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.
It came as no surprise that Antonio Serravalle topped the charts in Rotax Mini-Max qualifying. The youngster has been blistering fast all season long, specifically in qualifying, and when all was said and done he was a tenth and a half up on second place. Andres Felipe De Alba was the closest to Serravalle to take second while Roman DeAngelis took third. In a tie for fourth, Samuel Lupien and Charles Deschenes needed their second best lap to decide the position with Lupien taking it.
In an eventful first heat race, Serravalle held on for the win while De Alba managed to take second. Some great racing for third saw Deschenes move up a couple spots from where he started to finish third while Lupien just edged DeAngelis for fourth.
The action resumes tomorrow as the Mini’s have two more heat races left. With lots of action in heat one, things should get interesting tomorrow as drivers look for as few points as possible before Sunday.