Name: Ashton Lake
Category: Briggs & Stratton Junior
Current Team: Nonstop Racing
Ashton started karting after going to an open house event; when he saw real racing karts for the first time, he developed an immediate interest. As soon as he hit the track, he knew that he had a need – a need for speed! He absolutely loves racing for the thrills and the fun! He started his racing career at the age of seven at the Lombardy Karting Club, and moved over to the OGKC the following year. In 2014, he was thrilled to experience races at different locations such as Le Circuit Quyon (LCQ), Mosport International Karting, and PSL’s Circuit ICAR at Mirabel, Québec.
His favourite tracks are his home track (LCQ) located in Quyon, Québec and Mosport International Karting, located in Bowmanville, Ontario. Ashton really enjoys LCQ for the fun and challenging corners as well as the numerous track configurations, and loves Mosport for its high speed and the length of the track.
Ashton’s favourite racers are both local competitors in the OGKC. He enjoys getting out on the track with Owen Clarke, the 2014 OGKC Briggs & Stratton Junior Champion, as well as Brian McCracken, a top contender in the OGKC Masters category! This year, Ashton will be racing head-to-head against Owen for the Junior championship!
For 2015, Ashton is really excited to be graduating to the Junior category. He is looking forward to the new challenge of competing against some older and more seasoned racers, while also focusing on improving his passing and rolling starts. This year’s Junior category should be fun fun fun!
Look out Juniors – Ashton is in it to win it!
Claim to Fame: 2014 Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship – Novice Champion