"The 2021 season marked the seventh year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV program. This unique point system provides Briggs to continue its focus on the ‘Operation Grassroots’ program of supporting local tracks and clubs, while promoting those drivers competing at the grassroots level across North America.
The Briggs Weekly Racing Series collects results from April 1 through October 31 with each track/club allowed to submit 10 race dates. The program is broken up into three categories: Junior (USA/Canada), Senior/Master (Canada), and Senior/Master (USA). The final standings for the Briggs WRS program include the best seven results of the first eight events submitted.
In total, 45 tracks were involved in the 2021 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series programs within the United States and Canada. Results from those programs in 2021 put together a total of 3531 drivers results submitted over the three different categories.
One of the key components of the Briggs Weekly Racing Series is the prize vault. This year’s total value is at $76,500, which equates to 31% more than 2020. The top prize includes a new MGM Espionage kart chassis. Other companies to provide prizes for 2021 include RLV, Weber, Milwaukee Tool, Vega Tires, TS Racing along with returning supporters Cup Karts North America, Franklin Motorsports, Target Distributing, Hilliard Clutches, and AMSOIL." - ekartingnews/Briggs&Stratton
Congratulations to Skylar Dunning for winning the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series for Senior/Master Champion!
Senior/Master Canada #1
Track: Rotax Mojo Raceway
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Chassis: 2016 Tony Kart
Sponsors: Apollo Motorsports
Years Karting: 17
Q: When and where did you get your start in karting?
Skylar - "I started in 2004 at the Edmonton and District Kart Racing Association (EDKRA) when they were still racing at Stratotech Park in Fort Saskatchewan. The club has since moved to the Rotox Mojo International Speedway in Warburg, Alberta."
Q: What was your first kart?
Skylar - "Used, early 2000s CRG chassis with a 5.5 hp Honda 4-stroke engine."
Q: When did you begin racing at the club you are currently racing at?
Skylar - "I have raced with the EDKRA since 2004. Since approximately 2006 or 2007, I have also raced almost full time with the Calgary Karting Club."
Q: What brought you to racing the Briggs 206 engine package?
Skylar - "The Briggs engine package was attractive because of the cost and parity. Unlike other engine packages in our sport, you can pull a brand-new Briggs 206 engine out of the box and be competitive immediately while it will last multiple seasons with basic maintenance. Also, due to the lower speed and harder tires, the chassis age is less critical, and you can be competitive with used equipment unlike other classes where it is common for the top drivers to have brand new chassis for every major event. These factors allow the Briggs 206 class to be relatively affordable. Also, because of the engine parity and low horsepower, the pack racing makes Briggs 206 classes some of the more exciting events of the weekend. Finally, I believe the driving skills you develop in the Briggs 206 class are an asset when participating in the higher horsepower classes as well. "
Q: What are some of the great aspects you like about karting and racing at the club you are at?
Skylar - "The family atmosphere at the EDKRA is unparalleled. The racing is competitive on the track, but off the track the drivers and families are all genuine friends. I participate in karting as a hobby with my family and having good off-track relationships with my competitors makes it more enjoyable. That being said, the on-track racing at the club is very competitive and we have produced some of the most skilled racers in Canada across multiple classes. "