Looking back at the successful year that 2013 was, we here at Canadian Karting News decided to create our own set of awards, all pertaining to categories we feel worthy. Throughout the final weeks of 2013, we will highlight an award for categories such as Junior and Senior driver’s of the year, helmet design of the year, Canadian event of the year, best appearing kart among many others.
While these are all the opinion of CKN, you can let us know who you think deserved each award. Using the comments below each article, let us know who you feel was worthy of the award and a short blurb why you believe so.
*Canadian Event of the Year*
Winner: ECKC/Coupe du Quebec @ Le Monaco de Trois Rivières
– ASN Canadian National Championships @ Goodwood
– BSRKC @ Point Pelee Karting
– ECKC/Coupe du Quebec @ Le Monaco de Trois Rivières
– Western Canadian Championships @ Warburg
Although a majority of our awards are directed towards individuals and teams that compete in our sport, today’s award is aimed towards those hard workers that don’t necessarily receive that much attention; the organizers of the events and races. In 2013, from May to October, across the country there was numerous races happening week after week with trophies and awards only goes to those who won particular races.
Today’s award goes out not only to the organizers of the 2013 Le Monaco de Trois Rivieres, but to everyone that helped make every event in 2013 happen. And we thank you.
The popular street race in the Quebec city of Trois-Rivieres has become an annual stop for many Canadian racers, not just because of the Coupe du Quebec and Eastern Canadian Karting Championship events that happen, but also because of the uniqueness and opportunity it presents. No other event in Canada draws the grandstand crowd that Le Monaco does, and the support everyone receives from the city is both welcoming and outstanding. As the prequel to the GP3R car event that falls the weekend after Le Monaco, the karting race is held on the grounds of the popular car race, providing a unique temporary layout that challenges drivers of all categories.
This years event featured some of the most bi-polar weather Mother Nature could create, with heavy rainfall and humid sunshine on and off all week long. But the show went on, both days, with the Coupe du Quebec and the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship hosting successful race days on the streets of Trois-Rivières making it was a great show for those in attendance.
The event is already confirmed for 2014, shifting to the weekend after the August long weekend, and we can’t wait to return!