Under picture perfect skies it seemed only fitting for Jesse Lazare (Chapmann Racing/TonyKart) to run a mistake-free finale race of the weekend. The young driver, in only his first year in Senior competition, put his mark in Canadian Karting history today when he the Rotax Senior category at the Canadian National Karting Championships. In doing so, Lazare became the first and only driver in Canada to win the Rotax Mini-Max, Junior Max and Senior Max Canadian Championships. The feat comes after a weekend in which Lazare made absolutely zero mistakes on track.
The Final race started with Lazare getting a big push into the first corner by Steven Szigeti (SH Karting/TonyKart). With the rest of the field slicing and dicing through the opening corners, the front two were able to break away from the field.
Behind it was first Kevin Monteith (REM/Birel) into third, but it didn’t take long for Bryce Choquer (SRA Karting/Birel) to take advantage of takeover the third position. From that moment on the final podium was set, as the front three never changed position all the way to finish. Monteith would have his hands full with Marco Di Leo (Intrepid North America/Intrepid), Tyler Wheeler (Overdrive/PCR), Chris Glover (GBR Karting/LH Kart) and Luke Chudleigh (Prime/Maranello).
To the finish, Lazare held off Szigeti, Choquer took third while Di Leo crossed fourth and Marc-Andre Levesque (SH Karting/TonyKart) fifth.