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.
*Kart Club of the Year*
Winner: Waterloo Regional Kart Club
– Atlantic Motorsport Karters Association
– Edmonton District Kart Racing Association
– Toronto Racing Association for Karters
– Waterloo Regional Kart Club
While the health of our kart clubs across the country seems to be tailing off, one kart club continues to steadily introduce new racers to our sport and maintain solid numbers week after week. The Waterloo Regional Kart Club races out of Flamboro Speedway, near Hamilton, Ontario, steadily saw 100 kart racers hit the track week after week in the Honda 4-cycle only karting club that spans classes from Cadet all the way to Masters. The club completed it’s 33rd year of operation in 2013 and doesn’t look to slow down anytime soon.
The benefit of the clubs home being at an oval race track, see’s a steady flow of new racer families year after year, albeit the transition to cars comes at a young age as well for most. The club is very much volunteer operated and the story of success comes from the countless hours from these volunteers who do everything from race management to track setup and teardown, to corner working, scoring and so much more. The Waterloo Regional Kart Club is very well deserving our Kart Club of the Year award.
On the competition side of things, every class featured a championship battle that went down to the wire, and even had some members trading in their usual Honda powerplants for a Briggs & Stratton to compete at the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship, Eastern Canadian Karting Championship as well as the ASN Canadian National Karting Championship, finding success at all three.
For more information about the Waterloo Regional Kart Club, visit this website, http://wrkc.on.ca.