The 2013 Florida Winter Tour is underway in Homestead, Florida, USA. This weekend see’s the Rotax Max Challenge divisions hitting the track at Homestead-Miami Speedway, all seeking valuable championship points and individual race glory. After a week’s worth of practice, Friday saw drivers have two separate qualifying sessions, setting the grids for both Saturday and Sunday’s pre finals and Last Chance races.
In Rotax Senior, Oliver Askew (TonyKart) continued his impressive qualifying pace and was able to be fastest overall in Sunday’s Rotax Senior qualifying session as the Ocala Gran Prix driver posted a 47.037 lap time. The Reigning Rotax Grand Finals champion and West Palm Beach double-winner Charlie Eastwood (TonyKart) slotted into the second position ahead of fellow British driver Luke Varley (Birel). Coming off a dominating weekend from the TaG Senior category last weekend Daniel Formal (TonyKart) posted the fourth quickest time in the session while Florida’s Dan Roeper (TonyKart) took fifth position in the session, putting four TonyKarts in the top-five.
In the afternoon session, setting the grid for Saturdays events, Formal returned to the top of the sheets in Homestead as he lead a TonyKart top-five. Askew backed up his pole for Sunday with a solid second, with OGP teammate Nick Neri (Tony Kart) improved from a seventh in the first session to third overall. Eastwood took the fourth position ahead of Sam Beasley who is adjusting well to the TonyKart Chassis.
Drivers to look for further down the grid are Australia’s David Sera (12th,22nd), CRG factory driver Jordan Lennox-Lamb (16th,8th), Steven Szigeti (20th,13th), and Fritz Leesmann (34th,14th) among many others.
With 46 drivers in the Rotax Senior division, drivers qualified 29th on back, will contest in the Last Chance races, with the remainder running a Pre Final and a Final each day.