An excellent day of heat racing for Canadian Zachary Claman DeMelo (Goodwood/Intrepid) earned him the pole-position for Sunday’s PreFinal. DeMelo won the first Rotax Senior heat race with a brave late race move to take the lead, settled for second in heat two, then recovered to win heat three in the typical exciting ZCD fashion.
DeMelo exchanged heat wins with Kyle Kirkwood (OGP/TonyKart) through the first two, but a big crash for Kirkwood in heat three forced him into a DNF, along with Dalton Sargeant (PSL/CRG). This opened up the door for SuperPole winner Dan Roeper (BN Racing/Birel) to regain the second position in the heat race rankings. Roger Ralston Jr. (Kartsport/FA Kart) and Elliot Finlayson (KoeneUSA/TonyKart) utilized their consistency to secure positions on row two for the PreFinal while Kirkwood is fifth.
Rounding out the top-ten after the heat races were Jamaican Thomas Issa (J3/Kosmic) and Americans Morgan Healey (OGP/TonyKart), Ashley Rogero (TonyKart), Luke Selliken (RPG/Kosmic) and Sargeant.
Canadians Zacharie Scalzo (KGK/FA Kart) and Marco Signoretti (Energy Kart Canada/Energy) were just outside the top-ten in 11th and 14th.
The Rotax Seniors have displayed a great deal of scrappiness thus far and we can only expect it to be turned up a notch on Sunday when the Rotax Pan American Challenge Champion will be crowned.