FWT: Paolo de Conto Sweeps Rotax DD2 in Ocala
It was another beautiful day in Ocala, Florida as the 2014 Florida Winter Tour hosted round four at Ocala Gran Prix. As the championship continues past its midway point and looks towards the final round next month, Sunday’s race day in Ocala helped give us a look at the championship contenders in each class.
Italian Paolo de Conto (KMS/Birel) was able to overcome a penalty in the prefinal to earn a convincing victory in Sundays Rotax DD2 Final, his second win of the weekend.
A three position penalty following the prefinal meant de Conto would start the Final from the fifth position, and following a great start he was able to slide into third behind leader Nick Neri (OGP/TonyKart) and Daniel Formal (PSL/CRG). De Conto wasted no time getting by Formal and then on lap four disposed of Neri to take the outright lead all the way to the checkers.
An impressive run by Jonathan Kotyk (OGP/TonyKart) would see the local driver finish second ahead of Formal, while Italian Alessandro Bressan (J3 Competition/TonyKart) and Formal completed the top-five. Canadian Jeff Kinglsey fought hard to finish a well deserved sixth while Fred Woodley (Maranello) was eighth.