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September 08, 2009 News
Race Report: BSRKC Race #6 - Kawartha - Monday Report

With the points out of the picture, Andre Fiorini dominated the Novice class (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
With the points out of the picture, Andre Fiorini dominated the Novice class
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

A great day with a slight breeze and nice temps with no humidity greeted competitors as they took to the track for the final day of the 2009 campaign. A solid turnout for final round action was on hand as a total of 81 entries ran in eight classes on Sunday while 76 entered to race in six classes for a weekend total of 157 entries. Drivers and teams took the trip up highway 115 to run at Kawartha Downs and Speedway. A great indication you are racing in Canada is when you pass two ski resorts on your way to a go kart track.

Andre Fiorini took pole with a time of 56.358 followed by Austin Bisschop and Cole Smith-Ledson. In the prefinal Fiorini would back up his pole effort with a nice win followed through by Smith-Ledson and Bisschop.

In the final, Fiorini would grab the holeshot and a big lead after one lap with Smith-Ledson and Bisschop lining up to chase down the leader. Bisschop would charge into P2 on lap three with Miles Tyson into third place with Smith-Ledson back to fourth. By midway Fiorini would run way out front with Bisschop running alone in second. The chase pack of four karts would battle hard for third spot. Smith–Ledson would retake third with Tyson pressuring on every lap and Jordan Latimer and Geritt Tiemersma lurking in close order. Just past half Latimer would drop a wheel and loose the draft pack. Tiemersma would grab third with Tyson in tow. At the line it was Fiorini way out front taking the win over eight seconds up with a flawless effort followed by Bisschop and Tiemersma. Tyson would hold fourth and Smith-Ledson would round out the top five.

In the championship it would be Clay VanEerd who sat the final round taking the title over Bisschop and Fiorini.

Senior Heavy
Senior Heavy would see Dave Patrick set the fast time with a lap of 51.764 followed on the time sheets by Michael Glaze and AJ Emms. A great battle at the front in the prefinal would be won by Glaze, who was able to shake off a hard charging Patrick while Emms would keep points leader TJ Marshall back in fourth spot. Cory Walsh, with a nice run, would round out the top five.

Dave Patrick won a thrilling battle in Sr. Heavy holding off Michael Glaze (14) (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Dave Patrick won a thrilling battle in Sr. Heavy holding off Michael Glaze (14)
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

In the final it would be a race for points as Marshall needed to be within a three spots of Glaze to take the title. Off the start it was Glaze with the holeshot followed by Patrick, Marshall and Emms. Very quickly the field would break into three packs of two karts as everyone looked to build a gap and race for the podium. On lap three Patrick would go to P1 over Glaze on the banking with Emms moving forward to P3 going into corner ten on the same lap. Before halfway it was Glaze back to P1 as Marshall fell off the pace of Emms in third with the front two building a gap over the field. Just past halfway it was Patrick going back to the lead while Walsh and Wes Schindel hooked up to track down Marshall and pressure for fourth spot on the box.
On lap 15 the front two would begin to battle for the win, with Glaze needing the points to take the title while Patrick was looking to continue a great win streak. Emms continued to push hoping to join the battle at the front while the three karts behind began to duke it out. With two to it was Patrick back to first over Glaze and quickly grabbing a three kart lead. A few spots back Walsh would be on Marshall and try to make the pass on the north end banking. On the last lap Patrick would hold off Glaze to take the win with Emms back in third. Marshall would win the war over Walsh and Schindel to grab fourth.

With the fourth spot it was Marshall with the title over Glaze in second and Emms taking third. Both Glaze and Emms would go winless in 2009, but used consistent finishes to challenge for the title. Patrick took three straight wins to end the season, having missed the first three races. Walsh would round out the top five point getters in the final standings.

Junior Lite
Jaret Stewart would grab pole position with a time of 53.635 over Bailey Jacobs and Trevor Rancier rounding out the top three. In the prefinal Jaret Stewart looked to make his mark in 2009 taking the win with a hard charging Scott Nagel grabbing second and Rancier taking third.

Trevor Rancier scored his second victory of the weekend in Jr. Light (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Trevor Rancier scored his second victory of the weekend in Jr. Light
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

In the final it was Stewart grabbing the lead out of corner one with Rancier in second, Grant Quinlan in third as Nagel was run wide. By lap three Stewart and Rancier begin to gap the field as Quinlan fell back into the chase back lead by Nicholas Ledson and Nagel. On lap five the front runners would keep building a lead over the chase pack as Ledson took point going to P3, with Nagel moving Quinlan to P5. Quinlan would answer back a couple of laps later to regain fourth spot.

By halfway Rancier would begin to pressure Stewart looking for a mistake while the chase pack was unable to close the gap as they battled for position. With a handful of laps left in the race, Ledson would make a great move passing two karts to grab third and the final spot on the box. On lap 15 it was Rancier making his move and driving into first place going deep under breaking into corner eight.
With two to go, contact further back in the field as karts left the infield and entered back onto the oval would bring out a red flag and end the race. It was Rancier with the win over Stewart, Ledson, Quinlan and Nagel.

In the championship hunt it looks like Nagel over Quinlan with third still in the air as officials work out some post race concerns. Final standings will be available shortly.

