Inter Club Challenge

The fourth and final round of the Inter Club Challenge was held at Goodwood Kartways over the Labour Day long weekend. Daniel arrived early on Thursday for driver training and practice with Curtis Fox.

Several members of PRO were on hand for an early practice day. With school starting next week racers like Daniel and his friend Matte Ferrari will be hitting the books, so this was one more day to hit the track.

With so many chassis changes to the No.12 in recent weeks, getting the right setup was difficult. So, to get a professional opinion, Curtis jumped into Daniel kart to turn a few laps, and help dial it in. Daniel got a real laugh when he saw his driving coach spin the kart at Turn 4. But once warmed up, Curtis suggested a change to front caster to improve the front end.

Friday’s Team Test Day went off without a hitch, and on race day, old friend Christopher Proietto teamed up with Chris Demaras to wrench on Daniel’s kart.

Daniel qualified in 14th place with a 42.918 second lap; one tenth slower than he ran in morning warmup. Demaras got off to a great start in the pre-final, making passes around the outside of turn one and treacherous turn four. He then avoiding the spinning kart of Chad Webster to move up into 10th. Daniel was passed by Alec Drummond, and later lost another place to team mate Nate Franco. Daniel crossed the line 12th, with Webster finishing only 5 hundreths of a second behind.

Starting the final in 12th position, Daniel lost two places off the start to Franco and Webster, but was soon locked into a fight with Franco and Travis Bracey. The drivers swapped position, lap after lap, until a collision between Franco and Bracey cost the katter five spots. Daniel capitalized, passing Nate out of turn nine. Demaras was now going wheel to wheel with Franco. Daniel lost a place in turn one, despite his best efforts to hold on around the outside. Demaras passed Franco at turn five, but would finish the race behind Nate due to being overtaken at turn one (compounded by Daniel experiencing a lockup at turn four). Demaras finished the race in a respectable 11th place.

“Overall, a pretty fun weekend. It’s always good to get back to Goodwood, and always good to go wheel to wheel against good drivers. Though I didn’t win the battle today, there’s still three races left, including the night race next weekend. Hoping I can end the season of well, and bring the No.12 PRO kart up to 6th in the TRAK standings, and make my sponsors K1 Speed, Scarboro Subaru, Nostalgia Coffee Co, KPMG, Kenya Coffee, and Laird Auto Body proud, all while raising awareness for Racing to End Alzheimer’s.”

Daniel Demaras, No.12 PRO Intrepid Briggs & Stratton
  1. JORDAN PRIOR 670 POINTS
  2. ALEX MURPHY 560 POINTS
  3. LOGAN PLODER 530 POINTS
  4. CHAD WEBSTER 515 POINTS
  5. KHLOE DRUMMOND 490 POINTS
  6. ZACH BOAM 480 POINTS
  7. AVERY MILLER 340 POINTS
  8. NATE FRANCO 320 POINTS
  9. EVAN SAFARI 285 POINTS
  10. BRENNAN TAYLOR 280 POINTS
  11. DANIEL DEMARAS 240 POINTS
  12. VASSIL TCHIPLAKOV 220 POINTS
  13. ADRIAN KONIARZ 210 POINTS
  14. TYLER MCCULLOUGH 200 POINTS
  15. MIKE DE LA PLANTE 180 POINTS
  16. JONATHAN TREADWELL 175 POINTS
  17. ALEC DRUMMOND 175 POINTS
  18. SHAWN KNOWLTON 165 POINTS
  19. TRAVIS BRACEY 140 POINTS
  20. PETER GUATTO 140 POINTS
  21. TYLER FREIR 135 POINTS
  22. MATTHEW JONES 125 POINTS
  23. DAVID BARNES 125 POINTS
  24. RYAN ARMSTRONG 100 POINTS
  25. JEN GRAY 95 POINTS
  26. RYAN BRUTZKI 95 POINTS
  27. OWYN THOMAS 90 POINTS
  28. GARRETT OTT 85 POINTS
  29. CODY FENTON 80 POINTS
  30. TOBY HOUSTON 75 POINTS
  31. DAWSON CAMPBELL 65 POINTS
  32. MARTIN RATCHIS 65 POINTS
  33. ADRIAN BANCILA 60 POINTS
  34. CARLY PANNETON 55 POINTS
  35. KEIDON FLETCHER 55 POINTS
  36. MAX HAVERKATE 55 POINTS
  37. ALEX SAVAGLIO 40 POINTS
  38. TYLER BARBAN 30 POINTS

This race wrapped up the inaugural Inter Club Challenge. Of the 38 Briggs & Stratton Senior division racers from Mosport (MIKA) and Goodwoord (TRAK) Daniel Demaras finished 11th in points. A strong finish in a series with many quick drivers and karting champions.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s