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Vincec captures Stars West Division championship FIA European Championship final up next Stouffville, Ontario (September 03, 2008): In his quest for a national championship, seventeen-year-old Mike Vincec fought through some tough battles at...

Vincec captures Stars West Division championship
FIA European Championship final up next

Stouffville, Ontario (September 03, 2008): In his quest for a national championship, seventeen-year-old Mike Vincec fought through some tough battles at the recent Stars of Karting West Division finals in Kent, Washington. After taking the East Division title in July, Mike would come to the temporary circuit in Kent and record two top-five results. These results created a tie in the points standings but Mike would be awarded the championship based on his win at the East / West races at Shawano.

Driving a CRG/Maxter ICC for Hamilton, Ontario-based Cameron Motorsports Vincec was in for a battle in the west as the points chase was closer. Competition was fierce through the heat races and Vincec ended more than one in the barriers. He would make it up in the finals however and fight to a fourth-place finish in race one but lose points to his main rival in the championship. The last race started in the rain and Mike put in a good run to second place where he finished. This resulted in a tie for points but based on his win at the race in July, the Stouffville, Ontario native would take the division championship.

The East-West finals for Stars of Karting and the shot at the National Championship take place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, October 12. In the meantime though, Vincec is headed to France for the final round of the FIA European Championship where he races as a member of the CRG factory team. The final event takes place at the Varennes s/Allier circuit this weekend (September 7). In the last round at Mariembourg, Belgium, Mike had a great run and after qualifying 44th out of over one-hundred entries, progressed through the heats and would earn a top-ten finish in the final race.

Mike is currently shown in 13th place in the championship and can move into the top ten with good results this weekend.

-credit: Level Ten Communications

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