Saturday concluded the heat racing portion of the 2014 ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships as all classes returned to the track for their third and final heat race, with points tallied to set the grids for Sunday’s National Championship Finals.
It was a relaxed day at the Jim Russell Karting Academy in Mont-Tremblant held under sunny skies as the anticipation built for Sunday.
The day was completed by the Team Cup rental kart race where each team nominated two “non-drivers” to compete in a 10-lap dash. With the crowd on their feet, Team KMS came away with the victory over Team Energy Kart Canada and Team PSL Karting. It was a great way to cap off the day.
Cedrik Lupien (SH Racing/FA Kart) had a good run in the heat three easily taking a flag to flag win. He was only challenged once by Clay Van Eerd (CVE/TonyKart) on the second lap, but Lupien was able pull crossover on the exit and regain the lead en route to the win.
The move elevated Gianfranco Mazzaferro (Ferrolati Corse/TonyKart) past Van Eerd and the front three went unchanged to the finish.
Natael Cantin (KMS/Birel) was the fastest on track, catching up to the rear bumper of Van Eerd after starting tenth, but he opted not to make a move and take the fourth position at the finish line while Alex Lacroix (SH Racing/FA Kart) finishing fifth.
Mazzaferro’s conservative approach earned him the pole-position for Sunday’s main event. Cedrik Lupien lines up second with Lacroix and Van Eerd on row two. Cantin and Roman DeAngelis (Koene/TonyKart) will be on row three.
Unofficial Final Starting Grid:
|1. Gianfranco Mazzaferro||2. Cedrik Lupien|
|3. Alexandre Lacroix||4. Clay Van Eerd|
|5. Natael Cantin||6. Roman DeAngelis|
|7. Joe Soranno||8. Tyler Ripani|
|9. Samuel Lupien||10. Jordan Slipacoff|
|11. Raphael Forcier||12. Taegen Poles|
|13. Alexander Muphy||14. Ryan Martin|
|15. Dylan Brady||16. Jeff Fulham|
|17. Thierry Cote||18. Nolan Vogal|
|19. Tyler Rushton||20. Charles Regimbal|
|21. Jackson Neilands|
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