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F&F Racing's Frankie Guerrini Sweeps Weekend at Delta Speedway

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Frankie plans on moving into full-size midgets on dirt next year.
Frankie plans on moving into full-size midgets on dirt next year.
"Frankie is very serious about his racing, his long term goals are to become a professional race car driver in either the Indy Car Racing Series or NASCAR." That's how 16-year-old Francesco Ottavio Guerrini III, or Frankie, ends his current race resume. The young San Rafael, California native is taking all the rights steps, and making the big moves, so that dream can become his reality. Judging from the post race donuts he was spinning in Stockton, California, Frankie was very pleased with his recent performance at Delta Speedway. Frankie won both his heats and then won the Main Event.
Frankie received the "Paul Tyler, Rising Star Award" by the Motorsports Press Association.
Frankie received the "Paul Tyler, Rising Star Award" by the Motorsports Press Association.


"This was huge for Frankie and the team," Frank Sr., told K&N Race News, "His first sweep on dirt in the 600's."

2011 is the San Rafael High School senior's first season racing in the 600 stock non-wing class, and he has already taken the checkered twice, and had a number of second place finishes to go along with his top-five finishes. According to Frank, his dad, this season has been a kind of test year to see how Frankie likes non-wing competition, and to see whether he is ready to move up to full-size midgets.

Frankie's first season on dirt, after ten years racing on pavement, was last year in the winged restrictor class. He finished that 2010 championship in second place, earning Rookie of the Year Honors in the process. If Frankie's race curve history is any indication, he will be ready for full-size midgets whenever dad agrees to let him move up. Since he first started racing at age six Frankie has been asking for more power and speed, and when he gets it, he delivers.
His continuing need for speed has taken 16-year-old Frankie into a four-way battle for the 600 stock non-wing class championship.
His continuing need for speed has taken 16-year-old Frankie into a four-way battle for the 600 stock non-wing class championship.


In 2000 Frankie started racing go-karts and three years later he moved up to quarter midgets, which he raced until 2007, setting fast times, track records and countless top-five finishes and main event wins along the way. In 2008 Frankie decided to move to the big tracks, racing mini-cups on 1/4 mile paved ovals. Frankie raced in this series for one year, before he decided that the mini-cups just didn't have enough power or speed, and wanted to try racing on dirt. So, for 2009 Frankie went back to go-karts and kept in racing shape at Infineon Raceway, until his 2010 debut on the 600 stage.
F&F Racing's first non-wing victory came back in May of 2011.
F&F Racing's first non-wing victory came back in May of 2011.


Other notable 2011 accomplishments include the "Paul Tyler, Rising Star Award," presented to Frankie back in January by the Motorsports Press Association. Frankie also tested one of the Western Speed Racing Focus Midgets early this year with, Kevin Gerhardt, and by all indications he did very well. Frankie says that he would like to run some races with their team next year, if he can get enough sponsorship to do so.

There are four races left for K&N sponsored F&F Racing and Frankie Guerrini, and currently the top four drivers are bunched together for the overall 600 stock non-wing class championship. You can bet dollars-to-donuts that Frankie is looking for his line to the top of that crowd. Frankie plans on moving into the full-size midgets on dirt in 2012. He will race with BCRA next year, and hopefully some USAC races as well.

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