Eastern Canadian Karting Championship
ECKC: Xavier Dorsnie Doubles Down in Briggs & Stratton Junior; DeAngelis Crowned Champion
When Xavier Dorsnie decided to switch from Rotax Mini-Max to Briggs & Stratton Junior earlier in the season, he never expected to experience a weekend like he did this past weekend in Mont-Tremblant so soon.
Dorsnie (KMS/Birel) earned his first ever victory on Saturday in exciting fashion and on Sunday he kicked the day off with fastest lap in Qualifying.
After Austin Bisschop (Birel) scored the win in the PreFinal, a very wet Final was in order, remarkably the first time the Briggs & Stratton Junior drivers had faced the wet conditions all weekend.
Dorsnie got off to a great start and led the first lap followed by Vassill Tchiplakov (REM/Praga) and Braxton Terry (K&K Kart) while championship leader Roman DeAngelis was up to fourth after starting tenth.
Driving like a master in the wet conditions, Dorsnie checked out from his competition. Tchiplakov surrendered the second position to DeAngelis on lap four and then fell back another spot to Bisschop a lap later.
Once into second DeAngelis was unable to make any ground on Dorsnie as the rookie driver crossed the stripe first to sweep the weekends Finals. DeAngelis secured the ECKC title with his second place result while Bisschop completed the podium.
Saturday Results | Sunday Results
The final ECKC Championship podium featured DeAngelis joined by Andre Fiorini and Bisschop. The Coupe du Quebec podium saw William Gosselin take the title over Dorsnie and DeAngelis as Gosselin was the only driver to start each round.