Challenge of the Americas Sets Prize Package for 2024

Challenge of the Americas Sets Prize Package for 2024 with P1 Engines and Italian Motors Providing Additional Cash

The 17th season for Challenge of the Americas is a new era for the west coast winter series. Welcoming the Vega Tire as the official brand for the Challenge, the categories have also opened up to allow both ROK and IAME engine brands, in addition to the KZ platform for shifter competition. The prize package has also been altered for the 2024 season, welcoming a cash prize of $3,000 in total for each of the six categories competing this year – 60cc Cadet, 100cc Junior, 100cc Senior, 100cc Masters, Shifter Senior, and Shifter Masters.

Dating back to the start of The Challenge, tickets to each program’s ‘big event’ were awarded to the champions. Now that the series has become independent, The Challenge has moved to a cash purse for the 2024 championship prize package.

Challenge of the Americas will award cash prizes to the top-three finishers in the championship standings for all classes. The breakdown is as follows: 1st – $1,500 / 2nd – $1,000 / 3rd – $500.

Adding to the prize package for the championship podium is longtime series supporter P1 Engines. Jesus Vasquez and P1 have pledged an additional $1,500 to the championship podium for any class that averages 30 or more entries for the six rounds of The Challenge. That equates to the following breakdown: 1st – $2,000 / 2nd – $1,500 / 3rd – $1,000.

In 2023, both Senior 100cc and Junior 100cc averaged over 30 entries for the series. As of the final ‘Happy Hour’ pre-registration period on January 23, each class has reached the 30-mark for the upcoming opening weekend with at-track entries expected in all classes.

In addition, Italian Motors has stepped up with an additional $500 to the Shifter Senior and Shifter Masters championship prize package, provided that championship was earned with a TM KZ or X125 KZ (same as the homologated Modena KK3).

Challenge of the Americas kicks off the 2024 program at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson on February 2-4. To learn more about The Challenge, head to

As Pre Entry Deadline Looms P1 Engines Adds to 2024 Prize Packages

PRE ENTRY DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT – As entries roll in for our opening event at the Musselman Honda Circuit in two weeks we are still refining the complete 2024 prize package. All awards will be announced in the coming days, but Jesus Vasquez of P1 Engines Inc. just made things more interesting for the larger classes by adding an additional $1500 to the podium haul of any class that averages 30 or more entries for the 6 race series.

There is no catch like having to run a P1 motor, P1 sticker or even saying hi, just generous support of the series. 100cc Junior and 100cc Senior both surpassed that threshold in 2023, and they are on the verge of eclipsing it with one day left to pre enter.

Get your entries in today before the midnight deadline to make sure you have a chance to earn your championship and win a piece of this great prize.

Thank you again to Jesus Vasquez and P1 Engines for his continued support and trust in the Challenge.

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Challenge of the Americas Drops OK-N Class in 2024

Challenge of the Americas has confirmed the OK-N category has been dropped from the program due to lack of ‘competitor commitment’.

The class averaged 9 entries over the three events in 2023, and as of today only had 2 pre-entries.

The Challenge kicks off on February 2-4 at the Musselman Honda Circuit, nearing the 80-entry mark for the remaining 6 classes. Three more days remaining for pre-registration.



We knew when we introduced OK-N to the US and the World (Challenge was the first organization to ever hold an OK-N race last February) that it was going to require some work to build the class. Last year we averaged 9 entries in a brand new category before there were 25 engines on the North American continent. We knew that was a great accomplishment and something to build on for 2024. That being said, we are now at an inflection point, where the lack of competitor commitment has placed the class in jeopardy. Notice that I said “commitment” and not “interest”, because there is plenty of interest. Interest is great, but it’s the commitment that tells the story. You can be interested in making a New Years resolution, but until you commit to it, it really doesn’t matter.

Our entry has been open for 42 days. At this point in time, Shea Aldrich is our only entry in the class. Thank you Shea for committing. Also at this point in time, I have had 5 or 6 other non-entered competitors contact me to ask how many entries we had. When I told them zero or one, they entered another class or still had not committed to enter the class.

We all know how this works, numbers build numbers, but conversely lack of numbers breeds a lack of numbers.

Since a half dozen competitors have contacted me about the class, I can predict that there are another half dozen that were on the fence, but had “heard” about the lack of entries. With all of those, we could have a class of 12 or more. A 33% increase over last year.

Instead, we have a class of one.

At this point, just like other organizations with other classes, we have to put OK-N on the chopping block. Our pre-entry closes in 8 days, on January 19th, but we need to have at least 6 more entries by Monday January 15th to offer the class.

REPEAT: We need to have 6 more paid entries in the registration system by Monday January 15th to offer the class. Not a call, not an email, a paid entry in the system. If we cancel the class, we will transfer your entry to another class of your choice.

Enter by the 15th or lose this fantastic class:

Be sure to follow updates at regarding the 2024 Challenge of the Americas program, in addition to following the Facebook and Instagram pages.

2024 Challenge of the Americas Schedule
February 2-4, 2024: Musselman Honda Circuit (Clockwise) – Tucson, Arizona
March 1-3, 2024: Musselman Honda Circuit (Counter Clockwise) – Tucson, Arizona
April 12-14, 2024: Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, California


Back-to-back trips to Musselman Honda Circuit to open the winter west coast series

NAMPA, ID (December 8, 2023) – The 2024 Challenge of the Americas is just two months from opening at the Musselman Honda Circuit. The schedule for the 17th season of the winter west coast series has been adjusted for the second stop on the calendar. Issues surrounding the official opening of the K1 Circuit in Winchester, California have forced series officials to move the March 1-3 event to the same Tucson, Arizona facility that will host the season opener.

“This was something we had planned for since forming the 2024 schedule,” stated Andy Seesemann from Challenge of the Americas. “We understand the situation surrounding K1 Circuit and hoped for a change in the positive direction for them to open up prior to our date in March. At this time, we cannot guarantee everything will be in place by then, and thus we have come to the decision to move the event from K1 to Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson. This is to allow our teams and competitors the allotted time to schedule and book travel plans in a timely manner, including our staff and other logistical needs for each race weekend.” Continue reading