Drivers and teams returned to Mosport International Karting for race two of the 2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship. The weather was very much the same as Saturday’s competition where a mixture of rain and sun and heavy winds played havoc on everyone in attendance.
In Rotax DD2 Masters, it was Stuart Clark (Maranello North America/Maranello) on the pole position after posting the fastest time in qualifying for the second straight day. Joining him on the front row was Francis Mondou (IPK Quebec/OK1) making it a repeat of Saturday with Luc Sauriol (PSL Karting/CRG), Francois Bellemare (PSL Karting/CRG) and Martin Verville (Hasse) rounding out the top five.
It was a dry start to the DD2 Masters Pre Final, but just as the race got under way, the skies opened up and the rain began to pour down again. This made the conditions very tricky with everyone on slicks. Steve Attard (Attard Racing/CRG) was able to muscle his way around the wet conditions to take the heat win ahead of David Nevin (Intrepid) and Clark.
Under full wet condition for Final, it didn’t take Clark long to regain the position he held for most of the weekend any by corner four he was in control. From the rear of the field, Sauriol was on the move and was up to second as the opening lap completed. Battling for third, Attard, Nevin and Mondou were all dicing for position as the lead two broke away. Spinning on lap five was Attard, leaving the battle for third up to Nevin and Mondou with Mondou holding the position at the mid point of the race.
But up front it was all Clark and cruised to his second win of the weekend, notching another victory to his resume. Sauriol did all he could to try and catch Clark but would settle for second while Mondou completed the podium ahead of Verville and Nevin.
The series now shifts to Goodwood Kartways on June 28-30 for races three and four. As Goodwood is the host for the Canadian Championships, there should be another great turnout of karters as many will utilize the time to prepare.