“BENIK driver to head back to Europe to compete in ROK International Final”
Already claiming the United State Pro Kart Series (USPKS) Vortex Mini ROK championship in August, Lachlan DeFrancesco added another title to his resume by claiming the top honors on the ROK Cup USA program, again in the Mini ROK division. With the championship, DeFrancesco has now received an invitation to join Team USA the ROK International Final in Italy in October.
“We are really happy with Lachlan and his results this season,” explained BENIK Kart’s Nick Mitchell. “He has consistently finished at the front of the field and has proven that he is one of North America’s top karting talents. This past weekend was no different as he had to overcome a 26th place starting position and ended the main event with a podium result.”
Born in Canada but with Italian roots, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident has been on a tear this year. Claiming multiple race wins and championships around the nation, DeFrancesco will head to the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Fikse Wheels Pro Tour as the point leader in the IAME Mini Swift division. Already garnering the USPKS and ROK Cup USA titles, the up and coming star will look to claim the unofficial Triple Crown in ‘Sin City’ in November after returning from the ROK International Final where he is set to compete at the famed South Garda Karting facility in Lago di Garda, Italy with the Factory Team BENIK.
“This past weekend in Orlando was awesome,” explained Lachlan. “Despite having an issue in the prefinal and having to start the main event in last, I had a great drive to the front of the field, eventually finishing in the third position.”
Lachlan DeFrancesco would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters for a successful 2015 season to date. Extra special thanks to Cold Stone Creamery, ION Cameras, BRM Watches, Breaking Sports, Supertune USA, Team BENIK and all of his teammates as well as Elliot Mitchell for all the hard work and coaching throughout the year.
Lachlan would also like to thank Andre Martins and Mark Coates and the organizers of the ROK Cup USA and USPKS programs for providing a positive atmosphere and a great place to race in 2015.