For the final race of the weekend, the grandstands were packed as everyone at Goodwood Kartways knew that the epic battle between Ben Cooper (SRA Karting/Birel) and Pier-Luc Ouellette (PSL Karting/CRG) was not over yet. The two, two-time Rotax Grand Finals Champions have pushed each other to their limits in every session this weekend, including a great show in yesterdays final.
Today was no different. Cooper got a great start to jump from the outside of the front row to take the lead, while Ouellette slotted into third. After battling off the challenges from Brendan Bain (Prime/Maranello) and Christophe Boisclair (SRA Karting/Birel) in the early laps, Ouellette was doing his best to keep Cooper in his sights. Just like yesterday, Ouellette tracked down Cooper in the mid-stages of the race, and made a pass for the lead with five laps to go. Doing everything he could to keep Cooper behind him, Ouellette looked like he was driving a kart that was ten feet wide! This allowed not only Boisclar, but Daniel Burkett (Karts & Parts/LH Kart) to join the battle on the final lap. Doing everything he could to make a pass, Cooper was all over Ouellette, but no pass could be made for the lead. Making a bold move to the inside of turn nine on the final lap, Daniel Burkett moved into third, as Ouellette held off Cooper for the win. Boisclair held on for fourth, while Bain finished fifth.