This time is finally here, the 2013 ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Karting Championships are officially under way at Goodwood Kartways, just north of Toronto. After months of preparation and weeks of practice, Friday represented Canadian Tire SuperPole Qualifying day at the Nationals, where all nine classes hit the track for qualifying and their first of three heat races.
In the Briggs & Stratton Junior Division it was Leamington, Ontario driver Roman DeAngelis (Birel) putting his go-kart on top in Qualifying. ECKC and Goodwood regulars Christopher Proietto (Praga) and Tyler McCullough were second and third just missing the pole-position while Ryan Mohan (EA Kart) and ECKC Goodwood double-winner Austin Bisschop (Birel) completed the top-five.
Heat one saw plenty of excitement as McCullough crossed the line first followed by Mohan, DeAngelis, Bisschop and Nicholas Hornbostel. Proietto fell back to eighth and will be hungry in Saturdays heats to return to the front.
Heat two and three are on deck for Saturday.