Coupe du Quebec: Gavin Reichelt Scores Maiden DD2 Win; Alan Rudolph takes DD2 Masters
The final major event of the 2013 Canadian karting season is on track this weekend at the Jim Russell Karting Academy in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Saturday featured the season finale for the Coupe du Quebec, where drivers duked it out under cool and cloudy conditions for championship glory, and ahead of Sunday’s Eastern Canadian Karting Championship finale.
It was an eventful Final in the Rotax DD2 class as polesitter Fritz Leesman (PSL Karting/CRG) was spun in corner two of the first lap. This moved Fred Woodley (Prime/Maranello) to the lead, but he would surrender the lead to Gavin Reichelt and run wide exiting corner four and regain in fifth. Taking advantage of this was Brendon Bain (Prime/Maranello) as he moved to second. A lap later, Bizzotto attempted to pass Dominic Legrand for third, but contact would allow Woodley though and Legrand falling back to fifth.
Woodley quickly disposed of his teammate Bain and tracked down Reichelt for the lead with the two putting on a great show. Making his move to the lead with three laps to go, Woodley would hold off Reichelt to take the win at the stripe, with Reichelt second and Bain third. But following the race Woodley was penalized moving Reichelt to the top of the podium in his first DD2 race, with Bain second and Bizzotto completing the podium.
Dominic Legrand took the Championship title, just narrowly beating Bizzotto in the points.
In Rotax DD2 Masters, American DD2 Masters Champion Alan Rudolph (PSL Karting/CRG) was the man to beat all day long and he swept the days events en route to victory. Dany St-Hilaire was second with Luc Sauriol completing a PSL/CRG podium.