Announced in the last quarter of 2017, the new ROK the Rockies series is pleased to announce today track locations for their six-race 2018 program. Beginning in May at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway, the series will also travel to Pikes Peak International Raceway and SBR Motorsports Park in their inaugural campaign.
“We are looking forward to the ROK the Rockies series,” explains ROK Cup Promotions Director of Operations Garett Potter. “Colorado has some of the best tracks in country and is very important to the karting market. I think with a lot of hard work and the proven Vortex/Bridgestone platform, the sky is the limit to build Colorado back to what it once was.”
Located in Grand Junction, Colorado, the fast and fun Grand Junction Motor Speedway will host the season opener May 5-6, as well as Race #4 August 18-19. Known as one of the best karting layouts in the country, Stacey Cook, owner of the facility, has built a true gem with plenty of passing opportunities.
A new venue for many in the karting scene, the Pikes Peak facility located at the Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colorado will host Race #2 June 2-3 and the series finale October 13-14. Excited about the opportunity to host high-caliber regional races, track rep Jared Thompson and his staff are looking forward to hosting ROKKERS from around the region and beyond.
Southern Colorado’s premier karting facility, SBR Motorsports Park, will see ROK the Rockies drivers on track for Race #3 July 7-8 and Race #5 September 15-16. Located 15 minutes east of Colorado Springs in Calhan, the track features multi-configurations up to ½-mile. A welcoming venue for ROKKERS, SBK offers unique terrain and twists and turns sure to provide excitement for the Rockies series.
2018 ROK the Rockies Schedule
Race #1 – May 5-6 – Grand Junction Motor Speedway
Race #2 – June 2-3 – Pikes Peak
Race #3 – July 7-8 – SBR Motorsports Park
Race #4 – August 18-19 – Grand Junction Motor Speedway
Race #5 – September 15-16 – SBR Motorsports Park
Race #6 – October 13-14 – Pikes Peak
*Six race series with one drop event. Championship points are based on driver’s best five finishing results.
Event info can be found at https://rokcupusa.com/races/rok-the-rockies/ including registration information, track schedules, rules and regulations.
Online registration for the first event, May 5-6 at Grand Junction Motor Speedway, will open April 1st, and will close Monday before each race weekend.
The series will offer all seven ROK classes, utilizing Vortex Engines and Bridgestone tires following the standard ROK Cup USA rule set. Official Vortex ROK and Bridgestone Tire suppliers for the Rocky Mountain Region are Performance Kartsport and Grand Junction Motor Speedway, whom both will be offering sales and service of these products for series competitors.
“ROK the Rockies is owned and operated by ROK Cup Promotions, with one goal in mind to build the base of karting in Colorado. We understand this will not happen overnight and good programs take time, but we are committed to the state and its racers,” concluded Potter.
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