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KART RACING IN CALGARY A GREAT SPORT FOR ALL AGES

KART RACING IN CALGARY A GREAT SPORT FOR ALL AGES

Kart enthusiasts say racing is family-oriented sport 
By Josh Penner, reporter
 

It’s a motorsport that has been around almost as long as any other type of racing. Kart Racing in Calgary puts racers of all ages behind the wheel of the most affordable motorsport in the world. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: KART RACING CLUB DONATES OVER $4,500 TO STARS AIR AMBULANCE

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Junior members of the CRKC helped present a cheque to STARS Air Ambulance

Back in May the Calgary Kart Racing Club held a celebrity enduro race to raise money for STARS Air Ambulance.  Alert readers will remember that your intrepid reporter was a driver in the race and lasted a grand total of five laps before breaking a rib taking a corner too fast.  Wednesday, junior drivers and club members gathered to present the STARS crew with a cheque for more than $4,000. Continue Reading

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JOEY GUYON BLOGS FROM NATIONAL KARTING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TORONTO: UPDATED SATURDAY 11:50 A.M.

The 2009 National Karting Championship is underway at Goodwood Karting in Stouffville, ON, just outside Toronto.  And Joey Guyon of Motordrive Sports, one of Calgary’s leading racing kart shops, is there to blog the racing for us.  Check back early and often as Joey describes the action and follows Alberta drivers Gianfranco Sartor of Calgary and Noel Dowler of Edmonton. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP WRAPPED UP SUNDAY

A racer in the Senior Rotax Max series takes the checkered flag

A racer in the Senior Rotax Max series takes the checkered flag

Kart racers from all over Western Canada gathered at the Varsity Speed Park this past weekend to compete in the Western Canadian Karting Championship.  Continue Reading

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VIDEO: CALGARY DRIVERS HOLD THEIR OWN AT WESTERN CANADIAN KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP

Tyler Wheeler, right, finished 3rd in Round #5 of the Rotax Senior Max Saturday at Varisty Speed Park

Tyler Wheeler, right, finished 3rd in Round #5 of the Rotax Senior Max Saturday at Varisty Speed Park

Calgary kart drivers were very competitive in Round #5 of the Western Canada Karting Championship held Saturday at the Varsity Chrylser Speed Park on the grounds of Race City.  The Overdrive Motorsport team placed a number of drivers on the podium and owner Joey Guyon says he expects even better things during Sunday’s Round #6. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: WESTERN CANADIAN KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEKEND AT RACE CITY

Jr. racers finish up a practice run in preparation for the Western Canadian Karting Championship this weekend at Race City

Jr. racers finish up a practice run in preparation for the Western Canadian Karting Championship this weekend at Race City

The Western Canadian Karting Championship is being held Saturday and Sunday at the Varsity Speed Track at the Race City facility, and the winners earn a spot on Team Canada for the world championships in Egypt later this year.  The series is supported by SRA and the Rotax Dealers from Western Canada. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: CALGARY DRIVERS DO WELL AT WESTERN CANADIAN KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP

Emily Maddisson, CRKC driver in the Western Canadian Championship

Emily Maddisson, CRKC driver in the Western Canadian Championship

Rounds 1 and 2 of the Western Canadian Champions in kart racing were held two weekends ago at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, BC.  Calgary was well represented and while local racers did not win any trophies, they certainly garned some respectable finishes. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: CHARITY RACE KART EVENT SUPPORTS STARS AIR AMBULANCE, YOUR INTREPID REPORTER BREAKS A RIB

A little trash talk between Markham Hislop, left, of SECN and Ald. Ric McIver

A little trash talk between Markham Hislop, left, of SECN and Ald. Ric McIver

Beautiful weather, fast race karts and lots of fun combined in the perfect recipe for the Calgary Race Kart Club’s first ever charity event to benefit the STARS Air Ambulance.  A number of local dignitaries teamed with kart club racers for an endurance race that tested the rookie’s driving skills and mettle.  Piloting a race kart at speeds up to 70 mph for a couple of hours may be exhilirating, but it’s also exhausting. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: CALGARY KART CLUB HOSTS CHARITY EVENT SUNDAY FOR STARS AIR AMBULANCE

Local celebrities will be racing Sunday in the CRKC's first ever charity event

Local celebrities will be racing Sunday in the CRKC's first ever charity event

The Calgary Racing Kart Club will host its first ever charity event this Sunday at Varsity Speed Park, on the Race City property, to benefit the Stars Air Ambulance.  Local celebrities – including mayors, City of Calgary aldermen, and media representatives – will be part of the racing event. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: FIRST KART RACE OF THE SEASON SUNDAY AT VARSITY SPEED PARK

Kart racers line up for the start of the Shifter race Sunday afternoon

Kart racers line up for the start of the Shifter race Sunday afternoon

The first round of the Calgary Race Kart Club’s season was cancelled due to poor weather, and Sunday’s competition looked for a while like it would suffer the same fate, Continue Reading

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