Rain wins on Sunday! Day two of SRFKC Season opener postponed due to weather GOODWOOD, ONTARIO - The season opener for the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels was somewhat shorter than anticipated as rain and...
Rain wins on Sunday!
Day two of SRFKC Season opener postponed due to weather
GOODWOOD, ONTARIO - The season opener for the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels was somewhat shorter than anticipated as rain and a flooded Goodwood Kartways track halted the racing after just one of the scheduled two days of racing.
"We have no choice but to postpone today's races," Jean Guy Forget, Race Director for the series said. The track is flooded in several places and with the forecast for more rain later today - we really had no choice."
With the postponement of the five classes scheduled to run today, the series said an announcement would be made soon on how the races will be made up. Five of the scheduled ten classes ran on Saturday, and it is likely that the postponed races will make their way on to the schedule when the series visits Cameron Motorsports Park in Hamilton at the end of the month.
While Sunday was a disappointment for all concerned, Saturday was one of the best days of racing the series has ever seen. "I think all the competitors, officials, Wrex Roth of the OKRA (Ontario Kart Racing Association) and Bill Oakman among others really combined to make that day of racing as close to perfect as it can get," Forget said.
Saturday saw action in four Junior classes and one Senior class. In Canada Junior Light, Orillia's Taylor Holdaway took the win. In RotaxMax Junior, Markham's Evan Hayden won, while in the new World Formula Junior - which was making its first appearance in the series - Woodstock's William Keatings clean swept the class by taking pole, pre-final, and final race wins. The final Junior class, Formula Junior was also dominated by one driver. 2003 Canada Junior champion, Markham's Daniel Morad took pole, pre-final and final race wins.
In the only Senior class run, Uxbridge's Aaron de Heus took home the top spot in both the pre-final and final.
The objective of the SRFKC is to help foster a professional environment for kart drivers; help create a positive attitude towards appearance, conduct and discipline; help foster the employment of the best practices for the safe and fair running of competitions; and help kart drivers to move up the racing ladder to automobile racing.