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ECKC: Natael Cantin Controls Rotax DD2 in the Rain; Kingsley Dominates in the Dry

ECKC: Natael Cantin Controls Rotax DD2 in the Rain; Kingsley Dominates in the Dry

Following the Rotax Juniors who were on slicks in the rain, all of the Rotax DD2 drivers switched to rain tires for their first Eastern Canadian Karting Championship Final of the day, taking on a wet course while the rain let up at the Jim Russell Karting Academy in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.

Championship leader Jeffrey Kingsley led the field to green but his PSL Karting teammate Natael Cantin attacked immediately, taking the lead on lap one and leaving the scrap for those behind him.

In that scrap, everyone from Kingsley to Marco Signoretti, Alesandro Bizzotto, Tyler Kashak, Didier Carre, Dev Gore and Dante Lerra were involved on the slippery conditions. The runner-up position changed hands often with only Signoretti retiring just past halfway when his front wheel snapped off.

Cantin cruised out front, building up a lead of eight-seconds over Bizzotto, who cleared the group. Gore also managed to get away as Kingsley and Kashak were battling it out.

At the line, Cantin took his first victory for the season well ahead of Bizzotto and Gore with Kashak and Lerra completing the top-five while Kingsley ended up seventh after struggling for grip throughout the race.

In Rotax DD2 Masters, Paul Carvalho crossed first ahead of David Nevin and Lord Norman.

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Natal Cantin scored his first Rotax DD2 victory in the rainy conditions. (Photo by: Cody Schindel / CKN)

Race Two

Later in the day and back In the dry conditions Kingsley returned to his natural form that has helped him win many races this summer.

Getting out front early, Kingsley was never challenged as he blistered off fast laps and broke free, taking a six-second victory in a race that was unintentionally shortened. Completing only twelve of the scheduled fifteen laps, Kashak kept his championship hopes alive with a runner-up finish ahead of Signoretti while Bizzotto and Cantin ran out of time to chase a podium spot.

Paul Carvalho came up a few laps short of sweeping the DD2 Masters weekend when his front brake caliber broke off, forcing him to retire. This allowed Normand to stand on the top of the podium with Nevin second and Carvalho third.

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