FIRSTKART.COM IMPRESSES AT SUNOCO RON FELLOWS KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP "Success continues at round ...
FIRSTKART.COM IMPRESSES AT SUNOCO RON FELLOWS KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP
"Success continues at round #2"
Guelph, Ontario -- May 31, 2007 -- Members of FirstKart.com race team scored some very strong results at this past weekend's Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship event held at the Cameron Motorsports Karting Complex in Hamilton, Ontario. Taking home the victory in Junior Heavy was Kevin Montieth while Eric Gerrits managed to claim the second step of the podium in DD2 and another top five in Rotax Senior.
Saturday's action was very rewarding for First Kart competitors as both Gerrits and Montieth scored podium results and had their strongest runs of the weekend. Gerrits competed in the ever growing DD2 class and progressively moved forward throughout the day. After qualifying in P5, Gerrits methodically moved up two positions to have and inside starting spot for the feature race. Looking to score the victory at the tight and twisty race course, Gerrits moved into P2 but fell just short when the checkered flag flew.
Junior sensation Kevin Montieth qualified his First Kart ride in the second position in the ultra competitive Junior Heavy division. Known as one of the guys to beat at almost every track, Monteith took the pre-final win and went on to claim the checkers in a wild Junior Heavy final.
Both Gerrits and Montieth were pulling double duty this weekend as they would compete in Sunday's Rotax classes as well. Gerrits ran consistently inside the top ten qualifying in the sixth position. Making up one position in the pre-final and another in the final, the Sharon, ON resident came home with his second top five result of the weekend. Also running in Rotax Senior was Toronto's Chris Balestri. After promising qualifying and pre-final results that saw him in the top 15, Balestri ran into some bad racing luck and crossed the stripe in 23rd place.
Montieth entered Rotax Junior with FirstKart.com teammates Anthony and Michael Furfari as the trio was looking for some strong results. Montieth would score his second podium finish of the weekend in third and is looking like the man to beat in the overall championship. Young Anthony Furfari scored a top ten result at the physically demanding Cameron Motorsports Karting Complex after moving forward from his 15th place qualifying position. The Furfari brothers made it two in the top 20 as older brother Michael claimed a 19th place finish. The FirstKart.com race team made it five team drivers in Rotax Junior as Nicholas Pinti and Johnny Whalen were also in competition. Pinti struggled with motor issues throughout the race through which eventually ended his final early while Whalen was involved in a hard wreck. Both drivers will be back and looking for redemption at the Barrie Grand Prix.
The Canadian side of the FirstKart.com race team will be out of racing action for a few weeks before heading to Barrie, Ontario for the Barrie Grand Prix. Several drivers will be looking to be crowned King of the Bay in this prestigious event.