Ron White Racing all in for ROK the Rio

Northern California-based operation providing CRG Arrive and Drive programs for Las Vegas.

Racing with the bright lights of Las Vegas in the background is a rare opportunity. Ron White Racing (RWR) is making the decision an easy one for the upcoming ROK the RIO event with full Arrive and Drive packages available aboard the world championship CRG brand. Set for October 30-November 3, ROK Cup USA is hosting drivers from across North America and around the world to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the programs finale event of 2018. A total cash purse of nearly $35,000 is up for grabs on the weekend, with Ron White Racing excited for the opportunity to cash in over the Halloween week.

“Racing at the Rio is always a blast and brings back great memories,” stated White, a SKUSA SuperNationals winner in 2002. This will be the first ever, ROK the RIO event with ROK Cup USA, and we are excited for the opportunity to showcase our race team and products against tough competition in one of the craziest places in the world.”

Ron White Racing has spent all season long competing at the ROK Sonoma program at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The experienced staff at RWR has worked with drivers throughout the year in each of the ROK categories from Micro to Shifter, gaining success in all. Add in the CRG brand, with four decades worth of world championships, and the RWR operation provides the best equipment possible to compete with. All Masters Shifter victories have been with a CRG thanks to drivers Patrick O'Neill, Kevin Woods and Mike Guash. O'Neill is the current championship leader heading into the season finale in October. Anthony White has won five of the seven rounds in the Micro Swift category, competing in his first season. Wins on the year have come from Ron White himself in Senior Shifter and Aidan O'Neill in Junior Rok.

White added, “We have been kicking butt all season long in Sonoma. Our experience with many different forms of engines and manufacturers helps to understand the best way to tune engines, and it's showing with the results we've gained this year. Of course, CRG is the best product when it comes to chassis. Not only in the shifterkart ranks, but our single-speed and Cadet packages have performed very well partnered up with the ROK powerplant. I'm egger to see the results we can achieve in Las Vegas at ROK the RIO.”

Throughout the week in Las Vegas, Ron White Racing will have factory support from CRG on site for the ROK the RIO event. Euan Jeffrey of CRG Nordam and longtime employee of the factory will be trackside to provide support for anyone needing assistance regarding their CRG kart. The roster for the ROK the RIO continues to grow under the RWR tent. White is competing himself in Senior Shifter, alongside newly-crowned Texas ProKart Challenge champion and SKUSA Pro Tour winner Max Hewitt. O'Neill will be joined by Jeff Mills and Nick Major in the Masters Shifter. Dakota White is set for Senior Rok with Anthony White competing in Micro Rok.

Drivers interested in full Arrive and Drive packages for the event are encouraged to contact RWR quickly before spots fill up. Engines from RWR are also available for purchase or rent during the week.

Following the ROK the RIO, team drivers and the general public will have the opportunity to purchase the one-race-old CRG chassis and ROK engines utilized during the event. Orders are being accepted now on what could be the winning ROK the RIO chassis and/or engine

Ron White Racing continues to strengthen its reign among the top northern California kart shops and race teams. As the exclusive CRG distributor for area, RWR is looking to add dedicated dealers in the California region. For more information on Ron White Racing, please contact Ron White at 408-425-1102 or email [email protected] and find them on Facebook.


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