WKA: Furfari Motorsports SoK Utah recap, Wampum preview

The season is in full swing for Furfari Motorsports as just one week after returning from Snap-on.com Stars of Karting competition in Tooele, Utah, the team is on the road again this coming weekend headed to Wampum, Pennsylvania, and the World ...

The season is in full swing for Furfari Motorsports as just one week after returning from Snap-on.com Stars of Karting competition in Tooele, Utah, the team is on the road again this coming weekend headed to Wampum, Pennsylvania, and the World Karting Association Manufacturer's Cup Championship. The BeaveRun Motorsports Complex will host the fourth round of five, and both Michael and Anthony Furfari will enter the SSC East/CRG National in top form.

Anthony was quick off the mark in Utah as he qualified seventh of 27 Saturday in Cadet before being knocked down to twelfth in the prefinal. The main event was an up and down affair as after jumping to 8th over the first lap, Ant was helped down to 14th through four. He then recovered to tenth and fell to 13th before rising to seventh and taking sixth on the final lap - which became fifth when post-race penalties were imposed. Sunday provided an even better result in what was another typical wild Stars Cadet Final. After Anthony qualified sixth and finished the prefinal seventh, he held station through the opening laps of the main. Bump-and-grind action saw him eleventh at one point and eighth with five to go in a run that would end up on the podium. First he worked his way to sixth and then ran down and passed into fifth on the final lap - which became third when the leaders tangled in the final set of corners. Anthony had the quickest lap of the race on his way to his first Stars podium, and the result followed his WKA Eagle performance from Wisconsin.

For his part, Michael can't wait to hit the track in Pennsylvania after a disastrous outing in Utah. After qualifying 23rd in Saturday action, Furfari set to righting the ship and advanced to 16th in the prefinal, lining up on the outside of row eight. On track for the main event Michael had a solid start and moved into 15th early before motor problems left him trackside. Sunday began much better as after qualifying 15th of 31, Michael held the spot through the opening laps of the prefinal then moved forward and took eleventh on the last lap. In the main, the charge continued as Michael was ninth after the first flying lap and moved into eighth for the next three when his motor went sour, leading to his second DNF of the weekend.

Michael will be looking to rebound at BeaverRun where he enters third in WKA National points. After crossing seventh at the opening race, Michael has back-to-back fourth-place finishes and is knocking on the door of his first National podium. Anthony will be looking to repeat his recent success as he enters second in both Cadet Junior Sportsman and HPV Junior Sportsman.

-credit: fm

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