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CKN Predictions: Briggs & Stratton Junior – 2013 ASN Canadian National Karting Championships

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CKN Predictions: Briggs & Stratton Junior – 2013 ASN Canadian National Karting Championships

The most anticipated Canadian karting event of the year has finally arrived. This week the 2013 ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Karting Championships hit the track for the 15th version of the race, for five days of intense action, all to determine our nine 2013 Canadian Champions. Seeking the glory of a National title, the countries best kart racers have their way to Goodwood Kartways, just north of Toronto, with Rotax drivers also seeking invitations to join Team Canada at this years Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, while the Briggs & Stratton drivers have a full array of prizes on the table. A large amount of pre-entries predicts a very successful event as the Nationals returns to Ontario after three years in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.

CKN will be trackside for the entire event, with our usual Live Blog for those at home, as well as results as they happen on social media and posted to our competitions page when available. Video interviews will also be on tap as we highlight each days successors. Be sure to check out to follow the action beginning with Canadian Tire SuperPole Friday.

With views on predicting who should fare well in working toward those goals, Canadian Karting News has prepared unique class previews for this year’s National Championships, with staffers Cody Schindel, Neelan Nadesan, Parker Thompson and Jason Holland submitting predictions for each class. Taking into account results from this year in the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, Western Canadian Championship and Coupe du Quebec; last year’s performances in Tremblant, and their general track record, drivers were ranked by the CKN panel. Then, taking the average of the four ballots, an unofficial class ranking was created. Drivers that were not listed on all four ballots were issued a score of 6.

Briggs & Stratton Junior

Like it’s senior division, the Briggs & Stratton Junior class is on a an upswing entering this weekends Canadian Championships. Strong class sizes in ECKC competition have helped build up this years Nationals where drivers from across the country are expected.

After his impressive debut ECKC performance at Goodwood just over a month ago, Austin Bisschop leads the way in our predictions. The youngster from Dorchester, Ontario swept the events at Goodwood in fine fashion in his first ever Briggs & Stratton race. He is back this week and looking for more.

Predicted second is Jordan Latimer. A surprise winner at the opening ECKC round at Mosport, Latimer was also quick at Goodwood. But opted out of the Le Monaco ECKC round to compete at the Shannonville Bearhunt. Coming up short at Shannonville, he is now more focused than ever on scoring that elusive Canadian Championship.

Tyler McCullough has been a staple at ECKC events this year and picked himself up victory from one of the panelists. He was quick last time out at Goodwood and is riding a victory from the Le Monaco ECKC round, helping bring him momentum to the Nationals.

Braxton Terry was selected by three of the four panellists to finish inside the top-four and that ranks him fourth overall. Terry has been lightning fast in Qualifying this year, but has come up short for victory so far. He would like nothing other than to change that stat this weekend with a victory in Briggs Junior.

Capping out top-five in Christopher Proietto.  Like his teammate McCullough, Proietto has set a full assault on ECKC competition this year and is coming closer and closer to that first victory. A broke header at Le Monaco took away his chances, and he too will be pushing very hard for victory on his home track this weekend.

It will be interesting to watch the likes of Andre Fiorini, Matteus Makos and Nicholas Hornbostel as they all received picks from the CKN Panel to finish inside the top-five.

With fifteen drivers already registered for the event, and more expected the Briggs & Stratton Junior class is looking like quite the show this weekend.

Driver Pick 1 Pick 2 Pick 3 Pick 4 AVG
Austin Bisschop 6 1 1 1 2.25
Jordan Latimer 4 6 3 2 3.75
Tyler McCullough 1 3 6 6 4
Braxton Terry 2 4 4 6 4
Christopher Proietto 5 5 6 3 4.75
Andre Fiorini 3 6 5 4 4.5
Matteus Makos 6 2 2 6 4
Nicholas Hornbostel 6 6 6 5 5.75

Please Note:

– These are strictly predictions offered up for CKN readers, and not any type of formal ranking.
– With no official pre-entry list, predictions were based strictly on those who are qualified through the ECKC, WCC and Quebec Cup.
– These are just for fun, read and enjoy!

Who do you think will win the 2013 ASN Canadian National Karting Championship Briggs & Stratton Jr Title?

  • Jordan Latimer (47%, 104 Votes)
  • Austin Bisschop (35%, 78 Votes)
  • Other (8%, 18 Votes)
  • Braxton Terry (4%, 8 Votes)
  • Tyler McCullough (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Christopher Proietto (3%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 221

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