Sonoma 2020 COVID-19 Update

Hello Everyone.

Obviously the book on COVID-19 added a few chapters over the past 24-48 hours. We are already looking at our options for the upcoming Challenge of the Americas event at Sonoma.

From the standpoint of my staff and myself, we are good to go. I am a realist when it comes to this stuff and refuse to panic, although I do respect everyone’s right to their own opinions. I know that all of our racers and teams have already made an investment and are concerned and curious to see how this plays out. Trust me, with prepaid plane tickets for staff, rental cars, hotel rooms, track rentals, insurance binders and $150,000 in tires and fuel en route to Sonoma, I know how you feel.

That being said, we are in discussions with the track. We will create a drop dead date, for lack of a better word, that the track can say “yay or nay” on the event. We will probably let things settle out over the weekend and make an additional statement on Monday with more solid information.

Obviously, we have no control what any county, state or Federal agency demands, as we are at their mercy. That is the real variable. I know that they are focusing on “events”, and ignoring every McDonalds and supermarket that sees many many more people each day than our event does.

Many of you have called or texted and I am not ignoring you. It would simply take me all day to answer each one of you individually and tell this exact same story. There are no further details available at this time, so please don’t call and ask for “anything more that I can share”.

Talk again on Monday and hopefully see you in two weeks at Sonoma!

Andy

California ROK Championship Updates 2020 Calendar

Schedule changes forces date movement for second season of ROK Cup USA regional program.

Momentum is high for ROK Cup USA racing to begin the 2020 season, including in the western half of North America with Challenge of the Americas setting new records into the new year. The second event for the program at CalSpeed Karting in February welcomed a record number of entries in the 13-year history of the program, with a similar forecast expected at the series finale at the end of the month. Series promoter Andy Seesemann is excited, as is all the ROKKERS along the west coast for what is becoming an exciting season.

To compliment the Challenge, Seesemann created the California ROK Championship in 2019. The program is gearing up for its second season this summer, providing ROKKERS an opportunity to take part in a fun, fair and professional traveling regional program. Prior to the end of the 2019 calendar, the program announced the 2020 schedule, featuring four events from May to September. Since then, circumstances have forced officials to update the schedule to avoid conflicts with surrounding karting programs. Continue reading

CalSpeed Registration Open

CalSpeed online registration is now OPEN via the MOM Registration system.
https://www.mom-system.com/race/ftk-promotions1580228581/
If you are having issues with the online service or want to pay directly by check or credit card, you may do so by printing the Entry Form PDF below and mailing/faxing it to us. The pre-entry deadline still applies, any forms received after the pre-entry deadline will be assessed the late fee. PRE ENTRY DEADLINE IS February 14th, 2020

 

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REFUND POLICY: There are no refunds for pre-entries. By entering I understand that there are no refunds once I pre-enter for an event. All items include applicable sales tax.

2020 Tucson Registration Open

Tucson online registration is now OPEN via the MOM Registration system.
https://www.mom-system.com/race/ftk-promotions1572452602/
If you are having issues with the online service or want to pay directly by check or credit card, you may do so by printing the Entry Form PDF below and mailing/faxing it to us. The pre-entry deadline still applies, any forms received after the pre-entry deadline will be assessed the late fee. PRE ENTRY DEADLINE IS JANUARY 10th, 2020

 

Entry Form PDF Download

REFUND POLICY: There are no refunds for pre-entries. By entering I understand that there are no refunds once I pre-enter for an event. All items include applicable sales tax.

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