ECKC: Flag to Flag Victory for Jonathan Treadwell in Briggs & Stratton Senior Saturday Final
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!
Tommy Lemaire Ouellet (Zanardi) was the fast qualifier in Briggs & Stratton Senior stacked with 26 hungry drivers ahead of Cory Cacciavillani (Birel), Kyle Edgar (K&K Kart), Zach Boam (GP Kart) and Harland Goulbourne (Birel).
A tough start for Ouellet as he would get spun from the lead exiting corner four of the Pre Final. After a few laps of drivers battling it out Jonathan Treadwell (K&K Kart) took the lead ahead of Ryan Brutzki (Arrow) and Marc Stehle (K&K Kart). The top two drivers drove away from the field in the as they were in a class of their own. The battle for third was tight as ten drivers were battling hard for the position. At halfway Cacciavillani was the quickest driver on track but as he was making the move for third contact would send him out of the race. At the line Treadwell would take the win ahead of Brutzki, Stehle, Lauren Fortune (OK1), and Dale Bonham (K&K Kart).
The three K&K Karts of Treadwell, Stehle, and Bonham started on the inside of the front three rows and exited the first corner in positions 1,2 and 3.Next lap though Bonham would lose third to Fortune, as he started to slide down the order. Stehle stuck to the bumper of Treadwell pushing his teammate away from the rest while Ouellet went from twelfth to fourth by the halfway distance of the Final and was posting laps two tenths quicker that the rest of the field. With Stehle and Treadwell starting to battling it out with two laps to go, it allowed Fortune to catch up to the leaders but came up a couple laps short. Treadwell would hold on for the win ahead of Stehle, Fortune, Ouellette and Bonham who was able to hold on to the fifth position.
In Briggs & Stratton Masters Tyson Stevens scored the victory after a last lap fiasco with Russell Kroon and Jamie MacArthur joining him on the podium.