FWT - Advanced Karting Ocala finale notes

DANIEL FORMAL -- FLORIDA WINTER TOUR CHAMPION "Rotax Junior and KF3 Champ" Ocala, Florida -- March 19, 2008 -- Advanced Karting team driver Daniel Formal wrapped up two championships this past weekend at the Formula kart Productions Florida...

DANIEL FORMAL -- FLORIDA WINTER TOUR CHAMPION
"Rotax Junior and KF3 Champ"

Ocala, Florida -- March 19, 2008 -- Advanced Karting team driver Daniel Formal wrapped up two championships this past weekend at the Formula kart Productions Florida Winter Tour. With the final event weekends taking place at the Ocala Gran Prix facility, Formal did what he needed to do to claim the championships.

Weekend number one would see Formal behind the wheel of his Rotax powered Tony Kart where he has been very fast all season. The talented junior driver claimed a sixth place finish in Saturday's action but improved to the top step of the podium on Sunday when he took the checkers ahead of some of his closest rivals. When the points were tabulated and drops initiated, Formal managed to garner the championship by 40 points.

Weekend two would see the Floridian compete in both the ultra-competitive Junior Intercontinental A (JICA) class as well as the new KF3 division. Daniel's second series championship of 2008 would come in KF3 where he had a dominant season winning all six races and easily taking the title. In what may be a replacement class for JICA in 2009, Formal was doing some much required testing to ensure his KF3 ride is competitive.

"I am very happy," stated Daniel Formal after winning his two titles. "It was a goal that we set at the beginning of the series and we attained it. However, because of my age, I am unable to attend the Rotax World Finals that was given to the championship winner. Next season, I will just have to do it all again."

JICA provided a little tougher challenge for Formal as series and national champions from across the country were in attendance. Always a threat for victory, Formal was fast at each and every event. The Tony Kart pilot claimed three podium results and narrowly missed the championship claiming the second position.

-credit: ak

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