final day of action was completed Sunday at the CalSpeed Karting facility for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter. The record-breaking event of 147 entries had to battle one of the toughest days of weather in the 14-year history of the event. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph in the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Saturday Report

Nash and Musgrave defend home turf in Fontana with dominating victories

Feb 27, 2021
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Saturday was the first day of competition for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter at the CalSpeed Karting facility. A record of 147 entries in the 10 categories took to the ‘Grande’ circuit outside the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, setting a new mark for a weekend total in the 14-year […]

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Feb 26, 2021
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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 2021 Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter at the CalSpeed Karting facility during the February 26-28 weekend. EKN Managing Editor David Cole is trackside […]

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Feb 25, 2021
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The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to provide a show as part of the EKN Radio Network. The EKN OutLap is a preview podcast show, geared at providing you the top stories, breaking news, and championship battles going […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – CalSpeed Preview

Middle event of program travels SoCal to continue 14th season

Feb 25, 2021
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The 14th season for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter continues this weekend at the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California. Rounds Three and Four are set for February 26-28 as the middle event of the winter ROK Cup USA championship program. CalSpeed was the location for the unfortunate end to the […]

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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 04, 2021
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eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week radio station. The 14th season for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter […]

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Feb 02, 2021
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Karting is underway for the 2021 season on the west coast, as Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter kicked off its 14th season on January 22-24. A record-breaking 130 entries for the season opener competed at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona in the 10 divisions. Colder temperatures and […]

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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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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA – Sunday Report

Ruscitti, Kujala, and Letzsch score in second day of competition in Phoenix

Jan 24, 2021
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After a tremendous day of racing on Saturday, the drivers returned to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility on Sunday for round two of the Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter, and they were presented with overnight and midday rain that certainly made things interesting. Remo Ruscitti (CDD / Italkart) completed his […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA – Saturday Report

Ruscitti and Valiante delivered Italkart shifter wins, while Nash scores in Senior 100cc

Jan 23, 2021
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Eleven months after the COVID-19 forced cancellation of the final rounds of the 2020 Challenge of the Americas program, the popular West Coast winter series resurfaced at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona to kick off the 2021 schedule. Over 130 entries were logged for the first two rounds of the three-weekend, […]

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Jan 22, 2021
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The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to provide a show as part of the EKN Radio Network. The EKN OutLap is a preview podcast show, geared at providing you the top stories, breaking news, and championship battles going […]

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EKN Trackside: 2021 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview

Momentum set to carry over for 14th season of program opening up year in Phoenix

Jan 21, 2021
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The 14th season for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter is set to open this weekend at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The 2021 season marks the fourth year under the ROK Cup USA banner with series record numbers coming last year at what became the series finale due […]

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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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