In a race where James Egozi (Koene USA / Tony Kart) had gained the lead and lost the lead multiple times, it was hard to tell if the Floridian had the machine to win. For the majority of the 18-lap feature, Kai Sorensen (Supertune USA / Tony Kart), Nikita Johnson (AKT / Energy Corse), and Egozi had separated themselves from the field and had each taken a chance at the front of the field.
As the laps closed, Sorensen and Egozi had put Johnson in their rear view mirror to set up for one last duel. As the duo came through the final corners, Sorensen held a two or three kart advantage and decided not to defend. Egozi took that as an opportunity and drove a straight line into the penultimate corner while Sorensen took the race line on the outside. As the two were under braking, Egozi slid under Sorensen and almost parked it in front of the Californian, slowing his rival down just enough to win the drag race to the line.
Johnson could only watch from third as he finished off the podium in a weekend that had its ups and downs, but one he can be proud of. Jeremy Fletcher and Jace Park had a race of their own for fourth with Fletcher earning the upper hand by a mere .095.
Race Results - Top Five
2018 ROK The Rio Mini ROK Final
|28||147||ZACH OLSEN||4 Laps||56.644|
|29||114||ENZO SWAN||9 Laps||55.84|
|30||112||KYLE RAYMOND||10 Laps||54.21|
|31||105||AYDEN INGRATTA||12 Laps||55.459|
|32||191||LUCAS SZABO||17 Laps|
|34||120||FLAVIO OLIVIERI||5 Laps||54.297|