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USF3: Bowmanville Labor Day Sprints Round five and six report

Luciano Gomide Wins Labor Day Sprints At Bowmanville John Antonino Wins First Race But Dnf The Second Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada - Sept. 2, 2001. John C Antonino wins the first battle but Luciano wins the war and collect his twelve win in a...

Luciano Gomide Wins Labor Day Sprints At Bowmanville
John Antonino Wins First Race But Dnf The Second

Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada - Sept. 2, 2001. John C Antonino wins the first battle but Luciano wins the war and collect his twelve win in a row in USF3, the fifth in a row on the 2001 season.

The scheduled Round 5 and 6 has been combined into a single event, combining the results of two races, after that Race 1 has been shorten to only three green laps due to a four cars crash at the starting in turn 1.

John Antonino (Asia Express-GrapeKing-Arra-Uptown-Giumarra.com-RLC-Eurointernational Dallara F301 VW), starting from the pole, has won the first race of his young career with only 1"070 in front of Luciano Gomide (GOL-Impact Protection System-Eurointernational Dallara F300 VW) but has lost the opportunity to win his first USF3 race, spinning on turn 5 on Race two, trying to remain close to Luciano Gomide, who was leading the race with 3 laps to go.

The Eurointernational-duo has run another wheel to wheel USF3 event, dominating the 24 cars field in both races with very difficult track condition..

"In Race 1 was only yellow and I touched wheels with John (Antonino) a couple of time, but the races ended in only three green laps, so I gave 100% and more in Race 2 for pass John and create a safe margin on him "said Luciano Gomide."He did two great races and took me over my limit when I was behind some back-marker. I was lucky not to crash at least three time, and only when I saw John spin in turn 5, I knew that my twelve wins was reality".

With this win, Luciano Gomide breaks Ayrton Senna's record of 11 wins in a row.

"I was sure that this was my day even when Luciano (Gomide) pass me on Race two because I was able to stay within my 1" second advantage of Race 1"said John C Antonino"I losted on turn 5 when I was planning to re-pass Luciano in the same way he took the lead earlier. I learn a lot today, and now I know that a complete win is possible soon. We have had a great battle all day long and without my mistake now I will be celebrating."

Jacek Mucha (Orion Ralt) finished third followed by Mario Urbano, Kyle Herder and Gianni Biral.

After Round 5&6, Luciano Gomide leads the standing with 50 points, followed by John C Antonino with 24 and Kyle Herder with 13.

USF3 will run Round 7 at Pocono International Raceway North Course on September 15.

- www.USF3.net

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Series F3
Drivers Jacek Mucha , Ayrton Senna , Kyle Herder , Luciano Gomide