Round three of the 2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship hits the track this weekend at the popular Le Monaco de Trois Rivieres in Quebec. The street race is held on the grounds of the GP3R street circuit that one week after kart racers invade the area, will host a car race with the likes of Nascar Canada, F1600, Canadian Touring Car and more. The Coupe du Quebec will run the show on Saturday this weekend with ECKC taking over for Sunday’s event making it only one points scoring race for ECKC competitors.
CKN has racked up the results after round two at Goodwood Kartways and have prepared our second edition of our 2013 ECKC Power Rankings. In some classes there is a major shakeup, while in others things have stayed pretty much the same. Nonetheless, drivers are still rewarded for consistency throughout every race and qualifying session and finishing every race could make or break their ranking.
Here is CKN’s Power Rankings of Rotax Senior drivers and who to watch this weekend.
|1||0||Jonathan Treadwell||Another good weekend at Mosport really helped put Jon Treadwell in control of the points championship as he scored the victory on Saturday. He has opted out of this weekends Le Monaco race to compete for a handful of ‘Bears’ at Shannonville, but he will be back at Mont-Tremblant hoping to secure the title.|
|2||0||Marc Stehle||Stehle helped push his teammate to victory on Saturday, but could only muscle a fifth on Sunday as the pack really tightened up. He too is absent this weekend from Le Monaco though.|
|3||+4||Zach Boam||A big mover in the rankings, Zach Boam put himself on the podium in Sundays race finishing second. Needing some solid races to finish the year, he still may have a shot at the title.|
|4||+7||Lauren Fortune||Another big mover at Goodwood, Fortune stayed inside the top-ten all weekend and was rewarded with a podium on Saturday. She’s back at Le Monaco and will be seeking a victory.|
|5||-2||Mathieu Demers||Demers had an up and down weekend at Goodwood but a tough DNF on Sunday really hurt his points and his ranking.|
|6||+4||Kyle Edgar||Edgar was on his game at Goodwood, where he challenge some of the best 4-cycle racers to stand on Sundays podium. The rookie Junior is having a great season thus far.|
|7||-1||Jeff Forsey||After a great opening round at Mosport, Forsey really struggled to get into rhythm at Goodwood and left with some disappointing results.|
|8||+7||Corey Walsh||Walsh recorded two top-ten finishes at Goodwood to move into our rankings, jumping up an impressive seven spots after Goodwood.|
|9||-4||Sean McPhee||Not racing on Saturday really hurt McPhee’s score after his impressive run at Mosport. Unfortunately he won’t be making it Le Monaco this weekend.|
|10||+15||Tommy Lemaire Ouellett||What a weekend for Tommy Lemaire-Ouellet. Pole-position on Saturday only to get turfed on the start of the prefinal, fall to the rear and charge back to the front, eventually finishing fourth in the Final. But Sunday Lemaire left them in his dust taking the victory and vaulting up the rankings to move into our top-ten.|
Drivers to watch:
It will be anyones guess who shows up this weekend at Le Monaco, but guys like Gerald Caseley and Aaron Kennedy will be back as well as Tyler Givogue and Charlotte Lalonde. But as per usual, the Briggs & Stratton racing will be awesome!
**Note: These rankings are the opinions of CanadianKartingNews.com based on the results at 2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship races and do not reflect the actual ECKC championship standings. Enjoy.