Race no. 2 of 10 of the Canadian Tire Eastern Ontario Karting Championship (EOKC) ran at Lombardy Raceway Park on May 28. Novice, junior and spec classes ran the full track with racing starting at 10 a.m.
The track is 850 metres, paved and 28 feet wide. It can be run in either direction with eight different configurations.
First time racer, seven-year-old Wyatt McNeely (with the very visible yellow X on his helmet), got “taken out” in lap 7, and the race was stopped. Lindsay Trudeau, director of marshalling services, said Wyatt was “emotional” about the first-time experience but added that racing is learning about building character and self-confidence.
Thirteen-year-old junior racer Roslyn Craig — The Rozinator — says it’s all about making friends and speed, explaining that on practice days you learn “what line to take” and “how to go around a corner.
“On the actual day, it’s full throttle all the way,” she says.
Race no. 3 is set for June 11 with practice day on June 10. Races start at 10 a.m. Spectators are welcome.
For more information about go-karting, check out the Lombardy Karting Association at www.lombardykarting.com.