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MACKENZIE CLARK IS THE CANADIAN F1600 CHAMPION AND LOOKS FORWARD TO THE FUTURE

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It was a winning season for Britain West Motorsports driver Mackenzie Clark. Making the move from karts to cars in the 2019 race season, Clark went on to win 75% of the races he entered this year including events in Ontario, Quebec and the United States. Claiming the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship in Ontario, the young Canadian also secured checkered flags in the F1600 Canada Series and the SCCA Hoosier Super Tour as he looks forward to the future and aims to elevate his career to the next level.

“While 2020 was a strange year across the globe due to the Coronavirus, we managed to get a full season of racing in north of the border in Canada,” explained Clark. “Working hard both on and off the track, we achieved every one of the goals that we set forth from earlier in the year, but this could not have been possible if it wasn’t for my amazing Britain West Motorsports team, family and of course all of our marketing partners. I feel with my success as well as with what I have learned in the past twelve months, I am definitely ready for advancement in 2021 whether that be in open wheel, sports cars or anything other.”

Racing for Britain West Motorsport, Canada’s longest running, and arguably most successful F1600 race team, Clark worked hand in hand with Team Owner David Clubine to ensure success throughout the year. With a true family environment, focused on the individual needs of the drivers, Britain West has veteran engineers and mechanics, from all walks of professional and amateur racing.

“It was great to have Mac on our team this year,” expressed Clubine. “He quickly became a member of the family and won the championship with authority against a field of very good drivers. Focusing on his craft, he was able to keep learning at every event, resulting in lap records and wins beyond anyone’s expectations. This kid is the full package. We are hoping that we can work with him again in 2021 but I do hope some doors open for Mac as he is a tremendous talent and deserves an opportunity further up the motorsports ladder.”

With his countless victories in 2020, Clark became the youngest Canadian to ever win the F1600 Championship, breaking a long-standing record by one of Canada’s best, Paul Tracy.

Clark added, “To be mentioned in the same sentence as Paul Tracy is something I never thought would be a thing. I look up to all the professional Canadian drivers as I want to follow in their footsteps, but also make some paths on my own.”

While not on the real racetrack, Mac is continually training on iRacing to stay sharp. Competing as much as possible at a very high level, Clark also enjoys the fun banter with the pros online as he tries to make a name for himself both on and off the track.

Clark continued, “My Dad and I traded all my karting equipment in to get a Birel ROK Shifter kart so I could train, learn and stay in shape thanks to Trevor Wickens and Prime Powerteam. I am also actively working on my social media presence to make my platform more attractive for partners while keeping my name in front of everyone in the iRacing world. Building relationships to increase momentum for existing and new programs is key as I have quickly learned that it is not what my partners can do for me, but what I can do for them.”

With no plans yet confirmed for 2021, Mackenzie Clark is exploring all of his options both in Canada, the United States and abroad. As a marketable and likeable kid, a fast driver and a commitment to success, Clark can bring several key elements to a professional programs to ensure success.

Mackenzie Clark would like to thank all of his partners for their continued support. Thank you to MIR Raceline USA Academy, Bell Racing USA, Niru Singhr – Photographer, Videographer and Social Media Manager as well as Sekanskin – vinyl artists for supercars & racecars and Ceramic Pro.

For more information on Mackenzie Clark, please contact Stuart Clark at 780.818.8095 or via email to stuart@simplas.ca. Mackenzie Clark can also be found online on his newly released website www.macclarkracing.com and through his social media programs on both Facebook at Mac Clark, Instagram @_macclark and Twitch at Mac Clark.

Photos: Mackenzie Clark Racing

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