F1 Boston Winter/Spring Junior League Round 10 Report:
Champions Crowned; Qualifiers Announced for Championship Race Finale
Braintree, MA (June 12, 2012) – The tenth and final round of F1 Boston’s Winter/Spring Junior League is in the books, capping off a great series of competition. The racing was intense as drivers battled to earn spots in the season-finale Championship Race. The league features seven classes to ensure each racer enjoys the highest level of competition their age, size, ability and experience permits. Each racer competes in three heats per round, with the top six drivers qualifying for the Championship Race. Here’s a look at the results:
Kevin Manning took the victory Group 1AA with 32 points by placing first, second and third in the three heats, plus two fast-lap points. Manning wrapped up the series championship with 189 points – 17 points better than the field. Second place went to Isabelle Beecy, earning 22 points highlighted by a victory in the final heat. Nathan Laverdure and Nikolai Gabardi tied for third place just a point back at 21; Laverdure won the middle heat and Gabardi placed third in heats #1 and #2. With 163 points, Laverdure grabs third for the series and Gabardi takes fourth at 159. Jason Cheal and Simon White were next at 19 points apiece. Cheal’s round was highlighted by finishing second in the first heat and earning a fast lap point – he takes second for the season with 172 points. White placed third in the final heat and fourth in the first. Rounding out the top 6 competitors who qualified for the finale: Derek Creutz was fifth with 155 points and Joe Acero (13 points in the round) placed sixth with a 153-point total.
Group 1A delivered another great round of competition with the top seven drivers separated by just six points. Dimitri Bernardi prevailed earning 25 points by winning his final heat, placing third in the middle race and grabbing a fast lap bonus point. Luke Marcheski took second with 23 points also winning his final heat and placing third in another – he finished the series fourth with 155 points. Danny Rounds was third in the final round with 22 points including a win in his middle heat. Jakob Richardson was next, a point back at 21 featuring a second place result in heat #2 and top five in the others. Richardson placed second for the season with 168 points.
There was a three-way tie for fifth place with Jake Yazijian, Austin Nelson and Jonathan Schores all earning 20 points. Yazijian took second in heat #1 and finishes the series third with 161 points. Nelson – sixth for the season and the final qualifier for the Championship Race with 146 points – scored a second place finish in his final heat. Schores’ round was highlighted by a victory in the first heat. Christian Rogers took the top honors for the season with 185 points. Ryan Haartz also qualified for the Championship race, finishing fifth with 148 points.
Group 1B delivered an entertaining round of competition with Simon Steele posting his best round of the season – 32 points powered by winning his final two heats and grabbing third in the first. Juston Rusko was next placing second in his first two heats and taking two fast laps for 26 points; he finishes second in the standings with 186. Third place went to Chris Francis with 25 points including a win in his final heat and third in his middle run. There was a two-way tie at 24 for fourth place between Christian Abbate and Eamon Whitmore. Abbate won the first heat, placed third in the final and wins the season-long title with 194 points. Whitmore’s round featured a win in his first heat and fourth in the others. Brandon Haley (15 points in the round) was third for the series with 183 points; Kendra Levesque (22 points) was fourth with 182; Wallef Nogueira was fifth at 174 and the sixth and final qualifier was Deanna Horacio (21 points) with 172.
Group 2AA saw the top five finishers separated by just two points. Fiachra Quinn took top honors with 21 points – winning heat #1, placing top five in the others plus two fast laps. A four-way tie for second place at 19 points included Austin Cederquist (won his first heat and finished second for the series); Josh Melnick (three top fives and fourth for the season); Dylan Villa (winning his final and landing fifth for the season); and Bruno Epstein (winning his middle heat and taking sixth for the season). Matthew Stearns coasted to the series title with 175 points.
There was another close round of competition in 2A, with Roee Meyuhas earning the win a victory in the final heat and second in the first, plus a fast lap for 23 points. Meyuhas lands second for the series with 173 points. Just a point back for second place in the final round was Michael Toner by winning his middle heat and scoring top five in the others, plus two fast laps. Toner takes the title with 187 points – 14 clear of the field. Ryan Locke was next with 21 points fueled by winning his first heat and earning top five in the others – the effort secured him sixth place at 120 for the series. Fourth place went to Cameron Dunlap, earning 20 points including a victory in his final and a fast lap. He places third for the series at 150. There was a tie for fifth with Evan Dawley and Colin McMullen each grabbing 19 points – each earned second, third and fourth in their heats. At 141, Dawley places fourth for the season and McMullen takes fifth with 132.
Hayden Duffy scored the victory in 2B with his best round of the season – earning 27 points by winning his final two heats, placing third in the other plus grabbing a fast lap. The win places him sixth for the series and earns him a spot in the Championship Race with 159 points. Reagan Parent placed second in the round with 25 points including finishes of first, second and third in the heats, plus a fast lap. Parent takes the series title by the narrowest of margins. In a dead heat at 183 points with Jack Bennett, Parent wins by logging the fastest lap just 0.135 seconds better than Bennett. Bennett was fifth for the round highlighted by winning his middle heat. Raymond Parent was third in the round with 24 points; winning his first heat and placing top five in the others, plus three fast laps. With 171 points, he finishes third for the series. Quinn Yardley was next with 23 points including a victory in the final heat. Quinn lands fourth in the season-long points chase with 166. Ethan Kmiecik (19 points in the round) finish the season in fifth place at 161.
In Group 3A, Alec Schmidt won his second consecutive round, this time with 26 points on the power of winning the two final heats and grabbing two fast laps. He keeps the top spot and wins the series points chase with 178. Ronan Quinn was second with 21 points by earning two second place finishes, a fifth place in the first and a fast lap. Just 5 points off the pace he lands second for the series at 173. With 19 points, Michael Pedro and Egan Wond tied for third in the final round. Pedro’s round featured second in the middle heat and top five in the others – he’s the fourth and final qualifier for the 3A Championship Race at 140. Wong won the first heat and placed top five in the others. Joey DeAscentis rounded out the scoring with 17 points and, with 146 points, places third for the series.
Ryan MacDonald drove to victory in Group 3B with 30 points including two victories and a second place finish in the heats. The result sealed the top spot for MacDonald with 198 points – 12 better than the rest. Danielle Lawton was second, grabbing 25 points by winning her final heat, taking second in the middle and fourth in the first, plus a fast lap – the victory earns Danielle second for the season with 186 points. Connor Kennedy was third, featuring a win in his first heat and second in the middle contest for 23 points. Aiden Jennette placed fourth including a victory in the first and top five in the others. At 137, he takes fifth place for the season. Mia Ignoto rounded out the fast five with 20 points highlighted by taking second in her second heat and third in the other two. Nehal Ramlukan (17 in the round) places third for the series with 162; at 159, Charlie Marcheski was fourth for the season and Alyssa Abbate (14 points in the round) earns the final qualifying spot at 127.
Junior League competitors may enter as many rounds as desired – drivers competing for the season championships must attend at least 7 rounds. Points in each round are awarded to the by the top 10 finishers in descending order, with the drivers turning in the fastest lap in each race picking up an extra point. The top 6 drivers from each class will earn a spot in the Season Finale. Standings are updated after each event and can be found at www.F1Boston.com/league_results.htm. 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.
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