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First Mini Swift Pro Tour Win for LaRoque

Diego LaRoque won the drag race with Reece Gold to claim his first Pro Tour win in Mini Swift. The National Number 2 plate from Micro Swift a year ago is now well into his rookie campaign, making a name for himself with the older generation in this category.

LaRoque was consistently inside the top four the entire race, as were Gold, John Burke, and Carson Morgan. Those four ran the top of the charts from start to finish and as most cadet races go here at New Castle, it all came down to the final straightaway.

LaRoque held his line on the outside while Gold tried to get enough draft down the inside, but ran out of room -- giving the win to LaRoque who at one time ran fourth with seven laps to go.
The second place finish for Gold is one spot better than Morgan, who he's tring to leap in the standings this weekend. Gold was able to best Morgan in all sessions today, including qualifying, and that sets them up for a really tight championship battle on Sunday.

It should be noted that Burke qualified 23rd today and made it up to fourth in the final, fighting for the lead at times. It was a strong run for the Iron Rock Motorsports driver.

2017 SKUSA SummerNationals Saturday Mini Swift Final

Pos Driver Laps Total Time Difference Gap Best Time Best Lap
1 DIEGO LAROQUE 17 1:12.174 11
2 REECE GOLD 17 0.059 1:12.600 4
3 CARSON MORGAN 17 0.235 1:12.694 8
4 JOHN BURKE 17 0.252 1:12.608 11
5 ALEX POWELL 17 3.518 1:12.698 6
6 SANTIAGO TRISINI 17 3.603 1:12.810 4
7 KAI SORENSEN 17 3.670 1:12.562 6
8 JEREMY FLETCHER 17 6.970 1:12.389 7
9 BRANYON TINER 17 8.847 1:12.638 10
10 NICHOLAS TERLECKI 17 8.992 1:12.671 10
11 GARRETT ADAMS 17 9.472 1:12.671 10
12 DIEGO CONTECHA 17 9.472 1:12.881 11
13 JUSTIN ARSENEAU 17 9.686 1:13.068 11
14 CONNOR ZILISCH 17 10.351 1:12.880 11
15 ANDERSON LEONARD 17 12.848 1:12.901 9
16 MAXIMILIAN OPALSKI 17 13.411 1:13.087 7
17 KYFFIN SIMPSON 17 14.565 1:12.761 7
18 BRENT CREWS 17 15.390 1:13.268 5
19 LOGAN ADAMS 17 17.979 1:13.701 14
20 JACE PARK 17 18.065 1:13.096 9
21 JONATHON PORTZ 17 20.141 1:12.866 10
22 CHLOE CHAMBERS 17 20.528 1:13.584 7
23 JOSH PIERSON 17 20.703 1:12.926 10
24 NIKITA JOHNSON 17 21.56 1:13.067 10
25 BRYSON MORRIS 17 21.626 1:13.214 5
26 ANNIE RHULE 17 23.393 1:13.436 14
27 COLE MORGAN 17 24.673 1:13.199 9
28 ELIO GIOVANE 17 26.08 1:13.073 10
29 AIDAN FOX 17 26.125 1:13.374 4
30 LUCAS SMALEC 17 26.274 1:13.449 3
31 RYAN SHEHAN 17 26.568 1:13.433 14
32 PAUL BOCUSE 17 27.431 1:13.223 9
33 NOAH BAKER 17 27.441 1:13.549 12
34 KASEY GILLIS 17 27.512 1:13.388 12
35 JACK JEFFERS 17 27.563 1:13.844 10
36 ANDRES PEREZ DE LARA 17 32.508 1:14.182 15
37 ALEX STANFIELD 17 32.563 1:14.014 16
38 ENZO SWAN 17 34.092 1:13.973 17
39 JIMMIE LOCKHART 17 34.702 1:14.401 11
40 RYAN LUE 17 35.077 1:14.265 9
41 KAILEY MERIS 17 35.981 1:14.114 9
42 PAIGE CRAWFORD 17 35.985 1:13.903 17
43 NATHAN NICHOLSON 17 36.206 1:14.033 7
44 CHASE GARDNER 16 1 Lap 1:13.520 5
DNF MCKENZY CRESSWELL 10 7 Laps 1:14.695 10
DNF ASHTON CHILTON 5 12 Laps 1:14.971 3
DQ JOSE GARFIAS 17 32.901 1:13.725 10
DQ SANTIAGO ROBLES 17 38.353 1:14.263 9

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