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CDN Karting Nationals: Pole-Position for Nataël Cantin in Rotax Mini-Max

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CDN Karting Nationals: Pole-Position for Nataël Cantin in Rotax Mini-Max

The final class to hit the track for their qualification session was Rotax Mini-Max. The 15-kart strong class features plenty talent from across the nation.

Leading the way, Nataël Cantin (SRA Karting/Birel) blistered off a lap-time of 56.489 seconds to earn the Canadian Tire SuperPole at this years Canadian Karting Championships. Thierry Côté (PSL Karting/CRG) did all he could to better Cantin’s time, but at the end of the session had to settle for second, only 0.092 seconds off. Provisionally, Devlin Defrancesco (Defrancesco Racing/CRG) held the third position in qualifying, however a technical inspection removed him from the results, forcing him to start each heat race from the rear. This allowed Gianfranco Mazzaferro (Ferrolati Corse/Zanardi) to jump into the inside-line third position, with Samuel Lupien and Alexander Murphy completing the top-five.

In the afternoon’s heat race, Mazzaferro pushed Cantin to the lead on the start, with Cote and Murphy also moving up. It took only two laps for Mazzaferro to make his move for the lead, and from there paced his way to the finish. Cantin made a charge at the finish, but eventually settled for second, while Defrancesco drove all the way to third place. Unfortunately, another penalty for accessed to Defrancesco following the race, moving him down to eighth and Côté, Murphy and J.P. Hutchinson (TonyKart) rounded out the top-five.

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