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ECKC: Big Win for Xavier Dorsnie in Briggs & Stratton Junior

Eastern Canadian Karting Championship

ECKC: Big Win for Xavier Dorsnie in Briggs & Stratton Junior

The Briggs & Stratton Junior division continues to gain steam in the Quebec region as this weekends event featured the largest field of drivers next to the Canadian Championships.

Local hotshoe Xavier Dorsnie (KMS/Birel) blistered off the pole-position lap time in Qualifying on his final tour as drivers battled a slight drizzle while on slick tires.

The PreFinal was a thriller as the last lap featured multiple passes for the lead that saw four different drivers take the point. Three wide entering the final corner, Andre Fiorini (K&K Kart) came away with the heat win over Dorsnie, Roman DeAngelis (Birel), who started last, Braxton Terry (K&K Kart) and Austin Bisschop.

This excellent action setup another great race in the Final. Fiorini led DeAngelis early in the final as a four-kart lead train was formed with the addition of Bisschop and Dorsnie. At midway, DeAngelis went to the lead just as Dorsnie went by Bisschop and he wasn’t able to hang onto the draft leaving three karts to battle for the win.

Fiorini regained the lead on the final lap in corner four but DeAngelis battled back. With the lead three slicing and dicing, DeAngelis held the lead until the second-to-last corner only to receive a small bump from Fiorini. This allowed Dorsnie to gain a huge run as the three entered the final corner and in a drag race to the finish line, Dorsnie scored the first victory of his very young career, edging out Fiorini by 0.044 seconds while DeAngelis settled for third. Bisschop had to sit back in fourth and watch while Nataël Cantin (KMS/Birel) finished fifth.

DeAngelis enters the final day of competition with the points lead but Fiorini is still within reach of the championship.

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