Tracks Confirmed for 2024 Challenge of the Americas

Winter west coast series to visit Arizona with two events scheduled for California

The 2024 season is just around the corner and Challenge of the Americas is continuing the planning stages for the upcoming championship. The 17th edition of the winter west coast series is set for another three weekend events, featuring six rounds of racing between the months of February and April. The locations for the three race weekends have been confirmed for the 2024 Challenge of the Americas.

The opening weekend of the Challenge is set for February 2-4, beginning at the Musselman Honda Circuit. The Tucson, Arizona facility has been the opening location for the Challenge in now four of the last five seasons. What has changed for the first two rounds of the 2024 championship will be contesting the 3/4-mile circuit in the clockwise direction for the first time in series history. This will be a great new challenge for those opening up the 2024 championship.

“We will mix it up in Tucson by going the opposite direction to open up the season,” stated Andy Seesemann from Challenge of the Americas. “Many of our racers enjoy traveling to Tucson, and we’re able to fit everyone in the paddock as we continue to grow as we have in the last few seasons. It’s a perfect fit for who we are at the Challenge.”

The second location will be a new facility to the Challenge program, as the new K1 Circuit is scheduled to host the March 1-3 weekend. The Winchester, California facility is among the newest facilities for karting in North America, and one of the most anticipated tracks in many years. While K1 Circuit remains under construction, track officials recently announced a possible November 2023 opening period. The timetable allows for Challenge of the Americas to be the first major karting event at K1 Circuit.

“K1 Circuit has been on the radar since it began construction,” added Seesemann. “This facility is going to be state-of-the-art with an amazing track layout. Southern California needs a pinnacle location for karting and K1 Circuit will be providing that. We understand the delay in opening and are working with General Manager Mike Smith. We will re-evaluate their progress in early November to make the final call on taking the Challenge to K1 Circuit. There is a backup plan in place and if necessary, we will announce it at that time.”

Closing out the 2024 Challenge of the Americas schedule is the Sonoma Raceway on April 12-14. The Sonoma, California facility updated their paddock area during the spring and summer months, paving the surface and will be welcoming the Challenge for a 10th time in the last 11 years for the final two rounds of the championship.

“This is a great grouping of racetracks that provide their own uniqueness,” Seesemann continued. “Sonoma hosted our second ever event in 2008, and we are happy to have our series finale once again at this great facility. They have put in a lot of time and money into improving the facility, and will be a great place to once again crown our Challenge of the Americas champions.”

Challenge of the Americas continues its partnership with to provide Trackside Live coverage. Since 2012, EKN has covered each weekend of the Challenge, including daily reports, and streaming live play-by-play audio. EKN Publisher Rob Howden remains the voice of the Challenge, set to call the action from all three weekends in 2024.

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 – Tucson, Arizona
March 1-3, 2024: K1 Circuit – Winchester, California
April 12-14, 2024: Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, California


Zero late fees to register at the track for OK-N

OK-N Class Debuts in Tucson for COTA 2023

Our 2023 Challenge of the Americas Tucson event will be the very first OK-N race in history, and we realize we will have to adapt and make a few concessions. We understand that some potential racers are still procuring engines to be able to race. Therefore, we are suspending the late fee for OK-N entries. If you are waiting for an engine and will be a last-minute entry, it is OK. We recognize that supply is growing and sometimes lagging. So, you may enter at the event with no penalty. Yes, zero $250 late fee for all OK-N entries who register at the event in Tucson.

In addition, we understand that the OK-N class will grow exponentially over the course of the Challenge of the Americas, with more drivers entering as the series progresses. Therefore, this first weekend will be treated as a stand-alone event, outside of any championship per se. Should the engine situation become more stable, we will start a “championship” in Phoenix. Continue reading


Industry members shows support for 16th season of international west coast winter series

NAMPA, ID (December 30, 2022) – Challenge of the Americas is set to begin its 16th season when action begins in February 2023 in Tucson, Arizona. The international west coast winter series under the ROK Cup USA platform opened registration last week for first event of 2023, set for February 3-5 at the Musselman Honda Circuit. The series is moving forward with more details surrounding the program and first event, including securing series sponsors and supporters.

The Challenge of the Americas is happy to announce the 2023 class sponsors. Andy Seesemann, owner of FTK Promotions, stated “It is difficult to conduct a series championship without the support of not only the racers and teams, but also the industry itself. We’ve had many great partners and supporters over the 16 years of the Challenge. This year is no different with many of the top teams and shops showing their support with a class sponsorship.”

2023 Challenge of the Americas sponsors include:
Mini ROK: Alex Keyes Racing
Junior 100cc: Nash Motorsportz
Senior 100cc: Forward Direction Motorsports
Master 100cc: Ruthless Karting
Shifter ROK: Swedetech Racing Engines
Shifter Master ROK: Ron White Racing
Shifter Junior ROK: Karting Collective
OK-N: P1 Engines

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Three-event program set to begin 16th season of international west coast winter series

NAMPA, ID (December 19, 2022, 2022) – The 16th season for Challenge of the Americas program is set to begin on track at the beginning of February 2023. Since moving to the ROK Cup USA platform in 2018, the international west coast winter series has grown to record numbers. The 2022 season featured triple digit total entries over the three events. The journey toward the first weekend of 2023 and the full three-event championship series begins now with the registration opening online for the series opener in February.

Registration for the 2023 Challenge of the Americas is now open at The championship program begins on February 3-5 at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Learn all you need to about the weekend at the Event Page. The second event of the season is set for March 3-5 at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The championships will then be decided on April 14-16 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.

The 2023 season marks a new era for Challenge of the Americas with the addition of the new Junior Shifter ROK and OK-N categories. Each class is something new for the sport of karting. Continue reading


Rokkers the hotel block at the Double Tree has been filled. Thanks to Hilton we have added a second host hotel close to the track. In fact it is the same freeway exit as the track, just on the north side of the Interstate. Rates are good, but you MUSTbook before 1/1/2023. Linked here for the COTA pricing:

Rooms are very scarce in Tucson. This is the last block that we could find. If you don’t book soon, you will miss out on lower priced rooms.

Host Hotel is: Hampton Inn & Suites Tucson Tech Park
Room Block Expires 1/1/2023

9095 S Rita Rd,Tucson, AZ 85747