2013 Western Challenge Final event
12 February 2013
The 2013 Western Challenge Championship will be different this year as it will become a single event similar to what we have for the ASN Canada FIA national championship or the Pan-American challenge for example. The focus for the 2013 season will be aimed on the club championships and the WCC final will be the main event of the Western racing season. “According to the results of the survey conducted at the end of the 2012 season, it was clear that time and money required to travel and race the Western Canadian Championship, because of the distance between each venue, was a problem for many competitors. Also, kart clubs were suffering because of this situation. The new format will bring many drivers back to club racing and because people will have only one trip to organize, this will attract more people for a better attendance to the event” says Patrick Moreau, coordinator of the WCC.
The 2013 WCC final will be presented on July 26– 28th on a location to be announced in the next weeks. “This event will be different compared to what competitors where used to see at the WCC. Concentrating on one event will allow us to prepare something even better”.
Of course, all Rotax classes will be on the program: Micro-Max, Mini-Max, Max Junior, Max and DD2. Seats for Team Canada will be awarded at WCC final event: “The champion of the Max Junior and Max classes will receive an invitation to join Team Canada and participate at the 2013 Rotax Grand Finals in New-Orleans next November. But I am very proud to announce that three Micro-Max and three Mini-Max drivers will also have the opportunity to participate at the 2013 Grand Finals because the event is presented in North America. Having the chance to race in an international event with 356 entries and see the best drivers in the world is the experience of a lifetime for these kids. For the other classes, we are working to offer interesting prizes” added Patrick.
Drivers will have to race in three race events of the same kart club championship or 5 events from different eligible racing series to be eligible to participate at the 2013 WCC championship. All kart clubs following the 2013 Canadian RMC regulation will see their races counting as an eligible series. Depending of the location of the event, support classes may be added to this program.