After two days of dry racing in Mont-Tremblant, the skies opened up and the rain came pouring down. An early morning shower soaked the facility and set the tone for the day: rain racing. With tickets to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals on the line in five categories, the new conditions presented an opportunity to some drivers, while it was a new hurdle for those who had been up front throughout the first two days of the weekend. And just as the track looked like it was going to dry out following the morning warm-ups and opening ceremonies, the rain returned with the Junior Rotax drivers on the grid and their engines fired. Taking advantage of the conditions were a pair of Englishmen who travelled across the Atlantic to compete in the Canadian Open. The Hunter brothers are no strangers to racing in the rain and it showed in the Rotax Junior and Rotax Senior Finals. In addition, the Rotax Max race wins went to a Canadian, an American and a driver from Monaco. Kai Hunter (BCR/Exprit) started the Junior Max Final from the front row and after moving past Patrick Woods-Toth (BCR/Kosmic) on the second lap, he never looked back, stretching out to a 13-second victory, securing himself on Team United Kingdom for the Rotax Grand Finals in Brazil and taking home the first place trophy.
In the Senior Max race, Kai’s older brother Rhys Hunter was an unstoppable force. From eleventh on the grid, he jumped to second through the first half of the lap and gained the lead exiting the final corner when Nicholas Hornbostel (REM/Kosmic) suddenly came to a halt with an issue and surrendered the lead. Once out front, he clicked off laps untouchable by his fellow competitors. Only Marco Signoretti (Energy Corse/Energy Kart) was able to keep within sight of Hunter, but he eventually crossed the finish line 8.5 seconds adrift. Third place went to American Dillon Defonce (REM/Luxor Kart), who was 24 seconds back of the winner, with Cole Hooton (PSL/BirelART) and Stephen Mallozzi (PSL/BirelART) completing the top-five. Christopher Chanko (PSL/BirelART) was the hard charger in the race, moving up from twentieth on the to grid to sixth.