The next Slingshot Racing Cup event will take place on Thursday, August 10th, at Gimli Motorsport Park.Manitoba, Canada
The Slingshot Racing Cup, organized by S.A.R Sport and Recreation in Steinbach, is the world’s first ever racing championship to feature the Slingshot, a unique three-wheeled roadster made by Polaris.
After some incredibly close driving and mid-race drama, David Richert was able to go flag-to-flag and cross the finish line first to win both races. Round 5 featured some exceptionally fierce on track battles, including some passes through the grass, with Myles Kraut getting the upper hand on Paul Thiessen as the pair crossed the line just three-tenths of a second apart to finish 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Included in the entry list for the event was 2-time World Curling Champion and 3-time Brier Champion, Jeff Stoughton, who greatly enjoyed his experience. “A big thank you to S.A.R. Sport & Recreation and David Richert for letting me race for a day, I learned a lot and had a blast!” said Stoughton. Stoughton finished both races in 7th position.
Richert enjoyed his race win but was also happy with Stoughton’s progress throughout the day. “It’s always nice to finish at the front after a closely fought race so it was a great day from that perspective. Driving a vehicle at it’s maximum potential is not an easy thing to do so we were all very impressed to see Jeff put down competitive lap times and then be able to race wheel to wheel safely with our regular competitors” said Richert.
Check out a fun video of Richert “Cranking the Tunes and Celebrating” from Round 5: https://youtu.be/QPY06Y5vo7E
Full results from all on track activity are available at www.slingshotracingcup.com/
The next Slingshot Racing Cup event will take place on Thursday, August 10th, at Gimli Motorsport Park.
About David Richert:
David Richert is a race car driver who has vaulted himself up onto the world stage of professional motorsports. After growing up on a family farm in Manitoba,Canada, Richert began the pursuit of his dream by cutting his teeth racing go-karts. He was then selected by Volkswagen as one of the top young race car drivers in North America and competed in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup. Richert began building the business side of his racing career and used success there to advance into the highest levels of racing. Last year, Richert became one of the only Canadians to ever complete a race through the streets of Monte Carlo at the world famous Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix weekend.
For more information about David Richert, please visit his website at www.richertracing.com
Photos Attached (High-Res available upon request)
Photo1 – David Richert celebrating his win in the Slingshot Racing Cup (Photo Courtesy: Keiron Berndt Photography)
Photo2 – David Richert crossing the finish line to win Round 6 of the Slingshot Racing Cup (Photo Courtesy: Keiron Berndt Photography)
Photo3 – Jeff Stoughton on track in his Polaris Slingshot SLR during the Slingshot Racing Cup (Photo Courtesy: Keiron Berndt Photography)
Photo4 – David Richert and Jeff Stoughton posing by their Slingshots (Photo Courtesy: Keiron Berndt Photography)