2020 Mini O’s Amateur Coverage
NICHOLAS ROMANO - 450 B
Although riders who were rather young in age sat aboard the 450cc motorcycles, the talent in which would empower them declared this to be one of the fastest divisions of the week. Modified machines to be noted, some of the engine packages were housed with an overflow of jaw-dropping power. Could the athletes of this specific group, keep them contained throughout the ever-roughening Gatorback circuit...? Only time would tell. Rolling onto the mesh launchpad, were names like Nick Romano, Gavin Towers, and Brandon Ray. Each sector of the United States would be represented, along with numerous other continents (often labeled under towns like Cairo, GA), as announcers went through the list of names. Once clicked into second gear, all bets were “on," so to speak, regarding each rider vying for the top spot in the running order. Riders were being shoved off track, brake-checks would ensue, as the field began to situate themselves from a single file procession. Whisking away with a violent twist of the waffle grip would be none other than Romano, forcing all who opposed to rising to his level of aggression. Creatively, he was masterful; arcing many of these corners with constant momentum, foregoing any notion of stopping and starting. The milliseconds, began to accumulate over time, reaping a hefty gap by the time the white flag arose. Gavin Towers, riding exceptionally in second, kept him honest; but was unable to topple the pace in which was presented. Romano would carve the track just like the Thanksgiving turkey per se, feasting on the misfiring of others while rolling to an outright win. The same pattern of riders would flow throughout the initial portion(s) of the main event, as Romano carried the torch for the rest of the field. Ben Garib was just behind, but the margin between the two would expand over time. Talon Hawkins and Luca Marsalisi, would do what was necessary to leap into the top three; continuing to charge with persistent aggression despite the rather slick surface beneath them. Romano, cognizant of what was going on around him, kept a watchful eye on the pack that yearned to pass him. That idea would never come to fruition though, as Romano exited the racecourse with the number one plate in his grasp. While Talon Hawkins accrued second, and Marsalisi’s mid-motor charge, equating to third.