Giovanni Bromante took many positives out of his first career Snowball Derby start at Five Flags Speedway.
Driving the No. 81 for Anthony Campi Racing in Super Late Model racing’s most prestigious race, Bromante put together a smart and consistent race. A crash, not of his making, with just a few laps remaining derailed what looked to be a solid finish, but Bromante was able to leave Five Flags Speedway knowing he was a contender.
“I thought it was a great race,” said Bromante. “We struggled a little towards the end but there was nothing we could do about it. I would have liked to see how that final restart would have played out and if we could have gained a few more positions over the final laps.”
Bromante started the 300-lap crown jewel race from the 14th position and worked his way into the top-ten by lap 29. After falling back a bit due to a caution and pit strategy, Bromante fought his way into the top five on lap 111. The young driver found himself running in the 10th position with just a handful of laps to go in the 300-lap battle, but he was the victim of the late-race melee that left him with a 16th-place finish.
“All I know is I was behind the 18 and then all of the sudden I was windshield deep,” said Bromante of the crash.
The Snowball Derby marked the end of Bromante’s 2019 season. Now, the young driver will turn his focus to next year and a full-time stint in the ARCA Menards Series East with Visconti Motorsports.
“First, I need to say thank you to Anthony Campi Racing for everything this year,” added Bromante. “They always gave me the best car and I felt we were always a threat every time we were at the track. Now, I’m very excited to learn a new type of car and even more excited to race with the Visconti Motorsports team. I’m going to try my best in every race to compete for wins and contend for that championship.”