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Rotax Pan Am: Ashley Rogero Impresses in Rotax Senior Final

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Rotax Pan Am: Ashley Rogero Impresses in Rotax Senior Final

There was a big shakeup in the Rotax Senior division on Sunday as the likes of Zachary Claman DeMelo (Goodwood/Intrepid) and Kyle Kirkwood (OGP/TonyKart) found themselves on the sidelines through the PreFinal with mechanical issues interrupting their reign. This opened the doors up for Dan Roeper (BN Racing/Birel), Luke Selliken (RPG/Kosmic) and Thomas Issa (J3/Kosmic) to takeover the front running.

But there was a different face at the front of the field when the dust from the opening laps settled; Ashley Rogero (TonyKart). Making her first start of the season, Rogero worked her way to the lead, then held Roeper at bay for more than 15 laps to score the victory.

The crowd roared, the fans cheered and many in attendance were very emotional to see Rogero take the win as a father-daughter privateer effort.

Roeper settled for second while Dalton Sargeant (PSL/CRG), another driver making a one-off appearance at the Pan Am finished third. DeMelo recovered well and was running as high as third before eventually crossing in fourth while Selliken finished fifth after starting the Final from the pole-position. Kirkwood, Elliot Finlayson (KoeneUSA/TonyKart), Morgan Healey (OGP/TonyKart), Issa and Canadian Zacharie Scalzo (KGK/FA Kart) completed the top-ten.

Marco Signoretti (Energy Kart Canada/Energy Kart) was running inside the top-ten before being involved in an incident, eventually finishing 15th.

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Ashley celebrated to a loud ovation from the crowd on hand. (Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN)

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