Hiltz gains more points for Holgate Motorsports at Sutton Sutton, Ontario -- For the second time in two weekends, the Holgate Motorsports duo of Innisfil's Brad LeLiever and Gilford's Ashley Hiltz have had strong weekends in the Sunoco Ron...
Hiltz gains more points for Holgate Motorsports at Sutton
Sutton, Ontario -- For the second time in two weekends, the Holgate Motorsports duo of Innisfil's Brad LeLiever and Gilford's Ashley Hiltz have had strong weekends in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship Presented by Toronto Star Wheels but for LeLiever it would be the second weekend in a row that he'd like to forget.
"It's two weekends in a row that I haven't finished the final," LeLiever said. "I just can't get any good luck this year. Today I came around the final sweepers and it just started chugging. I thought I stuck it, but who knows, it just stopped with a lap or two to go." LeLiever was scored 18th overall.
On the other side of the coin was Hiltz, who recorded the fastest 'unofficial' practice time, then qualified a strong eighth. Hiltz finished sixth in the pre-final, and then fourth in the final. "It was an excellent weekend for me," Hiltz said. "I was impressed with the chassis, and everything seemed to hook up well for me this weekend."
Team Principal, John Holgate was happy and frustrated at the same time. "It is a good result for Ashley, but to be honest it is very frustrating for Brad. He, like Ashley is working hard to get this team some results, but luck just isn't with him right now."
After returning from Sutton on Sunday night, John Holgate, Team Principal of Holgate Motorsports Inc. was informed that Holgate driver and major sponsor, Paul Gubasta was killed in a FV1200 at Shannonville earlier in the day. "This is a major shock," Holgate said. "Paul was one of the most polite and generous guys I know. This loss is devastating to not only our team, but Canadian Motorports in general. Paul was one of the good guys and right now, I am just loss for words about his passing. All of us send our condolences to his family."