North of 49 Karting Championships

Since our initial announcement of the North of 49 event, the buzz has been building and racers have been inquiring. In my 40 years of karting, I have been to many races and never in Western Canadian karting history has there been an event like this.

We are very excited to be hosting a very unique karting event on July 22-25 that will introduce the series within a weekend concept. The motto we came up with for this was, “It ain’t over til it’s over.” Drivers will need to be fast, consistent and will have to stay out of trouble to find success at this event. Another aspect of the challenge will be Pea-picked grid positions for the Friday night heats. Even if some drivers falter with a poor result in any of the races on the weekend, with the right circumstances there could still be a mathematical chance of winning the weekend. You won’t find a karting event anywhere that will provide the amount of actual racing laps that you will be enjoying at the North of 49 Karting Championships.

The North of 49 Karting Championships will be running the usual classes that CKRC runs which are:

  • Briggs Cadet
  • Briggs Junior
  • Briggs Senior
  • Briggs Masters
  • VLR Senior
  • VLR Masters
  • Rotax Junior
  • Rotax Senior
  • Rotax Masters
  • Shifter and as a bonus, we will be offering the DD2 and DD2 Masters* class
* DD2 and DD2 Masters will be run on Friday Night. We currently do not have any DD2 karts racing in our club but we wanted to create a space for the EDKRA Wednesday night racers to come and do a similar format that they do at Warburg. We are working on creating an after race meal for these racers to finish off their night.
Tires:

All Briggs classes will be on either Mojo D2 or Vega MaxOne Green tires
All Rotax classes will be on Mojo tires
All VLR classes will be on LeCont Levanto tires
Shifter tires are open brand Medium compound tires

* Everyone will declare 6 tires per class for the event. They can be new or used but will be registered and marked for the event.

Entry Fees:
$250/class and includes Thursday and Friday practice
$150/additional class and includes Thursday and Friday practice
DD2/DD2 Masters $150 and includes Thursday and Friday practice
  
Race Weekend Format:
Thursday: Practice (starting time to be finalized until 9pm)
Friday: Practice 9am until 3pm
Friday 3:30pm: 3 Race 6 lap heats/class DD2/DD2 Masters will complete Qualifying-5min -> PreFinal-(12 lap) – Final-(15 lap)
Saturday: Rok race format with Warm-up, 6 lap Heat, 8 lap Pre-Final and 10 lap Final
Sunday: Warm-up, Race 1-12 laps and Final 20 laps
  
All race results will count toward the overall winner for each class.

Stay tuned for further details in the coming months.

John Kwong
CIR Realty
#15
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