With many drivers utilizing the Florida Winter Tour ROK Cup program to prepare for the upcoming FWT Rotax Max event, both the ROK Senior and ROK Masters categories were filled with excellent talent and great racing throughout the grids.
Saturday race winner Kyle Kirkwood (OGP/TonyKart) took and easy win in the prefinal ahead of Christian Munoz (V Motorsport/TonyKart) and fastest Qualifier Gustavo Rofals (Kosmic). TechSpeed teammates Andre Nicastro and Joao Cuhna made their way up into the top-five over Morgan Healey (OGP/TonyKart) and Sasha Brun (PCR).
Munoz got the holeshot into the first corner of the Final just ahead of Kirkwood and Nicastro. But Munoz’s lead only lasted a few laps as he was passed by Kirkwood on the fourth lap with Nicastro coming with him. But that was all the action as the front three would spread out until the checkered flag. Kirkwood earned his second win while Munoz and Nicastro swapped positions from a day earlier. Rafols finished the race in fourth followed by Jamaican Jonathon Law (TonyKart).
In the ROK Masters category, there was very little excitement for Eduardo Dieter (TechSpeed) as he went uncontested all day long. While his lead was massive in the Final, the battle for second had the attention of the crowd on hand.
Raul Costa (Piquet Sports/TonyKart) found himself in hot water with the officials on a few occasions, coming into incidents with a few different drivers. UD Ramsey ran second for a good portion of the race until contact with Costa forced him to the sidelines. Salvator Bortoni (Piquet Sports/TonyKart) was able to work into the second position, but as he tired both Costa and Adam Pettit (PCR) worked their way by in the final laps.
From there, Costa attempted many times to get by Pettit but to no avail, that is until the final corner of the final lap. A very late lunge on Pettit sent him soaring into the outside barriers as Costa assumed the position unaware his competitor was unable to continue. The result saw Costa removed from the race, moving Bortoni back to second and Francois Brun-Wibaux (PCR) onto the podium.