With the holiday season approaching faster than shifter kart on the streets on Trois-Rivieres, we inch closer to the end of the 2014 racing season. For CKN, it was another year for the record books with growing traffic and continued website support from the industry coast to coast and around the world. We are so proud to see our traffic numbers grow every day and our annual count up over 130% of where we were just a year ago. In 2014 we travelled to more events than ever, including two trips to Europe, the first CKN Summer Tour that took us across Canada and some winter travel to kick off an amazing year.
On track we saw some drivers really set themselves apart while the racing was superb across every category. We even had some drivers really impress on the global stage, flying the maple leaf at the biggest competitions in the world and succeeding. The Briggs & Stratton categories continued the 4-cycle revival in Canada with stellar grids at the ASN Canadian Championships and regional areas across great white north.
As we did last year, we have compiled some year end awards to highlight the achievements of our industry. After careful consideration of the events that we attended and their results, the drivers and the teams, we here at CKN have some very worthy candidates for each category and while we could only pick one winner for each award, we remind you that everyone should be commended for their hard work and efforts all season long. We have also added a couple new categories as well as we felt the need to grow our program.
On top of these awards we also have plans to review some of biggest news on CKN, including the most read articles and our favourite photos of the year. You won’t want to miss any of it on CKN as we count down towards the New Year with an award announcement each day.
2014 CKN Year in Review Awards Schedule:
December 18: Canadian Event of the Year
December 19: Most Improved Driver
December 20: Helmet Design of the Year
December 21: Mechanic of the Year
December 22: Hard Luck Driver
December 23: Up and Coming Racer
December 23: Young Driver of the Year **New for 2014
December 24: Canadian Race Team of the Year
December 25: International Driver of the Year (Competing in Europe)
December 26: Western Canadian Driver of the Year
December 27: Atlantic Canadian Driver of the Year**New for 2014
December 28: Briggs & Stratton Junior Driver of the Year **New for 2014
December 29: Briggs & Stratton Senior Driver of the Year
December 30: Rotax Junior Driver of the Year
December 31: Rotax Senior Driver of the Year