Since the series inception, only two drivers have won the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship Rotax DD2 Masters title, Stuart Clark and Paul Carvalho.
Carvalho entered Sunday’s race in Mont-Tremblant as the overall points leader and with a chance to continue that trend.
Dany St-Hilaire (PSL-KCR/CRG) kicked things off with the pole-position and the PreFinal win, but when the rain came pouring down, Carvalho stepped up his game.
After leading the first lap, St-Hilaire surrendered the lead to Carvalho and then came under pressure from Etienne LaSalle (PSL-KCR/CRG) as well as Francis Mondou (SH Racing/FA Kart). The foursome endured an excellent battle all race long with Carvalho coming out on top over LaSalle and St-Hilaire.
The win for Carvalho meant he returned to the top of the ECKC Championship podium for the first time since his title in 2011. The title also earned Carvalho an invitation to join Team Canada at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain this November.
Joining Carvalho on the ECKC podium were Mondou and LaSalle. Mondou will team up with Carvalho in Spain as he qualified as the Canadian Champion.
In the Coupe du Quebec, Dany St-Hilaire secured his fifth straight DD2 Masters title over Mondou and LaSalle.