WKA: Furfari Motorsports South Bend summary

Furfari Motorsports had an impressive return to the World Karting Association Manufacturer's Cup Series over the weekend as it claimed four more podiums from the Zoom Zoom Nationals at MRP of South Bend, Indiana. Through just the second round of...

Furfari Motorsports had an impressive return to the World Karting Association Manufacturer's Cup Series over the weekend as it claimed four more podiums from the Zoom Zoom Nationals at MRP of South Bend, Indiana. Through just the second round of five, the team is already into double digit top-ten finishes and still growing stronger.

Anthony Furfari led the charge as he capitalized on Hi-Rev power to claim a pair of seconds in Cadet Junior Sportsman and a third in HPV Junior Sportsman. Juncos Competition had the chassis dialled in from the first session Friday and with Hi-Rev on board Anthony posted P2 from his Saturday qualifying session, the first race in Comer. Down to third after the prefinal, Ant capitalized on the inside line to retake second in the main event and held it to the checker. On track for the second Cadet race Sunday, he once again posted P2 and held the spot throughout the day. Seeing double-duty Sunday, he also posted P2 in HPV Junior Sportsman before crossing third in the prefinal and main event.

Putting together an impressive campaign across North America this season, Anthony was inside the top three in every session at MRP, and has finished inside the top ten in every WKA start: four-for-four in Cadet and two-for-two in HPV, and one-for-one in Yamaha. Michael Furfari also impressed at round two with a strong run from the back of the pack in HPV and a dazzling fourth in JICA.

Michael's weekend began with HPV Junior Lite Saturday where qualifying was a disaster. After a spin on cold tires and no recorded time, Michael was forced to start from the back but rebounded to climb over ten spots to 17th in the prefinal and then took seven more spots in the main event to finish tenth in a solid run. While Sunday HPV qualifying went better with P8 from the morning session, a turn one accident led to 17th for the second straight day and the final was worse with contact again hampering his run. Saving his best till last - Michael then rebounded to climb the podium in JICA. After posting P6 from qualifying, Michael was third in the prefinal - his best outright finish of the season - and followed with fourth in the main event, his best JICA career mark.

All three Furfari boys will be in action this coming weekend as they race the second of four consecutive major events. The Canadian based Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship begins at Goodwood Kartways beginning Friday, and the second round of the Stars of Karting Eastern Championship follows one weekend later in New Castle, Indiana. The four race run will end with the second SRFKC round beginning May 25th.

-credit: fm

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