2012 F1 Boston Summer/Fall Junior League: Round 2 Report
Braintree, MA (July 27, 2012) – Round two of the 2012 F1 Boston Summer/Fall Junior League is in the books and we’re into another terrific season of racing. 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 two highlights:
There was a tie for the win in Group 1A Elite between Kevin Manning and Nicholas Gabardi, each earning 31 points. Manning’s round featured winning his second and final heats, taking fifth in heat one and grabbing two fast lap points. Garbardi won his second heat, placed second and third in the others and earned a fast lap – he remains in the lead for the series with 57 points. There was also a tie for third with Nathan Laverdure and Jake Yazijian both earning 27 points. Laverdure won his first heat, took second the next, sixth in his final and a fast lap, while Yazijan won heat #2, placing third and fourth in the others plus a fast lap. With 49 points each, the two are also locked up for second place in the standings. Christian Rogers rounded out the top five a point back at 26, powered by second place in his first heat and third in the others. Christian Abbate is fourth for the series 43 points and Brandon Haley is fifth with 40 – both scored 22 points in the round.
Roee Meyhaus took the victory in Group 1A, earning 30 points by finishing first, second and third respectively in the heats. With 45 points Meyuhas is in third place for the season. Next was series-leader Michael Toner, earning 23 points this round with top fives finishes in all his heats – he’s 8 points ahead of the field in the standings at 54. Eamon Whitmore was third with 22 points in a round that featured a win in the final and third in the first. Whitmore has 43 points for the series and stands in fourth place. Danny Rounds and Alex Hollenbeck tied for fourth with 21 points. Rounds won his final and took fourth in the middle heat, while Hollenbeck won his first and also took third in his second heat. With 46 points, Jonathan Schores (19 points) is second in the stands and Kendra Levesque (17 points) is fifth with 42.
Dylan Amerena once again was the dominant driver in 1B, earning 38 points by winning all three heats plus two fast laps to complete his second straight victory. Amerea remains atop of the leader board with 72 points – 28 clear of the field. Terrell Hayes was second with 26 points earned by placing second in the first two heats and fifth in the final plus the other fast lap – he moves into second place with 44 points. Patryck Edgarton finished third in all the heats to earn 24 points and take third place in the round. Edgarton has 40 points and third place in the series-long points chase. Matt Stearns was next with 18 points highlighted by grabbing second in the final. Jonathan Zunitch was fifth with 17 points and Nick Friend rounded out the scoring with 15. Friend is fourth in the standings at 36 – Thomas Blinn is fifth at 21.
In Group 2 Elite, Jack Bennett was the only driver competing in round 2, earning the 33-point maximum. Not surprisingly, he remains in first place in the standings with 60 points.
The top three finishers in Group 2A were separated by a single point with Raymond Parent taking the victory with 26 earned by winning the first heat, and placing second in the others. With 46 points, he’s in second place, just a point back from sibling Reagan in the standings. Ethan Kmiecik took second with 25 points by winning the final heat and taking a fast lap point – landing fourth in the standings after his first race of the season. Reagan Parent was third at 24, wining the middle heat and taking third in the others, plus a fast lap; moving into first place on the leader board. Ryan Locke rounded out the scoring with 15 points he’s third in the standings with 27 points.
In Group 2B Hayden Duffy grabbed 30 points to win the round fueled by winning his first and third heats, taking second in the middle race and two fast laps. Duffy is first in the standings with 52 markers. Quinn Yardley took second by winning the first; placing second and third in the others, plus a fast lap for 25 points. With 47 points, Yardley’s also second for the series. In her first race of the season, Marissa Morgan landed third with 23 points highlighted by a victory in her middle heat and a fast lap. Eric Phillips was fourth at 19 with top fives in all his heats, also competing for the first time this season. Four racers tied for fifth with 16 points apiece – Kyle Cipullo, Michael Pedro, Dillan McCullough and Egan Wong. Cipullo is third in the standings at 36; Pedro fourth with 33, and Alec Schmidt (15 points in the round) is fifth.
Just four racers comprise the field in Group 3A, with Danielle Lawton and Ryan MacDonald tied at the top with 25 points each. Lawton won the third heat, placed second and third in the other two, plus a fast lap while MacDonald was first in heat #1, second and fourth in the others, plus two fast laps. Each has 49 points in the standings for a second place tie. Nehal Ramlukan was next with 23 points highlighted by winning the second heat – he’s in first on the leader board just one point ahead at 50. Charlie Marcheski rounded out the scoring with 17 points.
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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