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
ROK and Briggs & Stratton categories to fill out class roster for international winter series on west coast
ORANGE, CA (September 12, 2017) – The new era begins on-track for the Challenge of the Americas in four months as the international winter series in western North America opens up the 2018 championship series. Planning for the transition over to the ROK by Vortex engine platform and Bridgestone tire line is well underway. Series promoter Andy Seesemann has helped to grow the ROK presence with the three powerplants available for competition in the 2018 Challenge of the Americas.
One of the most competitive divisions in North America, and around the world are the Cadet categories. The youngest classes at the Challenge have produced some of the top talent in the sport today, with a new generation of racers primed for success. The largest category at the ROK Cup International Final for the past few years has been the Mini division, with 168 drivers competing in the 2016 edition and the same expected in 2017. The Micro ROK and Mini ROK classes fulfill that age group, utilizing the popular 60cc Mini ROK engine (exhaust restrictor and spec gear for the Micro class).
The ROK GP engine is the flagship powerplant, utilized in the Senior ROK, Masters ROK, and Junior ROK. A 125cc ‘Touch and Go’ water-cooled engine is the backbone of the ROK engine platform, allowing racer to compete in all three classes with a single engine (Junior ROK requires an exhaust restrictor). Continue reading
International winter series on west coast releases three event schedule for 11th season
ORANGE, CA (August 4, 2017) – The 2018 season for Challenge of the Americas is taking the program into a new era, with the three event schedule now confirmed. For the 11th season of the international winter series in western North America, the Challenge is switching to the Vortex ROK engine platform and Bridgestone tire line. The same family and team friendly environment is expected for the new Challenge format, featuring some of the best racing in the country for the first quarter of the season along with the one of the most organized, structured race staff on the continent or around the world.
“This off-season for the Challenge has been an interesting and exciting one,” stated Challenge of the Americas promoter Andy Seesemann. “Our move to the Vortex ROK engine package and Bridgestone tires aligns us with two of the most respected brands in our sport and motorsports in general. Racers and teams can expect the same fun, fair, safe, and exciting weekends they have experienced with COTA the past 10 years, just with a new look and a new sound.” Continue reading