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Chilean fight at Lightning Winter Champs

Published on March 23rd, 2019

St. Petersburg, FL (March 23, 2019) – The final day at the Lightning Winter Championship needed just one race to complete the 7-race series, and it would prove pivotal to the overall standings. After day two leader Felipe Robles (CHI) used their discard for a starting penalty, it opened the door for Tito Gonzalez (CHI) and crew Trini Gonzalez and Alberto Gonzalez Jr (above) to bury their countryman today to take the title. With Gonzalez and Robles finishing 34-35, that shuffled the standings for David Starck to finish second followed by Steve Kirkpatrick and Ched Proctor with Robles down in fifth.

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Final Results (Top 10 of 46; 7 races, 1 discard)
1. Tito Gonzalez / Trini Gonzalez / Alberto Gonzalez Jr , CHI – 2 -8 -2 -3 -8 -3 -[34] ; 26
2. David Starck / Tom Starck / Jenna Probst , USA – 6 -1 -[14] -1 -9 -8 -3 ; 28
3. Steven Kirkpatrick / Jane Kirkpatrick / Neal Fowler , USA – 1 -[47] -4 -12 -6 -2 -13 ; 38
4. Ched Proctor / William Faude / Meredith Killion , USA – 9 -2 -6 -[47] -1 -5 -24 ; 47
5. Felipe Robles / Andres Guevara / Paula Herman , Chile – 5 -4 -1 -[47] -4 -1 -35 ; 50
6. Jeff Hayden / Mitch Powell / Jackie Morrison , USA – 19 -[21] -7 -2 -2 -15 -5 ; 50
7. Larry MacDonald / Maggie MacDonald / Jody Lutz , CAN – 10 -5 -8 -9 -[47] -21 -4 ; 57
8. Marvin Beckmann / Jimmy Barnash / Meredith Ryan , USA – 4 -9 -15 -[47] -23 -7 -2 ; 60
9. Betsy Alison / Will Jeffers / Hannah Sellers , USA – 7 -7 -9 -6 -25 -[35] -6 ; 60
10. James Taylor / George Auer / Bryan Bahler , USA – 8 -10 -18 -[47] -10 -16 -1 ; 63

This was the final stop on the 2-stage Lightning Southern Circuit which began with a Robles victory in Miami, FL. However, when combined with the results from St Petersburg, Gonzalez won overall followed by Starck and Robles. Full results.

2019 Lightning Southern Circuit
Mar 17-19 – Mid-Winter Championship – Miami, FL
Mar 21-23 – Winter Championship – St. Petersburg, FL

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