The 2013 ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Karting Championships presented by Canadian Tire hit the track for Championship Sunday at Goodwood Kartways, just north of Toronto, Ontario. The final day of competition meant nine new Canadian Champions would be crowned in their respective classes, while 10 drivers would join Team Canada for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, held this year in New Orleans, USA. It was a beautiful day at Goodwood, aside from a brief rain shower during podium presentations. The action on track was tense, exciting and everything it was expected to be as Canada’s best battled for National supremacy.
The man has done it again. It was just another great week for Stuart Clark (Maranello NA/Maranello) as the Rotax DD2 Masters class capped off the day’s action at the Canadian Championships. Clark had been in control of the class since the first official timed session, and aside from a couple mis-starts, Clark nearly led every lap of race competition to earn his second straight National Title.
With Clark well out front, the race to watch was between Elvis Stojko (PRO/Praga) and John Cariati (MDL Evolution/Praga). Cariati, who held the early lead, pushed Stojko to his limits in the middle frame of the race. Doing all he could to get by, Stojko took over the second position at midway and looked to check out on Cariati. But a loose airbox kept Stojko on his toes and Cariate on his bumper, but the latter just wasn’t able to make a move in the second half of the 30-lap main event.
Clark scored the win and will join Team Canada for the third year in a row at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Stojko had a great run to finish second with Cariati completing the podium.