On Location: 2019 Stars and Stripes Open Live

Live timing, results, and reports from Pitt International Race Complex for the Rotax MAX Stars and Stripes Open.

The 2019 Stars and Stripes Open came to a close on Sunday at Pitt International Race Complex after an unprecedented day of racing. Any previously written scripts were thrown out of the window with many of the pre-race favorites having mechanical or on-track issues bite them. The morning pre-finals brought an increased tenacity from the day before, but it paled in comparison to what we witnessed in the afternoon.

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DD2 Final

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Josh Bethune 20 53.798
2 Race Liberante 20 4.483 53.999
3 Atharva Desai 20 28.862 55.064
4 Annie Rhule 20 3.357 55.329
DNF Jackson Edrington

Junior MAX Final

Luca Mars celebrates across the finish line of the 2019 Stars and Stripes Open in Wampum, PA
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Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Luca Mars 55.119
2 Weston Workman 3.953 55.084
3 Paul Bocuse 0.297 55.062
4 Maximilian Opalski 0.933 55.166
5 Nathaniel Cicero 3.436 55.156
6 Jace Park 1.569 55.144
7 Jack Jeffers 1.915 55.361
8 Kyffin Simpson 0.072 55.134
9 Macy Williams 0.846 55.34
10 Frankie Mossman 0.969 55.375
11 Sebastian Blanco 0.309 55.506
12 Ben Ruehl 9.61 55.982
13 Jake Simmons 30.938 57
14 Dylan Flynn 1 Lap 56.001
DNF Juan Pablo Cepeda

Master MAX Final

Tim Shutt
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Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Tim Shutt 20 55.698
2 John Bonanno 20 1.007 55.823
3 Michael Burton 20 11.798 56.262
4 Alejandro Parodi 20 0.518 56.285
5 Vincent Carey 20 0.401 55.911
6 Gary Peterson 20 12.382 56.589
7 Jason Leslie 20 3.392 56.871
8 Marshall Martin 19 1 Lap 57.966
DNF Christopher Rock 9 56.511
DNS Martin Pierce

Mini/Micro MAX Final

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Adam Brickley 0.428 58.721
2 Ben Maier 1.17 58.758
3 Cameron Weinberg 58.571
4 Carson Weinberg 0.072 58.702
5 Parker Delong 3.881 58.703
6 Julian DaCosta 3.314 59.074
7 Alex McPherson-Wiman 5.015 59.262
8 Kaden Dosmann 2.914 59.414
9 Austin Lee 2.223 59.511
10 CJ Bowman 0.337 59.18
11 Javier Herrera 1.581 59.348
12 Miles Hewitt 0.45 59.449
13 Costa Toparis 13.05 1:00.553
14 Ashton Henkel 17.376 58.79
DNF Alex Powell 58.451
DNF Brent Crews 58.361
DNF Danny Dyszelski 59.136

Senior MAX Final

Jace Denmark-Gessel
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Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Jace Denmark-Gessel 20 54.251
2 Justin White 20 3.789 54.358
3 Ethan Ho 20 6.404 54.356
4 Travis Wiley 20 6.861 54.482
5 Jacob Donald 20 13.416 54.769
6 Jake Drew 20 15.588 54.787
7 Vaughn Glace 20 18.194 54.744
8 Conrad Krawiec 20 18.614 54.709
9 Adam Rylance 20 15.759 54.738
10 Gunnar Bischoff 20 24.239 54.789
11 Jack Manzari 20 24.294 55.053
12 Andrew Schlosser 20 30.67 55.205
13 Daniel Callegaris Costa 19 1 Lap 55.337
DNF Trent Walko 15 DNF 55.279
DNF Gia Cicero 11 DNF 54.736
DNF Julian Peacock 11 DNF 54.754
DNF Connor Sideri 5 DNF 56.019
DNF Matt Goddard DNF

DD2 Pre-Final

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Josh Bethune 14 53.731
2 Race Liberante 14 7.869 54.142
3 Atharva Desai 14 7.055 54.748
DNF Annie Rhule 6 54.604
DNS Jackson Edrington

