Industry partners show support for international west coast winter series
The 15th season for Challenge of the Americas is just days away from kicking off at the Musselman Honda Circuit on the January 28-30 weekend. ROK Cup USA racers from all over the western portion of North America will converge at the popular Tucson, Arizona facility for three days of competition to begin the 2022 season. Coming off a record-setting year in 2021, the anticipation for another record season continues to build as the opening two rounds of the schedule inch closer.
Among the final procedures in place prior to the opening weekend for the Challenge includes locking up the class sponsors for the 2022 season. Ten different businesses from within the karting community are showing their support for Challenge of the Americas and its racers for the upcoming three events to decide the 2022 champions. Continue reading
Challenge of the Americas set to crown the 15th season champions in March 2022, beginning with the series opener this January in Tucson
Entry and hotel rooms now available for opener in Tucson to begin 15th season
As of December 8, registration and room blocks for the 2022 ROK Cup Challenge of the Americas opener are now available. The upcoming season is the 15th edition of the program, set to begin on January 28-30 at the very fast and technical Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona.
“We are less than 50 days from the start of the 2022 season here on the west coast,” stated series promoter Andy Seesemann. “Coming off the momentum from the record breaking ROK Vegas event, and the solid 2021 season we had with the Challenge and California ROK Championship, I expect to see more growth in 2022 across the board, beginning with our 15th season of the Challenge.” Continue reading
Entry and hotel rooms blocks open for what is expected to be record season
The opening rounds of 15th edition of the ROK Cup Challenge of the Americas are just over two months away, and registration for the premier west coast winter series is set to open on Wednesday, December 8. The first race weekend on January 28-30 will green light the series at the popular and intensely competitive Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to the opening of pre-entry, the host hotel room blocks will also go live on December 8.
The 2021 season of the Challenge was highlighted by a new event-high entry record and an anticipated influx of Canadian racers should continue the year-on-year growth in numbers now that the Canadian-US border has opened. The positive series atmosphere, dedicated staff, and hardcore competition continues to bring racers back season after season. Continue reading
Both international winter program and California ROK Championship program tracks announced for 2022
ORANGE, CA (September 27, 2021) – The 15th season of FTK Promotions’ Challenge of the Americas series is just around the corner as the 2022 winter season is drawing closer. When the international west coast winter series begins this coming January, it will be celebrating not only the 15th year of the program, but the fifth season under the ROK Cup USA banner as well. Dates for the 2022 season were announced in July, and now, the tracks for all three events are confirmed.
The 2022 Challenge of the Americas season begins with a return to the Musselman Honda Circuit on January 28-30. The Challenge first visited the Tucson, Arizona in 2012 and has made seven visits in total since. The program’s February round (Feb 25-27) will bring the teams back to Arizona for a stop at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association track in Glendale. This season will mark the 11th time that COTA has visited the popular and challenging PKRA track. For a 10th time in series history, Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California will host the series finale, scheduled for March 25-27, 2022. Continue reading
International winter series to reach milestone mark
ORANGE, CA (July 9, 2021) – The 2022 season marks the 15th anniversary of the inaugural year of the premier west coast winter series – the Challenge of the Americas. The international program began in 2008, then under the Rotax Max Challenge banner, which was the engine platform until 2018 when COTA transitioned to the ROK Cup format. Over the last 14 years, the series has welcomed hundreds of karters from the United States, Canada, Mexico and select countries from around the world.
The series began back in 2008 with promoter Andy Seesemann having to overcome several obstacles, including the location for the first event, having to move one month before the scheduled debut. Moran Raceway in Beaumont, California was scheduled to be the location for the inaugural event, however, the facility owners sold the property prior to the race, forcing Seesemann to re-position the race at Willow Springs Raceway. The second Challenge event in Sonoma was plagued by torrential rainstorms that caused the cancellation of Sunday’s races, which would eventually be made up on the Friday of the series finale. That event at the X-Plex in Las Vegas was the last official race at that facility. Continue reading