Tazio Wins his first car race

Tazio Wins his first car race
Tazio on his way to his 1st race car win in Pittsburgh, in June 2016.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Teenager Tazio Torregiani Wins his First Car Race


Stamford, CT, USA- On Sunday June 26th, Stamford High School student Tazio Torregiani secured his first victory in a racecar, at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Tazio drove a Formula 2000 to 1st place in only his second round of the 2016 Skip Barber Racing Championship. Saturday saw Tazio finish race 1 in 3rd place on the podium, which gave him a starting position in third on the 2nd row of the grid for race 2. The weather was perfect and Torregiani took off with a great start, immediately passing for second place and pulling away behind the leader, leaving the rest of the field behind. A great battle would unfold between the two drivers for several laps, until Tazio jumped out of the slipstream and passed for the lead at the end of the front straight. On the next lap, driving down the long back straight, Tazio saw in his mirrors the other driver coming pretty hot. “I knew he was right behind me, I knew he would try to pass me, so I braked kind of early and he just completely overshot it and went straight off” commented Tazio after the race. The other driver misjudged the turn and locked up the brakes on the inside, flying right off the track and on to the grass, leaving Tazio alone in the lead cruising to his maiden win. Tazio returned in the pits to a cold ice shower, when the Skip Barber mechanics overturned a large cooler over his head to commemorate his first win. They then sent him off with checkered flag in hand for his victory lap. You can view this race on youtube at the following link: https://youtu.be/eB5U0YFyM4k .
The Pittsburgh complex, formerly known as Beaver Run, was very special to Tazio, as this is where he won his first National go-kart race in 2013.
Tazio has been racing karts since he was 6 years old, reaching the highest levels in Europe. This year he moved up to single seater open wheel cars, and is currently competing in the 2016 Skip Barber Championship Series. The first round was in May at Road Atlanta, where Tazio climbed the podium in 3rd place in a stellar debut weekend. Torregiani is also a Safe Teen Driver Advocate, and is using his racing to raise awareness with his peers. Tazio is already proving to be competitive in a race car, and definitely deserves the right opportunity to climb the racing ladder. 

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kart Racer Tazio Torregiani to support Safe Teen Driving at the Supernationals in Las Vegas

Stamford, CT- National race winner Tazio Torregiani is once again entered to race in Las Vegas, on November 18-22 2015, in the SKUSA Supernationals, the largest and most popular kart race in North America. This time Torregiani will drive in the ultra-competitive Tag Senior class, with the best drivers in the sport. For a second year, Tazio will use the spotlight of this prestigious race with international recognition to raise awareness towards safe teen driving. Torregiani endorses the “5 to Drive” campaign, to encourage other teen drivers to always set the rules before they hit the road.
Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death for U.S. teens? The “5 to Drive” campaign was launched during Teen Driver Safety Week in 2013, and it addresses the five most dangerous and deadly behaviors for teen drivers.
The “5 to Drive” rules for teen drivers are:
1. No Phones.
2. No Alcohol.
3. No Speeding.
4. No extra passengers.
5. Buckle Up.
“When I race, I know how important it is to keep both eyes on the track and concentrate on what’s ahead. On the street we are surrounded with dangerous obstacles and distractions, so it’s very important for us teens to understand how dangerous driving can be. In the blink of an eye we could lose everything! We are hoping that the ‘5 to Drive’ campaign will get the attention of many teen drivers and passengers alike, and reduce the fatal crashes” commented Tazio, who now holds a driver’s license.
The Stamford High School junior has been racing karts since he was six years old, from Las Vegas to Daytona, and from Portugal to Bahrain. Growing up, Tazio accumulated many victories at the club, regional and National level. He is also a Skip Barber Racing School graduate in a formula 2000 race car.
To support Tazio follow him on https://www.facebook.com/TazioRacingcom-248819618492981/
NHTSA’s website www.safercar.gov/parents/teendriving has detailed information and statistics about the five rules designed to help save the lives of teen drivers.
CONTACT: ptorregiani@newcountry.com, www.TazioRacing.com
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Teen Karter Tazio Torregiani to Promote Safe Driving Among Teens Through His Racing








