Race #1 of the Ottawa-Gatineau Kart Championship

What a fantastic race weekend at Le Circuit Quyon in Quyon, QC! After a well-attended rookie school and practice day on Saturday, over 30 competitors arrived early Sunday morning for the first race of the year! The Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship is a joint series with racers from both the Le Circuit Quyon Karting Club (LCQKC) and the National Capital Kart Club (NCKC) vying for the overall championship. The new series pits drivers from both clubs against each other on track, resulting in some great inter-club rivalries and extremely competitive racing!

The races were held under sunny blue skies, with temperatures reaching the 26C mark during the peak racing period of the day. With 33 competitors racing in five hotly-contested classes, the track was a busy place to be! Based on participant registration, the official classes raced were: Novice, Briggs Junior, Briggs Senior, and Masters (Briggs/Honda). The final podium results were as follows:

Novice: 1st – Owen Giardino; 2nd – Carter Jones; 3rd – Emily Conty (R)
Briggs Junior: 1st – Alexandre Piché; 2nd – Sebastien Piché; 3rd – Anthony Conty
Briggs Senior: 1st – Charlotte Lalonde; 2nd – Michael D. Forget; 3rd – Tyler Devlin
Masters (Briggs): 1st – Martin Coursol; 2nd – Frank Jones; 3rd – Jacques LaRose
Masters (Honda): 1st – Sylvain Coulombe; 2nd – Eric Giberson; 3rd – Trevor Armstrong (R)

Congratulations to all of the racers that made the podium, and a big thank you to everyone that participated in making our first race weekend of 2013 a huge success! See you back at Le Circuit Quyon on May 26th for Race #2 of the Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship! Check out our site at www.lecircuitquyon.com for additional information, and make sure to follow us on Twitter @LeCircuit_Quyon!

Gregory Lussier was on hand taking some pictures. His work is renowned world wide. All photos are available at www.babelphotos.ca/Quyon2013. Please show Gregory some support by purchasing some of his pictures. Downloads and prints are available at very reasonable price.

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