The numbers weren’t quite as high as round one at Goodwood, but the Briggs & Stratton Senior category at the second round of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship at the ICAR Circuit was still impressive.
After Simon Belanger (FA Kart) posted the quickest time in Qualifying and Kevin King (BirelART) and Pearce Herder (Awesome Kart) split the heat race wins on Saturday, the grids were set for Sundays two Final races.
Running last in the daily order, the skies had opened and rain quite hard was falling for Final 1 and the category was racing on rain tires for the first time on the weekend.
The opening lap was a full on melee as the mist flew around the 23 karts on track. Erupting with the lead upon completion of lap one was Goodwood winner Marco Signoretti (Energy Kart) with King and Herder in hot pursuit. Tyler McCullough (Intrepid) and Jon Treadwell (Intrepid) also found their way to the front while Belanger slipped to sixth.
Herder found the puddle on the inside of corner three on lap two and it caused an issue with his engine, bogging it down as Herder navigated the back straight, forcing him down the order and allowing Belanger to slip up to third in the process.
Out front, King took his turn in the lead but Signoretti fired back as the two traded the top position back and forth with Belanger sitting in third and patiently waiting for his opportunity.
Behind the lead trio, Alex Da Silva (Energy Kart) was slowly making his way forward, advancing all the way to fourth after running as low as eleventh as Treadwell faded down the order.
Out front, King held the lead on the final lap and managed to keep Signoretti at bay during the final circuit to score the victory over the round one winner with Belanger settling for third. Da Silva and McCullough completed the top-five while the other Goodwood winner Jeff Kingsley was sixth.
As the heavy rainfall forced officials to cancel a number of the afternoon Finals, including Briggs & Stratton Senior.