As we highlighted, it was a spectacular start to the season at Goodwood Kartways this past weekend as the Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge opened up their second season on Saturday. Very poor weather didn’t hold back over 180 drivers from competing in the one-day event for Briggs & Stratton and Rotax Max drivers, with some travelling from as far as the province of Quebec along with the very south of Ontario.
A new award that highlights the series in 2016 is the Pfaff Motorsports Driver of the Day awards. Presented at each race to one Junior driver and one Senior driver, the first winners were crowned at Goodwood.
Earning the honour as Senior Driver of the Day was Tyler Kashak. Taking home victories in both the Rotax DD2 and Rotax Senior category, Kashak was a force the wet and drying conditions, winning both races by more than three seconds.
It was a tougher decision in the Junior categories with many standing out on the day. Taking the honour as Junior Driver of the Day was Nicky Palladino, who scored his first major karting victory in the Junior Lite final. Not only did he fend off 28 other competitors, Palladino won the race by 13-seconds!
The next round of the Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge takes place at Mosport Kartways on July 24.