As the final words at Mosport Kartways before capping off another successful ASN Canadian National Karting Championships on Sunday evening, ASN Canada FIA Vice-President Paul Cooke was very pleased to announce that the 2016 Canadian Championships will return to the Jim Russell Karting Academy in beautiful Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.
While it does not surprise us here at CKN for the event to return to the very welcoming, well staffed and beautiful facility that is Mont-Tremblant, the recent participation numbers at Nationals has us pondering the decision.
Breaking down the numbers from the 2015 Canadian Championships, the host province of Ontario fielded 70% of 197 entries, while Quebec drivers accounted for 22% and the other 8% was a combination from British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the United States.
In comparison, at the 2014 Canadian Championships held in Mont-Tremblant, 32% of 191 entries came from host province Quebec, while 49% were from Ontario and 19% from the other provinces.
With such strong participation at present being generated by Ontario karters, especially among the Briggs & Stratton LO206 classes, is a return to Quebec after a one-year hiatus warranted, or should the event be staged where most of the supporting karters originate? What do you think Nation?