Round two is upon us as drivers and teams file into Goodwood Kartways for this weekends Eastern Canadian Karting Championship. Round one at Mosport was very successful boasting the largest entry count ever for an ECKC event, but number appears to be broken this weekend as many new faces are expected at Goodwood. Add in the chance to test for the 2013 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships that will also be held at Goodwood and it’s going to be a busy weekend.
Breaking down the results from the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship races thus far, CKN has created a power rankings section. Based on results from qualifying all the way to the Final, drivers were ranked on consistency and results to create our power rankings.
Here is CKN’s Power Rankings of Rotax Micro-Max drivers and who to watch this weekend.
|1||–||Matthew Latifi||The defending class champion got off to good start winning Saturday’s Final, but got caught on Sunday when the rain came falling down.|
|2||–||Alexandre Légaré||Like Latifi, Légaré got off to a great start to the season at Mosport never finishing a session lower than third, until the Sunday Final when he too got caught with slicks in the rain.|
|3||–||Xavier Harris||Making the right call when it mattered, Harris scored the victory in the Sunday Final by choosing rain tires while his competitors didn’t. However, Harris will need to find the pace in the dry if he wants to keep up with his competition.|
|4||–||Christopher Chanko||Chanko scored a 6-6-6 on Saturday holding the same position all day long but on Sunday he scored a DNF in the Pre Final. Risking it all with rain tires for the Final paid off and he stood on the box in second after the checkered flag.|
|5||–||Patrick Woods Toth||Patrick was very consistent at Mosport and that rewarded him with two top-five finishes. He will be a seeking the podium this weekend at Goodwood.|
Drivers to Watch:
Matthew Barry was on the Podium on Saturday at Mosport but stuggled on Sunday. He will be one to keep an eye on at Goodwood. After switching back to his familiar Birel, William Chayer scored a win at the Coupe du Quebec and should be a threat this weekend too as will local Jeremy Tallon. Finally, Tommy Nepveu had the pace in Mosport but struggled in the Finals both days, he will be looking to rebound at Goodwood.
**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.