Calgary Kart Racing Club – Round Eight Report

Several club championship battles heating up as season progresses

Jul 27, 2016 CKRC-R8
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75 competitors were greeted by clear blue skies and hot temperatures at North Star Raceway. Rotax Masters (10 competitors) Ashley Hughes cleared the field by a half second margin in qualifying but as the heat of the day increased fortunes would change as chassis set-up became more important.  Josh Carter took the Pre-Final win but could […]

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Jul 21, 2016 Nigel Pendykoski's 5th win was for his Dad
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Merrittville Speedway’s 12th Kart Night of 2016 saw win streaks continue through all 5 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Divisions Tuesday July 19th. 2016 Rookie Nigel Pendykoski – grandson of former Saturday Night Racer John Pendykoski was on a mission Tuesday Night – winning both of his qualifying heats and the 8 lap Feature for […]

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Jul 14, 2016 Manitoba-Mark Sawatsky DD2 Masters MKA
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Once again it was another rain race for Race 4 of the Manitoba Karting Championship at Gimli Motorsport Park. It was raining on and off throughout the day leaving drivers and pit crews guessing whether to start the races on wets or slicks. Highlights of Race # 4 For Senior Briggs John Buzza had pole […]

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Jul 14, 2016 Nigel Pendykoski in Victory Lane for the 4th time of 2016
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The list of first time winners continued at Merrittville Speedway July 11th with 2 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Drivers winning their first features of 2016. First to visit Victory Lane was Cohen Corbett who won his first Tim Phillips Garage St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Novice 2 Feature. Also winning his first feature was […]

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Jul 13, 2016 CKRC-R7-Rotax Masters
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CKRC Race #7 was greeted by sunshine and good weather with 59 entries across the 8 different classes. Junior Rotax (2 entries) 1. Connor Peet 2. Naila Deen Rotax Mini Max (3 entries) 1. James Altamirano 2. Kiefer Peet 3. Enzo Sartor Senior Rotax (5 entries) Evan White broke Skylar Dunning’s perfect record in Calgary […]

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Jul 05, 2016 Canadian Karting Challenge logo
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“CKC returns to Shannonville July 22-24” July 5, 2016 – A must-attend event for ASN Canada drivers in all classes including shifter and Rotax DD2, the Canadian Karting Challenge (CKC) is pleased to announce details for their upcoming event at Shannonville Motorsport Park July 22-24. Running the Full Nelson layout, series drivers and Innsifil Kart […]

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Jun 30, 2016 CKRC-R6-Shifter
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CKRC Race #6 was again challenged by the weather gods with drizzly rain up until mid-day with a few classes running their Pre-Finals on a wet track.  The weather cleared in the early afternoon and a dry track was available rewarding the 68 total entries the rest of the race day. Senior Briggs Light (13 […]

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Jun 30, 2016 Donny Lampman in Victory Lane for the 4th time of 2016
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The month of June closed out at Merrittville Speedway with 3 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Drivers winning their second features of 2016. First to add a second St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Feature Win Sticker rookie Christopher Crowe who won his second straight Vansickle Pet Valu Novice 1 Feature. Jumping ahead to the Cassell […]

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Jun 27, 2016 (Photo: EDKRA.ca)
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Following on the success of the inaugural 2015 Summer Challenge that saw numerous drivers going home with cash prizes, fully-paid entries to major events throughout North America, the awarding of a ticket to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in DD2 Masters, and most importantly huge smiles on the faces of all of the racers […]

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Jun 24, 2016 Merrittville Speedway logo
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Three Karters celebrated the first Tuesday of summer with their first Feature Wins June 21st. 2016 Rookie Christopher Crowe won his first career feature in the Vansickle Pet Valu Novice 1 Division. Veteran Davis Grocott made his first ever visit to St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Victory Lane after winning the Ed MacPherson Construction Junior […]

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Jun 23, 2016 Calgary Kart Racing Club-CKRC-logo
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Several factors affected the entry count with June being a busy kart racing month in the Alberta Region as well as it being Father’s Day and a sketchy weather forecast for much of the week.  The 43 entries were treated to near perfect weather and lots of close racing in many classes. Junior 1 Briggs (9 […]

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Jun 22, 2016 First time Feature Winner Madelyn Goulding
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The string of first time 2016 winners continued June 14th Merrittville Speedway with 3 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Drivers visiting St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Victory Lane. Madelyn Goulding – daughter of 2015 Van Raine Construction 4 Cylinder Champion and Kart Racer Rob Goulding won her first ever Feature. Goulding is a rookie in […]

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Jun 13, 2016 Rotax DD2 Masters Winner Don Kidd
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For Senior Briggs John Buzza had pole and lead flag to flag but behind him a pack of karts was fighting over the runner-up spot. On the last lap 2nd place came down to a photo finish with  Stephen Bachalo just inching by Jeff Fulham with Morgan McDonald right on Jeff’s bumper. John won with […]

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Jun 09, 2016 Dylan and his Dad Tim celebrate 3rd Kart Win of 2016
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The month of June arrived rather coldly at Merrittville Speedway but several drivers remained hot in Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series action June 7th. 5 drivers would win their third St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Features of 2016 in 6 starts. First to do it was rookie William Younger in the Vansickle Pet Valu Novice […]

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Jun 02, 2016 Donny Lampman in Victory Lane
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Merrittville Speedway’s Kart Season concluded the month of May with three drivers winning their first St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Features of 2016. Taking his first checkered flag was Zach Trotter in the RCM Racing Equipment Junior 1 Division. Also visiting Victory Lane was current Van Raine Construction 4 Cylinder Saturday Night Rookie Austyn Werstroh. […]

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May 31, 2016 CKRC-Race 3-4
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The weather in the week leading up to the CKRC Race 3 & 4 double header was turbulent with spring rain showers but the forecast for good weather came through for a fantastic weekend of racing at North Star Raceway.  All classes were well represented with Briggs Senior class at 19 entries being the largest […]

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May 31, 2016 Junior Rotax Winner # 99 Curtis Veselinovich
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The weather was raining off and on for Race 1 of the Manitoba Karting Championship at Gimli Motorsport Park. This made for some challenging race conditions as karters had to deal with a track that was changing from wet to dry and back to wet again. Fortunately the track dried out and stayed dry after […]

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May 27, 2016 Trevor Wright in Victory Lane for the first time in 2016
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Longtime Merrittville Kart Club Sponsor KC Auto Parts is now St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts. On the first Wednesday Event of the 2016 Season – two karters would run to their first Feature Wins of 2016. Spencer Maytum won his first RCM Racing Equipment Junior 1 Feature while Trevor Wright – a rookie Saturday Nights […]

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May 19, 2016 Donny Lampman
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For the second straight week Merrittville Speedway had 5 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Drivers winning their first features of 2016. First to visit KC Auto Parts Victory Lane was William Younger who won the Vansickle Pet Valu Novice 1 Feature. Hana Rothwell, Donny Lampman, Dalton Slack and Paul Lindberg also took home their first […]

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May 18, 2016 (Photo: Dan Frederickson)
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The Calgary Kart Racing Club’s second club race was run under much nicer spring conditions with temperatures hovering around 18 degrees. Many members took advantage of the Saturday Test & Tune to prepare for Sunday’s event. There were 74 entries amongst all the classes with many new faces and a few returning that raced years […]

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