In what was the smallest class of the weekend, Rotax DD2 Masters gave spectators some close racing to enjoy at ICAR, the host of the second stop on the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship tour.
Elvis Stojko (Prime/Maranello) set the fastest lap in qualifying on Saturday by a mere two-hundredths of a second over teammate Stuart Clark (Prime/Maranello) and he converted that pole-position in the PreFinal to win the race with Luc Sauriol (PSL Karting/BirelART) following close behind after starting third. Clark had his hands full all race, battling with both Sauriol and John Cariati (Goodwood Kartways/Intrepid) before settling for third.
In the Saturday Final Stojko took the holeshot into the first corner ahead of Clark who pushed him through to take second. A few corners later Clark snagged the lead from Stojko and Stojko would lose second on lap two as Sauriol passed him in the back portion of the track as Clark opened up a large lead.
From there on out Sauriol was on a mission to catch up to Clark in the lead. With six laps to go in the final Sauriol was on the lead Maranello’s bumper and dove down the inside of turn four to take the lead of the race. This eventually turned out to be the race winning move as Clark couldn’t answer back and Sauriol became the third different race winner of the year with Clark and Stojko joining him on the podium. Cariati finished fourth with Alain St. Louis (CRG) finishing fifth.
On Sunday, Clark was back on point taking pole in Qualifying with Sauriol and Stojko not far behind.
He won the PreFinal with ease and he was unstoppable in the Final as he drove to his second win of the season by four seconds. After a slow start and a challenge getting by Cariati, Stojko posted multiple fast laps to track down Sauriol in the middle stages of the race. With little effort, Stojko slipped by to take second place by ran out of time to catch Clark by the finish.
With the series shifting back to Ontario for round three, we hope a few more drivers rejoin the category.