The weather in our fair city of Toronto (and neighboring cities like Vaughan) has been less than ideal with rain, rain, and even more rain. We are now closing out the first week of July whereby it should be peak heat season and clear sky, however that isn’t always the case. It has been two weeks since the last Ertefa meet and although cancelled by them last week, people still showed up for the usual gathering. For those unfamiliar with Canadian weather, half the year is spent fighting the blistering cold and snow so when the warmer months come – nothing can stop us gear heads from getting out. It was a quiet night unusual for the crowd and not packed like previous times, but there was still plenty of eye candy to be had.
Round 3 of the SGR Carts and Coffee – Toronto series kicked off once again at Formula Kartways in Brampton, Ontario. AMF was once again back on the scene as a proud media partner to bring coverage and some prize packs for the lucky winners of the evening’s racers. Thankfully the weather was ideal outside bringing out nearly 20 cars for the show ‘n shine competition and many more for the BBQ that was happening.
What a better way to spend Canada’s 146th birthday then at Shannonville Motorsport Park for some crazy drifting action! It may not have been the sunniest and warmest day but the overcast made it perfect for photos. It was a great turn out, lots of drivers and spectators came out for the day. A large majority camped out the night before and had a “huge fire” that got them in quite a bit of trouble. It was pretty stupid and I hope it doesn’t happen again, we don’t need to lose our privileges at this track. Everyone likes to party and get crazy, just don’t do it at Shannonville!
There were a lot of familiar faces and a few different guys I haven’t seen out or in a while. Drifters Anonymous was all out minus Joel Fallaise as he is in the midst of getting himself a new drift car. One driver which has improved greatly is that of Jordan Cailes getting inches away from the wall and even hitting it at one pointing putting a pretty nice scar in the back bumper. Miguel came late in day, but threw down some very solid runs as always. Marin was having a bit of car trouble causing his car to run pretty poorly, but he still managed to always put on a great show for everyone. Brent and the mustache came in hard at the last corner hitting the wall, the light hit snapped his car the other way and smashed up his front fender a little bit again, no major damage!