Very Close Ice Racing in 2012 Championship
Some close overall racing in a season that wasn’t to be…
According to Mother Nature
The 2012 season closed with a whimper weather wise, exactly as it opened. Warmer weather and yo-yoing temperatures plagued this past season. The series was only contested in four championships instead of five, due to the demise of the track ripping full competition stud class, better known as Menards.
The overall street stud champion this season is Jonathan Rashleigh by virtue of his domination in the SS3 class, with a near perfect season. That is to say he never finished in a points race better than second, once, and threw away 98 points in aggregate scoring. Tom Smith in the Monster Geo who won every race he finished, closely chased Jonathan all season.
Overall second driver Street studs this season was won by Brian Sexsmith in his Mr2. He dominated two classes by winning SS1 and SS11. He was closely followed by Shane Hutton who ended up only 24 point behind.
Overall Rubber to Ice champion was Doug Forbes in one of the closest battles I have seen in years. No more than three drivers were over the 400 mark in points at the season’s end.
Overall second driver RTI, was won by Tammy Douglas, in a very close battle with Todd Doyle in class 14. At one point they were tied for the lead with Tammy ahead on a third tie breaker with the most third place wins. Then, for reasons only know by himself, he rolled his car on the last weekend while leading his race, (the only roll of the season), and Tammy got him by six points. (see pic).
The Rookie of the year Trophy this season goes to Mathew Gidman who was chasing the aforementioned Todd for the lead in his class.
Finally, the Female rookie of the year goes to Heather Pereira in class 14.
CASC IR Director