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  • #35667

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Good day, karters! The 2014 running of the Rok Cup International finale kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday) with the initial practice sessions, and runs through to the Saturday main events. The field will include almost 30 drivers from North and South America, many who have participated in the Rok Cup USA and Rok Cup Canada series. We will be posting race results, photos and paddock information in this thread so that interested readers can have one location to get updated.

    It should be an exciting weekend, as some extremely talented North Americans will be participating in the event. We’ll be posting our event preview today.

    Rob Howden - eKartingNews.com Publisher / Editor - @RobHowden

  • #35676

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    HERE is the preview story, including the number of drivers from North and South America in attendance

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35689

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Photo from Canadian Remo Ruscitti

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35695

    Jim Derrig
    Participant

    Remo’s wicked fast.  Go Remo!

  • #35738

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    AJ Myers ride is ready for this weekend

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35757

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    USPKS champion Dylan Tavella getting his kart ready with Tiffin Willareth and Charlie Swayne working on his Tony Kart

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35758

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Olivier Bellanger on the grid before a practice session

     

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35769

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Straight from the Rotax Pan American Challenge – Ariel Castro is ready to race

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35803

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    THURSDAY – OCTOBER 23 – NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE

    Official free practice was run this morning at South Garda Karting, and the drivers are now into the afternoon sessions, which is classified at Non-Qualifying Practice. Qualifying for tomorrow’s heat races will cap today’s on-track action.  The class order is Rok, Junior Rok, Super Rok, Mini Rok, Rok Shifter.  The midday temps are in the high 60s and the track is enjoying sunshine.

    In the Junior Rok class, Olivier Bellanger and Ryan Norberg were both in the front half of their session, Bellanger in 12th and Norberg in 14th, less than a half-second off the lead pace.

    The North American contingent struggled in Super Rok. Remo Ruscitti led the way, sitting 24th in the first afternoon session, right around 0.8 seconds off the lead pace in Group 1. Don McGregor is running in the E30 class (over 30 years of age) and was 27th, while Joran Redlin ran just two laps before being collected by a driver who went off track, then shot back into the racing line, hitting Redlin in the right rear and bending his axle. In the second group, Chris Eagles is also running in the E30 class and is 2.9 seconds back in 34th, and has work to do to find speed. Rok Cup USA champ Dustin Stross was in the pits early, having turning just three laps.

    In the first group of Mini Rok, Ricardo Villasmil was 23rd, back by just over a second. Canadian Antonio Serravalle looks good in Group 2, sitting 11th, less than three tenths off, while Mathias Rameriz was 21st. Lachan DeFrancenso led the North American contingent in Group 3, finishing up fifth, 0.373 off the fast time in the group, while David Morales was 25th. In the final group, Jagger Jones looks to be in the hunt, sitting fifth, just 0.195 back. Dylan Tavela was seventh (+0.309) while Jace Jones was 17th (+0.657).

    Of the six Rok Cup USA drivers is Rok Shifter, AJ Myers has the best pace, running sixth in the session, off by just over a tenth. Augie Lerch was 22nd, over seven tenths back. Four of the drivers are in the E30 class (Masters) and it was Brazil’s Valdir Belizario who was quickest, coming in 24th overall and third of the eight E30 drivers. Rok USA champ Gonzalo Aponte was 28th, while Tom Hankinson and Daniel Miglorancia were 32nd and 34th, respectively.

    Live timing can be accessed via the following link:

    http://www.apex-timing.com/live-timing/southgardakarting/index.html

    Rob Howden - eKartingNews.com Publisher / Editor - @RobHowden

  • #35807

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Qualifying – Rok

    30. Ariel Castro (E30)-46.142 +1.050 (10 laps)

    Castro was fourth in the E30 group, roughly 6 tenths off the group top qualifier in the 14th overall position. Castro is the only Rok Cup USA driver in the category.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35809

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Qualifying – Junior Rok (Group 1)

    13. Ryan Norberg-45.416 +0.178
    16. Luis Jose Forteza III-45.434 +0.196
    22. Olivier Bellanger-45.558 +0.320
    29. Jacobo Camacho (Columbia)-46.053 +0.815

    Norberg and Forteza bounced around the top-10 all session, as a large group of drivers continued to post fast lap after fast lap. The highest position was sixth for both, ending up 13th and 16th in the group. Bellanger remained near the 20th position the entire time. Overall, after the second group was completed, Norberg and Forteza end up 21st and 24th.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35810

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Qualifying

    Super Rok (Group 1)

    19. Remo Ruscitti – 44.820 +0.456
    25. Jordan Redlin – 45.081 +0.717
    31. Don McGregor (E30) – 45.595 +1.231
    32. Christian Pottolichio – 45.609 +1.245

    Super Rok (Group 2)

    25. Dustin Stross – 45.476 +1.194
    36. Chris Eagles (E30) – 47.056 +2.774

    It was a tough session for the American and Canadian drivers. Ruscitti was into the top-10 on the out laps, but fell back and did not return, ending up recorded the best lap of the six drivers in the 31st overall position. McGregor was seventh in E30 for his group, 11th overall. Both Eagles and Stross were able to get quicker at the end, but both are still off the overall pace.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

    • #35812

      Karl Rickert
      Participant

      Thanks for the updates Rob and David! Any word on Live Video or Audio from the site this weekend?

