Don’t Even Think About Counting Energy Kart Canada Out
A successful ASN Canadian Karting Championship weekend was a sign of what's to come
This year, for Energy Kart Canada, the ASN Canadian Karting Championships in Mont Tremblant, Quebec was a weekend that showed what determination and the drive to succeed can do for an entire team. Even after hitting a few speed bumps along the way, the Energy Kart Canada drivers took to the Jim Russell Karting Circuit with a willingness to place in the top, and in the end, almost every driver on the team clutched a top ten final by Sunday. And next to winning, seeing a team come together and improve drastically throughout the weekend makes some of the best events in karting.
Starting with Rotax Senior, Marco Signoretti showed up with speed and pulled out a 3rd place Super Pole finish. His consistency was on target, and after finishing within the top 5 throughout the heats, Signoretti finished his Sunday in fifth for the final. Arika White began her Canadian Karting Championship weekend with a 22nd place qualifying. Determined to make her way up the field, she improved with every heat, but a racing incident in turn four left her to finish the final in 18th.
Joe Soranno struggled to keep within a second of his peers in Rotax Junior in the beginning of the weekend. The team rallied in coaching efforts, and Soranno pulled himself up to only five tenths of the pace, qualifying 11th. Determined to listen to his coaching and improve, by the second heat Soranno made his way to second, fighting for the win and setting fast laps throughout the heat, and finally finishing in fourth. After starting 7th in the final, it was difficult to move up, as fastest lap passed along from driver to driver in the intense Rotax Junior final. Without being able to gain much advantage, Soranno would take his seventh place finish and all of his improvements throughout the weekend as his own and his team’s victory.
The field of Rotax Micro Max contains Energy Kart Canada’s youngest driver, Dale Curran Jr. Showing up ready to contend with the more experienced drivers, he qualified 9th. With improvements and a willingness to move through the field, Curran Jr. finished the weekend with a 7th place finish in the final, with a top 5 pace throughout.
Rotax DD2’s Dante Lerra was ready to take to the Canadian Nationals track in his Energy Kart and barely missed the Super Pole, qualifying in 7th place. Keeping with a similar pace throughout the weekend, Lerra rounded out the team’s almost perfect top- ten weekend with a solid 8th place in the final.
Darren White, team manager for Energy Kart Canada weighed in his perspective on the team’s event, “The weekend didn’t start out so great for us, but the drivers stayed focused and took in all the data and driver coaching they received from the team. The utilized all this on the track and managed to improve on the weekend, and the results came for us. It was a great team effort by everyone.”
Looking forward, he continued,”We now shift our focus to the final round of the ECKC, as well as the Panam championship in October, and finally in November, the SuperNationals in Las Vegas.”
For more information about the Energy Kart Canada, the race team, the Energy chassis line as well as product sales including Alpinestars, Holeshot Drive Systems and Tillett Racing Seats and arrive and drive and engine programs, please visit their website www.EnergyKartCanada.com or contact them by phone at 905.377.5845.