Lennox Loves North America in BirelART Debut
Competing in the red and white colours of the new BirelART collaboration for the first time, the United Kingdoms Jordon Lennox continued his reign on North American soil with a pair of victories this past weekend at the Florida Winter Tour in Homestead, Florida. Competing in the internationally talented Rotax DD2 category under the Jim Russell Karting/BirelART tent, Lennox scored convincing victories in both Finals, after battles with Frenchman Anthony Abbasse (DKC/Sodikart) as well as American Nick Neri (Anderson/BirelART) and Paolo de Conto (CRG USA CRG).
Lennox and Abbasse mixed it up early on both days, but Lennox was ultimately too strong for his competition and dating back to 2014, Lennox has now won his past seven starts in the USA, including five SKUSA Pro Tour victories en route to the title. On Saturday Abbase and Neri joined him on the podium while Abbasse and Sweden’s Douglas Lundberg (Goodwood/Intrepid).
Rotax DD2 was the headline class in Homestead with many in the paddock putting down their tools and making their ways to the fences whenever the class fired up on the grid. The racing was intense across the board with so many talented and recognized drivers competing.
We were very impressed with the pace of American driver Gavin Reichelt (PSL Karting/CRG) who drove to a four place result on Saturday as well as Canadian car racers Robert Wickens (Prime/Maranello) and Nicholas Latifi (Ferrolati Corse/TonyKart), who both earned top-ten results.