We’ve finally dried out after a long drive home from the ICAR Circuit in Mirabel, Quebec. The second stop of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship didn’t quite go to plan on Sunday as torrential rains and large accumulations forced ECKC officials to cancel all but two in the second round of the scheduled Final races.
The track began flooding, mainly in corner three, and while officials attempted all they could to manage the situation, the rain didn’t let up enough. After a lengthy delay when the expected heavy rain arrived, officials did try and resume, sending the Rotax DD2 class out for their second Final of the day, but the conditions continued to worsen after the brief break in the weather. While the DD2 race was completed, the Mini-Max Final was halted only two laps in with visibility almost zero and the track becoming almost fully under water.
Forced to make a decision, ECKC and ASN officials cancelled the day from there.
No decision has been made yet as to how the series will move forward with the races that were not completed but officials confirmed a decision will be made in the coming days.
After two races in three weeks, the ECKC now has a break in the schedule before round three. Turning to the Jim Russell Karting Academy in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, which also hosts this years ASN Canadian National Championships, round three takes place on July 8-10.
Race reports to come.