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BILLY HUARD AND GREG REINHARDT FINISH IN THE TOP THREE IN F1 BOSTON'S GROUP
2 JUNIOR LEAGUE SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS
BRAINTREE, MASS. While Billy Huard of Somerset, Mass., 12 years old, and
Greg Reinhardt of Norfolk, Mass, an 11 year old, didn't win the Group 2
Junior Spring Championships at Formula 1 Boston, they improved their skills
on the racetrack. Huard was the runner-up behind winner Maddie Stewart of
Middleboro, Mass. while Reinhardt recorded a third overall in the season
ending runoffs that took two days to complete.
According to Bob Huard, Billy's dad, his son started racing at F1 last
August and the focus was to develop and hone in racing skills on F1 Boston's
two indoor circuits. "I competed in the Father's Day competition and both
of my sons did much better than I did," he said.
Two Revere, Mass. competitors Salvie-13 years old and Michael Zaccaria, who
is 10, placed sixth and eighth, overall, in the Spring Group 2 Runoffs.
Both were encouraged by their dad Salvie Zaccaria, Sr. who thinks that
racing Go-karts at F1 Boston is a confidence builder for his two boys.
"It's a great sport. My boys love it and they have been doing better in
school," said the elder Zaccaria. "We started racing in the Winter League
and then the Spring session. We are coming back for the Summer League,
What impresses parents about the Junior Leagues is the overall structure of
the competition. Before the kids get on the racetrack, they are all
required to attend two extensive classroom sessions Following that there's
extensive instruction by the F1 Boston staff to develop skills in driving
the correct line, setting up for a pass and avoiding accidents. And most of
all to improve their lap times on the two indoor circuits. Track General
Manager Tony Stewart also developed his teaching skills as an instructor for
the Mercedes-McClaren Future Champions program in the United Kingdom.
That's the entry level series for aspiring drivers in the various formula
divisions that are part of the ladder system up into the world wide premier
Formula 1 series.
Formula 1 Boston, located on Wood Road in Braintree, Mass., is the only
indoor racing venue in the New England area. For reasonable fees, this venue
supplies all of the equipment necessary to compete. In addition to the two
indoor racing circuits, F1 Boston has several function rooms for meetings,
seminars, banquets, bachelor parties, press conferences, award banquets and
trade shows. Also, the facility houses the Ascari nightclub. For further
information call the program administrator at (781)228-2080. Or check our
website at www.f1boston.com on the internet.