Jeffrey Kingsley       

905-490-0431

Ontario, Canada

SBC Racing – a division of SportsCarBoutique – in partnership with POLICARO BMW is pleased to announce Jeff Kingsley as a driver for 2017 Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC). The 18 year young and very talented driver will race behind the wheel of the #16 BMW M235iR for the season.


Jeffrey’s past successes include several accomplishments like 5x Team Canada Member at the World Championships, Florida Winter Tour Champion, Multi Canadian National Champion, Multi Eastern Canadian Champion, US Open Champion. Kingsley has participated at notable races including the Montreal Grand Prix and the Toronto Honda Indy in an open-wheel racecar.
Jeff is currently a student at the University of Western Ontario with advanced entry into the Ivey School of Business.


Jeffrey Kingsley’s statement:

“It is a real pleasure to join forces with Sports Car Boutique for the 2017 Canadian Touring Car Championship! Driving the BMW M235iR for the season, I believe we can be a contender for many race wins and the championship this year. It is evident to see that the team supplies its drivers with the tools they need to succeed, and I look forward to getting on track.”

The season kicks off at the famous Victoria Day Speedfest from May 19th-21st at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. This race attracts thousands of spectators and has an action packed schedule. If you would like to sponsor Jeff and have logos on his car, please see the contact page.



There may not have been a more versatile and successful Eastern Canadian driver in 2016 than Jeffrey Kingsley. The Port Hope, Ontario racer was crowned double-champion in the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, the first driver to win two titles in one season, claiming Rotax DD2 and Briggs & Stratton Senior, finished runner-up at the ASN Canadian National Championships in a third category (Rotax Senior) and also dominated the two US Open international races he attended, winning both races at ease in Rotax DD2. Simply put, wherever Jeff Kingsley raced in 2016, he was out front and ended up on the podium.

It was a special year for Kingsley. He has been building up this momentum for a few years now and teamed up with PSL Karting for a third straight year he became a nearly unstoppable force. A little kick does go to the Karts & Parts/Awesome Kart team, who Kingsley started the Briggs & Stratton season with and scored a race victory for, but it’s been his focus and determination in the Rotax categories that really stands out. Not to knock the Briggs & Stratton racing he did, as the competition and wheel-to-wheel action is impressive, but just looking at the results, a six-second victory at ECKC Mont-Tremblant stands out at one of his best performances in Canada, while he took the US Open of New Orleans by five-seconds. When qualifying times can be divided by only hundredths and thousands of a second, six-seconds is a helluva margin.

Earning himself a fourth straight ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals in Italy via the US Open, it looked like Kingsley was in for a run at the podium on the world stage, posting some of the fastest times in free practice, only to be struck with some bad luck at the worst possible time, Qualifying. Spending the remainder of the week just trying to push forward, Kingsley rebounded and advanced to the Grand Final and drove brilliantly towards the top-half of the grid against the worlds best. Nothing to be disappointed by, but definitely not the result he was aiming towards, for himself and for his country.

Even though he missed out on the US Open of Las Vegas, the high points finale for the US Open Championship, Kingsley perfect scores in rounds one and two meant he still managed to finish on the championship podium in third place.

CKN: You had a very successful season this year, what moments stand out to you?
Jeff Kingsley: I would have to say that racing in the US Open was my favourite. Although I won both races as well as the ticket to the Grand Finals, that wasn’t the reason it stood out. It’s hard to explain, but I felt at the top of my game, even though the competition wasn’t high. Both tracks were beautiful and all I wanted to do was get as many laps as I could. Even in free practice I would tuck my head below the steering wheel and push for fast laps, which is something I didn’t often do in practice. My mechanic Chef [Sylvain Clair] and I were constantly pushing for success even if it was sometime unnecessary. Secondly, I spent a lot of time with Alessandro Bizzotto and JF in Utah, and our friendship became very close. Al has become a close friend, someone who I always looked forward to seeing at the track, and we share a lot of great memories and fun times. This season, both in Canada and Internationally was one that ignited a lot of new relationships throughout the paddock. I owe all of my race wins and championships to Chef and PSL Karting for all they have contributed.

