Gaia claims win and championship in Master ROK after Phillips comes in underweight
The win was just icing on the cake for Gaia's dominate FWT championship season.
Wesley Phillips was really the only other driver that could keep with the pace of this season's top Master driver, Magno Gaia. Phillips grabbed the lead right from the start, gapping the Brazilian by nearly a second on the opening lap. That gap remained consistent for most of the event, until the latter stages when Gaia started to inch closer.
However, the move for the lead never came from Gaia as Phillips was able to hold enough advantage to keep the Orsolon Racing driver back. Phillips would unfortunately come in underweight at the scale line, advancing Gaia to the win and joined on the podium with Adrian Donkers and Gabriel Iemma.
Whether he won or not, Gaia had the championship locked down, which the win only added to his advantage in the final table. The same three in the championship were the same three in the final, with Donkers and Iemma in second and third respectively.
Race Results - Top Five
2018 Florida Winter Tour Orlando Master ROK Final
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