Under very cold conditions at the Orlando Kart Center Canadian Matthew Latifi (Ferrolati Corse/TonyKart) was able to beat the tough conditions and earn the pole-position for both race days in the Mini-Max category by posting the fastest time in both Qualifying sessions on Friday.
Orlando hosts the second round of the 2015 Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge presented by Cold Stone Creamery.
In Saturdays Pre-Final, Latifi will line up beside Columbian Sebastien Rodriguez (Orsolon/TonyKart) followed by Mexican driver Emiliano Richards (AM/Exprit), and Americans Dylan Tavella (Verde/TonyKart) and Dylan Gennaro (TonyKart). Fellow Canadians Nicholas d’Orlando (KoeneUSA/TonyKart), Stefano Lucente (K&P/CRG) and Thomas Nepveu (SH Racing/TonyKart) were sixth, fourteenth and fifteenth respectively.
On Sunday, Rodriguez will once again join Latifi on the front row, but the this time it will be Tyler Gonzalez (TonyKart), Richards and Harry Coulton (Anderson/BirelART) in the top-five. d’Orlando will start seventh, Nepveu tenth and Lucente sixteenth.
There are 22 karts entered this weekend in Mini-Max, up from round one in Homestead, with a notable absence from Canadian Lachlan Defrancesco as the BENIK Kart driver has opted to focus on the Mini-ROK portion of the FWT.
Both Saturday and Sunday will feature complete race days, with a PreFinal and Final race set for every category.