Nick Leone

Small in numbers, intense in battle, Wang takes victory by the edge of his teeth

Derek Wang
Derek Wang. Photo: Cody Schindel / Canadian Karting News

DD2 Master was a calmly paced, yet tough battle between Derek Wang and Scott Howard. Scott Howard controlled the race, as Wang continued his steady pace to keep within the draft. With absolutely nothing between the two, Wang would go just .04 faster than Howard, which in time paid off. Wang began catching Howard as the race unfolded, looking for his opportunity to make the pass. It looked as if Howard had secured the deal, as Wang could not find a way by until the front straight on the last lap.

With checkered waving, Wang used the draft to maneuver his way around the Australian successfully making the pass with just feet to go. Wang took victory by just .077, in dramatic fashion.