MOSPORT, ONTARIO - Over 250 of the best karters in Canada descended on Mosport International Raceway to contest the Sunoco Presents the GM Racing 2003 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships on August 15-17. By Sunday afternoon, Canada had...
MOSPORT, ONTARIO - Over 250 of the best karters in Canada descended on Mosport International Raceway to contest the Sunoco Presents the GM Racing 2003 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships on August 15-17. By Sunday afternoon, Canada had nine new champions.
In the Headline Formula Senior class, Fonthill Ontario's Matt Champagne took the win over BC's Jordy Vorrath and Ontario's Mike Roth. Formula Junior was a hectic battle between Ontario drivers Robert Wickens and Daniel Morad. Wickens took the win with Morad second, while Quebec's Jesse Labbe came home third.
In ICA, Vorrath had the pole, but a fuel problem in the pre final sent him to the back for the final. Vorrath drove to the front in the final, only to have a tire go flat. The win went to his Ital Kart teammate Tyler Dueck, who took the lead in the last corner of the last lap when leader Chase Williams went wide into the dirt. Williams rebounded for second and Quebec's Jean Francois Seguin was third. In JICA, Quebec drivers Samuel Charland and Xavier Coupal finished one-two. Rounding out the podium was BC's Nicholas Tonkin.
The RotaxMax challenge win went to Ontario's Shawn Gardner, who will be one of the drivers to represent Canada in the RotaxMax Grand Finals in Egypt at the end of January 2004. Behind Gardner came Quebec drivers Jean Francois Valour and Sylvain Ruel. In the RotaxMaxJunior race, Christophe Boisclair took the win ahead of Antoine Genest and Maxime Pelletier.
In the four stroke classes, Justin Mascoll dominated the Briggs and Stratton World Formula class, leading a trio of Ontario drivers to the flag. Second went to Stefano Romano, with Rob Oakman third.
Canada Senior was won by Marc Stehle. He led fellow Ontario drivers Kris Martin and Michael Patrizi to the flag. In Canada Junior, the title went to Ontario's Pearce Herder by a scant 0.002 of a second. Keaton Doerksen and Daniel Morad - both from Ontario - rounded out the podium.
The final class, the Mosport Kart Club Junior Challenge went to Michael Dimeo. Jim Souch, Tyler MacLeod, Michael Bachand and Tyler Brown rounded out the top five.
Special awards went to Saskatoon's Scott Campbell, who took home the GM Racing Winner's Circle Award for outstanding competition skills and sportsmanship. Italian Motors took home the Pratt & Miller Team Spirit Award for the team the displays the highest levels of teamwork in the areas of presentation, preparation and results.
The final special award was the selection of two drivers to attend the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels Evaluation Day that will be held later this year. Ontario drivers Travis Walker and Kris Martin were selected based on their performances during the weekend.
For more information on the Sunoco Presents the GM Racing 2003 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships, visit the ASN website at www.asncanada.com.