Canadian karter Jesse Lazare has captured his third Canadian National karting Championship with a win at the 2012 ASN Canada Karting Championships, held last weekend at the scenic Mt-Tremblant, Quebec karting facility.
This time it was a Rotax Max Senior title to go along with his previously held Mini Max and Rotax Junior titles.
“This was just a perfect weekend,” Lazare said. His Chapman Racing Services/www.doordoctor.com Tony Kart was never headed in Rotax Max Senior all weekend long. Lazare took the pole, all three heat wins, the pre-final win and the final win. “I knew we would be strong, but the competition here was very, very good. I have to thank Steve [Chapman] for giving me a better kart each time we went on track. The track changed so much during the weekend, it was difficult to keep ahead of the track, but Steve was able to do that.”
The final came down to a classic battle, but Lazare was able to hang on for a flag to flag win. “I had to push hard for all 20 laps,” Lazare said. “I could feel the pressure from behind, but I just kept trying to go faster each lap.”
Lazare won by just over a kart length, and the win also comes with an invitation to represent Canada at the upcoming Rotax Max World Finals – this time Lazare will go as a Senior.
“I really wanted this win, but also the chance to represent Canada at the World Finals. I know with the support I get from Steve and my parents, along with Door Doctor we will be able to represent Canada well,” Lazare added.
Jesse Lazare Quick Facts: Jesse Lazare is a 15 year old kart racer from Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec. He is a three time Canadian National Champion. Lazare’s meteoric rise up the karting ranks has been nothing short of amazing. In 2006, as a Cadet, he was second in the Coupe Vega. In 2007, as the youngest driver in Mini Max he was the Champion in both the Coupe Vega and Coupe de Montreal. Lazare set new records in 2008 by starting out as vice-champion in the Florida Winter Tour, then winning both Honda Jr and Mini Max in both the Coupe Vega and Coupe de Montreal. He was also Canadian National Champion in Mini Max. In 2010, Lazare won the ECKC Rotax Jr championship and the Coupe de Quebec Rotax Max Jr Champion. In 2011 he was the Rotax Max National Champion and he represented Canada at the Rotax Max World Finals. In 2012 he captured his third Canadian National Championship, this time in Rotax Max Senior and again he will represent Canada at the Rotax Max World Finals.
Away from the track, Lazare enjoys skiing and hockey, and he attends Lindsay Place High School, (Pointe Claire, Quebec ). For more information on Jesse Lazare, visit www.jesselazare.com
Jesse Lazare is supported by Door Doctor, www.doordoctor.com