The second event of the 2023 Challenge of the Americas season is set for March 3-5 at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. Registration is now open at www.challengekarting.com or via the direct link HERE. Pre entry deadline is February 22nd so get your entry in ASAP.
PRACTICE & RACE SCHEDULES:
Official COTA practice begins on Friday with R3 on Saturday and R4 on Sunday.
Event Schedule is posted on the PKRA event page of our site and HERE.
PKRA track schedule for the week leading up to our event is:
Monday: 9a-5p. Track open for move in. NO PRACTICE
Tuesday: 9a-5p. Track open for move in. NO PRACTICE
Wednesday: 9am-5p. PKRA run practice. GATES CLOSE AT 9p
Thursday: 9am-5p. PKRA run practice. GATE CLOSE AT 9p
There is no official host hotel for this event. It is a very busy time of year and there were no room blocks to be had for a reasonable price point. Hotels.com still had rooms up and down the the 17 corridor in a variety of price ranges.
Our 2023 Challenge of the Americas Tucson event was the very first OK-N race in history. Congratulations to the first winner Jesus Vasquez Jr. on that accomplishment. Engine supplies are glowing as the importers are slowly getting more and more product into the country for this new class. Therefore, R1/R2 were treated as single events. The 2023 COTA OK-N championship points season will begin at PKRA for R3/R4. OK-N is open to all homologated OK-N engines.
Tucson 2023 Digital Magazine IS LIVE
The opening rounds of the 2023 Challenge of the Americas was run at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The track layout is extremely racy and this played a role in many of the final outcomes. Karting history was made during the competition debut of the FIA OK-N category. Nash Motorsportz driver Jesus Vasquez dominated the main event to score the historic victory and his name will forever be in the record books. Joining Jesus in the record books was Macy Williams who became the first woman driver to win in a premier category. She took home first in Sunday’s Senior Shifter Rok category.
VIEW IT HERE