CKN: In Canada, you tamed both beasts, taking the ECKC DD2 and Briggs Senior Championship. Describe the challenge of competing in two completely different categories? Which did you prefer?
JK: I chose to add Briggs to the challenge as many people often say, “Briggs is the elite category” and “racing DD2 or Rotax Senior is easier compared to the number of people in 4-stroke.” For that exact reason, I chose to race Briggs; in order to prove a point. It was a hard thing to do, going from something fast with two gears and front brakes compared to something slow with only rear brakes. The hardest part wasn’t the driving; it was the adjustment and coordination of the brain. Your arms and legs move the go-kart, but it is the mental skills that make someone quicker than another. This is an opinion that I share with former world champion, Ben Cooper, as the key to winning races and championships is through the mind and how they use it. After racing both classes, DD2 is still my favorite category in karting. In Briggs and Rotax Senior, a driver only has to steer, throttle, and brake at the maximum every single lap, making it more about how much power the kart has in order to make a pass. In DD2 a driver must steer, throttle, shift gears, adjust break biases, and break at different pressures throughout the race with both front and rear brakes. There is so much more work, both physically and mentally, in a DD2 compared to the other classes and it is less about power and more about the driver. I am one who seeks a challenge and that is exactly why I choose to race DD2.

CKN: You also chose to race Rotax Senior at the Canadian Nationals, how did you come to that decision?
JK: Karting is a sport that should be about having fun, and people tend to forget that. Although DD2 is my favorite class, it became a repeat throughout the year, often driving alone on the track. I’ve only raced Senior once before, so I figured I’d give it another go. As much as I wanted to race DD2, Senior, and Briggs at the Nationals, we figured we have proven ourselves in two of the classes already. I did quite well, perhaps should have done better, but nonetheless it was great to race against some former competitors once again.

CKN: It was a rough go at the Rotax Grand Finals in Italy, was there anything that you learned during that week?
JK: The week in Italy started off very well, always in the top three in practice and topping the time sheets in one of them. I was very confident in my abilities for the weekend, but it all went downhill very quickly. On lap two in qualifying, I had a perfect gap to my teammate Alessandro Bizzotto, and I told myself inside my helmet “this lap is 100% putting me on pole.” Sadly, my engine seized on the straightway, meaning my out-lap was the only one counted, putting me 58th on the time sheets. From there on it was just trying to scrape my way through the heat races and into the final which I was able to do. At the 2016 RMCGF, I learned two things that will always stick with me going forward. One is that the Grand Finals is often easier when you’re at the front compared to the back. And secondly, sometimes in racing there are things that are out of your control. The engine seizing for example, there was nothing myself or mechanic Chef could have done, but that is racing. This amazing sport is filled with heartbreaks and celebrations, of which every driver will experience both. The celebrations make you strong, but the heartbreaks are what make you stronger.

CKN: You opted to miss out on the final US Open race in Las Vegas, giving up the championship while leading the points. Why did you skip it and any regrets to that decision?
JK: Of course I regret missing the US Open in Las Vegas as I missed out on the Championship which easily would have been mine. After missing a week of school [for the Rotax Grand Finals] and having to reschedule exams, there was no chance I could make it to the event. In order to maintain my marks for the Ivey School of Business, I couldn’t be absent from my studies for two weeks during one of the most demanding times of the year. In the back of my mind I know I am the US Open champion, on paper or not, after two perfect weekends in the first two rounds. It was even harder because there was a ticket to the 2017 Grand Finals available and I am confident I could have secured that one then and there. Regardless of the conflict, you can’t win them all!


CKN: We know you are busy with school, do you plan to return next season? 
JK: 2017 is still being sorted out right now, but of course I am going to take opportunities that are presented. School is my main concern right now, and every driver should feel the same way. Although I say this, I am always eager to hop in a kart or car at any time, as racing is my hobby, my passion, and it is in my blood. We will see what happens in 2017, hopefully a Florida Winter Tour race, but plans probably won’t be known until the beginning of next season.

CKN: Finally, can you touch base on your relationship with Team PSL Karting?
JK: PSL Karting has become a second family to me. When I think about karting, I immediately think about them for their passion and friendliness. I raced with PSL in 2011 and then re-joined in 2014. I started off very shy, then established great relationships with leaders Dominic, Stephane, Chef, Big Dan, Andrew, and Coy but quickly extended relationships to other mechanics and drivers. Chef has been with me since 2014, and together we have won numerous amounts of races and championships. He has been the main key to my success and he knows me and my driving style better than anyone I’ve been with. The karting industry is continuously dominated by PSL and I owe them a great amount for my success over the years. I could go on and on, but for reader’s sake, I will just say that PSL Karting truly is the best.

