ECKC: Austin Bisschop Cruises the Victory in Briggs & Stratton Junior
The 2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship hit the mid-point of the season today as drivers and teams convened at Goodwood Kartways, just north of Toronto, Ontario, for race #3 of the Championship. Many new faces were in the paddock compared to the opening rounds only a couple weeks ago, but there was also some regulars looking to score some valuable championship points. The weather warm with the sun making a few appearances throughout the day with a nice breeze kept things cool while the action on track was hot!
Austin Bisschop (Birel) was the fast qualifier in Briggs & Strattong Junior ahead of Matteus Makos (Birel), both are making their ECKC debut this weekend. Behind the two were the leading trio in Mosports qualifying sessions as Braxton Terry (Birel) qualified third in front of Jordan Latimer (K&K Kart), and Andre FIorini (K&K Kart).
Bisschop took the lead from the green flag in the Pre Final ahead of Makos, Latimer, and Christopher Proietto (Praga). The leading Birel duo built a three second lead as the karts behind kept on battling for third. It was a drag race to the line as Makos would just get the win coming off the final corner ahead of Bisshop.
Makos would convert his pole position to the early lead in the Final with Bisschop right behind as the leading pair would once again gap the field. Behind the leaders, Mosport winners Latimer and Terry were battling for third position with Latimer holding the advantage. Bisschop took the lead in turn nine from Makos at half distance, and losing momentum Makos would fall down to third in the running order. Makos would rebound to take second two laps later, unfortunately for the him Bisschop would be two seconds ahead and would hold on for the win.