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
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.