The opening round of the 2014 Coupe du Quebec was on track this past weekend at the SH Karting facility, just east on Montreal. Under beautiful blue skies and near perfect temperatures drivers and those in attendance were rewarded and in turn the action on track was equally exciting.
In a changing of the guard that has become of Rotax Junior this year as many new faces have joined the class from last years
Mini-Max division, Cedrik Lupien (SH Racing/FA Kart) dominated the days racing action. Working closely with his new coach and mechanic Devin Cunningham, Lupien was no match for his competitors as he swept the days action, qualifying pole, winning the prefinal and scoring the victory in the final.
Lupien was pressured by Alex Lacroix (FA Kart) through both the prefinal and Final, but Lacroix was forced to settle for second while Cedrik’s younger brother Samuel completed the all SHR/FA podium in the Final after qualifying second and making it a Lupien front-row. Samuel nearly missed the Final with a fouled spark plug on the grid, but some quick action by his mechanic got him out on time.
Nataël Cantin (KMS/Birel) was fourth after battling Samuel Lupien in the Final with Charles Robin (SH Racing/FA Kart) completing the top-five.