All week long Thomas Nepveu (SH Racing/FA Kart) had dominated the Rotax Micro-Max class, but in the final heat on Saturday leading up to the final, Nepveu had some company and knew he would have his work cut out for himself.
Nepveu led the first lap with Jeremy Tallon (KMS/Birel), Gianluca Savaglio (Intrepid) and Justin Arseneau (PSL/CRG) in check. The front four immediately broke away from the rest choosing to settle things on their own.
Tallon took a shot at the lead on lap two and Savaglio followed, but on the back straight the next time by, Nepveu blew by both of them to retake the lead. The lead changed hands a few times with Nepveu constantly returning to the point.
With Arseneau falling off the lead train, it all came down to the final two laps. Tallon took the lead with two to go in corner one, but once again Nepveu stole it back as the last lap board was displayed. Diving to the inside to block a pass, Tallon received a push from Savaglio and both drivers flew by on the outside of Nepveu entering corner four.
Nepveu snagged a position back from Savaglio in corner ten, but wasn’t able to mount enough of a charge to challenge Tallon as he went on to score the victory and the upset.
Savaglio found his way back by Nepveu in corner fourteen to secure the second step on the National podium with Nepveu settling for third. Arseneau and William Michaud (PSL/CRG) completed the top-five.