September 6, 2011 (Orange, Calif.) – The Gatorz Challenge of the Americas, the west coast’s winter karting championship, is returning for a fifth season. With a renewed interest from teams in the western United States and throughout Canada, the Rotax Max championship will feature large fields in seven classes of racing beginning in January and ending in April.
For the first time, the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas will kick off its season at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona, on January 27-29. For its second race, the series will return on February 24-26 to the PKRA circuit in Phoenix, Arizona, which has hosted the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas in each year. For its finale, the series will return to the Calspeed Karting Center in Fontana, California on March 30-April 1.
The 2012 schedule will offer racers a better chance for dry weather as the series has suffered with a history of heavy rain in each of its seasons.
The series has also worked to avoid conflicts with the Florida Winter Tour, SKUSA, and Calstate Karting. Responding to customer requests, the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas and the FWT will have a one week buffer between the January and March dates.
“We’re excited to be back for a fifth year of Gatorz racing on the west coast,” said Andy Seesemann, owner of the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas. “Interest in our series is as high as ever and we have worked hard to avoid conflicts with the other major series. Also, we are excited to go to Musselman Honda Circuit for the first time. It is a great circuit that produces great racing, and is an ideal place to host the season opener of the 2012 Gatorz Challenge of the Americas.”
2012 Gatorz Challenge of the Americas
January 27-29 Musselman Honda Circuit Tucson, AZ
February 24-26 PKRA Circuit Phoenix, AZ
March 30-April 1 Calspeed Karting Center Fontana, CA
About the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas
The premier winter series on the west coast of the United States, the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas is a six race Rotax Max Challenge championship the features direct qualifying positions to the Rotax Grand Finals and Rotax Grand Nationals. For more information, visit www.gatorzkarting.com, or call Full Throttle Karting at (714) 289-0432.