TRIPLE HEADER


Shows Triple Podium


On the weekend of August 11th – 13th, Jeff Kingsley traveled to Trois Rivières, Quebec for the renowned French street race. The tripleheader on the demanding, concrete-lined Trois-Rivières street course took its toll on equipment, teams and drivers, but it also provided some of the most intense and entertaining competition of the event. The highlight of the event was the Friday night race, starting in the sunset and finishing under the lights in the dark. Jeff would start this race in 3rd, managing a great start moving into second. After great battles, Jeff would gain the lead for 9 laps until contact put him off track. Rejoining onto the track with two laps to go, Kingsley would settle for a hard fought 2nd in his debut race on the circuit. As Saturday came around, the rain started to come down, forcing the team to put wet tires on for the race. Starting 2nd for race two, Kingsley fell back to 3rd and was heled up by the driver who was blocking. Kingsley managed to get through into 2nd, but the leader was too far gone as kingsley was caught up in a battle for second. Moving onto race three, Jeff would start the race in 4th position will another wet race ahead. Having a great start, he moved into 3rd position and picked off drivers one by one. After a stellar pass, diving down the inside into turn two, Jeff took the lead in the race. As the track surface was drying, wet tires proved to be shredding quite quickly. With Jeff’s BMW on a full rain chassis set up compared to competitor’s neutral chassis setup, as the track dried Jeff would lose pace. Eventually losing a spot, Kingsley managed to make it across the line in 3rd place. For his first time in a night race and the first time at Trois Rivières, Kingsley proves to be an adaptable and skillful driver.

2018 Results


Jeff Kingsley arrived at Calabogie Motorsports Park on Friday for a day of practice in his #16 BMW M235iR race car. Representing Sports Car Boutique and Policaro BMW, Kingsley was facing new challenges as he had never been to the 20-turn race track. To add to the matter, the two races would feature a different layout which meant less time to learn the track.
Saturdays race saw Kingsley qualifying in the 4th position. With a good starting spot for the race, Jeff was confident he could put the BMW on the podium. After falling to 5th at the green flag, he was in a battle with another BMW where he managed to get by and pull away. With the leaders already gone, Jeff Kingsley would have to settle for the 3rd position, putting him on the podium.
Moving on to Sunday, Kingsley was hoping for a better result. Running 2nd place for majority of qualifying, it seemed to be going well until the last lap where he was bumped to 4th. At the beginning of a crazy start in race 2, Jeff experienced an issue with the traction control turning on in the car. Not being able to see the activation screen, Kingsley spent three laps with a loss of acceleration power, allowing many cars to overtake. Falling back to 8th, Jeff was not discouraged and quickly began battles with the cars ahead. One by one he picked off other drivers and had exciting and aggressive battles on his way towards the front of the field. Making a pass for 2nd place with two laps to go, he would only have to defend the position on the last lap. With the leader too far ahead in such a short time, he had to settle for a 2nd place finish. Jeff did however have the quickest lap time in his class, proving to be the quickest on track with a possibility of winning the race.
The next event for the young driver is on August 7th and 8th at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec. Much of his success this season is owed to Sports Car Boutique, Policaro BMW, 94.9 The Rock FM, and his family.

florida winter tour champion


On the weekend of March 17-19, one of Canada’s most decorated drivers, Jeff Kingsley, claimed the Florida Winter Tour championship in the premier Rotax DD2 class. As one of the world’s most prestigious karting events, it is another item for Kingsley to add to his lengthy resume. Jeff drove to a perfect weekend, winning all major events of the weekend. Qualifying on pole, winning all three heat races, and finishing it off with both a pre-final and final win, it was a weekend that showed great dominance to the Canadian standout. Having battles in almost every race, Kingsley drove away in the final to an impressive eight second victory over the second place, FK factory driver, Gary Carleton. With the championship, Kingsley earns a ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals and will represent Team Canada in Portugal later this year. Despite racing against ex-Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello, DTM driver Robert Wickens, as well as other notable karting drivers, Jeff Kingsley won all three rounds of the Florida Winter Tour championship. This was a beyond impressive drive from the 18-year-old, who has proven to be one of the most talented karting drivers in Canada and the world’s history.


