Do you want to experience something new? Maybe take the family out and make some memories? Or maybe you just want to see if it's as easy as Mario makes it looks. If so, you're in luck.
The Strathmore Motorsports Park and the Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) are offering a unique outdoor experience and want more locals to join in on the fun.
VP of Marketing for the CKRC Brendon Sanguinuetti explains what karting at the Motorsports Park is all about.
“It's high horsepower, high G, it's a very fast 2 stroke or 4 stroke organized Kart racing, with different classes and age groups from five years old all the way up to 75. The Calgary Kart Racing Club had a track close to Bay City Speedway and when it got shut down, basically the land was annexed and they were looking for a new location, so the CKRC actually built the Strathmore Raceway.”
Sanguinetti also wanted to illustrate what makes karting so addicting to the members of the CKRC.
“It's brutal in a good way, if you really want to push yourself physically and mentally. There's so much more to it, I think that's the draw. I think it scratches that competitive itch people have. On top of that, it's so much fun and it's a family-oriented sport. It can kind of you take over your life. You'll bring your kids, you'll bring your significant other, your mom, your dad, everybody shows up. It's just such a fun time and such a fun thing. It has such a draw. It's addictive.”
If you want to figure out if it's as addicting as Sanguinetti says, the CKRC offers a try-a-kart program to get newcomers into the sport.
Although some people might be put off by the time and cost investment involved with karting, Sanguinetti wants Strathmore locals to come out and get more wheels on a great track right in their backyard.
“Kart racing is very neat, although it's a niche sport and it might seem like it's a lot. I would urge people to give it a try and come take a look. It seems like it might not be accessible, but that's one of the things that although we can't change completely, there are people out there like myself who really want to make it more accessible. Come give it a try, come talk to people. Everybody is very welcoming and you'd be surprised, it might be something that you really like.”
So, if you're looking to keep your adrenaline pumping or your family entertained this summer don't hesitate to lend some support and learn some racing skills from the members of the CKRC at the Strathmore Motorsports Park.
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