Great racing, great weather, awesome trophies, and cash to the winners are all that really needs to be said about the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship race at Flamboro Speedway on Sunday June 23. The Waterloo Regional Kart Club members were looking forward to their home track knowledge giving them an edge, but with a strong turn out of experienced BSRKC regulars claiming the $175.00 cash prize for a first place finish, wasn’t going to be easy.
The race day sponsor was Burlington Cycle. A family owned business that has been servicing motorcycle and power sports enthusiasts since 1969. The current owners Mr. Neil Moore and his wife Bev, working with their two sons Neil and Tom provide sales, service and parts for Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha Products. They sell motorcycles, ATV’s, and power equipment including lawnmowers, snow blowers, and generators. They have also recently added the Argo line of off-road vehicles. In addition to the products mentioned and parts, the showroom houses a full line of clothing and helmets. The showroom is located at 2201 Plains Road East in Burlington. Their phone number is (905) 637-6987, and you can get more information at www.burlington-cycle.com.
On the track it was the Senior Heavy class that had the closest finish of the day. Tristan Gill set the fastest race lap, and managed to pass eventual winner TJ Marshall a couple of times but Marshall was quick to grab the lead back again. Gill drafted Marshall down the front straight in a last lap effort to take the win but it was Marshall first across the finish line by just one tenth of a second. David Miller was 3rd, Jon Treadwell was 4th and the final podium spot went to Alexander Di Frangia. In the Senior Lite class Scott Nagel claimed the win passing pole sitter Brandon Hauck on lap 2, Hauck managed to hold on and finish in 2nd place. After struggling in the pre-final Adam Racine managed to move up from his 7th place starting position to finish 3rd. Dominique Smith was 4th and Darren Dryden was the 5th place finisher.
In the Junior Heavy class it was Jordan Howse starting from the pole, and leading every lap claiming the $175.00 cash prize for the winner. Jared Gill was 2nd followed by Steven Murdock in 3rd, Austin Bisschop in 4th, and Ryan Mohan in 5th. In Junior Lite it was Andrew Whelan claiming the win also from the pole position, Ciarra Collison was 2nd, Aaron Turnbull the 3rd place finisher managed to get ahead of her twice, but it was Collison ahead of Turnbull when it counted. Jade Franklin scored the 4th place finish with Joshua Conquer taking the final spot on the podium.
In TaG competition the Senior winner was Brett Rickeard, and Brandon Lowry was the winner in Junior TaG. In the Masters class Jerrid Morphy had a perfect day. He claimed the pole in qualifying, won the pre-final, and managed to make it three for three in the final. Brian Wilkinson was 2nd, Rich Mizener finished 3rd, Ronald Henrie was the 4th place finisher, and Sandy Murdoch was 5th. In the Novice class it was Tyson Wassink who was 2 for 2 winning both the pre-final and the final. Gianluca Savaglio finished in 2nd place, Madison Colling was 3rd, the fastest qualifier Keidon Fletcher was 4th and Kyle DaSilva was 5th. Grace Baillergeon took the win in the Cadet class. Zachary Allison was 2nd, followed by Liam Rhodes in 3rd, Blaine Robinson in 4th and Cole Quinton in the 5th place spot.
The next race for the BSRKC is the drive west to Leamington Ontario July 6th and 7th. The host club will be the Point Peele Kart Club. Registration forms are available on line at the BSRKC website www.bsrkc.com. The schedule and information for those requiring accommodations is also available on the website. Point Peele Karting in Leamington has always provided great racing action and is always a must attend weekend for BSKRC racers.