Race #8 – August 20th

Race #8 – August 20th

Standard Track Configuration – Heat Format

Race Order

Cadet (Track clean up after Races)
Jr. Lite
Jr. Heavy
Sr. Medium (Track Setup)

Top 5 in the final go to Tech
Let’s help each other by reminding your fellow racers to make sure they go to tech.


Novice push back bumper rule is now in effect starting with today’s (Race #9)
See bulletin posted on website. 
Upcoming Kart stars race / WRKC race # 12. Run under Kart stars rules and format, please register your number.
WRKC Annual Banquet Date Nov 12th 2022. More info to follow.

Spec Gas Station

Please note that for this weeks race and for the balance of the season we are reverting back to the spec fuel station as stated in rule 21.9 of the 2022 Rule Book.

The station is the ESSO station located at 1129 Hwy 5, Dundas, ON, L9H 5E2.

As a reminder:
– The fuel has to be 91 Octane
– Your race fuel is to be purchased on the morning of the race, not the night before.
– Ensure that you purge the line of any fuel left over from the last customer, to ensure you have the right fuel (recommend purging at least 2 litres).
– Always make sure your gas tank is clean to avoid contamination.

Race Day Sponsor: Platinum Karts and Parts

The club is honored to have Platinum Karts and Parts as our race day sponsor.  Since 2020 Craig Nichols has built an addiction to karting.  Starting as a proud Dad just spending time with his son playing with go karts, embracing the dream of one day experiencing a real life race scenario.  Where do they race?  How do I know what equipment I need?  The questions of the average parent dreaming of their child standing tall on the podium.

Started in 2021 Platinum Karts is now in full swing, a unique and respectful approach to positively continuing the growth of karting.  Craig’s honesty and passion for racing has positioned Platinum Karting in an extremely important yet crucial space in the karting scene.  Catering to all, but especially to families that are at the beginning stages of their exciting racing journey.  Platinum Karts has become a lifeline for local racers competing with all makes and models of Kart Chassis.

Whether it’s a set of tires or that rare sprocket needed to maximize a session, the Platinum family is proud to supply our future champions with affordable and high quality new and used parts.  Craig is available 24/7 and can be found on line on the Facebook group page “Platinum Karts and Parts” and instagram “@platinum_karts” to help supply, repair of offer advice to anyone in need and share the Platinum family experiences of karting.

Thank you for your continued business and support of the WRKC series on behalf of the Platinum Team.

The WRKC is thankful to have Platinum Karts and Parts as a Race Day Sponsor.  

Awards and Recognition

Each season the club hands out a number of awards at the end of the season.  They can be classified in 1 of 3 groups.  Awards that honour the many volunteers who work to make race days happen and look after the day to day business of the club.  Racers who are deserving of recognition for their driving and kart preparation week in and week out.  Performance based awards for drivers.  Some of the awards recipients are chosen by the board members, and a few awards are voted on by club members.  The performance based awards are based on race timing records and race day points results.  With the season winding down its time to start thinking about who should receive an award.

In the case of the awards voted on by the board members if there is someone who has helped you throughout the season, or you recognize as an individual, who is always working hard week in and week out, let a board member know.  This way they can make sure that person is considered for an award.  

For the awards that are decided on by the racers now is the time to start thinking who you think in your class is the most worthy recipient.  Before the end of season you will receive a ballot to make your choices.

Following is a summary of the awards that are handed out annually.

Driver Selected Awards:

Most Sportsman Like Driver- The drivers from each class choose a racer that has demonstrated respect for his fellow drivers both on and off the track.  The should also be someone who you feel always has a positive attitude on and off the track.

Best Appearing Kart- This award is to recognize the team that shows up to the racetrack with a kart that is well looked after, meets all the safety requirements, and their kart always looks good.

Performance Based Awards:

Junior and Senior High Points Award- This award is handed out to the Junior and Senior driver who had the highest total season points before drops.

Hard Charger Award- This award is handed out to the driver who completed the most number of passes during the season.

Rookie of the Year Award- To qualify for this award a driver must have started racing in the current season.  The award is presented to the driver who had the highest point total for their best 9 races.  The rookie with the highest point total will receive the award.

Most Improved Driver-  This award is presented to the driver in each class who makes the greatest improvement in average race day finishes over the prior year.  The criteria used for selecting the candidate is described in detail in the club rule book.

Board Selected Awards.

Chris Turnbull Award- The boards selects the driver who exemplifies what racing is all about.   Whether they win or lose they are always respectful of fellow competitors, show good sportsmanship and help with tasks that need to be done for the club.  This award is in memory of Chris Turnbull.

Jim Morrow Award and Club Appreciation Awards- These awards are presented to an individual who made a significant contribution to the club.

Race 8 Results

1st Cody Shaw
2nd Nathan Stockwell
3rd Caleb Cody
4th Logan Matheson
5th Kaden Donkers

1st Wesley Donkers
2nd Brandon Bowden
3rd Cole Medeiros
4th Andrew Adams
5th Eric Girard

Jr. Lite
1st Carson McFarlane
2nd Austin Gordon
3rd Oliver Diaz
4th Alexander Klotz
5th Sawyer McFarlane

Jr. Heavy
1st Griffin Nichols
2nd Taylor Weber
3rd Ethan DeMenna
4th Ty Riopelle
5th Grayson MacDonald

Sr. Medium
1st Jordan Ramsbottom
2nd William Adams
3rd Ethan Donkers
4th Owen Colling
5th Logan Prince

1st Jake Collison
2nd Brian Wilkinson
3rd Terry Ellwood
4th Scott Ellwood
5th Paul Harrison

Minimum Weight and Restrictor Specifications.

Cadet:  .285″ slide Opening/.350 Plate (Honda 5.5) Kart & Driver Weight 225
Novice:   Red slide/.500 Plate (Honda 5.5) Kart & Driver Weight Briggs 245, Honda 235
Jr. Lite:    Blue slide/ no rest (Honda 5.5) Kart & Driver Weight 265
Jr. Heavy:   Yellow slide/no rest (Honda 5.5) Kart & Driver Weight 300 Briggs, Honda 275
Sr. Medium:  Black slide/no rest (Honda 6.5) Kart & Driver Weight 340 Briggs, Honda 360
Masters:  Black Slide/no rest (Honda 6.5) Kart & Driver Weight 375 Briggs, Honda 385

1. All Weights are shown in imperial pounds
2. The above is provided for information only, the WRKC 2022 Rule Book will always take precedence to any other printed/posted information.

Upcoming Events

  • Race Day #10 – August 27th, 2022
  • Race Day #11 – September 10th, 2022
  • Race Day #12 – Kartstars Race – September 16-18th, 2022
  • Race Day #13 – September 24th, 2022
  • Race Day #14 – Oktoberfest GrandPrix – October 7th-8th, 2022
  • WRKC Annual Banquet – November 12th, 2022

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!
Thank you to our new and returning sponsors for their generous contributions to the club.

Class Sponsors
Cadet              Collison Racing
        Novice            Touchwood Cabinets
   Jr. Light           Walker Machinery
                        Jr. Heavy         Network Sewer and Watermain
     Sr. Medium     Expressway Trucks
              Masters           Flamboro Machine Shop

Race day sponsors:
Reliance Precision
Silvabuilt Construction
Network Sewer and Watermain
Grindstone Landscaping
Northside Trophies
Kittys Ice Cream Garage
Expressway trucks
VSR Racing
Platinum Karts and Parts
Wow 1 Day Painting
Invisible Fence K/W
Go Hot Water.ca
Bast Medical
T. Weber Paving

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