This past weekend the Toronto Racing Association of Karters (TRAK) and the Mosport International Karting Association (MIKA) held their pre-season general meetings, gathering many new and old faces together in anticipation of the upcoming racing season.
It was a full house on Saturday at Formula Kartways and again on Sunday at the CTMP Events Centre as both meetings were led by the Di Leo family, owners of Goodwood Kartways and the new operators of Mosport Kartways at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and both were completed with many drivers anxious to get on track. While Dan Di Leo walked through TRAK’s agenda Saturday, he was joined by the MIKA board members on Sunday.
With both clubs announcing that pre-season registration numbers are already above last years, it is very positive to see growth back on the club level of karting in Canada.
The announcement of an inter-club championship was also very positive, giving drivers the chance to compete at the next level without increased entry costs. The clubs also confirmed that they will not piggy-back weekends, thus TRAK will not race on weekends when MIKA races and vice-versa. Dan Di Leo also hinted at big news to come with a press announcement at the Motorama Car Show this Saturday March 14 at 10:00AM that karters won’t want to miss.
Mosport Kartways will host the 2015 ASN Canadian National Karting Championships in August and the MIKA club along with the Di Leo family are primed to showcase their upgraded facility to the nation when Canada’s best arrive. The recent upgrades to Mosport Kartways includes a complete repave of the circuit plus an update to a small portion of the layout, international level curbing, a new club house and race shop, permanent grandstand, paddock paving and more.
Finally, Goodwood Kartways announced they anticipate to open their facility by April 11 weather permitting while Mosport Kartways has set their opening for May 2 as additional ground work needs to be completed first.
— CanadianKartingNews (@CKN_Live) March 8, 2015