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ECKC: Jeff Kingsley Completes Rotax DD2 Championship and Joins Team Canada; Luc Sauriol is DD2 Masters Champion

Eastern Canadian Karting Championship

ECKC: Jeff Kingsley Completes Rotax DD2 Championship and Joins Team Canada; Luc Sauriol is DD2 Masters Champion

With six straight podium appearances is as many races, including four victories, Jeffrey Kingsley (PSL Karting/BirelART) was in the drivers seat for the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship Rotax DD2 title when the series travelled to Mont-Tremblant for the fourth and final round. With his closest rivals and fellow competitors also having earned their tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals through other events in the season, all that was left for Kingsley to join Team Canada was the running of the races.


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Saturday

In the dry conditions, Kingsley was stellar, qualifying on the pole-position and cruising to a win in the PreFinal over American Dev Gore (Ben Cooper Racing/BirelART) and Fred Woodley (Prime/Maranello).

But in a very rainy Final the tides turned. Woodley dove under Kingsley on the exit of corner one at the start and brought Gore with him. As Kingsley struggled in the rain, eventually hanging a tire over a curb and spinning out of third place, Woodley dominated, hammering every curb and pulling away to a 21-second victory in the shortened 13-lap race, with a fastest lap that was more than one-second quicker than his fellow competitors.

Alessandro Bizzotto (PSL Karting/BirelART) and Didier Carre (Ben Cooper Racing/BirelART) completed the podium while DD2 Masters driver Luc Sauriol (PSL Karting/BirelART) crossed the stripe third overall to win the sub-category.

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Fred Woodley dominated in the rain, winning by 21-seconds! (Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN)

Sunday

Kingsley returned to form on Sunday with the return of the sunshine and much nicer conditions. Closing out his championship campaign with a perfect sweep of the action, Kingsley went untouched en route his fifth victory of the year over teammate Bizzotto and Woodley.

All three drivers returned to the podium for the championship standings that saw Kingsley on top by 170 points over Woodley, with Bizzotto another 149 back. All three drivers will represent Team Canada in Portugal at the Rotax Grand Finals along with Canadian Champion Tyler Kashak who was absent from Tremblant.

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Rotax DD2 Championship podium: Jeffrey Kingsley on top with Fred Woodley (left) P2 and Alessandro Bizzotto (right) P3. (Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN)

DD2 Masters

With only two drivers showing up the final round, Luc Sauriol closed out his championship season with a pair of victories over Andrew Calabrese (Goodwood/Intrepid). However for Calabrese, it wasn’t enough points to gain a step on the championship podium as Canadian Champion Stuart Clark (Prime/Maranello) and Elvis Stojko (Prime/Maranello) completed the season alongside Sauriol. Both Clark and Sauriol will represent Team Canada at the Rotax Grand Finals.

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Luc Sauriol was all smiles to join Team Canada for the seventh time. (Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN)


To recap all of our coverage from Mont-Tremblant, check out our event page!

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