Local go-kart driver Sylvain Coursol wrapped up his racing season by winning the Lombardy Racing Karting Club Championship, competing in the Briggs master class.
The final race of the club championship came on the first weekend of October, and Coursol topped the podium for the third time this year to take overall crown. He had never finished first in the season-long standings for the track just south of Smiths Falls, as past scheduling conflicts didn’t allow him to participate in the six races needed to qualify.
Coursol also won his third straight Technica Mining Karting Championship in Sudbury in late September, besting his friend and rival Joey Haynes by 84 points in the standings.
After a busy summer at the track, Coursol is looking to take a step back next year and focus more on family and growing the sport.
“I’m going on the coaching side of things next year with the family growing and starting my company,” he says. “I was approached by a few teams and manufacturers but I want to focus locally, working towards my son’s future in the sport and helping out a few organizations to get things moving.”
Coursol found a kid’s size go-kart and plans to fix it up over the winter for his son Xavier. He’s also hoping to help more locals discover what he calls the “best kept secret in motorsports.”