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CB Motorsports Partners with CKR for 2019

CB Motorsports made yet another major announcement today, signaling a formation of partnership with CKR Karts USA for a dedicated 100cc chassis for the coming 2019 racing season. With a dedicated brand for each category, CB Motorsport had been missing a dedicated 100cc-specific chassis, until now. With the utilization of the CKR Stingray, the Grand Junction-based organization intends to bring an innovative design to the 100cc racing market.

“I am beyond excited to work with James O’Brien and the rest of the CKR USA crew,” stated Christian Bird of CB Motorsports, “we have been trying to put something together for a couple years now, and have finally been able to work something out.” A new chassis to the Colorado region, Bird expressed his enthusiasm for trying something a little non-traditional with his team in 2019: “I love being the guy in the pits who is doing something different from everyone else.”

Bird went on to explain that the updated CKR kart comes from a four-cycle design chassis, now adapted with a 100cc option. With 30 mm tubing and utilizing just 2 bearing cassette hangars, the Stingray features an altered and properly positioned seat post on the engine side. “This chassis seems like a no-brainer to me,” continued Bird. “With the help of James and CKR USA, we intend to turn some heads in KA 100 this year at CKT.”

CB Motorsports to Host Introductory Preview Clinic in December

Shortly after CB Motorsport’s announcement of the 2019 support program, Christian Bird has another exciting announcement for Colorado kart racers. In order to give racers an idea of how his team is going to be run in the coming year, Bird has organized an open house at Unser Karting and Events, Centennial.

By holding an introductory test and tune/driver development day, CB Motorsports will give racers an opportunity to come out and get a true feel for the team. This program is intended for anyone and everyone, from new racers to seasoned veterans. Age ranges from kid karters to masters racers are welcome, with something for everyone to take away from it. Noting that the weather may play a factor along the Front Range in December, Christian Bird noted, “I’m hoping the weather cooperates with our plans. On the likely event of it being a bit on the chilly side, we will be fully prepared with heaters and hot chocolate in the pits.”

Each day represents a component of the two-part clinic, with experienced Junior racer Liam Letzsch joining Bird on the second day for a classroom style seminar. Bird has no shortage of experience standing in front of group and talking racecars; After spending 4 years as an instructor at the Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving, Christian has developed his own unique style to communicating the valuable information drivers need to pick up speed. “The clinic portion is going to be fun, I love the classroom setting. We are going to touch on a few different topics that should help drivers and tuners alike,” explained Bird. There will be a variety of topics discussed on the second day of the program, from chassis set up, driving techniques, and data acquisition, as well as a Q&A session for racers/tuners to have all their questions about tuning and driving answered.

Bird has scheduled the preview clinic for December, 15th and 16th. Day one at Unser Karting and events will kick off at 10:00 am, and the day two of the program will begin at 10:00 am and run until noon at Tigar Gymnastics and Cheer, located at 4860 Van Gordon Street, Wheatridge, CO 80033.

Cost for the event is $150 per-driver per-day. While both days are encouraged, participants are welcome to just attend one day of the program.

Christian Bird Motorsports Set for 2019 Program

With the goal to build his program to be the best in the Colorado region, veteran driver Christian Bird has a renewed focus on his race program this upcoming season. Christian Bird Motorsport (CBM) will kick off their annual campaign at the Challenge of the Americas in one month’s time, as the Colorado race outfit is set for a full slate of competition throughout the country providing a complete race program from chassis and product sales to professional race team and everything in between.

“I really want to focus on my Christian Bird Motorsport efforts in 2019 and build a solid program for the kart racers of today,” explained Bird. “I think there is a void to fill in the Colorado market for the kind of program that I am trying to build, and I am excited to push forward with not only that, but also return to the seat in a more competitive manner when time permits.”

With over fifteen years of experience in the karting world, Christian Bird has been involved in the sport as a business owner, entrepreneur, driver coach, mechanic as well as a racer himself. As an instructor at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Bird has been able to train some of today’s most promising drivers in a variety of different platforms.

Kicking off at the popular winter karting program on the West Coast, Christian Bird Motorsport will enter the Challenge of the Americas (COTA) with multiple drivers.

Bird continued, “We have several opportunities for arrive and drive programs in all classes, tent and transport, driver coaching, engine rentals and data and video analysis within CBR. We are offering affordable programs, including product, tires and chassis sales as our smaller but professional operation, will be a one stop shop for everything needed to win, including a positive environment.”

“I have had the opportunity to drive a few different vehicles in my lifetime and am lucky to be able to do what I do,” added Bird, who is actively pursuing seat time himself. “Between karting, legend cars, late model dirt racing and what I have been fortunate enough to drive in my job, I feel as if I bring a lot to the table for the young drivers of Christian Bird Motorsport and can’t wait to get started in 2019.”

Following the efforts at the Challenge of the Americas, Christian Bird Motorsport will also take on the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour, ROK Cup Colorado, Colorado Karting Tour, ROK the RIO and the SKUSA SuperNationals. Above and beyond their official race schedule, CBR will also offer multiple test programs and one-on-one driver coaching anywhere in the country.

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