2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Steven Navratil
TRAK champion among two Canadians in Junior 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 Junior Profiles
Junior #6 – Steven Navratil
Track: Goodwood Kartways
Hometown: Little Britain, Ontario
Chassis: Awesome Kart
Sponsors: Security Auto Centre, Lon Herder of Karts & Parts, Mike Goodyear, Peterborough Ontario and family members
Years Karting: 5
2018 Briggs WRS Events
The first of two Canadians inside the top-10 of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Junior standings is Steven Navratil. The Ontario driver was one of 30 drivers to compete in the Briggs Junior Lite division at the Goodwood Kartways as part of the Toronto Racing Association of Karters (TRAK). Navratil scored the 2018 series championship riding off eight podiums in 11 rounds of racing, including three victories.
Steven also competed at the Mosport Kartways as part of the Mosport International Karting Association (MIKA) where he recorded nine podiums in 12 rounds of racing, including one victory to end up vice-champion in the Briggs Junior Lite division. Navratil placed 171st in the Briggs WRS standings for 2017, which was a drop off from sitting 30th in 2016.
Navratil began karting in the summer of 2014 at the Kawartha Durham Kart Club aboard a Gold Kart. He moved over to the TRAK and MIKA programs in 2016, racing in the Cadet divisions.
“I always wanted to get into motorspots. I chose karting because most aspiring race drivers start in karting. I enjoy racing Briggs because of the very high level of competition, world class facilities and the running of the clubs is very professional. I enjoy the camaraderie of the racers and fans. I look forward to another season with the Karts & Parts team.”
The 2019 season is one of advancement for Navratil as he will be moving from the Briggs Junior Lite to Junior, which is a much bigger class with many national-level drivers. Steven is set to compete at the two clubs again – TRAK (Goodwood) and MIKA (Mosport). He is also planning on racing in the Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge as well as the Canadian Karting Championships at Mosport in August.