TORONTO, ONTARIO - The second half of the 2007 Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels will happen this weekend at the Mosport Karting Complex. There are close battles in all the classes, and drivers know that now is the time to make that championship run.
After the last event at Barrie a few weeks ago, drivers and teams have had time to prepare for the second half of the season that will take the drivers to Mosport this weekend, then back at Mosport on the DDT for round five before finishing up at Goodwood Kartways on September 14-16th.
Before the teams reach Goodwood, there is a lot of racing to be done, and those at or near the top of the championship in their class are trying to gain every point possible.
Rotax by far has the biggest number of drivers in the SRFKC, and in the headline Rotax DD2 Shifter, Vincec has a comfortable lead over Eric Gerrits. Vincec is on 323 points, to Gerrits with 222. Jason France is third with 184. Rotax Junior is very close with David Ostella having 293 points to Kevin Monteith’s 264. Jonathon Treadwell has 219.Pearce Herder is holding down the point lead in Rotax Senior with 230 points, Vincec is second with 207, then Marco Di Leo who missed Barrie with 180.
The Formula Senior battle sees Mike Vincec at the top with 309 points, then Curtis Fox with 289, and Michael Di Meo at 198.
In Canada Junior Heavy the top three are; Kevin Monteith with 304 points. Second is Gary Klutt with 289, then Jonathon Treadwell with 206. In Canada Junior Light, Austin Milwain holds the top spot with 216 points. Then it is Artem Korolev with 184, then Giovanni Pizzale-Rhead with 183.
Canada Senior is always a close knit affair, and Evan Hayden leads heading into this weekend with 289 points. Darryl Timmers is second with 226, then Greg Rempel with 190. In F1K 60 cc, Garett Grist has a solid 309 points to hold the top spot. Korolev is second with 256, then Kenneth O”Keefe with 232. In F1K Junior, Jeff May has 291 points, while Vincent Rago sits at 276, and David Ostella at 254. The final F1K class, F1K Senior sees Mike Lennie at the top with 292 points. Richard Hibbs is second with 233, then Jesse Chaisson with 220.
None of the classes are decided yet, but this weekend at Mosport will give some drivers a much needed boost. The question is, who? You can see for yourself this weekend by heading out to Mosport (www.mosport.com) and seeing tomorrow’s stars of motorsport today. Admission is free. Practice starts on Friday, with five classes running on Saturday, then five running on Sunday. Visit www.asncanada.com for a complete class schedule.
The objective of the SRFKC is to help foster a professional environment for kart drivers; help create a positive attitude towards appearance, conduct and discipline; help foster the employment of the best practices for the safe and fair running of competitions; and help kart drivers to move up the racing ladder to automobile racing.
Release prepared by Russ Bond Agency (www.russbondagency.com)