ECKC: Kingsley Withstands the Challenging Conditions to Score Rotax Junior Sunday Win
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.
Jeffrey Kingsley (Pserra Racing/TonyKart) was the quickest in Sunday’s Rotax Junior qualifying session ahead of Gianfranco Mazzferro (Ferrolati Corse/TonyKart) who qualified second for a second day in a row. Anthony Tolfa (Summit GP/TonyKart) was third ahead of Teagan Poles (Summit GP/TonyKart) . Saturday’s pole sitter Tyler Ripani (Karts & Parts/LH Kart) was fifth overall in the session and the only non-TonyKart.
Mazzaferro took the lead right at the start of the Pre Final but was pushed out wide coming back to the line allowing Tolfa and Kingsley to get through. A few laps later Kingsley would take first away from Tolfa and gap the Summit GP driver. Further back Mazzaferro would lose third to David Greco (Pserra Racing/TonyKart). At the finish it was Kingsley in first ahead of Tolfa, Greco, Mazzaferro and Christophe Paquet (PSL Karting/CRG).
Back to dry tires for the final, Tolfa took the hole shot into the first corner of the final from the outside of Kingsley as the two would gap Greco in third place. Tolfa had a brief moment in the bowl sending him back to third as Kingsley and Greco capitalized. American Gavin Reichelt was in fourth for much of the race as leaders would leave him behind. Tolfa started to reel in Greco as the laps wound down and would take second back. But keeping his mistakes at a minimum, Kingsley would go on to take the win ahead of Tolfa, Greco, Reicheilt and Paquet.
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.