Over the past few years the Ottawa karting community has been divided into three clubs; Lombardy Karting, National Capital Kart Club, and Ottawa Gatineau Karting Championship. This changes this weekend as all three groups will be attending the Capital Karting Grand Prix at Karters Korner, an event that has been promoted by Enrico Valente.
Classes on tap for this weekend are Briggs & Stratton Novice, Junior, Senior and Masters, as well as an Open GT class for drivers interested in racing Honda powerplants. Saturday will serve as a test day for the event while the racing begins on Sunday where Ottawa’s best drivers will do battle against visiting karters from the GTA and Montreal. This weekend’s competitors will not only be racing for bragging rights as they will be competing for a piece of the $5000.00 prize purse split between the five classes.
Along with the race for karters there will be a Mayor’s Cup of Wishes Endurance event where teams of five will be competing in a 90 minute race on Sunday before the finals. All proceeds from the race will be going to Charity’s in the Ottawa region.
Here is what Valante had to say when asked about the event by CKN. “The Capital Karting GP is no longer just a Dream… it is now REALITY!! I am looking forward to seeing us RACE TOGETHER IN OTTAWA!!”
CKN’s Neelan Nadesan will be at Karters Korner this weekend to cover what looks to be an exciting event.
For more information visit the Capital Karting Grand Prix website.