Karts in gear for season

SIKA opens for another summer

The Southern Interior Karting Association returned May 27 for the 16th consecutive year at Kal Tire Place in Vernon.

Construction of the new arena at Kal Tire Place took place in the fall and made it seem unlikely that there would be enough space to accommodate the club’s temporary track layout.

With a lot of hard work and the assistance of the City of Vernon, Kal Tire Place and work behind the scenes, the club was able to secure a new track layout and have it sanctioned be CACC/ASN in time for the 2017 season.

SIKA has been a fixture in the community for more than a decade and has attracted racers from all walks of life.

Club races are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 22 to 23, Sept. 9 and 10 and Sept. 23 and 24.

There are race classes for children 8 to 10, 11 to 15, and then for adults 16-70, and SIKA is looking for new racers.

“There’s also race classes for different styles of kart engines either four stroke motors and two stroke motors,” said Scott Adam, club president.

“It’s important for racers to know that they need their own kart and they need to possess a basic general knowledge of mechanics.”

SIKA members also have access to the permanent tracks in Quesnel and at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack.

For more information, call Scott at 250-306-5358