ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru Completes Fourth Round of 2021 Schedule
It was another successful weekend for the ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru program. Along with drivers competing in the CRC Championship this event had one of the largest grids of the season, competitors raced under picturesque skies and Chamber of Commerce weather. As the season continues on, championship battles are shaping up as the season reaches the halfway point.
“Thank you to CRC, our teams and competitors for another successful weekend,” explained Steve Cameron. “As our series continues to grow, our competition level continues to rise. We are building drivers experience that they can showcase on the national level, and it is great to see how our program has come to life. We can’t wait until our next event in one month’s time.”
It was a two-kart race in the Junior 100cc class as Christian Cameron and Chase Hand put on a show with Cameron getting the upper hand. Scoring the fastest lap of the race and the win, Cameron outdueled Hand to take the win by just over three tenths of a second. Hand finished another three tenths ahead of the third-place finisher of Keagan Kaminski as Stephen Eisert and Anthony White secured fourth and fifth place results.
80 Masters & 125 Limited
Stephan Gaudreau was the driver to beat in the 125 Shifter LTD class as he trounced away from the ten-kart field to score the win. Fast lap honors would go to the second-place competitor of Patrick Beckley as Dee Baldwin finished less than five seconds in arrears in the third position. Greg Hoff and Trevor Geter rounded out the top-five while Dave Holstein was the fifth kart to cross the finish line but secured the 80 Masters race win.
Master 100cc / Senior 100cc
One of the largest grids on the weekend was the Senior 100cc class that was won by Josh Campbell. Earning fast lap of the race honors and drawing away from the rest of the field, Campbell took the checkered flag by nearly four seconds as there was a dog fight behind him. JC Perez was the second-place finisher completing the full race distance just over three tenths of a second ahead of Zachary Rivera in third. Aiden Kempf narrowly missed the podium finishing fourth on track but was just ahead of the fifth-place runner of Roman Madrigal as the second through seventh place drivers were separated by less than five seconds following the race.
Mini ROK & Micro ROK
Turner Brown was the driver to beat in the Mini ROK main event as he took the checkered flag by 2.808 over his closest competitor Michael McGaughy. McGaughy earned the second step on the podium just ahead of Devin Walz in third and brother Drew Walz in fourth. Jackson Baldus showed great pace throughout the weekend but a disappointing finish in the final saw him classified in the fifth position.
Mateo Calderon continued his winning ways in the Micro ROK dominating the day and secured another win on the 2021 season. Taking the checkered flag in the main event by 10.539, Landon Cordero-Dolph was the best of the rest finishing in second and Kanishk Karia crossed the line in third.
Master ROK & Senior ROK
National level frontrunner Billy Cleavelin stole the show in the Master ROK main event as he dominated the fourteen-lap final. Scoring the fastest lap of the race and consistently drawing away from his rivals, Cleavelin secured the checkered flag and celebrated on the podium. Mario Blanco Gonzalez was the best of the rest in second with Jure Gaspar earning himself the third step on the podium. At the end of the day David Palic was able to put his name fourth on the results sheet while Georgio Georgiou was classified fifth. Colin McGrath was the top runner in the Senior ROK class earning his first win of the young 2021 season.
Pro ROK Shifter & Master ROK Shifter
It was Cole Shade who reigned supreme in the Pro ROK Shifter category as he outpaced the rest of the fifteen-kart field to earn the race win. Though he was not the quickest, or even the second quickest driver in the final, Shade was able to be the most consistent and draw out to win by 2.012. William Ferguson was the second fastest driver on track and finished on the second step of the podium just ahead of Aidan O’Neill in third. It was Jacob Gulick and Ryan Martin that rounded out the top-five while fast lap honors went to Hunter Pickett in seventh.
It was another race win for Patrick O’Neil as he scored the Master ROK Shifter victory last weekend. Nick George kept him honest throughout the eighteen-lap final finishing only .224 behind O’Neil on the results sheet and his fastest lap just .002 slower than the race winner. O’Neil and George finished more than six seconds ahead of the third place runner of Michael Guasch with Alan Morte and Marcin Klopa finishing fourth and fifth respectively on track.
The next event in the ROK Sonoma Presented by Sanzaru will be July 10-11 as ROKKERS will compete once again on a yet to be announced layout at Sonoma Raceway. Be sure to login to the Kart Pass App and get registered today!
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