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Cox finishes Third in Ocala
Alex Powell has been the star of weekend in Micro ROK and would lead the field in a gloomy Final. Powell continued to demonstrate his dominance, leading the field early on, with a heavy challenge from the four kart train just behind. Matheus Ferreira, Elliot Cox, Brandon Carr, and Emerson Fittipaldi ran behind. Fittipaldi, who struggled to find pace all week was turning his weekend around, with a shot a victory. However back upfront it was Brandon Carr who was challenging Alex Powell's chance of victory as he would take the lead on lap 11.
Elliot Cox would trail in third, with rain on the way. Things were about to get interesting here with six laps to go and a ten degree drop in temperature. At this point with winds increasing and five to go, both Carr and Powell opened a two second gap to Ferreira in third. As the race came to a close, we watched the field space out, with rain falling. Carr`s rain legs came to life, as in just one lap the young man opened a two and a half second gap to take victory.
Powell would trail behind in second, with Elliot Cox in third. Emerson Fittipaldi made a great recovery, coming home in fourth after a challenging week. Frankie Iadevaia was able to crack the top ten with a ninth place finish as the skies opened up.
Cox Wins in New Orleans
Brandon Carr (Benik) appeared to be the major threat again in the Micro Swift division as the Saturday winner came through with the Prefinal victory. Elliot Cox (Vemme) had other plans. The lead pack was four with Frankie Iadevaia (Nitro Kart) getting away early but reeled back in by Carr, Cox and top qualifier Alex Powell (Tony Kart). Carr led the majority of the Final until two laps remaining when Cox took over the point. He held a defensive line into turn one, allowing Carr to slip past on the exit. The draft help Cox get back alongside Carr at the end of the straight, setting up for a pass at turn three. Cox came out of the corner strong, establishing a gap ahead of Carr as Iadevaia slipped past for second. Unchallenged to the checkered flag, Cox took home the victory. Iadevaia gave Nitro Kart its first SKUSA Pro Tour podium with Powell slipping past for third. A one position penalty for contact dropped Powell to fourth, moving Carr back to third. The fight for fifth went down to the wire with Caleb Gafrarar (Parolin) earning the position.
12 year-old kart racer from Indy. #51. 2017 SKUSA Champion. CRG Nordam team driver. Founder of Driving for Dyslexia. Races to raise awareness for Alex's Lemonade Stand and Driving for Dyslexia. Results and news will be posted here!