It may only have been a practice day on Wednesday, but the first day of the 2015 ASN Canadian National Karting Championships at Mosport Kartways near Bowmanville, Ontario was full of electricity. There was a certain vibe running through the paddock that has been been absent over most of this year, a vibe full of positivity and excitement as everyone in attendance was fired up for the biggest event of the Canadian season.
Registrations continued to roll in throughout the day with the number of entries inching closer to 200, eclipsing the number of drivers from a year ago. The addition of the Open Shifter category has been a big discussion throughout the paddock, as has the number of drivers and the quality of drivers entered in the Briggs & Stratton LO206 Senior class, which could very well reach 45 or more karts this weekend.
Even Mr. Paul Cooke, Vice-President of ASN Canada, could be found displaying a large ear to ear smile, excited to see the atmosphere and amped up for what he expects to be some very great racing this weekend in every category.
For those who cannot make it out to Mosport and compete this weekend, we highly suggest at least making an appearance and taking in some of the action as a spectator. There will be no shortage of wheel-to-wheel action, especially when the thunder of the Briggs & Stratton LO206 engines roar around the roller coaster of sectors that make up the 1.2KM Mosport track.
Saskatchewan’s Scott Campbell is eagerly awaiting the results from this weekend to find out who will join him as members of Team Canada at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal later this year, as the winners of Rotax Junior, Rotax Senior, DD2 and DD2 Masters will earn invitations to represent Canada on the global stage.
It’s going to be a great weekend at Mosport and if you are still on the edge, registration remains open on Thursday throughout the final day of practice before the show officially begins on Friday with Pfaff SuperPole Qualifying.
Can’t make it this weekend? Follow all the action from this weekend on our official event page. From social updates to immediate top-10 results, everything we have to offer from Mosport can be found there! Reminder: be sure to use the hashtag #BecauseKarting on all of your social media posts this weekend about the ASN Canadian National Karting Championships.