The 2013 ASN Canadian National Karting Championships presented by Canadian Tire continued at Goodwood Kartways on Saturday as drivers completed their second and third heat races, setting the grids for Sunday Prefinals. Briggs & Stratton division drivers completed their Prefinals on Saturday evening, and now have just National Finals remaining. Once again there was beautiful weather at the facility just north of Toronto, and the action on track was just as hot as drivers tried to advance up the grid as much as possible.
The Rotax Junior class never fails to disappoint those on hand, as both heat races today were full of excitement and great racing. Heat two saw Jeffrey Kingsley (Pserra Racing/Tonykart) get our front early and managed to hang on while pole-sitter Devlin Defrancesco (DFR/TonyKart) held second all the way until two laps remaining, surrendering the position to Gianfranco Mazzaferro (Ferrolati Corse/TonyKart). Behind the front three, Jordan Slipacoff (TonyKart) and Coltin McCaughan (TonyKart) completed the top-five at the line.
In the third and final heat, Defrancesco managed his start perfectly and took the lead exiting corner one. In a flag to flag run he went untouched for the heat win and the pole-position for Sundays prefinal. Mazzaferro and Kingsley enjoyed another great race finishing second and third while Slipacoff scored another fourth place result. Adam Martin (Maranello) had a great drive to finish fifth.
With the points tallied, Defrancesco will lead the Juniors to the green with Kingsley beside him, based on having a heat win. Mazzaferro and Slipacoff fill row two while Cedrik Lupien (Birel) and Anthony Tolfa (TonyKart) complete row three. It will be an action packed day tomorrow that is for sure.