Coupe du Quebec Labour Day Classic in Mont-Tremblant
Fifty-six karters from Quebec, Ontario and the United States decended on the Jim Russell Karting Academy in beautiful Mont-Tremblant, Quebec this past weekend for the sixth round of the Coupe du Quebec Championship. The counter-clockwise direction used at last year’s Canadian National Championships was used once again and provided great racing in all the categories as many drivers utilized the weekend to prepare for the upcoming Eastern Canadian Karting Championship event.
The Micro-Max category provided spectators a great race as there were more than 20 lead changes between the front four drivers in the final. Justin Arseneau would go on to win the final ahead of Karsten Defonce and William Michaud.
In the Briggs & Stratton Senior saw a new face this weekend as Ben Cooper joined in for some fun, as he battled with Simon Belanger, and Mike De Laplante. Belanger was the victor after the trio raced hard on the final lap for the win. Briggs & Stratton Masters was also a good show with all eight karts in the class having a shot at victory. Pierre Gilbert was the eventual winner ahead of Gerard Daniel and Scott Jefferies.
The series also announced at the drivers meeting that the championship finale on October 4 will be moved from SH Karting to SRA karting. But for now all competitors will be back in Tremblant in two weeks for rounds 7 and 8 of the Coupe the Quebec championship running in conjunction with the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship finale and the North East Rotax Challenge.