On Location: ROK Festival New York Day 2

Drivers have been greeted by rain and a wet track on the final day of competition.

A wet racing surface here at Oakland Valley Race Park will likely be the condition for the remainder of the events today. Photo: John Johnson / Kart360
01:38pm CDT

Formal fights through heavy rains to win Shifter ROK

Danny Formal, ROK Shifter
Photo: John Johnson / Kart360

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.

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01:28pm CDT

Micro ROK Final

2018 ROK Festival New York Micro ROK Final

Rnk # Driver Gap Best Time Laps
1 91 LUCAS SZABO 45.405 18
2 77 LUIS ALEJANDRO 2.328 44.956 18
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
6 4 Brayden Traver Retired 0
12:50pm CDT

Egozi brings his Sunday best to Mini ROK

James Egozi
Photo: John Johnson / Kart360

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.

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12:35pm CDT

Contecha caps a perfect weekend in Junior ROK

Diego Contecha
Photo: John Johnson / Kart360

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.

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11:52am CDT

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.

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09:10am CDT

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.