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Event Page: 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Round 1 – Tucson, Arizona

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Event Page: 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Round 1 – Tucson, Arizona

The hub for all of our content regarding this weekends Rotax Challenge of the Americas event in Tucson, Arizona.

For the quickest updates and results from this weekends event, tune in to our event page. We will be updating it on the fly, posting the results as fast as we can type them, so check back often for the overall results and updates on drivers from Canada along with the daily reports and photo galleries from each class.


January 11, 2015

Rotax Masters Final

1. Paul Bonilla 
2. John Crow +0.419
3. Joey McGuire +2.774
4. Scott Falcone +5.609
5. Ken Maxfield +11.594

Rotax DD2 Final

1. Michael Ilavia
2. Sabre Cook +0.119
3. Matt Jaskol +0.505
4. Bailey Murphy +3.148
5. Christian Bird +5.080

Rotax Micro Max Final

1. Diego LaRoque
2. Josh Pierson +0.079
3. Cole Keith Cotham +0.221
4. Ashton Torgerson +0.470
5. Leland Honeyman +8.799

Rotax Senior Final

1. Brenden Baker 50.363
2. Christrian Brooks +0.113
3. Mason Marotta +0.223
4. Louie Pagano +0.251
5. Luke Selliken +0.291

7. Cedrik Lupien 3.728
21. Christopher Mann +40.715
26. Bryce Choquer +11 Laps
28. Ryan Martin +22 Laps

Rotax Mini Max Final

1. Sebastien Alvarez
2. Austin Torgerson +4.878
3. Griffin Dowler +5.004
4. Marco Kacic +5.894
5. Jak Crawford +6.575

6. Marco Kacic +10.686

Rotax Junior Final

1. Nick Brueckner
2. David Ilavia  +1.266
3. Sting Ray Robb +1.332
4. Trey Brown +2.004
5. Jeff Fulham +3.331

6. Kellen Ritter  +11.229
23. Jacob Astren DNS


January 11, 2015

Rotax Masters Prefinal

1. Paul Bonilla 
2. Joey McGuire +4.820
3. John Crow +5.601
4. Scott Falcone +6.704
5. Ken Maxfield +17.722

Rotax DD2 Prefinal

1. Sabre Cook
2. Michael Ilavia +0.833
3. Bailey Murphy +0.202
4. Matt Jaskol +1.071
5. Christian Bird +2.788

Rotax Micro Max Prefinal

1. Ashton Torgerson
2. Josh Pierson +0.037
3. Cole Keith Cotham +3.999
4. Leland Honeyman +4.487
5. Noah Warren +4.944

Rotax Senior Prefinal

1. Brenden Baker 
2. Mason Marotta +1.567
3. Blaine Rocha +4.805
4. Christian Brooks +5.085
5. Cedrik Lupien +5.247

14. Bryce Choquer +12.221
22. Ryan Martin +21.770
25. Christopher Mann +29.469

Rotax Mini Max Prefinal

1. Sebastien Alvarez
2. Griffin Dowler +1.263
3. Austin Torgerson +1.456
4. Jak Crawford +7.010
5. Filip Niemkiewicz +7.313

6. Marco Kacic +10.686

Rotax Junior Prefinal

1. Sting Ray Robb
2. Nick Brueckner  +0.865
3. Kellen Ritter +9.722
4. David Ilavia +9.856
5. Trey Brown +9.916

6. Jeff Fulham  +10.435
23. Jacob Astren DNS


January 11, 2015

Rotax Masters Qualifying

1. Paul Bonilla 51.989
2. John Crow +0.053
3. Scott Falcone +0.318
4. Joey McGuire +0.370
5. Christopher Patterson +0.382

Rotax DD2 Qualifying

1. Matt Jaskol 49.888
2. Sabre Cook +0.022
3. Bailey Murphy +0.202
4. Michael Ilavia +0.227
5. Christian Bird +0.240

Rotax Micro Max Qualifying

1. Josh Pierson 58.614
2. Diego LaRoque +0.036
3. Ashton Torgerson +0.485
4. Cole Keith Cotham +0.537
5. Leland Honeyman +0.587

