Braintree, MA (June 20, 2014) – Round four of F1 Boston’s Summer Junior League is in the books with another weekend of entertaining, competitive racing at all levels. The 7-round League features 7 classes, organizing competitors according to age, size, ability and experience. Points from each driver’s top 6 rounds count towards crowning series champions, the top 6 drivers in each class also qualify for a season-ending Championship Finale. Each round includes a practice session, followed by three heats. Here’s a look at the highlights:
Ryan Haartz won his third round of the season in Group 1AA with 31 points powered by winning the second heat, sandwiched between third place in heat #1 and second in the final plus a fast lap bonus point. At 103, Haartz now has an 11-point lead in the season-long points race. Dimitri Berardi grabbed second with 25 points highlighted by winning the first heat, landing third in heat #2 plus a fast lap – he’s tied for second in the standings with Jake Yazijian at 92. Yazijian and Austin Nelson tied for third place with 23 points apiece. Yazijian took second in the middle heat, third in the final and fifth in heat #1, while Nelson was second in heat #1, fourth in both of the others, plus a fast lap; Nelson is fourth in the standings with 88 points. Simon White was fifth with 17 points featuring a win in the final heat. Simon Steele (13 points in the round) is fifth in the standings with 68 points.
In Group 1A Logan Kress won his first round of the season by winning the first two heats and placing fifth in the final. The victory gives him 92 points for the season and he jumps from third to first. Jonathan Zunitch grabbed second place with 21 points that featured winning the final and taking fifth in heat #1 plus a fast lap. There was a 16-point tie for third between Zachary Martin and Michael Panico. Martin’s highlights included placing second in heat #1 and fourth in heat #2 – he’s tallied 71 points so far this season and sits in fifth place. Panico, in his first round of the season, grabbed second in the final and fourth in heat #1. Lucas Wessel took fifth place with 13 points powered by placing third in th final and fifth in heat #1. Hugh North (10 points) has 87 markers for the season and sits in second place; Ben Amado (10 points) is third with 80 and Dimitri Gentile (12 points) is fourth at 75.
After finishing second in the last two rounds, Group 1B’s James Tringale broke through with the victory in round 4, scoring 28 points by winning heat #2, sandwiched between fourth in heat #1 and third in the final plus two fast laps. The victory put him at 76 points for the season and moves him up to fourth place. Nolan Prince took second with 23 points earned by winning the first heat, then placing fourth and fifth in the next two, respectively – he’s fifth for the season with 63 points. Thomas Biggs was third with 20 points powered by landing third in the first two heats – with 104 points he remains on top in the standings. Philip Tringale was next with 18 points featuring a second place result in the middle heat plus a fast lap. Quinn Yardley rounded out the top five with 17 points highlighted by winning the final – he’s third for the season with 92 ponts. Jack George (16 points) is second in the season-long points chase with 95.
Cody Dowler prevailed in a tighly-contested Group 2A – he scored 28 points by winning his first two heats and landing second in his final. The victory moves him into first place for the season with 94 points. Hunter Johnson grabbed second place with 25 points that featured wins in his final two heats after placing fifth in his first plus a fast lap – with 62 points on the season, he’s tied with Aiden Jennette for third place. Jennette was third at 24 by winning his first heat, placing fourth and second in the last two respectively, plus a fast lap. Sebastian Correa was next with 22 points powered by winning his middle heat and placing third in the others – he’s second in the standings with 89 points. Joey DeAscentis was fifth with 20 points after placing second in his first two heats and fifth in the final. Dillan McCullough (16 points) is fifth in the standings with 55 points.
In Group 2B, Mia Ignoto continued to dominate with a fourth straight victory – this time earning 29 points powered by winning her first two heats, placing second in her final while collecting a fast lap – with 116 points she has a 24-cushion atop the leader board. Casey Jordan was just one point off the pace to grab second by winning his final two heats, taking third in his heat #1 plus two fast laps to earn 28 points. Masson Terrier scored 22 points to land third by taking second in his final two heats and fourth in heat #1. With 92 points he sits in the second position on the leader board. Alec Fedele was next with 18 points featuring second in his heat #1 and third in his middle heat plus a fast lap, in his first round of the season. Henry Prussman was fifth with 17 points highlighted by a win in his final and fourth place in his first heat – he’s fourth for the year at 64. Bridjet Duffy (16 points) is third for the season with 72 and William Hopkins (11 points) is fifth at 61.
Group 3A’s Adrian Michael impressed the field with victories in all three heats plus a fast lap to score 31 points and earn top honors – he claims first place in the standings with 97 points. There was a 20-point tie for second between Giorgio Giglio and Sean Kelly – Giglio landed second in heat #1, fourth and third in the final two respectively, plus a fast lap; while Kelly placed second in the final after taking third in the first two heats. With 94-points, Giglio is second in the standings and Kelly is fourth with 66. Bradley McCafferty was next with 18 points highlighted by a second place result in the middle heat – he’s third for the season with 70 points. Andrew Kupovich rounded out the scoring with a fast lap and a 13-point total in his first round of the season. Joe LoCicero is fifth in the season standings with 65 points.
A small turn-out Group 3B gave two racers the whole track to compete on, as Xander Correa scored 29 points with two victories and a fast lap; Jaden Iantosca grabbed 28 with the other victory and two fast laps.
Junior League competitors may enter as many rounds as desired – drivers competing for the season championships must attend at least 6 rounds. View league standings. 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.