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
Tucson, Phoenix and Sonoma confirmed as the locations for 16th season of west coast international winter series
NAMPA, ID (September 21, 2022) – The locations have been confirmed for the upcoming 16th season for Challenge of the Americas program, beginning in February 2023. The premier winter karting series on the west coast is scheduled to travel to Arizona twice before wrapping up the season in northern California. The Challenge is excited to provide the 2023 season with events at the Musselman Honda Circuit, Phoenix Kart Racing Association, and Sonoma Raceway facilities.
The announcement comes following the statement made by CalSpeed Karting on September 15 that the Fontana, California facility will be closing permanently this coming December. The Challenge of the Americas had tentatively scheduled the series opener for the 2023 season for CalSpeed on the February 3-5 weekend. With the announcement of the popular southern California facility closing its doors, Challenge officials were forced to find a replacement, adding the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona as the season opener location. Continue reading
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