"A total of nine podium results for Florida based company"
Press release prepared by: Race Tech Development
March 1, 2011 – It was another weekend and more similar results for Florida based Supertune USA as they managed to leave the Florida Winter Tour (FWT) second round with four race wins and a total of nine podium results. Taking place at the ultra fast Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR), Supertune USA competitors used their Rotax prepared engines to out duel some of the world’s best drivers.
Leading the way with victories was Micro Max driver Rasmus Lindh with a pair of wins while Devlin DeFrancesco scored Saturday’s main event in Mini Max. Dore Chaponick was back to his winning ways in Rotax Junior as he took Saturday’s final while multiple other Supertune USA powered drivers scored strong podium results.
“The Palm Beach Raceway is a true testament to power and how smart the driver is,” expressed Supertune USA’s Ben Cruttenden. “We build the best possible motors and allow our drivers to do the work on the track. It was a great weekend of results as we work our way towards the end of the Florida Winter Tour program.”
While Lindh dominated the Rotax Micro Max class, fellow Supertune USA driver Lachlan DeFrancesco had his best weekend of Florida Winter Tour action to date. While running inside the top twenty on Saturday, DeFrancesco was involved in an incident that would deem him eventually classified in the 32nd position. Back on track Sunday, DeFrancesco ran competitive times to drivers in the top ten and scored a solid 18th place finish.
There was a host of Supertune USA powered drivers at the front of the Rotax Mini Max class as Devlin DeFrancesco, Patricio O’Ward and Cole Glasson all ran at the pointy end of the field. While DeFrancesco scored Saturday’s victory, he was able to come home with a good points paying position on Sunday with a fourth place finish. O’Ward proved to be one of the more consistent drivers of the weekend and again would battle for the race win. When the dust had settled, O’Ward would score a pair of second place results. The young Cole Glasson would battle with the lead quartet all weekend long taking home a solid fourth place result on Saturday.
It was once again the Dore Chaponick show in Rotax Junior as he proved to be the outright best competitor in the class this weekend. After taking the race win on Saturday with a last corner last lap pass, Chaponick had to come from mid-pack on Sunday to fight for the win. After starting the final in the thirteenth position, the South Florida driver battled hard on the final circuit to score the second step on the podium. Fellow Supertune USA driver Gustavo Lima would endure some trouble on Saturday but would bounce back during Sunday’s main event for a fifth place finish.
In the talent filled Rotax Senior class, it was Illinois based driver Andrew Palmer who would take home Supertune USA’s best result of the weekend in the senior field. On Saturday, Palmer would garner a third place result and would finish just outside the top five on Sunday. Senior rookie Tristan DeGrand would prove to be fast all weekend long as he battled with the front running group but would eventually be classified in seventh after Sunday’s main event.
Venturing into the Rotax Masters class, Supertune USA powered driver Thomas Radivoy would battle for the race win. After getting up to speed throughout the race weekend, Rodivoy claimed a podium result on Sunday with a solid drive to third place.
For more information on Supertune USA or to book one of their national level engines for testing or event weekend use, please visit them online at www.SupertuneUSA.com or contact Supertune USA’s engine builder Ben Cruttenden at 317.491.5306 or via e-mail at Ben@SupertuneUSA.com .