The final round of the 2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship hits the track this weekend in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec at the beautiful Jim Russell Karting Circuit. The final major event of the Canadian season see’s the ECKC paired up with Coupe du Quebec, setting up for a major championship weekend.
Following the third round of the series that saw race #5 completed at the popular Le Monaco de Trois-Rivieres, we reflect on the results and set the tone entering the Championship finale in our ECKC Power Rankings. While some drivers have put themselves in great position for their class championships, our rankings may see things a little different in the classes with tight championships, rewarding those who continue to finish races.
Here is CKN’s Power Rankings of Rotax DD2 drivers and who to watch this weekend.
|1||–||Ben Cooper||Cooper added another victory at Le Monaco and is set to earn his second consecutive ECKC DD2 title. Coming a victory and a championship last weekend at the Rotax Euro Challenge in France, Cooper continues to rack up titles and upon completion of the Tremblant rounds, will have his eyes set on the Rotax Pan Am and Rotax Grand Finals in New Orleans, USA.|
|2||+1||Brendon Bain||Stepping up to second, Brendon Bain steps over DiLeo after a finishing second to Cooper at Le Monaco. Earning the award for the second straight year, Bain stepped into a full size racecar for the GP3R and didn’t disappoint. But this weekend his focus will be on securing his ticket the Grand Finals.|
|3||-1||Marco Di Leo||Falling one, Di Leo is looking for an ECKC rebound at Tremblant where he looks to secure second in the Championship behind Cooper.|
|4||–||Fred Woodley||Idle at fourth, Woodley enters the final round at Tremblant still seeking that elusive victory. He has been very quick this year, but run into some tough luck.|
|5||+2||Alessandro Bizzotto||Alessandro joins our top-five after slotting into the fifth-place finishing position at Le Monaco. His recent work with Daniel Morad has helped immensely and he is hoping to have another great weekend in Mont-Tremblant.|
Drivers to Watch:
Things seem pretty static in the premier two-speed Rotax division. No new names are rumoured at this time, but the likes of Menotti, McEwan, Lerra, Ouellette could hit the track this weekend to mix things up.
**Note: These rankings are the opinions of CanadianKartingNews.com based on the results at 2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship races only and do not reflect the actual ECKC championship standings. Enjoy.