Descending on the Shannonville Motorsport Park over the July 13-14 weekend, Northern Ontario Karting Championship (NOKC) competitors would tackle the challenging and unique venue for the 2013 NOKC Grand National event. Welcoming karters from all ASN Canada affiliated clubs, the third and fourth rounds of the 2013 NOKC provided action-packed racing the facility is known for and offered Rotaxians two qualifying events for the upcoming Canadian Karting Championships.
Taking the win in Saturday’s Rotax Junior category was Dylon Brady with Austin Riley in second and Giancarlo Filicetti completing the podium. In Rotax Senior, NOKC frontrunner Stefan Semeraro was the day’s winner, followed by Matthew Radaelli and Marcus Iozzo. Andrea Masini was the victor in Rotax Masters with John Monteiro claiming second and Dave Lowe third.
In 125 Shifter action on Saturday, Zachary Shearer topped the blocks as Nico Fattore and Arron Attard completed the podium. Senior Honda saw Matthew Ashely take top honours, with Ryan Monteiro second and Mitch Dolan third. Junior Lite was won by Joshua Conquer with Tyler Edwards in second, while Simone Masini reached the checkered flag first in Rotax Mini Max with Luciano Masini and Eamon Lowe second and third respectively.
Sunday’s 125 Shifter final saw Zachary Shearer again score the race day win while John Monteiro was the victor in Rotax Masters followed by Saturday’s winner Andrea Masini in second and Dave Lowe again in third. Dylon Brady completed the sweep by taking his second win in Rotax Junior as Austin Riley and Giancarlo Filicetti rounded out the podium.
In Rotax Senior on Sunday, Stefan Semeraro scored his second win of the weekend with Marcus Iozzo second. Simone Masini was again the winner in Rotax Mini Max, and was followed by Eamon Lowe in second and Luciano Masini third. Senior Honda action was won by Ryan Monteiro, with Tyler Edward and Joshua Conquer placing one-two in Junior Lite.
The NOKC would like to extend a special thank you to all the corner workers and marshals and to Mr. Smith for the ambulance service. Also, thank you to Lynda and everyone at the Shannonville facility, Maple Lodge Farm and Mr. Steve Attard for the food for all the event attendees, as well as a special thanks to Amedeo Fattore for sponsoring the fast qualifier in the 125 Shifter class. Another thank you is extended to Lloyd Shearer for fixing the computer as well as to Sherry Iozzo for donating her time and finally Teresa in timing and scoring.
The event would not have been possible without the generous support of sponsors PCS Project Management, Airway Automotive and D I Auto. The NOKC extends the sincerest of thank you’s to these supporters.
And finally, the NOKC would like to thank all the competitors who attended the Grand National event. The next NOKC round is scheduled September 14-15 at the Innisfil Indy facility utilizing the Launi MindBender Downhill layout. See you there!
The NOKC is a regional qualifying series for the Rotax Max Challenge and is operated by the Innisfil Kart Club. For more information on the NOKC, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 905-775-4686 or visit www.nokc.ca.