Hurricane Racing delivers at Canadian Nationals Matt Champagne, Justin Mascoll and Robert Wickens all win Canadian championships MOSPORT, ONTARIO - Hurricane Racing, one of North America's leading kart racing teams delivered the goods at this...
Hurricane Racing delivers at Canadian Nationals
Matt Champagne, Justin Mascoll and Robert Wickens all win Canadian championships
MOSPORT, ONTARIO - Hurricane Racing, one of North America's leading kart racing teams delivered the goods at this past weekend's Sunoco presents the GM Racing ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships at Mosport International Raceway. Team Hurricane Racing left Mosport with three of their drivers now being Canadian champions.
Lead team driver, Matt Champagne converted his Formula Senior pole position into a Canadian Championship.
"I am really happy - especially after last year in Calgary," Champagne said of his win. Last year, Champagne dominated the final in Calgary before a ruptured fuel line on the final lap cost him the championship.
"We worked on my Hurricane/CRS PTK (Paul Tracy Kart) until midnight last night to make sure it was ready - it was." "Our combination of CRS power and PTK chassis were truly outstanding, when I took the lead and control of the race on lap one there was no one who was going to take it away," said Champagne.
Not to be outdone, Robert Wickens powered his Hurricane Racing PTK to a dramatic Formula Junior win.
"What a battle," Wickens said of his Formula Junior win. "This is great for our whole Hurricane Racing team."
Justin Mascoll added his name to the Canadian Champions list by dominating in Briggs & Stratton World Formula. "These Briggs motors are all basically the same, the difference today was the PTK chassis."
Racing is one thing, but qualifying is the measure of pure speed, and the Hurricane Racing drivers delivered there also. Six of the nine National classes had Hurricane Racing drivers at the head of the pack. Champagne took the Formula Senior pole, Wickens captured the RotaxMax and Canada Junior poles, Scott Campbell powered his MBA chassis to both RotaxMax and Canada Senior poles, and Mascoll sat on the World Formula pole.
"I am pleased to say the least," Andre Champagne, Hurricane Racing team owner said after the event. "We showed why we are one of the most competitive teams around by winning in both 2 stroke and 4-stroke classes with our PTK chassis."
Of the other Hurricane Racing team members, Nathan Brown was 11th in Formula Senior, Eric Nielsen was 12th in Canada Senior, Tyler Brown was fifth in the Mosport Junior Challenge, Scott Campbell took both the Canada Senior and RotaxMax poles. Campbell also took home the coveted GM Racing Winner's Circle award for sportsmanship and outstanding competition skills.
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