Rotax Senior Qualifying

1. Brenden Baker 50.363
2. Mason Marotta +0.113
3. Cedrik Lupien +0.223
4. Louie Pagano +0.251
5. Phillippe Denes +0.291

10. Bryce Choquer +.442
22. Ryan Martin +0.910
25. Christopher Mann +1.216

Rotax Mini Max Qualifying

1. Sebastien Alvarez 54.623
2. Payton Durant +0.015
3. Austin Torgerson +0.070
4. Jacob Blue Hudson +0.198
5. Griffin Dowler +0.324

6. Marco Kacic +0.339

Rotax Junior Qualifying

1. Nick Brueckner  51.715
2. Sting Ray Robb  +0.014
3. Kellen Ritter +0.321
4. David Ilavia +0.362
5. Trey Brown +0.424

10. Jeff Fulham  +0.709
23. Jacob Astren No Time


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January 10, 2015

Photo Gallery: 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Saturday

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Photos by: Cody Schindel/CKN

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January 10, 2014

Saturday DD2, Masters and Micro-Max Report

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Micro-Max winner Diego LeRoque (Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN)

 

The Challenge is still struggling to gain an amble number of Rotax DD2 drivers as only six were on hand and none of them were in the DD2 Masters category.

Michael Ilavia (J3/CompKart) snagged the pole-position but Sabre Cook (CRG USA/CRG) was able to take advantage early in the Final and cruise to victory while Ilavia settled for second and Christian Bird (CRG USA/CRG) completed the podium. Matt Jaskol (PSL West/CRG) struggled with a flat tire in the Final holding him back from contending for a podium spot.

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January 10, 2015

Big Brawl in Rotax Senior as Lupien Erupts As Saturday Winner

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The start of the Rotax Senior Final (Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN)

Qualifying was tight in Rotax Senior as Brendon Baker (Nash Motorsports/TonyKart) nipped Louie Pagano (2Wild/TonyKart) by 0.035 seconds for the pole-position with Mason Marotta (RPM/TonyKart) only 0.072 further back. Of the top-20, only two karts didn’t come from the OTK factory as Jake Craig (RaceLab/Formula K) was sixth and Chance Stephens (Zanardi) was eighteenth.

An exciting Prefinal set the tone for an action packed Final. When the dust settled in the opening laps Baker and Marotta had built a small gap over Pagano, Luke Sellikan (RPG/Kosmic) and Craig.

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January 10, 2015

Dowler and Kacic Finish 1-2 in Mini-Max Saturday Final

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Griffin Dowler led a Canadian 1-2 in Mini-Max (Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN)

Mini-Max was stellar with no less than six karts battling for the lead as the laps wound down in their Final. The lead exchanged often between Mexican Sebastian Alvarez (PSL West/CRG), Canadian Griffin Dowler (RPM/Kosmic) and American Peyton Durrant (KoeneUSA/TonyKart). These three along with Marco Kacic (PSL West/CRG), Austin Torgerson (TonyKart) and Jacob Hudson (FA Kart) put on a heck of a battle until two laps to go.

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January 10, 2015

Sting Ray Robb Controls Junior Max on Saturday

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Sting Ray Robb celebrates his Rotax Junior victory (Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN)

There have been two Rotax Junior drivers since practice began Friday that have set themselves apart from the rest in Tucson. American’s Sting Ray Robb (BBR/Kosmic) and Nick Brueckner (Orsolon/TonyKart) have been blistering fast and that pace continued on Saturday as racing got underway.

Brueckner got the edge in qualifying and the PreFinal but Robb wasn’t letting him go that easily in the Final as the two sophomore Juniors went head to head.

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January 10, 2015

Rotax Masters Final

1. Paul Bonilla
2. Josh McGuire +0.849
3. John Crow +1.544
4. Ken Maxfield +1.784
5. Scott Falcone +7.732

7. Christopher Patterson +9.769

Rotax DD2 Final

1. Sabre Cooke
2. Michael Ilavia +4.865
3. Christian Bird +11.765
4. Matt Jaskol +13.070
5. Ben Schermerhorn +21.065

Rotax Micro Max Final

1. Diego LaRoque
2. Josh Pierson +0.102
3. Ashton Torgerson +10.266
4. Cole Keith Cotham +10.388
5. Leland Honeyman +10.604

