F1 Boston Summer/Fall Junior League Round 11 Report
Braintree, MA (December 7, 2011) – The final round of F1 Boston Fall Junior League took place last weekend, capping off a great season of competition. The racing was intense as drivers battled to earn a spot in the season finale Championship Race. 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, Nathan Laverdure made a strong showing by winning his final heat and placing second in his middle heat for 27 points to claim top spot in the round. With 178 points, Lavedure locked up third place in the final series standings. There was a three-way tie for second between Isabelle Beecy, Miranda Hebert and Peter Linscott at 22 points. Hebert won her final heat and took fourth in another; Beecy won her second heat and also earned a fast lap bonus point, while Linscott’s round included two thirds and a fourth place. Linscott took fourth place in the series points race with 175. Nick Lascula was next with 21 points with a second and third in the first two heats – he claims the second position in the final standings. Austin Dowler and Jessica O’Leary each earned 20 points, rounding out the top six spots. Dowler wins the season-long competition with a total of 199 points.
Group 1A’s Kevin Manning came out on top again, claiming victory in round 11 with 28 points, powered by winning two heats. In the season-long standings, Manning earned the top honors with 235 points. Nikolai Gabardi came in second with two third place finishes and a second. He lands in second for the season with 232 points. Jonathan Schores placed third in the round highlighted by winning his final heat and taking second in the first, for 26 points. Will Shames earned 20 points and fourth place in the round – he takes the sixth and final spot in the championship points race. Gregory Maloney and Christian Rogers were next, each with 16 points. Rogers lands in a tie for third in the standings with Evan Philips (14 points in the round) at 174, while Maloney takes fifth at 169.
Group 1B enjoyed another round of great racing action. Justin Rusko finished the series strong – winning the round with 32 points fueled by winning the first and third heats and taking third in the middle session. Jake Yazijian came in second, winning his second heat and placing second and fourth in the other two for 28 points. He earns a tie for top honors in the series standings with Jacob Beauchesne at 203 points. In the round, Beauchesne grabbed 24 points featuring second and third place finishes in two heats.
Dimitri Berardi came in third in round 11 with 27 points including a win in the first heat and second place in his middle heat. Berardi finishes the season with 178 points – good for fifth place in the standings. Luke Marcheski took fourth place in the round with 25 points, highlighted by winning his final heat; he also lands in fourth for the season at 194. Rounding out the top finishers were Deanna Horacio, Patryck Edgaron and Austin Nelson, all with 22 points. Nelson finishes the season in third place with 199 points. Brandon Haley scored 19 points and earned the final qualifying spot for the championship race with 172 points.
Group 2AE ’s round involved another tight race with the top three drivers separated by just 3 points. Josh Melnik took the victory earning 24 points fueled by wining his second heat and placing third in the other two, along with two fast lap bonus points. With a season total of 184 points, Melnick secured second place in the final standings. Simon White came in second with 23 points by winning his first heat and placing second and fourth in the others. He clinched the series title with 200 points. Matthew Stearns won his final heat to claim third place with 22 points; also earning third place in the standings at 165. Bryce Czuba earned 16 points for fourth place in the round and also fourth in the standings at 162. Bruno Epstein grabbed 15 points in the round and 129 in the series to secure the fifth spot in both.
In 2A, Ryan Kuhn took round 11 honors by winning his final heat and taking second and fifth in the first two, as well as two fast laps points for a total of 24. Kuhn also wrapped up the series top spot with 198 points – an impressive 39 points ahead of the field. Second place was a dead heat – Cody Dowler and Peyton Villa each earned 20 points. Dowler’s round was highlighted by a win in his second heat and placing third in heat one. He lands in third place for the series with 153 points. Peyton won his first heat and earned top fives in the other two; finishes the series with 145 points for fifth place. Ryan Locke, fourth in the round with 18, finishes the season with 116 points and the sixth qualifying position. Evan Dawley and Dylan Villa were next with 17 points. Dylan’s round helped him earn second in the standings. Ryan Graf scored 16 points in the round to help him secure the fourth spot in the series standings.In 2B just six points separated the top seven racers. Andres Albornoz had his best result of the season, earning 29 points to win the round by taking second in his first two heats, winning the final and grabbing three fast lap bonus points. Albornoz lands in third place in the series with 195 points. Michael Toner took second – scoring 27 points by winning his second and third heats, placing third in the first heat, along with one fast lap. With a season total of 205 points, Toner takes the series title by just 1 point over Shane McMullen. McMullen came in third in the final round with 26 points powered by winning his second and third heats, his series points total is 204 for second. Jack Bennet was fourth in the round winning his first heat and taking third in the other two for a total of 24 points.
There was a log-jam for the next three spots, with Patrick Doyle, Karlin Levesque and Fiachra Quinn each earning 23 points. Quinn earns the fourth spot in the standings with 192 points and Levesque takes sixth (172). Rounding out the top six for the series is Nick Friend, who earned 20 points in round 11 and finishes the series in fifth place at 178.
In Group 3A, Quinn Yardley took honors by winning the second heat, placing second in heat one and third in the final heat, plus two fast lap bonus points for 26 total. Quinn claims the third spot in the final standings at 179. Jonathan Trieloff and Andrew O’Leary tied for second in the round, both with 22 points. Each won a heat and O’Leary took second in the middle heat, while Trieloff took third in heats one and two. Trieloff takes the season title with 209 points and O’Leary earns second place with 182. Jack Fedel was next with 18 points highlighted by taking second in the final heat; he earns fifth in the series standings. Ronan Quinn rounded out the scoring with 14 points to end the season in fourth place at 154.
In 3B Ethan Kmiecik put in a dominant performance to win the round. He won all three of his heats and earned fast lap bonus points in two them, for a total of 32 points. Despite competing in just 5 rounds, Kmiecik earned 156 points to land in fourth place in the series standings. Mason Lukowski also had a strong final round. He scored 30 points to take second place – winning his first and third heats, placing second in the middle heat and earning two fast lap bonus points. With a total of 190 points, Lukowski locked up the series title. Egan Wong claimed third place for the round by placing second in each of his heats, plus a fast lap point for a total of 25. The strong round helped Wong move up to second place in the final series standings with 172 points.
Pierce Ridgley and Will Ridgley both earned 21 points to share fourth place. Pierce won his middle heat, placed third in the first and fourth in his final heat, while Will won his second heat and placed fourth in the final heat and earned a fast lap point. There was a three-way for sixth place with Ryan MacDonald, Charlie Marcheski and Alec Schmidt all earning 19 points. The round helped Schmidt claim the fourth spot in the series standings. Joey DeAscentis, who earned 16 points in round 11, finished the series in third with 166 points and Michael Pedro (15 points in the round) grabbed the sixth and final qualifying position in the series standings.
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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