Tazio Wins again in National WKA competition

Tazio Wins again in National WKA competition
Tazio racing in the Supernationals last year in Las Vegas

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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.

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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.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013


14 year old junior kart racer Tazio Torregiani, from Stamford CT, was entered in the International 2013 CIK FIA Karting Academy Trophy for a second year, as official USA driver. The Academy Trophy is a CIK FIA sanctioned International competition, where several countries are invited each to enter one 13 to 15 year old junior kart driver. The academy drivers receive by drawing lots equal Parolin/Fim KFJ karts, free of charge. The competition will be the supporting series for the CIK FIA Karting European and World Championships, and is divided in three rounds: June 28-30 Genk, Belgium, July 19-21 Ortona Italy, and September 20-22 Varennes France. “I am very thankful for a second opportunity to compete in the Academy Trophy, Thanks to the ACCUS and WKA for entering me as the American
Academy driver, this being my second year, I will be much more confident going into the first round in Genk, and will be looking for strong results all throughout the season” commented Tazio.
Torregiani renewed his FIA International racing license, and will leave for Belgium on Tuesday June 25 for round one. The last races for the young Pilot resulted in two National podiums in the WKA Manufacturer Cup Series, in New Castle Indiana last May. Tazio in 2012 raced with some of the best drivers in the sport, in the CIK FIA Academy Trophy, in the SKUSA Supernationals in Las Vegas, and in the World Karting Association’s Man Cup Series.
Tazio just graduated from middle school and will start High school later this year, and is supported by http://www.NewCountryPorsche.com
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tazio Torregiani Scores two National podiums in WKA Man Cup 3rd round

Torregiani leading Komet Junior Final 1
On the weekend of May 18 and 19 2013, the World KartingAssociation Manufacturer Cup was at New Castle Motorsport Park, just outside Indianapolis, for the third round of the sprint kart National Championship. While Indy 500 qualifying was going on at the famed brickyard, the best kart racers in the country were doing battle for National glory. 14 year old junior driver Tazio Torregiani, from Stamford CT, raced his two Woltjer powered Haase karts in Komet Junior, and Yamaha junior classes with the Mike Doty Racingteam. In the Yamaha class Tazio finished with a DNF in the first final and a 10th place in the second final, but it was in the faster komet junior class that the CT driver would achieve his best results. In the first komet final Torregiani started from third, and after leading at the start he ended up finishing second in his first National podium. “Our mindset was good all weekend, I was feeling comfortable with my karts all day Friday, and was confident going into the races” Said Tazio after the race. In the second komet final Tazio leaped with an amazing start from 13th place to reach a remarkable 5th place before the end of the first lap, and with 4 laps to go the Haase driver caught and passed the fourth place kart, pulling away to finish on the podium again. The NewCountryPorsche.com race driver wrapped up the weekend with three top ten national finishes, including two podiums with a second and a fourth place finish. “I’d like to thank the whole Mike Doty crew and my Dad for the support and for tuning my karts” said Tazio at the end of the weekend.
Haase/Woltjer Komet Junior
Torregiani last November concluded his 2012 CIK FIA Academy Trophy in Bahrain after qualifying 11th overall making both finals. A week later he was at the Supernationals in Las Vegas finishing his Tag junior final in 12th from a 25th starting position out of 84 entered drivers.
Up next for Tazio will see him visit Europe once again in June for his first 2013 CIK FIA race in Belgium.

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