Jordan Prior is now a two-time Canadian Karting Champion after a thrilling National Final.
The race started off with Prior (Prime/BirelART) leading Jon Treadwell (Prime/BirelART) and Nicky Palladino (MSR/Ricciardo Kart) getting away from the pack early but just prior to the halfway point, Treadwell went for the lead and the shuffling slowed the group up enough that the chasing pack featuring David Barnes (Prime/BirelART), Logan Ploder (PRO/CL Kart), Ari Korkodilos (REM/Kosmic), Frank Launi (MSR/BirelART) and Brennan Taylor (BirelART), caught up.
From there, the pack of eight went to war for position. When Treadwell and Palladino hooked up to pass Prior in corner seven, this allowed them to open a small gap, but with a push from his teammate, Prior and Barnes were right back in the race for the lead with Ploder and Korkodilos also in the mix.
Treadwell led lap eleven, Palladino took control on lap twelve and then Prior and Barnes scooted by both of them when they went wheel-to-wheel up the corner two hill on lap thirteen.
That pass attempt ended Treadwell’s chances and he lost all his momentum and lost the draft.
Palladino was back on the charge late in the race and he pulled a slick late dive pass on Barnes in the hairpin to gain second with two laps to go.
But his charge for the lead ended there as Prior defended the lead beautifully and when Palladino attempted an over-under in the final two corners, a little help from Barnes was all Prior needed to seal the deal.
Back on top for the first time since 2019, Prior was the winner while Palladino was knocked off the podium with a pushback bumper penalty. That moved Barnes up to second and Taylor onto the podium after a great final lap.
Taking eight of the top ten finishing positions, BirelART products were the class of the field this weekend in Briggs Senior.
Canadian Karting Championships Briggs Senior Final Results
|12||Kimi Hongye He||25.822|
|22||Christophe La Breque||57.173|
|23||Parker Gill||2 laps|
|24||Mike De La Plante||7 laps|