Stars Championship Series Presented by Extreme Sim Racing Primed for Third Season

Four-race series set to kick off season at GoPro Motorplex in April

Mar 31, 2021
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

The Stars Championship Series will kick off its 2021 karting season on the April 9-11 weekend at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC with a mix of categories and engine platforms, including four different gearbox engine options. The series will consist of four events in North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. With a dedication to promote […]

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Mar 28, 2021
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The sixth and final round of the Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter completed on Sunday at the Sonoma Raceway. Sunday welcomed a third straight day of clear skies and warm temperatures for the final day of competition at the Sonoma, California facility, deciding the champions for the 14th season of the […]

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

Pickett defends home turf as Letzsch wins controversial main event in Sonoma

Mar 27, 2021
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The Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter began its finale event at the Sonoma Raceway facility in Sonoma, California. Round Five took part on Saturday in the nine categories to further shape the championship chase. A perfect day of racing welcomed the over 100 competitors with sunny skies all day. Today’s results […]

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Mar 25, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 – Sonoma Preview

Championships to be decided with two rounds of racing in wine country

Mar 24, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This weekend hosts the series finale for Challenge of the Americas presented by Royce & Baxter. ROKkers from across the western half of North America will visit the Sonoma Raceway on March 26-28 to contest Rounds Five and Six to complete the 14th season of the program. The Sonoma, California was scheduled to be the […]

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Mar 22, 2021
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Nash Motorsports VLR Senior Final Entering Championship Sunday, Hallie Schroeder (Syntech) led Blake Nash in the point standings but would start her main event from P3. With Nash absent from the championship finale, the ball was in Schroeder’s court as the championship was hers to lose. With rain falling overnight and competitors using wet weather […]

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Mar 21, 2021
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With the final Saturday of the Florida Winter Tour now complete, grids for Championship Sunday have been set. As weather moved in and out of the area throughout the day, it was a long day of competition at Ocala Gran Prix. Nash Motorsports VLR Senior Heat #2 Andres Ardiles (Zanella Racing) began his Saturday from […]

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Mar 20, 2021
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With the final round of the ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour now upon us, qualifying and the first wheel-to-wheel action of the weekend took place today as drivers make their bid to close the series on a high. With ROK Cup Superfinal tickets, ROK Vegas tickets and the prestigious Florida Winter Tour championships on […]

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Mar 19, 2021
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From Around the Paddock With the first quarter of the 2021 karting season coming to a close, ROK Cup Promotions is set to conclude their annual ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour this weekend. Taking place at the always pristine Ocala Gran Prix facility in Ocala, Florida, champions will be crowned and ROK Cup Superfinal […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: February 2021 – Connor Zilisch

Senior rookie claims victories at SKUSA Winter Series and Florida Winter Tour

Mar 18, 2021
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 11, 2021
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ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru are pleased to confirm series plans for 2021. After inking another long-term agreement with Sonoma Raceway, ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru can now offer the racer both venue and class stability for the foreseeable future. With a 2021 program that kicks off next week, it is all hands-on deck. “We […]

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Mar 05, 2021
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The 2021 Challenge of the Americas continued with the second event of the season. The February 26-28 weekend hosted Rounds Three and Four of the championship program, held at the CalSpeed Karting facility. A record-setting 147 entries competed in the 10 categories in Fontana, California. Rob Howden and David Cole breakdown the weekend in this […]

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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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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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