Junior MAX Pre-Final

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Luca Mars 55.17
2 Paul Bocuse 1.076 55.121
3 Weston Workman 0.248 55.185
4 Maximilian Opalski 0.472 55.188
5 Jace Park 3.44 55.141
6 Sebastian Blanco 3.065 55.616
7 Frankie Mossman 0.146 55.448
8 Kyffin Simpson 3.474 55.055
9 Macy Williams 3.355 55.671
10 Dylan Flynn 3.567 56.057
11 Ben Ruehl 0.205 56.206
12 Jake Simmons 23.567 57.281
DNF Juan Pablo Cepeda 55.552
DNF Nathaniel Cicero 55.163
DNF Jack Jeffers 55.427

Master MAX Pre-Final

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Martin Pierce 14 55.394
2 Tim Shutt 14 0.221 55.449
3 John Bonanno 14 5.494 55.862
4 Alejandro Parodi 14 3.711 56.047
5 Michael Burton 14 3.696 55.851
6 Christopher Rock 14 12.239 57.104
7 Vincent Carey 14 5.012 56.215
8 Gary Peterson 14 8.861 57.023
9 Jason Leslie 14 3.128 56.968
DNF Marshall Martin 12 57.613

Mini/Micro MAX Pre-Final

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Brent Crews 58.121
2 Cameron Weinberg 1.485 58.461
3 Adam Brickley 0.07 58.546
4 Alex Powell 0.368 58.457
5 Ashton Henkel 0.199 58.308
6 Parker Delong 2.649 58.285
7 Costa Toparis 0.225 58.225
8 Carson Weinberg 1.263 58.377
9 Ben Maier 0.356 58.516
10 Danny Dyszelski 2.03 59.024
11 Alex McPherson-Wiman 7.246 59.45
12 Julian DaCosta 0.156 58.521
13 Austin Lee 0.623 59.502
14 CJ Bowman 0.195 58.749
15 Javier Herrera 0.69 59.326
16 Kaden Dosmann 0.262 59.457
17 Miles Hewitt 12.28 59.426

Senior MAX Pre-Final

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Jake Drew 14 54.05
2 Jace Denmark-Gessel 14 0.778 54.139
3 Travis Wiley 14 1.79 54.224
4 Justin White 14 1.844 54.128
5 Ethan Ho 14 2.787 54.234
6 Jacob Donald 14 7.35 54.425
7 Gunnar Bischoff 14 11.045 54.779
8 Adam Rylance 14 11.561 54.745
9 Conrad Krawiec 14 12.288 54.69
10 Gia Cicero 14 12.728 54.652
11 Julian Peacock 14 11.862 54.539
12 Jack Manzari 14 16.774 55.015
13 Andrew Schlosser 14 19.288 55.046
14 Trent Walko 14 20.487 55.212
15 Matt Goddard 14 23.888 55.239
16 Vaughn Glace 14 24.813 54.776
17 Daniel Callegaris Costa 14 25.865 55.549
18 Connor Sideri 14 29.06 55.69
Luca Mars enters turn 3 at pitt international race complex
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Under perfect conditions, the third day of the Stars and Stripes Open has concluded after a full day of heat racing. Nearly 150 laps in total were ran on Saturday, a day full of both surprises and matched expectations.

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DD2 Heat 3

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Josh Bethune 10 54.108
2 Race Liberante 10 3.047 54.415
3 Atharva Desai 10 6.255 54.84
4 Annie Rhule 10 1.046 54.814
5 Jackson Edrington 10 44.575 59.171

Junior MAX Heat 3

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Luca Mars 55.281
2 Kyffin Simpson 0.744 55.445
3 Nathaniel Cicero 1.006 55.472
4 Weston Workman 2.072 55.36
5 Maximilian Opalski 0.063 55.711
6 Jace Park 0.439 55.388
7 Paul Bocuse 0.219 55.381
8 Frankie Mossman 1.632 55.762
9 Jack Jeffers 0.175 55.764
10 Juan Pablo Cepeda 0.155 55.619
11 Macy Williams 0.92 55.811
12 Sebastian Blanco 3.598 56.216
13 Dylan Flynn 4.391 56.558
14 Ben Ruehl 4.021 56.387
15 Jake Simmons 14.956 57.578

