As the landscape for the North American karting community continues to change, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce that the very popular Challenge of the Americas (COTA) series will make the switch to the Vortex ROK engine platform, Bridgestone tire line and take on the role of the first ROKKER program on the West Coast. Known for great racing in a family and team friendly environment, the Challenge of the Americas will continue to offer some of the best racing in the country in the first quarter of the year and beyond as they work to expand their program even further. Some of the prize packages planned include tickets to the ROK International Finals in South Garda, Italy, as well as the ROK Cup USA Finals.
Making the move from ten years as a predominantly Rotax platform, the Challenge of the Americas will now transition to Vortex powerplants. The very competitive COTA program will continue to focus on its great customers and building a bright future, as 2018 will be their 11th consecutive season. Continue reading
For Immediate Release, March 31st, 2017
As you might have seen news has been released this morning regarding the dissolution of the relationship between MaxSpeed Group and BRP/Rotax. While this news is big and will impact the Challenge of the Americas in the future, it will not impact the upcoming race at Simraceway next weekend.
Many have already called, texted and emailed regarding this announcement, and my comments regarding the event itself are simple. I have no comment until further details are released to me and those involved in the business of Rotax karting in the US.
I do have comments regarding this news and how it relates to our upcoming race.
THIS NEWS HAS ZERO IMPACT ON OUR EVENT NEXT WEEKEND. Continue reading
There is an updated tech bulletin for Mini and Micro. No major changes just clarifies wording. Download it from the Rules page or 2017 Challenge of the Americas Technical Regulations (Mini/Micro MAX)
Entry opens December 5 for premier winter karting series on the left coast
ORANGE, CA (November 23, 2016) – The national karting scene has come to a close for the 2016 race period and like the flip of a switch, drivers, teams and industry members have turned their attention to the upcoming season. Along the western half of the United States for the last nine years, the racing season begins in January with the Challenge of the Americas. The premier winter karting series is set to host its 10th season of competition, welcoming the best drivers from the United States, Canada and around the world over a great decade of racing. The 2017 program is ready for another three weekend, six-round championship program from January until the beginning of April. Continue reading
10th season of international winter series on west coast releases three event schedule
ORANGE, CA (August 3, 2016) – In the summer of 2007, the Challenge of the Americas was launched with the winter of 2008 hosting its first ever events to serve as the premier winter program for the west coast. A decade later, plans are underway to host the 10th season of the Challenge. Series promoter Andy Seesemann and his COTA staff have solidified themselves as one of the most organized, structured racing series in North America with a goal of making the 10th season another memorable three-month championship program. Continue reading