Saturday’s action at the the Jim Russell Karting Academy, host of the 2012 ASN Canadian Karting Championships, continued to heat up. With high temperatures, and beautiful sunny skies drivers and teams were back on track for their second and third round of heat races, setting up their positions for Sunday’s pre-finals.
The Rotax Senior class has provided some of the most exciting action on track thus far in Mont-Tremblant, but up front one name has stood out. Jesse Lazare (SH Karting/TonyKart) utilized his pole-position starting spot to earn two more heat race wins and set himself up on the pole-position for Sunday’s pre-final.
Being patient has helped Steven Szigeti (SH Karting/TonyKart) work his way into second-place in both heat races today, giving him a starting spot beside his teammate for tomorrow’s pre final. Some great drives by Tyler Wheeler (Overdrive/PCR) vaulted him up the heat race standings as a couple of fifth-place finishes plus his second-place finish yesterday has him starting third tomorrow.
From there, the heat race points begin to tighten up as Johnny Flute (PSL Ontario/CRG) holds the fourth position with 20 points (8-6-6), Kevin Monteith (REM/Birel) sits fifth with 22 points (9-4-9), and Mikel Pelletier is tied for sixth with Bryce Choquer (SRA Karting/Birel) with 23 points (6-7-10), but takes the position based on his better qualifying effort.