Round 1 final race: the top four finishers were within 1 tenth of a second separating them.
Lincoln Scott, 10 years old from Calgary, AB, was first into corner one without a change in the lead to the finish, turning consistent lap times in the mid-to-high-39 seconds.
Ben Hardwick, 13, from Sudbury, ON chased but didn’t make up any ground while trying to fend off Treston Morrison, 13, from Calgary AB. Hot on his heels was 10-year-old Michael Galvis from Columbia, now living in Toronto, ON. It was Treston and Michael’s first race on the Ohvale GP-O machines, where as Ben and Lincoln are in their second season.
Rounding out the field was Jack Dunwoodie, 12, from North Gower, ON in his inaugural Ohvale ride and Addyson McQuaig, 11, from Kingston, ON – winner of the CSBK Scholarship award – put in a solid showing aboard her GP-O 160, demonstrating she has what it takes to transition from motocross and BMX to roadracing.
Round 2 Final race: To make the grid, Michael’s crew had to straighten out his GP-O after a solo mishap in a MiniSBK support class while braking hard into turn 3. After he was checked out and cleared by medical, Michael shook it off and lined up for the final.
The start saw the early order shuffle amongst the front runners. Michael Galvis got the lead from the start with Lincoln hot on his tail, followed by Ben Hardwick, and Jack Dunwoodie.
Lincoln and Michael stretch a gap from the others, then Lincoln overtakes Michael on the start of third lap. Michael turning a 39.284 lap time was not enough to stay with Lincoln’s time of 38.920.
Missing on the grid was Treston, who in a MiniSBK support class race surrendered to a speed-wobble on the front straight deciding to jump off, sending his Ohvale end-over-end to gasps from the grandstand. The youngster was unharmed, but his bike was beyond repair to grid up for the second Final.
MiniSBK Championship series by Motul:
The action in the MiniSBK support classes was as exciting to watch. Turning a lap time of 38.1 seconds, Giuseppe Calasciabetta of Toronto on a Bucci 190SM took a convincing win in the Moto-1 class, while Lincoln Scott took the win in Moto-2 and Jack Dunwoodie on a Super Sonic Yamaha TTR110E took the Moto-3 class. Following closely behind was Julie Lalonde from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Quebec on her Bucci in second place, with Addyson McQuaig taking advantage of some more practice on her Ohvale GP-O 160.
Moto-4 was a crowd favourite, watching the beginners and some of the youngest riders. Winner Rossi Darmanin, 15, from Streetsville, ON who just learned to ride and race on his Super Sonic Yamaha TTR110E, had the advantage over 6-year-old Evelyn Scott from Alberta on her Suzuki DR70, who never gave up twisting the throttle until crossing the finish line.
Sport-1 winner was Giuseppe followed by his 20-year-old son Jason from Italy, also on a Bucci. Sport -2 winner was Mason Archer from Pickering, ON on his Super Sonic Yamaha TTR110E in a convincing lead over Nathalie Vezeau of Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac Quebec.
Jonathan Massignani, Team Bucci owner rode his Bucci 190 GP machine to a win in final the GP-1 class, and it was Michael Galvis who took the GP-2 class win. Julie Lalonde was the winner in the GP-3 class after a battle with Alvaro Vaques from Mexico, now living in Toronto, On.
Information on FIM MiniGP Canada series can be found at FIMMiniGPCanada.com
Information on MiniSBK Championship Series can be found at supersonicschool.com
- From Super Sonic School