It was another beautiful day at Goodwood Kartways as the fourth race of the 2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship hit the track. Officially the largest entered event in ECKC history, it is great to see the series continue to grow, especially in the Briggs & Stratton divisions. With a more sunshine blazing down on the track, the action also heated up with many shake ups on the championship standings when all was said and done.
The Briggs & Stratton class continues to grow as the season progresses with many new faces on track this weekend at Goodwood. In Qualifying, Chaston Cullum (Praga) posted the fastest lap narrowly edging out Saturday winner Austin Bisschop (Birel) and Miles Tyson (Birel).
Cullum took the early lead in the Pre Final ahead of Bisschop, Jordan Latimer (K&K Kart), and Braxton Terry (Birel). On lap two Bisschop and Latimer both got by Cullum dropping the Praga driver down to third. On Lap five Cullum took the second position back from Latimer as they both would be more than a second behind Bisschop in the lead. The four kart battle for third was close as Cullum, Latimer, Terry, and Christopher Proietto (Praga) all exchanged positions. In the end Bisschop took the win ahead of Cullum, Latimer, Terry and Proietto.
Seeking his second victory of the weekend in his ECKC event debut, Austin Bisschop led the way into the first corner with the three karts from the inside line all moving to the front. Latimer and histeammate Andre Fiorini (K&K Kart) held second and third until Cullum split them up. Latimer would then fall a little further down the order losing spots to Terry, Tyson and Matteus Makos (Birel). With all the action behind him, Bisschop was in cruise control up front. Fiorini would be the next fall victim to the freight-train, falling from second to sixth at halfway.
Taking the checkers for the second time of the weekend, Bisschop scored the victory with Cullum and Tyson taking the final podium positions. Terry would hold on for fourth just ahead of Makos at the line.
The series now shifts to the province of Quebec for remaining races. Round three will be held in conjunction with the Coupe du Quebec at Le Monaco de Trois Rivieres on August 1-4. This street race is a not miss for everyone.