It was another beautiful day at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the final day of the first round of the Florida Winter Tour hit the track. Given the long week of events, the on track action was turned up a notch and provided some intense racing action.
For the youngsters, it came down to the final corner of the final lap to determine a race winner. Saturday winner Reese Gold (TonyKart) had done everything to keep Arias Deukmedjian (AM Kart) at bay through the fourteen lap Final, but a spectacular move in the final corner to just get inside of Gold was enough to get ahead and win the drag race to finish line.
Behind, there was another great battle for the final podium spot. Ultimately David Morales (TonyKart) secured the spot with Joshua Cunha (Goodwood/Intrepid) advancing to fourth on the final lap with Anthony Famularo (AM Kart) completing the top-five.
Justin Arseneau (PSL/CRG) ended up 20th while it was another tough run for Jeremy Tallon (KMS/Birel), shoe retired on lap two.
It was a different day in Mini-Max, but it was the same two faces up front when the green flag flew. Gianluca Petecof (AM Kart) and Michael d’Orlando (KoeneUSA/TonyKart) did have their hands full of Sergio Terife (AM Kart) in the opening laps, the two were able to break away and again settle the race on their own, just as they did a day prior.
Petecof once again won the battle, even after d’Orlando gave it everything he had. Terife crossed the line third as Nicholas Brueckner (Birel) won a crazy battle for fourth.
Unfortunately for d’Orlando his stellar two weeks of competition would come to an tough end as he was removed from the results after an issue in tech, moving Terife and Brueckner onto the podium.
For the second straight day, Matthew Latifi (Ferrolati Corse/TonyKart) had to start the Final from the rear of the 34-kart field
after an accident in the prefinal, and he again had a great recovery driving all the way to tenth at the finish. Nicholas d’Orlando (KoeneUSA/TonyKart) and Matthew Barry (Praga) ended up 23rd and 26th after both were involved in race incidents.