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July 14, 2009 News
EKN.ca Trackside: Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship - Round #4 Flamboro - Sunday Report
 

Putting on the most dominating performance of the day, Clay Van Eerd swept the Novice class (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Putting on the most dominating performance of the day, Clay Van Eerd swept the Novice class
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

Amazing weather greeted the Sunday racers a refreshing change from their last Sunday event in round #3. A total of 8 classes took to the track, with ICC and Cadet moved from Saturday to Sunday due to time constraints. The track was in great condition and bright sunshine would make for some serious karting. A total of 159 racers took to the exciting road oval course, which garnered great reviews from all the teams and drivers.

The Novice class took to the track first with Clay Van Eerd topping the charts with a lap of 40.153 followed by Travis Mantel, Taylor Mantel, Andre Fiorini and Austin Bisschop. In the pre race it was all Van Eerd with an 8 second advantage over Travis Mantel, Fiorini, Taylor Mantel and Bisschop. In the final is would be Van Eerd completing a great day by taking the win and leading all the laps. Contact off the start would see Ty Lucio fall back to 9th and Bisschop back to 16th allowing Fiorini to grab the second spot and set his sights on Van Eerd. Both Lucio and Bisschop would get great drives to get back to the top five. Lucio would take over P3 on lap nine and by lap 14 Bisschop would take over the third spot from Lucio. At the stripe it was Van Eerd way out front followed by Fiorini in second, Bisschop up 13 spots to take third and Lucio up 5 to take the fourth spot with Travis Mantel slotting into fifth. Post tech would have Fiorini’s great effort erased moving Bisschop into a fantastic seond step and Lucio into third. Travis Mantel moved up to fourth and Gerrit Tiemeersma would move into the top five.

 

In Sr Heavy, the three of Patrick, Glaze and Marshall drag-raced three wide around the final corner with Patrick crossing as the victor (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
In Sr Heavy, the three of Patrick, Glaze and Marshall drag-raced three wide around the final corner with Patrick crossing as the victor
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
In Senior Heavy Kris Martin would post the fast time of 37.206 to take the pole followed by TJ Marshall, points leader AJ Emms, Michael Glaze and Dave Patrick. In the prefinal Marshall would lead the race to the finish followed through by Glaze, Patrick, Martin and Emms. The final would be a test of set-up as the track gained grip, drivers would need a kart that could take them the full twenty laps. From the start it was Patrick with a great move to lead out of turn one followed by Marshall and Glaze. Martin would join the fight moving into P4 on lap 4 only to be past back by Marshall two laps later. Martin would take the spot back in corner five as Patrick led Glaze and Emms onto the speedway section. By halfway Glaze would look to mount a charge on Patrick looking as they entered corner one. Marshall now in P4 would lead Martin past Emms to take over P3 moving Martin to P4 and Emms back to fifth. Glaze would try again in corner five but Patrick held his ground. With just two laps left Marshall would set fast lap of the race catching the leaders putting all three drivers bumper to bumper on the back stretch. On the last lap Glaze would try again in corner eight with Marshall going to then inside as they went three wide onto the oval. At the line it was Patrick, Marshall sneaking in for second, Glaze, Martin and Emms making up the top five.

 

After engaging in an excellent battle with Brandon Hauck, Scotty Nagel was awarded the Jr Light victory in post-tech (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
After engaging in an excellent battle with Brandon Hauck, Scotty Nagel was awarded the Jr Light victory in post-tech
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Always great racing the drivers in Junior lite would not disappoint the assembled masses. In qualifying it was perennial front runner Scott Nagel on top with a lap of 38.438 leading a stacked field with Brandon Hauck in second, Trevor Rancier third, Jaret Stewart fourth and Sean McPhee in fifth. In the pre-final Nagel would squeak out the win by 0.099 over Hauck who showed he had speed through the circuit. They were followed by Stewart, Rancier and Grant Quinlan. In the final the man to beat would be Nagel. From the drop of the green by starter Josh Britton it was Nagel to the point followed Hauck and Rancier. Quinlan would quickly go to P3 while Hauck stalked Nagel. Over the next few laps Rancier would mount a charge and take P4 and then P3 to lead a group after the leaders who had pulled out a 20 kart lead. Just past half Hauck would begin to look for an opportunity to pass. On Lap 16 Hauck would make his move past Nagel as the chase pack closed in. Hauck would hold off any attack from Nagel as Lap traffic help create a gap. At the line it was Hauck with his first regional win over Nagel, with Rancier, Quinlan, Bailey Jacobs and Rancier making up the top five. Post tech inspection would remove Hauck from the standings handing the win to Nagel and moving McPhee into the top five.

The cadet class would field a group of 18 young drivers. In qualifying it was round three winner Ryley Hulme taking top honours with a lap of 45.731. Slotting in second was Hudson Turpin followed by Joshua Conquer, Zach Hooper and Double race winner Taylor Wassink. For racing the group was split into an A and B. In the A group final is was Zach Hooper leading the way with Ryley Hulme crossing through in second followed by Joshua Conquer to round out the podium. Taylor Wassink and Hudson Harpin would complete the top five. In the B Group Main it was Hudson Turpin taking the win followed across the stripe by Shelby Durnin, Peter Ditner, early race leader Nathan Orobono and Maddison Colling making up the top five.

