Same three fantastic facilities in three month span set for winter international Rotax championship
ORANGE, CA (August 8, 2014) – The Rotax Challenge of the Americas is proud to announce the schedule for the 2015 program this winter. Each year, the premier winter karting series on the left coast has grown in numbers and seen an increase in the competition level, while still providing the friendly atmosphere that makes each weekend at the Challenge feel like a true vacation. The three weekend, three month journey begins January 2015 in the outskirts of the Arizona desert, and ends in March in northern California’s wine country. Seven talented and skillful drivers will add their names to the growing champions list of the Challenge, with four earning a ticket to take part in the annual Rotax Grand Finals in 2015.
The Rotax Challenge of the Americas program will host its eighth season beginning in January with a trip to the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The 8/10-mile direct replica of the Suzuka circuit in Japan has played host to the opening rounds of the Challenge for the past three years. February will host the third and fourth rounds, returning to the 3/4-mile Formula K Raceway just outside Phoenix, Arizona. The home of the Phoenix Kart Racing Association organization has opened its doors to the Challenge for six straight years. 2015 will close out similar to that of this past winter, returning to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California to crown the seven series champions.
2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Schedule
January 9-11, 2015: Musselman Honda Circuit – Tucson, Arizona
February 13-15, 2015: Phoenix Kart Racing Association – Glendale, Arizona
March 13-15, 2015: Simraceway Performance Karting Center – Sonoma, California
“I pride myself on committing and distributing our Rotax Challenge of the Americas schedule as early as possible. The first week of August gives drivers, teams, and the industry time to prepare and develop their own plans as we look ahead to the next season,” stated Andy Seesemann – promoter of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. “We continued to see an increase of roughly 10% last season, and our goal is to continue that growth in 2015. This year’s schedule had a number of hurdles we had to work around, including a number of non-motorsports events at the different locations the series will attend this coming season. Cooperation with other Rotax programs will allow what I feel to be a comfortable and workable solution for everyone involved.”
The Rotax Challenge of the Americas will once again offer four Rotax Grand Finals tickets to the champions of the Senior Max, DD2, DD2 Masters and Junior Max categories. Each driver will be able to represent their respective country at the ‘Olympics of Karting’, courtesy of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. In 2014, Phillip Arscott (Senior Max), Gavin Reichelt (DD2), Alan Rudolph (DD2 Masters) and Austin Versteeg (Junior Max) will be part of Team USA, set to compete at the 2014 Rotax Grand Finals scheduled for November 25-29 at the amazing Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero Chiva in Valencia, Spain.
For more information on the 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas, be sure to bookmark www.rotaxchallenge.com and watch for updates as the season draws closer.