TWO VICTORIES AND POINTS LEAD FOR SANTINO FERRUCCI "Cadet pilot is unbeaten in '08" Homestead, Florida -- January 23, 2008 -- Multi-time karting champion and current Cadet front runner Santino Ferrucci scored a double victory this past...
TWO VICTORIES AND POINTS LEAD FOR SANTINO FERRUCCI
"Cadet pilot is unbeaten in '08"
Homestead, Florida -- January 23, 2008 -- Multi-time karting champion and current Cadet front runner Santino Ferrucci scored a double victory this past weekend at the Homestead Karting Complex in Homestead, Florida. The talented San Yves Motorsports pilot made two last lap passes to claim his first victories of 2008 amongst the strong field of veteran Stars of Karting Cadet pilots.
In Saturday's action, Ferrucci started his day off right by claiming the first pole position of the 2008 Florida Winter Tour. After progressing through the prefinal with ease, Ferrucci was able to start the feature race close to the front of the pack. Ferrucci was able to grab the lead just before the half way mark, only to lose it a few laps later. The S-1 Nevoso pilot was able to steal the point back and protected his line throughout the final few circuits to claim the checkers.
Looking to carry the momentum from Saturday's action, Ferrucci again was able to qualify his S-1 Nevoso in the outside pole slot. Finishing sixth in the prefinal, Santino had his work cut out for him in the final as seven karts would battle in the lead pack with a victory on the line. Ferrucci was able to progress his way forward throughout the final before taking the lead on the final lap. Again, Ferrucci protected his line and held his competitors at bay as he crossed the stripe .032 ahead of his closest competitor.
"I am so proud of Santino as his mental game was spot on all weekend", stated Jon Nevoso. "It was only a matter of time for the 48 pound 9-year-old to break through using all of the tools he has acquired the past two seasons. The competition is excellent and we look forward to a great year. The tears were flowing for Santino and I as it has been a long time coming".
"This has been a terrific weekend for Santino, myself and the S-1 Nevoso product line," explained Mike Ferrucci after his son's second victory of the weekend. "We were fortunate as the kids are all great racers and will have their turns at winning. Additionally I am most proud of the hugs and high fives Santino dished out to his rivals. Santino's agent and a primary sponsor were in attendance all weekend and they fell in love with the cadet class."
Santino wished to thank his sponsors who make all of this possible. Planet Hollywood Casino, Cantor Fitzgerald, SWATCH, liveperson.com, Deutsche Bank, and Mike Tetrault of Grand Products.
Santino currently leads the Cadet points standings in the 2008 Florida Winter Tour and will look to extend his lead at the next event to be held at Moroso Motorsports Park over the February 15-17 weekend.