Briggs Barry PeelIt was an amazing second season for the Briggs Weekly Racing Series with an expanded prize package, and an expanded roster of drivers participating. Each week, weekend warriors take to their local kart tracks, competing with the popular Briggs 206 engine package in the Senior/Masters categories. In total, the driver total for the season was 1,523 – a 25% increase from the opening year of the program hosted by 45 tracks across Canada and the United States.


Looking at the numbers more in-depth, Canada and West regions make up 61% of the drivers in the Briggs WRS program, with Canada welcoming the most with 476 from 11 tracks. The West has the largest number of tracks at 15, while the East only boasts six, all coming from the southern section of the coastline. Thus, a void is left in the northeastern portion of the country, which should be represented next year with the continued growth of the Briggs 206 engine.


The final calculations have been made, with three drivers earning maximum points over the course of the 2016 season to finish tied at the top of the Briggs Weekly Racing Series. The deciding factor was the ‘karts finished ahead of’ column in the calculations, thus giving Canadian driver Skylar Dunning the overall #1 position. The Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association (EDKRA) averaged over 15 drivers a race on the year, helping Dunning to claim the top spot. Fellow Canadian Cameron Nickerson matched the score via his results at the Atlantic Motorsport Karters Association in Nova Scotia. Top driver in the Midwest region – Logan Smith – also recorded a perfect score for his efforts at the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway just outside Chicago, Illinois – another popular facility for Briggs 206 racing.


Barry Peel and JT Swygert topped the other two regions to claim the top prize in the West and East. Peel was among the top challengers for the #1 position overall all season from the Gulf Coast Karters facility outside Houston, Texas, finishing fourth with the top honor in his region. Swygert moved up late in the year, climbing to the top spot in the East at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, finishing the year sixth overall. Canada claimed the top spot, and took five of the top-10 positions. Midwest followed with three drivers while just the top drivers in the West and East completing the top-10.


Barry Peel

Points: 201
Track: Gulf Coast Karters

Age: 37
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Construction Project Superintendent
Chassis: Alpha
Sponsors: Alpha Karting
Years Karting: 2

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GCKI 8 & GHRS 8 - 8/18/19

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GraigAlvarez LO206 Senior
BarryPeel LO206 Senior
CooperShipman Mini Swift
AdenRudolph X30 Junior
ZaneGoff LO206 Senior
MarkAustin LO206 Master
WayneTurpin IAME Master
NoahBaker X30 Junior
TannerGarvin X30 Junior
Brooke Berry LO206 Junior
JohnBerry IAME Senior
SantiagoDuran Mini Swift
HelioMeza Mini Swift
RileyRoberts Kid Kart
BobSimmons LO206 Senior
JimGarvin IAME Master
TylerRoberts LO206 Cadet
Ragan Saville Mini Swift
CristianShort LO206 Cadet
BrettMitchell LO206 Senior
Davis Cunningham Mini Swift
EvanHumphries Micro Swift
JeshuaAlianell LO206 Senior
JoseyChambers LO206 Cadet
WillVasser IAME Master
RobertSchneider LO206 Senior
PaulTorre Miscellaneous
JayKleinheinz IAME Master
DrewBlehm Kid Kart
EvaBlehm LO206 Cadet
RyderBaker Micro Swift
AustinRoy Micro Swift
BobbyKlein Micro Swift
DavidPergande IAME Master
BryceFrank LO206 Junior
ScottBoone IAME Master
WilliamLarkin KA 100 Junior
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