Weekend two of the 2014 Florida Winter Tour is officially underway with the Rotax classes getting their chance to hit the asphalt at Homestead-Miami Speedway. What started off as a cool day, heated up just as the Qualifying action hit the track. Friday’s action set the grids for both Saturday and Sunday’s prefinals with two separate qualifying sessions.
Rotax DD2 Masters
A little smaller than expected, thirteen karts were on track today in Rotax DD2 Masters.
American Derek Wang (KGK/FA Kart) was the fastest in Qualifying for Saturday’s race and will start from the pole with Luis Schiavo (Goodwood/Intrepid) of Venezuela beside him. Another Venezualan, Erico Friso (CRG) was third quickest ahead of Joaquin Caicedo (Birel) of Columbia and Carlos Medina of Mexico (CRG).
Francis Mondou (KMS/Birel) was fastest Canadian and will start seventh, while Michel Legrand (CRG), Martin Janson (CRG) and Paulo Gomes (Goodwood/Intrepid) will start tenth, eleventh and thirteenth.
On Sunday, Schiavo will start from the pole with Mondou off-pole. Medina and Wang were third and fourth while Henry Martin (Praga) was fifth. Legrand was eighth, Jenson tenth and Gomes twelfth.
Rotax Max Masters
Schiavo added to his pole-position count in Rotax Max Masters as the Intrepid driver posted the fastest time in both Qualifying sessions. Raul Costa (TonyKart) will start second for both races as will Brian McHattie (OGP/TonyKart) in third and Chris Boggart (TonyKart) in fourth. Scott Falcone (Arrow) will start fifth on Saturday while Jaime Macias Alarcon (FA Kart) will start fifth on Sunday.
Michel Legrand will start ninth on Saturday and tenth on Sunday. David Shutiak (PSL/CRG) will start twelfth Saturday and 20th Sunday and finally Peter Courteau (Mosport/Kosmic) starts fifteenth and eleventh.