2012 F1 Boston Summer/Fall Junior League: Round 3 Report
Braintree, MA (August 15, 2012) – F1 Boston’s round 3 of the 2012 Summer/Fall Junior League featured another exciting weekend of competition on the Fountain course at the spectacular F1 Outdoors complex. 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 highlights:
Christian Abbate took top honors in Group 1A Elite by winning his first heat and taking second and third in the other two for 30 points – he moves up a peg to third in the overall standings with 73 points. Two points back at 28 was Nicholai Gabardi, with a win in his middle heat, second in heat #1 and fourth in his final. With 85 points, Gabardi retains the lead position in the season standings. Nathan Laverdure took third with 27 points including victory in his heat #2, second in the final and fifth in his first run – he’s now in sole possession of second place in the standings just 9 points off the pace at 76. Austin Nelson was fourth in the round with 26 points powered by winning his final, placing third and fourth in the others. Jake Yazijian and Dimitri Bernardi tied for fifth with 23 – Bernardi’s highlights included winning his second heat and grabbing third in heat #1, while Yazijian had second, third and fifth place finishes. Yazijian drops to fourth in the season-long standings at 72 and Derek Creutz (18 points in the round) is fifth for the season.
In a large Group 1A field, Jonathan Schores picked up the victory and 30 points, winning his first and final heats and placing fourth in the middle race. The win moves him up a notch and into first place in the series standings with 76 points. Six points back at 24, Roee Meyhaus grabbed second in a round that featured placing second, third and fourth in the heats. With 69 points, Meyuhas is in a tie with Michael Toner (15 points in the round) for second place in the standings. There was a tie for third at 21 by Eamon Whitmore and Deanna Horacio. Whitmore’s round was highlighted by a win in heat #2; while Horacio placed third in both of the first two heats. The pair also round out the top five in the standings – Whitmore at 64 and Horacio at 55.
The field in Group 1B continues to chase Dylan Amerena - once again he turned in a dominant round, earning 34 points by winning the first two heats and taking second in final. He remains atop of the leader board at 106 points – 41 clear of the field. Jonathan Zunitch was second, earning 30 points by winning the final heat and placing second and third in the other two – he’s fourth in the standings with 47 points. Terrell Hayes placed third with 21 points by taking third in the first and final heats, plus fifth in the middle race. With 65 points, Hayes is second in the season-long points chase. Patryck Edgarton was next with 19 points highlighted by placing second in heat #2 and fourth in the final – he’s third for the series with 59 points. Thomas Blinn was fifth in the round with 14 points including a fourth place finish in heat #2. Nick Friend, with 10 points in the round, is fifth in the standings.
Jack Bennett was the only driver competing in Group 2 Elite – he took home the 30-point max and remains in first place in the standings with 93 points.
In Group 2A, Raymond Parent took the honors for the second straight round. This time he pulled down 27 markers powered by a win in the final heat and second in the others, plus a fast lap. With the victory he ‘flip-flops’ with sibling Reagan for the top spot in the standings at 73 – Reagan took second with 24 points including a victory in the middle heat, second in the final and a fast lap. He’s now second in the series standing with 61 points. Ethan Kmiecik was third with 22 points including a win in heat #1 as well as third and fourth the others – with 47 points, he’s third in the standings.
In Group 2B Quinn Yardley and Marissa Morgan tied for the top spot, each with impressive results and 31 points. Yardley won all three heats and earned a fast lap, while Morgan won her first two heats, took second in the final, plus three fast lap bonus points. The round gives Yardley 78 points for the season and moves him into first place. With 54 points Morgan claims third in the standings. Hayden Duffy grabbed 25 points for third place fueled by winning his first heat, taking second in the middle race and fourth in the final, plus two fast laps. Duffy is second for the series, just a point back at 77. Dillan McCullough was fourth at 22, placing third in his first heat and second in the others – with 50 points, he’s fifth in the standings. Eric Phillips was fifth with second, third and fourth place results for 19 points. Kyle Cipullo – 17 points in the round – is in fifth place for the season.
Three racers hit the track 3A, with Nehal Ramlukan winning all three heats, plus a fast lap to take the round with 31 points. At 81, Ramlukan is first in the season point chase. Danielle Lawton was next with 24 points, placing second in the final two heats and third in heat #1 – she’s also second in the standings with 73 points. Charlie Marcheski earned 20 points for third and is fourth in the standings with 37. Ryan MacDonald is third in the standings with 49.
Group 3B also had a trio of competitors – Ido Meyuhaus took first place, highlighted by winning the final two heats and grabbing a fast lap. Meyuhaus is second in the season standings with 51. Aiden Jennette was a point back at 27, winning the first heat and taking second in the others; he’s tops on the leader board with 57 points. Alyssa Abbate rounded out the scoring with 20 points and is third in the standings at 38.
The complete 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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