This past weekend Racing Edge Motorsports attended the ASN Canadian Karting Championships at Mosport Kartways in Bowmanville, Ontario. After chasing Canadian National glory since 2011, a successful weekend at Mosport saw two REM drivers crowned Canadian Champion, earning the team their first two titles as well.
First up was the Senior Rotax division where Ryan MacDermid was dominant all weekend winning the two heat races, the Prefinal and then making an impressive comeback to take the Final win on Super Sunday. Giving the team it’s first National title. Logan Cusson joined Macdermid on the podium finishing in second after leading much of the final on Sunday. Kellen Ritter kept on improving throughout the weekend in his first race at the Mosport facility, eventually coming up just short for a podium finish in the fourth position. Emma Delattre also had a great run to finish eighth.
Dale Curran was unstoppable in Sunday’s Rotax Junior final taking a flag to flag win ahead of teammate Mark Davis who had his best result in the category, becoming Vice-Champion. Robert Soroka had the pace to finish in the top-three in the Final but didn’t finish the race after contact another driver took him out of the final. In Mini-Max Anthony Boscia put in his best performance to date finishing fifth in the final with Shawn Kozma coming home in the ninth position.
Friday Super pole winner, Gabriel Savoie battled from twelfth on the starting grid in Briggs & Stratton Junior to finish second in Sunday’s final, continuing the success he has on the Kosmic 30mm four-cycle chassis this season. Ariane Lacharite and Tyler Kozma also competed in the category with both drivers finishing in the top twenty. In Briggs Junior Lite, REM’s Anthony Boscia and Zain Ikram were quick all weekend, unfortunately, an incident in the final took both drivers out of the race.
In Briggs Senior, Gavin Sanders was the Super Pole winner and stayed in the top five for majority of the races, eventually finishing fifth in the Final with teammate Simon Belanger following in sixth. Skylar Dunning was quick all weekend long but an opening lap incident took him out of the running in the final.
Corey Walsh also was won Super Pole in the Briggs & Stratton Masters category. Unfortunately, bad luck during the final pushed him back to eleventh in the final running order. Scott Jefferies finished sixth in the final after starting fifteenth. Rob Jefferies finished fourteenth while Dave Patrick had a string of bad luck during the weekend ultimately not finishing the final.
“This weekend we were able to achieve what we have been working towards for the past seven years. I would like to congratulate Ryan MacDermid and Dale Curran on their National titles and the rest of the team’s drivers on a fantastic weekend. We were able to showcase our strengths in both the Briggs & Stratton and Rotax categories this weekend where we would like to build on these results for the future.”
-Kevin Monteith, REM Team Manager
For those who are interested in purchasing a Kosmic kart, most team chassis from the weekend are for sale including both National title winning chassis. Feel free to contact Kevin Monteith at (416) 671-7990 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the 2017 season coming to a close REM is starting to plan for 2018 starting with the ROK Florida Winter Tour and the SKUSA Florida Winter Series. Contact REM to learn more about their arrive and drive packages for the 2018 winter season.
Racing Edge Motorsports is a professional karting team and shop based out of Stouffville, Ontario. The team competes in the ASN Canadian Karting Championship, Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, Florida Winter Tour, SKUSA Winter Series and US Open Championships. Along with Kosmic OTK and Rotax products, the team is also a dealer for Tillet, Mychron, and RK chains.