The final major event of the 2013 Canadian karting season is on track this weekend at the Jim Russell Karting Academy in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Saturday featured the season finale for the Coupe du Quebec, where drivers duked it out under cool and cloudy conditions for championship glory, and ahead of Sunday’s Eastern Canadian Karting Championship finale.
Another massive group of Briggs & Stratton Seniors hit the track for the Coupe du Quebec, with 32 on the entry list. With the track limitations, a last chance race was needed before the prefinal.
In the Final, it was a three-kart Zanardi race as SH Karting teammates Tommy Lemaire-Ouellet, Maxime Couturier and Steven Szigeti broke away early, while Charlotte Lalonde (Margay) and Mathieu Demers (CRG) battled for fourth.
The trio up front waited until two laps remaining to race for the lead, as Szigeti made his move to second past Couturier, but an attempt at the lead in corner 13 allowed Couturier to drag race him down the straight away and regain the position as Lemaire scored the win.
The victory capped a great season for Lemaire in the Briggs & Stratton division as he was crowned 2013 Coupe du Quebec Champion.