After several years running a successful series as the Northern Ontario Karting Championship (NOKC), series officials have reorganized as the Canadian Karting Challenge. Concentrating on TaG and CIK classes for 2014, the series will no longer be a Rotax qualifier and will instead offer a wide array of 2-cycle and 4-cycle classes. Continuing to focus on the racers, the Canadian Karting Challenge will offer great competition, a fun and friendly atmosphere and a host of amazing prizes.
Always supporting the shifter racing categories, the Canadian Karting Challenge will offer Senior 125cc as the headline class in 2014. The class champion will be awarded a sponsored three-day racing school at Skip Barber. Looking to rebuild the excitement in the shifter categories, the series is expecting high numbers in this headline class.
Other 2-cycle classes to be offered include Junior 125cc Shifter, Senior TaG/Rotax, Junior TaG/Rotax, TaG 60cc Cadet and TaG 80cc Master. TaG classes will follow current Florida Winter Tour/CIK rules. 4-cycle classes include Junior Honda Lite, Junior Honda and Briggs, Senior Honda and Briggs, and Master Honda and Briggs.
All Senior 2-cycle and 4-cycle competitors will be vying for a series sponsored funded ride to the SKUSA SuperNationals, which will be awarded to one driver. One driver in the Junior 2-cycle and 4-cycle categories will also win a series sponsored ride to the SuperNationals, which take place each November in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The series schedule is already set for 2014, and will kick off May 31-June 1 for Round #1 at Innisfil Indy. Round #2 will return to Innisfil Indy June 21-June 22 with the always-exciting Shannonville Motorsport Park playing host for Round #3 July 11-13. Round #4 is to be announced, but a street race in Hamilton is in the works. The final two rounds will take place back at Innisfil Indy, with Round #5 August 9-10 and Round #6 September 20-21.
2014 Canadian Karting Challenge Series Schedule
|May 31 – Practice
|June 1 – Race
|June 21 – Practice
|June 22 – Race
|July 11-12 – Practice
|July 13 – Race
|TBA – Practice
|Hamilton Street Race
|August 9 – Practice
|August 10 – Race
Registration for the Canadian Karting Challenge is $100 per race. Any driver who pre-registers will be able to take advantage of special pricing of $85 per race. Tires must be purchased through the series. Interested competitors are asked to call Rose Launi at 905.775.4686 to register your number, at which time you will need to pay for your first event. The Canadian Karting Challenge accepts Visa, MasterCard or cash.
For more information on the Canadian Karting Challenge, email Racing@InnisfilIndy.com or call 905.775.4686.