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

CALIFORNIA ROK CHAMPIONSHIP ESTABLISHED FOR 2019

Travel series for state of California to support growing ROK Cup USA community

ORANGE, CA (December 4, 2018) – The 2018 season was a solid year of growth for the ROK Cup USA program, reaching multiple states, debuting new series, working with established programs, and ending the year with a great inaugural ROK the RIO in Las Vegas. The year also brought on the addition of the famed Challenge of the Americas program to the ROK engine platform, helping to cement a foothold for the ROK Cup USA in the western portion of the country. The next step will be to establish more regional and club series under the ROK banner. For 2019, this growth will include the launch of the new California ROK Championship, hosted by FTK Promotions.

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CHALLENGE OF THE AMERICAS SETS 2019 SCHEDULE AND CLASSES

12th season for premier winter series on left coast to host events in Fontana, Tucson and Sonoma

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