Furfari Motorsports is back in action this weekend as the Snap-on Stars of Karting Championship resumes its Eastern schedule at USA International Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Both Anthony and Michael Furfari will be in action, and both enter the...
Furfari Motorsports is back in action this weekend as the Snap-on Stars of Karting Championship resumes its Eastern schedule at USA International Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Both Anthony and Michael Furfari will be in action, and both enter the weekend riding high.
In Anthony's case, he scored his first US National win at the track while running the third round of the World Karting Association Man Cup in mid June, and in his last race action Anthony scored two more wins and crossed second in two other WKA starts. Running the fourth round of five in Pennsylvania at BeaveRun, Anthony crossed second in Yamaha Junior Sportsman before winning in the first of two Cadet Junior Sportsman races. He nearly repeated in the second start for the class, but lost a nose in attempting the winning move on the final lap, crossing second. He more than made up for it in HPV Junior Sportsman by dominating the day. After taking pole by three-tenths and winning the prefinal, Anthony went flag-to-flag in the main event for his second win of the weekend. He heads back to Wisconsin sitting just outside the top ten in Stars of Karting points, yet ever improving. After scoring 67 points at the Race of the Americas, Anthony scored 93 at New Castle where he led a Stars race for the first time. The final Eastern round could very well see the young racer climb the podium.
Michael also heads back to Wisconsin racing his best of the season coming from WKA action. Totally focussed on JICA as the Man. Cup hit BeaveRun, Michael qualified off-pole and in the prefinal set the fastest lap of the race while crossing third. In the final, Michael held third at the start before being knocked down to fifth through three laps. Showing growing confidence and race craft, Michael then worked back to second by half distance and set the fastest lap of the race in running down the leader and taking the checker second - his best JICA finish of the season. He enters the final Eastern-only Stars round sitting 18th of 50 in JICA, and looking for his best round of the season. After scoring 29 points at the Race of the Americas, Michael scored 72 at New Castle and is looking for more improvement at USA International Raceway.
The following weekend will be a return to Canada for the ASN Canada FIA National Championships at the Cameron Motorsports Karting Complex in Hamilton, Ontario. Both Michael and Anthony will take to the track in Rotax Junior looking to claim a National Championship and qualify to represent the country at the Rotax Grand Final in November.