Friday July 23rd 2021
- 8:00 am – Gates Open
- 10:00 am – Briggs Senior, Briggs Masters
- 10:15 am – Briggs Cadet
- 10:30 am – Briggs JR Lite, Briggs Junior
- 10:45 am – Rok Senior, VLR Masters, Rok Shifter
- 11:00 am – Mini Rok, Rok Junior
- 11:15 am – Briggs Senior, Briggs Masters
- 11:30 am – Briggs Cadet
- 11:45 am – Briggs JR Lite, Briggs Junior
- 12:00 pm – Rok Senior, VLR Masters, Rok Shifter
- 12:15 pm – Mini Rok, Rok Junior
Lunch Break (12:30pm – 1:00pm)
- 1:00 pm – Briggs Senior, Briggs Masters
- 1:15 pm – Briggs Cadet
- 1:30 pm – Briggs JR Lite, Briggs Junior
- 1:45 pm – Rok Senior, Rok Masters, Rok Shifter
- 2:00 pm – Mini Rok, Rok Junior
- 2:15 pm – Briggs Senior, Briggs Masters
- 2:30 pm – Briggs Cadet
- 2:45 pm – Briggs JR Lite, Briggs Junior
- 3:00 pm – Rok Senior, Rok Masters, Rok Shifter
- 3:15 pm – Mini Rok, Rok Junior
- 3:30 pm – Briggs Senior, Briggs Masters
- 3:45 pm – Briggs Cadet
- 4:00 pm – Briggs JR Lite, Briggs Junior
- 4:15 pm – Rok Senior, Rok Masters, Rok Shifter
- 4:30 pm – Mini Rok, Rok Junior
- 4:45 pm – Briggs Senior, Briggs Masters
- 5:00 pm – End of on-track activities
- 6:00 pm – Gates Close
Just a reminder, on-line registration for TRAK Race 6/ KartStars Canada Round 2 will close tomorrow July 20th at 8pm. Fees are discounted for those of you taking advantage of the on-line registration process. As promoted, further discounts on Tires, Fuel and Oil are available only through the pre-register process. Logistics for this event are unique. The Tuesday deadline is important as our trucks will leave packed from Goodwood Wednesday afternoon. Your prompt attention is greatly appreciated.
Here is some information for our TRAK Club members:
1. TRAK Race #6 will be held this weekend as part of the KartStars Canada event. It is important to note that eligibility is granted to any drivers who holds a valid Club license. A National license is NOT required. As a TRAK Member you are all set.
2. This is a two-day event featuring a unique format depending of which class you race. Briggs classes are single day events with some taking place on Saturday and others on Sunday. Rok classes compete throughout the weekend.
3. This is a TRAK points race and as such TRAK points will be awarded based on your overall finishing position within your class. We will then rank the total points scored between TRAK members only and the TRAK member who scored the most points in their respective class will be awarded 1st Place Championship points. The TRAK member who scores the second most combined points in that same class will score 2nd place championship points. So on and so forth.
4. Transponder assignment will be done on site during registration hours only.
5. Remember pre-registration saves you money, makes you eligible for further discounts on consumables and closes TUESDAY night at 8pm!
6. For those who don’t take advantage of pre-registration, on-site Registration will be open:
- Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm and again between 4:00pm and 6:00pm
- Saturday morning from 7:15am to 8:15am.
- Sunday morning from 7:15am to 8:15am.
For more information on the KartStars Canada program and complete event details please isit www.kartsportcanada.ca
See you at the track!
The “spec” fuel for 4-stroke classes at KartStars Canada Round 2 is 91 octane and must be purchased from:
2 Seacliff Dr W
Leamington ON N8H 2L4
Originally Published on: CKN
The venture down the 401 to one of Canada’s best circuits will be worth it!
~ by Emily Billings ~.
As Covid-19 Restrictions ease this summer in the city of Toronto and businesses try to recover, we find ourselves not only busy with work but also freer to do what we enjoy. As for the only karting race club in Windsor-Essex County, the hustle n’ bustle has been no different.