Rotax Senior Final

1. Louie Pagano
2. Mason Marotta +0.176
3. Cedrik Lupien +0.705
4. Jake Craig +0.788
5. Luke Selliken +0.918

20. Ryan Martin +22.624
21. Christopher Mann +34.250
26. Bryce Choquer +1 Lap

Rotax Mini Max Final

1. Griffin Dowler
2. Marco Kacic +1.499
3. Jak Crawford +2.041
4. Sebastien Alvarez +3.738
5. Filip Niemkiewicz +4.497

Rotax Junior Final

1. Sting Ray Robb
2. Nick Brueckner +0.252
3. Kellen Ritter +7.722
4. David Ilavia +15.097
5. Trey Brown +16.228

7. Jeff Fulham  +18.773
23. Jacob Astren DNS


January 10, 2015

Rotax Masters Prefinal

1. Paul Bonilla
2. John Crow +0.141
3. Joey McGuire +0.417
4. Christopher Patterson +0.870
5. Ken Maxfield +0.956

Rotax DD2 Prefinal

1. Sabre Cooke
2. Michael Ilavia +3.146
3. Matt Jaskol +6.547
4. Bailey Murphy+13.265
5. Ben Schermerhorn +13.591

Rotax Micro Max Prefinal

1. Diego LaRoque
2. Cole Keith Cotham +0.122
3. Josh Pierson +0.465
4. Ashton Torgerson +0.543
5. Carson Morgan +0.7.312

Rotax Senior Prefinal

1. Mason Marotta
2. Brenden Baker +0.213
3. Luke Selliken +1.019
4. Louie Pagano +3.225
5. Jake Craig  +5.334

9. Bryce Choquer +8.768
12. Cedrik Lupien +14.350
22. Christopher Mann +34.527
28. Ryan Martin DNF

Rotax Mini Max Prefinal

1. Sebastian Alvarez
2. Payton Durant +0.228
3. Austin Torgerson +1.106
4. Jacob Blue Hudson +1.509
5. Marco Kacic +4.150

6. Griffin Dowler +4.856

Rotax Junior Prefinal

1. Nick Brueckner
2. Sting Ray Robb  +1.009
3. Kellen Ritter +5.260
4. Trey Brown +6.829
5. David Ilavia +11.197

15. Jeff Fulham  +21.825
23. Jacob Arsten DNF


January 10, 2015

Rotax Masters Qualifying

1. John Crow 52.238
2. Paul Bonilla +0.017
3. Christopher Patterson +0.280
4. Joey McGuire +0.295
5. Scott Falcone +0.301

Rotax DD2 Qualifying

1. Michael Ilavia 49.994
2. Matt Jaskol +0.061
3. Sabre Cook +0.097
4. Bailey Murphy+0.499
5. Christian Bird +0628

Rotax Micro Max Qualifying

1. Diego LaRoque 59.102
2. Josh Pierson +0.073
3. Cole Keith Cotham +0.223
4. Aston Torgerson +0.288
5. Carson Morgan +0.461

Rotax Senior Qualifying

1. Brenden Baker 50.601
2. Louie Pagano +0.035
3. Mason Moratta +0.107
4. Luke Selliken +0.200
5. Blaine Rocha  +0.303

8. Cedrik Lupien +0.372
20. Ryan Martin +1.026
24. Bryce Choquer +1.557
26. Christopher Mann +1.666

Rotax Mini Max Qualifying

1. Payton Durant 54.923
2. Sebastien Alvarez +0.021
3. Austin Torgerson +0.042
4. Griuffin Dowler +0.298
5. Jacob Blue Hudson +0.358

7. Marco Kacic +0.4640

Rotax Junior Qualifying

1. Nick Brueckner  51.840
2. Sting Ray Robb  +0.076
3. Kellen Ritter +0.349
4. Trey Brown +0.483
5. David Rafailov +0.543

10. Jeff Fulham  +0.823
12. Jacob Astren +0.908


January 9, 2015

Photo Gallery: 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Friday

Canadian’s Cedrik Lupien (RPM/TonyKart) and Bryce Choquer (BBR/TonyKart) are set to do battle in the Rotax Senior Category. (Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN)

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January 9, 2015

Rotax Challenge of the Americas Kicks Off This Weekend in Tucson!

We have travelled to sunny Tucson, Arizona for the opening round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, the first of three on the west coast. The Rotax Max program features all six Rotax tiers from Micro-Max all the way up to Max Masters and Rotax DD2. Following Tucson, the series stops in Phoenix, Arizona in February and Sonoma, California in March.

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