After three successful days of practice for the 2013 Florida Winter Tour, the Rotax Max Challenge groups finally hit the track on to set their grid positions for both Saturday and Sunday’s race days. Completing the day with two rounds of intense qualifying, the FWT has once again attracted some of the worlds best Rotax competition, with many drivers who competed recently at the 2012 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal, competing in West Palm Beach, Florida, host of round #1 of the FWT.
Mexican Driver Emiliano Richards (Tony Kart) qualified pole in Sunday Qualifying for Micro Max ahead of Leonardo Rinaldi (Tony Kart) second, Dylan Tavella (Tony Kart) third, Harry Coulton (Birel) Fourth, and Derek Carmenate (Tony Kart) fifth. Sixth thru tenth in the session were Giovanni Bromante (Tony Kart), Jordan Heffner (Tony Kart), Luke Fineis (Birel) Toranosuke Hamada (Birel), and Kai Palomino (Tony Kart).
In the second round of qualifying, Carmenate was the Micro Max pole winner for Saturday ahead of Coulton second, Hamada third, Rinaldi fourth, and Richards fifth. Drivers completing the top ten were Tavella, Tyler Gonzalez (FA Kart), Guilherme Romano Peixoto (CRG), Palomino, and Matthew Latifi (Top Kart).
With 43 entries in Micro Max, Saturday morning will feature a Last Chance Qualifier for drivers qualified 29th on back, with sixth drivers advancing to the pre final.