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ECKC: Szigeti Returns to the Top in Rotax Senior

Eastern Canadian Karting Championship

ECKC: Szigeti Returns to the Top in Rotax Senior

After a summer of Briggs & Stratton racing, Steven Szigeti jumped back into a Rotax Senior kart for the final race of the year.

A new face topped the charts in Qualifying as Anthony Tolfa (TonyKart) was the fastest over Zachary Claman DeMelo (ZCD-Goodwood/Intrepid) and Szigeti (SH Racing/FA Kart).

Both Szigeti and DeMelo wasted little time in the PreFinal to overtake Tolfa, and Szigeti led until the final lap where DeMelo took the lead and the heat win.

In the Final Szigeti jumped out to the early lead and would go flag to flag to take the win in his first race back in Rotax Senior. DeMelo settled into second early and was unable to mount a charge on Szigeti, ending his winning streak at five races in a row while Tolfa was in cruise control to finish third until a late race drive from Tommy Lemaire-Ouellet (PSL/CRG) stole away the podium position.

Behind, most eyes were Marco Signoretti (Energy Kart Canada) as he was putting on an excellent performance after being forced off the track on lap one. A very spirited drive saw him regain ten positions and cross the finish line in fifth place.

A glance at the championship has DeMelo defending his title from 2013, while Christophe Paquet (PSL-KCR/CRG) is holding onto second over Monteith, McCaughan and Signoretti. With a trip to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals up for grabs for the vice-champion, anything is possible with 155 points separating Paquet to Signoretti.

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