The Eastern Canadian Karting Championship hit the halfway mark of it’s 2014 campaign with the completion of race #4 on Sunday at Goodwood Kartways. It was another hot and sticky day at the facility just north of Toronto, Ontario with high grip levels challenging all competitors.
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Roman DeAngelis (Birel) had a good start to the day after qualifying on Pole and winning the Prefinal. Andre Fiorini (K&K Kart) finished the prefinal in second followed by Austin Bisschop (Birel), Tyler McCullough (Intrepid), and Joshua Conquer (TonyKart).
In the Final it took the drivers five attempts to get the green flag, twice having to change the front row, and once they did it took until corner four before the race had to be halted once again as Braxton Terry (K&K Kart) found himself upside down.
After some confusion on the restarting order and process, a single file start saw Conquer lead the way into corner one.
It was a five kart battle at the front all race long. DeAngelis led as the last lap sign was displayed with Hornbostel and Fiorini hot on his heels. DeAngelis defended his position all the way to corner nine where he would fall victim to contact from Hornbostel courtesy of a shunt from Fiorini. This opened up the doors for Bisschop to sneak through and take the win with Fiorini claiming second and Conquer third. DeAngelis wound up sixth behind Zachary Latimer (K&K Kart) and Gavin Sanders (Praga).
DeAngelis was out for revenge on Sunday as he fought hard all day long for the victory. A mere flawless drive in the Final allowed him to get into the lead early and then hold off any attack his competitors gave him.
While DeAngelis went on to take the win, contact on the final lap in corner nine again was courtesy of Fiorini, this time it was in a race for third with Conquer. The two didn’t give an inch to each other and it ultimately kept them both off the podium. Tyler McCullough (Intrepid) wound up taking the second position with Sanders third, Fiorini fourth and Hornbostel fifth.
With just over a month until the next ECKC event, drivers have plenty of time to prepare for the very challenging streets of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec as the temporary street circuit hosts races five and six on August 1-3.