Round two is upon us as drivers and teams file into Goodwood Kartways for this weekends Eastern Canadian Karting Championship. Round one at Mosport was very successful boasting the largest entry count ever for an ECKC event, but number appears to be broken this weekend as many new faces are expected at Goodwood. Add in the chance to test for the 2013 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships that will also be held at Goodwood and it’s going to be a busy weekend.
Breaking down the results from the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship races thus far, CKN has created a power rankings section. Based on results from qualifying all the way to the Final, drivers were ranked on consistency and results to create our power rankings.
Here is CKN’s Power Rankings of Briggs & Stratton Senior drivers and who to watch this weekend.
|1||–||Jonathan Treadwell||The victor on Saturday looked to be set to repeat on Sunday until the track dried up and Treadwell was stuck on rains.|
|2||–||Marc Stehle||Helping make it a K&K 1-2 in the rankings, Stehle enjoys mixing it up with the younger generation on track and had a shot at victory on Sunday until he was forced to make evasive action to avoid a spinning kart. Keep an eye on him this weekend.|
|3||–||Mathieu Demers||In the dry, Demers mixed it up with Treadwell in the Saturday Final but had to settle for third at the line. Scoring another top-five on Sunday gave him a good points haul entering Goodwood.|
|4||–||Gerald Caseley||The defending Canadian Champion had a mediocre weekend at Mosport. Lacking a little pace in Qualifying he was able to finish fifth on Saturday and eighth on Sunday as the second driver on rain tires in the dry.|
|5||–||Sean McPhee||McPhee traded in his Honda for a Briggs at Mosport and was rewarded with a hard earned victory on Sunday. He was also very quick on Saturday but hitting the big puddle in turn one ended his hopes of a podium and left him a little water-logged.|
|6||–||Jeff Forsey||Forsey drove to third in the Sunday Final after qualifying in 18th. Consistency at Goodwood could really help him move up in the Championship standings.|
|7||–||Zach Boam||Boam had the one of the fastest karts all weekend, qualifying on Pole on Saturday and second on Sunday. But the wheels fell off come race time and he was left scratching his head.|
|8||–||Charlotte Lalonde||Girl Power! Making the right call on Sunday, Lalonde put it on the box in second. But that was the highlight of the weekend as she struggled to keep up with the front runners in the dry.|
|9||–||Aaron Kennedy||Heartbreak for Kennedy. On Saturday he passed 16 karts in the Final to finish sixth. And on Sunday he looked to be in control after qualifying pole and winning the Pre Final. But before the Final even started he was stuck on the side of the track wondering what went wrong after he left the grid.|
|10||–||Kyle Edgar||Making it count when it mattered, Edger struggled in qualifying but posted two top-elevens in the Finals.|
Drivers to watch:
With 30+ karts including the Masters at Mosport, the field looks to grow again this weekend with more drivers coming from all over Eastern Canada. Jean-Francois Lafontaine will be one to watch as he scored a victory earlier this year in Coupe du Quebec action, while Leamington boys David Patrick and Dale Bonham look to join in on the four-cycle fun. A winner this past weekend at Goodwood, Jamie Riberdy will also be in the mix. Briggs & Stratton has the potential to be the largest class of the weekend and a prequel to what should be a massive class at this years Canadian Championships.
**Note: These rankings are the opinions of CanadianKartingNews.com based on the results at 2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship races and do not reflect the actual ECKC championship standings. Enjoy.