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September 07, 2009 News
Race Report: BSRKC Race #6 - Kawartha - Sunday Report

The BSRKC ran a full slate of seven classes on a beautiful day in cottage country. The Kawartha Speedway is located near Kawartha just south of Peterbourgh known for gorgeous lakes and great fishing. The sun was out all day as races took to a recently re-configured kart track. The Kawartha Durham Kart Club along with Kawartha Speedway added some new sections of pavement adding length and challenge to the road/oval track.

Junior Medium
It was Tristan Gill taking pole for the prefinal with a time of 52.082 over Cory Cacciavillani and Jaret Stewart in the only four-cycle class of the day. In the prefinal it would be Cacciavillani taking the win followed by title contender Gill and Scott Nagel. All three drivers were in the hunt for the championship and hoping to make the best of their last shot at a win.

Cacciavillani would take the holeshot from his pole position with Gill and Nagel in tow. In the next two laps Cacciavillani would pull out a ten-kart lead. Taking advantage of the draft, Nagel would drive to P1 on lap three with a three kart breakaway shaping up with Quinlan just back a couple of kart lengths. On lap six Quinlan was able to close in on the leaders while Nagel went back to P1. Gill had a slight bobble exiting the infield allowing Quinlan through to P2. Cacciavillani and Nagel would pull a big lead at halfway hoping to settle this among themselves. Nagel went back to P1 and then two laps later it was Cacciavillani back to P1. The passing at the front allowed Quinlan and Gill close back in on Nagel as Cacciavillani gaps the chase pack. One lap of drafting by the chase pack erased a 20-kart length lead. Quinlan would try for P2 heading into the infield, but get shuffled back to fourth. Nagel would again charge back to P1 with Cacciavillani taking back the top spot on last lap. Heading into turn eight, the passing zone of choice all day, Cacciavillani would block low so Nagel went high. Quinlan and Gill would shoot for the gap and push Nagel back to fourth. Into the second last corner Gill taps Cacciavillani pushing him wide. So at the line, it was Gill, Cacciavillani, Quinlan and Nagel. Gill would get a one-position penalty giving the win to Cacciavillani.

In the championship it would be Nagel taking the title with Cacciavillani and Quinlan making up the top three.

Driving home GreenSpeed's first Championship, Darren White wrapped up a stellar year in Rotax DD2 (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Driving home GreenSpeed's first Championship, Darren White wrapped up a stellar year in Rotax DD2
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

Rotax DD2
Darren White was on pole with a time 43.094 clearing the field by 0.674, followed by Brendon Bain and Matt France.

In the prefinal, it was White by 3.8 seconds over Frank Launi and Bain.
The final started with White, Bain and Launi slotting into position on lap one. White would work a huge lead after just a couple of laps. Launi, the 2009 Canadian National Rotax DD2 Champion would charge to P2 on lap three as he picked up pace. A great battle ensued all race long between Bain and Launi. Just before midway Richard Hibbs joined the fight looking to grab a podium. White would be half a track ahead by mid way setting fast times in the process. Launi and Bain would swap positions into eight as you leave the oval and head into the infield wheel to wheel. With a couple laps to go Hibbs would take the third position away from Bain and set his sights on Launi.

At the line it would be White over the field by 12 seconds with Launi in second and Hibbs in third. Post tech would see Hibbs disqualified for a technical infraction moving Bain into third place.

In the championship White entered the event with the title already locked. A solid performance from Bain would give him second while a hard charging Matt France would grab third spot in the championship standings.

Round one winner Taylor Wassink took pole with a time of 1:05.012 followed by Ryley Hulme and Zach Hooper.

In the prefinal it was Wassink backing up her pole effort leading over Hooper with Hulme making up the top three.

In the final lap one went red to regrid the field. Off the second start it was Hooper, Wassink and Hulme in order out of turn two. Leaving the oval for the first time Hooper had a looper giving the lead to Wassink followed by Hulme and Joshua Conquer. It would be Hulme going to P1 on lap three with Hooper to P2 as he recovered nicely from his spin. A three kart break away would begin with Hulme being pushed by Hooper and Wassink as Ciarra Collison lead the chase pack. Hooper would charge to P1 with two to go looking to take the win. At the line it was Hooper, Hulme and Wassink your fast three.

In the championship final tally, Wassink would clinch the title followed by Joshua Conquer and Ryley Hulme.

Rebounding from Shannonville, Trevor Rancier stood on top of the podium in Mini Max (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Rebounding from Shannonville, Trevor Rancier stood on top of the podium in Mini Max
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

Mini Max
It was Grant Quinlan taking home some bragging rights with a time of 46.989 followed on the sheets by Trevor Rancier and Greg Hovesen. In the prefinal Rancier would take the win with a nice drive off the start followed by Nicholas Ledson and Quinlan.

