By: Mega Racing PR
Mega Racing’s Joshua Cunha continued his strong Florida Winter Tour debut season with outstanding results at the second round in Ocala, Florida. With an excellent week of testing at the beautiful Ocala Gran Prix facility the entire team was excited for the chance to get to the official timed sessions. The final practice saw Cunha on top of the charts and set him first on grid for qualifying. With strategy a big part of qualifying Cunha did a great job to put himself near the front of the grid in both Saturdays Prefinal in third and Sunday a solid sixth.
With lessons learned and only small changes needed Joshua and the Mega Racing team were ready. The team arrived to the track early on Saturday morning to find a rain soaked OGP. A quick look at the racing surface with tuner Leonard D’Arrigo, a very confident Cunha made the decision to sit out the morning warm up session. Going straight into the Prefinal Cunha was ready. Rolling out third and making an early move for second Joshua took no chances and finished guaranteeing a front row starting position for the Final. A 16-lap battle for the podium came for Cunha in the Final. An excellent drive would see Joshua make his first international podium appearance as he come home second and on the bumper of the winner.
Sunday’s race day was just as exciting. Arriving at the track to see the sun shining and the nicest Florida weather of the week and the team beaming brighter then the sun after Saturday’s outstanding results. Mega Racing was having Serious Fun at the 2014 FWT. A strong warm up session helped to dial in the kart and Cunha was ready for the Prefinal. Starting in the outside lane on the third row a clean start let the lead group settle in. On lap three Cunha had unfortunate luck and slight contact would end his race after losing his chain. The final result would set Joshua to start the 16-lap final in the 25th spot. With loads of confidence, a fire burning Joshua would drive the race of the weekend. An outstanding drive from 25th to third while setting the fastest race lap.
Heading into next months final round in Orlando, Cunha has a mathematical chance at the FWT Micro-Max Championship and he cannot wait to get on track at the Orlando Kart Center.
Special thanks for continued support to Mega Trim Carpentry Inc., Goodwood Kartways, N.Darrigos.Racing, Sofina Foods and Castle Rock Homes Inc.
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