Jeff Kingsley, pilot of the Whitby Toyota TRD Tony Kart, is ready to set down in Edmonton and take on the 2013 edition of the Western Canadian Championships (WCC). The popular Rotax Max supported event is back for a seventh year with big changes in the series as 2013 focuses on club race participation and will conclude with a single event which will crown the 2013 WCC champions. The final event will take place in Warburg, AB, July 26 -28th. The track is 1.1 km with 12 corners that offer up exciting action. The 15-year-old racer has been balancing his second season of kart racing with open wheel racecar testing as he looks to continue his pursuit of motorsports excellence.
“I’m really excited to head to Edmonton for the WCC final,” comments Kingsley. “We’ve had an up and down season so far. We have speed and just need to stay clean and score well in each session. I did get a chance to test at Warburg and it’s a great track. The on track action is going to be intense as we all have the same goal in mind – win a pass to the Grand Finals.”
Kingsley sits second in the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship (ECKC) points tally following rounds three and four at Goodwood Kartways near Stouffville, ON. With a pass to Team Canada on the line, WCC organizers are expecting several “east coast” racers to take on the best from the west. The talented teen has been the one to beat heading into the 2013 season and looks to make the most of this opportunity to compete at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals taking place on US soil for the time.
“The past 12 months have been really exciting as I balance karting and cars,” smiles Kingsley. “I’ve had a chance to run several different open wheel cars and it’s been a blast. I just received my ASN Canada racing license and hope to use before the season is done. Right now the focus is on this weekend and earning a pass to Team Canada. With the Grand Finals at New Orleans it will be very exciting.”
Following the WCC action this weekend, the ECKC returns to the track on August 4th at Trois Rivieres followed by the final round at Mont Tremblant Karting in mid-September.
For more information about Jeff, visit his website at jeffkingsley.com. For more information about Whitby Toyota, visit their website at whitbytoyota.com.