Manitoba Karting Association – Round 7 & 8 Report

Rob Stutsky and John Buzza

The weather was rainy for Race 7 and dry cloudy for Race 8 at the doubleheader weekend of the Manitoba Karting Championship at Gimli Motorsport Park. Additional activities for the doubleheader were a potluck supper on Saturday and after the club booked time in Gimli for an ice hockey game. The sponsor for Saturday was Invis and the sponsor for Sunday was Uncle Rico’s Contracting.

Highlights of Race # 7 & 8

The wet Senior Briggs class on Saturday had Jeff Fulham on pole and John Buzza got by for the lead on lap 3 only to be past by Travis MacDonald on lap 5. Travis held on to take the win with John 2nd and Tristan Merke 3rd. On Sunday John Buzza had pole and this time Garrett Gulenchyn took the lead on lap 3.  Garrett lead up to the last lap when John retook the lead. At the finish Garrett got by again to win with John 2nd and Travis MacDonald 3rd.

Garrett Gulenchyn

Garrett Gulenchyn

Junior 1 Briggs was won by Josh Gill on Saturday and Sunday. In Junior 2 Briggs on Saturday Jaedin Wright won with Bianca Bovino 2nd . On Sunday Bianca won with Jaedin 2nd.

In Saturday’s wet Micro Max final Silas Gershman was on pole and he led up to the last lap when Brad Bachalo got by to win with Silas 2nd and Rebecca Stutsky 3rd. On Sunday Brad had pole and he led start to finish. Brad won with Silas 2nd and Mandy Veselinovich  3rd.

In Mini Max Logan McDonald had pole position on Saturday and he dropped out on the first lap allowing Rylan Despins to take the lead but on lap 2 Curtis Veselinovich took the lead and held on to the finish. Curtis won with Mia Schellekens 2nd and Rylan 3rd. On Sunday Logan had pole again and this time Rylan got by on lap 3 and held on to the finish. So at the chequered flag it was Rylan 1st, Curtis 2nd and Logan 3rd.

Junior Rotax had some of the closest racing on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday Bryson McDonald had pole and he led start to finish with Stephen Bachalo 2nd and Victoria Stutsky 3rd. On Sunday Victoria had P1 and Bryson went off track at the start. Stephen Bachalo took the lead on lap 5 but on the last lap Stephen and Victoria’s karts tangled allowing Bryson to drive through for the win with Victoria 2nd and Stephen 3rd.

In Saturday’s rain Tristan Merke had P1 for the Senior Rotax class. Garrett took the lead on lap 2 and then Jeff Fulham took the lead on lap 7. Tristan got by Garrett on lap 8. At the finish Jeff won with Tristan 2nd and Garrett 3rd. Sunday Garrett had pole and he led start to finish but behind him P2 – P4 were battling it out for the runner-up spot.  Garrett won with Colin Farebrother  2nd and Morgan McDonald 3rd.

Jeff Fulham

Jeff Fulham

The DD2 Rotax class Saturday had Mark Sawatsky on pole position in the rain and he won a close race to win by 0.2 seconds with Alexis Budel  2nd and Jordan Brown 3rd. On Sunday John Buzza had pole position and he led start to finish. John won and in the tight battle behind him Jordan Brown 2nd  and Alexis Budel  3rd . In DD2 Rotax Masters Rob Stutsky won on both days.

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Saturday Race # 7 Results:

Junior 1 Briggs
1st           # 4 Josh Gill

Junior 2 Briggs
1st           # 7 Jaedin Wright
2nd          #20 Bianca Bovino

Senior Briggs
1st           # 97 Travis MacDonald
2nd          # 715 John Buzza
3rd           # 772 Tristan Merke

Rylan Despins

Rylan Despins

Micro Max
1st           # 87 Brad Bachalo
2nd          # 03 Silas Gershman
3rd           # 77 Mandy Veselinovich

Mini Max
1st           # 99 Curtis Veselinovich
2nd          # 142 Mia Schellekens
3rd           # 181 Rylan Despins

Junior Rotax
1st           # 218 Bryson McDonald
2nd          # 67 Stephen Bachalo
3rd           # 288 Victoria Stutsky

Senior Rotax
1st           # 331 Jeff Fulham
2nd          # 366 Tristan Merke
3rd           # 343 Garrett Gulenchyn

Travis MacDonald

Travis MacDonald

DD2 Rotax
1st           # 66 Mark Sawatsky
2nd          # 439 Alexis Budel
3rd           # 25 Jordan Brown

DD2 Rotax Masters
1st           # X Rob Stutsky

Sunday Race # 8 Results:

Junior 1 Briggs

1st           # 4 Josh Gill

Junior 2 Briggs
1st           # 20 Bianca Bovino
2nd          # 7 Jaedin Wright

Senior Briggs
1st           # 743 Garrett Gulenchyn
2nd          # 715 John Buzza
3rd           # 97 Travis MacDonald

Micro Max
1st           # 87 Brad Bachalo
2nd          # 03 Silas Gershman
3rd           # 77 Mandy Veselinovich

Mini Max
1st           # 114 Logan McDonald
2nd          # 181 Rylan Despins
3rd           # 20 Bianca Bovino

Junior Rotax
1st           # 218 Bryson McDonald
2nd          # 288 Victoria Stutsky
3rd           # 67 Stephen Bachalo

Senior Rotax
1st           # 343 Garrett Gulenchyn
2nd          # 2 Colin Farebrother
3rd           # 391 Morgan McDonald

DD2 Rotax
1st           # 414 John Buzza
2nd          # 25 Jordan Brown
3rd           # 439 Alexis Budel

DD2 Rotax Masters
1st           # X Rob Stutsky

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