15-year-old International kart racer Tazio Torregiani is endorsing the “5 to Drive” campaign, to encourage teen drivers to always set the rules before they hit the road.
Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens? The “5 to Drive” campaign was launched during Teen Driver Safety Week in 2013, and it addresses the five most dangerous and deadly behaviors for teen drivers.
The “5 to Drive” rules for teen drivers are:
  • No Phones.
  • No Alcohol.
  • No Speeding.
  • No extra passengers.
  • Buckle Up.
“When I race, I know how important it is to focus, and have both hands on the wheel. On the street you don’t have a helmet, there are many trees, and you are surrounded with distractions, so it’s very important for us teens to take driving very seriously. We are hoping that the ‘5 to Drive’ campaign will get the word out to all teen drivers and passengers alike, and reduce the fatal crashes” commented Tazio, who looks forward to getting his driver’s license soon.
The Stamford High School sophomore has been racing karts since he was six years old, from Las Vegas to Bahrain, and has won many times, including several times at the National level. He is also a recent Skip Barber Racing School graduate in a formula 2000 race car. Thanks to many of his supporters, on November 23rd, Tazio will be racing at the Supernationals in Las Vegas, the largest kart race in North America, with International recognition.
To support Tazio go to: www.gofundme.com/taziokarting
NHTSA’s website www.safercar.gov/parents/teendriving has detailed information and statistics about the five rules designed to help save the lives of teen drivers.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Torregiani Wins National WKA Man Cup Race in South Carolina


Kershaw, SC, USA, April 15, 2014: The weekend of April 4/6 2014, saw Connecticut teen racer Tazio Torregiani take his first National win of the year, in the second round of the WKA Manufacturer Cup National sprint kart series, on the fast Carolina Motorsports Park, in Kershaw SC (USA). Tazio scored two class podiums including a third place on Saturday.
The Fairfield County up and coming race driver is eager to climb the racing latter, and with the right support, partner, and opportunity, he knows he can do it!

The Stamford High freshman was entered to race in the very popular and ultra-competitive Parilla Junior class, with some of the best racers in North America. His Woltjer/Iame powered Haase kart was prepared by Chris Rock, and the Mike Doty Racing team.
The 2012/13 USA CIK FIA Academy Trophy driver didn't seem to have lost his edge, even after being out of a kart for three months since Daytona. On Sunday Tazio qualified third, and won the pre-final race. He started the feature race on pole. “I was fast all weekend from the get go, and finishing 3rd on Saturday made me even more determined to win on Sunday. After battling for the lead for around 3 laps, and dropping a tire that almost took me out of the race, I knew that I needed to focus, get in the lead and make no mistakes, and I did just that! It was a great win and I'd like thank Chris Rock, Mike Doty, and Danny Woltjer for giving me a fast kart. I'd like to dedicate this win to all the safe teen drivers out there on the road, that help save lives”, commented Tazio after the race. Torregiani also secured fastest lap of the race weekend.

 Last February, Torregiani also graduated from the Skip Barber Formula Racing School, in Sebring, FL, with a very impressive showing, in his very first drive in a race car.

He was also recently honored in his hometown, by the Stamford Board of Ed and the Mayor, for his racing achievements.

 You can follow Tazio Torregiani on facebook, youtube, and www.TazioRacing.com.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tazio Torregiani Wins National WKA Man Cup Race in Pittsburgh

The weekend of August 16/18 2013, saw the fifth round of the WKA Manufacturer Cup National sprint kart series, at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, in PA (USA).
14 year old Connecticut driver Tazio Torregiani was entered to race in Komet Junior and Yamaha Junior classes. His Woltjer powered Haase karts were prepared with the help of Tazio’s 13 year old brother Dario, and under the supervision of Mike DotyRacing. Torregiani was happy with his karts, and it showed, he was among the fastest drivers all weekend.
On Saturday, in his first final race, Tazio was pushed off the track during a side to side battle, but still managed to get a top ten finish, crossing the line 9th in Yamaha Junior class. In his second and third final races, Tazio was to fall victim of two separate incidents, with no fault of his own, that saw him out of both races on the first lap.
Torregiani’s last feature race of the weekend was next, in the faster Komet Junior class. Finally he ran out of bad luck, and starting in third, nothing was going to stop the determined High School freshman from Victory. At the green flag, with a good start, Tazio managed to avoid an accident, and was 2nd out of turn one. By turn two he dove on the inside and grabbed the lead of the race. It was not going to be easy for Tazio, as two Top Kart teammates passed him and tried to leave him behind. Torregiani was able to muscle his Mike Doty Haase kart past both top karts, and by the end of the last lap he opened a three kart gap, and crossed the finish line with both arms in the air, taking his first National win.
“Highlight of the race was me retaking the lead over the last Top Kart. A race I’ll remember forever. I would like to thank my parents and brother, Mike Doty Racing, Woltjer Racing Engines, WKA, and my competitors for the exciting racing” Said Torregiani after the race.
Tazio’s next big race will be in France, on September 22, as the only American driver in the International CIK FIA Academy Trophy, where Tazio will continue to race with some of the best drivers in the sport.
You can follow Tazio Torregiani on facebook, youtube, and www.TazioRacing.com.
Tazio Racing is brought to you by www.PorscheofGreenwich.com, official website of New Country Porsche of Greenwich.