Chilliwack, BC - GBR Kart Racing Inc. (GBR) of Chilliwack, British Columbia, the official North American distributor for the Lewis Hamilton chassis, are bringing a four driver effort to Canada's biggest kart race. The 2011 ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Championships take place this weekend with official on track action beginning today as drivers run through practice, followed by qualifying, heat races, prefinals and then ending with the finals on Sunday. With four drivers in four classes, the GBR Karting crew will be hard at work. A centerpiece to the program is bringing the potent Lewis Hamilton chassis to national attention. A key collaboration between Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton and CRG Spa, the LH chassis is proving to be a perfect fit for the North American racing arena. Taking the WCC Senior Max and DD2 Max title in its first season of action, the combination of GBR and LH are bound for more podium placements.
"Taking the WCC title in Senior with Chris (Glover) and in DD2 with Kyle (Herder) was awesome for our first season," comments GBR Karting Team Principal Kevin Glover. "We could not be happier with the program and how it is progressing. We have a good group of guys for the Nationals. I am very excited."
Leading the way will be Senior Max sophomore and DD2 freshman, Daniel Burkett as he pulls double duty for the British Columbia-based squad. The Winnipeg, Manitoba driver is having a solid season as he looks to secure a national podium. Burkett took in the 2010 Nationals that were also held at Tremblant. Daniel's been steadily improving all year in Senior so watch for his times to be near the front.
In Junior Max it will be Zachary Scalzo looking to hit the podium as he comes off of a solid WCC campaign. Scalzo will be looking for no less than victory at this year's Nationals. The second year Junior is fast and a capable racer who had some rotten luck in this year's WCC and will be looking for retribution in Tremblant. Jeff Fulham will continue his Mini Max program with a trip to the Nationals. Fulham made the trip to Quebec last year in the Micro class. Rounding out the junior category will be John Buzza. Buzza will be piloting an Arrow kart in the new Junior 2 LO206 class. A successful four-stroke racer from Manitoba, expect Buzza to be strong in this group.
"Daniel's taken to the DD2 like a duck to water, no doubt he'll be fast in this category so with a little luck he'll actually be battling for the win," comments GBR Karting lead driver and 2011 WCC Senior Max Champion Chris Glover. "Coming off a podium finish in the final points tally of the WCC Mini Max class, Jeff's progress has been nothing less than astounding this year. I expect Jeff to mixing it up at the front of the grid."
With two Western Canadian Championships to their credit in 2011, GBR Karting is western Canada's leading karting competition group. GBR Karting provides trackside service and support programs to any driver competing in the Western Canadian Challenge, Eastern Canadian Karting Championship and the ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Championships.
To learn more about GBR and their complete line of products and services please email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call during business hours at 604.724.0078. Be sure to check the GBR race schedule at www.gbrkarting.com. On non-race weekends GBR can usually be found testing at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, BC.
The LH Kart bares the name of British Formula 1 World Champion and multiple kart champion Lewis Hamilton and is Built by CRG; a multi-time world karting champion manufacturer.
GBR is the exclusive importer and distributer for the LH Chassis line in North America.
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