Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, August 23, 2018. – The Beauharnois Regatta will take place in exactly 9 days, that is to say on September 1 and 2, 2018 at Bourcier Park. This stop is critical since it is the last for the 2018 championship.
Class 2.5 liters
Currently leading the championship in 2.5 liter, the young driver of S-4 Valleyfield Auto Parts Tommy Shannon has certainly met expectations this season. We expected nothing less with his new boat. He is 33 points ahead of Frédéric Couturier, driver of the S-313 Hydroïde Racing, which is in 2nd place so far. He who had finished at the foot of the HRL Championship podium last year. Can he reach one of the three steps of the podium this year? And finally, it’s Philippe Cardinal who is currently in third place with 323 points, 50 points from first place.
Class Formula 2500
Take nothing for granted in the Formula2500 class since Bobby King is currently leading with only 4 points difference over Dylan Runne driver of the F3. It is certainly his excellent start to the season that gives him a slight lead in the championship as the driver of the F-92 Tenacity began the year 2018 with two perfect weekends in Cambridge and Gananoque. The F-69 team is in third place at just 22 points behind the leader. Steve Armstrong and Thomas Huganir can still hope to win the championship if they have good results in Beauharnois. Then, in 4th and 5th place, it is Doug Martin aboard the F33 as well as Grant Hearn in the F-14 who can make it to the podium in the HRL Championship.
Hydro 350 class
Rémy Leblanc, defending champion in Hydro 350 for the 2017 season in the HRL series sits atop the standings with 446 points. Will the driver of H-799 AllardMénard.com be able to retain his title? That’s what we’ll see as Douglas Rapp driving the H-79 follows him very closely just 11 points behind. Kent Henderson is in third position with 23 points behind.
Nothing is impossible with the H-777! And finally it’s Jonathan Daoust H-15, from Melocheville, with 371 points that is currently 4th in the standings just 52 points behind 3rd place. We can say that Daoust has been very successful with only three years of experience as a driver. He would certainly like a place on the podium this year.
Grand Prix Class
Brandon Kennedy, to date, is at the top of the rankings with his boat the GP-25. With his victory in Valleyfield, and having a 54-point lead on Mike Monahan’s GP-35, Kennedy who won in 2013 and 2015will certainly want to win the title of Grand Prix champion. The defending 2017champion, Bert Henderson is in 3rd position with his boat the GP-777. Will he have the opportunity to defend his title despite being 72 points behind?
We also expect great performances from GP-9 Mathieu Daoust, GP-12 Éric Langevin and GP-444 Marc Théorêt and Ghyslain Marcoux since they are drivers from the region. We can surely say that the desire to win will be felt on this occasion in front of parents, friends and faithful supporters.
To not miss a weekend that promises to be very emotional, join us in Beauharnois on September 1st and 2nd. The competition promises to be at a very high level!
The Régates de Beauharnois organization offers one last chance to get your tickets for the full weekend at a cost of $ 25 for a limited period of 48 hours, from now until August 24 midnight. This offer is valid online at regatesbeauharnois.com, Regatta House and IGA Extra Marché Reid and Gadoua.