ECKC: Stuart Clark Continues to Dominate in Rotax DD2 Masters
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!
Stuart Clark (Maranello NA/Maranello) continued to show why he is the most successful driver in the ECKC as he scored another pole-position in Saturday’s qualifying session ahead of Elvis Stojko (Praga Racing Ontario/Praga) who had an impressive weekend thus far. Francis Mondou (IPK Quebec/OK1) was third ahead of Luc Souriol (PSL Karting/CRG) and Martin Veriville (Haase).
Stojko jumped at the opportunity as he took the lead from the start of the Pre Final from the outside of Clark to take the lead. Clark dropped to third at the start but came back charging to take the lead three laps later. Mondou would go on to take second ahead of Stojko, Sauriol, and Cariati.
Clark had no trouble at the start of the Final as he would take the lead right from the wave of the green flag ahead of Mondou and Sauriol and Stojko. Stojko took third the from Sauriol in corner four a few laps into the race and then started to put pressure on Mondou in second. After lap six everyone in the field was spread out until the seventeenth lap when it was heartbreak for Stojko as he would crash out in corner four. Clark would go on to take win ahead of Mondou, Sauriol, Verville and John Cariati (IPK North America/OK1) who was able to take home a top-five finish.