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Marco Dileo Cruises to First Canadian National Title in Eleven Years in Rotax Senior

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Marco Dileo Cruises to First Canadian National Title in Eleven Years in Rotax Senior

While it was the smallest the class has been in nearly a decade, the Rotax Senior division still featured a stout group of drivers including Zachary Claman DeMelo who was attempting to earn his third straight title in the category in only his second Canadian start of the season.

From the pole-position Marco Di Leo (Intrepid) jumped out to the lead, but Anthony Tolfa (TonyKart) snuck by up the hill to maintain the early advantage as DeMelo, Cedrik Lupien (FA Kart) and Coltin McCaughan (FA Kart) ran in tow.

Di Leo wasted no time and regained the lead on lap two and DeMelo worked by Tolfa on lap three just as Lupien lost control entering the fast final sector, crashing hard into the outside tires and surrendering the fourth position.

Things settled down from there as Di Leo built up a gap that DeMelo was unable to close. Celebrating at the finish line, Di Leo scored his first Canadian title in over a decade while DeMelo came up short of the three-peat. After starting ninth, Gianfranco Mazzaferro (TonyKart) had a spirited drive to finish third while Tolfa and Marco Signoretti (Energy Kart) capped the top-five.

Kevin Monteith (Kosmic) completed a disappointing weekend in sixth ahead of Davide Greco (TonyKart), William Campbell (Intrepid), Taylor Gates (Kosmic), and Ryan Martin (FA Kart).

It was a good weekend gone bad for the SH Racing duo of Coltin McCaughan and Cedrik Lupien as both drivers were forced to retire early from the race.

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Rotax Senior Podium from left to right: Zachary Claman DeMelo (2nd), Frank and Marco Di Leo (1st) and Gianfranco Mazzaferro (3rd) – Photo by: Cody Schindel/CKN

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