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DIEGO LAROQUE TAKES HOME ANOTHER WIN IN MICRO MAX.

CHRISTIAN MUNOZ CROSSED THE LINE FIRST, BUT A 5 SECONDS PENALTY GIVES THE WIN TO DEV GORE disastrous day in the heats Friday. He recovered from the tail of the grid in the prefinal to finish third in the final, cruising most of the race just ahead of Jak Crawford. Ashton Torgerson completed the top-five after a spirited race with Jeremy Fairbairn and Luca Mars. Masters Entering the weekend, Derek Wang had won nearly every Falcone GP Rotax MAX Masters title in the United States but he was still missing the glorious US Grand National title. That changed on Saturday as he drove the wheels off his kart to take home the victory. Battling with Billy Cleavelin, Scott Roberts and John Bonanno, Wang managed the race well, never falling lower than second and took advantage of a last lap race for second to build up a gap and take home the title, securing his position on Team USA for the fifth time in his career. Bonanno won the race for second over Roberts while Cleavelin had to settle for fourth after dominating through qualifying and the heats. Micro Dust was flying at the start of the AM Engines Rotax Micro MAX final, as many drivers were forced wide on the exit. Taking

big advantage of the melee was Branyon Tiner, who jumped from fifteenth on the grid to fifth while Josh Pierson, Jeremy Fletcher and Carson Morgan fell well down the order after starting up front. Up front, James Egozi and Diego LaRoque broke free immediately as Ashton Torgerson faded from the leaders after only a couple of laps. The lead duo worked together for most of the race, with Egozi taking a shot at the lead just past midway but LaRoque came right back and regained his position at the front. And while Egozi looked high and low for a spot to pass, it just wasn’t there as LaRoque completed his domination of the weekend with the victory, smiling from ear to ear at the post-race scale line. Pierson rebounded to finish third with a stellar comeback drive, beating Torgerson and Tiner to the finish line. DD2 In the Dallas Karting Complex Rotax DD2 MAX final, Dev Gore led for the first time this weekend after timing the start perfect to exit corner one out front. Immediately going on the defensive, Gore and Christian Munoz ducked it out for the lead over the next two laps until Munoz

got into the back of Gore through the final corner, half spinning the leader and knocking him down to fourth. The race went stale from there as Munoz built up a large lead, like he did all week long, while Gore advanced back up to second easily moving past Lawson Nagel and his team-mate Michael McCarthy. At the finish line Munoz crossed as the victor, but was accessed a fivesecond penalty for his actions on Gore, making Gore the US National Champion with Nagel scored third after a penalty was also accessed to McCarthy. DD2 Masters In the Dallas Karting Complex Rotax DD2 MAX Masters race, Nathan Mauel went untouched to score his first Rotax Grand National title after fifteen years of trying. Luis Schiavo crossed the line second with Erik Jackson third after Luis Zervigon entered the pits a lap early, and surrendered the third position.

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Vroom Kart International #183 - September 2016  

In this issue: FANTASTIC 4 Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart/Vortex – KZ), Fabian Federer (CRG/Modena Engines – KZ2), Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Parilla –...

Vroom Kart International #183 - September 2016  

In this issue: FANTASTIC 4 Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart/Vortex – KZ), Fabian Federer (CRG/Modena Engines – KZ2), Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Parilla –...

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