The second round of the 2013 Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship hit the track this past weekend at Flamboro Speedway as 110 kart racers fought intense heat and humidity and plenty of hot competition. After a dismal start to the BSRKC season at Sutton for round one, the added competition from the Waterloo Regional Kart Club was a nice addition creating plenty of awesome racing at the track just west of Hamilton, Ontario.
Here is a quick recap of the Junior classes.
Flag to Flag Victory for Jordan Howse in Junior Heavy
Twenty five karts lined the grid for the Junior Heavy Final with Jordan Howse on the pole-position after posting the fastest time in Qualifying and then cruising in the Pre Final. With Jared Gill on the outside, Howse would take the holeshot with a push from Austin Bisschop into the tight turn one and the race was underway. Howse would get away early with Bisschop doing all he could to keep up until Gill caught his rear bumper on lap eight. Making a move to the inside of Bisschop in turn one, Gill would take the spot. Trying to regain the position a corner later would see Bisschop soar over Gill and into the grass, resuming in fifth and allowing Kaitlin Neely to catch Gill.
Neely and Gill would battle for second as the laps wound down, with Gill eventually taking the spot at the line, but the win would go to Howse as he dominated from start to finish. Bisschop would drive back to fourth, but would receive a post-race penalty, as would Neely moving Steven Murdoch onto the final podium position in third.
Big Junior Lite Victory for Andrew Whelan
The second junior driver to sweep the day’s action was Andrew Whelan. The Junior Lite pilot posted the fastest time in Qualifying (on his last lap nonetheless), cruised in the Pre Final and then dominated the Final, winning by over ten seconds on the tight and twisty Flamboro Speedway.
While Whelan was in cruise control up front, a great battle for second ensued with Ciarra Collison, Jade Franklin and Aaron Turnbull trading paint. The trio all wanted to be on the podium but one extra driver just wasn’t going to fit. Collison held the position until lap seven when Turnbull took over, bringing Franklin with him and moving Collison to fourth. After working her way back to third, Collison regained the second spot on lap fifteen, only to surrender it back one lap later to Turnbull. From there Turnbull was able to cross the line in second with Collison in tow only to be handed a one-position penalty moving Collison to second. Franklin did all he could but would finish fourth just ahead of a hard charging Joshua Conquer.
Tyson Wassink is the Man in Novice Final
In the Novice division, Keidon Fletcher placed his K&K Kart on the Pole-Position in Qualifying but a great battle in the Pre Final would see Tyson Wassink overtake and win the heat race with Fletcher in tow setting up a great Final race.
Wassink got out to an early lead with Fletcher on his heels and Gianluca Savaglio and Madison Colling not far behind. Savaglio would move by Fletcher and into second on lap five with Colling moving into third a lap later delegating Fletcher to fourth. All this action allowed Wassink to break away and begin to navigate lap traffic by the midway point of the 20-lap Final. Colling made her move to second on lap fifteen, but Savaglio retook the spot two laps later and would hold it to the finish. Up front, Wassink would take the victory by 3.5 seconds and Colling completed the podium in third. Fletcher had to settle for fourth and Kyle DaSilva was scored fifth.
Victory for Grace Baillergeon in Cadet
Ten karts hit the track in the Cadet class. Dominating the day by sweeping all the sessions was Grace Baillergeon, as she went unmatched all day long en route to three-second victory ahead of rookie Zachary Allison with Liam Rhodes finishing third. Blaine Robinson was fourth crossing the finish line just ahead of another rookie Cole Quinton.
The third round of the 2013 Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship hits the track in two weeks as the series shifts to Point Pelee Karting in Leamington, Ontario on July 6-7. The crew in Leamington always put on a great show for their out of town guests, making this an event not to miss.