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