It started back in Tucson, Arizona two months ago where Diego LaRoque (Nash/BENIK Kart) held off his hard charging competitors to sweep the weekends Rotax Micro-Max races and jump out to an early championship lead. A month later he did the same in Phoenix, dominating one race and then one again fending off any challenge in the next. Entering this weekends Rotax Challenge of the Americas season finale, LaRoque was looking to follow up on what his teammate Jak Crawford did only one year ago, win all six races en route to the title.
Race win number five came and went with relative ease. LaRoque jumped out to an early lead and simply put, he checked out and was unchallenged all the way to the checkered flag.
Entering Sunday LaRoque was focused and once again when the green flag waved he resumed control of his normal position up front. But this time he had company of his rear bumper as Leland Honeyman (Exprit) was looking to spoil the streak.
The battle was great, but Honeyman didn’t quite have enough and crossing the finish line with just under a half second advantage LaRoque completed the perfect sweep of the Micro-Max class and with it, gave Nash Motorsports their twelfth straight Micro-Max victory at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas.
Honeyman and Ashton Torgerson (Monster X Tour/KGB) completed the podium while in the championship standings LaRoque was joined by Josh Pierson (RPM/TonyKart) and Honeyman.