Tri-C will be working in partnership with the MAXSpeed Group, the national RMax support group to host the Rotax Max Challenge (RMC) races in Southern California.  As the only official Southern California RMC club, Tri-C will be the place to earn your race punches required to attend the Rotax Grand Nationals and the Pan American Championship.

Dennis Uebersetzig, President of Tri-C Karters says “Tri-C is honored to be selected as the official RMC Series.  We look forward to working with the MAXSpeed Group to expand the Rotax program, and we are committed to being proactive in promoting both the RMC program and kart racing in the region.”  In addition, Tri-C Karters has teamed up with several local shops and Rotax dealers to promote the RMC program and provide support at the track.

It has been known for some time that the Rotax engine is one of the most popular recreational karting engines.  In an effort to attract more recreational karters, rule changes have been made that will allow any Rotax owner to race what they have, no need for the latest clutch or cylinder update.

Tri-C firmly believes that kart racing is the best value for your money in the motorsports industry, and is working on some very exciting programs with the aim of keeping costs down, yet the camaraderie and fun factor up.  These programs will be attractive to current and new kart racers alike.  Specifics will be released as the details become finalized, and they will just add to Tri-C’s current strengths of a more relaxed race day, Saturday racing, a specialized and customer service orientated staff and a scheduled race day so you’ll know exactly what time to be on the grid.  Another advantage to racing with Tri-C is that it isn’t just a winner of the main takes all scenario.  Racers can also earn championship points by winning pole position, setting fast lap in the main and scoring points in both heat races. The Tri-C race format includes more track time that other clubs with practice, qualifying, 2 scored heat races and a main event.

For anyone interested in racing with Tri-C in 2012, they are extending an invitation to their Season Kick Off party on Sunday January 15th, 2012.  Visit the club website at  for more information and access to the registration form. While you’re there, to ensure you receive all the latest information as it becomes available, make sure to sign up for their email newsletter.

All Tri-C races will be at CalSpeed Karting in Fontana on the following dates:

February 18th
March 17th
April 14th
May 12th
June 16th
July 21st
August 25th (Rain Make-up)
September 22nd
October 13th
November 10th


RMC United States Technical Bulletin


Dear Rotax Customer,

Unfortunately rumors have been noticed concerning Rotax part no. 265571 “extension wire/pigtail” ignition coils having a perceived performance advantage.

To cure this situation, BRP-Rotax has decided that the ignition coils with extension wire will no longer be legal within the Rotax Max Challenge (RMC) regulations 2012 (valid as of January 1, 2012) for ALL engine classes (Micro, Mini, Junior and Senior).

To support those customers in possession of ignition coils with extension wires, BRP-rotax will offer an exchange campaign for these coils.

Within the defined timeframe of December 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012, customers can return the coils (marked with the number 265571 on the housing) to their ROTAX service cetners/dealers which will exchange theirignition coil FREE OF CHARGE  with a new ignition coil.

PLEASE NOTE: 265 578 does  NOT include a spark plug cap!


Timeframe:                               December 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012

Conditions:                               Exchange FREE of CHARGE Regards,

CKRC to offer Gatorz Karting experience at the year end banquet

Calgary Kart Racers will have an opportunity to participate at the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas, while helping raise funds to build a new facility for their local kart club. Overdrive Motorsports is teaming up with the CKRC to offer transport, track side service, coaching and mechanical assistance (5 days) at any (1) of the 3 rounds chosen by the winner of the Silent Auction on Saturday November 12, 2011.  Approximate value is $2000, all proceeds from the prize will go to the CKRC. *Prize applies to 1 driver for 1 event.

For specific details, please contact Joey Guyon of Overdrive Motorsports by email ( or by phone 403-270-0160.

Gatorz Challenge of the Americas returns for fifth season

September 6, 2011 (Orange, Calif.) – The Gatorz Challenge of the Americas, the west coast’s winter karting championship, is returning for a fifth season. With a renewed interest from teams in the western United States and throughout Canada, the Rotax Max championship will feature large fields in seven classes of racing beginning in January and ending in April.

For the first time, the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas will kick off its season at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona, on January 27-29. For its second race, the series will return on February 24-26 to the PKRA circuit in Phoenix, Arizona, which has hosted the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas in each year. For its finale, the series will return to the Calspeed Karting Center in Fontana, California on March 30-April 1.

The 2012 schedule will offer racers a better chance for dry weather as the series has suffered with a history of heavy rain in each of its seasons.

The series has also worked to avoid conflicts with the Florida Winter Tour, SKUSA, and Calstate Karting. Responding to customer requests, the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas and the FWT will have a one week buffer between the January and March dates.

“We’re excited to be back for a fifth year of Gatorz racing on the west coast,” said Andy Seesemann, owner of the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas. “Interest in our series is as high as ever and we have worked hard to avoid conflicts with the other major series. Also, we are excited to go to Musselman Honda Circuit for the first time. It is a great circuit that produces great racing, and is an ideal place to host the season opener of the 2012 Gatorz Challenge of the Americas.”

2012 Gatorz Challenge of the Americas

January 27-29                                    Musselman Honda Circuit                             Tucson, AZ
February 24-26                                  PKRA Circuit                                                       Phoenix, AZ
March 30-April 1                               Calspeed Karting Center                                 Fontana, CA

About the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas

The premier winter series on the west coast of the United States, the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas is a six race Rotax Max Challenge championship the features direct qualifying positions to the Rotax Grand Finals and Rotax Grand Nationals. For more information, visit, or call Full Throttle Karting at (714) 289-0432.