Canadians Compete in ROK the RIO

Here’s an excerpt from an article by Cody Schindel originally published on on Canadian Karting News this week. It mentions all the Canadians competing in Las Vegas this week, including our friends from Goodwood Kartways and New Speed Motorsports.

Over 300 entrants are on their way to the RIO All Suites Hotel and Casino for ROK the RIO by ROK Cup USA and we can’t wait to get there too. With the challenging global pandemic, there aren’t nearly as many Canadians competing this year compared to years past, but there are still 19 drivers ready to take on the best Rokkers from the USA and beyond.

Anthony Simone – 100cc Masters, NSM / Goodwood / Intrepid Kart – A year ago in Las Vegas, Simone was making his first karting start in more than a decade, now he’s heading back to Sin City with victory and the $2500 payday on his mind with a few more laps of experience under his belt from this season.

Rocco Simone – Micro ROK, NSM / Goodwood / Intrepid Kart: Racing alongside his father, Rocco Simone makes his international debut this week in Las Vegas. After a year of Mini ROK competition, he’s back in his rightful Micro ROK division and we’re expecting him to make some noise.

Jordan Di Leo – ON, Mini ROK, Goodwood Kartways/Intrepid Kart – The KartStars Canada Champion didn’t get his chance to compete in Italy and instead heads to Las Vegas to get his international competition in. He competed in ROK the RIO last year, albeit as a Micro ROK and qualifying on the pole position, and that experience will be huge in helping him get up to speed and racing with the leaders this week.


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