Tuesday, July 30, 2019 (Bowmanville, ON)
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s karting facility (Mosport Kartways) will again play host to the Motomaster ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championship, August 16 to 18.
“The Motomaster brand and Canadian Tire are excited to again be the title sponsor for the Canadian Karting Championships,” said Andrew Davies, Senior Vice President of Automotive, Canadian Tire Retail.
“Canadian Tire is proud to assist in the development of young Canadian racers and we’re very pleased to have this particular event return to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s karting facility.”
Approximately 200 of the best kart racers from across the country will compete for national titles in a multitude of classes. These include Briggs & Stratton Cadets, featuring kids ages seven to 11, and high-powered categories like ROK Senior, and the 125cc open shifter karts, where kart drivers can reach speeds of up to 160 km/h.
“Drivers come from all across the country to race for a coveted national championship, and we’re very proud that this event that has become the most prestigious weekend on the Canadian karting calendar,” said Paul Cooke, President of ASN Canada FIA.
The weekend kicks oﬀ with Motomaster SuperPole Friday Qualifying featuring cash prizes for the top-three qualifiers in each class. The pole-sitter from each class will receive $300, with the second and third place drivers receiving $200 and $100 respectively. In total, there is $7,200 awarded throughout all 11 classes.
As well, the Motomaster Class Champion Tuner Awards will be presented to the lead mechanic of each class winner. Recipients will each receive a $200 Canadian Tire gift card.
Briggs & Stratton will present the top-three finishers in each of its five classes with high-end pressure washers as part of the additional prizing for the weekend’s racing activities.
Kart racers in the ROK 2-stroke categories will also be competing to represent Canada at the ROK International Final this coming October in Lonato, Italy.
Admission is free and spectators are invited to attend on Sunday and watch from the grandstand in the Motomaster Fan Zone, located on top of the hill at the west end of the karting facility.
For more information please contact Canadian Tire Motorsport Park at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 983-9141.
Since 1961 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, hosting series’ racing from international sports cars to NASCAR on the renowned 3.957 km Grand Prix circuit. CTMP is home to the 1.5 km Mosport Kartways circuit, which was reconfigured and repaved in 2015 and annually holds regional karting events for aspiring Canadian athletes to hone their skills before taking their next step towards professional racing.
The general event format, schedule and classes will be the same as in 2018:
|125 Open Shifter
125 Open Shifter Masters
|Briggs & Stratton Masters
Briggs & Stratton Senior
Briggs & Stratton Junior
Briggs & Stratton Junior Lite
Briggs & Stratton Cadet
“There is no question that winning a coveted ASN Championship flag and taking the champions lap of honour reflects the highest level of Canadian kart racing
accomplishment for both the driver on the track and the tuner in the pit”, stated ASN’s Paul Cooke.
“What lingers in my mind” said Paul, “ is how the event was described in 2017 by multi-champion Jonathan Treadwell just after his lap of honour and standing
P1 position on the podium”.
Said Jonathan,,,”Karting has been a major part of my life, defining who I am as a person. Involving myself in the National Championship, is an opportunity to utilize the dedication my family, my teammates and I have submitted to our passion. A chance to entertain the many spectators that have attended and supported our sport over the years. All the drivers have worked so hard to refine their talents and compete at this level as it has become nothing short of a privilege to compete with them.A major part of my life since 2003, karting is a way of life. The excitement of a close race, the honour of competition on a National level and the close friends I have acquired have all contributed to who I am today. I feel a sense of accomplishment, not only from finishing well or winning but also from sharing the experience with my fellow competitors”.
“Come race with us and feel the thrills…”