16 Aug Canadian Tire Presents ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Karting Championships set to go at Mosport Kartways
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 (Bowmanville, ON)
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s karting facility will play host to the 2017 Canadian Tire Presents
ASN CANADA FIA Canadian National Karting Championships, August 25 to 27.
The Canadian National Championships are the most prestigious Canadian karting weekend of the
year, bringing in the best young kart drivers from across the country to compete for national titles
in a multitude of classes.
“On behalf of Canadian Tire Corporation, we are excited to again be presenting sponsor for the
Canadian Karting Championships,” said Allan MacDonald, President of Canadian Tire Retail.
“Supporting our youth in sport is part of Canadian Tire’s DNA, and we are proud to be part of the
foundation for the future stars of Canadian auto racing.”
Canadian Tire, a mainstay of support in auto racing in Canada for over 35 years, continues their
long-standing association with the sport through this young driver development initiative.
“ASN Canada FIA is proud of Canadian Tire’s support of our annual championship, now in its
19th year,” said Paul Cooke, ASN’s Vice President.
“Our annual event is the flagship of Canadian kart racing and we expect to see drivers from
across Canada competing for the coveted checkered flag in each class”.
Fans are invited to attend on Sunday to watch from the Canadian
Tire Fan Zone located on top of the hill at the west-end
of the facility – featuring grand-stand seating and Horn
Dawg’s award-winning BBQ eats. Opening Ceremonies commence
at 11:00 AM Sunday, with racing going on throughout
the day until Podium Presentations at 4:00PM. Admission to
the Canadian Tire Fan Zone is free for spectators.
This exciting weekend will include 11 classes of kart-racing
ranging from the young Briggs & Stratton Cadets, featuring
kids from ages seven to 11, to older classes like Rotax Senior, and the 125cc open shifter karts,
where drivers reach speeds of up to 160 km/h.
In addition to national championships being up for grabs, there is an abundance of prizes available
to drivers and teams throughout the weekend.
The MotoMaster Friday SuperPole Qualifying Awards feature cash prizes for the Top Three
qualifiers in each class. The pole-sitter from each class will win $300, with the second and third
place drivers winning $200 and $300 respectively. In total, there is $6,600 of winnings available
throughout all 11 classes. As well the MotoMaster Class Champion Tuner Award will be presented
to the lead-mechanic for each championship winner.
Since 1961, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been the leading racing and automotive performance
facility in Canada, hosting series’ ranging from international sports cars to NASCAR on
the renowned 3.957-kilometre Grand Prix track. CTMP is home to the 1.5km Mosport Kartways
track, which was reconfigured and repaved in 2014 and annually holds regional karting events
for aspiring Canadian athletes to hone their skills before taking their next
step towards professional racing.