Seven year old Jonny Robillard travelled to Shannonville Motorsports Park last weekend for the annual Brian Stewart Racing Karting Series Canadian Bear Hunt. Karters from all over Ontario were on hand to contest for one of the elusive Bear trophies, a top prize for karters in Canada.
Friday’s action saw the young racer compete in his first ever Cadet Race at Shannonville Motorsports Park. Robillard qualified on the pole and was in fact the kart to beat. The prefinal was tough to handle with Robillard taking the lead early, but spinning in corner one and finally getting his kart back on the track would give him a last place position going into the final.
The final proved very challenging starting at the rear of the field, but with determination in his eyes, Robillard would quickly find himself passing kart, after kart till he found himself going low in turn 1 and passing 4 karts narrowly missing another spin. He found himself in front and battled it out with the second place kart for a lap or two, then with consistent lap times he continued to pull away and drove to the win! Robillard crossed the finish line for the checkers, 4.820 seconds ahead of second place.
Jonny would like to thank his Dad for setting up his kart perfectly and for his Mom and Brother Trevor for their continued support to help make all of this possible. A Special thanks to Ciarra Collison and The Bisschop brothers Austin and Josh for continuing to coach him to achieve his best. Jonny heads back to his home track for the next Waterloo Regional Karting Club race August 17, 2013.