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 Micro Max drivers and who to watch this weekend.
|1||0||Matthew Latifi||Matthew Latifi continues to lead the class in CKN’s power rankings as he doubled-up in Goodwood taking both final wins in the class. Latifi will once again be the favourite to win in Trois Rivieres, but will have to deal with some fierce competition from his peers.|
|2||0||Xavier Harris||Harris remains second in the Micro Max power rankings as he is the only driver to have beaten Latifi in ECKC competition this season. While Harris may not show pace in qualifying, the boy can race and is always a contender for a podium position.|
|3||0||Alexandre Lagare||Lagare had an average weekend in Goodwood but still holds third in the power rankings. Returning to Quebec, Lagare should be a favourite as he looks to close the gap to Latifi in first.|
|4||+5||Thomas Nepveu||Nepveu is the biggest mover in the Micro Max category in our rankings as he goes up five positions after running in the top three for most of the weekend in Goodwood. He should be one to keep an eye on this weekend after winning the Western Canadian Championship last weekend in Alberta.|
|5||+3||William Chayer||Chayer also moved to the top-five in our ankings as he had a much better weekend at Goodwood. He moved back to the KMS North America Banner and working with Zachary Robichon this weekend Chayer looks to improve on what was a lack luster start to the season.|
Drivers to Watch:
The one driver to watch in the class is Jeremy Tallon as he joins the KMS North America team. After spending a few days at “Training Camp” in Mont Tremblant with Ben Cooper we will see how much of an improvement the younger driver has made over the past few weeks.
**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.