Just past the halfway point of the year, MAXSpeed Entertainment, the largest karting promotion company in the world, is pleased to announce the dates of their 2016 promoted events. Working not only on events still on the 2015 calendar, MAXSpeed Entertainment staff has worked diligently to ensure 2016 dates for the Florida Winter Tour, US Open and the United States Rotax MAX Challenge (USRMC) Grand Nationals were confirmed early, allowing teams and drivers to finalize their racing plans in ample amount of time.
“With seven amazing event weekends in the books and three to go, we are very happy with our 2015 programs,” explains MAXSpeed Entertainment’s Director of Promotions Garett Potter. “We want to get a head start on 2016 so our teams and their customers can start to plan.”
After a successful takeover of the popular Florida Winter Tour program in 2015, MAXSpeed revamped the back-to-back weekend format to include both ROK Cup USA and Rotax MAX Challenge events. With a successful outcome and positive relationship with ROK Cup USA officials, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce the continued partnership in 2016.
“We are excited to kick off 2016 with our ROK-n-Rotax program at the Florida Winter Tour, again partnering with ROK Cup USA,” adds Potter. “Our decision to partner with them may have surprised some, but as evidenced by an overwhelmingly successful and popular FWT in 2015, it’s clear we made a great choice for everyone involved.”
Once the FWT wraps in 2016, focus will turn to the second season of the US Open series. This three round program features both Rotax and Stock Honda shifter classes, and a true national championship for its competitors.
“Even though we only have one round complete in the inaugural season of the US Open, we have received rave reviews about the unique format and schedule, and we have seen some amazing class line-ups, with top drivers from North America and from all over the world,” continues Potter. “We have been listening to the teams’ suggestions on how together we can build this program into the powerhouse for the future. Stay tuned for some exciting class restructuring for 2016.”
Between the second and third rounds of the US Open series, seven Rotax National Champions will be crowned at the pinnacle Rotax event in America for the 2016 United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals. Keeping the early August date, competitors from across the country will have plenty of opportunity to attain required punches for the event.
2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment Dates
|January 14-17||Florida Winter Tour ROK Cup USA Round #1|
|January 21-24||Florida Winter Tour Rotax MAX Challenge Round #1|
|February 11-14||Florida Winter Tour ROK Cup USA Round #2|
|February 18-21||Florida Winter Tour Rotax MAX Challenge Round #2|
|March 10-13||Florida Winter Tour ROK Cup USA Round #3|
|March 17-20||Florida Winter Tour Rotax MAX Challenge Round #3|
|April 28-May 1||US Open Round #1|
|June 23-26||US Open Round #2|
|August 3-6||United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals|
|November 1-5||US Open Round #3|
“We have reached out to our partners worldwide to build a schedule that allows customers the chance to compete at many different events,” adds Potter. “We worked together on the calendar with Andy Seesemann of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas and Roland and James Geidel of the Rotax MAX Euro Challenge. Our conversations and coordination will allow drivers from all over the world to compete at as many events as they would like.”
With track contracts being finalized, locations for the 2016 schedule will be released following the 2015 USRMC Grand Nationals, August 5-9, 2015 at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina.
Stay tuned to www.MAXSpeedEntertainment.com for more information on 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment promoted events.
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