      Thanks

      Karl Rickert

      KARTS

      livekarts.com

  • #35818

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Qualifying

    Mini Rok (Group 1)

    23. Ricardo Villasmill – 51.134 +1.157

    Mini Rok (Group 2)

    3. Antonio Serravalle – 50.222 +0.181
    6. Gianluca Petecof – 50.309 +0.268
    23. Mathias Ramirez – 51.174 +1.133

    Mini Rok (Group 3)

    2. Lachlan DeFrancesco – 50.701 +0.157
    13. Colin Queen – 51.145 +0.601
    16. David Morales –  51.185+0.641

    Mini Rok (Group 4)

    6. Jagger Jones – 50.823 +0.336
    9. Dylan Tavella – 50.872 +0.385
    17. Jace Jones – 51.092 +0.605

    Serravalle flirted with fast time in group, ending up third but recorded the fast time of all the North and South American contingent on hand. His time put him an amazing 5th overall of the over 100 drivers. Brazilian driver and Rok Cup USA champion Petecof was right there, just a tenth off his time. Queen and DeFrancesco were toward the top early in Group 3, with DeFrancesco second in his group but nearly half a second off Serravalle’s time. DeFrancesco did go purple in sector 3 on his last lap for his group. Morales was quick on his final circuit, ending up just off Queen’s time. Jagger and Tavella moved up the order toward the middle portion of the session and remained in the top-10 of the final group, ending up about six tenths off Serravalle.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35820

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Qualifying

    Shifter Rok

    13. AJ Myers – 43.244 +0.219
    23. Augie Lerch – 43.571 +0.546
    26. Valdir Belizario (E30) – 43.771 +0.746
    29. Gonzalo Aponte (E30) – 44.070 +1.045
    31. Tom Hankinson (E30) – 44.429 +1.404
    33. Daniel Miglorancia (E30) – 45.129 +2.104

    Myers and Lerch took two laps to warm-up before laying down their fast times. Toward the end of the season, it seemed they were trying to find space on the track and were unable to, as they had sporadic lap times in the final two minutes. Myers was in the top-10, but fell to 13th in the final laps. Brazilian Belizario was best of the E30 crew, fourth overall of the elder drivers.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35844

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    AJ Myers – Qualified 13th in Shifter Rok

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35866

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Heat Races – Round #1

    Rok:
    27. Ariel Castro (4th overall in E30)

    Junior Rok:

    (A vs B)
    6. Ryan Norberg (3.144 seconds)
    32. Jacobo Comacho

    (C vs D)
    8. Olivier Bellanger
    13. Luis Jose Forteza III

    Super Rok:

    (A vs B)
    26. Don McGregor
    28. Jordan Redlin
    29. Christian Potolicchio

    (C vs D)
    7. Remo Ruscitti
    20. Dustin Stross
    30. Chris Eagles

    Mini Rok:

    (A vs B)
    7. Dylan Tavella
    15. Ricardo Villasmill
    23. Jace Jones

    (E vs F)
    1. Antonio Serravalle
    10. Mathias Ramirez
    15. Colin Queen

    (C vs D):
    10. Jagger Jones

    (G vs H)
    6. Lachlan DeFrancesco
    8. Gianluca Petecof
    11. David Morales

    Rok Shifter:
    15. Gonzalo Aponte
    19. Daniel Miglorrancia
    26. Augie Lerch
    27. Thomas Hankinson
    29. Valdir Belanzario – DNF
    30. AJ Myers – DNF

    Rob Howden - eKartingNews.com Publisher / Editor - @RobHowden

  • #35867

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Heat Races – Round #2

    Rok:
    22. Ariel Castro (2nd in E30)

    Junior Rok:

    (A vs C)
    1. Ryan Norberg (HUGE WIN)
    32. Jacobo Comacho

    (C vs D)
    10. Luis Jose Forteza III
    16. Olivier Bellanger

    Super Rok:

    (A vs C)
    23. Dustin Stross
    28. Jordan Redlin
    30. Don McGregor
    32. Chris Eagles

    (B vs D)
    22. Christian Potolicchio
    35. Remo Ruscitti

    Mini Rok:

    (A vs C)
    18. Ricardo Villasmill

    (E vs G)
    9. Antonio Serravalle
    14. Mathias Ramirez
    24. Gianluca Petecof – DNF

    (B vs D)
    3. Jagger Jones
    13. Dylan Tavella
    23. Jace Jones

    (F vs H)
    4. Lachan DeFrancesco
    13. Colin Queen
    21. David Morales

    Rok Shifter

    16. AJ Myers
    21. Augie Lerch
    25. Gonzalo Aponte (E30)
    27. Tom Hankinson (E30)
    29. Daniel Miglorancia (E30)
    32. Valdir Belizario (E30) – DNF

    The Rok Shifter category started the second heat based on the results of the first heat race. Aponte and Miglorancia started inside the top-20, but fell down the order. Myers, who did not complete a lap in ‘Manche 1’, advanced 10 spots on the opening circuit to be 20th. He ended up gaining four more spots in the remaining nine circuits to set up a run toward the front in Heat #3 Saturday. Lerch gained five spots to finish just outside the top-20.

