2012 F1 Boston Summer/Fall Junior League Kick-Off: Round 1 Report
Braintree, MA (June 28, 2012) – The 2012 F1 Boston Summer/Fall Junior League hit the track for Round One last weekend with exciting racing and great competition. The 11-round League features 8 classes, grouping competitors according to age, size, ability and experience. Points from each driver’s top 8 rounds accumulate to crown series champions with the top 6 drivers in each class qualifying for a season-ending Championship Race. Here’s a look at the Round One highlights:
In Group 1A Elite, Nicholas Gabardi took first place, earning 26 points – he improved with each heat, taking 4th in his first, 3rd in heat #2 and winning his final. Dimitri Bernardi took second at 24, highlighted by winning his middle heat, placing fourth in his final and earning two fast lap points. Third place was a tie at 22 by Nathan Lavedure and Jake Yazijian – each won a heat and placed top five in the others. Rounding out the top five, Christian Abbate and Simon White both finished with 21 points.
Michael Toner led the way in Group 1A, earning 31 points by placing third in his first heat, winning the middle event and taking second in the final, plus a fast lap. Jonathan Schores had the fastest lap in the group and placed second in the round with 27 points powered by winning his first, taking third in his second heat and grabbing three fast lap points. With 25 points, Kendra Levesque was third, winning her middle heat and placing top five in the others. Deanna Horacio landed fourth at 24 highlighted by winning her third heat and placing third in heat #2. Fifth place went to Eamon Whitmore, earning 21 points with top five results in each heat.
Dylan Amerena dominated Round One in 1B – he won the first and final heats and placed third in the middle race as well as grabbing two fast laps for 34 points. There was a tie for second between Nick Friend and Thomas Blinn. Friend won the second heat and placed fourth in heat #1, while Blinn took second in the middle heat and fourth in the final, plus a fast lap. Peyton Villa scored 19 points to land fourth, placing fifth in the first heat and second in the final. Terrell Hayes rounded out the fast five with 18 points highlighted by taking second in heat #1.
There was a small field, but plenty of great action in 2A Elite. Jack Bennett earned top honors by winning the second and third heats, placing fourth in heat #1 plus two fast laps for 27 points. With 22 points Bruno Epstein took second – winning the first heat, third and fourth in the others and a fast lap. Leland Frantz was third at 21 by grabbing second in the first two heats and fourth in the final. Next was Fiachra Quinn placing second in the final heat and third in the first two for 20 points.
The top three finishers in Group 2A were separated by a single point with Shane McCullum taking the victory with 24 points earned by winning the final, placing second and fourth in the first two heats plus a fast lap. Thomas Briggs and Reagan Parent tied for second at 23 – Briggs won heat #2 and placed third in the others and a fast lap, while Parent was second in the first and final, third in heat #2 and a fast lap. Raymond Parent was fourth at 20 highlighted by winning heat #1. Ryan Locke rounded out the scoring with 12 points.
The competition was extremely tight in Group 2B. There was a tie at the top as Hayden Duffy and Quinn Yardley each scored 22 points. In addition to earning three fast lap bonus points, Duffy placed second, third and fourth in the heats. Yardley took second in the final two races and third in the first. Kyle Cipullo and Ronan Quinn tied for third at 20 – Cipullo won his first heat, top five in the others and a fast lap while Quinn also won his first heat, then grabbed fourth and fifth in the next two. Jack Fedele was fifth with 19 points placing second, fifth and fourth in his races.
In a short field, fast laps made the difference in Group 3A . All three competitors Danielle Lawton, Ryan MacDonald and Nehal Ramlukan – won a heat, placed second and third in others for 24 points. Ramlukan also earned all three fast lap points to claim victory with 27 points.
In Group 3B, Jennette Aiden took top honors winning the final two heats, placing second in heat #1, plus two fast laps for 30 points. Ido Meyuhas won the first heat, placed third in the others and a fast lap for 23 and second place. Mia Ignoto scored 19 points to grab third, placing second, third and fourth. Alyssa Abbate rounded out the scoring with 18 points, highlighted by placing second in the final heat.
The 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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