Flat Track Canada’s 4th annual awards banquet took place December 17th at Pub Fiction in Ancaster, On. 2016 was a year that Mother Nature put us to the test, and she sure wasn’t holding back for this event. The threat of freezing rain and snow didn’t stop our riders from attending. With record numbers, over 200 attendee’s, it appears we have outgrown our venue.
Walking away with some of the most prestigious awards FTC has to offer were Dylan Biexk with Most Improved, Brodie Buchan received Rookie of the Year, Hunter Bauer was awarded with Most Promising, Jimmy McCullough went home with the Rising Star Award, and Liam Caskie with Junior Rookie of the Year. Huge thanks to Jerrett Bellamy from Moto-Cycle Metal Works Amongst the other awards are the ones you don’t aim to receive. Best Crash and Broken Bone. Best Crash was actually a two part award, Jodi Christie and Trent Pickle went home with these awards from their crash in Leamington. The Broken Bone award was a clear winner. In case you were wondering it was in fact the Iron Man Steve Beattie.
With all the fun of specialty awards, the real champions were crowned. Hunter Bauer had a double win in the 250 youth and 85cc class. Another rider dominated in his classes as well receiving a double win. Jimmy McCullough won in open novice and DTX novice. The real champion of the night was Steve Beattie. With his very first Flat Track Canada Championship, Steve went home with some exciting swag. President, Aaron Hesmer presented Steve with his brand new Championship Ring. Among other gifts from Honda Canada, Parts Canada, and Flat Track Canada.
Some exciting news was released at the banquet as well. Flat Track Canada is now hosting Flat Track Demos at Motorcycles shows. The first venue to feature Flat Track is in the Vancouver Motorcycle Show.