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Rotax Max Challenge Press Release

December 6, 2011

Hello Rotaxians,

It has been a few weeks since I have last reported to you all.  I have been doing a lot of traveling and I am finally home after making the trip with Team USA to AL Ain, UAE.  I had a blast with all the drivers and mechanics from around the country during the 2011 Rotax Grand Finals.  It was an experience that I will never forget.  We had a great Team!

I then traveled directly to Florida for the Performance Racing Industry Show.  The show started off with a hit, the Red Bull Kart Fight sponsored by Rotax engines was a huge success and I am looking forward to next year all ready.  The actual show held in the Orlando convention center is full of racing products and is definitely worth a visit.

During the last several weeks the MAXSpeed Group has been working diligently to produce a suitable structure and schedule for all 2012 Rotax Max Challenge Events in the United States.   Please read below as it contains information about the 2012 Grand Nationals and the 2012 Pan American Challenge.


August 7th – 11th, 2012 in South Bend, IN
Michiana Raceway Park

The 2012 Grand Nationals structure will be the same as in the past.  It will be required to have a minimum of 4 “punches” to participate in the 2012 Grand National Event.  These punches will be awarded after participating in RMCUS series races only.

The event will award the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place drivers in the Junior Max, Senior Max, DD2 and DD2 Masters a ticket to the 2012 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals.


September 20th – 23rd, 2012
Location TBA (western United States)

The 2012 Pan American Rotax Max Challenge structure has been changed from the previous years to assist international participation and continued program growth.

The 2012 Pan American Structure will be as follows:

It will again be a stand-alone, one race championship event, requiring a minimum number of "punch" races to attend. The winner in the Junior Max, Senior Max, DD2 and DD2 Masters classes will each receive a ticket to the 2012 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals.

The Pan Am Championship Event will require a minimum of 6 "punch" races to participate. Punches will be awarded accordingly:

  • Florida Winter Tour and Gatorz Challenge of the Americas: Each event weekend will count as one punch
  • United States Grand Nationals: This event will also count as one punch
  • Any official Rotax Max Challenge race day; USRMC or International, will count as a punch towards the 2012 Pan American Challenge Championship Event.

The 2012 Pan American Challenge Championship Event will once again be an international race. Any properly licensed driver, from any country, who completes the minimum number of "punch" races will be eligible to attend.

The 2012 Pan Am Championship Event will take place on September 20-23, 2012 at a to-be-announced location in the western United States.

Josh Smith
Administrator for the US Rotax MAX Challenge

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