Three distinct facilities to make up schedule for premier winter series on the left coast
The 2021 season will be the 14th for Challenge of the Americas, one of the longest running series in North America. The international ROK Cup program welcomed record numbers in the first two events of the 2020 season before the COVID-19 pandemic put an early stop to the series. The summer series – California ROK Championship – resumed racing for the 2020 season, hosting four strong events from June to September, setting new record marks for the program to close out the year. Dates for the 2021 Challenge of the Americas schedule were released back in April, and now the series is proud to announce the three facilities that will decide next year’s champions. Continue reading
June 19-20 event to welcome 100 PLUS entries at Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility
A record breaking event is set for this weekend when the California ROK Championship program opens up its 2020 season. The second year of the series begins with a trip outside the Golden State to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association on June 19-20 in Glendale, Arizona. The ROK Cup USA regional program made the move to PKRA amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home order still in place for California just over one month ago. With a near three month break away from the kart track or any racing, the staff and supporters of the series is welcoming a record number of entries for this weekend’s event in Phoenix. Continue reading
CRC PKRA Covid 19 Guidelines
We understand that some of these items may be inconvenient, but these are the rules set forth by the County, which controls the land on which PKRA resides. We must follow their rules in order to have our event and although our rules may be a bit stricter than a PKRA club race, we cannot take any risks that will put the CRC or PKRA in a bad position going forward. We encourage everyone to look at the PKRA guidelines HERE. Obviously much of that doesn’t apply to us, but you can see the issues and success they have had implementing their return to racing.
All racers and crew are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing as best they can. Please wash your hands frequently. Drivers will be asked to spread out for any drivers meetings, distancing as best they can, and there will not be big podium ceremony, although there will be trophies and awards to be picked up at the end of the day.
These guidelines have been created to limit close interaction and encourage traffic to flow in one direction. Continue reading
Breaking Tuesday afternoon (May12th), the California ROK Championship announced it is crossing the border into Arizona to open the 2020 season. The regional program confirmed the opening round of the championship to be held on June 19-20 at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. The event is set to be one of the first major events since the COVID-19 pandemic shut the sport and the world down in early March.
EKN spoke with series promoter Andy Seesemann regarding the event, which is scheduled to be a two-day race weekend with Friday-Saturday format. This schedule will allow racers to return home to enjoy the Father’s Day holiday on Sunday. Track time will be focused on the afternoon and evening hours with the warmer temperatures already hitting the Phoenix area. Continue reading