CF Racing arrived in Sutton for the first round of BSRKC looking to build on last year’s successes with wheelman Cory Cacciavillani at the helm of the CF machinery. Entered in four classes; Honda Sr. Lite, Medium, Heavy and TAG Sr. expectations were high.
In TAG Sr. the team opted to run the potent Leopard package which proved to be quick throughout practice days. With setup slightly off the mark, Cacciavillani put the leopard powered Kosmic in the 4th slot with the team confident that a few adjustments for the pre-final would allow him to drive to the front. The start of the pre-final saw Cacciavillani bumped around and shuffled down the order to the 6th position before working his way back up to the 4th position closing rapidly on 3rd. Unfortunately time ran out and another 4th starting position would await Cacciavillani in the final. In the final the leopard engine was plagued with technical difficulties and Cacciavillani wasn’t able to capitalize on the speed he had shown in the prefinal giving him a disappointing 5th in the final.
Sundays Honda Sr. Medium class was complete CF domination. Cacciavillani secured P1 in qualifying by almost 2/10ths of a second. He built on the dominating qualifying performance by pulling away with a 2 second win in the pre-final. The final would prove to be epic with Cacciavillani being shuffled back and then battling hard to eventually make a stellar last lap pass to take the victory for CF Racing.
Monday CF continued its 4 cycle domination scoring poles in the ultra competitive Honda Sr. Lite and Heavy classes.
In the Sr.Lite pre final Cacciavillani set fast lap and took the victory unchallenged. The final however would be a different story. In the opening laps of the race Cacciavillani would keep it at the front however drastic changes in track conditions caught the team and him off guard in the back section as he bicycled around the corner causing second place to get around him and he was left to fend with a train of karts behind him. Unfortunately he fell victim to a few bumps and was pushed back to 9th position. Making headway and setting fast lap in the process Cacciavillani worked his way back up the field until a series of unfortunate events halted progress. In the end Cacciavillani was assessed a multi position penalty which put him in 9th position – disappointing with the speed he had showed throughout the day.
Sr. Heavy pre final would be a repeat of Sr. Lite with Cacciavillani setting fast lap and taking the win by 1.5 seconds unchallenged by the field. In the final Cacciavillani would take the front slot early and pulled away with second place stalking him. The second place driver attempted a pass just past the half way of the race and failed driving up over top of Caccciavillani which brought out the red flag and left him with a few cuts and bruises. A disappointing end to Cacciavillani’s race considering his speed throughout the day.
“Monday was definitely a disappointing day after qualifying on pole in both classes and winning both pre finals while setting fast time in every session. The final results were not what we anticipated or wanted but its racing and these things happen. Regardless we know we have the package to win and that’s most of the battle.”
CF Racing and driver Cory Cacciavillani’s next slated event is ECKC Mosport where they hope to capitalize on last year’s experience and development of its DD2 program.
CF Racing and driver Cory Cacciavillani are supported by CF Groups, G Force Engines, EngCap Management, Position 1 Fitness, J3 Competition, Paramount Power Systems, Remp Racing and The Pritchard Group (TPG). For more information on Cory Cacciavillani or CF Racing visit www.cfracing.ca