2017 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Kelsey Hann
Top Canadian and female driver in Junior ranks places third overall
The 2017 season marked the third year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Presented by RLV. The purpose of the effort is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 program across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. Through the support of their racers, clubs and tracks signed up for the program and, in return, both the tracks and racers received prizes at the end of the season, including many products produced by Briggs & Stratton.
The 2017 Briggs WRS program welcomed a combined 3,000 racers in Senior/Masters and Junior competition, enjoying just over 50 participating tracks throughout North America. This growth features a 27% increase in Senior/Masters numbers and an event larger explosion for the Junior ranks, which doubling in size from its first year in 2016.
eKartingNews.com is now recognizing the top-10 overall in both the Senior/Masters division and the Junior ranks. For complete rankings, visit the Briggs WRS 2017 Final Report and for more on the program, visit www.briggsracing.com
Top-10 Briggs Weekly Racing Series Junior Profiles
Junior #3 – Kelsey Hann
Track: Championship Kart Racing Association
Hometown: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Occupation: Student / Part-time worker at Dairy Queen
Chassis: Birel ART
Sponsors: Hann Automotive
Years Karting: 6
2017 Briggs WRS Events
Karting reaches all corners of North America, including that of the United States and Canada. The Maritimes are Canada’s eastern provinces, which includes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The Championship Karting Racing Association (CKRA) is based at the East Coast Karting facility, situated right alongside the Trans-Canada Highway outside Moncton, New Brunswick. That is where Nova Scotia resident Kelsey Hann got her start in the sport.
Hann’s very first kart came at the age of 9, back in 2012. It was a 2008 CRG cadet, and from that day she knew she had found her passion. After six years, she still calls the CKRA home and continues to be among the top Junior drivers at the club. In 2017, Hann won six of nine races, placing runner-up twice. It was those consistent finishes at the front against fields of 10 or more that helped to put Hann in the third spot of the Briggs WRS, up five spots from eighth in 2016. Kelsey also scored a solid result at the Canadian Karting Championship in August at the Mosport Karting facility, placing fourth in Briggs Junior.
“What brought me into racing the Briggs 206 engine package was the close and persistent racing atmosphere that the Briggs and Stratton factory sealed short-block engine offers. Easily my favorite aspect of racing at CKRA is the all the wonderful people I’ve met along the way. I’ve created so many amazing memories with all my fellow competitors and over the years we’ve all grown together into what I’m so happy to call my racing family!”
Hann has a busy 2018 season ahead. Her main goal is to compete at the Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge while also returning to the Canadian Karting Championships. Kelsey will remain competing at her home track of CKRA while also racing at select events in Quebec.