The second half of the double-header weekend at Mosport International Karting featured much nicer weather conditions for the opening round of the 2014 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship. With the rumble of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series roaring by on the CTMP track, Sunday was full of octane at the entire Mosport facility including excellent kart racing.
Saturdays runner-up Tyler Ripani (Pserra/TonyKart) posted the fastest time in Sunday qualifying by a mere 0.098 seconds ahead of Saturday winner Gianfranco Mazzaferro (Ferrolati Corse/TonyKart) while the Lupien brothers placed their SH Racing/FA Karts on row two with Cedrik ahead of Samuel.
Mazzaferro narrowly edged Ripani in the prefinal as Cedrik Lupien held on for third.
The Final was nearly identical to Saturdays race as Mazzaferro broke out to an early lead only for Ripani to track him down at the mid-point and make a pass for the lead. Mazzaferro countered back and from there the two ran nose-to-tail all the way to the finish with Ripani not making any real attempt to regain the lead and Mazzaferro claiming his second victory of the weekend.
After falling back to ninth in the early goings, Rinus Van Kalmthout (PSL/CRG) of the Netherlands had a great drive to the podium as he finished third ahead of Roman DeAngelis (KoeneUSA/TonyKart) and Cedrik Lupien.
Round two of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship will be held at Goodwood Kartways near Stouffville, Ontario on June 27-29.