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Event Page: 2008 ASN Canadian National Championships
 


2008 ASN Canadian National Championships
August 6-10, 2008
Karting Grand-Mère
Grand-Mère, Québec



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Pearce Herder and Derek Michaud were fixtures at the front in Senior Honda where Herder took the title (Photo: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Pearce Herder and Derek Michaud were fixtures at the front in Senior Honda where Herder took the title
(Photo: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

HONDA SENIOR, HONDA JUNIOR REPORT

All that remains in wrapping up the 2008 Canadian National Championship are the Honda classes, Junior and Senior. On the best of days, a four-stroke race plays out like a chess match as all await the finals laps, yet rain played a part in Grand-Mére as the order was somewhat shuffled and the heats would be needed to identify the main players. Easily the closest of the classes, the top four drivers in Canada Senior each timed in at 50.0, with Eric Beltrami in pole position. Jean-Francois Boyte was off-pole, Derek Michaud third and Jessica Plante fourth as they took to the first heat Friday afternoon. Once again the times were tight, as all three karts in the normal podium positions hit 58.1 in wet conditions. Michaud worked his way to the head of the line and checked out by three seconds from Summerside, PEI, racer Gerald Caseley and original polesitter Beltrami. Hinting at what was to come, Pearce Herder moved all the way from thirteenth on the grid to fourth, and set the fastest lap of the race in the process. Guy Savard crossed fifth followed by Plante while closing the Friday Honda action.

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King checked out on the Rotax Junior field quickly and never looked back on his way to the checker (Photo: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
King checked out on the Rotax Junior field quickly and never looked back on his way to the checker
(Photo: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

ROTAX JUNIOR, MINI MAX, MICRO MAX, ICC REPORT

The final class that had trips to Italy on offer at the National Championship was Rotax Max Junior - and it was a big one. Thirty-three karts in the paddock at Karting Grand-Mére representing five different provinces and split into two groups for qualifying. Fresh from winning an Ontario GrandNational Bear at Shannonville a week earlier, Nick Martin put down the quickest lap in Group 1 for Team pslkarting.com, but when the second group hit the track minutes later the pavement was much drier and the entire seventeen-kart pack bettered the time. Cameron/CRG junior Jeffrey May was quickest at 45.634 seconds, followed by the SH/TonyKarts of Steven Szigeti and Josianne Plante. Yet with everyone in Group 2 bettering the best time of Group 1owing largely to track conditions, Group 2 became the pole line on the grid for heat racing while Group 1 became the outside line. This created a CRG front row of May and Martin as the field headed to the first of three heats.

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White took second at the start, the lead on two, and ran clear to the National Championship (Photo: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
White took second at the start, the lead on two, and ran clear to the National Championship
(Photo: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

DD2 REPORT

Though they come up short of putting the song of a shifterkart in the air, Rotax DD2 is fast becoming a class that puts the faces along the fences at karting events. What is also clear is that Ontario has become the defacto leader in the class, because it is run in both of the provincial regional series. Of 18 karts at Nationals, 13 were Ontario racers and most have been competing all season long. Quebec produced just three entries, nearly matched by Western Canada when Kyle Stevens and Thomas McGregor made the trek East to take another shot at Team Canada. Still, the field was strong at Grand-Mére, and with the Regional racing requirement being waved in 2008 it was bolstered by the reigning National Champion, World Champion, and a trio of karting stars from days gone by.

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Team pslkarting.com completes a 1-2 and books a pair of trips to Italy this fall (Photo: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)
Team pslkarting.com completes a 1-2 and books a pair of trips to Italy this fall
(Photo: Cody Schindel - Autosports Media)

ROTAX SENIOR REPORT

Mixed among the storylines at the National Karting Championship in Grand-Mére last weekend was the fact that six Rotax pilots were going to complete the 2008 line-up for Rotax Team Canada. Five had already earned the right from various events across North America in the past twelve months, and the champion and vice-champion from Rotax Senior, Rotax Junior and Rotax DD2 were going to complete the roster. The three classes therefore earned top billing at the event, and Rotax Senior was racing in the lead-off position all weekend.

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RESULTS

Finals - Senior Classes
Finals - Junior Classes
Prefinals - Senior Classes
Prefinals - Junior Classes
Qualifying - Senior Classes
Qualifying - Junior Classes



EVENT RECAP

The 2008 ASN Canada FIA National Championship wound to a sunny conclusion yesterday in Grand-Mere with the crowning of eight National Champions. The day began with a thrilling Rotax Max Senior final where Team pslkarting.com's Olivier Sirois continued a dominating weekend by winning from a race-long four-pack of karts that included teammate Alexandre Laboissonniere, SH/TonyKart's Philippe Gelinas and PSerra Kart lead driver Lorenzo Mandarino. All four were inside of one second at the line, and over three clear of Jean-Francois Valour. With the 1-2, Sirois and Laboissonniere completed the Senior Max line-up for Team Canada and will be joining Marc Arsenault in Italy. Rotax Junior was next up and PSL kept on rolling with their second straight win. Kevin King jumped out early and set the fastest lap on his way to earning a Team Canada position. SH/TonyKart's Steven Szigeti closed in as the laps wound down and also claimed a Team Canada spot while SRA/Arrow's Jean-Francois LaFontaine completed the junior podium. PSL went three-for-three when it retained the Canadian Formula Senior/ICC championship, Californian Fritz Leesmann walking away from twelve others Sunday afternoon.

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Karting GrandMere (Photo: asncanada.com)
Karting GrandMere
(Photo: asncanada.com)

EVENT PREVIEW

This weekend marks the 10th Anniversary of the ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championship and a return to where it all began, Karting Grand-Mére, in Northern Quebec. Well over two hundred karters will be on hand this weekend with most already on the grounds for unofficial practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Eight National Championships are on offer this year, led by the five classes of the Canadian Rotax Max Challenge. National Champions will also be named in Shifter, Canada Junior and Canada Senior beginning Friday.

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TEAM PREVIEWS
SH Karting/Tony Kart
Cameron/CRG
Innisfil Indy/GP
PSL Karting
SRA Karting/Arrow
Goodwood Kartways/Intrepid Team Canada



2008 ASN Canadian National Championship Event Information

REGISTRATION
Nationals Entry Form
Online Event Registration
Registered Drivers - as of July 31, 2008
Rotax Eligibilty List - as of July 8th, driver eligibilty list will be updated early next week
Kart Number Registration - Kart Number Registration is now closed

Note: All National classes require an ASN National licence. Support classes require a Club or Regional licence. Please visit the ASN Canada FIA website for licencing details HERE.

SCHEDULES
Practice - Wednesday and Thursday
Race Day - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Breakfast and Lunch will be available at the track each day. Breakfast: $5.00 per person, Lunch: $8.00 per person. One menu, different each day.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
Important Driver Helmet Information
Pre-Tech Self Declaration Form
Supplementary Regulations
NOTE: In the Supplementary Regulations, please correct the Micro Max specification for dry tires size. They are 4.60/10.0-5 for all 4 tires. (4 "front" tires).
NOTE: Revised fuel specification for Formula Senior - ICC. The specification is now VP MS98 - available at the track.
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