CKI: RDD Motorsports Florida Cup Homestead event report

RDD Motorsports leaves second round of Florida Cup with the lead in two Class Championships Deerfield Beach, FL -- RDD Motorsports of Deerfield Beach, Florida, the exclusive North American importer of the Kart Mini chassis, sits in the top spot...

RDD Motorsports leaves second round of Florida Cup with the lead in two Class Championships

Deerfield Beach, FL -- RDD Motorsports of Deerfield Beach, Florida, the exclusive North American importer of the Kart Mini chassis, sits in the top spot in two different class championships at the CKI Florida Cup after an outstanding weekend of racing action. With all four RDD Motorsports drivers on track the team put in a solid effort to take four podiums and six fast laps in the double-header weekend. The team rolled into Homestead-Miami Speedway for the second of three weekends of racing looking to stay on top of the standings and earn as many championship points as possible. Entering the weekend, Rotax Max Junior pilot Sebastian Ordonez held onto second in the point standings, while Mini Max driver Dalton Sargeant held down the third spot in the point tally.

"The entire team did a good job and the results showed our consistency and preparation, " comments Andre Serra, RDD Motorsports Team Manager. "With two RDD drivers running at the top in the points we are very happy with the performance of the Kart Mini chassis and the engine department."

In Mini Max all three Sargeant boys would see action at the permanent parking lot facility of Homestead-Miami Speedway. On Saturday race one action, Dalton would go P1 in timed qualifying as Logan grabbed second and Garett would slide into seventh. In the prefinal, the all RDD front row would not last for long as contact shuffled Dalton back in the field. At the line it was Logan in second spot with fast lap of the race, followed by Dalton in fourth and Garett in eight. For the final Dalton would not be denied a shot at victory as the elder Mini Max driver immediately went to the front and paced the field. At the line it was Dalton taking the top spot with Logan in fourth and Garett crossing in eight spot.

On Sunday, it would be Dalton running the clean sweep of the day. He took pole in the qualifying with Logan in P3 and Garett in tenth. The prefinal would see Dalton take the win along with the fastest lap. Logan was in hot pursuit in second and Garett, making forward progress, crossed in seventh spot. For the final, brothers Dalton and Logan would line up side-by-side to take the green. Dalton would slide into the lead, while Logan battled to hold the third spot. After moving into the second position, contact would send Logan back to the seventh spot. At the line it was Dalton taking his second straight win of the weekend with Logan powering forward to grab fourth and taking fast lap of the race. Garett would run strong to cross inside the top ten taking the eight spot.

In Junior Rotax action Sebastian Ordonez, the sole RDD Motorsports driver, would take third in Saturday qualifying to start inside row two for the prefinal. In the prefinal Ordonez would take the lead early and cross the line in first place and grab fast lap at the same time. Starting from pole for the final Ordonez would take the early lead and never look back. Crossing the line to take the win, Ordonez would again secure the fast lap for a second straight run. On Sunday, the Junior driver in yellow and black would do one better in qualifying to grab P2. In the prefinal Ordonez would again see the number two as he took second spot at the line in a tough battle for the top spot. Starting from the outside of the front row for the final, Ordonez would run for the lead on several occasions and have to settle for another second spot and again taking fast lap in the process.

After the weekend point tally, Dalton would sit on top of the Mini Max standings with Logan tied for third spot and Garett holding down the seventh spot. In the very tough Junior Rotax class, Ordonez would leave the weekend tied for the top spot in the standings.

"The boys ran well in Mini Max with Dalton having another great weekend," comments Serra. "We are in tough in the Junior Rotax class for the title and the final weekend will be some really good racing. "

Up next for RDD Motorsports team will be the third and final round of the CKI Florida Cup taking place at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That will be followed by the final round of weekend of FWT Rotax taking place at Ocala Gran Prix in mid-March. The RRD Motorsports team will also compete in the new Rotax Pan Am Challenge and head back to Las Vegas for the SuperNats late in the year.

-source: rdd motorsports

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Series Kart
Drivers Andre Serra , Dalton Sargeant