7/22/05
Casey Neal Leads every lap - Wins Red Bull Driver Search Run-offs at F1 Boston


East Bridgewater, Massachusetts The East Coast Run Off for 2005 Red Bull Driver Search concluded today at F1 Outdoors in East Bridgewater, MA after two days of intense competition. Five racers emerged victorious in this Program designed to find the next American Formula 1 champion.
 
The winners:
Casey Neal, Middletown, OH (age 17)
Chris Keller, Green Brook, NJ (age 17)
Logan Gomez, Crown Point, IN (age 16)
Timmy Megenbier, Melrose Park, IL (age 14)
Justin Larson, Safety Harbor, FL (age 17)
 
On Wednesday, 100 teenagers from the Eastern region of the United States participated in the
long anticipated event. They were tested and evaluated in CRG karts with Junior Rotax engines prepared by SSC Racing. After a grueling day of racing, the field was reduced to just 16 drivers. These 16 returned today for an even more challenging competition in Rotax RM 1 Superkarts racing at speeds of up to 60-mph.
 
The select five progress to the Semi Final at Sebring International Raceway, FL where they will test in Skip Barber Formula Dodge racecars. At the Semi Final, they will join the five karters who will be selected at the West Coast Run Off in Sonoma, CA next month. In addition, up to ten scouted drivers will be chosen by undercover scouts to join this elite group of karters in Sebring.
 
The Red Bull Driver Search aims to discover and support talented young racing drivers. The long-term goal is to have a steady group of three to six American drivers racing on the Red Bull Junior Team in Europe, groomed to break into Formula 1 and compete for the World Championship.

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