2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Alan Haggerty
Calgary Kart Racing Club champion leads organization in Canadian standings
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 #4 – Alan Haggerty
Track: Calgary Kart Racing Club
Hometown: Provost, Alberta
Occupation: Snap-on Tools Representative
Sponsors: Ivy Rose Custom Designs, Haggerty Autosport
Years Karting: 12
2018 Briggs WRS Events
Three of the top-10 in the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series standings for Senior/Masters Canada. The top driver is Alan Haggerty, who claimed his second CKRC title in four years. Haggerty won five of the 13 rounds at the North Star Raceway at Strathmore Motorsport Park to help earn the CKRC Briggs & Stratton Heavy. His results put him 15th overall for the Senior/Masters group, combined with USA and Canada, similar to where he was in 2017 with 11th overall and 4th in Canada. Haggerty was 33rd and 16th in the Canada standings for 2016 and 2015.
Haggerty began karting in 2006 with the Calgary Kart Racing Club at Varsity Speedway next to Race City in Calgary. Alan has remained with the organization since, choosing to run Briggs and Stratton because there’s no better value in motorsports.
“I love racing with CKRC because the level of driving in the club is world class. I can drive around the outside of another through a flat out sweeper and they’ll know I’m there and leave exactly a kart width for me. Karting is the only way to get such a high level performance through corners and such good racing anywhere near where I live, and it’s an immensely rewarding experience racing against the gentleman I compete with.”
In 2019, Haggerty wants to really keep having fun with the sport. He’s excited about working with a young driver at the Calgary Kart Racing Club to help grow the sport and show what he has learned during his time in karting.