SALABERRY DE VALLEYFIELD – Two beautiful sun filled days welcomed the teams to Brockville, Ont. this past weekend in Ameican-Canadian Powerboat Racing Association action. Spectators were treated to two great days of racing on the St. Lawrence River even if the maritime traffic caused a few time outs in the program.
In the Grand Prix final Bert Henderson, the hometown favorite, was well on his way to victory when he hooked the boat sending him to a fifth place finish.
Mathieu Daoust, a rookie who is still on restrictions, made it to the podium with a third place finish giving him a fourth place ranking in the Championship.
As of this third stop on the Circuit, Ken Brodie is still in first place in the Championship followed by Brandon
Kennedy in second place with just one point more than Bert Henderson.
In the other classes, Steve Armstrong who drives in two classes win two consolations to cut himself a place in the finals. Norm Ensbury had himself an excellent weekend taking the win in the H-350 class. Dave Kidd, an Ontario resident, had an excellent chance to be victorious on the inside lane but his wing broke leaving him with no chance to win.
In the 2.5L class final it was none other than last year’s Champion Dominic Maisonneuve who was first to cross the finish line.
In the 1.5L class it was Brandon Kennedy’s fiancé, Karson King who was the big weekend winner with wins in three qualifications and the final.
Complete results available at www.regates.ca.
The next stop on the circuit is none other than Valleyfield, Que. with three jammed packed days of exciting racing.
Ogdensburg native and Oswego resident Derec Smith continued his steady point production in the deep 350 Hyrdro class.
Smith ran second and third in two qualifying heats and took fourth in the first consolation finals.
Smith currently stands fifth in the season standings with 123 points.