NICK NERI: FLORIDA WINTER TOUR CHAMPION "Another victory for rookie driver" Ocala, Florida -- In what could be classified as rookie dominance, Floridian Nick Neri scored his third victory at the 2008 Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter...
NICK NERI: FLORIDA WINTER TOUR CHAMPION
"Another victory for rookie driver"
Ocala, Florida -- In what could be classified as rookie dominance, Floridian Nick Neri scored his third victory at the 2008 Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour and secured the Junior Intercontinental A (JICA) championship in doing so. Competing at the Ocala Gran Prix facility in Ocala, Florida, Neri and his San Yves Motorsports team were fast right out of the box and were looking to sweep the weekend.
Neri was able to show his speed early on Saturday morning as the Maranello pilot was able to claim another front row starting position. Looking to continue his JICA success, Neri jumped out to an early lead in the pre-final and took the checkers against a host of regional and national champions. Looking to do the same in the final, Neri was once again the driver on the point and took his third victory in the six race championship.
"Nick has impressed us all," explained Team Manager Jon Nevoso. "We are thrilled that he was able to garner the success that he has. He is a driver that puts his all in everything he does and I think he will be a threat for the national championship in this, his rookie season."
In Sunday's action, Neri was able to better his Saturday's qualifying result as he put his Maranello on the pole. Looking to sweep the day, Neri went on to claim the victory in the pre-final and while battling for the lead in the final, tangled with another competitor relegating him down the running order. Being the competitor that he is, Neri did not give up as he put his head down and began to work his way forward again gaining more than eight positions in the closing laps.
Jon Nevoso was as proud as ever of his two young guns. "Both Santino and Nick showed an immense amount of maturity and patience in all of their races. I could not be more pleased with their results as they both have 3 more years in the JICA and Cadet. This was a positive start to our 2008 campaign." Team principal Michael Ferrucci states "I am proud of our teams accomplishments especially Nick and Santino and I am more impressed by their sportsmanship towards their rivals as both kids handle themselves well beyond their years. All of our sponsors are extremely proud of their pilots"
With his Ocala results, Nick Neri was named the 2008 Florida Winter our JICA Champion.