Zach Latimer is continuing to do well this season as we near closer to the Canadian Nationals, as he was impressive in his first senior karting event this past weekend. Latimer ran up front in the race, posting a third-place finish.
Zach Latimer is off to a strong start this season, with a pair of podium finishes in his latest outings.
Racing at Mosport at the end of May, Latimer was able to make his way to the front of the field, posting a third-place finish. He then backed it up with an even stronger performance at Gambridge Kartways mid-way through June, scoring the victory in a 1-2-3 with K&K teammates Chase Whitney and Liam Cusack.
The continued improvement adds to the confidence for Latimer, as he will be vying for the ASN Canadian National Briigs LO206 Junior title at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport) in August later on this year. It was previously announced that he will have Sunset Speedway Super Stock competitor Jade Franklin as a teammate for the event.
Stay tuned for continued updates throughout Latimer’s busy season.
Photos courtesy of Kevin Barrick
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.
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.
First Race Weekend in the Books – Fifth Place Finish
Chayer & Latimer Both Top 5 at “Wet & Wild” CRFKC Opener at Goodwood Kartways
K&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
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.
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.