CKN has learned that SH Ontario, formerly Greenspeed Karting, will operate under a new name for 2013. Led by 2-time Canadian National Champion Darren White, the team has been renamed Summit GP and have decided to stick with TonyKart product line. The team was partnered with Quebec’s SH Karting, but when SH Karting switched to the Zanardi Kart product, White was forced to make a decision on what he wanted his drivers to race in 2013. Electing to stick with the popular TonyKart product, White decided a new name was worthy as well.
With the new name, comes a new relationship, and Summit GP will work with TonyKart importer Pserra Racing for the OTK product line.
“I’m really excited about where Tonykart in Canada is headed,and how we are evolving in becoming the biggest selling chassis distributer in canada and for good reasons too,” explains team co-owner Darren White. ” With more Tonykart dealers throughout the country with one in almost every province now, this will indeed help with the success of our drivers and trackside support.”
Summit GP is very busy preparing for a full assault on the 2013 karting season, starting with the Florida Winter Tour. Two drivers will compete in the sunshine state, as both Darren and his sister Arika will race in Rotax DD2 and Rotax Senior. Summit GP just put the finishing touches on a new team trailer, that will make it’s debut in West Palm Beach next week.
“I believe that this 2013 season is going to be a great year for our TonyKart team and drivers,” continues White. “There had been a lot of overwhelming changes happening at a rapid rate during the off season, with all of these new changes becomes new beginnings. I wanted to evolve Green Speed Karting into a serious, goal and driver orientated team that strives to provide the best professional team environment for drivers. With that said, Summit GP Karting will be the new face of our team for the 2013 season, striving to reach driver goals, and to create this professional and encouraging learning environment for all drivers.”
After the Florida Winter Tour, Summit GP will focus on the major events in Canada with a full roster of Canadian drivers. , including the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, and Canadian Championships. The team also plans to travel to the Rotax Pan American Championships in New Orleans, USA, as well as the SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas.
For more information about Summit GP, those interested are to contact Darren White at 1.905.377.5845 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A new official team website is also in the works.