FWT - Juncos Racing Moroso round two preview

The green and black will be back on track this weekend as Juncos Racing resumes the Florida Winter Tour at Moroso Motorsport Park. Event two of the International Rotax Max Challenge is on tap and Juncos will have four pilots in action: Jack West,...

The green and black will be back on track this weekend as Juncos Racing resumes the Florida Winter Tour at Moroso Motorsport Park. Event two of the International Rotax Max Challenge is on tap and Juncos will have four pilots in action: Jack West, Devlin De Francesco, Max Preston and Scott Nagel.

Sarasota's West enters the second weekend leading the Juncos charge as the ten-year-old earned 165 points at the Homestead round and sits second in the Mini-Max Championship. West impressed at the opener where he was never outside the top six. After a fourth in race one, he ran even better on day two and climbed the podium in third. He will be looking for much the same this weekend.

De Francesco is one of three Canadians escaping the snowy Toronto area as the seven-year-old looks to continue his development. After a steady Micro- Max run at Homestead on Saturday in his first international start, the FWT rookie worked into the top ten on Sunday and has 95 points to show for his initial efforts. The gap to a top ten in points is just thirteen, and De Francesco will be looking to make the move in two starts at Moroso. Preston will be looking to start fresh after a troubled opener a month ago in Rotax Junior. Plagued by contact all weekend, the fourteen-year-old wrestled with the B-Main each day, and it wasn't until the final run of the weekend that he found some clean air and ran from twentieth on the grid to fifth. Rounding out the lineup is Scott Nagel making his first start in Mini-Max. The eleven-year-old ran the Homestead round in Cadet and crossed in the top ten Sunday with a solid drive in the wet. The switch to Rotax will get the young champion ready for the upcoming Canadian season.

-credit: jr

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Series Kart
Drivers Jack West
Teams Juncos Racing