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CAN-AM: Jake Craig Secures Championship with Saturday Victory in Chilliwack

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CAN-AM: Jake Craig Secures Championship with Saturday Victory in Chilliwack

Under dark and gloomy skies in Chilliwack, British Columbia drivers from the Rotax CAN-AM ProKart Challenge invaded the Greg Moore Raceway for the final round of the 2014 championship. With tickets to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals on the line in three classes, there was still plenty to race for entering the weekend in Chilliwack.

In the Rotax Senior division, qualifying and the PreFinal was paced by Oregon’s Artie Carpenter (BF Racing/TonyKart). But in the Final, California’s Jake Craig (2 Wild/TonyKart) was able to grab the lead in the race, leaving Carpenter to fight for second early on.

Having to claw back by Luke Selliken (RPG/Kosmic) and Marco Eakins (BF Racing/FA Kart), Carpenter initially allowed Craig to pull away. But by the halfway mark the gap had closed and it appeared we had a race on our hands.

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But Craig would have nothing to do with the pace of Carpenter as he retaliated with fast laps of his own with even though Carpenter got with a kart length in the final two laps, it wasn’t enough to make a move as Craig went on to win the Saturday Final and with it, secure the CAN-AM title.

Carpenter had to settle for second while Selliken wound up third. Canada’s Kris Hoffbeck (RaceLab/Formula K) came home in seventh, just ahead of the remaining three Canadians, Chris Eagles (RaceLab Formula K), Bradley Dezall (Dezall Dynasty/TonyKart) and George Moen (RPG/Kosmic).

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