The latest round of the Eastern Ontario Karting Championships saw five classes compete in 15 races at the Lombardy Fair Grounds in Smiths Falls. Ontario on Sunday, August 7. It was a double championship points day with a large field of racers and plenty of exciting competition.
Jake Lalonde of Battersea, ON won all three Novice Light races, age 7-11, as well as setting the fastest lap of the day for his class. Runners-up in the Feature Race were Emma-Jean Lalonde followed by Linkin Stevens.
In the 14-lap Novice Class Feature Race, age 8-12, Denver Craig, from Carp, ON beat out Zander Stevens by 16 hundreds of a second. Ryan Baker was third.
The first three places in the Junior Class Feature, age 10-15, went wheel-to-wheel until the very last lap when all three drivers spun out, handing the win to fourth place Matt Lavalle of Kingston, Ontario, his first victory of the season.
The two morning qualifying races in the Senior Class, age 15+, saw close action but in the feature event, Perth, Ontario’s Andy Oakley pulled ahead of the field, winning by more than three seconds. Tyson Stevens was second; Shane Findley third.
Mike Oakley won the Spec Racer Class following multiple lead changes.Todd Ceaser came second and Samantha Cooley was third. Last place Colin Caswell set the quickest lap with a speed of 72.4 kilometres per hour over the 850-metre track.
The Final Round of the Eastern Ontario Karting Championships will run on August 21 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Spectators are always welcome and always free. Check out: www.lombardykarting.com