The 2nd annual North of 49 Karting Championships was another resounding success with 101 entries with almost all the grids in the double digits. Only a crazy rain storm later on Friday evening affected our schedule with Round 3 of the pea-pick heats delayed until Saturday. Close wheel to wheel action was non-stop all weekend as the reverse grids program kept drivers on their toes and kept the mantra of, “It ain’t over till it’s over” true this weekend. Many drivers raced in new positions and experienced the front of the grid to expand their skills and experience.
Thank you to the members that volunteered to be track workers this weekend, we couldn’t do it without you. I need to do a few specific shout-outs to recognize those that pulled this event together.
Thank you to Rob Slivinski and Fred Causer for the many hours put in to figure out all the logistics and make this happen again this year.
Thank you to Erin Peet for the volunteer organizing and last minute prize draws.
Thank you to Janine Altamirano for setting up and running the championship scoring on Orbits.
Thank you Keith Olsen for getting the facility and particularly the TAK building ready in time.
Thank you to Dave Cameron for handling my last minute web updates in lightning fashion.
The high level of sportsmanship and camaraderie throughout the paddock/facility was great to see and is a credit to the success of our club. The dinner in our beautiful new TAK building by Fork+Farm Catering was outstanding again, as well as the music performances by Dennis Bauer, Dave Lawlor and his daughter, Sam.
Thank you to our event sponsors
The Gentlemen Pros
Cheryl Sanguinetti Mortgages
Magic Box Motorsports
ROK Cup Canada
Hard Knox Brewery
Central Air Equipment
Challenge of the Americas
Turn 17 Garage
Max Karting Group
Specialty Auto Storage
John Kwong CIR Realty
Top Gear Race Management