ORANGE, CA (September 13, 2018) – The 2019 season begins for many in the western half of North America with the annual journey to compete at Challenge of the Americas. The premier winter series on the left coast is set to host the 12th year of the three-event championship program, now focused on its second season utilizing the ROK Cup USA engine platform with Bridgestone tires. The 2019 campaign will continue that momentum, along with welcoming a new shift in the dates for the three events. Continue reading
New Vortex engine line for entry-level racers
April 2, 2018 – 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 start all at a cost racers can afford. Continue reading
It has come to our attention that when servicing the Vortex ROK Shifter for regular maintenance, the piston ring clearance (Ring Gap) is not being set to factory specification. This is a very important procedure that is required by the piston manufacturer. Each piston box includes information containing minimum clearance guidelines (see picture); these guidelines must be followed to achieve the original high quality when sent from the factory.
Please make sure if you are having someone service your engines, they are fully aware of this procedure. Continue reading
ORANGE, CA (January 2, 2018) – The 2018 season is just around the corner and the new era for the Challenge of the Americas. With this comes a new prize package for its champions.
Rok Micro, Rok Mini, Rok Junior, Rok Senior, Rok Masters, Rok Shifter Senior, and Rok Shifter Masters Champions all earn a ticket to the Rok International Final in Lonato, Italy, October 10-13, 2018. As there is no Micro class at the Rok International Finals, the Rok Micro Champion will earn a ticket to participate in the Rok Mini category, (provided that the driver at least the minimum age of 9 for the class). All prize winners must be eligible to race the appropriate class at the event based on the rules of the event and the CIK.
1st place in all Rok Championships include: Usage of new chassis (OTK) and new engine, entry fee, one set of practice tires, race tires, fuel/oil and pit space at the event.
2nd place in all Rok Championships will earn a ticket to compete at the Rok the Rio event Nov. 1-4, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.
3rd place in all Rok Championships will earn an entry for the Challenge of the Americas 2019 season opener.
“We have offered trips to compete at the World Finals since the inception of the Challenge of the Americas”, stated series owner Andy Seesemann. “This change to Rok gives us this same opportunity. The chance to race at a true World Championship is a great honor and a fantastic achievement.” Continue reading
Rok engines available for single event or entire 2018 schedule for premier winter series on left coast
ORANGE, CA (December 13, 2017) – The 2018 season is just around the corner and the new era for the Challenge of the Americas will begin in six weeks. The series will make the move to the ROK by Vortex engine platform and Bridgestone tire line when the popular winter program fires up once again on the final weekend in January. Over the last nine months, Rok Cup Promotions and Challenge promoter Andy Seesemann have helped to put over 600 Rok engines into the hands of the racers throughout North America, which will provide a strong foundation for the program moving into the future. Solid local programs and support for the Rok engine in Northern California, Southern California and the Rocky Mountain region have set the groundwork for a bright future. Entries for the 2018 have been coming in steadily since registration was opened on December 4, and there is now another reason for racers to be part of the Challenge in 2018. Continue reading