Six weeks after the conclusion of the racing season, which saw Demaras take the 2020 TRAK Championship in the Briggs & Stratton Masters Division, Daniel received another accolade; placing 3rd in the Briggs & Stratton W.R.S.
The premise behind the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series is to compare race results of all Senior and Masters drivers in Canada to see how local racers stand up against competitors from across the country (at least mathematically). Incorporating the LO206 crate engine with a program that supports both the racers and local tracks running it, points accumulate based on the first 8 races, with one drop, leaving the best 7 of the 8 points paying races.
The points system is far more complicated that it first appears, with wild cards like 1/4 points being awarded for winning a pre-final and DNFs not being eligible for “drops”. Daniel Demaras’ total of 200.5 WRS points at Goodwood, topped rival Yanko’s 198.5 points from Mosport. But once the drops were calculated, Demaras finished third behind fellow NSM Nascar test-driver Jake Cowden in second and Eli Yanko in first.
Below is an excerpt from an eKartingNews article published earlier this week.
The 2020 racing season tested the karting industry, teams, competitors, and the community as a whole. While the beginning weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic brought a sense of unknown to many, the sport of karting shined in the second half of the year with growing numbers of racers hitting the race track across North America. Briggs & Stratton Racing continued in 2020 with their Weekly Racing Series program, completing the sixth season of matching drivers from the United States and Canada against one another from the home track.
Despite the pandemic, the 2020 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series program welcomed 2,441 registered drivers from 37 participating tracks, competing in a total of 255 events that were counted toward the standings that includes Senior/Masters Canada, Senior/Masters USA and the combined Junior divisions. These numbers continue to provide what is the largest organized points challenge for sprint kart racers.
The top-100 drivers from each division will earn an item from the prize vault. Prizes will be shipped to the track representative by December 15.
For more on the program and a complete list of the standings, visit http://www.briggsracing.com.