K1 Speed Eliminator Article

To cap off an exciting January at K1 Speed Toronto, the track held the inaugural event in its five-part Challenger Series for 2019; The Eliminator. Sixteen of K1 Speed’s best racers competed in an action-packed evening filled with fast times and hard racing.

Daniel Demaras was fortunate enough to compete in The Eliminator event, and also write a race recap for the K1 Speed Canada company blog.. To find out how the night turned out, you can read the rest of the article here; https://k1speed.ca/blog/eliminator-recap-2019.html

A special thank you to member of the K1 Speed community, fellow 130R race series competitor, and all around cool guy Daniel Cocar for taking pics of the event. You can see more of his work here:


Karts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

In building upon the success of the 2018 Battle at the Brickyard, USAC sees more growth for one of the largest events of karting in the Midwest. Eighteen classes are now set to compete at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4-7, 2019.

The Battle at the Brickyard has become an event for all of karting that welcomes both the casual club karter, the more serious drivers that travel the country, as well as the road racing enthusiasts. The first two installments of USAC’s karting Battle of the Brickyard have been an overwhelming success. The unique event has become a staple of karting in the Midwest and globally as entrants have traveled from around the world to race at the famed Yard of Bricks. Last year’s installment presented every entrant with a free drive around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Along with the lap across the bricks on Friday, the fast qualifiers and front row were invited to take part in a traditional Speedway photo as well as a cookout. Saturday evening, complete with band, and the traditional pre-race opening ceremonies on Sunday that make everything leading up to any event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway special. After the checkered flags had flown, the winners were given the ceremonial bottle of milk as long as the photo with the winner’s wreath.

Drinking the ceremonial milk and photo with the winner’s wreath will return in 2019.

The ever-popular Briggs and Stratton 206 class will make its return with the 206 Junior, Medium, Heavy, and Masters all doing battle on the 1-mile circuit inside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The CIK 206 class has produced some of the closest finishes in the history of the Battle at the Brickyard.


Demaras Wins the 31-Day K1RS Points Challenge

The 31-Day challenge was simple. All the points at K1 Speed were re-set on January 1st. Now it’s a sprint race to see who could accumulate the most points in a month. It takes consistency, it takes commitment, and it takes speed to win enough races to get to the top of the K1RS Points leaderboard

Daniel Demaras picked up where he left off in 2018, at the top of the K1 Speed leaderboard. Daniel amassed 1970 K1RS points, almost half the number of points required to compete in the year-end ‘playoff’ tournament to determine who will qualify for the 2020 K1RS Wolrd Championships.

Celebrating The Best at K1 Speed Toronto

A great new blog post on K1 Speed Canada’s website today, mentioning Demaras Auto Racing Team driver Daniel Demaras.

K1 Speed Toronto hosted their first ever K1RS Champions Appreciation Night celebrating the top 100 K1RS points earners of 2018. Thank you to all who came out to support this event. What a great night of racing with an amazing group of racers. A special shout-out to Daniel Demaras, Jason Wong, and Stefano Picerno who finished Top 3 on the 2018 K1RS Leaderboard and set the bar high for those looking to catch them for 2019!

K1 Speed Canada

Read the whole article here: http://k1speed.ca/blog/k1rs-appreciation-night.html

W Series

W Series, the new European-based single-seater racing series for female drivers, has announced 28 candidates (including kart racer and current F2000 competitor, Canadian Megan Gilkes) who have been approved to go through to the next stage of the selection process.

  • Sarah Bovy, Belgium
  • Jamie Chadwick, UK
  • Sabre Cook, USA
  • Natalie Decker, USA
  • Marta Garcia, Spain
  • Megan Gilkes, Canada
  • Grace Gui, China
  • Esmee Hawkey, UK
  • Jessica Hawkins, UK
  • Shea Holbrook, USA
  • Francesca Linossi, Italy
  • Vivien Keszthelyi, Hungary
  • Emma Kimilainen, Finland
  • Natalia Kowalska, Poland
  • Stephane Kox, The Netherlands
  • Miki Koyama, Japan
  • Milou Mets, The Netherlands
  • Sarah Moore, UK
  • Tasmin Pepper, South Africa
  • Vicky Piria, Italy
  • Alice Powell, UK
  • Gosia Rdest, Poland
  • Naomi Schiff, Belgium
  • Shirley Van Der Lof, The Netherlands
  • Beitske Visser, The Netherlands
  • Alexandra Whitley, Australia
  • Fabienne Wohlwend, Liechtenstein
  • Caitlin Wood, Australia

Maybe McLaren Suck?

The No.10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi of Kamui Kobayashi, Fernando Alonso, Renger van der Zande and Jordan Taylor won the rainy 2019 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

Former Scuderia Ferrari driver Alonso has now won the Monaco Grand Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the 24 Hours of Daytona. He’s heading to Indianapolis this May for another run at the Indy 500.

Looks like Alonso still knows how to drive. Maybe the problem was the McLaren F1 team all along.