Master MAX Heat 3

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Martin Pierce 10 55.924
2 Tim Shutt 10 0.442 56.006
3 John Bonanno 10 0.867 55.949
4 Michael Burton 10 2.927 56.31
5 Alejandro Parodi 10 3.255 56.43
6 Vincent Carey 10 0.147 56.148
7 Christopher Rock 10 9.459 56.848
8 Jason Leslie 10 3.326 57.404
9 Marshall Martin 10 5.127 57.721
10 Gary Peterson 10 0.212 56.882

Mini/Micro MAX Heat 3

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Alex Powell 58.58
2 Parker Delong 1.712 58.713
3 Costa Toparis 0.142 58.741
4 Adam Brickley 0.116 58.462
5 Cameron Weinberg 3.547 58.888
6 Ashton Henkel 0.599 58.537
7 Ben Maier 0.12 58.932
8 Carson Weinberg 0.121 58.657
9 Julian DaCosta 0.12 58.909
10 Miles Hewitt 3.633 59.535
11 Danny Dyszelski 5.551 59.212
12 Austin Lee 0.936 59.974
13 Javier Herrera 0.257 1:00.033
14 CJ Bowman 0.117 1:00.021
15 Kaden Dosmann 0.742 59.946
16 Alex McPherson-Wiman 9.629 59.745
DNS Brent Crews
DNS Gavin Boschele

Senior MAX Heat 3

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Jace Denmark-Gessel 10 54.702
2 Jake Drew 10 0.359 54.652
3 Travis Wiley 10 1.017 54.866
4 Justin White 10 1.088 54.832
5 Jacob Donald 10 2.043 54.949
6 Ethan Ho 10 2.097 54.816
7 Julian Peacock 10 5.183 55.105
8 Gunnar Bischoff 10 5.368 55.103
9 Gia Cicero 10 9.122 55.244
10 Conrad Krawiec 10 9.292 55.529
11 Vaughn Glace 10 9.754 55.467
12 Adam Rylance 10 10.023 55.37
13 Andrew Schlosser 10 13.791 55.58
14 Jack Manzari 10 13.899 55.544
15 Connor Sideri 10 19.128 56.132
16 Daniel Callegaris Costa 10 19.424 56.142
DNF Trent Walko 5 DNF 55.687
DNS Matt Goddard DNS

DD2 Heat 2

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Josh Bethune 10 54.446
2 Atharva Desai 10 8.983 55.069
3 Annie Rhule 10 5.346 55.063
DNF Jackson Edrington 9 59.046
DNF Race Liberante 7 55.327

Junior MAX Heat 2

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Luca Mars 55.419
2 Kyffin Simpson 0.752 55.431
3 Nathaniel Cicero 1.055 55.423
4 Paul Bocuse 0.353 55.388
5 Jace Park 1.008 55.697
6 Maximilian Opalski 2.162 55.78
7 Weston Workman 1.702 55.724
8 Jack Jeffers 0.624 55.925
9 Juan Pablo Cepeda 1.36 56.087
10 Dylan Flynn 4.464 56.594
11 Sebastian Blanco 8.149 56.295
12 Macy Williams 2.536 56.14
13 Frankie Mossman 2.322 56.221
14 Jake Simmons 7.051 58.206
DNF Ben Ruehl

Master MAX Heat 2

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Martin Pierce 10 55.875
2 John Bonanno 10 0.707 56.077
3 Tim Shutt 10 0.094 56.038
4 Alejandro Parodi 10 7.249 56.542
5 Michael Burton 10 0.203 56.471
6 Vincent Carey 10 9.761 56.769
7 Jason Leslie 10 2.11 57.654
8 Marshall Martin 10 14.996 58.646
DNF Christopher Rock 3 57.462
DNF Gary Peterson

