Cole Bosanoz Florida Winter Tour Recap The 2009 season kicked off for Illinois karting pilot Cole Bosanoz in the sunshine state during the opening weekend of the Florida Winter Tour, which was held at the 0.7 mile Homestead Karting facility,...
Cole Bosanoz Florida Winter Tour Recap
The 2009 season kicked off for Illinois karting pilot Cole Bosanoz in the sunshine state during the opening weekend of the Florida Winter Tour, which was held at the 0.7 mile Homestead Karting facility, just south of Miami Florida. The first event of a double-weekend in Homestead featured Cole running exclusively in the Formula Stock Moto 125 Shifter class. Cole netted a podium and a fourth place finish in his efforts for the Krahl Construction Racing team against some of the best young talent in North America.
Cole arrived in Florida to a full day of testing aboard his Krahl Construction backed Swedetech powered CRG stock moto machine. Saturday, the first day of competition brought sunny skies and talented drivers to the stock moto grid. Cole put in a good qualifying effort setting him up for a good run in the pre-final. Cole got a great launch in the final and avoided a first corner skirmish to take second place in Stock Moto, after surviving contact with several drivers Cole brought his kart home in one piece to a third place finish behind Zanardi/Legree Motorsports drivers Christian Lall Daas and race winner Victor Carbone.
Sunday the outcome was much of the same with aggressive on track action throughout the day's events. Cole made a slight mistake at the start of Sunday's final which gave Floridian Tyler Cooke the advantage he needed as Cooke and Bosanoz swapped spots for the final leaving Cole one spot off the box.
"Overall it was a good weekend here at the Florida Winter Tour. We made some good changes and learned a lot for the rest of the championship. We will definitely need consistency to stay in the hunt and we proved that possible over these two days of racing. I need to thank Jim Bly for turning the wrenches and Krahl Construction, Red Arrow Autosports, Impact Race Products, Datasport and Razor Image.com for their continued support," Cole said after the weekend's events.
Cole continues at the FWT February 20-22, 2009.
Editor's note: Cole Bosanoz grew up in the SCCA with both parents and later himself active volunteers in the Chicago Region, SCCA and now is venturing out to continue his racing career in karting.