This past weekend at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec the organizers of the revived Coupe de Montreal crowned their 2016 class of champions following the sixth and final round of the championship. It was a long debut season for the series, but the celebration of their champions along with some excellent prizes was a splendid way to close of the season of karting in the province of Quebec.
Highlighting the prizes awarded were six invitations to the ROK Cup International Final in Italy. The top-three drivers in the standings in ROK Shifter and ROK Shifter Masters will pack their bags and compete in the international invitational against fellow ROK racers from around the world.
Winning those prizes were Jean-Francois Lafontaine, who is also the 2016 ASN Canadian Champion in the Open Shifter category, Gianfranco Mazzaferro and Dominic LeGrand for the Shifter Senior category and Dany St-Hilaire, the 2016 ASN Canadian Champion in Open Shifter Masters, Nicholas Bedard and Michel LeGrand. Lafontaine only lost one race this year while St-Hilaire was undefeated in all six Finals.
The other champions crowned at ICAR included the following: Simon Belanger (Briggs & Stratton Senior), Mario Martin (Briggs & Stratton Masters), Justin Arseneau (Mini-Max), Marc Antoine Poirier (Junior Rotax) and Alain St Louis (Rotax DD2 Masters). Each champion secured some excellent prizes from Continental Tires.