The Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship travelled south this weekend to Point Pelee Karting in Leamington, Ontario for the third round of their 2013 Championship. Just steps away from Canada’s most southern point, it is a far haul for many Canadian’s but the locals from the Leamington area do a great job of welcoming everybody and making sure they have a good time. This weekends event added a day of racing on Saturday with four unofficial classes taking the track.
After a rainy week in Leamington, most of Friday’s practice was in jeopardy with a majority of the track under water. With some hard work from many volunteers the water was cleared away and action was back under way in the afternoon. Kudos to all who helped.
Kicking things off on Saturday, the Briggs & Stratton Junior division set out with seven karts on track. It was a dominating day for Jordan Latimer as the K&K Kart driver would sweep the day qualifying on pole, winning the prefinal and driving away with the Final. It appeared that Austin Bisschop would have a shot at Latimer in the Final, but an early race spin would move him down the order. Finishing second was Roman DeAngelis.
Next up, the TaG Senior division took the track with ten karts in attendance. In a great battle, Cory Cacciavillani would win the race ahead of Brett Rickeard and Braydon Strik. Rickeard and Cacciavillani pushed each other toe-to-toe with neither driver making a mistake in the 20-lap Final. Unfortunately for Cacciavillani, a technical violation would take the victory away from him with Rickeard inheriting the top step of the podium.
TaG Junior was a bit of a snoozer as only three karts took the track. Clay Van Eerd was the victor, sweeping the days events.
Finally, the Briggs & Stratton Senior field closed out the day. Sixteen karts lined up for the Final that would see Marc Stehle and Cory Cacciavillani going head-to-head. Cacciavillani lead early before Stehle took over on lap four. From there the two would push away until Cacciavillani returned to the point with four laps remaining and held off Stehle to the finish, with the two trading the lead on the final lap.
The action resumes Sunday with a full lineup of Honda four-cycle classes on track.