Separated from their Masters counterparts for their National Final the Rotax DD2 grid of eleven karts rolled out on track with four rivals all tuning for the title.
The already slim field lost three drivers on the opening lap when Brendon Bain (Maranello) and Alessandro Bizzotto (BirelART) came into contact going up the hill towards corner six forcing both into early retirement while Chris Balestri (TonyKart) was also and early exit.
The excitement continued up front as Fred Woodley (Maranello) ran side-by-side with Tyler Kashak (Intrepid) for second allowing Jeff Kingsley (BirelART) to slip away.
But everything reset a lap later when Kingsley made a mistake entering corner seven, surrendering his lead and the position to Kashak and opening a battle with Woodley, who began struggling with a flattening tire and ultimately spun in the bowl, ending his chances at the title.
The racing settled down from there with Kashak out front and although Kingsley tracked him down, he was unable to pull the trigger on a handful of attempts for the lead.
Finally claiming victory in DD2, Kashak will join Team Canada at the Rotax Grand Finals for the first time with Kingsley finishing second. In a remarkable drive for the young pilot with autism, Austin Riley (Intrepid) earned the final step on the podium with a third place effort while Didier Carre (BirelART) and Max Preston (Intrepid) rounded out the top-five.