Silly Season: MacDermind Joins PSL Karting; Curran Moves to Koene USA
The karting silly season is upon us! With the majority of races in Canada complete, drivers are making plans for the 2017 season already.
Two big moves have been confirmed this week as Eastern Canadian Karting Championship Rotax Junior Champion Ryan MacDermid has made the move to the PSL Karting and will complete his season aboard a BirelART chassis while Dale Curran Junior, a front-runner in Rotax Mini-Max, has transitioned to American powerhouse operation Koene USA.
Both drivers will officially join the team for their first races in Las Vegas, Nevada for the US Open Championship.
Curran displayed his new team colours at the WKA Manufacturers Cup race this past weekend in New Castle, Indiana while MacDermid has taken delivery of a BirelART chassis to prepare for the US Open where he has a chance at the overall Rotax Junior title.
We were able to touch base with Phil Arbour, team manage for PSL Karting and he had the following to say about the acquisition. “We are very pleased and excited to have such a good talent in Ryan MacDermid to join our roster! I believe we have done a great job as a team in every department in the last ten months or so and its nice to see guys like Ryan pick up the phone and want to race with us. We are looking forward to a full schedule with MacDermid starting as soon as the US open in Las Vegas.”
A similar stately came from Koene USA for Curran in their press release announcing the addition. “We would like to welcome Dale to our program as we look to help him hone his skills and gain experience in some of North America’s largest karting events,” explained Team Principal Mike Maurini. “I had the opportunity to meet Dale and his family at the 2016 Florida Winter Tour as well as work with them at the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup event at New Castle Motorsports Park this past weekend. They are passionate about the sport, yet have fun while at the race track. We are happy to have them officially in the Team Koene USA program.”
We are sure more moves will come before the 2016 season is complete and we will do our best to keep the CKN Nation up to date.