The F1600 Series has opened an invitation to Canadian kart racers to head down to Exhibition Place on Friday July 18. As the F1600 Series invades the streets of Toronto as part of the Honda Toronto Indy weekend, it is a great opportunity for kart racers to have a look at a potential next step in their motorsports careers and the F1600 series is opening their doors to show kart racers around.
F1600 Series organizer Jason Sharpe will be available on Friday to introduce kart racers to race teams, have a closer look at the race cars and ask any questions about the program, giving karters a unique experience at no charge. He will also be there to talk about the CASC Karts 2 Cars Driver Development Program.
This weekends event marks round three of the 2014 F1600 Super Series, a four-round championship placing F1600 cars in front of massive spectator crowds at Canada’s most premier events. The F1600 series is one of the first steps many kart racers take when progressing from karts to cars and this weekend many karting graduates will strap into their F1600 cars and take to the streets. Those drivers include Canadians Zachary Richard-Robichon, Chase Pelletier, Olivier Bedard, Jeffrey Kingsley, Reid Arnold along with current F1600 points leader American Tristan Degrand.
Entry to the grounds is free as part of ‘Free Friday’ presented by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and spectators have full access to the grounds of the Toronto Indy. The F1600 paddock can be found inside the Direct Energy centre.
“There is no event in Ontario where the spectators can get any closer to the action than the Toronto Indy and we encourage kart racers and their families to take advantage of this opportunity,” exclaims Cody Schindel of CanadianKartingNews.com. “It is very welcoming to have the F1600 series invite kart racers to come check out their racing program and it will be great to see many of the karting graduates who are well on their way up the motorsports ladder. Thanks to Jason, CASC and the F1600 Series, we will also have a display set up for the general public to help show future racers how to get into motorsports, starting with kart racing.”
With it being a rare off weekend for major karting events in Canada, it is an excellent chance for karters and their families to enjoy a relaxing weekend at the track.