SRFKC: Season opener Goodwood Saturday notes

De Heus dominates at Goodwood in Canada Senior Light Aaron de Heus scores triumphant win on return to karting GOODWOOD, ONTARIO - Sunoco Ultra 94 Team driver Aaron de Heus scored a dominant class win in Canada Senior Light during the season...

De Heus dominates at Goodwood in Canada Senior Light
Aaron de Heus scores triumphant win on return to karting

GOODWOOD, ONTARIO - Sunoco Ultra 94 Team driver Aaron de Heus scored a dominant class win in Canada Senior Light during the season opener the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels held at Goodwood Kartways this weekend.

"It is great to come back here and win," de Heus said. "This is very much my home track and my Gold Kart was perfect today, along with the Awesome Engine which didn't miss a beat."

Whitby's Justin Mascoll took the Cameron Motorsports Fast Qualifier award with a time of 44.589, just a scant .138 seconds ahead of Uxbridge's de Heus. Markham's Dan Di Leo rounded out the top three.

At the start of the pre-final, de Heus got shoved backwards on the opening lap, while Daniel Di Leo took the early lead. Di Leo led the first four laps before being overhauled by Burlington's Kris Martin. Martin led the next two tours until Di Leo took the lead back. De Heus was working his way back up the field from sixth, and now he was within striking distance.

With three laps to go, de Heus took the lead and began to pull away. Mascoll settled into second, with Martin third and Di Leo fourth - and that is the way they finished.

In the final, de Heus took the lead and the Sunoco Team Ultra 94 driver never looked back. Behind him however it was a different story. Martin was second, with Dan Di Leo and brother Marco and Justin Mascoll in hot pursuit. Both Mascoll and Marco Di Leo were able to get by Dan Di Leo and they set off in search of de Heus. Dan Di Leo was left to battle with Martin, and at the checkered it was de Heus taking the win by just over 5 seconds - and eternity in four-stroke racing.

Mascoll came home second. "I went off at the start, and from there he was pretty hard to catch. The new CMP kart was great." Mascoll said. The younger of the two Di Leo's - Marco - was third. "Aaron was really fast, even drafting with Justin, we couldn't catch him." Kris Martin was fourth and Dan Di Leo fifth.

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.

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