CHALLENGE OF THE AMERICAS RELEASES 2018 SCHEDULE

International winter series on west coast releases three event schedule for 11th season

ORANGE, CA (August 4, 2017) – The 2018 season for Challenge of the Americas is taking the program into a new era, with the three event schedule now confirmed. For the 11th season of the international winter series in western North America, the Challenge is switching to the Vortex ROK engine platform and Bridgestone tire line. The same family and team friendly environment is expected for the new Challenge format, featuring some of the best racing in the country for the first quarter of the season along with the one of the most organized, structured race staff on the continent or around the world.

“This off-season for the Challenge has been an interesting and exciting one,” stated Challenge of the Americas promoter Andy Seesemann. “Our move to the Vortex ROK engine package and Bridgestone tires aligns us with two of the most respected brands in our sport and motorsports in general. Racers and teams can expect the same fun, fair, safe, and exciting weekends they have experienced with COTA the past 10 years, just with a new look and a new sound.” Continue reading

ROK trade in program ends July 31st

Get in on the savings for 2018 COTA season.
 
The Full Throttle Karting trade in program ends July 31. All engines that are eligible for trade in must be operational, including any Rotax engine regardless of year, cylinder, or age level toward the ROK Micro, Mini and GP motors. There is also the option to trade in a Rotax DD2, TM 125, Maxter 125 or Honda CR125 for those looking to compete with the incredible Rok Shifter powerplant. All engine packages eligible for the trade in program need to be complete and include the engine itself, wire harness, all electronics, exhaust system and/or silencer, and radiators if they are supplied from the manufacturer when new. Engine components must not have any visible major damage.
 
Prices after the trade in are listed below and must be used towards the purchase of a brand new Vortex ROK engine package.
 
ROK Micro/Mini: $800.00+Tax/Shipping
ROK GP: $1200.00+Tax/Shipping
ROK Shifter: $2200.00+Tax/Shipping

FULL THROTTLE KARTING OPENING SUMMER ROK TRADE IN PROGRAM

West coast racers have until July 31 to take advantage and jump on board with ROK Cup USA platform

Owned by Andy Seesemann, Full Throttle Karting is the west coast dealer for Vortex Engine and fulfillment center on the west coast for Bridgestone tires. Seesemann is also the promoter of the international race series Challenge of the Americas. The premier winter series on the left coast is making the transition to the Vortex ROK powerplants, continuing to focus on great customer service and highly competitive championship series.

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Challenge of the Americas Takes on Role of First West Coast ROKKER Program

As the landscape for the North American karting community continues to change, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce that the very popular Challenge of the Americas (COTA) series will make the switch to the Vortex ROK engine platform, Bridgestone tire line and take on the role of the first ROKKER program on the West Coast. Known for great racing in a family and team friendly environment, the Challenge of the Americas will continue to offer some of the best racing in the country in the first quarter of the year and beyond as they work to expand their program even further. Some of the prize packages planned include tickets to the ROK International Finals in South Garda, Italy, as well as the ROK Cup USA Finals.

Making the move from ten years as a predominantly Rotax platform, the Challenge of the Americas will now transition to Vortex powerplants. The very competitive COTA program will continue to focus on its great customers and building a bright future, as 2018 will be their 11th consecutive season. Continue reading

Business as usual for Challenge of the Americas in Sonoma.

For Immediate Release, March 31st, 2017

As you might have seen news has been released this morning regarding the dissolution of the relationship between MaxSpeed Group and BRP/Rotax. While this news is big and will impact the Challenge of the Americas in the future, it will not impact the upcoming race at Simraceway next weekend.

Many have already called, texted and emailed regarding this announcement, and my comments regarding the event itself are simple. I have no comment until further details are released to me and those involved in the business of Rotax karting in the US.

I do have comments regarding this news and how it relates to our upcoming race.

THIS NEWS HAS ZERO IMPACT ON OUR EVENT NEXT WEEKEND. Continue reading