he got by, he built up a small lead and went nearly unchallenged by Askew, who made a late, last corner lunge for his life but couldn’t make it stick, allowing Craig to earn his second National title in his home state. It was a relatively smooth race as Craig jumped to the lead in the opening laps, then Askew went by on lap three. From there, the two worked together to ensure no other driver was in the mix at the end. Christian Brooks cruised by himself to take third, missing some of the pace in the final that he showed in the morning prefinal. Austin Garrison
and Enzo Prevost completed the topfive. “It was a very close race,” explained Craig after the race. “Luckily, Oliver and I were able to get a gap from the rest of the field in the beginning. With a few laps to go I decided to make the move to the lead and started to get a little gap. On the last lap I made a slight mistake and it came down to a drag race on the front straight and I got the win by a hair. It is an unbelievable feeling being a two-time National champion. The competition at the US Nationals is always very high so it is definitely a
huge accomplishment.” Junior Running last in the day’s order,
Koene USA Rotax Junior MAX was a firework show just awaiting the match. At the drop of the green flag, the match was lit and turn one was all carnage, collecting many drivers. When the dust settled, Aidan Keel was leading Dylan Tavella while offpole starter Michael d’Orlando had fallen to sixth. d’Orlando worked back up to third by lap five as Keel and Tavella traded the lead. A small error by Keel on lap 13, dropping a wheel in corner one, not only opened the gap to Tavella, it allowed
VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE 59
Published on Sep 5, 2016
In this issue: FANTASTIC 4 Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart/Vortex – KZ), Fabian Federer (CRG/Modena Engines – KZ2), Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Parilla –...