ROK the PARC Registration Open
For ROK racers on the West Coast, every new season launches with the opening rounds of the Challenge of the Americas. Andy Seesemann and his FTK Promotions staff produce fantastic race weekends that focus on an enjoyable atmosphere and clockwork events, and the series is always a resounding success. For 2023, Seesemann is continuing to evolve his annual summer event, which will once again bring drivers to one of the legendary circuits in the United States – the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex. The PARC, as it’s been commonly referred to for over two decades, is a challenging track laid out within a gorgeous park-like setting. This year’s ‘ROK the PARC’ is set for the July 14-16 and promises to be one of the most enjoyable events on the West Coast in 2023. Continue reading
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 Continue reading
Our 2023 Challenge of the Americas Tucson event will be the very first OK-N race in history, and we realize we will have to adapt and make a few concessions. We understand that some potential racers are still procuring engines to be able to race. Therefore, we are suspending the late fee for OK-N entries. If you are waiting for an engine and will be a last-minute entry, it is OK. We recognize that supply is growing and sometimes lagging. So, you may enter at the event with no penalty. Yes, zero $250 late fee for all OK-N entries who register at the event in Tucson.
In addition, we understand that the OK-N class will grow exponentially over the course of the Challenge of the Americas, with more drivers entering as the series progresses. Therefore, this first weekend will be treated as a stand-alone event, outside of any championship per se. Should the engine situation become more stable, we will start a “championship” in Phoenix. Continue reading
Industry members shows support for 16th season of international west coast winter series
NAMPA, ID (December 30, 2022) – Challenge of the Americas is set to begin its 16th season when action begins in February 2023 in Tucson, Arizona. The international west coast winter series under the ROK Cup USA platform opened registration last week for first event of 2023, set for February 3-5 at the Musselman Honda Circuit. The series is moving forward with more details surrounding the program and first event, including securing series sponsors and supporters.
The Challenge of the Americas is happy to announce the 2023 class sponsors. Andy Seesemann, owner of FTK Promotions, stated “It is difficult to conduct a series championship without the support of not only the racers and teams, but also the industry itself. We’ve had many great partners and supporters over the 16 years of the Challenge. This year is no different with many of the top teams and shops showing their support with a class sponsorship.”
2023 Challenge of the Americas sponsors include:
Mini ROK: Alex Keyes Racing
Junior 100cc: Nash Motorsportz
Senior 100cc: Forward Direction Motorsports
Master 100cc: Ruthless Karting
Shifter ROK: Swedetech Racing Engines
Shifter Master ROK: Ron White Racing
Shifter Junior ROK: Karting Collective
OK-N: P1 Engines