challenge2017logo10th 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


challenge2016logo-NoDateSonoma, Calif. – The final round of the Challenge of the Americas (COA) will take place at Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California April 1st to the 3rd. With the points championship coming down to the wire and invites to Team USA for this years Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Italy, the weekend promises to be some of the best wheel-to-wheel action of the season.

This year, the race will be run in the reverse national layout. This is the opposite of how it has been run in the past. The United States Rotax Grand Nationals will also be run in the reverse layout, and this will be one of the teams and drivers only chances to run the track configuration before the upcoming national event weekend.

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challenge2016logoCCOver 40 days until new season begins in Arizona for Rotax and Shifter program

ORANGE, CA (December 15, 2015) – A new era is set to begin for the Challenge of the Americas, entering its ninth season. The premier winter karting series on the left coast is set to get 2016 underway in just over a month when the program heads to the Musselman Honda Circuit on January 29-31 in Tucson, Arizona. Planning and organization for the season is in full swing, with series owner and promoter Andy Seesemann hard at work putting all the details together for another exciting winter season for teams and competitors along the western half of North America. Continuing with the international Rotax Max Challenge competition, the new year brings in Shifter Senior and Shifter Masters categories to help coincide the program with the growing US Open format.

The Challenge of the Americas program continues to be an international series for Rotax Max Challenge competitors, as it has since the beginning. Micro Max, Mini Max, Junior Max, Senior Max and Masters Max fill out the class roster utilizing the new Rotax EVO engines. 2016 marks the removal of the DD2 and DD2 Masters divisions. Replacing those two categories will be a Shifter Senior and Shifter Masters race group following the success of the new US Open format combining the two groups together on the national scene. Continue reading

2015 Season Comes to a Close for So-Cal Challenge

So-CalchallengeLogo2015Thank you everyone for participating with us at the SoCal Challenge this year.

As you well know, karting had many challenges in 2015 and I am quite relieved that the year is coming to a close.  It started off with California’s largest club and its landlord having a huge disagreement, ended with one promoter scheduling on top of others’  dates, and had several other pitfalls along the way.  As we all know, the Rotax EVO rollout was less than perfect and the political fighting between a few different groups has left a bad taste in the mouths of many.

Thank God its Friday.   (or December).

The good news is that a new year starts up in 4 weeks and the slate is wiped clean.  Therefore, that is what I have to do with the SoCal Challenge, as I am unable to find a suitable date for the October makeup.   So, at this point, the SoCal Challenge schedule is officially finished.  Points will sit as they are, with no drops, so how you see the standings here:   http://www.mylaps.com/en/championships/5308  is how the series will end for 2015.

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