Team Max Jet weekend summary 2004-09-08

Six Podiums and 1,200 Kilometres on The Road Montreal, September 8, 2004 - Quebec-based kart racing team Max Jet had a busy schedule this past weekend. The team entered a double-header that featured racing in three different categories on ...

Six Podiums and 1,200 Kilometres on The Road

Montreal, September 8, 2004 - Quebec-based kart racing team Max Jet had a busy schedule this past weekend. The team entered a double-header that featured racing in three different categories on Saturday in St-Roch de l'Achigan and then competing in the penultimate round of the Quebec Karting Championship in Mont-Joli on Sunday. Team Max Jet's three works drivers, Jean-François Valour, Luc Sauriol and Nicolas Suarez Novak stepped on the podium on six occasions out of the seven races. The three drivers also extended their lead in the various series they compete in.

Team Max Jet scored their first podium finish of the weekend on SRA Karting's facility when Luc Sauriol took second place in the Cup of Montreal finale of the Rotax Max-Bombardier category. Sauriol, the current points' leader, moved one step closer to the 2004 title.

In the Junior category, Nicolas Suarez-Novak dominated the field, capturing pole position before taking the chequered in the finale.

After his second place in Rotax Max-Bombardier, Luc Sauriol switched karts to compete in the Rok challenge. The top three finishers in this category are offered the chance to race in the world finale held in Italy, October 16 and 17. Sauriol, a 13-year veteran in kart racing, took the victory in this event and is now almost certain to travel in Italy next month.

Similar to the Rok challenge, Rotax-Bombardier organized through its distributor the national finale for RM1 karts (Rotax 125cc engines fitted with two-speed gearboxes). The winner of this competition will compete in the Rotax Bombardier finale next January in the Canary Islands. Jean-François Valour, last year's runner-up in the Max Senior category, had a good chance of winning the title. He qualified third and raced hard to run in second place before crossing the line in third position.

Team Max Jet was happy with their performance and took the road late that evening to travel to Mont-Joli. The team arrived in Gaspesia at one o'clock at night. Despite their late arrival, Valour and Sauriol were ready at eight in the morning to contest the qualifying session for the Quebec Eastern Karting Championship. A few hours later, Sauriol secured second place in the final standings by finishing the race in second place, followed by his team mate Valour.

For Team Max Jet, it has been a tough weekend with much travelling but the team is extremely happy with their performance and to have reached their objectives.

Team Max Jet is supported by the ISAAC data acquisition system, Max Jet, the PSL Karting race team and CRG chassis.

For more information about the Max Jet race team, please visit the web site: www.maxjet.ca.

Next race: Coupe de Montreal

-tmj-

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