April 12-13 will mark the start of the ROK CUP Qualifying series. The series will run in conjunction with West Coast Kart Club events being run out at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack. The ROK GP champion will earn a spot to represent Canada at the ROK CUP World Finals in Lonato Italy at the famed South Garda Karting Raceway.
Making a return this year will be past ROK Champions Bob Wakeling and Kris Hoffbeck as well who will be challenged by a strong crop of racers including: Jordan Redlin, Chris Eagles, and Davey Lam who are all hungry to take a shot at the big race in Italy.
Make sure you visit ROKCUP.ca for more information including the 2014 Rules and Registration package which is available for download.
This past weekend Formula K had an amazing performance winning the WSK Super Masters Round 1 in Sarno Italy with Bas Lammers at the wheel. Throughout the heats Lammers was facing difficulties putting him 11th in his pre-final where he wasted no time making his way to the top spot to start pole for the final. You can watch it unfold here on this video courtesy of WSK promotions and Tkart.
This holiday season brought the Formula K factory a gift in the way of World Cup Champion and Supernationals Champion Bas Lammers. Lammers formerly of Intrepid was looking to get into a different situation for 2014 and looked no further than Cash Van Belle of Formula K. The team started their testing program today in Lonato,Italy. For those interested in reading a great article on Bas joining the FK squad you can download a copy of TKart Magazine here http://www.mag3.it/Numero.aspx?id=59
We were recently on a Canadian Karting site (canadiankartingnews.com) where we came across this video and felt it was a good piece to put out there for those who may be considering the sport of kart racing and looking for a cost effective entry level point. In eastern Canada the Briggs LO206 Racing program has taken off and will continue to do so with it's "bang for the buck" offering. This program allows virtually anyone to get into this sport as it is low cost, and low maintenance but more importantly offers such tight racing that is not found in any other category. It is a fully national recognized category that is deserving of a place at the ASN Canadian National championships every year and is contested by many of the countries top racers.
In BC we are surely going to see a growth in this class as it is already gaining some momentum however we feel that we are not even at the tip of the iceberg with this formula. This is the racing machine most people having been wishing existed for years. It offers strong power delivery, fantastic wheel to wheel racing, stock engine with sealed cases so no "race prepping" can occur. The maintenance on these engines is a little as could even be possible in a racing machine now rivalling that of bicycles. The Racelab will be working to promote this program throughout 2014 with turn-key packages that will be affordably priced and will be top level materials without compromise.
If you are new to karting give this video a good look as you may find this answers the questions as to "how to get started".