First day full of action in Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels Di Leo, Monteith, Grist, Hayden and Rago take wins GOODWOOD, ONTARIO The first race day of the 2007 Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting...
First day full of action in Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels
Di Leo, Monteith, Grist, Hayden and Rago take wins
GOODWOOD, ONTARIO The first race day of the 2007 Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels has been completed. If this is any indication of how the year will go, it showed that an exciting year is in store. Several juniors that have moved up to senior made immediate impressions. Dylan Gibson and Keenan Harris had good runs to start their senior career. Winners on the day included Marco Di Leo in Rotax Max Senior, Kevin Monteith in Canada Junior Heavy, Garett Grist in F1-K Cadet, Evan Hayden in Canada Senior, and Vincent Rago in F1-K Junior.
Rotax Max Sr.
Pfaff Fast Qualifier Marco Di Leo
Marco Di Leo led from flag to flag in the pre-final. Second was Mike Vincec and third was Dylan Gibson, who started eighth in the 41 kart field. In the final, Di Leo took the lead from the start and never looked back, winning by a comfortable margin. Behind him, Mike Vincec battled Michael Glaze for second with Vincec taking the spot. The battle for fourth was hard fought between Eric Gerrits and Dylan Gibson. Gibson held the spot for most of the race before being overhauled by Gerrits. On the final lap, Gibson took one last shot. There was contact, and both spun off the track, but both got going again to finish the race. Gerrits was fourth with Gibson fifth.
Canada Junior Heavy
Pfaff Fast Qualifier Dylan Van Tienen
Anthony Furfari overcame some off track issues to storm back and take the win in the Canada Junior Heavy prefinal. Furfari bested Jonathon Treadwell by just 0.190 of a second to take the win. Third went to Gary Klutt, while polesitter Dylan Van Tienen was fourth.
In the final, it was Kevin Monteith who made his way to the front, and he held off Gary Klutt for the win. Third was Jonathon Treadwell.
F1-K 60cc Cadet
Pfaff Fast Qualifier Garett Grist
Garett Grist cruised in the prefinal, going flag to flag for the victory. Behind him, Byrson Schutte, who started third was second and Harrison White was third. Grist would not be touched in the final, as he won by 10 seconds. Artem Korolev was second and Kenneth O'Keefe was third.
Pfaff Fast Qualifier Evan Hayden
Polesitter Evan Hayden led the first lap, before being overtaken by Frank Launi. Launi then led all but the last lap in the Canada Senior prefinal. Marco Di Leo, who was second heading into the last lap, passed Launi on the front straight and held on for the win, with Launi second. Keenan Harris and Darryl Timmers battled to the line for third, with Harris hanging on to the third spot.
In the final, Evan Hayden ended up winning, but it was anything but easy. The win got somewhat easier after Marco Di Leo pulled off from the lead with a mechanical issue with just a few laps to go. Heading into the last lap, Hayden was third, behind Greg Rempel and Darryl Timmers. Timmers and Rempel got together, and Hayden was able to take lead and the win. Second was Rempel and Michael Glaze was third.
Pfaff Fast Qualifier David Ostella
Last year, David Ostella had the perfect season, taking six final wins. His defense of the championship started with the F1-K Junior prefinal. Ostella won, but it wasn't by the usual margin. Vincent Rago held him close, and Jeff May finished third. In the final, Ostella led until he spun on lap 18. That handed the lead and the win to Rago, with May second. Ostella rebounded to finish third.