Following the graduation of last years Micro-Max leaders the doors opened up for a new young driver to take over the top of the podium in National competition. At this weekends Eastern Canadian Karting Championship event at Goodwood Kartways, that young driver was Marcello Paniccia who proved he is the new ‘little’ man in Micro-Max.
With the exception of the PreFinal Sunday, in which he won but was excluded for a technical issue, Paniccia (Maranello) topped every session last weekend, easily cruising to two victories and leaving his mark as the driver to beat in 2016.
On Saturday, Paniccia beat out Anthony Sardelitti (Intrepid) and Karsten Defonce (FA Kart) by four seconds. The two waged a great battle for the second step of the podium with Sardelitti getting the best of Defonce on the final lap to earn the position.
Sunday was a different battle as Paniccia started from the rear and came forward. Defonce kept him honest, leading lap two and staying with Paniccia to the finish line while Sardelitti completed the podium.
Full Results from the weekend