This time is finally here, the 2013 ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Karting Championships are officially under way at Goodwood Kartways, just north of Toronto. After months of preparation and weeks of practice, Friday represented Canadian Tire SuperPole Qualifying day at the Nationals, where all nine classes hit the track for qualifying and their first of three heat races.
Stuart Clark (Maranello North America/Maranello) was the recipient of the Canadian Tire Super Pole award in Rotax DD2 Masters as he had a quick lap of 35.863 seconds. Hot on his heels was Dany St-Hilaire (PSL Karting/CRG) and Elvis Stojko (PRO/Praga) while John Cariate (Praga) and Francis Mondou (IPK Quebec/OK1) rounded the top-five.
In the first heat for the DD2 Masters things pretty much stayed the same as qualifying with Clark, St-Hilaire, and Stojko taking the top three positions in the class. Further behind the trio, Mondou and Cariati had a great scrap for fourth with Mondou eventually taking the position.
The action resumes tomorrow as the Masters have two more heat races left. With lots of action in heat one, things should get interesting tomorrow as drivers look for as few points as possible before Sunday.