Rain makes for a long day at Mosport for SRFKC Saturday winners include; Eric Gerrits, Gary Klutt, Anthony Furfari, Jesse Facchini, Greg Rempel and David Ostella MOSPORT, ONTARIO -- The fourth of six rounds of the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting ...
Rain makes for a long day at Mosport for SRFKC
Saturday winners include; Eric Gerrits, Gary Klutt, Anthony Furfari, Jesse Facchini, Greg Rempel and David Ostella
MOSPORT, ONTARIO -- The fourth of six rounds of the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship got off to a good start on Saturday, July 29, until the rains came just as the finals were starting. After a four hour delay, the racing got going again -- with some exciting action. The Rotax Max Senior race finished in a downpour -- which served as the basis for several protests. The results were not final on Saturday night, and no podium was awarded. Other winners on the day were; Gary Klutt in Canada Junior Heavy, Anthony Furfari in F1-K Cadet, Jesse Facchini in World Formula Junior, Greg Rempel in Canada Senior and David Ostella in F1-K Junior.
Rotax Max Senior
Pfaff Fast Qualifier; Pearce Herder
Pearce Herder couldn't convert his qualifying performance into wins in round 4. Marco Di Leo won the prefinal after passing Herder in the last corner on the last lap. In the final, it was Di Leo's turn to come under fire as Eric Gerrits passed him for the lead. With two laps to go, the rains came, and it put the result in doubt for Gerrits as he was passed coming out of the final corner. The officials chose to stop the race a lap early, handing back the win to Gerrits. Di Leo was second and Mike Vincec third.
Canada Junior Heavy
Pfaff Fast Qualifier; Cory Luciano
Micheal Di Meo took the prefinal win from third on the grid, ahead of Gary Klutt, who qualified second. Third in the prefinal was Nick Martin, with Kevin Monteith fourth and pole sitter Luciano fifth. In the final it came down to the last corner for second on back after Klutt had built a little lead. Jim Souch finished second, with Kevin Monteith third.
Pfaff Fast Qualifier; Anthony Furfari
Furfari was the first of the polesitters on the day to back up his Pfaff Fast Qualifier award with a prefinal win. Furfari beat Reid Arnold by .292 of a second. Garrett Grist was third. The final was all Furfari, as he won by over 4 seconds. Grist was second and Reid Arnold recovered nicely from an early half spin to finish third.
World Formula Junior
Pfaff Fast Qualifier; Wyatt Van Wart
Wyatt Van Wart took his first Pfaff Fast Qualifier award of the year. Unfortunately he followed the trend at Mosport not to be able to win the prefinal from the pole. Wart finished sixth in the prefinal that was won by Jesse Facchini. Behind Facchini came Scott Laporte and Jeff May. Jesse Facchini won by a huge margin after Scott Laporte and Jeff May dropped out with mechanical problems. Joshua Koryeni was second and Wart was third.
Pfaff Fast Qualifier; Pearce Herder
Pearce Herder took his second Pfaff Fast Qualifier award of the day when he claimed the pole for Canada Senior. Herder, like Furfari was able to convert the pole into a prefinal win. Behind Herder came Kyle Herder, and Greg Rempel. In the final, Greg Rempel came through to take the win after some last corner contact between leader Pearce Herder and second place runner Marco Di Leo. After the officials sorted this one out, Rempel won, Evan Hayden was second and Mike Rogers was third.
Pfaff Fast Qualifier; David Ostella
David Ostella took his fourth Pfaff Fast Qualifier award of the year in F1-K Junior. Ostella had some competition for the prefinal win from Cory Luciano, who qualified third. Behind Luciano was Vincent Rago. Ostella easily cruised home to victory in the final, with Vincent Rago second and Cory Luciano third. Addison Rayner hounded Luciano the entire distance, but had to settle for fourth.
GM Racing awards for outstanding skills went to Gary Klutt for his win in Canada Junior Heavy.