After missing race 8 of the CRKC for race 5 of the CRFKC, Chris and Daniel returned to Mosport Kartways for the semifinal. The race combined drivers from Monday and Saturday, which meant bigger groups and tougher competition.
Daniel struggled to find a kart without problems all morning long. When he was in good machinery he topped the timesheets by seven tenths, but unfortunately he picked a bad kart in the chip draw and had a lot of work to do.
Chris showed a mix of both great and very poor pace in practice, and when everyone was driving to their full potential he ended up second last on the grid.
Before the teen race even started there was a crash between the drivers in fifth and sixth. The four drivers left had to lap the track three extra times, then the session was red flagged, and when it did get underway the polesitter took off before the esses, and Daniel was left in fourth by a distance. Daniel struggled with a slow kart all throughout the race, but was saved by a crash between the second and third place drivers. Daniel picked up third and managed a podium in a race that really was damage limitation.
Chris was also slow in his race, however his kart was perfectly fine. He had a battle for fourth which he stretched out to three laps, but eventually lost the place. While that didn’t really bother #16, what did was when the leader was taken out, and Chris realized that if he had kept his place, he would’ve had a podium.
While Chris was waling over to the podium to take pictures of his more successful son, he was told that he was actually promoted to third because of a penalty ahead of him! Chris ran back to the Mosport tent to quickly change into his racing suit, and just got back in time.
The rare occasion that #16 gets a podium is such an event that it simply had to be celebrated with a shoey!
As for Daniel he edged closer to the Saturday championship leader, but taking the championship will be a tough task.