Continuing with their busy 2012 racing schedule, Ledson Motorsports was back in action this past weekend taking on both an Ontario Legends event and the first Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship (BSRKC) event. With Nicholas pulling double duty and making his Legends debut, the elder Ledson brother was impressive in both his efforts. Cole also added more impressive results to his 2012 tally to date, certainly a sign of much more to come for both of the talented brothers.
Taking on the first of 15 events in the Ontario Legends series, Nicholas made quite the impression during his debut at the Peterborough Speedway in Peterborough, Ontario. Going out for his first ever heat race in the 5/8-scale model car, which can reach speeds up to 120 mph, Nicholas went on to score the win! Clocking another solid result in the second heat with a fourth place finish, Nicholas ended his debut run with a sixth place finish in the day’s feature race. Nicholas’s sixth place finish is still quite the feat, considering all rookies are required to start at the back of the pack every time there is a yellow flag during the first three events. Nicholas and Ledson Motorsports will next be back in Ontario Legends action May 26 in Barrie, Ontario.
Switching gears and race machines, Ledson Motorsports next headed to Sutton to take on the first round of the 2012 Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship. Held at 3-S Go-Karts, home track of their Simcoe Kart Club, both Ledson brothers would contest multiple classes during the Victory Day holiday weekend.
Cole would enter the Junior Lite class on Sunday, and was able to beat fellow competitors to the line to take second place honours. Nicholas, in his rookie year in the senior karting ranks, would score two sixth place finishes in both the Rotax Senior and Senior Medium feature races.
Monday saw more on track action for the Ledson Motorsports team, as both brothers would earn podium finishes in their respective classes. Nicholas would earn a second place result after a tight battle in Senior Lite, while Cole added another second place podium to the tally after putting up a good fight in the Junior Lite division.
The Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship will resume June 8-10 at Innisfil Indy in Gilford, Ontario. Ledson Motorsports will first visit the track this coming weekend for the third race on the Simcoe Kart Club schedule.
Cavalier Transportation Services and Ledson Winery & Vineyard support Ledson Motorsports. The following associate sponsors also support the team: Cooksville Tire, Edgehill Insurance Brokers, Jackson Transportation Systems, Motive Media, Peterbilt Region of London/Ayr, Secure Benefits Solutions, Shaw Tracking, TBM Legal Services, Trailcon Leasing Inc, Vitran, West Side Buggy and Xtra Mechanical.
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