Jeff is now gearing up for the Canadian Touring Car Championship to race a BMW M235iR racecar.

Kingsley to race in


porsche gt3 cup challenge


Policaro Motorsport is firing up the engines with an exciting new team for the IMSA 2018 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama. This season, Policaro Motorsport will be supported by SportsCarBoutique, seating Jeff Kingsley behind the wheel in one of the 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup cars. 
Sports Car Boutique will manage Policaro Motorsport’s entries, working with 19-year-old Kingsley, who is hot off multiple podiums in SCB Racing’s Touring Car division last year.  Kingsey comments, “it is an hounour to be racing in the 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. This is a series I have dreamed about driving in since I began my racing career, and I can finally put my abilitities to the test. There is no doubt it will be a challenging season ahead with the amount of experience in the field, but Policaro Motorsports, SportsCarBoutique, and Porsche Centre Oakville have put a competitive car in my hands.” 


“We are proud to support Porsche Cars Canada and the GT3 Cup Challenge. Racing is embedded in the Porsche brand DNA and is a passion for our group,” says Francesco Policaro, CEO of the Policaro Group. “This is the pinnacle of our customer racing program, and SCB Racing fielded a Policaro Motosport BMW M235iR driven by Kingsley in the 2017 Canadian Touring Car Championship last year with much success, so we’re looking forward to what we can get done this season.” “The pieces are in place for a big season,” says Ilker Starck, owner of SportsCarBoutique. “We’ve got our sights set on the championship and can’t wait to battle in the corners to earn it!” The six-weekend Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama kicks off at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 14th. 

TWO PODIUMS


END IN HEARTBREAK


With the championship chase reaching a crucial point of the season, the intensity level was at a peak as Jeff Kingsley sits 2nd in the championship standings. The tripleheader appearance over the Labour Day weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, would see over 100,000 fans in attendance. Kingsley, egger to get on track, put in a qualifying time that was capable of a third-place result. Having issues throughout the weekend being down on engine power, the car was reaching 10 km/h less speeds than competitors on the straightaways. As this track is a big engine circuit, it would pose many difficulties in the races. The first race saw Kingsley fall back to 5th on lap one as two cars flew by him on the straightaway. It took Jeff half the race to regain 3rd place as he’d dive past cars in the corners, but get re-passed on the straights. Securing his 9th trophy of the season, this meant he would start race 2 in 3rd. Maintaining his position this time, he once again saw cars storm past him in the same locations. It took many tough battles before he was able to secure another 3rd place finish. In the final race of the weekend, Kingsley had an excellent start and moved to 2nd in turn one. However, Jeff was unable to finish the lap as his car went into limp mode, losing 95% power, and he had to pit. As the team tried to fix the problem, Kingsley would rejoin the track to see if the issue was solved. Once again entering limp mode, Kingsley would have to retire the car, not able to finish the race. “It was certainly a frustrating weekend,” says Kingsley. “I was hoping for good results in order to take the championship lead, however we experienced many issues with the car this weekend. The team worked as hard as they could so I thank them for their efforts!”

350,000 fans in attendance


at the Montreal Grand Prix


The biggest race of the year took place at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for round three of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada. The weekend is known as being the Canadian stop for the Formula 1 series, but the Porsche Challenge was another highlight for the weekend. “It was amazing driving through the pitlane, looking left and seeing the Mercedes Formula 1 cars, looking right and seeing all of the pitboxs that are shown on TV. The stands were full of fans who were always enthusiastic and passionate for the sport,” said Kingsley. With only a 20 minute and 10-minute practice session, learning as much as he could, each lap, was key to predicting the weekend. In qualifying, Jeff was able to grab the 6thquickest time after only a few laps. At the drop of the green flag for race one, he slid his was into 5ththrough turn one where he battled in a pack of cars for 4th, 5th, and 6th. After a tough fought race, Jeff brought the car home in 6th, meaning that was where he would start race two. Sundays start was similar, moving up into the fifth position as he battled for places once again. Slowly falling off pace, Jeff would find himself in the middle of two groups where he pounded out consistent laps to maintain the 5th position where he would finish. Despite not achieving his best results of the year, he stayed consistent and gained valuable points in the championship where he is only one point out of 4th position. The next round takes him to the streets of Downtown Toronto for the Honda Indy on July 13th to 15th. Hotel Bonaventure Montreal was welcomed onboard for the race weekend. A great hotel in the city centre!

