Rok Sonoma Presented By Sanzaru Completes Round Three
Solid Weekend Of Racing In The Heart Of Wine Country
The third round of the 2019 ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru saw drivers run the Simraceway Performance Karting Center Pro National Circuit, less the infamous tic, tac, toe section of multi-track facility. With a growing series each and every event weekend, series officials, drivers and teams are already anticipating round four in less than three week’s time.
“It is very nice to see our program growing and the amount of new Vortex ROK drivers that we have entering the series,” explained Steve Cameron. “As a series, we have goals and we are meeting them. Most of our competitors are leaving our race weekends with a smile and at the end of the day, that is what it is all about.”
Master ROK Shifters
Kevin Woods dominated the seventeen driver strong Masters ROK Shifter main event taking the race win my nearly nine seconds on route to scoring the fastest lap of the race. Neil Joseph edged Jim Inglebright for the second step of the podium while Travis Bowles drove his way to a fourth-place finish. Josh Buttafocc rounded out the top five, less than two tenths ahead of the sixth-place finisher Michael Guasch.
80 Masters/125cc Limited
The 80cc Masters and 125cc Shifter Limited class ran combined sessions throughout the weekend. Mat Kattanek scored the 80cc Masters win a mere .955 seconds ahead of Tom Nelson. Geoff Provo would cross the stripe in third, just ahead of Bob Bigiogni and Kassy Kidd. Stephan Cameron scored the 125cc Shifter Limited win as Anthony Ward and Richard Hilleman followed in second and third.
Senior ROK Shifter
Eleven drivers entered the Vortex Senior ROK Shifter class as Cole Shade rose to the top. Adding another victory to his resume, Shade scored his first 2019 win by 3.620 over Bryson Lew (who came from 7th place). Zach Pettinicchi chased Lew across the line as he was followed by Tim Barber and Seth Huntley.
Micro & Mini ROK
The Vortex Micro ROK win was awarded to Andrew Freire while Casey Moyer topped the Vortex Mini ROK podium blocks. Garnering the victory by nearly five seconds, Moyer outpaced Anthony White and Adam Freire, who added the Freire families second podium of the day. Christian Cameron and Nico Sarphati rounded out the top five coming home fourth and fifth respectively.
Master & Junior ROK
Jacob Franks took the Vortex ROK Junior victory while Eric Molinatti drove to the Masters ROK win ahead of John Breidinger, Brian Devert, David Palic and Stephan Gaudreau.
The Senior ROK category was nine drivers strong but none stronger than William Ferguson. Ferguson secured the race win ahead of Austin Elliott and Wesley Boswell. Ryan Martin ended his day with a fourth-place effort while Eddie Shimmon claimed a top five result in fifth.
The fourth round of the ROK Sonoma program will take place June 15 and 16th at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center at Sonoma Raceway. Online registration is now open at Motorsportsreg http://msreg.com/ROK-Race4-2019. Visit ROK Sonoma on Facebook for up-to-date news, information, photos and results.