We have confirmed today that Samuel and Cedrik Lupien, our CKN 2015 Junior and Senior Driver’s of the Year, have joined Team PSL Karting and BirelART for the 2016 season. The drivers from Montreal, Quebec will kick off the year with PSL right away, contending in the Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge, beginning at Homestead-Miami Speedway on January 21-24.
Both drivers were a part of the SH Racing organization until it folded at the end of 2015, leaving them looking for a partner for the new season.
Younger brother Samuel was a force in 2015, winning both the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship and the Canadian National Championship in Rotax Junior under the guidance and power of AV Performance. Sam also scored a podium result at the US Open of Las Vegas and represented Team Canada at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal. He will continue in Rotax Junior to start the 2016 calendar year at the FWT, with a decision about moving up to Senior to come in the spring, before the Canadian season gets underway.
2015 was by far the best season for Cedrik and it came as a rookie driver in the Rotax Senior category. Winning the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship with three race victories along the way, he was also an international race winner at the Challenge of the Americas race in Tucson, Arizona. He too represented Team Canada at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals.
“I’m really excited to join Team PSL for this season. I think their program is one of the best in North America and I’m really looking forward for the Florida Winter Tour. It’s a new start on a new chassis but I’m confident that we can help the team battle for race victories.”
– Cedrik Lupien
With engine support from AV Performance and chassis support from Team PSL Karting we are expecting both drivers to be up to speed quickly with their new setups and a major force in 2016.