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PR: Four BSRKC Grand National Bears for Innisfil Indy/GP Canada Racing Team at Shannonville


PR: Four BSRKC Grand National Bears for Innisfil Indy/GP Canada Racing Team at Shannonville

A very successful weekend for the Innisfil Indy/GP Canada Racing Team in Shannonville was celebrated. (Photo by: Cody Schindel/

The Innisfil Indy/GP Canada Racing team recently travelled to Shannonville Motorsports Park, just outside of Belleville, Ontario for round four of the 2012 Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship. The event also played host to the annual Grand National Bear Hunt, drawing drivers from all over Ontario and Quebec. Competing in mainly two-cycle classes, GP Karts took home an impressive four Grand National Bears, dominating the Rotax and Shifter classes.

“I’m very proud of all of all my drivers during the week at Shannonville,” explains Innisfil Indy Team Manager Frank Launi following the event. “They showed great pace all weekend and it showed with the final results.”

Highlighting the team’s accomplishments, Melissa Glaze scored her first ever Grand National Bear with a victory in Friday’s Rotax/TaG Senior feature. In a race led mainly by her teammate and brother Michael, the younger Glaze chased down the leader in the closing stages, before taking the lead with three laps to go and defending it all the way to the finish. Michael Glaze held on with his Innisfil Indy/CMP chassis to join Melisssa on the podium in second place.

Saturday’s competition saw the GP Racing Kart return to the top of podium twice, with Chad Campbell giving Innisfil the weekend sweep in the Rotax/TaG Senior division. Dominating the day’s action, Campbell qualified on the pole-position before winning the pre-final and final in fine fashion. Once again, Michael Glaze finished second in the class. The second victory of the day came when Nico Fattore outlasted the F125 Shifter class to earn his first every Grand National Bear.

“Sweeping the Rotax Senior class this weekend just shows the pace our GP Chassis have,” continues Launi. “My hats off to all of our drivers for a great weekend of racing.”

Melissa Glaze scored a crowd favourite victory in Rotax/TaG Senior Final 1. (Photo by: Cody Schindel/

Sunday’s action saw the ever popular team manager Frankie Launi return to the drivers seat for a special F125 Shifter race. However, it was Curtis Fox who stole Launi’s thunder when he passed Launi in the closing laps to take the victory, the first win for Fox at Shannonville in many years of trying. The victory was the fourth of the weekend for the Innisfil Indy/GP Racing team. With Launi joining Fox on the podium, it added five podium appearances to the four victories.

Adding a pair of podium appearances to the team, Zachary Shearer muscled his way to finish third in Rotax/TaG Junior on Friday, then stepped up to the second position in Rotax/TaG Junior on Sunday.

Up next for the Innisfil Indy/GP Racing Karts team is the ASN Canadian National Karting Championship being held from August 22 to 26 at the beautiful Le Circuit Karting Mont-Tremblant.

For more information about the Innisfil Indy/GP Canada Racing team, please contact or call 905.775.4686.

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