It was a busy and record breaking year for CKN in 2013. Our traffic numbers continue to grow with over 425,000 page views in the past twelve months.
Looking back, here are our top-ten most popular articles on CKN from 2013.
With the 2013 Canadian karting season complete, big changes are on the horizon for Darren White as he is pleased to announce a switch to the Energy brand as he has taken over Energy Kart Canada. Becoming the Energy Corse distributor for the entire nation, White will springboard into action as he looks to rebrand his team and help grow the Energy name north of the border.
Sunday afternoon at the Toronto Racing Association for Karters (TRAK) annual banquet, club President Daniel Di Leo had a special surprise for the three club members that would be competing at the upcoming Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in New Orleans, USA.
The most anticipated Canadian karting event of the year has finally arrived. This week the 2013 ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Karting Championships hit the track for the 15th version of the race, for five days of intense action, all to determine our nine 2013 Canadian Champions. Seeking the glory of a National title, the countries best kart racers have their way to Goodwood Kartways, just north of Toronto, with Rotax
drivers also seeking invitations to join Team Canada at this years Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, while the Briggs & Stratton drivers have a full array of prizes on the table. A large amount of pre-entries predicts a very successful event as the Nationals returns to Ontario after three years in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.
We are just starting the third year of the ‘Briggs era’ in Canadian karting – and this could well be the most important year for Canadian karting in some time.
The dynamics of Canadian karting has changed over the years – and it is open to about 1000 conversations as to why. Clubs have given way to being the entry point, now it’s arrive and drive who bring in the new karters. Clubs have also taken a beating when it comes to club racing – again, a 1000 conversations as to why. Really, the reasons don’t matter as much as what the community as a whole is doing to move forward.
The crew at Canadian Karting News is thrilled to announce its latest program for the karting community: a partnership with a driver that will see one named ‘CKN Brand Ambassador’ for the 2014 season! The partnership provides an amazing opportunity for a karter to race at some of the biggest and best events the country has to offer, and support from CKN, Coldstone Creamery and others is already in place to make it all happen.
Big news out of St-Hilaire, Quebec this week as a new kart-racing team has been formed. Sacha Gagnon, Luc Lussier and Alex Vincent have joined forces to form the new SH Racing Team, to be called SHR. The team has also announced it will race aboard FA Karts, a popular brand from the OTK family.
One of the most exciting classes to watch across the country this season has been Rotax Senior. There have been many different winners in Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, Western Canadian Championship, and Coupe du Quebec competitions and they are all at Goodwood seeking the same thing; Canadian National glory. There are many drivers entered this year with the potential of joining Team Canada for the Rotax Grand Finals, but with only one ticket up for grabs this weekend it is going to be a great show!
The rain finally halted on Sunday morning in Las Vegas, USA and for the first time since Wednesday, the sun was shining on the SKUSA SuperNationals at the RIO Hotel & Casino. It was SuperSunday as 11 classes hit the track all seeking SuperNationals glory.
CKN has confirmed that the ASN Canada FIA 2014 Canadian National Karting Championships will return to Mont Tremblant, Québec at the Jim Russell Karting Academy.
Paul Cooke, ASN’s Vice President made the announcement at the conclusion of the victory ceremony at the 2013 Championships at Goodwood Kartways in August.
The final day of the 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals brought excitement and ambience to the NOLA Motorsports Park facility as Saturday played host to six Grand Finals, crowning world and Invitational Champions. It was the best weather New Orleans has given us all week with off and on sunshine throughout the day. After a great opening ceremony in which Aretha Franklin sang the American National anthem, followed by a flyover from the local US Air Force it was time to go racing.
Tomorrow we will look at our most popular CKN Driver Diaries from 2013.