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ECKC: Redemption for Tommy Lemaire-Ouellet in Briggs & Stratton Senior Sunday Final

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ECKC: Redemption for Tommy Lemaire-Ouellet in Briggs & Stratton Senior Sunday Final

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.

Kicking off Briggs & Stratton Senior qualifying, Cory Cacciavillani (Birel) posted the quickest time hoping to rebound after a tough Saturday. 2012 Canadian Rotax Junior Champion Tommy Lemaire-Ouellet (Zanardi) was second quick with Zach Boam (GP Kart), Keenan Harris (Praga) and Lauren Fortune (OK1) rounding out the top-five.

The opening laps of the Pre Final provided more exciting action from the Briggs & Stratton division as Cacciavillani held the point through one only to surrender it on lap two to both Lemaire and Boam. Things continued to shake up at the front as seven karts all wanted a piece of the lead and by halfway Saturday winner Jonathan Treadwell (K&K Kart) had found his way to the lead with teammate Kyle Edgar (K&K Kart) on his bumper, while Cacciavillani was out after losing a nosecone. Edgar attempted to make a move for the lead on the final lap in corner six, but instead he pushed his teammate wide allowing Harris to sneak by both and take the Pre Final. Treadwell would cross second with Edgar third, but some post race penalties would shake up the starting grid for the Final.

The green flag flew with 31 Briggs all managing to get through the first lap without incident. Harris assumed the lead with Lemaire and Edgar in tow. Lap three would see Edgar move past Harris with Lemaire leading, with Harris falling even further down the order as he completed the lap. With a lead group forming by the mid point, Lemaire would surrender the lead to Edgar with Boam hot on his tail while a group of seven all battled for fourth.

Making his to the lead with two laps to go, Lemaire went on the defensive from there and would hold on to take the victory, a bittersweet victory after being spun while leading on Saturday. Boam would also hold off Edgar to complete the podium while Harris scored fourth and Marc Stehle (K&K Kart) completed the top-five. Notably, Cacciavillani would drive from 31st on the starting grid to nine at the checkered and set the fastest lap of the race in the process.

In Briggs & Stratton Masters, Jamie MacArthur scored the victory with Shane Findler finishing second and Saturday winner Tyson Stevens third.

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.

Click here for ECKC Race #3 and Race #4 Results

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