Summer comes to a close with Race #6 of the ROK Sonoma presented by Sanzaru series on August 17th & 18th
Mini ROK to be the Feature Class
The summer will come to a close with Race #6 of the 2019 ROK Sonoma presented by Sanzaru race series. The challenging National track layout will test all drivers focus at this race. The Mini ROK class will be the VP “Feature Class” this weekend with the winner taking home $100 “Sanzaru Bucks.”
The Mini ROK class has had a large turnout this season. With First Place on the podium being switched around throughout these last five races, Anthony White currently holds the top spot in points but right behind him is Adam Freire by 35 points and Alex Rantala by 50 points after the drop. But don’t count out the other strong contenders Christian Cameron, and Casey Moyer. Each of these fearless young drivers has the opportunity to take the Championship as the race points increase with every heat race. This VP Feature class will be one to watch.
Reviewing the drop possibility after the first five races, the remaining classes have some very tight point races when one looks at the Net Points. In the Junior ROK class the battle of the Jac(K)obs continues, Jacob Franks leads with Jakob Paepke close behind (-50). In Senior ROK, after the points drop, William Ferguson still leads the class with Ryan Martin tailing close (-70). In the Master ROK class, after the drop, Eric Molinatti only leads John Breidinger by 50 points. The Senior ROK Shifter class seems to be a repeat of 2018 with Zach Pettinicchi ahead of Enzo Prevost by 15 points. Also close in points is in the Master ROK Shifter class where Jim Inglebright leads Kevin Woods by a mere 20 points. We won’t leave out the 80 Masters with Roger Cornwall ahead of Tom Nelson by 55 points and 125 Shifter Limited’s Richard Hilleman leading Charles Hastings by 45 points. But competition will intensify as the points increase with every, heat, every main and every race. All are aiming to be the Champion of their ROK Sonoma class and win a free entry to ROK the Rio in Las Vegas, NV on Oct 28th – Nov 2nd.
Qualifying – At this time we will be continuing the existing Qualifying procedures for the remainder of the 2019 season. It will be the driver’s responsibility to get their 5 laps completed in the allotted time for that session. If anyone has any questions, please reach out to the Race Director before qualifying.
Awards Banquet - The date of the 2019 ROK Sonoma presented by Sanzaru Awards Banquet will be December 7th and is being held at The Key Room in Novato across the street from the Courtyard by Marriott.
REMEMBER: Race #8 has been rescheduled from Oct 12-13 to Oct 19th-20th
On-Line Registration - We'll be using MotorsportReg.com to manage our registrations, making it quick and easy for you to check into our events. Our upcoming ROK Sonoma Race #6 on August 17-18 is now open for registration until 5 pm, Saturday, August 17th. Here's the link to sign up: http://msreg.com/ROK-Race6-2019. If you don't already have a MotorsportReg account, you will be prompted to create one as part of the registration process. If you have questions about how to use MotorsportReg, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll help you out. If you have questions about the event, contact Paula at email@example.com.
The race weekend will start with a Practice day on Saturday. All ROK Sonoma classes will be able to get in as many as nine practice sessions during the day. Practice starts at 8:10 am and runs to 5:00 pm. Registration will open at 6:45 am. Practice is open to all drivers who are up to normal racing speeds with a kart that meets current karting safety specifications. Cost is $60.
Sunday’s race day begins at 8:10 am with a quick round of practice for the six race groups followed by a five-lap timed Qualifying session, two Pre-Mains giving Micro/Mini 10 laps and remaining classes 12 laps. The Main will have Micro/Mini 15 laps Senior & Master Shifters 25 laps and 18 laps for the remaining classes. Registration opens at 6:45 am. Race Entry is $110 for the first class, $75 for the second. $15 for transponder rental if needed, $250 Full-size Bridgestones, $235 Cadet Bridgestones, $85 5 gals VP fuel, $21 for Motul oil, $10 for all crew and spectators, and kids under 12 are $5.