Saturday’s action at the the Jim Russell Karting Academy, host of the 2012 ASN Canadian Karting Championships, continued to heat up. With high temperatures, and beautiful sunny skies drivers and teams were back on track for their second and third round of heat races, setting up their positions for Sunday’s pre-finals.
In the Rotax DD2 heat #2, Pier-Luc Ouellette (PSL Karting/CRG) benefitted from a great start to take early advantage of pole sitter Darren White (SH Ontario/TonyKart) and took the lead on lap two. On lap three, White would fall further as SRA Karting/Birel teammates Christophe Boisclair and Ben Cooper were able to overtake in corner 14.
From there, the front four would spread out, with Ouellette taking the victory. However an issue in tech removed him from the results following the heat, giving the win to Boisclair, second to Cooper and third to White.
In heat #3, a wild start erupted with karts crashing everywhere exiting the first corner when Brendon Bain (Prime/Maranello) and Ouellette came together. The action spread the field apart, and collected many of the top drivers in the class. Up front, White was on cruise control to take the heat win, his second of the weekend. Boisclair kept his nose clean to take second and Zacharie Robichon rounded out the top three, beating Pearce Herder (Karts & Parts/LH Kart) to the line.
Combining the heat race results, Darren White will start tomorrow’s pre-final from the pole-position, while Ben Cooper will join him on the front row. Row two features Zacharie Robichon and Pearce Herder, with Brendon Bain and Daniel Morad (Prime/Maranello) filling in row three.