As the heat of the summer continues to provide excellent racing conditions across Canada, two major karting events are on tap this weekend in Ontario.
First up, the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship rolls into Shannonville Motorsports Park for their annual Ontario Grand National Bear Hunt event. Shannonville is one event that every BSRKC participant looks forward to each season, as the high speed, wide open SMP circuit creates a NASCAR at Daytona style racing atmosphere where big packs and drafting play a huge part in every race for a Grand National Bear.
The event will also conclude the 2014 BSRKC campaign as the event features a double-header for all official classes. In total, 23 Grand National Bears will be awarded out with a full array of two and four cycle classes on the schedule.
Racing begins Friday with the first group of classes on track. Along with the usual classes, some specialty classes will provide drivers with an extra opportunity on track at Shannonville. Those include Junior Pro, where junior drivers get the chance to compete aboard 6.5HP Honda’s or Senior Briggs engines. There is also an open 4-cycle senior class to challenge the engine builders across province.
Drivers from Ontario and Quebec are expected to compete at Shannonville and CKN will be trackside Saturday and Sunday to take in the action as part of the CKN Summer Tour.
For more information about the event, be sure to check out http://bsrkc.com.
Just a short trip down the 401 highway, the Mosport International Karting Association is hosting their SummerFest double-header on Saturday and Sunday.
Putting drivers on the full MIKA layout, drivers will be challenged with two full race days of competition, where Sunday will be run in the reverse clockwise direction.
MIKA will welcome club racers from Goodwood’s TRAK karting club creating an inter-club rivalry this weekend. Saturday evening the club is hosting a barbecue with burgers supplied by Ken and Robyn Flute. The BBQ is a potluck, where salads and sweets will be greatly appreciated.
Like Shannonville, both two and four-cycle classes are schedule, including a special Shifter and DD2 class.
A preview of the event can be found here.