EKN One-on-One: Justin Stefani – J3 Competition

Innovative company adds Rotax program to distribution list

Aug 07, 2018
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The Rotax engine, produced by global company BRP out of their Austrian factory, has a long history within the sport of karting dating back a few decades. It was in 1997 when the Rotax 125 MAX engine arrived on the scene, laying the groundwork for the formation of the Rotax MAX Challenge program in 1999. […]

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Jul 20, 2018
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The much-anticipated staging of the Rotax US Grand Nationals / US Open 2018 brought together a strong depth of competitors to contest each of the Rotax categories, where 120 drivers lined-up on the grid in the battle for the USA and Open titles, plus the chance to qualify to represent their country at the Rotax […]

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Rotax Announces New Partnerships For USA Karting Distribution

J3 Competition and RTX USA Group to manage north and south regions

Jun 18, 2018
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BRP-Rotax takes pleasure today in introducing two new partners as the official Rotax distributors for the kart sector of their U.S.A. business, bringing together their extensive experience in the sport to meet the current demands of this highly competitive market. Effective immediately, J3 Competition and RTX USA Group will take over managing the north and […]

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Rotax Teams Up with EDKRA

Joint initiative for karting introduces the first Rotax branded kart racing circuit

Jun 13, 2018
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This exciting new partnership between engine manufacturer BRP-Rotax and the Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association in Warburg Alberta sparks a new cooperation that is fully focused on assisting the sport of karting to grow while sustaining a positive future for the club members. The rebranding of the club’s circuit in Western Canada as the […]

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May 21, 2018
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– Engine raffle for all classes – Qualify to race at the Rotax Grand Finals in Brazil 1.WHERE & WHEN The official events take place from July 6-8 at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ. Registration and engine raffle will take place on Wednesday July 4th, with optional pre-event practice on Thursday July […]

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Jan 22, 2018
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The 19th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) will be supported by BRP-Rotax’s long-term chassis partners at the kart track Circuito Internacional Paladino in Conde, Paraìba, in Brazil from November 24 to December 1nd, 2018. The chassis partners will support in the same classes like last year. BirelART will officially support the […]

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Dec 26, 2017
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The US Open / Grand Nationals will be back in 2018 on the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Miville, New Jersey. The 2017 edition was a good success and the facility is perfect for this type of National Event. For 2018, the event will take place on July 5-8th, the weekend before the WKA Manufacturers’ […]

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Dec 21, 2017
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BRP’s Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF), which draws the best drivers from countries all over the world, will be held at the International Karting Circuit Paladino of Conde in Paraíba, Brazil from November 26 to December 01, 2018. “We are very pleased to announce this year’s venue of Brazil, as it is the first […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 8 Report

Top-10 for Crews, Crawford and Wang to lead Team USA

Nov 13, 2017
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Welcome to the final race day. Today we will see drivers participate in one warm-up unofficial practice session. After the unofficial practice, all pilots, including those that did not make it into the final round (only the top 36 drivers in terms of point standings moved on to the final race) were invited to participate […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 7 Report

Team USA remains in the hunt in all but DD2

Nov 11, 2017
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Hello and welcome to another wonderful day at the track. Today drivers would experience an unofficial morning warm-up practice session and then one race in either Pre-Final Group A or Pre-Final Group B. The determination of whether drivers would be categorized in Group A or B depended on their total number of accrued points based […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 6 Report

Trouble for Wang in final heat, Americans still in the hunt heading into Prefinals

Nov 10, 2017
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Thursday proved to be a little colder than the previous days, averaging around 14ºC. The sun was still shining, however the wind started picking up. Drivers would compete in the final two heat races Thursday. Stay updated with live timing by downloading the New App: Rotax Grand Finals for either IOS or Android phones. You can access live timing through […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 5 Report

Wang qualifies P1 as Team USA Cadets continue challenging at front

Nov 09, 2017
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Welcome back to the first day of qualifying and heat racing. Wednesday’s temperatures averaged around 20°C, sunny and a little breezy. In other words, another perfect day for racing. Wednesday gave the drivers one last chance to test out their strategies in their fifth and final unofficial practice session before heading directly into qualifying. Competitors […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 4 Report

Team USA drivers continue to adjust to karts and track in final full day of practice

Nov 08, 2017
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Welcome to the second and last full day of unofficial non-qualifying practice. The weather was mild, sunny and 22°C average temperature – in other words, perfect for driving conditions. The drivers were given two 15-minute practice sessions. Similar to Monday’s set-up, Tuesday proved to be another opportunity for teams to test their equipment and familiarize […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 3 Report

Selliken, Crawford, Pierson and Crews lead Team USA for first sessions in Portugal

Nov 07, 2017
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Welcome back to the first day of non-qualifying practice! Each class participated in two, 15-minute non-qualifying practice sessions. One could sense the underlying thrill of drivers and team members, since Monday marked the commencement of the on-track action. Today, competitors mainly focused on breaking-in engines, adjusting and testing their new chassis and engine packages, and […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2017 to Welcome Best Racers from Around the World

Team USA set to battle for Rotax world titles in Portugal on November 4-11

Nov 02, 2017
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For the fourth time in the 18-year history, the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals returns to Portugal, set for the Kartodromo Internacional do Algarve on November 4-11. The Portimao, Portugal facility has hosted the world Rotax championships in 2012 and 2015, returning for 2017 as the host of the ‘Olympics of Karting’. Six categories utilizing […]

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Sep 29, 2017
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BRP-Rotax’s first electric powerpack for racing karts – the Rotax THUNDeR – was presented during a press conference at the Red Bull race track in Spielberg, Austria, where media representatives watched Ferdinand Habsburg, Formula 3 pilot, testing the powerpack in a Sodi chassis. “We are proud to bring our first electric-powered product to the market. […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Pat’s Acres – Sunday Report

Ritter, Greenemeier, Mann and Wick score championships at series finale

Sep 18, 2017
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Championship Sunday dawned with sun and cloudy skies at the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR, but the forecast was ominous, calling for 90% chance of showers in the early afternoon. The finale of the Can-Am Karting Challenge was destined for a significant plot twist as the weather did eventually arrive on the scene.  […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Pat’s Acres – Saturday Report

Heats races set grid for Sunday Prefinal at Championship Finale

Sep 16, 2017
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The final weekend of the 2017 Can-Am Karting Challenge got underway on Saturday at the legendary Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR, with qualifying and three heat races setting the grids for Sunday morning’s Prefinals. The series ran doubleheader formats at the first two events at Horn Rapids and Chilliwack, leading to this unique […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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SRA Karting International, Canadian distributor of the BRP-Rotax kart engines, is proud to announce the set-up of a 4 round Championship with two events in Ontario and two in Québec. Invitations for the 2018 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will be awarded. For Michel Boisclair, president of SRA, “the Rotax MAX Challenge is the strongest […]

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Race Report: Sanzaru Games Karting Championship – Round Five

Jimmy Casey Outduels Enzo Prevost To Take Feature EVO Electrics Win

Jul 26, 2017
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A hot weekend greeted the large field of drivers who showed up for Race #5 of the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships at the Simraceway International Karting Center. The drivers were probably thankful on Sunday when a couple of delays in the program forced the Mains to be cut down to 10 laps from the normal […]

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