Go Carting at its Finest!!!! – Nova Scotia & New Brunswick Promotion

Claude & ‘Action’ Jaxon

I have to begin by saying thank you to Claude Hamilton and Orrin Woodward for putting Leighann and I in a position to take advantage of such an amazing business called LIFE. After just three and a half years of joining them in business, I would never have imagined being at this point in my life, with the friends I have met and the experiences I have had. Thank you both for all that you do to ensure people in North America have a chance to succeed in LIFE.

Orrin & Alex

Here is a post about the awesome adventure we had with the group of people we took to Kartbahn the other night.  This is another example about the FRIENDS and FUN we have in building communities of people. We ran a promotion for anyone on our team in Nova Scotia & New Brunswick.  Those who qualified were invited to join us at Kartbahn Indoor Karting.  We were organized into four groups of racers.  Each group would have a practice race, than a qualifying race.  After the qualifying race the top 8 qualifiers for the females and the top 8 for the males raced in two final races for the championship trophies.

Kartbahn Indoor Karting

The practice and qualifying sessions were Fast and Furious.  As you can see in the picture there are many tight corners and barricades.  Many racers ended up in the walls.  The postitive side to this was that each cart had a reverse gear to keep the flow of traffic moving.  Everyone had 2 chances to get their fastest lap times.  The strategy was to clear your path of other racers and be able to make a full lap with no one in your way.  The top 8 fastest laps were chosen to determine the final race.  Here are the fastest qualifiers for the women.

Sue Thorne Takes the Pole
  1. Sue Thorne                    23.299     
  2. Karen Dauphinee        23.349
  3. Krista Packer                23.409
  4. Julie MacDonald         23.467
  5. Heidi Brown                  23.604
  6. Kim Kennie                   23.989
  7. Sandra Saunders          24.226
  8. Sheralee MacEwan       24.240
  9. Danielle Bercier           24.301
  10. April Munro                   25.132
  11. Christine Dulong         25.738
  12. Harlene Wiseman        26.317 
Jason Brown Takes the Pole

Here are the fastest qualifiers for the men.

  1. Jason Brown                 22.081
  2. Mike Bercier                 22.247
  3. Alex Nickerson            22.338
  4. Lewis Thibault            22.478
  5. Brock Yeaton                22.607
  6. Stephen Vessey            22.636
  7. Ross Thorne                  22.808
  8. Gerry Kennie                22.868
  9. Craig Cole                      23.034
  10. Kevin Dulong               23.049
  11. Trevor MacDonald       23.097
  12. Jim Withers                  23.105
  13. John Patterson             23.181
  14. Kris Kitchin                  23.304
  15. Robin Olsen                  23.454
  16. Ken Charsley                23.551
  17. Brett MacEwan             23.601
  18. David Finley                23.823
  19. Steven Wiseman         24.306

After 8 rounds of karting we were ready for the finals.  The finals are a different style of race.  It was a Grand Prix style race were the top 8 drivers line up and start as the green flag is dropped.  Then it is the driver who finishes 12 laps first that wins the trophy.

The Finals – 1. J.Brown 2. M.Bercier 3. A.Nickerson 4. L.Thibault 5. B. Yeaton 6. S. Vessey 7. R. Thorne     8. G. Kennie

Congratulations to Sue Thorne as she took the women final by never losing her pole position right to the end.   We saw some pretty aggressive driving…. but in the end it was Sue on top.  She had her victory lap with the checkered flag.  Way to go Sue!

Here is a video of the final race, Sue Thorne was invited to join the men’s race in the final position.  If you look at the final print out it shows Sue Thorne took the championship, but if you look at the video you can tell she had a little help.  Matt (one of the owners of Kartbahn) was able to control the final race with a handheld remote.  He was able to control the speed of any car with a push of a button.  For example, I started out strong and looking to take it all from third place, but finished dead last.  Here’s how it all shook down, I was originally in third and quickly took the inside to gain second over Mike Bercier.  My race came to an end at the 4:23 mark of the video after Bercier tried to regain second by taking the inside lane around a sharpe corner.  It was at this moment that I had two options.  I could go wide and give up second or I could close the door by putting him into the wall.  And you all know I wasn’t giving up second ;-). We were told that if their was any intentional bumping that you would be slowed down and that is exactly what happened.  After a few more laps, time seemed to stand still as every car was slowed down except Sue Thorne.  She flew by everyone in seconds, it was pretty cool to watch.

