F1 Boston Summer / Fall Junior League Round 7 Report
Braintree, MA (October 25, 2011) – F1 Boston held round 7 of the Fall Junior League last week, and the points race is heating up across many of the classes. The 11-round League features 7 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 earned 34 points by winning two heats and taking 3rd in the other, plus two fast lap bonus points to win the round. The win moved him into first place in the season standings with 127 points. Derek Creutz took second place with 24 points highlighted by winning his first heat and grabbing two fast lap points – he now stands in second place in the point standings, just 5 points out of the lead. Peter Linscott, who tied Creutz for second in the round with second and third place results, is fourth in the standings with 103 points. Rounding out the top finishers was the trio of Miranda Hebert, Nick Lanscula and Daniel LeFlower all earning 22 points in the round.
Group 1A, Nikolai Gabardi grabbed the top spot with 33 points including a win and two seconds in the three heats, plus a fast lap point. Gabardi takes over the lead in the standings with 178 points. Kevin Manning, who led the standings coming into the round, earned second place with 27 points powered by a heat win and a fast lap point. He lands in second place in the points race, just 3 points back. Danny Rounds was next with a strong round of 24, placing top 5 on all three heats. Christian Rogers was next with 22 points and Will Shames rounded out the top scorers with 20 points – both share third place in the standings at 128.
In Group 1B Jake Yazijian took the round 7 victory, winning two heats and earning two fast lap points. He moves up the standings from third to first place with 146 points. There was a tie for second place at 24 points between Dimitri Berardi, who won one heat, and Luke Marcheski who took a second and third in the heats. Kendra Levesque was fourth with 22 points fueled by a second and a third place result. Austin Nelson was next with 21 points to remain second in the points race. Deanna Horacio rounded out the scoring with 17 points, including a fast lap bonus point.
Group 2A’s Ryan Kuhn won the round with 28 points – winning one heat and taking second place in his other two, while also getting two fast lap bonus points. The victory keeps him on top in the standings with 149 points. Josh Melnick took second, winning one heat and taking second in another, as well as two fast lap points for a 24-point total. Simon White came in third with 22 points, winning one heat and grabbing a fast lap. He’s also in third place in the standings with 137 points. Bryce Czuba and Dylan Villa rounded out the top five, each with 21 points in the round. Czuba remains at second in the standings with 138 points.
In Group 2B, Shane McCullen and Andres Albornoz tied for the top spot with 24 points each – McCullen won two heats, while Albornoz earned two seconds and a third, plus two fast laps. McCullen remain in the top spot in the standings with a 46-point lead at 165. Hayden Duffy finished next with 21 points, including a second place and two thirds, and a fast lap point. Nick Fawlla won a heat and earned 19 points to claim the fourth spot. Michael Toner and Thomas Briggs each scored 18 points to tie for fifth.
Group 3A’s leader in the standings, Johnathan Trieloff, also took the round by winning two heats and also earning a fast lap point for a total of 25. At 161, he has a 33-point lead in the standings. Yardley Quinn came in second, winning a heat and placing second in another as well as a fast lap for a total of 24 points. Jack Fedele earned 19 points for third. Ronan Quinn, with 18 points, and Andrew O’Leary at 16 rounded out the top five.
Mason Lukowski prevailed Group 3B’s round 7, winning two heats and earning second in the other heat. His 29 points keeps him third in the standings with a 121-point total. Alec Schmidt was second with 23 points – two seconds, a third and a fast lap. Standings leader Joey DeAscentis was third with 22 points; he’s up by 11 points at 136 in the standings. Michael Pedro was next with 16 points.
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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