As a new week dawns in Canadian Karting all in the community are beginning to turn their focus to the 15th Annual Canadian National Karting Championships, once again this year being presented by Canadian Tire. Canada’s longest continuously run National Championship is set to make its return to the longest standing continuously run kart track in North America, historic Goodwood Kartways, beginning August 20th and running through Championship Sunday, August 25th.
“On behalf of the entire staff here at Goodwood Kartways, we feel honoured to host this year’s Championship,” said Daniel Di Leo, track President. “Preparation has been on-going for some time and with many of this year’s participants planning to move in later this week, our entire crew is looking forward to welcoming Canada’s best to our facility. Traditionally this event is run at the highest of standards, and we look forward to upholding that tradition and will strive to showcase our facility to participants and fans alike.”
Those who have attended a National Championship in any capacity can attest to the palpable feeling the event produces throughout the paddock and beyond. From move-in day on Tuesday through practice days on Wednesday and Thursday the drama begins to build. Friday then brings Qualifying and the first of three heat races per class, and by the end of the second and third on Saturday, four days’ work has gone into the simple stat of establishing a Prefinal grid position. Sunday morning then grids the National Prefinals before 2013 National Karting Champions are crowned in nine different classes. The event is simply outstanding, year after year, and one that should not be missed.
Pre-registration remains ongoing, and is set to close this coming Friday, August 16th. Those unfamiliar can do so by visiting the ASN Canada web site at asncanada.com and clicking through to the 2013 ASN Canadian Karting Championships presented by Canadian Tire. All the latest news and information for the event is there, along with links to qualified drivers for the National Finals, licensing requirements for participants, paddock reservation forms, scheduling and more. Drivers are urged to complete and submit their entry as soon as possible, as paddock reservation and motorhome parking requests are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
For additional information or assistance, please visit asncanada.com, visit goodwoodkartways.com, or call the track at 905-640-5278.