In the final, three karts went spinning on the start and a red flag came out to regrid the field. On the second try it was Rancier with the holeshot followed by Ledson, Quinlan and Hovesen. The front three would break away on lap three and begin to spread out with Rancier pulling a huge gap over second. As the field stretched out in the top half some great passing would go on deeper in the field. At the line it was Rancier getting his first official win of 2009 with Ledson and Quinlan making up your podium.

In the championship title chase it would be Quinlan taking the title over Ledson and Rancier rounding out the top three points getters.

Micro Max/TaG Cadet
The smallest of the two-cycle racers, the Micro Max/TaG drivers would field only three drivers. In quali it was Tyler Rapani over Taegen Poles and Dylan Brady in third.

In the prefinal Poles would take the win over Brady as Rapani suffered a mechanical on lap five. In the final Rapani would redeem himself taking the win over Poles with Brady rounding out the top three.

Rotax Senior
Fast time in qualifying went to Tom Cadieux with a time of 45.132. Darren White would take second spot just 0.057 followed by Kevin Monteith. In the prefinal it was Cadieux again taking top spot followed across the line by Brad Forbes and Lorenzo Mandarino.

In the final the first start saw a huge pile up in turn one taking out title contender Michael Glaze, along with Zach Meyers, Melissa Curran and Pearce Herder. A re-start was called as dirt and debris littered the track. The second start was clean with Cadieux taking point followed by Mandarino, who needed a nice clear day to take the title. The two leaders would gap the field quickly as Cadieux laid down some fast laps and Mandarino set his pace. Further back a great battle would shape up as Monteith drove up to third from his fifth starting spot on lap five passing Launi and Forbes. The group would battle hard all race long as the leaders checked out. Each took turns grabbing the lead and losing going into turn eight. Meanwhile from the back of the field, Pearce Herder would charge up to seventh from last place. At the line it was Cadieux followed by Mandarino who would not need to pass Cadieux to take the title. Launi would win the war taking third while Monteith was able to hold off a hard charging Forbes to keep fourth.

In the final champion standings it would be Mandarino taking the title with Glaze in second and Herder taking the third spot.

Capitalizing on the leaders mistake, Austin Milwain scored the win in Rotax Junior and earned the vice-championship (Photo: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Capitalizing on the leaders mistake, Austin Milwain scored the win in Rotax Junior and earned the vice-championship
(Photo: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

Rotax Junior
On pole it was Michael Adams with a fast time of 45.392 followed by Austin Milwain and Cameron Morrison.

In the prefinal Adams would walk the field leading all ten laps and crossing ahead of Milwain. A huge battle raged between Cory Cacciavillani and Morrison for the third spot on the track. At the line the it was Adams, Milwain and Cacciavillani.

In the final it was Adams with a great start followed through by Milwain, Cacciavillani and Grist. Contact going into eight would move Grist back two while the front two checked out. Milwain would pace Adams lap-for-lap as two pulled out a huge lead on the chase pack, who were swapping positions on every lap. The battle for third was intense as Morrison, Spencer Todd, Cacciavillani and Grist raced hard. At half distance Adams began to pull away from Milwain as the chase continued to beat and bang for third spot. With laps three to go, an unforced error by Adams allowed Milwain to grab the lead and check out. Adams would recover to hold second spot while the chase pack scrambled for third. With one to go, Morrison moved low to block into eight, while contact between Cacciavillani and Todd would allow Grist to slip by into fourth spot. At the line, it was Milwain with his first win of the year, followed by Adams with his best of the season and Morrison taking the third spot on the podium.

In the championship title chase, Grist entered the event with the title in hand, so the battle was for the remaining spots in the top three. Milwain would grab second and Morrison would leap over Todd to grab third.

The six speed shifter class would take to timed qualifying with Zach Meyer clocking the fast time with a lap of 42.021 just 0.112 over Ryan Horses with Addison Rayner, Max Gamble and Josh Adams rounding out the fast five.

By winning the F125 Shifter class, Zac Meyers also won the Championship (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
By winning the F125 Shifter class, Zac Meyers also won the Championship
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

In the prefinal it was Meyer backing up his pole with the prefinal win over Horses and Rayner.

In the final it was Horses with the holeshot from the standing start followed through into corner one by Meyer and Rayner with Gamble in close pursuit. Horses and Meyer would pull out a short gap and then begin to battle going wheel-to-wheel for several corners with the inevitable contact taking place in the infield section. As Horses and Meyer made contact, Rayner would shoot through to take P1 and quickly pull out a lead gapping the field as they worked the early laps. Meyer would track down Rayner and in the later stages pull past and take the lead. At the stripe it was Meyer over Rayner and Horses.

In the championship it would be Meyer and Horses in the dead heat after drops. The title would go to Meyer who has one more in the win column than Horses. Joe DiMarco would take the third spot.

Holiday Monday action will see a full slate of four-cycle classes take to the track with several championships still to be decided.
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