Manitoba Karting Association – Race Four Report
Once again it was another rain race for Race 4 of the Manitoba Karting Championship at Gimli Motorsport Park. It was raining on and off throughout the day leaving drivers and pit crews guessing whether to start the races on wets or slicks.
Highlights of Race # 4
For Senior Briggs John Buzza had pole and lead flag to flag but behind him the fight was for the runner-up spot. Jeff Fulham and Stephen Bachalo kept switching the runner-up spot lap after lap. On the last lap Stephen edged ahead of Jeff. John won with Stephen 2nd and Jeff 3rd.
For Junior 2 Briggs Bianca Bovino won but the more exciting Junior Briggs race was the Junior 1 Briggs class. The race started on a dry track with everyone on slicks then after the start of the race it poured. Connor Madison in his first kart race ever took the lead from Josh Gill in Junior 1 Briggs. Connor would lead till he spun out handing the lead back to Josh. Connor caught up to Josh and then Josh spun out giving the lead back to Connor. Connor would lead up to the last lap when he would slide off the track letting Josh by for the win.
In Micro Max Silas Gershman had pole and kept the lead to the finish with Wyatt Mitchell 2nd and Nicolas Carriere 3rd.
Mini Max had Brad Bachalo on pole and he won easily with Mandy Veselinovich 2nd and Tiana Bovino 3rd.
Junior Rotax had Curtis Veselinovich on pole and this time Rylan Despins dropped out shortly after the start with mechanical problems. Mia Shellekens gave chase but could not catch Curtis. At the finish Curtis won with Mia 2nd and Bianca Bovino 3rd.
Senior Rotax had Garrett Gulenchyn on pole and he lead start to finish with Jeff Fulham right on his bumper the whole way. Garret won with Jeff 2nd and Dallas Korell 3rd.
DD2 & DD2 Rotax Masters the track was drying out for the final with all the competitors starting on slicks. Alexis Budel won DD2 and Mark Sawatsky won DD2 Masters. The track dried out enough that Mark even set a new track record for the DD2 Masters class (37.884).
Next race is the first of the Double Header Weekends July 16 & 17 at Gimli Motorsport Park for more information on the MKA, visit http://www.manitobakarting.ca
Race # 4 Results:
Junior 1 Briggs: Josh Gill
Junior 2 Briggs: Bianca Bovino
Senior Briggs: John Buzza
Micro Max: Silas Gershman
Mini Max: Brad Bachalo
Junior Rotax: Curtis Veselinovich
Senior Rotax: Garrett Gulenchyn
DD2 Rotax: Alexis Budel
DD2 Masters: Mark Sawatsky