2012 F1 Boston Summer/Fall Junior League: Round 4 Report
Braintree, MA (September 5, 2012) – Round 4 of F1 Boston’s 2012 Summer/Fall Junior League took place last weekend at F1 Outdoors, marking the final outdoor event for the Series with another weekend of entertaining, exciting competition. Starting with Round 5 the Series moves back inside at F1 Boston. 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:
In Group 1A Elite, Derek Creutz had his best round of the season earning 30 points and the victory by winning his first heat and taking second and fourth in the others, plus two fast laps. With 88 points, he’s fifth in the standings – just 3 back of fourth place. There was a tie for second, with Jake Yazijian and Kevin Manning each grabbing 28 points. Yazijian’s round was highlighted by winning his first and final heats plus a fast lap while Manning got better with each heat, placing fourth and second before winning his final heat. The round moves Yazijian back into third place in the standings with 100 points.
There was also a fourth place tie in Group 1A Elite between Nikolai Gabardi and Nathan Laverdure at 25. Gabardi won his middle heat and placed third in his final, plus a fast lap while Laverdure placed second in the final two heats and fifth in heat #1. Gabardi remains in the lead position for the season with 110 points; Laverdure is 9 points back in second place. Christian Abbate, with 18 points in the round, has 91 points and stands in fourth place for the series.
The top three in the Group 1A field were separated by just a few points, with Jonathan Schores prevailing with 28. Schores’ round featured second place finishes in his first two heats and third in the final – he maintains the top spot in the standings with 104 points. Kendra Levesque was just a point back at 27 in a round where she won her first heat, took second in the final and fifth in the middle race. At 79, Levesque moves up to fourth place in the season long points chase. Eamon Whitmore was third fueled by a victory in heat #1, then third and fourth in the next two for 26 points. Whitmore is deadlocked in second for the series with Roee Meyuhas (21 points in the round) at 90 points. Christopher Francis took fourth with 24 points highlighted by winning his final and placing third in his first heat. Simon Steele rounded out the fast five with 22 points, featuring a win in his third heat and fifth in the others. Michael Toner (9 points in the round) is fifth in the standings at 78.
Dylan Amerena continues to dominate in Group 1B, taking top honors this time with 28 points including a victory in the first heat, second place in the final and fourth in heat #2. At 134 points, he’s 64 clear of the field in the season long standings. Nick Pregoni took second in his first round of the season, highlighted by winning heat #2 and placing fifth in the first heat for 20 points. Nick Friend was third with 19 points powered by placing third in the last two heats; he’s tied for third in the standings with Terrell Hayes at 65. Fourth place was a tie at 18 points between two racers competing in their first round of the season – Ben Amado and Josh Melnick. Patryck Edgarton (11 points in the round) is second in the standings with 70 points and Jonathan Zunitch is fifth at 47.
Three racers comprised the field in Group 2AA/2A with each driver winning a heat, taking second once and third once – so fast laps determined the difference between first, second and third place. Jack Bennett grabbed top honors with two fast laps to earn 26 points, Ethan Kmiecik grabbed the other fast lap to claim second at 25 and Shane McCullum was third with 24. In the season standings, Bennett leads 2AA with 93 points. In Group 2A, four racers are in contention as Raymond Parent leads the points chase with 73 and Kmiecik is just a point back in second. With 64 points, McCullem is third and Reagan Parent is fourth at 91.
Group 2B featured a big field including four drivers competing in their first round of the season. Hayden Duffy took the victory with 30 points featuring two wins and a second as well as two fast lap bonus points. Duffy also claims first place in the standings with 107 points. Eric Phillips and first-timer Lucas Wessel tied for second at 23. Phillips placed second twice and third in his first heat plus three fast laps and Wessel won his last two heats. There was a three-way tie for the fourth position at 22 between Quinn Yardley, Marissa Morgan and Jake Gibson. Yardley, who is second in the standings at 100, won a heat and placed second in another, plus a fast lap. Morgan took second twice and third in her first heat; she is third in the standings at 76. Gibson earned second and third in his first two heats while winning his final, plus a fast lap. Dillan McCullogh (15 points in the round) is fourth for the season at 65 and Kyle Cipullo is fifth just a point back at 64.
Only two racers hit the track for Group 3A, with Nehal Ramlukan winning the first and third earning 29 points and Ryan MacDonald winning the other, grabbing 28. With 110 points, Ramlukan is first in the season-long points chase; MacDonald is second with 77 and Danielle Lawton is next with 73.
Group 3B also had a field of four with Ido Meyuhaus taking the victory highlighted by winning the first two heats, second in the final and grabbing a fast lap for 29 points. Meyuhaus is second in the season standings at 80 – just three points off the pace. Aiden Jennette was a few points back at 26, winning the final and placing second and third in the others, plus two fast laps. With 83 points, Jennette remains the leader in the standings. Allysa Abbate – third in the round with 19 points – is also third for the season at 57. Mia Ignoto scored 16 points in the round for a season total of 35 and fourth place in the standings, while Sebastian Correa earned 12 points in his first round of the series.
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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