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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Here you can follow High School Teen Tazio, as he races around the world.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tazio to Start his 2011 Season with his 2nd Daytona Kartweek

After his first year of National competition, Tazio is ready to return to the famous Daytona Kartweek on 12/28/10, for one of the biggest National Kart Race in the country. What makes it big is not just the venue, but also the competitors who are the best drivers in North America.
Daytona is where, every year, The motor racing starts in the US. First with the WKA National Kart season, and than with the 24 Hours of Daytona, followed by the Daytona 500.
 Race driver Tazio Torregiani just turned 12, on the 13th of  December. He looks forward returning to the Florida track, where last year his overall pace was very competitive.
In 2010 Tazio competed in just his Cadet kart, Winning races in the Divisional New Jersey Sprint Series, and consistently finishing on the podium in Regional and club competition.
The highlight of his 2010 season was qualifying second on the front row in his last 2010 National WKA Man Cup race in September at NJ Motorsports Park, and posting the overall fastest lap of the weekend in cadet class.
Torregiani is hoping to continue with his fast pace going to Daytona and into the 2011 year.
For the new season Tazio will race in three classes using two different chassis':  Cadet and Yamaha Sportsman. Both are Merlin karts, which Tazio finds himself very comfortable in.
The TazioTorregiani.com Racing Team will like to thank his Sponsors and supporters www.NewCountryPorsche.com, www.Bodicures.com, www.VincentGarage.com and www.JoaoCarlosPhoto.com.
For more info, you can contact the team at patrizio@newcountry.com or 203 561 2759.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tazio Qualifies on Front Row in WKA National Race

On September 17th 2010, 11 Year old Cadet Driver Tazio Torregiani returned to one of his favorite kart tracks: The reconfigured Tempest track at NJ Motorsports Park.

He arrived full of confidence, Thanks to a fine win the previous weekend at the same track, his second this year in WKA NJ divisional races. This time the street fight was going to be with a different gang: The WKA Man Cup National Series, Cadet Class. Perhaps the most competitive sprint kart racing in the country. This was the last race weekend of the 2010 season.

Thanks to a very productive Friday practice, On Saturday morning Tazio was able to qualify 11th out of 26. After an off in the grass in turn one, Tazio finished Saturday’s final race in 12th.

Sunday was a new day. Tazio returned to the pits after morning practice eager to improve the chassis. So, together with Dad Patrizio and Brother Dario, the Torregiani team was able to find the right setup.

Tazio hit the track for qualifying determined to go faster, and in his second flying lap, he managed to qualify second, in the front row, 1 tenth of a second, from pole. The third lap could have been even faster, but came too close to the driver on front on the straight. This was Tazio’s finest drive yet and he knew it.

Tazio started the pre final and jumped in the lead in turn one. He led the first lap. His luck wasn’t going to last. On the fourth lap his motor (the Hornet) started losing RPM and slowing down. The tip of the spark plug became loose and came off inside the boot loosing spark. Tazio very rapidly lost many positions. He nursed his #07 kart home and barely finished 20th. He did manage to secure fastest lap of the race at 1:15.1 on the third lap, which was to hold fastest lap of the weekend in cadet class.

Tazio started his Sunday final race in 20th position, and again drove great to make several passes and stay out of trouble to finish in 11th position. The results were no indication of the potential. Tazio finished his first National season knowing that he has the speed to race with the best, and can’t wait for next season.

Tazio and the Torregiani team would like to thank all their supporters and sponsors, including http://www.newcountryporsche.com/ and http://www.vincentgarage.com/. For more info visit http://www.taziotorregiani.com/.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tazio Wins his First WKA Regional Race at NJ Motorsports Park

The Following is the press release from Ekartingnews.com:

The WKA New Jersey Sprint Series returned to NJ Motorsports Park on June 11th, 12th and 13th for round two of the 2010 Series. The one mile Tempest track is very fast and one of the best kart tracks around. Good enough for the WSK World Kart Series coming in July.

This is also the same track where last year Tazio flew out of his cadet kart in a racing accident, which left him with a minor foot injury for a week.
On Friday, during open practice, Tazio very quickly got into his groove turning very competitive laps. His great feedback enabled his father Patrizio Torregiani find the right chassis set up with the help of Mike Doty, one of the best tuner/coach in the country.
On Saturday, Tazio’s pace kept getting better. After a brilliant drive in the qualifying heat races, he placed his Merlin cadet kart in 2nd place starting position on the grid for the feature Cadet final 1 race.

A great start saw him jump in the lead into turn 1 only to fall in third place shortly after. But Tazio knows races are not won on the first lap, so lap after lap he made sure he didn’t lose sight of the two karts on front. Bump drafting is a big factor at this track because of the long and very fast front straight, especially in cadet class. So when the two front karts started pulling away in their own draft, Tazio alone needed help. He frantically started tapping the back of his helmet signaling the kart behind to step on it and give him a push. Now with a drafting partner they very quickly reeled in the leaders. Time was running out so on the last lap coming out of turn one, Tazio went for the double pass and jumped from third to first, ironically the exact spot where his accident happened last year. Eleven year old Tazio Torregiani managed to hold on to the lead to the checkered flag holding off a last charge from the pole sitter, side by side in a marvelous photo finish. It was Tazio’s first regional win of the year.
On Sunday the weather was much hotter and humid, which didn’t favor Tazio’s kart setup. He finished fourth.
Tazio will race at Road America WI on July 10th and 11th for the third round of the WKA Manufacturer Cup in the Zoom Zoom Grand Nationals.
You can follow Tazio on his website at http://www.TazioTorregiani.com

