Frank’s First Kart! 47 Years of Fun and Counting.
44 Northside Rd.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2H 5Z5
Frank’s first kart, pictured here, purchased in 1967. The $110.00 was a big purchase in those days and took all the money he had made cutting grass
and shoveling snow for a year. The first time he drove it in a parking lot, (now the Trainyards Development) was an unforgettable day
spent with his dad. The kart traveled in the trunk of the family car and turned quite a few heads on the way to its destination. Once there pylons, transformed the lot into an imaginary racecourse. The stage was set for many memorable times karting, for father and son.
Fast forward to 1982 when motorcycle road racing took Frank’s priority. Many races across Canada and the U.S. honed his racing skills including The 1985 WERA Endurance Championship in the Superbike class. For 23 years Frank ran at the head of his class.
In 2000 Frank and his son Erik “discovered” a kart that had been stored in Grandpa’s garage. Fresh tires, carb overhaul, new oil and a lot of TLC had a machine ready for a new generation. Father and son went off to the parking lot, for a new generation of great memories.
After watching a friend in an NCKC race at Cracow, Frank knew the time had come again.
Machines were purchased for father and son, along with a season’s pass at Quyon. Lot’s of track time followed, with a start in racing as a reward for great, school, year-end marks.
Erik won the Novice Championship the following year, with his dad wrenching, coaching and teaching many of life’s lessons. The following year everyone in the family was racing and having a great time…..
Today, Frank’s successful Ski and Bike shop
has expanded to offer the Italian made WildKarts, parts, tires and accessories. With both new and used machines there is equipment to fit every budget.
Come and share the fun, thrill and camaraderie of Kart Racing with Frank at Dinardo’s Skis & Wheels