Braintree, MA (July 2, 2014) – The fifth round of F1 Boston’s Summer Junior League took place last weekend and with only two rounds left, the competition is heating up for season-long bragging rights. The Junior League, open to drivers 7 to 17 who have completed an F1 Boston junior racing academy, features seven classes that organize competitors according to age, size, ability and experience. Points from each driver’s top six rounds count towards crowning series champions, the top six drivers in each class also qualify for a season-ending Championship Finale. Each round includes a practice session, followed by three heats. Here’s a look at the highlights:
In Group 1AA Simon White took top honors for the first time this season by winning the final heat after finishing second in the first two heats to earn 32 points. The victory brings his season tally to 96 points and moves him into fourth place. Ryan Haartz was second with 30 points earned by winning the first heat, landing second in the final and fourth in heat #2 plus two fast lap bonus points – with 133 points he remains the leader in the standings. Luke Marcheski landed third with 19 points highlighted by winning the second heat and placing fifth in the first. Jake Yazijian was next scoring 17 points by finishing fourth in heat #1 and fifth in the others plus a fast lap. With 109 points Yazijian moves into second place for the season. Eamon Whitmore was fifth with 16 points earned by taking third place in heat #1 and fourth in the final. Dimitri Berardi (10 points in the round) is third with 102 points for the season; Austin Nelson (5 points) is fifth with 93.
Jason Henrique won his first round of the season amassing 30 points by winning the first heat, placing second in the middle heat and third in the final – with 77 points he’s fourth in the standings. There was a 20-point second place tie between Logan Kress and Ben Amado – Kress took third place in the first two heats; Amado took second in heat #1 and fourth in heat #2. Kress leads in the season standings with 112 and Amado is third at 100. Fourth place went to Hugh North with 16 points fueled by winning the final heat and gathering a fast lap – with 103 points he standings in second for the season. William Gunn was fifth including a fourth place result in the final and fifth in heat #1. Dimitry Gentile is fifth in the standings with 75 points.
Group 1B’s James Tringale took his second straight victory scoring 30 points by winning the first two heats and placing fifth in the final plus a fast lap – he moves up a notch to third place in the standings with 106 points. Jack George grabbed second with 22 points by winning the final after placing fifth in the first two heats. With 117 points, George is second in the season-long points chase. Thomas Briggs with third, earning 21 points highlighted by taking second in heat #2 and third in the final. Biggs is atop the leader board with 125 points for the season. Nolan Prince was next with 18 points powered by taking fourth in the last two heats plus two fast laps – he’s fifth in the standing with 84 points. Tucker Olen was fifth with 14 points including second place in the final. Quinn Yeardley (9 points) is fourth in the standings at 101.
There was a tie at the top in 2A with Cody Dowler and John Webster each grabbing 25 points. Dowler won the first heat, took second in heat #2 and third in the final plus a fast lap – with 119 points he remains first for the season. Webster won the middle heat, took second in the final and fourth in heat #1 plus two fast laps. Hayden Purcell grabbed third with 20 points scored by placing second in the middle heat and third in the others. Dillan McCullough and Joey DeAscentis shared fourth place with 19 points apiece. McCullough won the first heat and placed fourth and fifth in the others – he’s also tied for fourth in the standings at 74 with Aiden Jennette (12 points). DeAscentis’ round featured a victory in the final and third in heat #1. Sebastian Correa (14 points) is second in the standings with 119; Hunter Johnson (14 points) is third with 76 points.
In Group 2B, Casey Jordan scored the victory impressively – he won all three of his heats plus a fast lap to earn 31 points. The win moves Jordan up to fourth place in the standings with 84 points. Nehal Ramlukan landed second in his first round of the season, earning 24 points by placing second in all three of his heats. Mia Ignoto and Bridget Duffy tied for third with 20 points each. Ignoto grabbed second in her first heat and third in the others, while Duffy won her final after placing fourth and fifth in the first two heats respectively. Ignoto remains the leader in the standings with 136 points; Duffy is third with 92. Adam Suski was fifth by scoring 18 points in his first round of the year, taking third in his final and fourth in the others. Masson Tessier (17 points) is second with 109 points; William Hopkins (17 points) is fifth with 78.
Group 3A had lots of space in the corners as only four drivers hit the track in round 5. Giorgio Giglio prevailed by winning the first and final, placing second in heat #2 to earn 28 points – he has 122 for the season to remain in first place. Bradley McCafferty was second with 26 points powered by winning the middle heat, taking second in heat #1 and third in the final. McCafferty is third in the standings with 96 points. Adrian Michael was next with 21 points including third place in the first two heats and second in the final – with 118 he’s second in the standings. Ben Suski rounded out the scoring with 15 points. Sean Kelly is fourth for the season with 66; Joe LoCicero is fifth with 65.
Just three racers took to the track in Group 3B with Christan Chiusolo prevailing with 30 points powered by winning the first two heats and taking second in the final plus two fast laps – he’s second in the standings with 77 points. Xander Correa was next with 27 after winning the final and placing second in the others plus a fast lap – he remains the leader for the season with 144 points. Ava Prussman rounded out the scoring with 18 points. Peigh Cooper is third with 63 points for the season; Jaden Iantosca is fourth with 42 and John Hanlon is fifth with 35.
Junior League competitors may enter as many rounds as desired – drivers competing for the season championships must attend at least 6 rounds. Check standings on our league results page. The League is open to all drivers with F1 Boston Junior Competition License that have completed an F1 Boston Junior Novice Racing Academy or Camp.