ECKC: Big Risk, Big Reward for Xavier Harris in Micro-Max Sunday Final
Drivers and teams returned to Mosport International Karting for race two of the 2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship. The weather was very much the same as Saturday’s competition where a mixture of rain and sun and heavy winds played havoc on everyone in attendance.
Matthew Latifi (Ferrolati Corse/TonyKart) was pole sitter in Micro Max ahead of Alexandre Légaré (SH Karting/Zanardi) and Thomas Nepveu (SH Karting/Zanardi). Jeremy Tallon (IPK North America/OK1) and Mathew Barry (Intrepid) continue to have great runs and both completed the top five.
Latifi won the Pre Final but he was hounded by Légaré, and Nepveu. Barry and Tallon both had there own mini battle for fourth further behind the leaders.
At the start of the Micro Max Final the sky was clear as Latifi, Légaré and Nepveau were all together and looked to settle the race among them selves. However three laps into the race the skies opening up and it started to rain and only three drivers decided to gamble with wets. Xavier Harris (IPK North America/Praga), Chris Chanko (Praga Racing Ontario/OK1) and Joshua Cumlta (Praga Racing Ontario/OK1) all gambled and took the jackpot as they were able to drive through the tough conditions and take the top three positions in the race. Latifi did an excellent job as he held on to fourth place in the final and was the first of the drivers with dry tires on. Following the race, a penalty was accessed to Cumlta and that moved Latifi onto the podium.
The series now shifts to Goodwood Kartways on June 28-30 for races three and four. As Goodwood is the host for the Canadian Championships, there should be another great turnout of karters as many will utilize the time to prepare.