Round four of the 2013 Florida Winter Tour hit the track in Homestead, Florida today as drivers and crews returned to the Homestead-Miami Speedway, under sunny skies, but very cool temperatures.
Dominic Tesoro (AM Kart) grabbed the pole-position in qualifying ahead of Saturday winner Daniel Formal (TonyKart) with Jose Zanella (AM Kart) qualifying in third.
At the start of the first heat Tesoro and Zanella went to first and second with Formal slotting into third. Zanella then took the lead from Tesoro in turn three with Formal also moving by Tesoro in turn four on the opening lap. On lap four, Roger Ralston Jr. was able to get by Tesoro for third before Tesoro returned the favour two laps later. With three laps to go Formal took the Lead from Zanella into the last corner as both drivers continued to battle for the lead. With two to go, contact between Zanella and Formal would send Formal wide. At the line Zanella took the win ahead of Formal, Tesoro, Ralston, and Konrad Czaczyk.
With the inverted second heat Kevin Barbesino took the lead at the start of the second heat as Formal went from the back of the pack to second place by lap three. Further back Jose Zanella would get into the third position a few laps later from his 17th starting position, while up front Formal passed Barbesino for the lead of the race. At the line it was Formal ahead of Barbesino and Zanella.
Daniel Formal converted his pole position for the final to an early lead over Zanella and Tesoro. The battle for second was tight as Zanella would be passed for second by Tesoro. Tesoro’s second would be short lived as a chain failure would put him on the sidelines for the second time of the day. In the end Formal would not be challenged, continuing his TaG Senior unbeaten streak and earning his fourth victory ahead of Zanella and Ralston, who finished third for the second day in a row.