After a disappointing weekend at the Canadian Open, Robert Soroka turned his attention to trying to win both the ROK and Rotax National Championships at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Soroka started the weekend with solid practice sessions in both karts, a confidence boost heading into the weekend of racing.
In the ROK class Soroka was able to qualify his kart on pole. Soroka also put together a great lap in the Rotax Sr. class landing himself in P4 moving into the heat races.
In the first rounds of the ROK class races, Soroka dominated; he pulled away from everyone and won the first two heats and the pre-final. In the Rotax Sr. class, it was a different story; no one could pull away, and drafting became an essential part of the race. A decent first heat followed by bumper penalties in the following two races hindered Soroka’s start position in the final.
Unfortunately, both finals did not turn out how Soroka had planned. A mechanical issue with his ROK Kart prevented him from starting the race, and a misjudged strategy involving rain tires spoiled his Rotax Sr. race. The results for the weekend were a hard reminder for Soroka that no matter how well the pre-final and heats go, the finals matter most.