The sun was shining as the racing portion of the Florida Winter Tour ROK Cup got underway as much warmer temperatures greeted those in attendance at the Orlando Kart Centre after a very chilly few days of testing.
After scoring a pair of victories last month in Homestead Florida’s Kyle Kirkwood (Ocala Gran Prix/TonyKart) continued his reign on the category in Orlando where he easily cruised to four-second victory in Saturdays Final.
After getting out front early from the pole-position he held off a pressuring Ryan Norberg (Checkered Flag/PCR) on the opening laps before building up a gap and never making a mistake en route to the checkered.
Brazilian Andre Nicastro (Techspeed) eventually worked himself into second and ran the majority of the race alone while the battle on track was behind him for third.
Canadian Gianfranco Mazzaferro (Ferrolati Corse/TonyKart) held the position early, but he was pressured by Morgan Healey (Ocala Gran Prix/TonyKart) and eventually surrendered the position just past halfway. Norberg was also able to take advantage of Mazzaferro to claim the fourth position while the Canadian fell to fifth. From there, Healey held off Norberg to earn herself the final spot on the podium.
Action resumes on Sunday for round #4 of the championship.