Challenge of the Americas Digital Publications 2015
Tucson 2015 Issue
Exciting weekend of racing in Tucson, Arizona for premier winter karting series on the left coast. The eighth season of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program commenced over the January 9-11 weekend at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Over 100 karters gathered to contend in the premier winter karting series on the left coast, with four of the Rotax Max Challenge divisions beginning their journey toward the 2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals tickets up for grabs to the series champions. The weekend in Tucson was historic for seven of the 10 drivers to win over the two days of racing, standing on top of the podium as first time winners in the series.
2015 will see the very cost effective LO206 added to the So-Cal Challenge program. This low cost class is a perfect entry into the world of competitive karting and provides drivers with an opportunity to race without breaking the bank. The LO206 program is taking off all over the country, and its close racing is drawing drivers ranging in skill levels from rookies to Team USA Rotax veterans. “This program is a great low cost entry point into karting that is desperately needed.” Tells FTK Promotions Andy Seesemann. Continue reading
Re: Rotax Mini MAX Squish Change
As you may know, we at the MAXSpeed Group are always trying to listen to our customers and some have been unhappy with the current Rotax Mini MAX regulation in regards to the minimum squish gap. In trying to make this class as level playing field as possible, we have come to the conclusion with the help of our customers that the performance of the package has declined.
Our intentions are high and with current tests we know we will be able to provide all Rotax Mini MAX competitors and their supporting teams with a solid baseline coming with the new EVO products. However, the first races of the season would suffer if we were to stay unchanged; therefore, after some careful and data-filled testing at the Homestead Karting facility this past weekend, we have come to the conclusion that the current 2.8mm squish setup is not suitable. MAXSpeed Group has decided to lower the minimum squish to 2.4mm, as this will increase the level of performance to a level we are happy with for winter racing at both the annual Rotax Challenge of the Americas (COTA) and Florida Winter Tour (FWT). Continue reading
In an effort to make the transition to the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engine platform as smooth, panic free and as easy as possible, MAXSpeed Group, with help from BRP-Rotax, will offer upgrade kits at extremely discounted prices. The upgrade kits will be available for a limited time directly from MAXSpeed Group. With parts expected to be available beginning in January 2015, upgrade kit orders will be accepted through the end of April 2015. The upgrade kit ordering procedure will be provided once parts are in stock and available.
The following upgrades will be available to existing Rotax engine owners (one per US engine serial number):
$176.67 – Micro MAX, consists of VHSB34 XS carburetor, exhaust socket and ring, and perforated tube;
$169.46 – Mini MAX, consists of VHSB34 XS carburetor, exhaust socket and ring;
$387.82 – Junior MAX, consists of VHSB34 XS carburetor, ignition upgrade kit 1 & 2, Junior MAX E-box;
$470.19 – Senior/Masters MAX, consists of VHSB34 XS carburetor, ignition upgrade kit 1 & 2, MAX E-box, E-Power valve;
$473.62 – DD2/DD2 Masters, consists of VHSB34 XS carburetor, ignition upgrade kit 1 & 2, MAX E-box, E-Power valve.
Prices do not include shipping or sales tax. Please remember that these will not be allowed for competition use in either the 2015 Florida Winter Tour or Rotax Challenge of the Americas.
Four championship-winning drivers to earn tickets to compete at 16th annual ‘Olympics of Karting’
ORANGE, CA (December 4, 2014) – The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas is set to begin its eighth season in just over a month. Over 150 racers are scheduled to open up the year at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona on January 9-11, beginning the three weekend journey toward the Challenge titles. Four of the seven champions from the 2015 season are guaranteed a spot at the ‘Olympics of Karting’ – the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Continue reading