    Rob Howden - eKartingNews.com Publisher / Editor - @RobHowden

  • #35887

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Heat Races – Round #3

    Junior Rok:

    (A vs D)
    5. Ryan Norberg
    31. Luis Jose Forteza – DNF
    14. Olivier Bellanger
    28. Jacobo Camacho

    Norberg was up to seventh after starting 11th, and was the quickest driver on the track. He fought his way up to fifth, earning purple in sector 2 and fast lap of the race. Forteza retired on the opening lap, with Bellanger gaining four spots in the eight lap race.

    Super Rok:

    (A vs D)
    10. Remo Ruscitti
    17. Jordan Redlin
    23. Don McGregor (E30)

    Ruscitti gain one spot at the start and then jumped up to 12th by lap three. In the final laps, he gained to more to finish 10th. Redlin gained six spots while McGregor was fourth of the E30 drivers, moving up six total spots in the 10 laps.

    (B vs C)
    23. Dustin Stross
    34. Christian Pottolichio
    35. Chris Eagles (E30)

    Eagles retired on lap one, with Pottolichio out with three laps remaining. Stross was 25th after the first lap and gained two more positions.

    Mini Rok:

    (A vs D)
    16. Jagger Jones
    17. Ricardo Villasmil

    Jones was running inside the top-10 until two laps remained and he was shuffled back to 18th. On the final lap, Jones went purple in sector 2, running his fast lap to gain two spots by the checkered flag.

    (E vs H)
    1. Antonio Serravalle
    6. Lachlan DeFrancesco
    12. Mathias Ramirez
    14. David Morales

    Serravalle led early on but was then pushed back to second on lap five. On the final lap, the Canadian passed for the win. DeFrancesco was fifth after the first lap, ending up losing on spot. Ramirez had a stellar drive from the back, gaining 11 spots with Morales up two from his grid spot.

    (B vs C)
    9. Dylan Tavella
    21. Jace Jones

    Tavella did not move much in the eight laps, getting up to eighth at one point but fell back to ninth on the final lap. Jones was inside the top-20, but fell back toward the end of the session, dropping four spots from where he started.

    (F vs G)
    7. Gianluca Petecof
    14. Colin Queen

    Petecof fell back to seventh at the start after sitting sixth on the grid. He tried to fight his way forward, but remained in the same position. Queen was 12th after the opening circuit, but fell back two spots on lap four, where he remained to the checkered flag.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35927

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Friday, October 24, 2014
    Prefinal / Third Round Heats / Finals

    Mini Rok – Prefinal A
    11. Jagger Jones (transfer to Final)
    25. Dylan Tavella (transfer to Final)

    Mini Rok – Prefinal B
    11. Mathias Ramirez
    17. Gianluca Petecof (will run B Main – Bridgestone Final)
    29. Colin Queen (will run B Main – Bridgestone Final)
    30. David Morales (will run B Main – Bridgestone Final)

    Junior Rok – Prefinal A
    16. Jacobo Camacho (transfer to Final)

    Junior Rok – Prefinal A
    5. Ryan Norberg (transfer to Final)
    13. Luis Forteza III (transfer to Final)
    28. Olivier Bellanger (will run B Main – Bridgestone Final)

    Rob Howden - eKartingNews.com Publisher / Editor - @RobHowden

  • #35928

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Friday, October 24, 2014
    Prefinal / Third Round Heats / Finals

    Rok – Heat 3
    23. Ariel Castro (E30)

    Rok Shifter – Heat 3
    24. Gonzalo Aponte (E30)
    28. Augie Lerch
    29. AJ Myers

    Rob Howden - eKartingNews.com Publisher / Editor - @RobHowden

  • #35929

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Friday, October 24, 2014
    Prefinal / Third Round Heats / Finals

    Super Rok – Prefinal A
    17. Remo Ruscitti (transfer to Final)
    18. Dustin Stross

    Super Rok – Prefinal B
    18. Jordan Redlin
    26. Don McGregor (E30)

    Rob Howden - eKartingNews.com Publisher / Editor - @RobHowden

  • #35930

    Rob Howden
    Keymaster

    Friday, October 24, 2014
    Finals

    Mini Rok – Bridgestone Final (B Main)
    2. Gianluca Petecof
    10. Dylan Tavella
    13. David Morales
    18. Colin Queen

    Mini Rok – Final
    10. Jagger Jones
    13. Antonio Serravalle
    16. Mathias Ramirez
    25. Lachlan Defrancesco

    Junior Rok – Final
    15. Ryan Norberg
    21. Luis Forteza III
    28. Jacabo Camacho

    Rok Shifter – Final
    17. Augie Lerch

    Super Rok:
    17. Remo Ruscitti

    Rob Howden - eKartingNews.com Publisher / Editor - @RobHowden

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