The month of December is already half over and with that, the 2013 karting season is finally coming to a close. It has been a busy one for many of us, kicking off with an intense winter season down south, a jam-packed summer season at home here in Canada and with some incredible and weather plagued international events to close out the fall.
It was another successful year in Canada, which saw growth in our developing classes, including some major support for the Briggs & Stratton platform. For CKN, we broke some records on the site, set some new traffic highs and continued to enjoy doing everything we can to promote and support our sport.
While some of us are already preparing to head to sunny USA states like Florida, California and Arizona, we here at CKN are going to look back at the 2013 season one more time, in the likes of a year-in-review. Over the next couple weeks, we will be highlighting some major news, events, drivers, and programs, all things that deserve one more kick at the can before we cap off the year.
We will be announcing some CKN awards (sorry, no actual hardware to take home) in categories such as Junior and Senior driver’s of the year, helmet of the year, Canadian event of the year, best appearing kart among many others. As well as a look back at the most popular articles on the website from 2013.
I am so proud to announce that we had more than 400,000 page views on CKN in 2013, from over 60,000 unique visitors and we aim to pass the 1,000,000 page views mark in 2014.
Our social media’s have also done us very well this year, with now over 2100 Facebook page likes, and daily shares. Keep those coming please and thank you.
We also have some site upgrades in store for 2014 that we cannot wait to roll out. All things to make the website more user friendly, easier to navigate, and just all around better.
Thanks again CKN Nation and we hope you enjoy our year in review. To see when your favourite awards will be announcement, view the schedule below.
2013 CKN Year in Review Awards Schedule:
December 17: Canadian Kart Club of the Year
December 18: International Driver of the Year
December 19: Race Team of the Year
December 20: Up and Coming Racer
December 21: Canadian Event of the Year
December 22: Briggs & Stratton Driver of the Year
December 23: Junior Driver of the Year
December 24: Senior Driver of the Year
December 25: Merry Christmas
December 26: Western Canadian Driver of the Year
December 27: Most Improved Driver in 2013
December 29: Helmet Design of the Year
December 30: Mechanic of the Year
December 31: Hard Luck Driver