When everything was said and done and the dust cleared, it was Jason Brown on top for the men with a pretty impressive day at the race track.  Way to go Jason!  Above are 2 pictures of Jason and Sue with their 1st place trophies.  Overall we had a ton of fun with the guys from Kartbahn and everyone had a blast.  Stay tuned for more fun with friends on the life team.

Kaizen Dynasty & Kaizen Freedom Chasers

Congradulations to all the Quilfiers: Jason & Heidi Brown, Mike & Danielle Bercier, Lewis & Heather Thibault, Brock & Krista Yeaton, Stephen & Katrina Vessey, Ross & Sue Thorne, Gerry & Kim Kennie, Craig Cole, Kevin & Christine Dulong, Trevor & Julie MacDonald, Jim & Karen Withers, John Patterson & Karen Dauphinee, Kris & Jennifer White, Robin Olsen & April Munro, Ken & Gloria Charsley, Brett & Sheralee MacEwen, Patrick & Alicia Pilon, David & Val Findlay, Sandra Saunders, and Steve & Harlene Wiseman.

Thanks again to all the directors that put this event on it was a huge success.  If you were part of the activities and wanted to share your perspective on the days events, that would be awesome.  Just leave a comment at the bottom.

All the Best in LIFE,

Alex Nickerson

11 thoughts on “Go Carting at its Finest!!!! – Nova Scotia & New Brunswick Promotion

  1. Steve and Harlene Wiseman

    This was sooo much fun! I was really hoping that ALL the placements would not be shown! (like last place haha) We had a blast. It’s so rewarding to watch people run for the promotions and then throw themselves into the spirit of the promotion.

    We look forward to the next promotion, just hanging out and having fun with some really great friends.

  2. Mike Bercier

    Danielle and I had such a blast with the LIFE team. Thanks again Alex and Leighann for everything you do for the people in this organization. You are true leaders and are here to serve and help those who want to reach their dreams. We are truly blessed to be a part of your team.

    Mike and Danielle Bercier

  3. karen dauphinee

    Karen Dauphinee and John Patterson:

    We had a blast at the Go-Carting Promotion,It is so much fun hanging out with a GREAT bunch of people.We look forward to the next promotion.
    FIRED UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Sandra Saunders

    It was truly a blast!!! It was so nice having the place all to ourselves and enjoying great conversation with great people! Congrats to Sue and Jason…you guys were awesome!

    Thanks to Alex and Leighann for all you do to help all of us move forward to our life goals and dreams! Your the best!!!

    Sandra (zoom-zoom) Saunders ;)

  5. It was an awesome night..great time was had by all.Really looking forward to the next promo at the hockey game and seeing even more people there…A Big THANKS to Alex and all the directors for a memorable event…

  6. Heidi

    We had such an amazing time with the TEAM! A little sore in the end after a little bumping and a lot of crashing but well worth it!! Any opportunity that we get to spend time with our leaders you bet that we will run as fast and hard as we raced!! SO MUCH FUN!!!

    I had no doubt that the trophy would be coming home with me, well at least in my car HA! Way to go Jason and Sue you guys rocked it!

  7. Edie Yeaton

    Well I didn’t attend the event but I got to see the look on Brock and Krista’s face when they arrived home!! They had a blast and I got to be with two of my most favorite people in the world… So we were all winners!! Thank you to TEAM and LIFE and two of my other favorite people (Alex and Leighann) for being such an important part of our lives!! xoxo

  8. Trevor and Julie MacDonald

    Wow! Another amazing promo that we all got to run for and enjoy! And what a stress reliever zooming around that track! Sorry about the whiplash, Heidi Brown, but I’d follow you anywhere girl! :) It didn’t hurt that one of my times beat my awesome hubby, Trevor’s, but boy oh boy did my arms ever hurt the next morning! New goal…power steering! :) What a blast with some pretty amazing East Coasters!! We’re all in the driver seat to success! Way to go to everyone who qualified! You all are champs!

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