The 2013 Western Canadian Karting Championships are underway at the beautiful Warburg Kart Track, south west of Edmonton, Alberta. The best of the west have gathered for the one round Western Canadian Championship, new this year after past years have seen a three-round series. Tickets are up for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in four classes, with great action throughout the entire lineup of classes.
Friday saw drivers hit the track for qualifying and their first heat, while Saturday hosted heat two and three to set the grid for Sunday’s Prefinals. Beautiful sunny skies were in sight on friday, but things changed on Saturday with overcast in the morning, with rain falling for the afternoon heat races.
In the Rotax Micro-Max division, only five karts are on the grid, but the racing has been exciting. Quebec’s Tommy Nepveu (CRG West/Zanardi) qualified on the pole-position and did cross first in all three heat races. However a penalty in heat two moved him down to third place.
Behind, Marco Kacic (CRG West/CRG) scored two second place results in the dry heat races, inheriting the win in heat two after Nepveu’s penalty, but Kacic struggled in the wet heat three, finishing fourth.
Jordan Novota (BBR/Birel) has been quietly running in third throughout the weekend, challenging Kacic at times for second, and even taking second in the wet heat three.
With the heats completed, the top-three remain unchanged after qualifying with Nepveu holding the pole-position with Kacic along side him. Novota will start third with Angelia Amorim fourth and Ryan Dezall fifth.