It was another beautiful day at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the final day of the first round of the Florida Winter Tour hit the track. Given the long week of events, the on track action was turned up a notch and provided some intense racing action.
In the Masters categories this weekend, one name stood out among the rest. Venezuelan Luis Schiavo (Goodwood/Intrepid) kicked off his weekend with three of a possible four pole-positions. He then scored a victory (Max Masters) and third place (DD2 Masters) on Saturday. But on Sunday, he was perfect winning both classes in fine fashion.
Schiavo fought off an early charge from Carlos Medina (CRG) and then Derek Wang (KGK/FA Kart), before pulling away to a two-second victory. Andres Fonseca (PSL/CRG) closed out his weekend with a late race charge to finish second while Saturday winner Wang settled up third.
It was a tough run for our trio of Canadians as Michel Legrand (CRG), Martin Janson (CRG) and Francis Mondou (KMS/Birel) ended up eighth, ninth and tenth.
Schiavo had to work a little harder in Max Masters as Raul Costa (CRG) got off to the early lead ahead of Max Papis (TonyKart) and Jason Nazario (PSL/CRG), while Schiavo was fourth as the first lap was complete.
But Schiavo worked his way to second by lap three and then set his sights on Costa, who he passed on lap eight. Consistent laps from there on out by Schiavo helped earn him his third victory of the weekend, this time by four seconds over Costa with Papis ending up third.
Michel Legrand (CRG) was ninth in his second race of the day with David Shutiak (CRG) twelfth. It was another tough day for Peter Courteau who was a DNF.