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!
Samuel Lupin (CDL/Birel) was the fast qualifier in Rotax Mini Max ahead of Thomas Simard (TonyKart), and Thierry Cote (PSL Karting/CRG), all three drivers from the province of Quebec. Joe Soranno (Karts&Parts/LH Kart) was fourth ahead of Championship leader Antonio Serravalle (Pserra Racing/TonyKart).
Simard took the lead from the outside of Lupien with Cote close behind at the start. Serravalle moved up the order quickly as he took second position from Lupien on lap four. Hutchinson also was on the move as he followed his Pserra Racing teammate through the order to take the third position. Serravalle then took the lead away from Simard on lap seven, while posting the fastest lap. Serravalle took the win ahead of Simard, Lupien, Deschenes and Cote.
After a red flag and a delay in the initial Mini Max Final start, Simard took the lead of the race with Serravalle and Deschenes running close behind. On lap two Serravalle took the lead away from Simard and started to drive away from the field. Lupien passed Deschenes for third but this would be short lived as the SH Karting driver came back for third a few laps later. Deschenes would then take second from Simard as he would be two-tenths of a lap quicker that Serravalle in the lead. Serravalle managed to hold on and take the win with Deschenes right on his tail as the crossed the line. Simard would finish third followed by Lupien and Cote.