First-Ever Slingshot Racing Champions Crowned


The first-ever Slingshot Racing Cup season came to a close in September with high spirits and smiles all around. Local driver David Richert won the two final races, giving him the overall championship title. Myles Kraut dominated in the Participant class and came out on top, followed by Kurt Enns and Paul Thiessen. 

The Cup, sponsored by S.A.R. in Steinbach, was the first of its kind in the world. A large spectator crowd was present for the final races, including drivers’ family members, friends, and representatives of Polaris, which partnered with the event. 

“Racing wheel to wheel with everyone has been a great experience this year, and winning is the icing on the cake,” says an enthusiastic Kraut. “A huge thank you to all of my sponsors and the organizers for putting on an amazing championship. I’m looking forward to defending my title next season.”

Richert, too, was overjoyed by the results of this inaugural season. 
“I’m unbelievably excited with the extremely close racing produced by the Slingshot and a field of very talented drivers throughout this year,” Richert says. “It’s been a privilege to work with, and compete against, all of our participants this season.”

Slingshot Marketing Specialist Becca Czerniak rode shotgun with Richert in the final races and couldn’t stop grinning.

“Riding along with David during the race was so much fun!” says Czerniak. “It was great to see everyone enjoying the Slingshot, and a big congratulations to all drivers who made the Slingshot Racing Cup such a success this year.”

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