Morad motors to win at Hamilton! Daniel Morad wins second straight Formula Junior race in Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship Presented by Toronto Star Wheels HAMILTON, ONTARIO - Markham teenager Daniel Morad steered his Maple Leaf Mortgages...
Morad motors to win at Hamilton!
Daniel Morad wins second straight Formula Junior race in Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship Presented by Toronto Star Wheels
HAMILTON, ONTARIO - Markham teenager Daniel Morad steered his Maple Leaf Mortgages Birel to a commanding 14 second win in Saturday's Formula Junior Final at Cameron Motorsports Park in Hamilton. The win was the second straight victory for Morad in Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship Presented by Toronto Star Wheels Formula Junior class.
"It may have looked easier than it was, " Morad said after the win. "I was pushing very hard in the opening laps to gain a gap over the others. Once I had a decent gap, I picked a good pace and ran to the end."
Morad started off the weekend by taking the Cameron Motorsports Fast Qualifier award. "Qualifying was pretty close," Morad said. "We only had the pole by a few tenths. I thought it might be a lot closer than it actually was."
For the pre-final, Morad, starting from the pole was never challenged and he took the win and some knowledge into the final. "The final was going to be a long race, so after the pre-final we tuned the Maple Leaf Mortgages Birel to come in a little later in the race."
In the final, Morad put his plan into action, and the result was a dominating race win. With two poles, two pre-final wins and two final wins this year in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship, Morad is hopeful of keeping that streak alive when the series visits the streets of Barrie for the third round of the six round championship.
"I like the Barrie race, there are always lots of fans and good competition," Morad said. "I think we'll be good there."
Daniel Morad fast facts;
Daniel Morad is from Markham, Ontario and is 14-years-old. Morad is the two-time Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship Canada Junior champion (2003-2002). He is also the 2000 Yamaha SuperCan GrandNational winner. In 2001 he won the Toronto Kart Club Junior Light championship and the OKRA (Ontario Kart Racing Association) Junior Light Championship. In 2002 he was 3rd in the WKA (World Karting Association) Junior Sportsman championship. In 2003 he finished second in WKA 80cc shifter, second in SRFKC Formula Junior. H