Race Report – Round #2 of the OGKC at Karters Korner

(Stittsville, ON) – Team Le Circuit Quyon (LCQ) had a fantastic weekend at Round #2 of the Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship (OGKC), taking the top step of the podium in two of the four classes, with two second places to add to the tally! Practice was held on Saturday, May 31st with race day starting early on Sunday, June 1st. Race-day temperatures were in the mid to high 20’s, with clear blue skies. Team LCQ managed to put on a great show, finishing with some great results, and continues to be in the hunt in several classes for top spot in the overall championship.

The action on the track was fast and entertaining, with the Karters Korner venue providing several medium and high-speed corners for the racers to navigate, linked with a long back straight. There were over 30 racers participating in four competitive classes, with a particularly large number of drivers in the Briggs & Stratton Senior and Masters classes, which had 10 and 12 racers respectively! The official classes raced were: Novice, Briggs & Stratton Junior, Briggs & Stratton Senior, and Briggs & Stratton Masters.

The feature race podium results were as follows:

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Novice: 1st – Ashton Lake; 2nd – Carson Swerbrick; 3rd – Emerson Harris

Junior Podium

Briggs Junior: 1st – Jamie White (Team LCQ); 2nd – Owen Clarke; 3rd – Henry Knox

 Senior Podium

Briggs Senior: 1st – Charlotte Lalonde (Team LCQ); 2nd – Jérémie Verner-Filion (Team LCQ); 3rd – Jeffrey Renaud

 Picture of the Masters to be added when available!

Masters (Briggs): 1st – Greg Jewell; 2nd – James Dunn (Team LCQ); 3rd – Shane Findley

Honourable mentions go to Team LCQ racers Phil Hall and Crawford Kilpatrick who fought hard in the battle for third in the Masters category, and ended up finishing just off the podium in 4th and 5th positions respectively.

Congratulations to all of the racers that made the podium, and a big thank you to everyone that participated in making Round #2 of the OGKC such a huge success – building off of the great turnout at Round #1 that was held at Le Circuit Quyon.

Last but not least, thanks to Race Director Jason Bolton and the track marshals for keeping the peace in the pit lane, as well as working throughout the day to keep the racers safe and sound during the event!

As clearly demonstrated by the first two rounds of the OGKC, karting is continuing to grow in popularity in Canada’s Capital Region. The great participation in Round #2 of the OGKC shows a positive trend and is a sure sign of great things to come in the future. See you June 21st and 22nd at Le Circuit Quyon for Round #3 (doubleheader weekend) of the OGKC – online registration will be available one week prior to the event.

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