The rain fell all day in Southern Ontario. Something about leftovers from a hurricane in the US. Surprising as it seems, the wet weather was enough to scare away most of the racers. There were only two (2!) kids competing in cadets.
After doing some wet weather training earlier in the year with James Vance, Daniel has become comfortable racing in the rain. He was very quick through the practice sessions and put the kart on pole in qualifying.
The race was scheduled for 15 laps, and Daniel had built up a big lead by the time he reached the last place karts. As he worked to put his friend Ryan a lap down, Ryan put up a fight. After a lap of squabbling, Daniel put the kart on the inside of turn 1 (yup…where the big puddle is) to get the pass done. But the damage was done, and the lead had disappeared. Daniel put in a series of quick laps to regain his position of dominance, and take the win with a lead the length of the front straight.
For Chris, the small grid was more problematic. Instead of competing in the heavyweight category, Chris would be racing against Randy Thuro and Chris Korab…some very quick middleweights.
The 10-minute practice sessions gave Demaras time to study the lines of his quicker competitors, and modify his ‘wet line’. Driving was tough as Chris found it difficult to find grip on the soaked circuit.
The race was a mess, as driver spun and collided with each other throughout the session. As the race ended, it is unknown how Demaras finished, suffice to say he did not win.
With only one Monday night CRKC race left before the playoffs begin, the excitement is ramping up at Goodwood.