BATTLING THE ELEMENTS AT


CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORTS PARK


Round two of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada took place at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, in Bowmanville, Ontario between May 18th and 20th. The Victoria Day long weekend festivities were expected to attract over 50,000 fans in attendance, all whom enjoy the sounds of racecars. Kingsley, arriving for a day of official practice on Friday, began to pound out laps, taking advantage of every minute of track time he could get. Having little time in the Porsche GT3 Cup Car, all seat time is valuable for the 19-year-old. Saturday showed plenty of rain in the forecast, causing a wet qualifying session where it would be his first time driving the car and the Yokahama tire in the wet. Putting on a great drive, Jeff managed to secure a 5th fastest time, putting him on the 3rd row for the start of the race. Immediately at the drop of the green flag, Kingsley had an amazing start, moving up to the third position into turn one. Being on the outside into two, Jeff got squeezed wide and pushed back into 5th position where he ran majority of the race. With only a few laps to go, Jeff got pushed back to the 6thposition where he ended up finishing the race. Despite the loss of position, Kingsley battled the conditions he had never experienced before in order to bring the car home! Starting in 6thfor Sundays race, Kingsley made his way into the 5th position after another solid start. For 5 laps he battled back and forth for the 4th position. Putting the car down the inside into turn 10 as the competitor was unaware, Kingsley and the other driver made contact, but were able to continue on. Suffering from damage, Kingsley would fall back to 6th place where he would finish the race. Jeff who was disappointed after hoping for a 4th place finish, is eager to get to the next event at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec.

Champion Once again


For Kingsley


Jeff Kingsley is now the 2016 Eastern Canadian Briggs & Stratton champion. This was Kingley’s first season racing in the category and he dominated the show. While racing in the fastest class (DD2) as well as the slowest (Briggs) at the same races, it added more physical and mental effort to Jeff’s plate. He decided to race in this class as it is Canada’s most competitive and the talented driver wanted to prove that he is the best. During the 7-race series, Jeff Kingsley won two races, but it is consistency that won him the championship. He explains, “since the age of 9 I have won a championship every single year. Winning races is important to claim that title, but it is the consistency that really determines the championship. Through my years my number one priority is consistency, whether it is lap times or finishes, this aspect of racing is the most important to me.” 

Jeff Kingsley to race


BMW for 2017 season

Battling the Elements at


Canadian Tire Motorsports Park


Round two of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada took place at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, in Bowmanville, Ontario between May 18th and 20th. The Victoria Day long weekend festivities were expected to attract over 50,000 fans in attendance, all whom enjoy the sounds of racecars. Kingsley, arriving for a day of official practice on Friday, began to pound out laps, taking advantage of every minute of track time he could get. Having little time in the Porsche GT3 Cup Car, all seat time is valuable for the 19-year-old. Saturday showed plenty of rain in the forecast, causing a wet qualifying session where it would be his first time driving the car and the Yokahama tire in the wet. Putting on a great drive, Jeff managed to secure a 5th fastest time, putting him on the 3rd row for the start of the race. Immediately at the drop of the green flag, Kingsley had an amazing start, moving up to the third position into turn one. Being on the outside into two, Jeff got squeezed wide and pushed back into 5th position where he ran majority of the race. With only a few laps to go, Jeff got pushed back to the 6thposition where he ended up finishing the race. Despite the loss of position, Kingsley battled the conditions he had never experienced before in order to bring the car home! Starting in 6thfor Sundays race, Kingsley made his way into the 5th position after another solid start. For 5 laps he battled back and forth for the 4th position. Putting the car down the inside into turn 10 as the competitor was unaware, Kingsley and the other driver made contact, but were able to continue on. Suffering from damage, Kingsley would fall back to 6th place where he would finish the race. Jeff who was disappointed after hoping for a 4th place finish, is eager to get to the next event at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec.

