West coast winter series evolves class line-up with exciting new offerings
NAMPA, ID (October 13, 2022) – The kick-off to the 16th season for Challenge of the Americas action is just over three months away and series promoter Andy Seesemann is excited to announce a planned evolution to the program’s class structure, highlighted by the introduction of the OK-N category, the FIA Karting’s newest formula. In addition, one of the West’s longest-running series will be offering the ROK Shifter Junior class in 2023. In the past, Junior gearbox racing has developed many professional drivers, but it is not currently offered anywhere in the United States. The Junior shifter class will utilize the ROK Shifter engine with a restricted header as more class specifics will be announced at a later time. These two categories will be part of a condensed eight-class program as a four of weakly-supported classes from 2022 will be dropped from the line-up. Continue reading
Challenge of the Americas is moving forward with the same class structure for the 2021 season as the series contested in 2020. The ROK Cup USA and the ROK Promotions announced on December 16 a move to Vortex-only engines for their events in 2021, including the upcoming Florida Winter Tour. FTK Promotions owner Andy Seesemann confirmed with eKartingNews that the engines allowed for the 2021 Challenge of the Americas will not be changed from what has been published, more specifically the 100cc divisions.
“Our class structure is moving forward unchanged,” stated Seesemann. “The 100cc categories will include both the VLR engine and KA100, with the remainder of our categories following the ROK Cup ruleset. Of course, we have adapted to the new LeVanto KRT as the spec tire for all categories in 2021 and I look forward to its debut at our opening event in roughly one month.”
Seesemann added the many teams and competitors have received their first shipment of LeVanto tires, hitting the track for initial tests. Reviews have been very positive about the new tire for all divisions. The spec fuel will be Sonoco Supreme with Motul Kart Gran Prix as the spec oil for 2021.
Registration is now open for the first two rounds of the 2021 Challenge of the Americas on January 22-24 at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. Head to challengekarting.comfor the registration link and all the information regarding the series and this summer’s California ROK Championship program.
New Vortex engine line for entry-level racers
April 2, 2018 – Building upon the successful line-up of Vortex ROK engines, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new Vortex ROK VLR. The perfect platform for the entry-level driver, the ROK VLR not only offers superior performance over its rivals with lower maintenance, but it also offers some great features like electric start all at a cost racers can afford. Continue reading
There is an updated tech bulletin for Mini and Micro. No major changes just clarifies wording. Download it from the Rules page or 2017 Challenge of the Americas Technical Regulations (Mini/Micro MAX)
Re: Cylinder, Ignition, Tester
The 2016 United States Rotax MAX Challenge has issued a bulletin that has been posted on the GoRotax.com Rules & Regulations page.
The bulletin is noted as:
IMPLEMENTATION: December 15, 2016
This bulletin has been issued to introduce new parts from Rotax, which will be allowed for the Florida Winter Tour and the Challenge of the Americas. As both series use the 2016 technical rules, this bulletin was necessary to modify the 2016 regulations.
Also updated are the 2016 USRMC technical regulations which includes the elements of the bulletin 2016-3b.
It is the team’s/competitor’s responsibility to know and understand the rules. Please take a moment to read this bulletin as well as familiarize yourself with the complete rulebook prior to your next event. If you have any questions in regards to the rules and/or this bulletin, please contact the MAXSpeed Group offices.
United States Rotax MAX Challenge Director
Download Bulletin (831KB .pdf file)