"Together with an iconic brand like Champion, our goal is to bring additional profile and support to entry level kart racing," said Canadian Tire Motorsport Park owner Ron Fellows.
"We have a great legacy of kart racing in this country and now that Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has essentially a new karting facility, we're excited about this new regional karting series initiative."
The new program brings together Mosport International Karting Association (MIKA) and Toronto Racing Association of Karters (TRAK) for four races. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Karting Centre and Goodwood Kartways will both host two events beginning on Saturday, May 16 at Goodwood. The other race dates are Sunday, August 2 (CTMP), Sunday, August 16 (CTMP) and Saturday, September 12 (Goodwood).
"For over 100 years, the Champion brand has been a world leader in the manufacture of spark plugs as well as a strong supporter of all forms of motorsports," explained Michael Proud, Director, Marketing North America for Federal-Mogul Corporation.
"Teaming with Ron Fellows for this karting series is a natural for Champion and fits well with our grass roots motorsports interests."
Since taking over Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Karting Centre, one of Daniel Di Leo's mandates was to create high level, grassroots club racing all the while keeping costs down for competitors.
"We've set out to enhance the relationship between two healthy clubs (MIKA and TRAK) while looking to attract visiting karters from across the province," explained Di Leo.
"We believe the end result will be a true regional type atmosphere tailored to the average club racer at a cost that club racers are accustomed to. We are preparing a set of rules and regulations that will be consistent for both venues."
For more information on the Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge including the latest news, please visit www.mosportkartways.com as well as www.goodwoodkartways.com. Also on the schedule at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Karting Centre in 2015 is the ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Karting Championships (August 18-23) and Round 3 of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship (July 18-19).
From Ryan Chalmers, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
2015 CHAMPION RON FELLOWS KARTING CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
5/16 Goodwood Kartways Stouffville, Ont.
8/2 Mosport Kartways Bowmanville, Ont.
8/16 Mosport Kartways Bowmanville, Ont.
7/12 Goodwood Kartways Stouffville, Ont.