The Energy Corse North America racing team is back on the road this week and seeking more victories at the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship. Just over one week ago, the race team from Port Hope, Ontario took to the tight confines of Goodwood Kartways for the opening round of the series and took home victories in two of the most competitive categories in the region, both at the hands of team driver Marco Signoretti.
Hoping to continue the momentum and the hot start to the season, the team will travel down the 401 highway and into the province of Quebec for round two, held at the ICAR Circuit in Mirabel, Quebec, a unique circuit on an old airport just north of Montreal.
“It was a pretty up and down weekend for us but in the end to come back and get two victories, I think it shows a lot of will from the team,” explained Darren White, Energy Corse North America Team Manager. “It was a great first round of ECKC competition for us and we hope to carry the momentum into ICAR this coming weekend.”
At Goodwood, Signoretti steered his Energy Kart to victory on Saturday in the Briggs & Stratton Senior category, the largest class of the weekend featuring 45 of Canada’s best four-cycle racers. It was a tough battle for Signoretti who secured the victory with a last lap pass on the defending Canadian Champion.
Following a last minute decision to switch chassis frames on Saturday night following a hard crash, the Energy Kart team worked throughout the night and into the morning to build a Rotax DD2 chassis for Signoretti. The hard work paid off as Signoretti stayed out of trouble throughout the wild Rotax DD2 Final on Sunday to erupt as the victor, his first victory in the category.
In the Rotax Senior category, Nicholas Hornbostel managed to keep his Energy Kart inside the top-ten all weekend long with Eamon Lowe, newcomer to the team this year, also managing to race within the top-ten for most of the weekend in Rotax Junior.
With round two this weekend, Energy Corse North America is excited to continue the momentum at ICAR. Those interested in joining the Energy Kart family, the team has open opportunities for both the Rotax Max and Briggs & Stratton programs. Contact Darren White for all your needs at firstname.lastname@example.org.