Braintree, MA – The fourth round of F1 Boston’s Winter Junior League is in the books and with an abbreviated session due to another blast of winter weather. The 7-round League features up to 8 classes, grouping competitors according to age, size, ability and experience. Points from each driver’s top 6 rounds count towards crowning series champions with the top 6 drivers in each class qualifying for a season-ending Championship Finale. Each round includes a practice session, followed by three heats. Here’s a look at the highlights:
Group 1AA featured Luke Marcheski earning top honors with 30 points by winning his second heat, placing second in his first and third in his final. The victory puts Marcheski in second place for the season at 96, just four points off the lead. There was a two-way tie for second at 25 between Ryan Haartz and Hugh North. Haartz grabbed the win in his second heat and third place in his first plus two fast laps, while North won his final and landed third in his first heat plus a fast lap. Haartz is third for the season with 87 points; North is just two points behind him in third. Christian Abbate was next with 24 points including a win in his second heat and fifth place results in the others plus two fast laps; he leads the division with 100 points. Simon White was fifth with 23 points in his first round of the season highlighted by winning his first heat. Ryan Borges (19 points in the round) and Dimitri Berardi (18 points) are tied for fifth in the season-long standings with 83 points apiece.
Just six points separated the top seven racers in Group 1A, with Sebastian Correa taking top honors with 29 points after winning his second heat, placing second in the final and fourth in heat #1 plus a fast lap. Dimitry Gentile was second with 28 points sparked by winning his first heat then placing third and fourth in the others plus two fast laps – he’s second for the season with 91 points. Kyle Apuzzo claimed third with 26 points featuring a win in his final after landing fourth and third in the heats, respectively. With 84 points, Apuzzo is fifth in the season-long standings. Charlie Jafari was next at 25 points powered with a win in his final and third in heat #1 plus a fast lap. There was a three-way log jam for fifth place between Jason Henrique, Thomas Briggs and Jack George all earning 23 points. Henrique, first in the standings at 109, placed second in heat #1, third in his final and fifth in his middle heat. Briggs won his first heat then took fifth and fourth in the others, respectively; Brigges is third for the season with 89 points. George’s round featured second in his final and third in his second heat plus a fast lap – with 86 points he stands in fourth for the season.
Tucker Olen claimed the top spot in Group 1B by earning 29 points by winning his final after placing second and fourth in the heats, respectively. Hayden Duffy grabbed second with 28 points by winning his first heat, then landing third and fourth plus two fast laps – with 126 points, he’s the leader in the season-long points chase. Charlie Marcheski and Nathaniel Hull tied for third place with 25 points apiece. Marcheski, second for the season at 115, took second, third and fourth in his contests, while Hull won his first heat then landed fifth and third in the next two races, respectively. Dillan McCoulough was fifth with 23 points fueled by grabbing second in his middle heat, third in heat #1 and fifth in his final. Blake Lothian (22 points) is third for the season with 100 points; Rahm Bodick (17 points) is fourth with 97 and Bedilu Green (16 points) is fifth at 91.
Sunday’s contests in groups 2A, 2b, 3A and 3B were postponed due to the inclement weather and will be re-scheduled.
Junior League competitors may enter as many rounds as desired – drivers competing for the season championships must attend at least 6 rounds. Standings 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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