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ROK Cup Orlando: Photo Review

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Let's recap the weekend in 18 photos.

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The crowd was full when Junior ROK hit the track for their final on Sunday.
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On lookers couldn't resist the lookout holes on the east side of the track. Dylan Gennaro and his family were caught looking during the heat races on Saturday.
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Tyler Gonzalez pumps his arms yet again at his fifth victory so far this year. Three FWT, 1 ROK Cup USA, and 1 SKUSA Pro Tour.
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Eduardo Barrichello has made a leap this year in his abilities, turning in some great results thus far. He came up a few corners short of winning this weekend in Junior ROK.
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Tyler Maxson made the move to Speed Concepts Racing in February and has steadily progressed up the charts at each race. Tyler improved four positions in the Final to third in Junior ROK.
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Connor Zilisch shows each weekend he has as much speed as anyone in the Mini ranks. Once the entire package comes together for Connor, the levy will break and it will be hard to stop this kid from winning.
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Reece Gold was the deserving winner this weekend in Mini, staying up front each day and put in a great drive on Sunday to makeup for lost ground at the start of the race.
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If it's not Reece Gold up front, it's usually Luca Mars. Mars met mechanical gremlins in qualifying which had the Northeasterner starting near the back of each heat in Mini. On Sunday, Mars had wiped out that deficit and was into the lead, but unable to hold back Gold.
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The Ageless Wonder. Rubens Barrichello has went toe to toe with this country's best shifter kart pilots in both Florida Winter Tour and ROK Cup USA, and continues to win.
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It wasn't a bad weekend overall for the DRT USA/DR Kart pilot of Danny Formal. A second place finish would normally be a big achievement, unless you have had the career that the Costa Rican has had. Formal is still looking for that extra edge that he had throughout 2016.
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Mathias Ramirez continues to put down blitzing-fast laps that we've become accustomed to. Although the teenager was able to win on track, some mental mistakes prior to the race cost him the win when he cut the track and jumped the start. As soon as he can clear up these blemishes each week, he has plenty of speed to win these big races.
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Alex Powell, just like Maxson, continues to progress under the Speed Concepts Racing banner. Another victory in the Micro division will add to his experience and go a long way in his development.
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Jesse Carrasquedo Jr., with tutelage from former European Champion Jonathon Thonon (right), has earned the ROK Cup USA Florida Micro MAX Championship.
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Arthur Leist had produced the best results of his new Senior career right away on Saturday, earning pole and the Heat 1 victory. A couple solid results in the other two heats had a pole position for him on Sunday's pre-final. Opting to go with his new tires in that pre-final only allowed him to lead for half of the race until Ryan Norberg moved past and Leist never could get back up front, finishing third in the final.
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Norberg, much like Gonzalez, has been winning at a rapid pace so far this year. The switch from OTK to Birel ART and PSL Karting has not been an issue for the Orlando-kid, landing him near the top of our list for best drivers in the country. It was a dominating run on Sunday in the final which concluded with a 3.5 second victory.
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Before the final races got underway on Sunday, the paddock paid tribute to John Brian, the father of Vicki Brian and long time karting industry member in the Florida area. Vicki led a parade of drivers around the track in memory of her father and gave an emotional speech to the crowd of supporters.
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As one of the largest teams in the paddock, OGP always has mechanics watching their drivers on track at any given time.
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After the racing on Sunday, the local "speedy karts" series fired up their endurance karts and none other than Scott Speed of Red Bull Global Rally Cross fame joined his brother Alex and father Mike for the event.
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ROK Cup USA Orlando event gallery, April 7-9, 2017. Photos by Kart360.