2020 CHALLENGE OF THE AMERICAS DATES AND VENUES RELEASED

Season 13 scheduled for premier left coast winter series

ORANGE, CA (July 18, 2019) – As we turned the calendar on the first half of 2019, plans are underway for the 2020 karting season. Among the first programs to release a schedule for the upcoming racing calendar is Challenge of the Americas. The ROK Cup USA championship series is the premier left coast winter series, set to host the 13th season when action begins in January 2020.

“It is very exciting to be in the planning stages for the 13th season of Challenge of the Americas,” stated series promoter Andy Seesemann. “The program has evolved well with the move over to the ROK Cup USA format along with Bridgestone tires, and momentum is certainly building as we close out this season and look at 2020.” Continue reading

2019 CHALLENGE OF THE AMERICAS CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN SONOMA

2019 Challenge of the Americas champions

Tickets to Rok Cup International Final and ROK the RIO handed out after series finale in Sonoma

ORANGE, CA (April 17, 2019) – The 12th season for Challenge of the Americas was wrapped up in style during the first weekend of April in Sonoma, California, completing the six-round championship chase. In a unique end to the season, all nine champions earned their first ever Challenge of the Americas titles. The 2019 campaign marked the second season that the premier left coast winter series utilized the Rok Cup USA engine platform and, as a highlight, the program enjoyed a second straight year of growth.

“I am excited about this year’s growth over the first year of the Challenge switching to Rok,” stated Challenge of the Americas owner Andy Seesemann. “Overall, entries were up more than 20% but, in reality, our Rok entries grew by almost 50% over last year, as we had Briggs 206 as part of the program last year adding to our total.  This is a huge win, as we are watching other programs in the West shrink every year.” Continue reading

ONE WEEK AWAY FROM START OF 2019 CHALLENGE OF THE AMERICAS

Prize package adding up as program prepares for opening rounds at CalSpeed Karting next weekend

ORANGE, CA (January 31, 2019) – In a week’s time, trailers will be parked in the paddock of the CalSpeed Karting facility, karts will be receiving their final preparations, and drivers are anxiously waiting to hit the track for the opening event of the 2019 Challenge of the Americas. The first two rounds of the premier winter series on the left coast will be contested on February 8-10 in Fontana, California. Pre-registration surpassed the 110-driver mark, and likely to increase once the at-track entry opens for the ROK Cup USA program. Continue reading

DAYS AWAY FROM 2019 CHALLENGE OF THE AMERICAS OPENER AT CALSPEED

ROK Cup International Final tickets on the line in three-event championship chase on west coast

ORANGE, CA (January 16, 2019) – In three weeks time, the Challenge of the Americas will be welcoming competitors from around North America as the 12th season begins for the premier winter series on the left coast. The 2019 season for the Challenge starts on February 8-10 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. The nine categories competing, based on the ROK Cup USA platform – will be kick starting the championship chase that, for those drivers able to win or stand on the coveted COTA podium, will be on their way toward reaching the title and tickets to the ROK Cup International Final in Lonato, Italy. Continue reading