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2012 ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships
2012 ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships

Sarah took the podium for a closely fought 2nd place in her CRG kart # 623 in the Briggs and Stratton Jr Class at the 2012 ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships on August 26, 2012.

  Sarah McKay exits day two of the 2012 Canadian Karting Championships positioned to potentially win a Briggs & Stratton Junior national title in Quebec, thanks to a very exciting photo finish win in the Pre-Final. That being said,  Kyle Edgar (K&K), Trevor Rancier (K&K) , and Kaleb Sauve (Arrow) are likely to have a say in the matter. Prior to what was the race of the day, Heat 2 witnessed McKay executing a last lap pass of Rancier in her CRG kart to score the win. Braxton Terry, finished third following a superb charge from last on the grid, while Alexandre Piche (Arrow) and Justin Beers (CRG) completed the top-five. Things went less smoothly for Edgar, crashing out in the opening turn. Edgar, however, recovered in Heat 3, battling McKay and Rancier lap after lap, before ultimately earning a hard fought victory. Sauve, in what was precursor to strong run in the Pre-Final was fourth, just ahead of Piche. The talented youngster, however, saved the best for last. In what an ideal promotion of Briggs & Stratton racing, the Pre-Final featured a four car train over the entire course of the 12-lap affair. While that proved entertaining to watch it was the final four, that had everyone standing and cheering. side-by-side multiple times, it came down to the final corner and drag race to the stripe. In the end, McKay scored a 0.002 victory over Edgar, with Rancier just 0.087 back in third, and Sauve right behind. Beers completed the top-five, in what was lonely run well back of the lead pack.

After what was a very exciting Pre-Final at the end of day two of the Canadian Karting Championships, everyone was expecting a thrilling Final...and they were not disappointed. In a repeat of the Heat races and the Pre-Final, the national championship affair witnessed Rancier's K&K entry dueling Sarah McKay's CRG kart for top honours. That being said, the duo elected to run nose-to-tail lap after lap early on in order to build a gap on Justin Beers (CRG), Kyle Edgar (K&K), and Kaleb Sauve (Arrow), having quickly recovered from an early race on-and-off. While the chasing pack reduced the advantage in the closing stages, the fight for the Canadian title remained a two-kart affair. As expected the win was only decided in what was dramatic final lap. Rancier, having been content to sit second until the last few corners, executed a bold outside pass at the end of the long back straight to take over the lead. McKay tried to counter going to the checkered flag, but came up just short, giving Rancier the win. Braxton Terry (Birel), completed a superb drive from 12th on the grid by crossing the stripe in third, just in front of Sauve and Beers.

2012 Coupe de Quebec Karting
2012 Coupe de Quebec Karting

Closing out their 2012 Canadian karting season, Team PSL Karting would head to Karting Grand-Mere in Grand-Mere, Quebec for the Coupe du Quebec season finale. With seven drivers contesting five of the Rotax categories, Team PSL Karting pilots could be seen at the front of the pack during the Sunday, September 9 event with two coming home with vice-championship titles.  PSL Atlantic’s Sarah McKay claimed top honours in the Briggs & Stratton Junior championship.

 

2011 ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships
2011 ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships

Sarah took the podium for third place in her CRG kart # 623 in the Briggs and Stratton Jr Class at the 2011 ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships on August 14, 2011.

August 09, 2011   EKartingNews.ca

Driver News: Sarah McKay Anxious to Start the Canadian National Championships

Watching her race, nobody would expect it to be only her second year of racing karts, but for Sarah McKay her rise up the karting ranks in such a short time has been full of excitement. Battling up front all season long in the 4-Cycle division while consistently working forward towards the front in the talented Rotax Junior class, McKay has shown she is not afraid to race with the boys. The next stop on her jam-packed 2011 schedule is the ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships held in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, where she will see action in two classes.

"I'm really excited for nationals this year," smiles McKay. "I feel I can win Briggs (Canada Briggs Junior), and I'm aiming for a top ten in Rotax Junior."

Competing in two classes will be a tough challenge for Sarah, but with the support of American National Champion Fritz Leesman tuning and driver coaching her Rotax ride, and Gerald Caseley Sr. wrenching on the Canada Briggs Junior kart, she has plenty of support to help her reach her goals.

"Sometimes my dad and I expect too much since this is only my second year racing," continued McKay.

In the Rotax Junior class, no less than 35 karts are expected to take to the track. The tough competition is something Sarah has gotten used to this season while competing in the Internationally talented Florida Winter Tour at the beginning of this year, as well as the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship (ECKC) throughout the summer. Even after a setback early in the season, McKay still managed to make a regular visit to the podium in Honda Junior in the ECKC.

"I feel I have improved this year, even though we have had a lot of bad luck with our finishes, but I have also had some great finishes too."

Hoping to utilize the momentum she gained in her last regional event where she earned three podiums including a victory in Honda Junior, Sarah McKay is ready to take on Canada's best kart racers.

Sarah is supported by AE McKay Builders. For more information about Sarah McKay please contact andrew@aeMcKaybuilders.com

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2011 Florida Winter Tour

  • Orlando
  • Palm Beach
  • Ocala