FWT Round 2 Miami: Photo Review

17 photos of central figures that defined the second round of the 2019 Florida Winter Tour Championship.

Arthur Leist and his PSL-BirelART once again finished second to Christian Brooks in the ROK Senior Final.

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After qualifying almost a full second (0.803 second) than his closest competitor, Renato Jader continued to dominate the ROK Masters division.

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Luis Schiavo barely held for the victory in ROK Shifter Masters. He was exhausted after the 18-lap Final.

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Just a week after claiming the SKUSA Winter Series X30 Junior Championship, Luca Mars drove home his second FWT race win and has a mighty points lead heading into Ocala.

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In 100cc Junior, the class retained 10 entries with Santiago Biagi of Argentina taking the race win with a pass in the final laps.

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Rubens Barrichello was back action this weekend. After sitting out the Prefinal with a nagging rib, he suited up for the Final, passing twelve karts as the hard charger of the race.

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Orsolon Racing was up front all week long, earning four pole-positions in Qualifying, locking out the front row in ROK Senior and taking home two race wins.

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The quickest rookie in the Senior ROK category, thus far, has been Leading Edge Motorsports driver Arias Deukmedjian. An accident on the opening lap of the final while running in fourth prevented the Floridian from a likely top five performance.

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A wild second half of the Final featured three different drivers leading the Mini ROK Final, with Kai Sorensen being declared the winner after initial winner Italian Riccardo Ianiello was accessed a two-position penalty.

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While AJ Myers was in contention all week, he saved his best for the Final on Sunday and for the second round in a row erupted as the race victor in Shifter ROK.

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ROK Cup USA and their media partners (Kart360, CanadianKartingNews.com, Race Tech Development and eKartingNews.com) added a little fun to the event on Saturday afternoon, hosting a Media Dash for Cash. Brazilian Diego Ramos played his cards right and earned himself a nice $1500.00 payday.

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Mathias Ramirez and Danny Formal shared the front row all weekend in Shifter Rok, but in the Final Ramirez retired only three laps in and Formal faded after leading the first half of the race.

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Another steady weekend for the Jamaican, Colin Daley, in the Shifter ROK category. The DRT Racing driver now sits sixth in the season standings and can jump as high as third with a good run in Ocala.

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Unbeaten so far, Christian Brooks will bring his broom to Ocala where he has the chance to completely sweep the Florida Winter Tour.

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Beckham Jacir had to start all of the Micro ROK heat races from the rear of the grid, but he overcame his qualifying DQ to score the win on Sunday afternoon. 

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The Hard Rock Stadium has been one of the coolest venues to host a temporary karting race and after two races in 2019, we expect ROK Cup USA will be back in 2020.

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Speed Concepts Racing celebrated a win in Junior ROK and a runner-up finish in 100cc Junior competition.

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Diego Ramos
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Christian Brooks
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Many crucial points were obtained in the last chance drivers had to positions themselves for the final round in March.

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A full day of heat racing capped off by Ramos earning $1,500 in dash for cash event.