 

The closest the Masters field got to Jake Collison was on the start. (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
The closest the Masters field got to Jake Collison was on the start.
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
The Masters class had a great turnout with 23 karts. In qualifying Jake Collison used his home track knowledge to take pole with a time of 37.463. Collison was followed by Paul Draganac, Steve Durkac, Shawn Gardner and John Hamel. In the prefinal Collison would take the win followed by Draganac, Gardner, Fred Jordan and Durkac. In the final Collison would make it a clean sweep leading every lap and taking the win. The front group swapped spots early but settled in hoping to chase down Collison in the end. At the checkered flag it was Collison over Gardner by 4.8 seconds followed by Draganac, Durkac and Jamie MacArthur.

Senior Lite was up next on the docket with some series regulars hoping to improve in the standings. In qualifying it was Tyler Weber showing the fast way around with a time of 36.327 followed by Jeremy Brutzki, Pearce Herder, Michael Glaze and Jamie Riberdy. In the prefinal loads of action mixed up the field as drivers pushed for a front row starting spot in the final. At the flag it was Herder, Glaze, Gary Klutt, Weber and Brutzki. The final would be a chess match to see who had the pace in the final laps. A the start it was Herder leading out of turn 1 with Glaze and Klutt in hot pursuit and Kevin Monteith moving into P4. On lap 6 Glaze would take over second spot going into five, while Monteith marched forward taking over third position moving Klutt back to 4th. Herder would pace the field quickly taking a 10 kart lead while Monteith pressured Glaze for second spot. The two would close in on Herder as they neared halfway. On Lap 10 Monteith would take second going into turn one and lead a four kart train chasing Herder. Four laps later Monteith would go to P1 in five taking Glaze with him. Herder would battle Klutt in corners 6 and 7 trying hold third. Contact would take Herder wide allowing not only Klutt through but opening the door for Weber moving Herder back to 6th. Weber would take Klutt on the next lap leaving Herder and Klutt to battle for fifth. On last lap Monteith would run defensive holding off Glaze into one. In corner two Glaze would muscle through to P1 and Monteith would try to answer back into turn four. At the line it was Glaze with the victory over Monteith, Weber, Klutt and Herder. Post tech would eliminate Herder from the results moving Brutzki into the top five.

 

Adam Racine scored the top spot in Jr Heavy after battling all race long with Cory Cacciavillani(7) and Tristan Gill (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Adam Racine scored the top spot in Jr Heavy after battling all race long with Cory Cacciavillani(7) and Tristan Gill
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
In Junior Heavy a solid field of 23 karts looked to grab bragging rights. In qualifying it was Cory Cacciavillani stealing the pole position with a time of 37.328 seconds followed by Adam Racine, Reid Arnold, Andrew Prescott and Joey Atkinson making up the fast five. In the prefinal Cacciavillani would retain the top spot with Racine holding down second and Arnold keeping his third spot. Point leader Tristan Gill would move up to take fourth and Max Preston would round out the top five. In the final off the start it was Cacciavillani into turn 1 first, followed by Racine, Gill, Arnold and Preston. Racine would go to P1 on Lap three with Gill in tow moving Cacciavillani back to third. A four-kart break would develop with Preston pushing to keep in touch with the lead pack.
Just past half a three-kart break with Racine leading Gill and Cacciavillani would take place. The lead group put on a passing clinic showing clean over taking on almost every lap. Cacciavillani would move to P2 on lap 14 and then P1 the next lap. Racine would answer back going to P1 on the next lap in turn four. Cacciavillani would answer back going into one and again Racine would take it back in four and then Cacciavillani took it back again in turn one. With two to go Racine went inside Cacciavillani into five taking Gill with him. On the last lap Cacciavillani would get back to P2 in going into 8. At the line it was Racine over Cacciavillani, followed by Gill, Arnold and Preston. Penalties assessed in post race inspection would move Artem Korolev to fourth and Adrian Stahle to fifth up from a 13th starting spot.

 

Ryan Horses scored his first victory of the season in F125 Shifter (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Ryan Horses scored his first victory of the season in F125 Shifter
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
The final group, ICC had ten shifter pilots take to the track for qualifying. Ryan Horses of GreenSpeed Karting took pole position with a lap of 31.851. Second spot was filled by Joe DeMarco followed by Addison Rayner, Zach Meyers and Max Gamble. In the prefinal it was Rayner with the win beating DeMarco to the line by 3.312 seconds. Horses would cross in third with Gamble and Jimmy Lo making up the top five. Rayner would have pole for the final sharing the front row with Demarco. From the standing start it was Demarco getting the hole shot into one, with Horses behind getting a great jump form his second row position as Rayner would slide into third. Horses would go to P1 on lap two taking DeMarco deep under braking into one. On lap four Rayner would grab the second spot as he looked chase down Horses. The field would settle in and the front group held station through most of the race while the several drivers further back jockeyed for position. At the line it was Horses over Rayner by 0.785 followed by DeMarco, Lo and Gilles Gallie moving up from his ninth starting spot.

The new course at Flamboro proved to be great for four-cycle racing action. The Waterloo Regional Kart Club did an amazing job supporting the program and treating the driver’s to a great event. Next up for the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship is the annual “Bear Hunt” at Shannonville Motorsports Park starting on July 29 and wrapping up on August 2. With three days of racing action slated for the weekend, there will be tons of action on track with large fields expected in every class.
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