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August 03, 2012
Team News: SRA Karting's Cooper Wins ECKC Title

Ben Cooper secured the DD2 title with the ECKC finale win in Trois-Rivieres (Photo: Cody Schindel - CKN)
Ben Cooper secured the DD2 title with the ECKC finale win in Trois-Rivieres
(Photo: Cody Schindel - CKN)

ST-ROCH-DE-L'ACHIGAN (August 2, 2012) - The last round of the Eastern Canadian Championship took place last Sunday in Trois-Rivières, Québec, during the Le Monaco event. As expected, the battle between the two current world champions Ben Cooper (Rotax MAX) and Pier-Luc Ouellette (DD2) kept the spectators on their toes.

Cooper (SRA/Birel) scored a perfect day for this last round in the DD2 class to win the championship. Ouellette finished second in the championship standings, just ahead of Christophe Boisclair (SRA/Birel) in third place. Zacharie Richard-Robichon finished seventh.

In the Rotax MAX junior class, two drivers did participate at the whole championship. Olivier Bédard (SRA/Birel) took the third place and Jeffrey Kingsley, int his first season in Junior, finished fifth. Nicholas Doré and Cedric Lupien finished respectively 13th and 36th.

In the Micro-MAX class, no SRA/Birel driver completed the whole championship but nevertheless, Thomas Simard finished fourth in the championship standings, while William Chayer finished in 10th position.

Same for the Mini-MAX class where no SRA/Birel driver did the whole championship, Nathael Cantin won his first national race of his young career at this last round. He finally finished seventh overall in the standings. The other SRA/Birel drivers who partly raced in the ECKC championship were Samuel Lupien 10th, Christopher Rizk 14th, and Adams Lessard 18th.

Finally, in the battle for the Manufacturers’ Cup, Team Birel took third place of in the championship.

Congratulations to our drivers for this wonderful ECKC season. Team SRA/Birel is now preparing for the ASN Canada FIA National Championships, which take place in Mont-Tremblant, Qué., on August 24-26, and after that for the final race of the Coupe du Québec championship in Grand-Mère on September 9th.
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