Stars of Tomorrow National Race/Westwood
Karting Series Round 8: Chilliwack, B.C.
the weeekend of October 12-13, there would be two different races
going on at the same track on the same weekend in Chilliwack, B.C.
For the ICC category, Jurca would participate with the Cart Stars
of Tomorrrow National Series. In the ICA category, he would run
in the Westwood Karting Series and fight for the championship.
The ICC shifter class started out well with Jordy Vorrath and David
Jurca qualifying on the front row of this national race, where they
would be competing against drivers such as Elliot, Jaskol, Ingham,
and Mandarino. ICC would not have a prefinal, but rather a 25 lap
final only. On the start of the final, Jurca dropped back to fourth.
On the second lap, Elliot put his kart off the track and through
a pile of gravel, sending rocks into Jurca's direction. One of the
rocks would puncture Jurca's radiator, draining the water out of
his engine. Driving with an overheating engine, Jurca was suffereing
from a lack of power. Nonetheless, he fought his way back up to
second position, but it wasn't meant to be. On lap 22 of 25, his
engine decided to give and Jurca would not finish the race.
Now to the good news. In the ICA class, David Jurca would qualify
second, and finish second in the prefinal and final to win the 2002
Westwood Karting ICA championship. Jurca commented after the race:
"It was difficult not to have finished in the ICC shifter race,
but I am happy to have won the ICA championship and now I look forward
to the Las Vegas Supernationals, as well as the CART Stars of Tomorrow
Grandnationals in November." Jurca also wanted to thank his
sponsors Best Ceramic, European Tile Inc.,
Kuzzins Kustoms, Bell
Serengeti Design, and Jim Mason.