Just 3.5 hours southwest of Toronto, is Leamington, Ontario which is home to nearly 28,000 individuals, some of them being our friends at Point Pelee Karting Club (PPKC). The establishment managed by Jason Papp has catered to some of our finest Canadian Karters Since 1997 and as PPKC enters their 25th year of operations next year, they’re home to a number of well-known faces, including a couple of KartStars 2019/2020 successors. Christian Papp (Novice winner KartStars 2019, third place in Briggs Cadet final 2020), Nathan Dupuis (Briggs Junior Lite fifth place runner-up finalist 2020), and our local boy Ayden Ingratta (landing third place for Rok Junior 2020) all harnessed tremendous strength on the track and set an enticing bar in last year’s championship, as we now look forward to the upcoming KartStars Round 2 for 2021.
With PPKC welcoming Ontario drivers to the track, practices are already underway while the home crowd and racers are rumbling with pride as they will be hosting our upcoming KartStars Canada Round 2 on Saturday and Sunday, July 24th and 25th running the Suzuka East circuit.
We will see Point Pelee Karting showcase a windy 3⁄4 mile track including a 690ft straightaway that lays 28ft wide for our KartStars racers. The track has six different course layouts and was designed with Formula One-style entry and exit curbs to provide the ultimate outdoor driving experience. You will see a wide range of the racers participating as they start as young as seven in the Cadet class working all the way to Briggs Masters (30+). The karting track offers unlimited practice memberships to all members who span across Southwestern Ontario, many of which will be making their way over to prepare for the big event.
KartStars Canada Round 1 Winners:
- Briggs Cadet: Christian Papp (Intrepid)
- Briggs Junior: Michael Ing (Awesome Kart)
- Junior Lite: Stefano Pincerno (Exprit)
- Briggs Senior: Jonathan Treadwell (BirelART)
- Briggs Masters: Daniel Demaras (New Speed Motorsports / Intrepid)
- KartStars Junior: Gavin Goldie (Intrepid)
- KartStars Senior: Jonathan Treadwell (BirelART)
- Mini Rok: Jensen Burnett (Energy Kart)
- Rok Junior: Ayden Ingratta (Redspeed)
- Rok Senior: Nolan Bower (Exprit)
- VLR Masters: Cayden Goodridge (New Speed Motorsports / Intrepid)
Committed racers arrive at the track days before an event. Practicing, trying different gears, new clutches, anything to give them a competitive advantage. But eventually the race is over. The tents are folded up and the trailers all roll out. What does a racer do for fun? Where do they go when they leave the track?
For Demaras Racing it was a a trip to the Stardust Drive-In movie theatre in Newmarket to keep the automotive-themed weekend going. . This weekend the double feature was Boss Baby 2: FAMILY BUSINESS plus a midnight showing of Fast & Furious 9: IT’S ALL ABOUT FAMILY.
When racers aren’t racing, they’re watching Dom Toretto’s flashback scenes of his dad driving a racecar.
We stuck together some pictures we took, plus a split screen video from No. 477 & No. 413 to create a quick race highlights video. Full disclosure, the final image of Bruno, Jeff and Daniel crossing the line is actually from the Pre Final, but it looked too cool not to use it again.
Race 5 of the 2021 TRAK season was held on Goodwood Kartways’ reverse, long-track configuration, a layout Daniel has traditionally done well on. Arriving early on Friday for practice, Cale and Daniel tested two engines back to back, different torsion bars and clutches. By the time practice was wrapped up, the team felt confident in the setup.
On race day, light drizzle that was enough to damped the track surface, making setup difficult. Conservative Chris was preaching ‘protect the equipment‘ and wanted to see rain tires on the No. 412 New Speed Motorsports kart. Before qualifying, Chris reported to the tech team, where he’d volunteered to help mark the race tires. Once Chris was removed from the decision making process, Daniel and Cale went with a new set of slicks. The result? Daniel Demaras’ first pole position of the year!
The races that followed, both the Pre-Final and the Final, were some of the closest, cleanest racing seen all day, eliminating the label Briggs ‘Masters of Disaster’.
In the previous week’s race, Demaras started from the back of the pack due to an engine change. This time it would be just as difficult starting at the sharp end of the grid, with Jeff Conte on the front row, and the always dangerous Bruno Polo right behind.
Play-by-play announcer Chad Webster predicted the race would be the ‘Conte-Demaras Show’ and the two rivals did not disappoint, with Polo also making an impressive performance. Breaking away from the pack, drafting, passing and re-passing each other. Some of the moves were dangerously close, but the Masters always left each other racing room, never made contact, and put on an incredible display of racecraft. Demaras won the prefinal by 1/100th of a second, and Conte won the Final by 2/100ths of a second.
