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September 05, 2012 News
Challenge of the Americas Releases 2013 Schedule

With the 2012 kart racing season in Canada rapidly coming to a close, drivers and teams are already starting work on their plans for 2013. One potential destination will be the winter international Rotax Max Challenge program held in the western U.S.A., the Challenge of the Americas. Welcoming drivers from all across North American, the 2013 schedule has now been announced, featuring three events running from January through March.

The opening round of the Challenge of Americas in January will take place at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The 0.8-mile course hosted the series for the first time in 2012 and provided great racing in all categories.

On month later, the series heads to to the 3/4-mile Formula K Raceway, operated by the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The location has been a schedule five of the last six seasons.

The 2013 edition of the Challenge of the Americas concludes at the challenging CalSpeed Karting circuit. Situated in the parking lot of the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, the track gives a feel of a temporary course with the addition of curbing and multiple configurations options.

“We have found three very good partner tracks for our series. All three have the proper facilities and space for an event of the magnitude of the Challenge of the Americas,” stated Andy Seesemann, promoter of the Challenge of the Americas series. “The 2012 season was the first year that we avoided rain at all three events. We hope to continue that streak throughout the 2013 season.”

While the locations and facilities remain the same as in 2012, the dates for the 2013 Challenge of the Americas program was moved to early weekends in each of the three months. Rather than the traditional end of the month slot, the second weekend of each month will be utilized to avoid scheduling conflicts with other programs.

“We always try to be proactive with our schedule and coordinate with other popular series that take place in the same months,” continued Seesemann. “Thankfully, we were lucky enough to be able to move our events earlier to avoid any conflicts for our teams, tuners, drivers and staff.”

Once again, the Challenge of the Americas will award three tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals, the Olympics of karting. Since the series inception, it has sent at least one driver to the world championship for the Rotax Max Challenge. For the past three years, the championship drivers in Senior Max, Junior Max and DD2 have earned the ticket to represent their respective country at the event, and the tradition will continue.

“We have welcomed many US and Canadian national champions over the years as well as former world champions, including Australian David Sera and Canadian Scott Campbell. Racing at the Challenge of the Americas is world-class with the many drivers, teams and the staff we assemble each and every year.”

For more information on the 2013 Challenge of the Americas events and to follow updates as the season draws closer, bookmark http://www.gatorzkarting.com

2013 Challenge of America Schedule

January 11-13Musselman Honda CircuitTucson, Ariz.
February 8-10 Formula K RacewayGlendale, Ariz.
March 8-10CalSpeed KartingFontana, California
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