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our Racing Team on the Papers for the Third Time

Last month our racing team made the Greenwich Citizen newspaper again. It's the third time now the local tabloids find interest in the 11 year old race driver. Sports writer Rob Kelly did a follow up story on Tazio after his promising Daytona National race debut. You can read the article by clicking on the photo. Our family would like to thank Rob again for his memorable articles on our team.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tazio Featured on www.EKartingNews.com

After Tazio's superb National Race debut at Daytona Kartweek last month, On January 15th 2010 he appeared for the first time in the spotlight on EkartingNews.com, Karting's biggest and most popular website in the US. We always go on this site, almost everyday to check on the latest in karting competition around the world. To see our team featured among karting's national stars was just incredible.
Our thanks go to David Cole of EKartingNews.com for publishing our press release.
To see the full article on the web click the following link:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tazio Shows his Potential with the Best Drivers in National Kart Racing

After a great performance at the legendary Daytona International Speedway, Tazio showed the speed necessary to race with the best in the national arena.

Daytona Kartweek each year, just after Christmas, kicks off the WKA National Championship. Our series is called the WKA Manufacturer Cup Series, and Tazio is in Cadet class.
After successful club and Regional competition since Tazio was 6, it was time to taste the next level. Daytona was the perfect opportunity.
Monday 12/28/09 was open practice day. National Champion Mike Doty, from the Mike Doty Racing Team prepared Tazio's kart. A Merlin cadet chassis. The Merlin had been quite dominant in the past couple of seasons. The Comer K80 motor was rebuilt and prepared by Doug Fleming from Fleming Motorsports. Doug has been looking after Tazio's motors since we entered cadet class.

With Mike's help it took Tazio no time to learn the fast .7 mile sprint track. By the afternoon Tazio was flying. His lap times were within 2 tenths of a second of the fastest drivers.
In race day 1, Tazio was able to qualify for the feature race. Only the top 30 drivers make the final race. He started 19th, ran strong, gained some positions and finished a respectable 13th. Not bad for our first National.
As always Dario, my 9 year old, was of great help with working and changing things on the kart. Under Mike Doty's supervision, of course. This guy is unbelievable. He knows exactly what the kart and the driver is doing and knows just how to set up the chassis. We feel very fortunate and proud to be part of his team.

On race day 2 Tazio went even better and placed his Merlin on the sixth row in the 12th position on the grid for the second final. Unfortunately 12th for him was on the outside line of turn one, more dangerous. He got a strong start and dove in the first turn. While he was negotiating the corner with 29 other drivers he was hit in the right rear hard enough to kick the drive chain off the motor. He was forced to retire. Tazio was very upset at first, because he knew he had the pace. He got over it after 20 minutes. Surprisingly my wife Lucia and I were not upset at all. We were rather satisfied that our little athlete had the speed, and just became a National driver. We are definitely planning to enter round 2 of the WKA Man Cup at South Bend, Indiana April 30th. Stay tuned....
Special thanks to Mike Doty, Doug Fleming, Chi Chi, John Baio, all the other dads especially Joe Cullura, my clutch specialist, and Mr. Stecher for the clutch spring.
Since Tazio & Dario were so good we treated our family to our first Disney World visit, not so far from Daytona Beach.

Cadet Sportsman Qualifying for race 2

Pos No. Name Chassis Best Lap Diff

1. 66 Zane Smith Top Kart 45.882 -

2. 28 Grant Quinlan Birel 46.074 0.192

3. 11 Leonardo Stoia PCR 46.093 0.211

4. 21 Austin Osborne Birel 46.099 0.217

5. 12 Matt Solarczyk Birel 46.126 0.244

6. 5 Gresham Wagner Birel 46.141 0.259

7. 0 Collin Campbell Birel 46.161 0.279

8. 15 Ryan Raffa Top Kart 46.211 0.329

9. 88 Emerson Reed Merlin 46.234 0.352

10. 91 Grant Sandberg Bor 46.292 0.410

11. 24 Tyler Moneypenny Arrow 46.325 0.443

12. 3 Michael Womack Birel 46.399 0.517

13. 77 Tazio Torregiani Merlin 46.429 0.547

14. 29 Austin Garrison Gillard 46.438 0.556

15. 17 Ashley Rogero Tony Kart 46.439 0.557

16. 32 Garrett Madison Birel 46.682 0.800

17. 81 Tristan VanWieringen KRT 46.748 0.866

18. 1 Derek Scott Jr. Birel 46.784 0.902

19. 6 Olli Pekka Kinos Birel 46.979 1.097

20. 4 Jacob Symank Corsa 47.068 1.186

21. 43 Levi Centeno Birel 47.427 1.545

22. 48 Brendan Cullura Birel 47.428 1.546

23. 82 William Wolfrom Birel 47.504 1.622

24. 10 Vincenzo Sarracino Maranello 47.544 1.662

25. 84 Philip Varner Tony Kart 47.604 1.722

26. 99 Logan Mitchell Margay 47.771 1.889

27. 2 Max Nikolof Top Kart 47.972 2.090

28. 8 David Malukas Birel 48.008 2.126

29. 22 Simon Sikes Energy 48.322 2.440

30. 72 Camden Donaldson Birel 48.458 2.576

31. 9 Tyler Jordan Kosmic 48.766 2.884

32. 18 John Paul Southern Jr. Tony Kart 49.500 3.618

33. 9 Nathan Pool Kosmic 49.857 3.975

34. 1 Mason Mitchell Margay 50.165 4.283

35. 46 Jared Cordova Birel No time -

DNS 80 Juan David Buitrago CRG No time -