Following a smashing start to the season, 15-year-old Giovanni Bromante spent much of the spring and summer months continuing to learn his way through the Pro Late Model world while stringing together consistent finishes.
This past Saturday night, Bromante returned to Watermelon Capital Speedway, the site of his first victory in March, and got a chance to show off what he has learned. Over the 50-lap feature, Bromante traded the lead early on with Chris Dilbeck before improving in the late stages to hold off the veteran driver.
“It was quite a race,” Bromante told Speed51.com. “We got an early lead at the beginning and then Dilbeck got past us. Then we got a red flag and kind of recouped. Once the green came back out we got the car better and figured out. We were able to pull away. Dilbeck caught back up, but by the time he did it was the checkered flag.”
Not only was Bromante proud of he and the Anthony Campi Racing No. 81 team being able to mount a comeback, but also being able to triumph over Dilbeck in his Georgia backyard.
“He’s a really good driver there, I enjoy racing against him, especially when I can see what he’s doing and capitalize on it. It’s great.”
Despite the long span between wins, Bromante has kept his head up all year long, learning what he can and always having faith in the Campi team.
“Yeah, it’s been a while. Everything has been coming together, Anthony has been working really hard on these cars. I knew it was just a matter of time until we got another win.”
Up next for Bromante and ACR is the final round of the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. While he is approaching the race on Saturday, September 22 with the same steady attitude he’s shown all year, he feels good about his chances to check off a win on the Gulf Coast.
“I feel good heading to Pensacola,” Bromante said. “We just have to do what we’ve been doing and stay patient. Anthony gives me great car every time, we just got to stay humble and do our thing. Just drive it.”
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-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51.com Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT
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