F1 Boston Summer/Fall Junior League Round 10 Report
Braintree, MA (November 28, 2011) – The tenth round of F1 Boston Fall Junior League took place last week showcasing both dominant performances and ‘nail biting’ finishes. With just one round left the season-long point chase in many cases is still up for grabs. The 11-round League features seven classes to ensure each racer enjoys the highest level of competition their age, size, ability and experience permits. Each racer competes in three heats per round. Here’s a look at the results:
In Group 1A Elite, Austin Dowler got faster with each heat placing fourth and second in the first two heats, then winning his final event; he also tacked on two fast lap bonus points for a round total of 30. The victory helped Dowler build a 25-point lead in the season-long series standings with a total of 194. Derek Creutz had a strong round as well placing third twice and winning his second heat, plus a fast lap for a 29-point total. Creutz is tied with Nick Lascuola for second place in the standings at 169. Lascuola placed third in the round with 25 points, powered by placing fourth in his first two heats and winning the final, also earning a fast point. Rounding out the top five was Peter Linscott and Jessica O’Leary, both with 23 points. Liscott holds the fifth position in standings at 165 points. Next, Isabelle Beecy, Nathan Laverdure and Jonathan Teixeira each earned 22 points. Laverdure is in fourth place in the standings just two points back from Creutz and Lascuola. The final round should be interesting – just four points separate racers in the second through fifth spots.
Group 1A’s Kevin Manning won round 10 with 32 points by winning the first two heats, taking fourth in his final and grabbing two fast lap points. In the season-long standings, Manning is second at 228, just 4 points off the lead. Nikolai Gabardi was next with two thirds and a second place, plus a fast lap for 27 points. He leads in the standings with 232 points. Christian Rogers took third – winning his first heat, taking third and fifth in the others and a fast lap for 26 points. He’s tied for third place with Evan Phillips at 174. Danny Rounds was next with 25 points powered by second, third and fourth place finishes. Gregory Malone and Jonathan Schores rounded out the fast five with 24 points. Malone is tied for fifth in the standings with Will Shames, each at 165.
Group 1B once again enjoyed a hotly contested round: only 7 points separated the top seven racers. Jacob Beauchesne took the honors with 28 points, winning his final heat and taking second in the middle race. He’s fourth in the standings with 179 points. Austin Nelson and Deanna Horacio tied for second with 24 points. Austin won his first heat and placed third in his final, while Horacio scored a second and third in her final two heats. Nelson is in a dead heat for the series lead with Jake Yazijian at 196 (Yazijian earned 21 points in the round). Three drivers were next with 22 points each – Luke Marcheski, Kendra Levesque and Brandon Haley. Marcheski is third in the standings at 188 and Dimitri Berardi (18 points in the round) completes the top five for the series.
In Group 2A Simon White and Josh Melnik tied for honors in the round, each with 26 points. White finished strong by winning his final two heats, while Melnik won his first heat and took second in the other two. White takes the top spot in the standings with 199 points. Dylan Villa was next, winning the middle heat and placing third in the others for 22 points; he’s fourth in the standings at 159. Ryan Kuhn and Peyton Villa each earned 20 points – Kuhn won a heat and Villa scored second place results in his first and third heats. Kuhn’s second in the standings at 191, just eight points off the pace. Bryce Czuba (15 points in the round) is in third place in the standings, just three points ahead of Dylan Villa. Matthew Stearns (16 points) rounds out the top 5 in the standings at 157.
Five points separated the top five racers in Group 2B. Michael Toner scored the victory by winning twice and taking third in his final heat, plus a fast lap bonus point for a total of 27. Toner now holds third place in the standings at 178. Shane McCullen and Fiachra Quinn tied for the second spot just a point back at 26. McCullen, who leads the series with 200 points, won his first and third heats. Quinn won the second and third heats and is fifth in the standings at 169. Andres Albornoz was fourth with 23 points including a second and to fourth place finishes and a fast lap point for a total of 23. Albornoz is second in the standings at 184. Colin McCullen rounded out the top five with 22 points. Nick Friend, with 20 points in the round, is fourth in the standings with 177 points – just one point behind Toner.
In Group 3A Quinn Yardley took honors fueled by winning the first and third heats, and placing third in the second earning 26 points. Quinn’s third in the standings at 153. Andrew O’Leary was second in the round, winning the second heat and placing third in the other two. He’s second in the standings with 176 points. Jack Fedele, fifth in the standings at 101, was next with 21 points and Ronan Quinn rounded the scoring with 18 points. Jonathan Trieloff, the series leader with 209 points, didn’t compete in round 10.
In 3B, Egan Wong and Ido Meyuhas tied at the top in round 10 with 22 points. Wong took the first heat, was third and fourth in the next two, plus a bonus point. Meyuhas won the final heat and placed second and fifth in the others. Wong is third in the standings with 147 points; Meyuhas is seventh at 91. Alec Schmidt was third with 20 points and Ryan McDonald, with 19 rounded out the scoring. The top two drivers in the standings, Joey DeAscentis (166 points) and Mason Lukowski (160 points), skipped the round.
Junior League competitors may enter as many rounds as desired – drivers competing for the season championships must attend at least 8 rounds – the best 8 rounds for each count towards the final championship positions. Points in each round are awarded to the by the top 10 finishers in descending order, with the drivers turning in the fastest lap in each race picking up an extra point. The top 6 drivers from each class will earn a spot in the Season Finale. 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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