Don Moormeister Named Official ECKC Tech Director
14 March 2010
The Eastern Canadian Karting Championship is pleased to announce today that it has secured Don Moormeister as its Technical Director. Arguably the best in the business across North America, Moormeister brings an unparalleled level of professionalism to the interprovincial championship as it begins in earnest this May at Goodwood Kartways.
"Having Mr. Moormeister on board is the first of many pieces in creating a professional championship that the karters deserve," said Daniel Di Leo, who has been busy setting the stage for the opening round. "Don is as good as it gets. His experience speaks for itself, and most importantly, having him head up the tech program will ensure an unbiased approach that will ultimately create an even playing field."
The sentiments are matter of fact that can not be challenged. Moormeister is presently the National Technical Director of the United States Rotax Max Challenge; Technical Director of the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas and Gatorz Karting Cup; Head Technical Inspector for the Championship Karting International Florida Cup and WSK North America Series; Homestead Karting Center Technical Director; and has been an Inspector for the last four SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals. He has also served as a Florida Winter Tour Official and brings a simple, unbiased approach to the position.
"Fair but strict enforcement of the written rules is the backbone of Rotax racing," he said this week from the CKI Florida Cup finale at Homestead. And while enforcing those rules, Moormeister said he is looking forward to being part of the ECKC and Canadian racing. "The deal just came together this week and I am very flattered to be asked to be a part of the series," he continued. "There are very good racers from up North, and I am looking forward to seeing more venues and Canadian racers. My experiences visiting Canada have been great, and again, I’m very flattered to be asked to be involved."
With karting involvement that begin in 1965, there is little remaining for Moormeister to experience in the sport. He raced over a quarter-century into the 90's, and ran the gamut from rookie to factory supported driver. He has also been a shop owner, and thus understands a karting event from nearly every possible angle. His previous ‘karting’ visits to Canada were based around Stars of Karting competition at Woodbine and Chilliwack, and in two months his next chapter begins.
If early entries are any indication, he will have a wide variety of Eastern Canadian karting talent to see, and even some American drivers from his native land. When registration began Friday at noon, entries were quickly over 50, more than half of which were paid in full in order to secure desired numbers. There have been entries from Sudbury to Ottawa in Ontario, and multiple entries from Quebec and the United States that will raise the level of competition significantly.
Online registration remains open and more information on the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship can be found at www.eckc.ca. The Eastern Canadian Karting Championship begins May 7 at Goodwood Kartways, before moving on to Mosport International Karting, SRA Karting International and Le Monaco de Trois-Rivieres.