Olympic Gold Medalist, Kaitlyn Lawes, was riding shotgun as David Richert crossed the line to win Round 3 of the Slingshot Racing Cup in stunning fashion at Gimli Motorsport Park yesterday.
On Board Video Highlights of Richert/Lawes (complete with doughnuts): https://youtu.be/AedQuubWda0
After some morning rain showers, participants took to a drying track in Gimli, Manitoba, to begin Rounds 3 & 4 of the Slingshot Racing Cup. Joining them was Kaitlyn Lawes who was part of
In 2014, Kaitlyn Lawes was standing on the top step of the Olympic podium after winning a gold medal for Canada in curling with Team Jennifer Jones.
Tomorrow, Lawes will tackle a new challenge as she joins participants competing in the Slingshot Racing Cup.
The Slingshot Racing Cup is the world's first ever championship featuring Polaris' unique 3-wheeled roadster called the Slingshot and it is sponsored by S.A.R. Sport and Recreation in Steinbach and Richert Racing.
The sweet sound of a Porsche 911 roaring around the curves was briefly interrupted by the thumping sound of rotor blades beating against the cool morning air as a helicopter carrying special passengers descended from the clouds above Gimli Motorsport Park.
Exiting the helicopter like rock stars were Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey, Kyle Connor and Jack Roslovic. Waiting to greet them was a deep blue Porsche 911 Carrera 4S along with professional race car driver
Under brilliantly sunny and clear blue skies the first event of the Slingshot Racing Cup kicked off at Gimli Motorsport Park.
With 8 Slingshots entered, the Formula 1 style standing race start had spectators on their feet. The wheel to wheel action continued throughout Race 1 as the top four Slingshots stunningly crossed the finish line just 1.8 seconds apart.
Myles Kraut and his Karma Property Management Slingshot went on to win both races of the day. "I'm absolutely thr