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Zach Latimer Ready for Another Karting Season

Following a very successful season in 2016, Zach Latimer is set for another year in go-karting.

The third-generation racer kicked off this year’s campaign at Goodwood Kartways for the first event of the Champion Spark Plug Ron Fellows Karting Series. With record attendance, the competition was stiff by Latimer came out strong of the gate, qualifying 11th. He then improved on his starting spot in the main event, posting a ninth-place finish.

With a busy schedule planned, be sure to stay tuned for more details over the course of 2017.

Zach Latimer Impresses at Circuit Mont-Tremblant

The past two weeks for Zach Latimer at Circuit Mont-Tremblant have resulted in strong results.

On August 28, Latimer led some laps in the Coupe de Montreal race en route to a second place finish. Then this past weekend, he qualified third out of the 35 for the Canadian Karting Nationals. He ran in the top-five throughout the entire event, running as high as second, before crossing the finish line in fourth.

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Another Victory!!

K&K Kart lead “Junior Briggs LO206” driver & ASN National Vice – Champion Zach Latimer did what he does best this past weekend, standing on the top step of the podium with a win at Kawartha Kart Club.

 

Fifth Place Finish To Kick-Off 2016

First Race Weekend in the Books – Fifth Place Finish

Chayer & Latimer Both Top 5 at “Wet & Wild” CRFKC Opener at Goodwood Kartways

zachlatimerK&K/DMR Briggs LO206 Junior drivers William Chayer and Zach Latimer, had great runs in the final to finish in the Top 5, this past past weekend in the massive Briggs LO206 Junior class.. Absolutely brutal weather conditions found them both having to recover from low qualifying results and a very challenging prefinal.

With a drying track in the final, Will drove his K&K Cobra OTB to the lead from his 7th place starting position, before being shuffled to his eventual 4th place finish. Zach Latimer, the series Vice-Champion in 2015, had a superb drive from his 15th place starting position to a great 5th place finish.

Both “Top 5” finishes keep the 2 in the hunt for the CRFKC Championship, which now heads to the CTMP Mosport facility.

Jac Young , also Junior Briggs, had his day come to and end in the barriers on a slick track in the final. He sustained an elbow injury, but from all accounts will be OK. Gabriel Savoie, Liam Cusack and Chase Whitney all had good days in the Junior classes, as well.

Next up for the pair is the ECKC Championship , again at Goodwood Kartways this weekend. Here’s hoping for better weather conditions. Will & Zach will try and repeat K&K’s 2015 ECKC Championship in the class by Braxton Terry, last year.

Report Courtesy of K&K/DMB Briggs

 

Mention of Zach in ECKC Season Preview

There are plenty of new faces in the Briggs & Stratton Junior category this year, but there are also some familiar ones back for another year of 4-cycle racing. The class that keeps on growing, especially in Ontario, looks to eclipse 30 entries this weekend, after a stellar 29 showed up last weekend for the Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge.

Standing out on the list is 2015 vice-champion Xavier Dorsnie, Joshua Conquer, Zachary Vanier, William Chayer and Zachary Latimer, all who have found themselves on the ECKC podium in the past. But there are many more that could surprise us this weekend including Kelsey Hann, who has travelled from Nova Scotia to race, Gavin Sanders, Ciara Collison, Khloe Drummond, Mackenzie Clark, Tyson Wassink, Gianluca Savaglio and more.

There will also be some local additions from the TRAK club that could also put their hands in the mix. When their LO206 engines fire up, it will be worth watching these young guns on track this weekend.

K&K ANNOUNCES ZACH LATIMER AS 2016 LEAD “K&K TEAM” BRIGGS LO206 JR. DRIVER.

Below is the full release from K&K:

With Braxton Terry winning the ECKC Briggs Junior title, and moving up to Senior next year, Zach Latimer will become K&K’s #1 junior driver in 2016. He was arguably the best Junior Briggs driver this year, and was Vice-Champion at both the CRFKC (led the series until the last rain race) and the ASN CDN. Nationals (led until last lap pass), as well as winning the CKC Championship.

Zach’s older brother Jordan, captured the ECKC Junior Briggs Championship 2 years ago. Both the Latimer family and Zach in particular, represent fairness, dedication, etiquette and respect for fellow competitors.  “They are a joy to work with and made the decision very easy,” stated team owner Kevin Barrick.

Zach Latimer Wins 2015 Canadian Karting Challenge Championship

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After a strong weekend of competition, Zach Latimer was crowned the 2015 Canadian Karting Challenge Champion.

On Saturday, Latimer attended Goodwood for the latest event as part of the Champion’s Ron Fellow Karting Challenge Series. He started off, qualifying third. The first heat didn’t go as planned, as he got deliberately driven off of the track, falling from second to eighth. He would muscle his way back up through the field for a third place finish. He ran a great race, finishing second, but was given a one-position penalty post-race by race directors. A complaint has been filed with ASN over the incident, and will be addressed accordingly. In the big race at the end of the night, he ran strong and looked to have the field covered for only his fourth time on the track, but would end up fifth after wet weather took over. As a result, he would miss winning the championship by a slim margin.

Then on Sunday, Latimer went to Innisfil, set for the final round of the Canadian Karting Challenge Series. He would dominate, scoring the victory to win the series championship.

Zach Posts Second Place Finish at Canadian National Karting Championships

This past weekend, Zach Latimer would have a great run at the Canadian National Championships, finishing second overall.

 

From Canadian Karting News: Tyler McCullough Wins his Second National Championship in Briggs & Stratton Junior

First up on the day’s schedule of National Championship Finals was the Briggs & Stratton Junior category featuring 33 drivers. The paddock was buzzing to get the Finals underway and following pre-race ceremonies and pace car laps by the Pfaff Porsche the green flag flew.

Zachary Latimer (K&K Kart) got the hole shot followed by Tyler McCullough (Intrepid) and Andre Fiorini (K&K Kart). The pole sitter, Zachary Vanier (BirelART), opted for the the outside line at the start of the race but fell to fifth going up the hill.

Almost immediately Latimer and McCullough were able to break away with McCullough continuously pushing the leader to ensure no other drivers would join the race for the lead, leaving the rest of the pack to battle for the third and final step of the National podium.

With three laps to go McCullough snuck by Latimer on the inside of turn one and while Latimer tried to regain the lead all the way to the checkered flag, McCullough managed to keep him behind. With a fist pump at the finish line, McCullough earned himself his second Canadian National Championship in three years. In the exciting race for third, Vanier ended up flipping over the back of Tanner Hamilton (Intrepid) and Gianluca Savaglio (Intrepid) on the final lap while battling for third. This allowed Austin Bisshop (BirelART) to slide through and complete the podium. Hamilton recovered to take fourth with Andre Fiorini coming home in fifth.

Khloe Drummond (Intrepid), Mackenzie Clark (Maranello), Braxton Terry (K&K Kart), William Chayer (K&K Kart) and Joshua Conquer (TonyKart) completed the top ten with Conquer passing an impressive 23 karts in the Final after starting from the rear.

View the article as originally posted at the CKN website