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
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 challengekarting.com. 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: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/tustphx-coa-88ce3907-7e1d-46fa-888e-dedce90b50d8/
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
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