The 2013 ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Karting Championships presented by Canadian Tire hit the track for Championship Sunday at Goodwood Kartways, just north of Toronto, Ontario. The final day of competition meant nine new Canadian Champions would be crowned in their respective classes, while 10 drivers would join Team Canada for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, held this year in New Orleans, USA. It was a beautiful day at Goodwood, aside from a brief rain shower during podium presentations. The action on track was tense, exciting and everything it was expected to be as Canada’s best battled for National supremacy.
This week has been a battle between a usual suspect in the Rotax Mini-Max division versus a new name to the category. Antonio Serravalle (PSerra Racing/TonyKart) has been strong all season in ECKC competition while Roman DeAngelis (Kosmic) entered the race having very little Mini-Max experience at the National level. The Final kicked off with DeAngelis getting the jump from the outside and pulling a very large lead early on Serravalle while Joe Soranno (Karts & Parts/LH) slotted into P3. But the lead would not last as Serravalle tracked down and closed up the gap within only a couple laps.
Making his move early on, Serravalle returned to the lead with DeAngelis trying hard to hang with the new leader. Soranno had a comfy gap in third, but as the laps ticked off through the mid section of the race the group behind him of Samuel Lupien (CSL/Birel) and Thierry Cote (PSL Karting/CRG) would work together and catch.
Out front, Serravalle pulled away from DeAngelis. Both Cote and Lupien would get by Soranno, but trouble for Cote found him off track and down the order. At the line Serravalle claimed the victory, with DeAngelis earning his second runner-up finish of the day. Lupien scored the third and final podium spot while Soranno had to settle for fourth and Stephan Bachalo (Kevin Glover Karting/TonyKart) rounding the top-five.
Like the Micro-Max class, the top-three drivers all will join Team Canada at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in New Orleans, USA this November for the Rotax Mini-Max Invitational race.