The weekend following the Canadian Championships are relatively quiet in Canada, but that didn’t stop Canadian Cory Cacciavillani and his CF Racing Team from travelling to Rock Island, Illinois, USA for the extremely popular Rock Island Grand Prix street race. The unique event see’s practice and qualifying for a full lineup of classes on Saturday, with a warm-up and Finals on Sunday.
Entered in five classes, Cacciavillani had his hands full on the tight and quick street circuit. Highlighting his weekend, the Leamington, Ontario native topped the podium in the TaG Senior class, winning by over nine seconds.
Just prior to his race in TaG Senior, Cacciavillani was running second in the Leopard category, but a hard crash nearly ended his weekend. But he shook it off and jumped in his TaG kart en route to the victory.
The Canadian was also successful in the three other classes he competed in, finishing second in TaG Senior on Saturday in the Race Against Hunger special, third in Briggs & Stratton LO206 Medium, and fifth in Briggs & Stratton LO206 Heavy after starting from the rear of the 18-kart field.
The Rock Island Grand Prix is classified as the world’s largest and most prestigious karting street race.