The first corner at ICAR took victim many drivers today during Quebec Cup action. But the start of the Rotax Mini-Max race saw pole-sitter Gianfranco Mazzaferro (Ferrolati Corse/Zinardi) exit the corner first, but enter turn two in fifth, the result of contact with the outside curb.
As the dust settled through the 2-3-4 section, Thierry Cote (PSL Karting/CRG) was the leader, with Natael Cantin (Birel), Alex Murphy (PSL Karting/CRG), Charles Robin (SH Karting/TonyKart), Mazzaferro, Joe Soranno (K&P/LH Kart) and Austin Riley (Intrepid North America/Praga) in tow.
Mazzaferro was able to dispose of Robin, and Murphy quickly, bringing Riley with him, before chasing down Cantin. Taking his time to get by Cantin, it allowed Cote to pull out a gap on the group.
However Mazzaferro put his head down, and outpaced the leader Cote as the laps wound down. Making his pass for the lead with three laps to go, there was no stopping him as he scored another impressive victory this season. Cote was able to hold on for second with Cantin, Riley, and Robin completing the top-5. However Riley was excluded after failing post-race tech, moving Murphy into the top-five.
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