The 5th round of the Heusinkveld MX-5 World Tour came to Canadian Tyre Motorsports Park in Canada to put on another great race. Sonny Kanchin made his return to the championship after a two race break.
Brian Holmes put the car on pole with Kanchin behind, followed by Eroõ Nomm and Jason Cooper. The start was clean with no driver contact apart from Bas Slob running a bit wide out of turn four. Kanchin had a moment coming into the final corner, bunching up the lead pack, but Kanchin was able to keep his second place. He was able to make a move for the lead a lap later, getting past Holmes on the inside of turn one, Holmes got back in line to save fuel and attempt a pass on Kanchin during the pitstops.
On lap four there was a big crash at turn nine, involving Robert Vitte and Teddy Clark, Vitte went for a late move on Clark, but he had shut the before Vitte could get there. So Vitte hit Clarks rear bumper, sending him spinning towards the outside barrier. The chain reaction sent five cars into the tire barriers with no where to go. Holmes and Kanchin kept on battling for the lead, with Holmes not being able to make the pass until the end of lap 8 at turn nine. Then two laps later the leaders changed position again with Kanchin getting past Holmes into the final corner. The pair were still able to pull away from Nomm.
Rathje came in at the end of lap 11 to make his one and only pitstop of the race. Holmes made a mistake later that lap, allowing Kanchin and Nice to get past. Last weeks winner Travis Schwenke came in for his pitstop, just a lap after his Asbury teammate Tom Rathje. Holmes was sent to the back of the lead pack after contact with Drees Nice for third position at the end of lap 13.
Cooper came into the pits on lap 16 of 29. The leaders came in at the end of the next lap with Sara Dove staying out along with Anwour Beroul-Smith. After the stops the top two stayed the same, but Schwenke was able to get up to a net third place. Dove was able to get the shortest stop, coming out in 5th place at the end of the pitstop faze.
Kanchin and Nomm kept on battling for the lead, with Nomm not being able to find a way past Kanchin. The white flag flew and Nomm went for the outside of turn seven, but was not able to make the move stick. Leaving Kanchin to take the win on his return to the MWT.
The next race at Mid-Ohio will be next week, where Kanchin hopes to win again and Nomm hopes the stop Kanchin from winning again.