Team Canada Adds


Jeff Kingsley To Roster


Jeffrey Kingsley is the second member of Team Canada for the 2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Kingsley was awarded the opportunity after winning the US Open race in Utah during the month of June. Jeff participated in round one of the US Open Championship in New Orleans where he had a perfect weekend. The up-and-coming phenomena put it on pole in qualifying, won all three heat races, won the pre-final, and won the final. During round two in Utah, Kingsley displayed the same performance with another perfect weekend in the Rotax Max DD2 category. Jeff was flooding the CanadianKartingNews media with his outstanding performances. Moving forward, Jeff will be finishing off the Eastern Canadian Championship where he is the current points leader in two classes. Following that, the young driver will be headed to Sarno, Italy for the World Championships during October 16 – 23. To contact Jeff Kingsley regarding 2017 driving or sponsorship opportunities, please see the contact page.

Kingsley starts last


and wins the race


Jeff Kingsley made his debut experience on the grand prix track at Circuit ICAR, located in Montreal Quebec. Having years of success and wins at the go-kart track, it was his first time on the car track where he passed 15 cars to win race one and finish third in race two. A wet qualified saw Kingsley scoring a 4th place starting position for Race 1. Showing up to the grid before the race just 2 minutes late, Jeff was given a grid penalty and forced to start at the rear of the field in last place. Taking advantage of his rain racing skills, Jeff managed to pass 8 cars into the first corner as he dived down the inside into turn one. Picking off cars one by one, he made it up to 4th place in just six laps. Due to a crash mid-race, the safety car came out and bunched the field back together, giving Kingsley a better shot at a podium finish. Right off the restart, Jeff dove down the outside of turn one for a brilliant pass if completed. Managing to hold to outside line against a Mustang, he pulled off a beyond incredible move to take 3rd position. Two laps later, Jeff made a double pass to take over 1st place in the race and would then defend off those behind for ten laps in a nail biting finish to win the race. Race two saw Jeff starting third where he got another good start. Managing to battle into the 1st position, it seemed to be easy cruising to a double victory. Unfortunately, the car lost power and entered limp mode where Jeff then crawled to pit lane. After restarting the car, he got back out in third place but again power was lost. Repeatedly having to restart the car, Jeff Kingsley would crawl to the finish line in a solid 3rd position. What should have been two first place finishes, it was still an amazing achievement to leave with a 1st and a 3rd. Kingsley now leads the points championship in a close battle. Next stop is Trois-Rivières, Quebec for a thrilling street race on August 11th – 13th.

"I could have been the


2016 world champion"


Jeff Kingsley qualified for Team Canada after leading the US Open Championship in Utah late June. Jeff headed to the World Championship in Sarno, Italy during the week of October 16 – 23, 2016. During practice, the talented driver was always in the top three during practice and even topping the time sheets in one of them. With 72 of the world’s best drivers from over 50 different countries, Jeff was certainly proving to be one of the best in the world. He quotes, “I was very confident in my abilities during the week, showing fast times quicker than the reigning world champion. Unfortunately, it all went downhill very quickly. On lap 2 in qualifying, I had a perfect gap to my teammate, and I told myself in the helmet, ‘this lap is 100% putting me on pole.’ Sadly, the engine seized that moment, meaning my out-lap was the only one counted, putting me 58th on the time sheets. From there on it was just trying to scrape my way through the heat races and into the final which I was able to do.” In the end, Jeff Kingsley drove from 54th to 18th, posting the 7th fastest time of the race. “I am confident that if the engine seize did not occur, I could have been the 2016 World Champion. Through this downfall, I learned that sometimes in racing there are things out of your control. The engine seizing for example, there was nothing myself or mechanic could have done, but that is racing. This amazing sport is filled with heartbreaks and celebrations, of which every driver will experience both. The celebrations make you strong, but the heartbreaks are what make you stronger,” – Jeff Kingsley.

