Take a look back at the championship round of the 2019 Florida Winter Tour in Ocala, Florida. The event featured Vortex ROK categories, as well as both Vortex/IAME 100cc and Briggs and Stratton LO206.
On the pristine grounds of the Ocala Gran Prix facility, the Florida Winter Tour and its competitors hit the track for one last day of racing, marking the end to the 21st year of the North American winter karting series. Temperatures made their way into the 80's as the on track action also heated up when series championships were on the line. The increased points for the final round kept the drivers on their toes and anxious about their standing as they hit the track for the extended races.
After 20 heat races and 10 pre-finals, it was a demanding day on Saturday at the final round of the 2019 Florida Winter Tour by ROK Cup Promotions as competitors raced into the evening hours. A schedule change made prior to the weekend moved the pre-final events to the tail-end of Saturday in order to make for a shorter and more convenient Sunday for the racers. The weather remained perfect and the addition of the pre-final proved to mix things up a bit as some of the top contenders got shuffled around which should make for an exciting Sunday to come.
Clear skies set the tone for a picture perfect official opening day as 201 entries made their way around the Ocala Gran Prix facility for the third round of the 2019 Florida Winter Tour by ROK Cup Promotions. With the championships now in sight for many drivers, qualifying proved crucial for those drivers who need to both defend their position at the top or make up ground as this weekend now becomes their last opportunity to make a move in the standings.