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Coupe du Quebec: Nepveu Takes Micro-Max; Légaré Wins in Mini-Max Debut

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Coupe du Quebec: Nepveu Takes Micro-Max; Légaré Wins in Mini-Max Debut

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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.

Rotax Micro-Max

It was a good sign to see eight Micro-Max racers hit the track at SH as the class continues to draw new drivers with many from last year moving up to Mini-Max. However there was one familiar face running up front as Thomas Nepveu (SH Racing/FA Kart) looked to defend his class Championship from last year.

Nepveu got off to a great start as he swept the days activities in Micro-Max, qualifying on Pole, winning the prefinal and cruising to a five-second victory in the Final.

Jeremy Tallon has shown great improvement from a year ago, as he drove his KMS/Birel to the second step of the podium while Justin Arseneau (PSL/CRG) was third. William Michaud (PSL Montreal/CRG) was fourth while Matthew Burke recovered (Burke Racing/Zanardi) to finish fifth. Patrick Woods-Toth (PSL Montreal/CRG) found himself up into second on the start of the Final, but he fell to sixth at the finish ahead of Jeremy Roy (Zanardi) and Louis Charles Gelinas (PSL Montreal/CRG).

Alexandre Légaré (Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN)

Alexandre Légaré (Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN)

Rotax Mini-Max

Similar to Rotax Junior, the Mini-Max class is full of new faces for 2014 and this weekend we saw the emergence of Alexandre Légaré (PSL/CRG). The youngster made the switch to PSL for 2014 and it appears to be the right move as he dominated the class all day long. Légaré posted the fastest time in Qualifying, cruised in the prefinal and then outpaced his competitors in the Final to earn the victory by over five seconds.

William Chayer (KMS/Birel) enjoyed a great debut in Mini-Max as well as he was able to muscle his way to the second step on the podium while Xavier Dorsnie (KMS/Birel) earned his first podium result with a third place finish.

Olivier Goupil (PSL/CRG) was fourth at the finish ahead of Marc-Antoine Poirier (Zanardi).

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