The 2017 Canadian National Karting Championships will be staged at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park's karting facility on August 25 to 27.
The annual event brings in the best young kart drivers from across the country to compete for national titles in a multitude of classes.
"On behalf of Canadian Tire Corporation, we are excited to again be presenting sponsor for the Canadian Karting Championships," said Allan MacDonald, President of Canadian Tire Retail. "Supporting our youth in sport is part of Canadian Tire's DNA, and we are proud to be part of the foundation for the future stars of Canadian auto racing."
This weekend of action will include 11 classes of kart-racing ranging from the young Briggs & Stratton Cadets, featuring kids from ages seven to 11, to older classes like Rotax Senior, and the 125cc open shifter karts, where the machines reach speeds of up to 160 km/h.
In addition to national championships being up for grabs, there is an abundance of prizes available to drivers and teams throughout the weekend, like the MotoMaster Friday SuperPole Qualifying Awards and the MotoMaster Class Champion Tuner Award to be presented to the lead-mechanic for each championship winner.
In addition to the renowned 3.957-kilometre road course, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, sited one hour East of Toronto, is home to the 1500m Mosport Kartways track, which was reconfigured and repaved in 2014 and annually holds regional karting events for aspiring Canadian athletes to hone their skills before taking their next step towards professional racing.