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Our fourth driver in the Highs and Lows from 2013 series is accomplished tunnel boat driver Shaun Torrente. The multi-time national champion from Florida has spent the past two and a half seasons competing internationally in the F1 H2O series (minus a suspended license for the last two races of 2012), a dream he’s had since he started racing. Now we won’t say his ultimate dream came true this year, but the Qatar Team driver finished a remarkable season second in overall points behind teammate Alex Carella, who won the world championship for a third straight year (read the story).

High: Although I’m extremely proud of our team’s 1-2 finish, I’d have to say that Doha is definitely my high (read the story). Not only was it my first overseas win, I had my girls (wife, Flavia, and daughter, Isabella) there with me and I took the points lead with just a couple of races to go. It couldn’t have worked out any better.

Low: I’m not sure I really have a low. This year has been amazing—my family is great and I loved being part of such a professional organization in the Qatar Team. I guess the beginning of the year was my low as I was still dealing with my suspended UIM license from 2012 (read the story). I didn’t find out if my license was being reinstated until February so waiting on that was a lowpoint.

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