The 2013 Western Canadian Karting Championships are underway at the beautiful Warburg Kart Track, south west of Edmonton, Alberta. The best of the west have gathered for the one round Western Canadian Championship, new this year after past years have seen a three-round series. Tickets are up for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in four classes, with great action throughout the entire lineup of classes.
Friday saw drivers hit the track for qualifying and their first heat, while Saturday hosted heat two and three to set the grid for Sunday’s Prefinals. Beautiful sunny skies were in sight on friday, but things changed on Saturday with overcast in the morning, with rain falling for the afternoon heat races.
Eighteen karts fill the grid in the Rotax Junior division as the winner on Sunday will earn a spot on Team Canada at this years Rotax Grand Finals in New Orleans, USA.
After qualifying, Ontario driver Jeffrey Kingsley (TonyKart) led the way in the first and second heat races, but after the rain fell in heat three Kingsley struggled to hang on to the top-five, eventually finishing third. Taking advantage in heat three was Coltin McCaughan (Apollo Motorsports/TonyKart), who easily cruised to the heat win after finishing second to Kingsley in the first two heats.
Also notable through the heats was Jordan Redlin (FA Kart) who finished third and fourth before falling out of the top-ten in heat three.
With the heats complete, Kingsley will lead the way with McCaughan lining up beside him. Jeff Fulham (LH Kart), who started second for each heat will line up on the inside in row two, with Garrett Gulenchyn (TonyKart) starting fourth. Redlin will share row three with Tristan Merke (TonyKart).