| Cory Cacciavillani scored the Race 1 Honda Sr. Medium class win with a last lap pass|
(Photo: Neelan Nadesan)
The karts took to the track at 3-S Go Karts in Sutton on Sunday (May 20) to officially mark the start of the seventh season of the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship. As in the past, the racers arrived with great expectations for what has definitely become the most affordable and professional regional racing series in Ontario. The event sponsors contributed to the presentation of the outstanding trophies, and the cash and draw prizes. On Monday seriesí , Brian Stewart awarded the trophies and congratulated the winners, as he presented them with their hardware and winnings.
The racing action started on Sunday with Jaret Stewart taking the Jr. Medium victory. Stewart started the race from the pole position, and managed to build up a five second lead over Cole Smith-Ledson, Bailey Jacobs, and Jordan Latimer, who were all separated by less than a second at the finish line. Ledson was second, and Jacobs managed to beat out Latimer for the third spot on the podium. In Sr. Rotax, it was Michael Glaze taking the win, Chad Campbell was second, and Stefan Semeraro was third. The Rotax Jr. race was won by Zachary Shearer, beating out Nelson Learn for second, and Davide Greco claimed the third place trophy.
The largest class of the day was the Sr. Medium class. Cory Cacciavillani managed to pass Ryan Brutzki on the last lap to claim the win. Brutzki held on to finish in second, and it was Jamie Riberdy who completed the top-three. The ICC/Moto class was won by Frank Launi, Zach Meyer was 2nd and Mathew Di Leo was third.
The racing action on Monday saw an impressive field of Honda 4 stroke racers ready to do battle. The day started with Ciarra Collison taking the Novice final with a win from the pole, setting the fastest lap in the process. Khloe Drummond finished in second place, and third place was awarded to Tyler Edwards. The Sr. Lite race was won by Jamie Riberdy, with Nicholas Ledson close behind in second, and the final podium spot going to Jonathon Treadwell. In Jr. Lite, it was Austin Bisschop with the fastest qualifying lap, then winning the pre-final, and finishing his day off with the race win. Cole Smith-Ledson put up a good battle, but Bisschop won with a margin of victory of less than three tenths of a second. Andrew Whelan made the most of his seventh place starting position, managing to work his way up to third.
| Frank Launi exited the season-opener at 3-S Go Karts with the ICC-Moto class win|
(Photo: Neelan Nadesan)
In Masters it was Jake Collison with the win, Ronald Henrie was second and Joe Di Leo rounded out the top-three finishers. The Sr. Heavy race victory went to David Miller who also set the fastest race lap, T. J. Marshall was second, and in third was Matt Abram. In Jr. Heavy, Jaret Stewart started the final in the pole position, but it was Ryan Mohan with the lead at the end of lap one, his lead was short lived as Stewart claimed back the first place finish taking the win. Mohan finished second, and it was Kyle Edgar finishing third.
A well deserved tip of the karting helmet to all of the officials and volunteers, sponsors, Contractors Rental Supply, Cummins Hydraulics, Nortrax, & 401 Dixie Nissan, the Simcoe and Waterloo hosting kart clubs, and to all of the competitors for making the BSRKCís Race 1 a very exciting and enjoyable two-day karting event for all.
Next up is Race 2 for the BSRKCís competitors at the Innisfil Indy in Gilford, Ont., on June 8-10. For more information regarding the event schedule, classes, and entry forms please visit http://www.BSRKC.com