The 2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship hits the track this weekend for the first of four stops in 2013. Entering its fourth year of competition, the ECKC is Canada’s largest racing series and draws drivers from Ontario and Quebec, as well as the Eastern provinces of Canada and a few of our American friends. This year the series will kick off at Mosport Interntional Karting which is part of Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario for the first time as the previous three years have started at Goodwood Kartways. Promising great racing, big grids and plenty of future motorsports talent, the ECKC is the place to be for premier kart racing in Canada.
CKN is if the official media partner of the 2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship and has put together it’s official previews to air all this week. Following each event, CKN will have their own version of a Power Rankings for the Rotax Junior, Senior and DD2 classes. Each event, CKN will also select one Junior category and one Senior category driver as their respective ‘CKN ECKC Driver of the Weekend’, earning an article on the website about their weekend.
As teams and drivers begin descending onto the grounds at Mosport, here is out rundown for Rotax DD2. Tracking down as many of the entries as possible, CKN presents its preview as well as threats and drivers to watch.
CKN will have a Live Chat operating during the ECKC rounds this weekend at Mosport. Tune in and join the conversation at http://canadiankartingnews.com/live
Briggs & Stratton Senior
In a class that could barely crack five entries in 2012, we are glad to see the Briggs & Stratton Senior division hit the twenty kart mark at Mosport. The guys at Briggs & Stratton have worked very hard to put together an honest four-cycle program without breaking the bank and it shows this weekend with drivers from all over Eastern Canada competing.
From as far as PEI, to the most southern parts of Ontario, Briggs Senior is the most diverse class on the grid this weekend. The racing will be tight and the action will be hot and we can’t wait to see who comes out on top!
Drivers to watch:
Marc Stehle: He is a past Canadian Champion and has never let his age hold him back from racing with the boys. Sporting a new K&K Kart, Stehle will be a contender and as always, will be fun to watch at Mosport.
Gerald Caseley: Last years Canadian Champion made the long journey to Mosport from the far east and he’s ready to mix it up with Canada’s best.
Simon Rousseau: Back for another year, the defending ECKC Champion has a tough challenge to repeat as champion, but he’s ready.
Cory Cacciavillani: Pulling double-duty this weekend, Cacciavillani will have his hands full at Mosport. He has always been a strong four-cycle contender no matter what series it is, and he did win last weekend at Mosport.
Charlotte Lalonde: Sporting a nice new Margay Kart, Lalonde could be a sleeper pick this weekend but if she plays her cards right she will be right in the mix.
CKN Unofficial Briggs & Stratton Senior Entry List:
**If you are competing and not on the list, be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to get added.
Who do you think will win the ECKC Briggs & Stratton Championship in 2013?
- Cory Cacciavillani (57%, 62 Votes)
- Gerald Caseley (24%, 26 Votes)
- Other (7%, 8 Votes)
- Simon Rousseau (5%, 5 Votes)
- Charlotte Lalonde (5%, 5 Votes)
- Marc Stehle (2%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 108