Formal fights through heavy rains to win Shifter ROK
A broken clutch cable in Heat 4 was the only issue to come between Danny Formal and a perfect weekend here at ROK Festival New York. The HR Racing driver put it all together in the 26-lap final, grabbing an enormous win in Shifter ROK, ahead of Antonio Pizzonia and Rory Van Der Steur.
Micro ROK Final
2018 ROK Festival New York Micro ROK Final
|3||99||COLE NEWTON||9 Laps||46.522||9|
|4||29||AIDAN LOURENCO||14 Laps||49.395||4|
|5||16||PAULIE HART||17 Laps||49.65||1|
Egozi brings his Sunday best to Mini ROK
It’s as though these race weekends for James Egozi are scripted, as the Koene USA driver comes through yet again when it counts despite a mild heat racing record on Saturday. Jace Park had a firm grasp on the competition throughout qualifying and the heats, but it was Egozi who took over the commanding position when it mattered the most.
Contecha caps a perfect weekend in Junior ROK
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.
Krawiec takes advantage of the rainfall Sunday to win Senior ROK
Although Conrad Krawiec was in the mix on Saturday, his best finish of second had come only once in Heat 1. However, Sunday, Krawiec was clearly the driver to beat in the Senior ROK Final and he came home victorious despite the damp racing conditions.
The rain has arrived
We had expected rain at some point this weekend and it has come at an important time for the drivers. Rain is currently not falling, but the precipitation we received in the overnight hours and early morning look to be enough to keep the facility damp for the remainder of the competition.
Saturday we saw numerous drivers sweep their day, like Emma Delattre in Senior; Diego Contecha in Junior; and Jace Park in Mini. The question of the morning is: can those drivers keep their streak alive in these conditions.
Mother nature has thrown her curveball and we'll see soon how the leading drivers react to it.