Welcome to the Western Canadian Karting Championship home of the most elite series from BC to Manitoba. First and foremost we want to thank all of the racers, families, teams, sponsors and organization for making the 2018 season the best series ever. Our goal is to build a series that helps promote the sport of karting, create events that all racers can enjoy and travel to new tracks, learn and compete at a higher level then club and at the end of the day have a great time with fellow racers and families.
Once upon a time the Western Canadian Karting Championship was one of the best series in North America. Due to a loss in organizational management the series began to fall apart. In 2017 a group of Canadian Karting Industry leaders came together to invest in Western Canada’s karting future and reviving the WCKC with a huge injection of management skills and capital.
2018 brings an opportunity that will change the way racing has been done in the past for Western Canada. Our goal is to create a great racing environment from the club racer all the way up to our National pilots while keeping it financially affordable to all and sustainable
WCKC will be introducing some programs never seen before in the sport of karting. We have spent countless hours researching and talking to our customers to find out what is needed to make the series a success and something that will continue on into the future. Here are some key areas of focus:
WCKC will be a three day event with practice on Friday and two separate race days on Saturday and Sunday. Now on Friday morning we will be providing a coaching clinic in the first two hours. We will show any racers wanting the lines, techniques, and provide technical advice to help kick the weekend off on the right foot. The goal of this program is to educate racers and help them learn. It can be overwhelming coming to a new track and we want to welcome everyone and make them feel comfortable. After the coaching sessions we will transition into regular practice.
Karting has to be cost effective and the ultimate focus is sustainable. Our goal at WCKC is to create a series that drivers will compete at all events and continue on a annual basis. One of the key factors is to minimize costs. Through corporate sponsors we want to create cheaper entry fees that are un-paralleled at National level. National level entries are ranging between $900-1200 dollars. Our goal is to be under $200.
Tire budget is also a concern. Drivers will only be allowed to use two sets of tires for the entire event. One set is for practice only. Starting at 12:00 on Friday when practice starts drivers will be using whatever tires they decide to use for practice. During race days drivers will be using their one set of checked race tires.
Tires will be purchased from the dealers or the WCKC and will be marked at the designated times.
Lottery Rotax Engines
WCKC is focused on equal engine performance. Thanks to the help of Rotax Max they are supplying Engines that will be raffled every race weekend. This ensures we create engine parity. Anyone who wants to compete for a Grand Finals tickets racers will have to use a lottery engine. $350.00 a weekend. You can still compete and win the Championship if you want to bring your own engine. We just wanted to create the most equal playing field for drivers competing for the Grand Fianls.
We are working with various companies to have prizes for each event and the Championship. Prizes will be awarded randomly so that everyone has a chance. If you have an idea or your company would like to get involved with us in sponsoring some prizes please feel free to contact us.
Rotax Grand Finals
The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals has become the most prestigious championship in the world of karting. Every year competitors from almost 60 countries, from five continents can qualify for the annual GRAND FINALS. Pilots can qualify for the RMC Grand Finals via the national RMC of their home country and the international RMC. The season’s winners of each class of all national RMCs and of the international RMC will be invited by BRP-Rotax.
Race equipment like chassis, engines, tyres, fuel, tools, kart trolleys will be provided to all participating drivers in order to guarantee equal opportunities and fair races! The basic intention of the RMC GRAND FINALS is to apply the team spirit as well as true sportsmanship.