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Contecha caps a perfect weekend in Junior ROK

The Columbian was superior in every sense of the word in New York.rok cup usa

Diego Contecha
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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.

Race Results - Top Five

2018 ROK Festival New York Junior ROK Final
Rnk # Driver Gap Best Time
237 DIEGO CONTECHA 43.559
220 ALESSANDRO DE 4.937 43.883
299 RAFE ABDULALI 6.576 43.692
277 NICOLA ZECCHINATO 12.853 43.988
222 DYLAN CHRISTIE 15.548 43.978
Full standings
Rnk # Driver Gap Best Time
288 CHLOE CHAMBERS 15.803 43.936
289 JULIAN NAZARIO 26.534 44.415
280 GEORGE MEGENNIS 27.461 44.186
279 AIDAN FOX 26.172 44.186
259 ROWAN GILL 35.429 44.57
218 JUSTIN ADAKONIS 36.515 44.569
208 RODRIGO SANCHEZ 39.458 44.188
211 BRENT CREWS 3 Laps 44.575
221 AIDAN KENNY 3 Laps 44.533
248 GUNNAR BISCHOFF 13 Laps 44.356
212 AMELIA CANGIALOSI 13 Laps 44.594
281 BEN RUEHL 13 Laps 45.347
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