With points leader Jake Collison sitting out the final round it was Paul Draganac taking top spot with a circuit of 52.513 followed on the time sheets by Shawn Gardner and Jamie MacArthur. Gardner would throw down the challenge taking the prefinal by 0.088 over Draganac with Fred Jordan and Grant Cinnamon taking third and fourth.

Masters winner Shawn Gardner (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Masters winner Shawn Gardner
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

At the start of the final, Draganac would get the good start he needed to grab P1 out of the corner 1/2 complex followed through by Gardner, Jordan and hard charging MacArthur. Gardner would waste no time and push ahead into P1 over Draganac. Draganac would answer back and take the top spot back two laps later. The field would begin to spread out as the two leaders pushed each lap to build a gap. A slight bobble by Draganac would allow Gardner back to P1.

Meanwhile MacArthur would move up to third spot with Cinnamon in fourth. The leaders would lose their gap as the chase pack closed in, making for a tight four-kart break at the front. No one was able to force an error and at the line it was Draganac over Gardner with MacArthur in third spot.

In the championship final standings it was Jake Collison setting a series best points total with Gardner grabbing second and Draganac using his win to stay ahead of MacArthur and grab third spot.

Senior Lite
Pearce Herder would drop down a huge lap in Senior Lite with a 50.274, 0.318 over second quick Michael Glaze and Jonathon Treadwell making up the top three. Herder would grab the lead from the start of the prefinal and walk away with the win clearing second place Treadwell by 2.5 seconds. In third was Evan Hayden followed through by Glaze and Kevin Monteith.

Off the start the action in the final was fast and furious as drivers looked for any opportunity to grab a spot. Herder and Treadwell would slot in order with Herder hoping to dominate the field as he did on the prefinal. Hayden would jump quickly in to the mix while Glaze and Monteith pushed to find their spot in the order. Out front it was Herder leading with Treadwell being pushed by Hayden to chase down the leader. Monteith would begin to charge taking fourth from Glaze and then P3 from Hayden as he Treadwell moved closer to Herder. Past halfway it was Treadwell trying his hand at the lead with Monteith now pressuring Herder as Hayden battled Glaze, Gary Klutt and Taylor Gates. At halfway Klutt would grab P4 as Hayden began to close in on Herder. With a handful to go Monteith would make a nice move to take P2 and then P1 and look to check out on the field. Treadwell would hang close as Herder looked to keep ahead of the chase pack. At the line it was Monteith with the win from his fifth starting spot with Treadwell in second, followed by Herder, Hayden, Klutt and Glaze. A post race technical infraction would take Monteith off the sheets handing the win to Treadwell.

In the final championship points tally it is Treadwell taking his first Senior title followed by Glaze who takes second for the third time in 2009 and then Herder rounding out the top three.

Junior Heavy
Points contender Tristan Gill would help his efforts to win the title by taking top spot in quali with a time of 52.288 followed by fellow points rival Cory Cacciavillani and Adam Racine. The start of the prefinal was tense as the front row pushed to find the right spot. The first start would be a do over as several karts, including one from the front row, was caught in the melee. After a re-start a tough battle all race long would see Gill crossing in first followed by Racine and Cacciavillani.

Tristan Gill held off a charging Cory Cacciavillani for the Jr. Heavy victory and Championship (Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Tristan Gill held off a charging Cory Cacciavillani for the Jr. Heavy victory and Championship
(Photo by: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

The final would see title contenders Gill and Cacciavillani lined up on the inside with Gill on pole and Cacciavillani in third spot. Off the start it was Racine with the holeshot followed nicely through by Andrew Prescott, then Michael Adams and Cacciavillani back in fifth spot. A four kart lead pack would form quickly while Cacciavillani would lead a chase pack with Cameron Morrison adding the extra horsepower. Racine and Gill would file into formation and begin to pull out a gap while Adams moved in to P3. On lap five Cacciavillani would go to P4 and then P3 on the next lap, as he laid down great laps looking to find the leaders with Adams pushing him forward. At halfway, Racine would bobble on the front straight forcing Gill to check up, and Cacciavillani and Adams to close going into corner one. Between corners three and four Racine would get it wrong spinning out and allowing Gill to P1, Adams to P2 and Cacciavillani to third place. Cacciavillani would slide under Adams on the banking with Adams moving to Cacciavillani’s bumper to chase down Gill. On the next lap Cacciavillani would go to P1 before the back straight chicane as Adams lost the draft. With just a few laps to go it was the front two of Gill and Cacciavillani with a big lead as Adams ran alone ahead of a chase pack. As they took the last lap board, Gill would go inside into one and then Cacciavillani would try going into eight. At the line it was Gill over Cacciavillani by a kart with Adams in third and Prescott in fourth. A post race technical infraction would remove Adams from the event moving Prescott into P3 with Julius Makos having nice run into fourth and Dalton Kellet making up the top five.

In the final championship standings it was Gill using the win to take the title with Cacciavillani taking second for the second straight day and Artem Korolev taking the third spot.

With the 2009 campaign now complete, the points standings will be finalized and made official in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the BSRKC website for updates on next year’s schedule, classes and special awards.
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