Closing out their 2012 racing season less than a month ago, Ledson Motorsports definitely finished on a high note. Team drivers Nicholas and Cole Ledson both excelled throughout 2012 in their respective categories, with the end-of-the-year festivities concluded with Nicholas earning fourth place in the overall Ontario Legends series as well as Rookie of the Year honours. Younger brother Cole was declared the 2012 Simcoe Kart Club Champion after the final race of the year, and also took Vice-Champion honours in the competitive Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship (BSRKC) series. With both drivers continuing to turn heads as the move up the motorsports ladder, 2013 is sure to be even better for the Ledson duo.
In his first season in the Ontario Legends ranks, Nicholas has been a driver to watch in the 5/8-scale model car series. Nicholas’s final Legends events of 2012 saw him on the podium in Peterborough with a second place finish in the July 14 event. Earning an additional three top-five finishes and three more top-tens, Nicholas would go on to earn fourth place in the overall Ontario Legends point standings, the highest placing rookie in 2012. Never placing outside the top-ten in the feature races, and earning two heat race wins, Nicholas was the model of consistency and talent, and is certain to continue his impressive ways into the 2013 season.
With both brothers taking on the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship regional series, as well as their home club of Simcoe Kart Club in 2012, both would stay busy through the last half of the season. Cole was a double-podium finisher at the third round of the BSRKC in Leamington in July, finishing third in Junior Lite and just missing the win in Junior Medium. In his first year in the senior karting ranks, Nicholas finished the weekend with a top-15 in Senior Medium and a solid seventh place result in Senior Lite. Just two weeks later the pair would be back in BSRKC action, this time for the prestigious Bear Hunt at Shannonville Motorsport Park. Both would podium in this fourth round, Nicholas placing third in Senior Lite and Cole again making two trips to the podium, with third place finishes in both Junior Lite and Junior Medium.
Finishing off the BSRKC season at Flamboro Speedway for the season finale, the Ledson duo would come home with four more top-ten finishes. Cole finished his BSRKC campaign with a fourth place finish in Junior Light and an eighth place result in Junior Medium, while Nicholas scored sixth and tenth in Senior Light and Senior Medium respectively. With the final points tallied, Cole would earn Vice-Champion honours in the Junior Lite category, thanks to his consistent podium finishes in the five round series. Also on the championship podium with his third place overall in Junior Medium, Cole’s 2012 BSRKC campaign was certainly in line with the young talent’s storied karting career. Nicholas was also honoured with third place in the overall Senior Lite championship standings, and finished a respectable seventh overall in Senior Medium during his rookie senior year.
Also finishing off the 2012 Simcoe Kart Club schedule, both drivers would amass wins and podiums as they continued their successful track record at the popular club. Starting with Race #6 back in July, both Ledson team drivers would earn podium finishes, as Cole took the Junior Lite win and Nicholas scored a second place finish in Senior Honda. The following race, it was celebration all around for Ledson Motorsports, as both Nicholas and Cole earned race wins during the combined event with the Innisfil Kart Club. Adding third place results for both drivers during Race #8 and another win by Cole and third place finish by Nicholas at the next event, both would be on a roll in SKC action. Both would earn second place finishes at Race #10, with Cole next taking a win during the SKC Race #11 at Innisfil Indy. Two more second place finishes as well as a second place result for Cole and a third place finish for Nicholas at the season closer propelled the duo in the final point standings. While Nicholas would earn Vice-Championship status in the Senior Lite class, Cole would be declared Junior Lite Champion after his stellar season with the Simcoe Kart Club.
2013 season plans are currently being developed, and will include several races in Florida during February for Nicholas in the Legends ranks. A full 2013 schedule will be forthcoming.
Ledson Motorsports and Nicholas and Cole Ledson would like to thank Cavalier Transportation Services and Ledson Winery & Vineyard for their support during the 2012 season, as well as associate sponsors Cooksville Tire, Edgehill Insurance Brokers, Jackson Transportation Systems, Motive Media, Peterbilt Region of London/Ayr, Shaw Tracking, TBM Legal Services, Trailcon Leasing Inc. and Vitran.
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