2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Jason McCumber
Saskatoon driver among the five Masters drivers in the Canadian top-10
The 2018 season marked the fourth 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 2018 Briggs WRS program welcomed a combined 3,400 racers in Senior/Masters and Junior competition, enjoying just over 50 participating tracks throughout North America. Over the past four years, the program has welcomed a total of 15,000 competing racers and, with the help of RLV, the Hilliard Corporation and Amsoil, over $150,000 in prizes have been awarded.
eKartingNews.com is now recognizing the top-10 overall in the USA and Canada Senior/Masters divisions and the Junior ranks. For complete rankings, visit the Briggs WRS 2018 Final Report and for more on the program, visit www.briggsracing.com
Top-10 Briggs Weekly Racing Series Canada Senior/Masters Profiles
USA #9 – Jason McCumber
Track: Saskatoon Kart Racers
Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Occupation: Home Builder
Sponsors: Himself, Scott Campbell Racing (coaching)
Years Karting: 3
2018 Briggs WRS Events
2019 was a third season for Saskatoon driver Jason McCumber competing and taking part of the Briggs Weekly Racing Series program. For a second straight year, McCumber is inside the top-10 of the Canada standings and for a third year inside the top-100 overall in North America. Last year, McCumber finished the year in the #1 spot, moving down to ninth in 2018. Of the 11 Saskatoon Kart Racers series races in 2018, McCumber raced at eight rounds, winning six times to earn the Briggs 206 Heavy club championship.
Jason began karting at the Saskatoon Kart Racers program, and entering his fourth season as a club member.
“I was actively looking for a racing series to be a part of when I met some of the local club members at a car show event. I was offered a test drive in a member owned kart and was hooked immediately! I was fortunate to have met Dave and Scott Campbell right away upon entering the sport. Knowing I’d have the dynamic duo’s help and support I decided to start with a new Ricciardo chassis. In hindsight, I couldn’t be happier with that choice as it’s been a real pleasure to tune and drive. I still remain with the Birel ART / Ricciardo brand and have added a DD2 into the mix.”
The Briggs & Stratton 206 package was the perfect fit for McCumber’s entry into the sport.
“As I’m a relatively new racer, continuing with the sport of karting with the Briggs 206 engine package continues to make perfect sense. It means I can continue to race competitively for an affordable investment in equipment. The Briggs package has been very reliable, straight forward to maintain, and tune. From the beginner basics and now onto the fine details I remain very confident and happy with the Briggs program.”
“The level of competition and comradery within kart racing is wonderful. I’ve travelled to several other races outside of our local club this past season and each experience was outstanding. Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, and Chilliwack all hosted great events with fantastic competition in the Briggs classes. Our local club also enjoys being competitive within our respective classes while also keeping it friendly in the pits. It’s a grassroots feel locally. We’re always working to improve our facility and grow our membership. It’s very satisfying to see the advancements knowing it comes from the efforts of a great group of local members.”
In addition to his racing at the Saskatoon Kart Racers program, McCumber contested the Western Canadian Karting Championship in the Briggs Heavy division. Jason finished on the podium in five of the six rounds, earning two victories to claim the series championship. McCumber has defending the titles at SKR and WCKC on his calendar for the 2019 season, along with racing in Calgary this year.