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Le Monaco de Trois-Rivieres: Zachary Claman DeMelo Untouched in Saturday Rotax Senior Final

Eastern Canadian Karting Championship

Le Monaco de Trois-Rivieres: Zachary Claman DeMelo Untouched in Saturday Rotax Senior Final

The day started off with the news that a couple drivers had withdrawn from the event following the events that occurred in Friday’s practice, including championship contender Zacharie Scalzo.

But on track, it was all business for the the Rotax Senior drivers on Saturday.

| Saturday Results | 

Continuing his dominance of the category, Zachary Claman DeMelo ((ZCD-Goodwood/Intrepid) posted the fastest time in Qualifying over Tommy Lemaire-Ouellet (PSL Karting/CRG) and Didier Carre (KMS/Birel).

Plenty of action in the prefinal saw the grid order shaken up. DeMelo and Maxime Couturier (SC Performance/TonyKart) were able to break free while it got ugly behind them. Carre, Anthony Tolfa (Pserra/TonyKart), Tyler Kashak (Goodwood/Intrepid) and Lemaire were all involved in an incident on the exit of the hairpin, creating a blockage of the track and separating the drivers all over the track.

Ultimately DeMelo took the prefinal win over Couturier and Christophe Paquet (KCR Karting/CRG).

Paquet put the pressure on DeMelo in the early stages of the Final as once again accidents occurred around the circuit in the opening laps to separate the packs.

Breaking into the top-five, Kieran Oxley (REM/Birel) and Maxime Boussieres (CRG) were enjoying great drives in the early stages of the Final, but by the mid-point of the race they had their hands full of Tolfa, Kashak and Kevin Monteith (REM/Birel), who would all work their way by.

But the race out front was secured by DeMelo as he was able to pull away from Paquet in the second half while also navigating lap traffic. Couturier completed the podium, his second of the day, with Kashak and Coltin McCaughan (CKN-SH Racing/FA Kart) rounding out the top-five.

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