Dave Ciekiewicz repeated his wire- to-wire win on Saturday, by leading every lap to take the checkered flag in Sunday’s feature race in the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Toyo Tires at the Grand Prix of Mosport.
Starting from pole position, Ciekiewicz used a good start to keep his Donington Motorsports Subaru WRX ahead of the fellow front row starter, Gregory Pootmans in the Team Aldo/Northwest BMW 328. The two Super Touring (ST) machines engaged in a race long dice, and while Pootmans never lost contact with Ciekiewicz, he was unable to get by the black Subaru.
Ciekiewicz led all 20 laps and crossed the finish line with a 0.837 advantage over Pootmans.
Sasha Anis started and finished third in ST in a G1 Racing Hyundai Genesis.
“It was pretty much identical to yesterday. I would get a little gap on the straight, but [Pootmans] was all over my butt in 5a, 5b and knocked me around a couple of times, but I was able to get out of 5b usually pretty good and pulled a gap, so it was a good race. I’m just happy to gap the points and move a little bit closer in the overall championship lead,” Ciekiewicz explained.
After starting from the third position, Tom Kwok got by Saturday’s race winner and polesitter, Kurt Langeveldt, late in the race. Kwok’s M&S Racing Honda Civic took the checkered flag ahead of Langeveldt’s Can-Saf Motorsports Mazda Protégé by 0.291 seconds.
“Thank you to my team for giving me a great car,” a happy Kwok said afterwards.
Anthony Rapone rounded out the Touring class podium in a Durabond/Compass360 Racing Honda Civic Si.
The NOS Energy Drink Fastest Lap Award went to Dave Ciekiewicz in Super Touring who turned in a 1:30.810. Tom Kwok had the fastest lap in Touring with a best time of 1:36.498.
The MK Technologies Hard Charger Award went to David Bensadoun's BMW 328 of Team Aldo/Northwest, who finished 7th after starting 29th.
The ANZE Suspension Hard Luck Award went to Super Touring car driver Michael Delle Donne of RMP Competition who sat out the race because he donated an ECU and an alternator from his BMW 330i to team mate Rocco Marciello’s car. Despite his efforts, Marciello lasted only seven laps in race.
The final stop of the season is the Sundown Enduro at ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec, September 11-12.
The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship Presented By Toyo Tires is Canada's Premiere Touring Car Series and features Canada's Best Drivers Racing Today's Hottest Touring Cars. The Championship is showcased at eight event weekends in Quebec and Ontario with marquee events at Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres and Honda Indy Toronto.