A young, racing star dominates the Rotax Max Challenge in 2010 to set new records in a breakout season to earn the #1 National Ranking. Making headlines in 2010 with less than two years to his credit, Anthony Gangi Jr. has already amassed a stellar racing resume. As one of North America's top young karting talents, the ten-year-old racer is at the top of his game and threat to win every time out. Developing the skills to win has been the focus and commitment for the driver from Brookville, New York as he looks to set new records in the toughest karting series in North America. With four major titles in 2010, a breakout season for Anthony Jr. was just the beginning for this talented young racer who is laser-focused on being the best he can be each and every time he hits the track.
2009 marked the first full season of racing for Anthony Jr., a year in which he took titles including the North East Micro Max Championship and the New York State Rotax Micro Max Championship. The rookie driver showed early signs of natural talent as the then-G7 Motorsports team focused on keeping up with the rapid development set out by Anthony Jr. With success came expectation and in 2010 Anthony Jr. did not disappoint.
As a G7 Motorsports team driver, Anthony Gangi Jr. wrapped up a stellar 2010 championship season that included four major titles. The year began with the 2010 Florida Winter Tour Micro Max Championship and was followed by the United States Rotax Grand Nationals title in Rotax Micro Max. Back in the New England area, the year wrapped up with the 2010 Rotax North East Regional RMax Series Micro Max Championship and the 2010 New York State Rotax Micro Max Championship. The final major title to be awarded was the #1 National Rotax Ranking that takes in all Rotax RMax Challenge certified events across the US. From a field of over 100 racers, Anthony Jr. was able to secure the top spot in the National Rankings to carry the #1 plate in the 2011 season.
With the #1 plate on his kart, 2011 was destined to be a year of high expectations, big challenges and tough competition. Under the pressure of being the driver to beat is when Anthony Gangi Jr. thrives. Continuing to develop on and off track, Anthony Jr. learned first hand about the many highs and lows of motorsports as he took several setbacks in stride and kept pushing for wins and podiums. Taking third place in the 2011 Florida Winter Tour Micro Max standings, just three points shy of the vice-championship, was the start of Anthony's Jr.'s season. After a fourth place run at Miller Motorsports Park in the US Rotax Grand Nationals, Anthony Jr. made his Rotax Mini Max debut at the 2011 Pan American Championship Finale. Capping off another successful season, Anthony Jr. ended his 2011 campaign with a trip to the podium at the illustrious 15th running of the SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals in Las Vegas, Nevada against a field of 82 drivers, the largest gathering of cadets in North America.
A strong support team is part of building any driver's race craft in today's modern world of motorsports. In 2012, the GT7 Motorsports team switched to the potent Tony Kart chassis. Full time coach and tuner Chris Perez continued to be a big part of the effort that saw Gangi Jr. win across the US national karting scene against the nation's top drivers. Taking top honors at the United States Rotax Grand Nationals once again, Anthony Jr. earned his second US Rotax title after winning the ultra-competitive Rotax Mini Max class during his rookie season. Anthony Jr. was also on the championship podium at the prestigious Florida Winter Tour, taking third in the overall points standings in the Vortex TaG Cadet class. Gangi Jr.'s outstanding 2012 season also saw him take second place and a cool $2000 during the inaugural Yamaha Junior Sportsman Money Race during the 2012 Robopong 200. Capping off his on track schedule, Anthony Jr. earned the biggest win of his young career, taking the TaG Cadet victory at the 16th running of the SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals. Anthony Jr. was also invited to travel to Portimao, Portugal with Team USA to take part in the opening ceremonies of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. With his championship ways continuing as he moves up the karting ranks, Anthony Jr. is poised for more big things in 2013 as he makes his name known in the world of motorsports.
To date in 2013, Gangi Jr. has staked his claim to the Florida Winter Tour TaG Cadet Championship, thanks to four main event victories. The young gun also earned the Florida Winter Tour Rotax Mini Max Vice-Championship title. With numerous race wins under his belt in a multitude of racing classes, 2013 is on track to be yet another great year for this amazing young talent.
|Born:||September 24, 2001|
|Residence:||Brookville, NY, USA|
|Parents||Anthony Sr. and Jodi|
|Hobbies:||ATV-ing, Snowmobiling, Shooting, all sports|
|Karting Debut:||June 1, 2008|
|Karting Club:||Oakland Valley Raceway Park|
|Karting Team:||GT7 Motorsports|
|Karting Classes:||Rotax Mini-Max, Vortex Mini-ROK, Yamaha Jr. Sportsman, Comer Cadet|
|Favorite Track:||Oakland Valley Raceway Park|
Short Term: I am looking to continue to develop my racing skills over the next few seasons as I look to the next level of motor racing. I hope to repeat again as a National Champion, and continue to win races and earn spots on the podium.
Long Term: In the future I hope to be professional racecar driver, running with a top-flight team and fighting for championships.
In his first full season of racing, Anthony Jr. became the North East US Rotax Micro Max Champion. He also qualified third for the 2009 US Rotax Grand Nationals. In 2010 he earned the 2010 Florida Winter Tour Rotax Micro Max Championship and US Rotax Grand Nationals Championship in Rotax Micro Max, on his way to earning the #1 National ranking in the class. 2011 saw Anthony Jr. on the podium at the ultra-prestigious SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals, and in 2012 was seen on the Florida Winter Tour Vortex TaG Cadet championship podium and earned his second US Rotax Grand Nationals, this time in the Rotax Mini Max class, adding to his storied success in the karting ranks. Also earning the biggest win of his young career, Gangi Jr. topped the blocks in the TaG Cadet class during the 16th running of the SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals and in 2013 has already earned the honor of Florida Winter Tour TaG Cadet Champion and Rotax Mini Max Vice-Champion.
Helping develop the vital driving skills of a young driver, Chris Perez works closely as Anthony Jr.'s tuner and driver coach, and the two have built an impressive resume. At the track, GT7 Motorsports also partners with Daniel Lambert, who provides engine tuning services and support for the team. Finally the GT7 team is supported by the fine products from HoleShot Drive Systems as well as PKT Axles.
In 2013, the GT7 Motorsports racing team schedule will start at Daytona KartWeek for Round #1 of WKA Manufacturer's Cup. From there, Gangi Jr.'s winter season will include contesting both the Formula Kart and Rotax Max Challenge weekends of the Florida Winter Tour. Following that, Anthony Jr. will continue with the World Karting Association Manufacturer's Cup schedule, as well as the new United States Pro Kart Series, Great Lakes Sprint Series, the Rotax Summer Shootout and U.S. Rotax Max Grand Nationals as well as the Pam American Championship. GT7 will end again end their season in Sin City at the 17th running of the SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals.