Adjustment in events provides best solution for teams and racers
The California ROK Championship is getting underway this weekend (May 7-8) with a two-day event at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, California. ‘ROKkers’ from all over the west coast are enjoying the opening round of the third championship season. The program was scheduled to be a five event, six-round season in 2021, however, series officials have made an adjustment for the end of the year.
The fourth event was scheduled in August with the ROK Sonoma program at Sonoma Raceway. That event has now moved to the September 11-12 date, with the proposed September event at Buttonwillow removed from the schedule, creating a four event, five-round championship this year. Part of the reason for the updated schedule is to support the ROK Fest West event set for September 16-19 at Sonoma Raceway.
“Schedule changes are nothing new for us,” stated FTK Promotions owner Andy Seesemann. “We are always listening to our racers and finding the best solutions for everyone involved. Moving the August date to the September ROK Sonoma date now puts it back-to-back with the ROK Fest West event. Our customer base would prefer that instead of going three weekends in a row, thus abandoning the September date at Buttonwillow. The elimination of this one race weekend helps the west coast ROK community, and should boost the numbers for the two September events.”
The championship will now be updated to a best four of five rounds to be counted toward the final point standings. Title winners in all categories will earn a ticket to the ROK Vegas event, schedule for November 3-7, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2021 California ROK Championship Schedule
May 7-8: Buttonwillow Raceway Park – Buttonwillow, California
June 12-13: Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, California
July 23-25: Pat’s Acres Racing Complex – Canby, Oregon
September 11-12: Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, California
For complete information regarding the California ROK Championship and Challenge of the Americas, visit challengekarting.com. More information, videos and photos can also be found on the Facebook and Instagram page.
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Series expands to six rounds, including double-race weekend for third season
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As the calendar is set to turn on the 2020 season, the focus moves to the upcoming new year of racing. The 2021 California ROK Championship is set to expand to six rounds of racing in five weekends between May and September. A survey sent out to the competitors from the first two years of the program provided the data to expand, along with providing a unique three-day event that will feature two full rounds of racing. The remainder of the five events will focus on the two-day format that includes practice and a full round of racing. Continue reading