Team Canada ready to go!
Final Junior class event for Quebec driver
2011 Canadian National Rotax Max Junior Champion, and Team Canada driver Jesse Lazare didn’t get the final result he was looking for at the recent Rotax Max World Finals in Dubai. The 14-year-old from Dollard des Ormeaux proved his speed by qualifying 3rd overall, and won a heat race, but it all came undone in the pre-final.
Olivier Bébard is one of eight drivers headed to Hinchtown Tuesday
Eastern Canadian Karting Championship drivers are back in action tomorrow as six will be on hand at the Hinchtown.com Canadian Karting Shootout. Of the eight drivers invited to the 3rd Annual event at the Mosport Driver Development track, Zach Robichon, Tyler McEwan, Steven Szigeti, Luke Chudleigh, Cameron Morrison and Olivier Bedard each completed full ECKC schedules in 2011, and they equally represent the ‘Team Canada’ classes of the series coming from DD2, Senior and Junior respectively.
Podium in Euro Challenge and Pan Am win latest for Lazare
Reigning 2011 Canadian National Rotax Max Junior Champion, and Team Canada driver Jesse Lazare shows no sign of slowing down after being crowned Canadian Champion. The 14-year-old recently was on the podium in France at the Rotax Euro Challenge – the first Canadian to ever be on a podium in the Euro Challenge – and last weekend added the title of Pan Am Rotax Junior Champion with a solid win at New Castle, Indiana.
Team Canada Scholarship to the festival announces finalists!
With the half-way point of the season now past, the selections have been made, and it was clear that Canada has a great number of young up and coming drivers who could all represent our country well! The 3 finalists will be gathering for an intensive interview process on August 29th, and shortly thereafter, one driver will be selected to be the very first winner of the annual Scholarship. The interviews will take place at Mosport International Raceway, the world renowned track known for producing some of this country’s greatest drivers.
Stellar opening to first season for Grist
“Open wheel rookie making big gains in first season including poles, fast laps and podiums at some of the toughest tracks in North America”. Garett Grist, a member of the Sofina Foods Driver Development Program, is having an amazing opening to his rookie season of open wheel car racing. For this driver, every track was new experience having never raced a car, let a lone seen any of the tracks that the Ontario Formula Ford Challenge will compete on in 2011.
Title sponsor of ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championship and Rotax Team Canada
Canadian Tire continued its tradition of supporting Canadian motorsport today announcing its renewed sponsorship of the Canadian Tire ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championship, to be held August 10 – 14, 2011, at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec preview
The 2011 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship will reach its halfway point this weekend as teams and drivers converge on PSL Karting Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, for race number three of six. Rotax Max Challenge classes will once again be in the spotlight, as drivers in Senior, Junior, and DD2 continue bids to earn seats on Team Canada for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals.
“Derek Daly Academy Driver joins Britain West Motorsports to run single seater races in both Ontario and Quebec”
Garett Grist, two-time Team Canada member, steps into the formula car world beginning this weekend by taking on the ultra fast and challenging Mosport International Raceway in the Formula Ford division. Grist ended a busy 2010 with a trip to Italy for the 2010 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals followed on week with the 2010 Skip Barber Karting Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterrey, CA.
Canadian standout earns two podiums in Orlando
Canadian karter Mike Vincec made a splash in his debut with powerhouse operation, Team PSL Karting, at the opening round of the Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT) at the Orlando Kart Center in mid-January in the Rotax DD2 class. Scoring solid results all weekend, the 2007 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Team Canada member was never outside the top-five in any official on-track session.
Return on an unbelievable Sunday
As you already know, yesterday was a wonderful day for Team Canada when Scott Campbell and Daniel Morad won the world title in their category. Because of the short time we had at the end of this long Sunday to prepare our daily report, we prepared a longer one today with more details.
End of the prelimary round
Today was very important for the drivers at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Drivers had to race in their third and last heat race and, for those who will not qualify directly for the final round, in the Second chance race in the Rotax Max Junior, Rotax Max and DD2 classes.
Drivers had to race in two qualifying heats today. Like yesterday, some of our drivers had a good day, some others not. In the Junior class, Nicholas Latifi continued his good job when he got a 6th and a 4th place finish. For Garett Grist, he must battle a lot in every heat because the competition in the middle of the pack is crazy.
Two Canadian on pole!
The day was very special for Team Canada for many reasons. We will first start with the good news. Scott Campbell got the pole in the DD2 Masters class, being the only driver with a laptime under 50 seconds while Luc Sauriol took the 10th spot. In the DD2 class, Daniel Morad was just unbelievable on the track when he entered the track on the last session of the day and had to drive under the spotlights!
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