Contecha caps a perfect weekend in Junior ROK

The Columbian was superior in every sense of the word in New York.rok cup usa

Diego Contecha
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The only blemish of the weekend for Orsolon Racing’s Diego Contecha came in the opening lap of the 26-lap Junior ROK final, losing the holeshot to AM Engines/Parolin driver, Alessandro De Tulio. It was only a few laps later Contecha would find his way back into the top spot and begin his quest to a 5-second victory, capping a perfect weekend.

De Tullio’s opening corner move on Contecha was one of only a few that pulled off the outside-spot maneuver this weekend, but Contecha had just too much for the Parolin driver to hold back. However, not all was lost as De Tullio will get his chance with Team USA in Italy at the ROK International Final as the highest placing driver who also competed in ROK Festival NOLA.

Third place went to Rafe Abdulali, who had high hopes entering this weekend and a possible victory on the horizon, but the Northeastern-area driver will have to settle for the final podium spot.

2018 ROK Festival New York Junior ROK Final

Rnk # Driver Laps Best Time
1 237 DIEGO CONTECHA 26 43.559
2 220 ALESSANDRO DE 26 43.883
3 299 RAFE ABDULALI 26 43.692
4 277 NICOLA ZECCHINATO 26 43.988
5 222 DYLAN CHRISTIE 26 43.978
6 288 CHLOE CHAMBERS 26 43.936
7 289 JULIAN NAZARIO 26 44.415
8 280 GEORGE MEGENNIS 26 44.186
9 279 AIDAN FOX 26 44.186
10 259 ROWAN GILL 26 44.57
11 218 JUSTIN ADAKONIS 26 44.569
12 208 RODRIGO SANCHEZ 26 44.188
13 211 BRENT CREWS 23 44.575
14 221 AIDAN KENNY 23 44.533
15 248 GUNNAR BISCHOFF 13 44.356
16 212 AMELIA CANGIALOSI 13 44.594
17 281 BEN RUEHL 13 45.347