Great racing, great weather, awesome trophies, and cash to the winners, are all that really needs to be said about the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship race at Flamboro Speedway on Sunday (June 23). The Waterloo Regional Kart Club members were looking forward to their home track knowledge giving them an edge, but with a strong turn out of experienced BSRKC regulars going after the $175.00 cash prize for a first place finish, it wasnít going to be easy.
The race day sponsor was Burlington Cycle. A family owned business that has been servicing motorcycle and power sports enthusiasts since 1969. The current owners Mr. Neil Moore and his wife Bev, working with their two sons Neil and Tom, provide sales, service and parts for Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha Products. They sell motorcycles, ATVís, and power equipment including lawnmowers, snow blowers, and generators. They have also recently added the Argo line of off-road vehicles. In addition to the products mentioned and parts, the showroom houses a full line of clothing and helmets. The showroom is located at 2201 Plains Road East in Burlington, Ont.. Their phone number is (905) 637-6987, and you can get more information at http://www.burlington-cycle.com
On the track it was the Senior Heavy class that had the closest finish of the day. Tristan Gill set the fastest race lap, and managed to pass eventual winner TJ Marshall a couple of times, but Marshall was quick to grab the lead back again. Gill drafted Marshall down the front straight in a last lap effort to take the win, but it was Marshall first across the finish line by just one tenth of a second. David Miller was third, Jon Treadwell was fourth, and the final podium spot went to Alexander Di Frangia.
In the Senior Lite class, Scott Nagel claimed the win, passing polesitter Brandon Hauck on lap two. Hauck managed to hold on and finish in second place. After struggling in the pre-final, Adam Racine managed to move up from his seventh place starting position to finish third. Dominique Smith was fourth, and Darren Dryden was the fifth place finisher.
In the Junior Heavy class, it was Jordan Howse starting from the pole, and leading every lap, claiming the $175.00 cash prize for the winner. Jared Gill was second, followed by Steven Murdock in third, Austin Bisschop in fourth, and Ryan Mohan in fifth.
In Junior Lite, it was Andrew Whelan claiming the win also from the pole position, Ciarra Collison was second, Aaron Turnbull, the third place finisher managed to get ahead of her twice, but it was Collison ahead of Turnbull when it counted. Jade Franklin scored the fourth place finish, with Joshua Conquer taking the final spot on the podium.
In TaG competition, the Senior winner was Brett Rickeard, and Brandon Lowry was the winner in Junior TaG.
In the Masters class, Jerrid Morphy had a perfect day. He claimed the pole in qualifying, won the pre-final, and managed to make it three for three in the final. Brian Wilkinson was second, Rich Mizener finished third, Ronald Henrie was the fourth place finisher, and Sandy Murdoch was fifth.
In the Novice class, it was Tyson Wassink who was two for two winning both the pre-final and the final. Gianluca Savaglio finished in second place, Madison Colling was third, the fastest qualifier Keidon Fletcher was fourth, and Kyle DaSilva was fifth.
Grace Baillergeon took the win in the Cadet class. Zachary Allison was second, followed by Liam Rhodes in third, Blaine Robinson in fourth, and Cole Quinton in the fifth place spot.
The next race for the BSRKC is the drive west to Leamington Ont., on July 6-7. The host club will be the Point Peele Kart Club. Registration forms are available on line at the BSRKC website http://www.bsrkc.com . The schedule and information for those requiring accommodations is also available on the website.
Point Peele Karting in Leamington has always provided great racing action and is always a must attend weekend for BSKRC racers.
Learn more at http://www.BSRKC.com / http://www.WRKC.on.ca / http://www.SimcoeKartClub.com / http://www.BrianStewartRacing.ca / http://www.FlamboroSpeedway.net / Burlington-Cycle.com