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FWT: Juan Font claims victory in TaG Masters

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FWT: Juan Font claims victory in TaG Masters

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.

Javier Gonzalez (TonyKart) took the lead at the start of the first TaG Masters heat ahead with Juan Font (Kosmic) and Saturday winner Jim Russell Jr.(Parolin) in tow. Font took the lead of the race as the three leaders jockeyed for position, which allowed Nelson Canache (GP Kart) to catch the lead group. With five to go in the heat Canache and Russell both got by Gonzalez for position. Next lap Russell passed Canache for second as he would try to catch up to Font at the front of the field. But at the end, Font would not be challenged as Russell finished second with Canache finishing third.

Brent Lyman (Parolin) took the holeshot into turn one ahead of Canache with Brian Seward (DR Kart) sloting in third. On lap two, Canache took the lead from Lyman while Russell made his way from the back of the inverted grid to take third from Seward. But this would be short lived as he would retire from the race soon after. On lap seven Font, Seward and Calvo got by Lyman as the Masters spread out from there. At the line it was Canache, ahead of Font, Christian Calvo (Kali Kart), Seward, and Gonzalez.

Taking advantage of his pole-position for the Final, Font led into the first corner, while Russell was able to muscle his way from fourth on the start grid to second. As the laps ticked away, the front three stretched away from the rest with Font even stretching his lead. This left Russell and Calvo to battle for second creating a great exchange of passes. In the end, Font would take the win as Calvo would not be able catch up to the leader with Russell finishing in the third position.

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