Elite Kart-racers hit the track at the Greg Moore Raceway this weekend.

Finale weekend for Rotex Can-Am ProKart Challenge

The best of the best in Kart racing gather at Chilliwack's Greg Moore Raceway for three days of racing.

The 2014 season is drawing to an end for racers in the Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge. The series heads into the finale weekend at Chilliwack’s Greg Moore Raceway, with racing action Friday through Sunday.

Series champions will be crowned.

Four drivers will be given a ticket to the 2014 Rotax Grand Finals, taking place Nov. 25-29  at new Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero Chiva in Valencia, Spain.

Three drivers remain in the hunt in the Black Flag Racing Senior Max championship chase. 2013 Senior Max champion Jake Craig was recently crowned the United States Rotax national champion following his victory at the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals.

He has three victories this season in the Can-Am program, as does last year’s Junior Max series champion Luke Selliken.

Craig has been more consistent, along with Canadian Bryce Choquer.

The two are separated by 41 points, with Selliken sitting third before counting in the drop round.

Utah’s Austin Versteeg has won four of the six races in the Wicked Fabrication Junior Max category, and holds the championship lead.

He added to his point lead in early July, earning two wins at Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR. His rival, rookie Sting Ray Robb, appeared to be the driver to beat, securing the fast time in qualifying by a scant 67 thousandths of a second over Versteeg.

Robb led all 15 laps of the pre-final and the final looked to be in his hands until his pace slowed toward the end of the 20-lap event.  Versteeg passed Robb, who held on for second place.

Kyle Wick finished third with Jessica Dezall in fourth and Stevie Pugsley Jr. in fifth.

The Monster X Tour Mini Max division has seen four different winners in six races.

Edward Portz is one double winner, and leads by a slim five-point margin over Conner Wick.

Austin Torgerson moved himself up to third in the standings with Canadian Marco Kacic and two-time winner Jacob Blue Hudson still in the hunt.

Josh Pierson is coming off a runner-up finish at the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals, and travels to Chilliwack for a chance at the GoKart Hero Micro Max championship.

Pierson has won five of the six main events, entering the finale with a 112 point advantage over Max Wright.

Ryan Dezall is third.

Kory Estell is looking to lock up the title in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto division.

Marco Eakins has kept the pressure on the entire season after winning round one.

Ben Johnston has a perfect score going into  the S4 Master Stock Moto category with four wins in four races.

Randy Word will attempt to end that streak.

Bryan Green and Jacob Gulick have been the consistent contenders  in the 4-Cycle division throughout the year, and hold on to the MVP LO206 Senior and RLV LO206 Junior championship leads.

The Can-Am Kartin Challenge can be found online at rotaxcanamprokartchallenge.com/index.htm

Greg Moore Raceway info can be found at westcoastkartclub.com/greg-moore-raceway.

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