In the combined Rotax DD2/DD2 Masters class, Dominic LeGrand (CRG) started from the pole-position for the Final and seemed to be on his way to an easy win. However he retired three laps before the finish, allowing Francis Mondou (SHR/TonyKart) to take the overall lead and the eventual victory. Dany St-Hilaire (PSL/CRG) put the pressure on Mondou as the two traded the lead in the closing laps, but St-Hilaire crossed a mere 0.083 seconds behind his rival at the finish line. Laurent Boivin (CRG) completed the DD2 Masters podium as Maxime Taillefer (CRG) won the DD2 portion of the race.
An impressive drive by Mario Martin was taken away from him as a start violation penalty held him back from victory in Briggs & Stratton Masters. A confusion in the prefinal saw Martin pull off the track one lap early and he had to start the Final from the rear. Picking off each kart on the track, Martin eventually worked his way past Jean Beltrami (CRG) and into the lead. He then clicked off a few more great laps before taking the checkered flag first.
However, he was penalized three seconds for his violation, moving Serge Boisvert to the top stop of the podium, Beltrami to second and Martin back to third.
Finally, in Briggs & Stratton Junior William Gosselin (Zanardi) was able to work his way past Justin Beers (CRG) before the two approached a group of Masters. Snaking his way through ahead of his opponent, Gosselin then went unchallenged to win. Beers settled for second ahead of Kelsey Hann (CRG) and Graci Young (CRG).
Photos by: Cody Schindel/CKN
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