During the week of August 22 to 26, the East Coast Karting/PSL Moncton Karting team travelled to the beautiful Jim Russell Karting Academy to take part in the 2012 ASN Canadian Karting Championships. A total of seven drivers made up the team, competing mainly in the Briggs & Stratton classes that utilize the Briggs LO206 engine platform and Inferno Clutches that PSL Moncton is the Canadian distributor for.
The team success was highlighted by the thrilling victory by Gerald Caseley in the Briggs & Stratton Senior division. The class featured over twenty of Canada’s best four-cycle drivers and throughout the weekend provided some of the best racing on site. In the final, Caseley entered the final lap in third place. Making his move on the long back straight, Caseley made a brilliant three-wide move to the inside and with some support from behind launched into the lead. Holding the spot through the final two corners, Caseley earned his first Canadian Championship crossing the finish line a mere 0.093 seconds ahead!
“What a race,” recalls team owner Gerald Caseley Sr. “Gerald did an incredible job on the final lap and made the right move at the right time.”
PSL Moncton added two more top-ten results as Shaymus Veinotte and Alex VanSnick finished sixth and eighth place respectively. The final driver in the class was Mathieu Boudreau and he finished thirteenth.
VanSnick also took part in the Rotax Senior division and after a roller coaster of a weekend, scored a respectable fifteenth place finish.
In the Briggs & Stratton Junior class, Justin Beers steered his PSL Moncton CRG to a fifth place result with teammate Cameron Nickerson finishing in seventh. Both drivers are competing in only their first year of karting and continue to show vast improvement.
The final member of the PSL Moncton team to hit the track in Mont-Tremblant was Barry Nickerson in the Briggs & Stratton Masters class and he finished sixth overall.
“The Briggs LO206 platform is very professional and as witnessed this weekend provided very close and exciting racing,” continued Caseley. “All of our drivers gave positive feedback to the program and our engines were very fast right out of the box.”
PSL Moncton is also the Canadian distributor for Inferno Racing Clutches.
For more information about the PSL Moncton racing team, Inferno Clutches and more, please contact Gerald Caseley at 506.874.3251 or visit http://www.eastcoastkarting.com