Mini/Micro MAX Heat 2

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Alex Powell 58.629
2 Brent Crews 4.835 58.702
3 Cameron Weinberg 2.099 58.9
4 Ashton Henkel 0.126 59.126
5 Ben Maier 1.176 59.365
6 Julian DaCosta 0.029 59.098
7 Adam Brickley 0.422 59.234
8 Parker Delong 1.634 59.369
9 Danny Dyszelski 1.566 59.355
10 Carson Weinberg 0.113 59.138
11 Javier Herrera 0.909 59.842
12 Alex McPherson-Wiman 0.065 1:00.005
13 Austin Lee 4.363 1:00.026
14 CJ Bowman 0.433 1:00.436
15 Kaden Dosmann 0.552 59.846
16 Gavin Boschele 22.448 59.551
17 Miles Hewitt 5.64 59.515
DNF Costa Toparis 1:00.492

Senior MAX Heat 2

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Jake Drew 10 54.595
2 Jace Denmark-Gessel 10 0.652 54.683
3 Travis Wiley 10 1.061 54.69
4 Jacob Donald 10 1.577 54.719
5 Justin White 10 5.913 54.787
6 Gunnar Bischoff 10 5.923 55.005
7 Ethan Ho 10 6.056 54.916
8 Vaughn Glace 10 8.084 55.025
9 Julian Peacock 10 9.028 54.833
10 Gia Cicero 10 10.618 55.247
11 Conrad Krawiec 10 11.32 54.932
12 Trent Walko 10 14.984 55.758
13 Jack Manzari 10 15.84 55.551
14 Connor Sideri 10 19.952 55.954
15 Daniel Callegaris Costa 10 20.111 55.874
DNF Matt Goddard 8 DNF 56.487
DNF Adam Rylance 6 DNF 55.515
DNS Andrew Schlosser DNS

DD2 Heat 1

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Josh Bethune 10 54.245
2 Race Liberante 10 3.46 54.543
3 Annie Rhule 10 3.451 54.735
4 Atharva Desai 10 2.152 54.825
5 Jackson Edrington 10 44.528 59.027

Junior MAX Heat 1

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Luca Mars 10 55.257
2 Kyffin Simpson 10 1.189 55.355
3 Weston Workman 10 3.023 55.472
4 Nathaniel Cicero 10 0.697 55.39
5 Paul Bocuse 10 0.391 55.581
6 Jace Park 10 1.791 55.291
7 Juan Pablo Cepeda 10 0.039 55.71
8 Maximilian Opalski 10 1.475 55.716
9 Frankie Mossman 10 2.669 56.026
10 Sebastian Blanco 10 2.738 56.05
11 Macy Williams 10 0.229 55.492
12 Ben Ruehl 10 1.182 56.248
13 Dylan Flynn 10 3.007 56.378
14 Jack Jeffers 10 12.513 55.63
15 Jake Simmons 10 4.471 57.903

Master MAX Heat 1

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Martin Pierce 10 55.547
2 Tim Shutt 10 0.227 55.729
3 John Bonanno 10 3.619 55.989
4 Michael Burton 10 4.549 56.339
5 Alejandro Parodi 10 2.537 56.5
6 Vincent Carey 10 6.844 56.402
7 Jason Leslie 10 5.938 57.345
8 Christopher Rock 10 0.308 56.92
9 Gary Peterson 10 0.626 56.953
10 Marshall Martin 10 4.27 57.346

Mini/Micro MAX Heat 1

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Brent Crews 59.394 58.595
2 Costa Toparis 0.28 58.424
3 Adam Brickley 0.073 58.72
4 Ben Maier 2.44 58.891
5 Julian DeCosta 0.062 58.932
6 Parker Delong 0.973 58.581
7 Miles Hewitt 1.944 59.259
8 Austin Lee 0.752 59.862
9 Danny Dyszelski 5.583 59.525
10 Ashton Henkel 0.289 58.717
11 CJ Bowman 0.08 59.525
12 Alex McPherson-Wiman 1.767 59.889
13 Kaden Dosmann 0.127 59.813
14 Cameron Weinberg 58.704
15 Alex Powell 0.169 58.525
DNF Javier Herrera 1:00.065
DNF Gavin Boschele 59.935
DNF Carson Weinberg 59.188

