2012 F1 Boston Summer/Fall Junior League: Round 5 Report
Braintree, MA (September 20, 2012) – F1 Boston’s 2012 Summer/Fall Junior League held Round 5 last weekend with a return to indoor racing. We’re just about at the halfway point and things are getting interesting in the standings. Here’s a look at the highlights:
There was a tie at the top in Group 1A Elite with Nathan Laverdure and Simon White each earning 29 spoints. Laverdure, who retains the second spot in the standings with 134 points, won his final heat, placed fifth in the first and second in the middle race, while scoring two fast laps. White also scored a victory in his final plus fifth and second in the others as well as two fast laps – he’s fifth for the season with 91 points. Third place went to Luke Marcheski with 26 points fueled by placing second in his final heat and third in the others. Nikolai Gabardi and Christian Abbate knotted up in fourth place with 24 points – each racer won a heat and placed top five in another. Gabardi remains the leader in the standings with 134 points, while Abbate has 115 for third. Jake Yazijian, 13 points in the round, is fourth in the standings with 113.
Jonathan Schores took his third straight victory in Group 1A powered by winning his first heat, taking third and fourth in the others plus two fast laps to score 28 points – he has 132 points in the standings and remains in the top spot. Danny Rounds took second place, earning 25 points by winning his second heat and placing second in heat #1, plus a fast lap. There was a tie for third at 24 by Kendra Levesque and Michael Toner. Levesque grabbed a victory in her final heat and placed third in heat #2, while Toner placed second in his middle heat, fourth in the others, plus two fast laps. Levesque is fourth in the season-long points chase at 103, with Toner just a point back at 102. Evan Phillips rounded out the top five with 21 points including a second place finish in his final and third in his middle heat. Eamon Whitmore, 19 points this round, is second in the standings with 109 points and Roee Meyuhas (18 points in the round) is just a point back in third at 102.
Tight racing was the rule in 1B with the top four competitors separated by just three points. Abner Lora took top honors with 29 points – his best round of the season – by winning his middle heat, taking second in the final and fourth in heat #1 plus a fast lap. There was a tie at 28 points for second place between Terrell Hayes and Josh Melnick. Hayes took second in the first two heats and third in the final, while Melnick won his final and placed third in the others. With 93 points, Hayes is second in the standings for the season.
Next in 1B was Dylan Amerena just a point back in fourth place – he won his first heat, placed third in the others and grabbed three fast lap points. Amerena has a commanding lead on the scoreboard with 161 points – 68 in front of the field. Jonathan Zunitch, Ben Amado and Ben Rioux all tied for fifth with 25 points. Zunitch won his middle heat, Amado took second in his first and final heats and Rioux’s round was highlighted by a win in his final. With 72 points, Zunitch remains fifth in the standings. Patryck Edgarton (13 points in the round) is in third place with 83 and Nick Friend (12 points) is fourth at 77.
Four racers comprised the field in Group 2AA/2A resulting in a tie for first between Ethan Kmiecik and Thomas Briggs at 22 points. Kmiecik’s round featured a victory in heat #2 and top five in the others plus a fast lap. The round propels Kmiecik into the top spot in the2A standings with 94 points. Briggs placed second in the first and final as well as third in heat #2 – with 58 points, he’s fifth in the 2A standings. The other two competitors, Shane McCullum and Jack Bennett tied for second place with 20 points. McCullum’s highlight was winning the first heat and Bennett took second, third and fourth in his heats. With 84 points, McCullum is second in 2A for the season, while Bennett leads 2AA with 93 points.
The large 2B field saw a tie at the top between Hayden Duffy and Yardley Quinn at 26. Duffy won his first two heats and placed fourth in his final, plus a fast lap bonus point; Quinn also won twice and finished fifth in his final while grabbing two fast laps. At 133, Duffy stays on top of the leader board – Yardley is 7 points back in second place. John Webster took third with 23 points powered by winning his heat #1, taking second in the middle heat, sixth in the final plus two fast laps. There was a 21-point fourth place tie between Marissa Morgan and Joey DeAscentis. Morgan’s highlight was placing second in the first two heats – she’s third for the season with 97 points. DeAscentis’ round featured a victory in his middle heat. Eric Phillips (16 points) is fourth in the points chase with 77 points and Dillan McCullough (10 points) has 75 points for fifth.
Just two racers competed in 3A – Nehal Ramlukan won all three heats and two fast laps for a 32-point total and Charlie Marcheski earned 25 points including a fast lap. Ramlukan is leading the season long points chase with 142; Marcheski is fourth with 62.
Group 3B had a strong showing with Ido Meyuhaus taking the victory highlighted by winning the first and final heats, second in the middle run plus three fast laps. Meyuhaus is second in the season standings at 109 – just a point off the pace. Aiden Jennette was two points back at 27; winning the final and placing second in his other heats. At 110, Jennette remains the leader in the standings. Mia Ignoto was third in the round with 23 points and is fourth for the season at 58. Allyssa Abbate was fourth with 19 points and, with 76 points, is third in the standings. Jack Rounds closed out the top five with 16. Sebastian Correa (14 points) is fifth for the series at 26.
The complete standings can be found at www.F1Boston.com/league_results.htm. 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. 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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