The final day of the Homestead rounds of the 2013 Florida Winter Tour took place on Sunday at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. A gentle fog greeted competitors as they arrived at the track, predicting a very warm and humid day in south Florida.
Michael Benyahia (Tecno) was able to go to the lead from outside of Nicholas Brueckner (Birel) going in the first corner of the Mini Max Pre final. The two drivers were followed by TonyKart duo of Antonio Serravalle and Mathias Ramirez. Brueckner took the lead away from Benyahia on the fourth lap and at the same time Saturday winner Anthony Gangi Jr. (TonyKart) drove into the fifth position behind Ramirez. With four to go Gangi Jr. grabbed the third position away from Serravalle followed by a pass on Ramirez as well. At the line Brueckner would take the heat win ahead of Gangi Jr. who took second on the last lap from Benyahia with Serravalle and Ramirez completing the top-five.
Brueckner got the holeshot going into the first corner of the Final as Benyahia took the second position ahead of Gangi Jr. and Ramirez. In the opening laps, Brueckner and Benyahia would start to pull away from Gangi, and looked to settle the race for victory on their own. Benyahia took the lead on lap five as Brueckner would go out wide allowing Gangi to take the second position. On Lap nine Benyahia would be passed by Gangi Jr. for the lead as the Tecno kart driver would stay close behind the leader. At the end Gangi Jr. would take the win ahead of Benyahia, Brueckner, Ramirez, and Joshua Sirgany (Tony Kart) finishing in fifth.
After a red flag at the initial start of the Micro Max Pre final, Giovanni Bromante (TonyKart) would lead the field into the first corner with Dylan Tavella (TonyKart) and Derek Carmenate (TonyKart) following close behind. Bromante and Tavella would both work together and start to leave Carmenate behind in third. The battle for fifth was tight as seven karts would battle for the position as Guilherme Romano Peixoto would hold the position for majority of the race. Up front Tavella took the lead coming to the white flag, but Bromante would take the win with a pass in turn seven. Carmanate would cross the line in third ahead of Leonardo Rinaldi (Kosmic) and Peixoto.
Bromante would once again take the lead at the beginning of the Micro Max Final ahead of Carmenate and Peixoto, as Tavella would fall behind. Tavella and Harry Coulton (Birel) would pass Peixoto as the Brazilian would drop down to the seventh position. Pulling away, Bromante and Carmanate would gain a two-second lead over the third place battle of Tavella and Coulton. But Bromantes pace was enough to hold on for victory, taking the win ahead of Carmenate. Coulton, made a nice move on the final lap to take the final step on the podium, with Tavella and Rinaldi rounding out the top-five.
The third and final round of the Florida Winter Tour will take place at the Ocala Gran Prix karting facility in Ocala, Florida. The tight and twisty facility in north Florida will see the Rotax racers complete their final two race days to determine each class champion on March 22-24.