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  • #37972

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    This 2014 Rotax Grand Finals from Valencia is now complete. Team USA came away qualifying nine drivers in the main events, and then scoring three top-10 finishes thanks to Oliver Askew (6th), Alan Rudolph (7th) and Nick Neri (10th). Alan and Nick were remarkable, coming from last on the grid. Really great stuff.

    We’ll have our final report on the site soon, but until then, congrats to all of the drivers on Team USA! It was a tough weekend, for sure.

    #37971

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    DD2 – Final
    10. Nick Neri (+17.507)
    26. Gavin Reichelt (+40.300)
    27. Michael Ilavia (+43.872)

    #37970

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    DD2 Master – Final
    7. Alan Rudolph (+18.973)
    Fastest lap on the last lap – 32nd to 7th!

    #37969

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Senior Max – Final
    6. Oliver Askew (+5.270)
    22. Phillip Arscott (+25.105)
    30. Jake Craig (+18 laps)

    #37968

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Junior Max – Final
    27. Sting Ray Robb (+25.995)
    29. Christian Brooks (+29.252)

    #37966

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    The torrential rain this morning has wreaked havoc on the race schedule, and Rotax officials have elected to scuttle the Prefinals and go straight to the Finals. This is definitely a disappointing decision for the three Team USA drivers who qualified through the LCQ, and were hoping to use the Prefinal to move up the order ahead of the Finals.

    #37963

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Heavy rain at the circuit put things on hold, and even after trying to get the Junior Max Prefinal underway, the standing water was just too much, and the race was red-flagged before the end of the first lap. The event remains on hold.

    #37962

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Championship Saturday

    Good morning, race fans and karting enthusiasts –

    The excitement has been building all week for today’s main events, and Team USA will put their collective support behind nine Americans who have qualified to run in the Prefinals and Finals. Sting Ray Robb and Christian Brooks will aim for glory in Junior Max, while Oliver Askew, Phillip Arscott and Jake Craig will be part of the Senior Max fight. Michael Ilavia, Gavin Reichelt, and Nick Neri will participate in DD2 and Alan Rudolph, coming off a brilliant run from 25th to sixth in the LCQ, will carry the flag in DD2 Masters.

    With the rain having arrived yesterday, and having continued through the evening, today’s morning warm-up became extra important. All of the drivers who qualified directly into the finals will get their first chance to sample the track in the wet, so post-session debriefing will be crucial.

    We’ll be following the races closely and will be posting the Team USA results immediately to Facebook and Twitter, and to this official forum thread as well.

    If you’re up early, or staying up late, to cheer on Team USA, enjoy the day…it’s going to be exciting, for certain.

    #37898

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Senior Max – Heat Race Points – Final Positions:

    16. Oliver Askew
    28. Phillp Arscott
    36 – Jake Craig – will run LCQ
    38 -Dan Roeper – will run LCQ
    60 – Mason Marotta – will run LCQ
    64 – Ashley Rogero – eliminated from competition

    #37897

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Junior Max – Heat Race Points – Final Positions:

    12. Sting Ray Robb
    22. Christian Brooks
    38. Ryan Norberg – will run LCQ
    43. Austin Garrison – will run LCQ
    57. Austin Versteeg – will run LCQ

    #37896

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    The final round of heats is now complete. Once again, assorted results for Team USA, but they will certainly have a large number of drivers in the LCQs. We’ll provide the heat race point tallies as they are made available to us. The LCQs are schedule to begin at 2:50 pm in Spain, which is 8:50 am Eastern.

    #37895

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    DD2 – Heat 3 – B vs C
    28. Jonathan Kotyk (+14.919)

    #37894

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    DD2 – Heat 3 – A vs D
    10. Michael Ilavia (+12.328)
    15. Gavin Reichelt (+16.233)
    31. Nick Neri (+7 laps)

    #37892

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    DD2 Master – Heat 3 – B vs C
    32. Mike Jones (+6 laps)
    35. Bobby Greene (+8 laps)
    DNS. Alan Rudolph (+8 laps)

    #37891

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    DD2 Master – Heat 3 – A vs D
    26. Erik Jackson (+25.370)
    27. Ken Maxfield (+25.799)
    33. Derek Wang (+32.546)

    #37890

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Senior Max – Heat 3 – B vs C
    2. Oliver Askew (+0.046)
    7. Phillip Arscott (+6.385)
    15. Dan Roeper (+12.203)
    17. Jake Craig (+12.489)

    #37889

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Senior Max – Heat 3 – A vs D
    15. Ashley Rogero (+9.935)
    35. Mason Marotta (+2 laps)

    #37888

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Junior Max – Heat 3 – B vs C
    8. Sting Ray Robb (+4.489)
    12. Ryan Norberg (+6.804)
    24. Austin Garrison (+15.599)
    27. Austin Versteeg (+16.391)

    #37887

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Junior Max – Heat 3 – A vs D
    21. Christian Brooks (+16.707)

    #37886

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Friday, November 28, 2014 – Heat #3 / Second Chance Qualifiers

    It’s going to be a very important day for the Team USA drivers in Spain, as the results have not been exactly what we’re all be looking for. The second corner of the circuit has been rough, and we’ve had to deal with more than our share of DNFs. It’s expected that we’ll have a number of drivers in the LCQs, but our girls and guys should be ready to attack to secure the final positions in Saturday morning’s Prefinals. It is dry right now, although the threat of rain remains.

    #37853

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    That wraps up the on-track action from Valencia, as the first two rounds of the heats were completed in dry conditions. The Team USA drivers logged very different results, although they were only able to post a total of six top-10 finishes. We’ll have our daily report posted later today.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

    #37851

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    DD2– Heat 2 – B vs D
    34. Jonathan Kotyk (+7 laps)

    #37850

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    DD2 – Heat 2 – A vs C
    9. Michael Ilavia (+4.880)
    15. Nick Neri (+6.218)
    17. Gavin Reichelt (+7.356)

    #37849

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    DD2 Master – Heat 2 – B vs D
    26. Derek Wang (+18.407)
    32. Ken Maxfield (+28.854)

    #37848

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    DD2 Master – Heat 2 – A vs C
    17. Alan Rudolph (+12.450)
    20. Mike Jones (+13.269)
    27. Bobby Greene (+19.624)
    30. Erik Jackson (+31.253)

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