Race #3 for the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship hit the track of a packed house at Goodwood Kartways on Saturday. A race day full of action wreaked havoc on many competitors, opening the top of the podium for some new drivers.
Opting to combine Rotax DD2 and DD2 Masters, there was once again a full grid of the two-speed machines.
Qualifying saw a new track record and a see-saw battle for the pole-position. Jeffrey Kingsley (PSL Karting/CRG) and Alessandro Bizzotto (PSL Karting/CRG) exchanged the top spot lap after lap in the session, with Bizzotto eventually earning his first pole-position by a mere 0.002!
However Kingsley scored the advantage in the prefinal setting up a great show in the Final.
After two failed starts, row two was elevated to the front row for the Final. This allowed Fred Woodley (Maranello North America/Maranello) to move into the lead from the outside with Max Preston (Goodwood/Intrepid) sliding through with him to second. Kingsley held on to third with Bizzotto fourth.
Trouble for Bizzotto ended his race early while Woodley worked back by Preston for the lead at the five-lap mark. Kingsley also attacked Preston for the spot in corner five, but the two would make contact with Tyler Kashak (Goodwood/Intrepid) taking advantage and moving up to second.
It was smooth sailing from there as Woodley went on to earn the first Rotax DD2 victory of his young career. Kashak held on for second while Kingsley completed the podium knowing he had the speed to win.
Tomorrow marks another day for the DD2 class where we will see if there will be four different winners in four races.
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