Very unfortunate news struck the paddock when Zachary Claman Demelo wasn’t able to compete in the Rotax Junior pre final due to an accident in the morning warm up that wrote off his chassis and his team was not able to prepare a replacement in time.
This left Tommy Lamaire-Ouellet (SH Karting/TonyKart) on the pole-position for the first time of the weekend. After getting a great start, Lamaire-Ouellet along with Olivier Bedard (MAX Karting/Birel) were able to break away early on as the field jumbled into position.
As things up front settled down, action in the mid-field heated up as Samuel Fontaine and Jordan Slipicoff came together in corner fourteen. After an incident in the pre-final, Jeffery Kingsley (SRA Karting/Birel) was on the move, as was Zachary Scalzo (GBR Karting/LH Kart) with both drivers into the top ten by lap five.
Through the mid stages of the race, the Junior’s settled down as Lamaire-Ouellet built his lead with quality laps, Bedard held his own in second and Nicholas Faure (TonyKart) and Nicolas Dore (SRA Karting/Birel) maintained the third and fourth positions.
A last lap crash in corner five saw Tyler Kashak (Intrepid) and Faure come together, removing both of them from the top-five, but up front it was all Lamaire-Ouellet and he scored his first Canadian National Karting Championship in fine fashion. Bedard took second, with his teammate Dore in third. Kingsley was able to manage to finish fourth and Anthony Tolfa (Prime/Maranello) rounded out the top-five.