Nick Leone

Bonanno can't seal the deal as Pizzonia takes victory in MAX Masters

Antonio Pizzonia
Antonio Pizzonia. Photo: Cody Schindel / Canadian Karting News

John Bonanno thus far has had a poised and controlled weekend, and would end it leading the Masters field to turn one. Antonio Pizzonia would be besides him on outside pole with Adam Pettit in third and Pedro Cabrera in fourth.

The inside row of Bonanno and Pettit got underway with a monster start, as Pizzonia would fall to third entering turn one. Pizzonia would eventually made his way around Pettit and apply pressure on Bonanno. As the battle for the lead intensified, with seven to go, Pizzonia made the move for the lead, and Pettit would follow him, dropping Bonanno to third. Back to the battle for fourth, Pedro Cabrera was fighting with Billy Cleavelin but with no proper shot of either making the podium.

The two to go flag was shown, and Bonanno decided it was time to make the move on Pettit for second.  Pizzonia however was now in the position to secure victory, but not comfortable as Bonanno was chasing him down with just one lap to go. Time was not on Bonanno`s side as Pizzonia would take the win, Bonanno in second, and Pettit in third.