Nick Leone

FWT Palm Beach: Martins is your winner in Shifter ROK Master

Afer a bobble in the heats, Martins fights back to the top on Sunday.

Andre Martins
Andre Martins Photo: Canadian Karting News

After an excellent start, Adriano Amaral was able to comfortably gap himself over Michel Legrand in the early stages of the Final. Both Andre Martins and Farshad Bagheri seemed to have been “caught” in terms of pace, after controlling so much of the weekend. Despite this, Martins was relentless in fighting for victory, as he closed the gap to Amaral. Taking the lead with seven to go, perhaps Martins had one more trick up his sleeve.

Relatively helpless at this point, Amaral's hopes in victory would only stay alive given Martins suffered a mechanical failure or driver error. Rounding the final corner with a one and a half second gap, Andre Martins would go on to take the checkered. Amaral and Legrand finalized the podium with Bagheri in fourth.

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FWT Palm Beach: Highlight Video

Experience the atmosphere in Palm Beach at Round 1.

ROK Shifter starting grid
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FWT Palm Beach: What We Learned

An impressive display of driving from nearly 200 drivers kicked off the 20th season of the Florida Winter Tour.

Robert Wickens and Marijn Kremers
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FWT Palm Beach: Wickens promoted to win after Kremers penalty in Shifter ROK

Driving infraction given to Kremers on track promotes Wickens to victory in West Palm Beach.

Orsolon Racing celebrates
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FWT Palm Beach: Magno Outlasts Rival Phillips in Master ROK

A late race failure for Philips removed any pressure from Magno.

Eduardo Barrichello
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FWT Palm Beach: Barrichello advances to the win after Norberg penalty in Senior ROK

After a thrilling race, Norberg demoted by ROK Cup officials from on track driving.

Start of ROK Shifter in Palm Beach 2018
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ROK Florida Winter Tour Palm Beach: Saturday

Ugochukwu flashes brilliance in Junior, Kremers is the driver to beat in Shifter.

Andre Martins
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ROK Florida Winter Tour Palm Beach: Friday

A rundown of the top contenders in qualifying.