PR by: J3 Competition News Room.
Continuing with its strong schedule, J3 Competition spent the past weekend attending the first rounds of the ECKC Championship at the famed Mosport International Raceway in Ontario, Canada. With two days of testing (Thursday and Friday) followed by two separate race days, J3 Competition entered a total of five drivers in the highly touted series. Competing strictly in the international Rotax categories, J3 Competition set a consolidated effort in both the DD2 and Max Jr. divisions.
In DD2, J3 Competition had two drivers, Alessandro Bressan and Michael Ilavia. After a somewhat easy drive to victory in the pre-final on Saturday, Bressan found a harder fight for the win in the final. After leading majority of the race, Bressan came under attack in the later stages of the final only to regain the lead with three laps to go where he eventually cruised to a near one second margin of victory! Ilavia drove a good race as he battled in the top seven looking for a result ending up with a tenth place finish. On Sunday the team looked to repeat its performance, but with a hard fought final Bressan would end up one step off the podium in fourth while Ilavia slid to just outside the top ten in eleventh.
The J3 Competition Max Jr. contingent consisted of David Ilavia, Theo Chick, and Ethan Tyler. Ilavia showed the way on Saturday as he worked up through the field from qualifying on to secure a solid finish in 5th. On Sunday, Ilavia improved his craft and qualified in sixth and backed that up with progressive move to finish fourth in the pre-final. In the final, Ilavia positioned himself well challenging for the top spot as he moved in second early on, however some tough racing relegated his great efforts to seventh. Chick and Tyler battled hard during both events posting top twenty finishes respectfully.
“The level of competition was very high as always at the ECKC and the work we were able achieve was significant in the development of our drivers and material. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make the second ECKC event, but we are thoroughly looking forward to the final two rounds” stated Team Manager, Justin Stefani.
J3 Competition is an industry leading Raced Department, which attends some of the world’s most challenging events. Interested parties are encouraged to contact J3 Competition at Technical@J3Competition.com or 814-864-1846 to realize a potential program fit.