United States Rotax MAX Challenge Bulletin

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

MAXSpeed Group Announces Special Pricing for Rotax 125 MAX evo Engine Upgrade Kits for Existing Rotax Engine Owners

939b14b8-d348-4005-ae3c-7457aaf48b15In 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’

challenge2015logoCCORANGE, 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

12-Month Warranty Campaign

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 1.56.34 PMMAXSpeed Group, the United States distributor for Rotax MAX, Mojo and XPS products would like to announce a 12-month Warranty Campaign in conjunction with BRP-Powertrain effective from September 1, 2014 until the end of the calendar year.
All Rotax MAX Engines (DD2, Senior, Junior, Mini and Micro) sold between the dates of September 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 will automatically receive 12 months worth of warranty, rather than the normal six-month time frame. Offering an extended warranty such as this boasts BRP-Powertrain’s commitment and efforts in providing the best and most reliable engine package in the karting market.

All engines sold by MAXSpeed Group to their service centers and dealer network will be registered for this program utilizing the engine serial number. No registration by purchaser or end user will need to be completed.

The 12-Month Warranty Campaign is valid on new engines only.

For more information on this program, please contact your authorized Rotax MAX Service Center, Dealer or the MAXSpeed Group.