Eastern Canadian Karting Championship
Le Monaco de Trois-Rivieres: Sunday Support Class Roundup
Back in action on the temporary street circuit in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship and Coupe du Quebec completed their next-t0-last events of the season on Sunday under hot and overcast skies.
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Thomas Nepveu Holds Off Patrick Woods-Toth To Sweep Micro-Max
After cruising to an easy win on Saturday, Thomas Nepveu (SH Racing/FA Kart) had his work cut out for himself on Sunday as Patrick Woods-Toth (PSL Montreal/CRG) arrived on the scene in the Final. Trading the lead back and forth as the laps wound down, Woods-Toth tried everything to keep Nepveu behind him but his bid to upset the ECKC and Coupe du Quebec championship leader came up just short as Nepveu took the win and swept the weekends activities at Le Monaco.
American Justin White (Birel) raced his way onto the podium in the Final, overtaking Jeremy Tallon (KMS/Birel) on the last lap.
Alvarez Claims Another Victory in Mini-Max
It was staging up to be another excellent battle for victory in Rotax Mini-Max as Saturday winner Ryan MacDermid (TonyKart) and Mexican Sebastien Alvarez (PSL/CRG) pushed each other through the PreFinal with MacDermid getting the upper edge at the finish line.
However the battle never happened as MacDermid found himself buried in the turn two barrier on lap one. This left Alvarez to cruise to an easy victory. William Chayer (KMS/Birel) enjoyed a spirited battle with Xavier Harris (Goodwood/Intrepid) and Stefano Lucente (Karts & Parts/LH Kart). Chayer crossed the line to finish second while Lucente initially finished third, but a penalty of three positions for contact moved him back to sixth and moved Alexandre Legare (PSL/CRG) onto the podium.
Roman DeAngelis Reclaims the Top Spot in Briggs & Stratton Junior
For the third round in a row, Roman DeAngelis (Birel) has claimed the Sunday victory in Briggs in Stratton Junior.
After having a possible victory blow by him on the final lap in the Saturday Final, DeAngelis sought redemption on Sunday holding off a hard charging Tyler McCullough (Intrepid) and Andre Fiorini (K&K Kart). The trio have been championship threats all season long and will take their battle to the final round in Mont-Tremblant next month to determine a champion in what has been the most competitive Briggs & Stratton Junior class in ECKC history.
Nicholas Hornbostel (Intrepid) and Austin Bisschop (Birel) completed the top-five.
Briggs Masters Puts on a Show!
On Sunday, it was another excellent showdown in Briggs & Stratton Masters. While championship leader Keith Barrick (K&K Kart) found trouble in the opening laps of the Final, a four-kart battle ensued up front with all four only seeking victory.
Racing like gentleman but battling like fierce competitors, Saturday winner Dave Anderson (Goodwood/Intrepid) along with Eric Beltrami (CRG), Corey Walsh (CRG) and Guy Savard (Kosmic) put on a show for the crowd on hand.
Beltrami snuck his way by on the final lap with Anderson leading every lap but the last one. Walsh was also able to work his way by Anderson on the final lap to stand on the second step of the podium while Savard Greg Jewell (DMR/FA Kart) completed the top-five.
Paul Carvalho Wins in DD2 Masters
Paul Carvalho (CRG) earned returned to the top of the podium for the first since his victory in race #1 of the series.
Carvalho, Francis Mondou (Intrepid) and Martin Verville were on deck for the last race of the weekend and they didn’t disappoint the fans that remained in the grandstands for the entire afternoon.
Mondou and Carvalho exchanged the lead often but a move into the hairpin with two laps to go was all Carvalho needs to score the win as Mondou wasn’t able to return the favour in the final two tours around the tricky Le Monaco circuit. Verville completed the podium as he crossed the line on the bumper of Mondou while Etienne LaSalle (KCR Karting/CRG) and Laurent Boivin (CRG) completed the top-five.