Senior MAX Heat 1

Rnk Driver Laps Gap Best Time
1 Jake Drew 10 54.423
2 Jace Denmark-Gessel 10 0.955 54.473
3 Travis Wiley 10 1.373 54.4
4 Justin White 10 2.511 54.492
5 Julian Peacock 10 5.584 54.666
6 Jacob Donald 10 6.277 54.678
7 Ethan Ho 10 6.602 54.646
8 Conrad Krawiec 10 7.452 54.774
9 Gunnar Bischoff 10 9.617 54.893
10 Adam Rylance 10 10.606 55.092
11 Gia Cicero 10 12.55 54.729
12 Andrew Schlosser 10 14.561 55.196
13 Trent Walko 10 17.503 55.394
14 Daniel Callegaris Costa 10 19.621 55.459
15 Matt Goddard 10 20.64 55.456
16 Jack Manzari 10 24.246 55.347
17 Vaughn Glace 10 24.636 54.944
DNF Connor Sideri 2 DNF 55.969

DD2 Qualifying

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Race Liberante 53.816
2 Josh Bethune 0.08 53.896
3 Annie Rhule 0.482 54.378
4 Atharva Desai 0.027 54.405
5 Jackson Edrington 4.905 59.31

Junior MAX Qualifying

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Kyffin Simpson 54.987
2 Luca Mars 0.015 55.002
3 Wes Workman 0.309 55.311
4 Nathaniel Cicero 0.002 55.313
5 Paul Bocuse 0.023 55.336
6 Juan Pablo Cepeda 0.024 55.36
7 Frankie Mossman 0.084 55.444
8 Macy Williams 0.109 55.553
9 Jace Park 0.039 55.592
10 Maximilian Opalski 0.032 55.624
11 Jack Jeffers 0.087 55.711
12 Sebastian Blanco 0.398 56.109
13 Dylan Flynn 0.273 56.382
14 Ben Ruehl 0.21 56.592
15 Jake Simmons 4.322 1:00.914

Master MAX Qualifying

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Martin Pierce 55.441
2 John Bonanno 0.114 55.555
3 Tim Shutt 0.163 55.718
4 Vincent Carey 0.473 56.191
5 Michael Burton 0.069 56.26
6 Alejandro Parodi 0.121 56.381
7 Gary Peterson 0.816 57.197
8 Jason Leslie 0.227 57.424
9 Marshall Martin 0.538 57.962
10 Christopher Rock

Mini/Micro MAX Qualifying

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Alex Powell 58.161
2 Brent Crews 0.235 58.396
3 Costa Toparis 0.174 58.57
4 Parker Delong 0.167 58.737
5 Cameron Weinberg 0.093 58.83
6 Julian DeCosta 0.015 58.845
7 Adam Brickley 0.183 59.028
8 Ashton Henkel 0.074 59.102
9 Carson Weinberg 0.071 59.173
10 Gavin Boschele 0.004 59.177
11 CJ Bowman 0.244 59.421
12 Danny Dyszelski 0.056 59.477
13 Miles Hewitt 0.039 59.516
14 Ben Maier 0.015 59.531
15 Austin Lee 0.01 59.541
16 Alex McPherson-Wiman 0.131 59.672
17 Kaden Dosmann 0.506 1:00.178
18 Javier Herrera 0.175 1:00.353

Senior MAX Qualifying

Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 Jake Drew 54.136
2 Jace Denmark-Gessel 0.104 54.24
3 Travis Wiley 0.125 54.365
4 Justin White 0.018 54.383
5 Jacob Donald 0.042 54.425
6 Ethan Ho 0.255 54.68
7 Julian Peacock 0.115 54.795
8 Gunnar Bischoff 0.009 54.804
9 Conrad Krawiec 0.167 54.971
10 Vaughn Glace 0.057 55.028
11 Andrew Schlosser 0.097 55.125
12 Trent Walko 0.129 55.254
13 Jack Manzari 0.064 55.318
14 Gia Cicero 0.036 55.354
15 Daniel Callegaris Costa 0.191 55.545
16 Matt Goddard 0.267 55.812
17 Adam Rylance 0.388 56.2
18 Connor Sideri
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The Rotax MAX Stars and Stripes Open makes its debut this weekend at Pitt International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania, a town just north of Pittsburgh. The race formerly known as the United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals is now the lead event for Rotax in the U.S. under the guidance of J3 Competition, the northern distributor for the Rotax MAX product line in the United States.

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