RMCGF: Clark and Mondou Eliminated in DD2 Masters; Campbell on to the Final
The DD2 Masters all stepped up the level of competition on Fridays heat making DD2 Masters a very exciting class to watch. The first heat saw American Alan Rudolph finishing P1 in his third straight strong performance. His USA teammate Derek Wang pulled off a second place finish and it was the Swedish driver Martin Victorsson coming in third. Canadian Francis Mondou had his best drive of the event and was able to pull off a 10th place finish. Mondou put on an excellent display of driving navigating the highly competitive DD2 Masters class. He needed to have a higher place finish than yesterday if he wanted to make it to Saturday and he pushed extremely hard in his heat.
The second DD2 masters heat contained two highly competitive Canadian drivers. Scott Campbell and Stuart Clark raced bumper to bumper working together to navigate the pack. At one point in the race we saw both drivers in the top three, which was very exciting for Canadian fans. Campbell was able to hold onto a strong second place finish while Clark settled for a 6th place finish. Both Canadian drivers put in an excellent performance in their heats and really showed that Canada is just as competitive as any other country in the DD2 Masters category.
It was Grand Finals veteran Scott Campbell who was able to secure his spot in Saturday’s pre-final ranking ninth after the heats, one of the five Canadian drivers that will be racing the pre-final in tomorrows race action.
Mondou and Clark had to compete in the LCQ and both fell victim to some bad luck off the start pushing them to the rear. Both drivers pushed to move to the front but the tricky conditions and bad luck caused the Canadians to have poor finishes in the LCQ. Mondou ended up with a 29th place finish and Clark wrapped up his weekend with a 30th place. Both drivers will be cheering on team Canada tomorrow in the Pre-final action and will have to deal with the all too familiar feeling that drivers feel when they have to watch their own class race.