The Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship held the third round of their championship series in the south on Ontario, travelling to Point Pelee Karting in Leamington. Plenty of wet weather in the week leading up the event forced the track officials to restrict parking with deep puddles and very soft ground around the paddock creating a very unique parking layout. But nonetheless, Point Pelee Karting welcomed everyone with open arms as they always do and help another successful event. Event sponsors CF Groups and DeAngelis Construction held a very popular wood-over pizza dinner for those in attendance on Saturday evening.
After Saturday’s unofficial classes hit the track, Sunday saw six official BSRKC classes on track as drivers chased their respective class championships.
TJ Marshall Cruises to Victory in Senior Heavy
Adding another Senior Heavy victory in 2013, TJ Marshall cruised away in the Final. After getting out front early, Marshall let his competitors behind him do the battling while he drove to victory. Marshall added to his points championship lead after scoring a victory at BSRKC Flamboro as well. Cory Cacciavillani, Jon Treadwell, David Patrick and Brett Rickeard all took turns in the second position through the twenty-lap Final, with Cacciavillani taking the position at the line ahead of Treadwell and Rickeard, while Patrick lost a nosecone on the final lap.
Great Battle in Junior Heavy Final
Roman DeAngelis grabbed the holeshot at the start of the Junior Heavy Final while Jordan Latimer and Austin Bisschop slotted into second and third. The two would battled hard until Bisschop would spin in the hairpin leaving Latimer to track down DeAngelis. Catching him by the half distance, the two would wage an epic battle for the lead. With the laps winding down, DeAngelis retook his position up front and would hold off any attempt Latimer made en route to victory. Bisschop would complete the podium.
Joining the Senior Heavy’s on track, the Masters did battle with Ron Henrie taking the win ahead of Rich Mizener.
Victory for Gianluca Savaglio in Novice Final
It was a two kart breakaway in the Novice Final as Josh Bisschop and Gianluca Savaglio got away from their competitors early and elected to settle the race amongst themselves. Trading the lead multiple times, Bisschop would look to begin to pull a lead until he ran into lap traffic with only a couple laps remaining. With Bisschop struggling to get by, Savaglio would sneak by and into the lead and from there hang on to take the win. Tyson Wassink was forced to watch the race for the lead while sitting in third the entire race and completed the podium.
Jon Treadwell Wins in Senior Lite
Like the Novice Final, it was a two-kart breakaway in Senior Lite as Jon Treadwell and Ryan Brutzki got away from early, while Cory Cacciavillani, Marc Stehle and Scott Nagel would form a second pack. Treadwell led the entire way up front with Brutzki on his bumper but making no attempts at the lead all the way to the checkers. Getting away from his competitors with a handful of laps left, Cacciavillani would take third with Nagel and Stehle rounding the top five.
Tanner Hamilton Holds on For Junior Lite Glory
Starting from the Pole-Position, Ciarra Collison led the way early in the Junior Lite Final with Zachary Latimer hot on her heels. Also hanging on was Tanner Hamilton as he kept pace with the lead duo. Collison and Latimer battled hard throughout the entire race until Hamilton made his move with a couple laps remaining, first getting by Latimer and then Collison. With Hamilton out front, Latimer and Collison did all they could to draft and get back by Hamilton but it wouldn’t happen and Hamilton scored the victory with Latimer taking second and Collison third.
The Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship now travels to Shannonville Motorsports Park for their 2013 season finale double-header. The popular event tends to draw plenty of entries for the Daytona style drafting and speed. With two races scheduled for each official class, the championship chases will come down to the wire.