It didn’t take long for reigning ASN Canadian National Briggs & Stratton Senior Champion Jon Treadwell to find a new home after announcing his departure from Team K&K Kart on the weekend. After engaging in discussions with multiple teams, Treadwell has confirmed to CKN that he will compete aboard an Intrepid Kart through a partnership with Goodwood Kartways and the Di Leo brothers, Marco and Daniel, securing the deal Wednesday afternoon.
Treadwell will compete at all major Ontario events this summer including the Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge and Eastern Canadian Karting Championship. He will also look to defend his crown as Canadian Champion at this summer’s ASN Canadian National Karting Championships in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.
“We’re looking forward to a new chapter in our karting lives,” said James Treadwell, tuner and father to the Champ. “The opportunity to work with the Di Leo family will allow us to move up to the next level on the business side of karting, and Jon is also very excited to join Marco in continuing the development of the Intrepid four-cycle program.”
The feeling is mutual, as Goodwood Kartways president Daniel Di Leo noted when commenting on the signing. “We’ve been longtime supporters of grass roots karting at Goodwood Kartways and bringing Jon in to develop the Intrepid/Briggs package may just prove the final piece of the puzzle,” he said. “The Treadwells bring a wealth of four-stroke knowledge that will prove invaluable to all karters that find themselves under an Intrepid tent this summer.”
On a side note, there has been plenty of traction in the early stages of the year with signs pointing to another strong turnout in the Briggs & Stratton LO206 categories this summer. Time will tell in short order with the CRFKC opener in less than two weeks.