For the second year in a row we present the CKN Year in Review Awards. We here at Canadian Karting News decided to create our own set of awards, all pertaining to categories we feel worthy and throughout the final weeks of 2014, we will highlight an award for categories such as Junior and Senior driver’s of the year in both the Rotax Max and Briggs & Stratton divisions, helmet design of the year, Canadian event of the year among many others.
While these are all the opinion of CKN, you can let us know who you think deserved each award. Using the comments below each article, let us know who you feel was worthy of the award and a short blurb why you believe so.
**2014 Canadian Event of the Year**
2013 Winner: Le Monaco de Trois-Riveires
We kick off our 2014 awards with the highlight of the season for most Canadian kart racers, the Canadian Event of the Year. While most of our awards are aimed at the individual racers in our sport, this award is presented to those who work hard behind the scenes to ensure that when drivers and teams arrive for the next big race, everything runs as smooth as possible.
In Canada alone we travelled to no less than 20 different events, from local, regional and international competition all the way up to the big show, the ASN Canadian National Karting Championships. There was so much to offer this year with the introduction of new events and the continued development of some of Canada’s most prestigious trophies that it made this decision a tough one.
– ASN Canadian National Championships at Mont-Tremblant
– Eastern Canadian Karting Championship at Mosport
– Rotax CAN-AM ProKart Challenge at Chilliwack
– ROK Cup Quebec Summer Shootout at PSL Montreal
– TRAK Night Race at Goodwood
– Western Canadian Championship at 3 Flags Motorsports
Winner: ASN Canadian National Championships at Mont-Tremblant
This years Canadian Championships returned to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec for the fourth time in the last five years and it was for sure the best. The organizers at the Jim Russell Karting Academy put in endless hours throughout the summer to prepare the facility and along with ASN Canada added some new twists and turns to Canada’s most sought after trophy.
A different configuration, SuperPole Qualifying and a new race format was welcomed by most and the Teams Cup was introduced for the first time, highlighted by a comedic rental kart race on Saturday afternoon. The racing was thrilling in every category, especially the three Briggs & Stratton divisions which stole the show with record turnouts since their inception. Perfect weather helped make the event spectacular too as nine Canadian Champions were crowned on Sunday afternoon well before the sun began to set.
To everyone at the Jim Russell Karting Academy, ASN Canada and the endless amount of supporters of this years ASN Canadian National Karting Championships presented by Canadian Tire, we thank you for hosting our CKN Canadian Event of the Year!