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Rotax Pan Am: Dominating Run Earns Oliver Askew Senior Max Victory

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Rotax Pan Am: Dominating Run Earns Oliver Askew Senior Max Victory

Super Sunday has arrived at the Rotax Pan American Challenge in New Orleans, Louisiana! The final day of competition at NOLA Motorsports Park was once again held under very hot and humid conditions as drivers hit the track seeking victories and final tickets to next months Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, held back here in New Orleans.

Rotax Senior continued to provide plenty of intense racing on Sunday, with the TonyKarts of American Nick Neri and Ireland’s Charlie Eastwood duking it out in the Prefinal. Eastwood would go on take the win and the pole for the Final, while Sweden’s Philip Morin (FA Kart) tracked down the leaders in the closing laps, and take second away from Neri.

Eastwood got out front early to start the Final with American Oliver Askew (TonyKart) hot on his bumper. Not wasting any time, Askew went to the lead before the first circuit was complete, and he brought Morin with him. Morin and Eastwood held each other up enough, that allowed Askew to pull away and from there it was smooth sailing for the rookie senior. Lap after lap, Askew posted fast times as he pulled away from his competition. Eastwood would overtake Morin to take second back with Neri getting in on the action as well.

At the line, Askew scored the win, Eastwood came home second and Neri third. Jordon Lennox (CRG) of the United Kingdom crossed the line in fourth ahead of Morin.

For our Canadians, Zacharie Scalzo (TonyKart) and Zachary Claman DeMelo (Praga) finished tenth and eleventh, with Johnny Flute (Kosmic) fifteenth while Nathan Kelly (CRG) and Adam Dowler (TonyKart) finished seventeenth and nineteenth.

Askew’s win means American Andrew Palmer will join Team USA for the Grand Finals next month courtesy of the US Rotax Grand Nationals.

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