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.
There may have only been eleven karts in the Mini-Max class, but that didn’t stop them from putting on a show this weekend at Goodwood.
Saturday winner Antonio Serravalle (Pserra Racing/TonyKart) kicked things off by posting the fastest time in Qualifying ahead of Charles Deschenes (SH Karting/Zanardi), Theo Chick (J3 Competition/Kosmic), Samuel Lupien (CDL/Birel) and Theirry Cote (PSL Karting/CRG).
Driving hard into corner one of the Pre Final paid off for Deschenes as he would take the lead from Serravalle with Lupien also moving ahead of the pole-sitter. Serravalle would regain second from Lupien on lap two diving to the inside of corner one and then went in pursuit of the Deschenes. Tracking him down by halfway, Serravalle would resume the lead with Tommy Simard (TonyKart) joining the lead group in fourth. Serravalle would go on to win edging out Deschenes at the line.
Deschenes once again stole the lead away at the start of the Final with Simard also moving ahead of the pole-sitter Serravalle. Pushing a little too hard into corner four, Serravalle would overshoot it and run wide on exit allowing Lupien by as well and fall to fourth. Lupien, Simard and Serravalle would then wage a great battle for second unaware that Deschenes was driving off into the distance. Eventually getting into second and away from Lupien and Simard was Serravalle but it was too little too late and Deschenes had checked out and would go on score the victory in front of a roaring crowd. The podium would see Serravalle on the second step with Simard taking third. Lupien had to settle for fourth while JP Hutchinson would finish fifth.
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.