Finishing second place two weeks running, the Daniel’s disappointment was impossible to ignore. In TRAK Race 4 he started last, and was jubilant to have finished second….this week he felt bad.
But searching for the positive, that’s five podiums from the opening five races of the season, plus a pole position (and its 25 bonus points) so it isn’t all bad. In fact, it’s a great start to the season!
Topping the podium for New Speed Motorsports was Carden Goodridge in VLR Masters. Friend of the family Matte Ferrari crushed the competition in ROK Senior, and official Demaras Racing photographer Ethan Pollack scored the first win of his ROK Junior career. Simply amazing!
Once the celebrations were over, the racers loaded up the karts and tools to prepare for the long journey to Leamington, Ontario. The next event is a double header weekend; TRAK Race 6 and KartStars Round 2 will take place at the Point Pelee Karting Club from Friday 23 July to Sunday 25 July, 2021.
~ by Chris “#16” Demaras ~
You know…last year I was winning races. A consistent podium threat. This year, two races into the season, and I’m just nowhere in the CRKC standings. I’d like to blame the kart, but who would buy that excuse from me, week after week.
On a positive note, the great thing about racing Friday Night CRKC is that I have exclusive use of the 20′ x 30′ NSM tent! Everyone else is sitting in the trunks of their cars (like me and Daniel 8 years ago) but I’ve got shelter, tables, radio, and even the LED lights on the side of Anthony Simone’s trailer.
When friends drop by, we have somewhere to hang out. Trevor knew I’d been at the track since morning practicing with Daniel, so he took mercy on me, and brought some Timmies to refuel. Bonham dropped by to offer alternative fuel for my race, and my young friend Ethan Pollack (former CRKC driver, now doing double duty in Briggs and ROK) has been unofficially mentoring me as part of the Goodwood Scholarship Program.
Not much to say about my race. I was slow. My rivals were just too fast. I qualified 5th and finished 4th, not due to any racecraft…but because someone in front of me spun out.
Even rising star #TheMigster had an off night. He must have had the same slow kart I did, because he missed the podium for the first time in forever, finishing 4th. As always, he kept his head up, and with the support of his family, will be back next round to strive for racing glory.
At the end of the event, I was glad to see my friend Andy T. was on the podium. I’ve blanked on the name of the winner, but still, the podium was incomplete. There was an error in recording the 3rd place finisher, and the dude they called up had already left. After some quick recalculation, Friday Night new guy Marc E. was awarded his bronze medal, and his girlfriend was there to see it…but it just wasn’t the same for him. So, through the magic of Photoshop, I present the Friday Night podium for Race 2.
While I was not on the podium this week, I was glad to have some friends at the track with me, but I really wish Ethan hadn’t snapped this picture of me crying after the race. The pain was just too much…
SATURDAY JULY 17th, 2021
LONG TRACK REVERSE
Race Sponsored by:
Drivers must pre-register for a practice session. Click HERE for the practice form.
- Thursday July 15th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Friday July 16th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- 8:00am – Gates Open
- 8:15am – Registration Opens
- 9:15am – Registration Closes
- 9:30am – Mandatory Drivers Meeting
- 10:00am – Practice Session 1 (7 Minute Session)
- T.B.D – Qualifying (6 Minute Session)
- Lunch Break – Kid Kart Exhibition Race 2
- T.B.D – Pre-Final (10 Lap Race)
- T.B.D – Final (12 Lap Race)
- 4:00pm – Podium Presentation
TRAK RACE 5 – RACE ORDER
- Rok Senior
- Rok Masters
- Mini Rok
- Briggs Masters
- Briggs Junior
- Briggs Cadet
- Briggs Senior
- Briggs Junior Lite
- Rok Junior
TRAK RACE 5 – NOTES:
- This race will utilize the Long Track Reverse configuration.
- Registration will be open on-site on Friday for drivers practicing. Parking arrangements will also be completed.
- Registration will re-open on-site Saturday morning for all others. Access to the Registration Office will be
controlled. Drivers are required to come into registration with completed forms. Click HERE for the forms.
- Please read the all documents for TRAK Race Day Event Procedures and Guidelines before attending.