Mini ROK: Zilisch, Johnson, Mars safely in the Final

All three can realistically win if they avoid trouble.

Connor Zilisch
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Three Americans have qualified for the Final here in Lonato at the ROK Cup International Final in Mini ROK, against 162 competitors. The race will be broadcast live at 11:05am EDT and you can watch the live stream on our On Location page.

Connor Zilisch, who qualified fifth and won his final heat race this morning, will roll off the grid in 9th place. Zilisch will be five spots ahead of his teammate this weekend, Luca Mars, who climbed to 14th postiion for the Final after qualifying 56th.

Nikita Johnson will split the two Energy Karts, landing in the 12th spot aboard his Parolin cadet. Johnson has had some opportunities up front this weekend and if the cards fall correctly in the opening laps, Johnson will certainly have a shot to win.

With any luck, these three will find each other quickly in the opening laps and have the ability to work together and move up. They all have shown speed to contest for the win and it would only benefit them to team up as the start so closely together.

Landing in the "B Main" Vortex Trophy race, Reece Gold and Carson Morgan will start right next to each other in sixth and seventh.