Cessation of DRIVERS series in 2013
Since 2002, my-kart has been organising amateur rental karting events in its mission of popularising grassroots motorsports. We have now close to 10 full seasons of the DRIVERS series races, and we've in the past had the TEAMS series and once off events such as the Mad Mega Endurance races, with even an 8 hour race run in pouring rain!
Yes, we are a bunch of crazy, petrol breathing, adrenaline junkies. We are kids who never had the opportunity to pursue their dreams of being dashing racing car drivers. We are a group of pokai racing enthusiasts who one day decided to have a race amongst friends. And from that initial group of friends we became my-kart. Participants to our events reached as high as 60-70 on average at one time.
From the early days we started with the 80cc K3 category and gradually added the 100cc K2 category and then the 125cc K1 category.
All these could not have been possible without the great camaraderie, the passion and the great sportsmen & sportswomen amongst all of you. For that we are eternally grateful. True to the my-kart spirit of volunteerism, we have been able to organise all this together with your help. The passion for the sport, the values we hold dear, the respect we have for each other shines strongly through.
The my-kart values and the brand stands for the spirit of volunteerism, collaboration and teamwork.
Through all this, the best part is being able to meet so many great people and make many new friends. We've met people from different countries, and from very different backgrounds and from all ages. This is the beauty and diversity of my-kart that makes us proud. Along the way, we discovered some really fast drivers, hidden talent and consumate competitors. Some of them are making progress in track car racing, and even international single seater racing series. Imagine, some of these wouldn't have discovered their ability in racing without the my-kart platform. This is the cruel thing about motorsport - very few really get the opportunity to pursue their passions in racing.
Some of us wished we had been exposed at a much much younger age...
But as with all good things, there is an end.
A number of us core my-kart members have been deliberating this since the early part of 2012. You may remember that we made a call to members to restructure the various karting series in March 2012. Unfortunately, this was not possible at the time. Now as we head towards the end of the 2012 season, the time has come for us to make that very difficult decision to call it a day for my-kart's DRIVERS series... which is very much the core of my-kart. Some of us otais have been at this for the longest of times, and it is time for us to step away, as we need fresh new ideas and direction. We would have liked for other members to take over our roles, after all my-kart very much belongs to all of us. but I guess none wanted to.
So the next DRIVERS series race, Round 10 of the 2012 season will be the last DRIVERS series race of the era. 2013 will be a new year and the end of an old chapter.
The good news is that from our my-kart DRIVERS series, we have seen at least two new prominent amateur karting groups emerge - namely, the Initial Karting Competizione ("IKC") and the Kart Racing Development ("KRD") groups. Both have been successfully organising competitive amateur karting series through out 2012 - so the needs of the amateur racing enthusiast still lives on in IKC and KRD. We are confident that the sport we love so much will grow stronger.
Even so, we've always said that my-kart - the brand, its values, its purpose, its responsibility and its spirit is available for whomever wishes to take over from the otais. So do let us know if you wish to do this.
Until then, forza my-kart!