Double PoduiM For Kingsley


In Calabogie

2016 Results

2014 World Championships


Kingsley arrived in Valencia Spain on November 22, where he headed straight to the track for registration and rental kart practice. Monday was kart raffle and building of the chassis. Tuesday marked the first day of practice. He quickly got up to speed and worked on improving each session. Wednesday was qualifying; this dictated the starting position for the heat races. Kingsley qualified a stellar 6th place of 72, missing first by only .181 of a second, and ahead of previous year world champions. Thursday and Friday were heat races. With some bad luck and an uncooperative teammate, Kingsley finished 8th, 15th and an amazing belt for 4th. He was then starting 14th for the pre-final. After heavy rain, pre-finals were cancelled, forcing it straight to the final. In a wet race Kingsley had a great start moving to 6th on the straight but involved in a collision in the first corner after a driver spun out in front of him creating nowhere to go. He managed to climb his way back into the 11th spot. Wasn’t how Kingsley hoped for his Rotax DD2 debut final to go, but it was all learning for next time.

CANADIAN NATIONAL 


CHAMPION


September 21- 24 brought Jeff Kingsley to Circuit Mont Tremblant for the Canadian Karting Nationals. Tuesday and Wednesday were both testing where he was the fastest by over 5 tenths almost every session! On Thursday he ended up second in both qualifying and the brand new Super Pole. On Friday he won his first heat race and finished second in the second heat, right behind two time World Champion. On Saturday, Kingsley finished second once again in heat number 3. With all of the points tallied up, he was set to start second for the final race on Sunday. Kingsley was very confident and it sure went a long way. In the final he won the race by over 6 seconds and became the 2014 Rotax DD2 Canadian National Champion! He received in ticket the the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, this year in Valencia, Spain.

Race

Result

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #1

(Sebring International Raceway)

5th

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #2

(Sebring International Raceway)

6th

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #3

(Canadian Tire Motorsports Park)

6th

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #4

(Canadian Tire Motorsports Park)

6th

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #5

(Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve)

6th

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #6

(Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve)

5th

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #7

(Monday Indy Toronto)

4th

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #8

(Monday Indy Toronto)

6th

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #9

(Circuit Trois-Rivières)

5th

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #10

(Circuit Trois-Rivières)

5th

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #11

(Canadian Tire Motorsports Park)

5th

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round #12

(Canadian Tire Motorsports Park)

4th
4th Place in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Championship
Rookie of the Year in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada

KINGSLEY WINS FWT 


IN STACKEd FIELD


Jeff Kingsley arrived at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Thursday for the first round of the Florida Winter Tour championship, presented by the Maxspeed Entertainment group. Continuing off Jeff’s major successes in 2016, he was anxious to start 2017 where he left off. The DD2 category was the weekends premier class, with a high level of professional drivers. The lineup included Rubens Barrichello (ex-Formula 1 Driver), Robert Wickens (DTM Driver), Lucas Auer (DTM Driver), Gary Carlton (Euopean Factory Driver), and many other major talents. In qualifying, Kingsley put his BirelART on pole by an amazing two tenths of a second. In heat one, Kingsley was forced into a collision with Robert Wickens, but was able to recover to the tenth position. In heat two Kingsley drove away from the field and grabbed the win, whereas in heat three he was caught up in a battle and ended up second. After the heat races concluded and points were tallied, Jeff would be starting the pre-final on pole once again. In both the pre-final and the final, Jeff Kingsley drove away from the field, winning both races by over two seconds. This marked Kingsley’s first win of 2017, and what a phenomenal drive he had to start the year. All of these prestigious drivers personally congratulated Jeff on his victory, and one referred to his driving as “beyond impressive.”

Race

Class

Result

Florida Winter Tour Round #1

(Homestead-Miami Speedway)

Rotax DD21st

Florida Winter Tour Round #2

(Palm Beach International Raceway)

Rotax DD21st

Florida Winter Tour Round #3

(Ocala Gran Prix)

Rotax DD21st
2017 FLORIDA WINTER TOUR CHAMPIONRotax DD21st

Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #1

(Canadian Tire Motorsports Park)

BMW M235iR2nd

Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #2

(Canadian Tire Motorsports Park)

BMW M235iR
5th

Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #3

(Calabogie Motorsports Park)

BMW M235iR
3rd

Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #4

​(Calabogie Motorsports Park)

BMW M235iR
2nd

Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #5

(Circuit ICAR)

BMW M235iR
1st

Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #6

(Circuit ICAR)

BMW M235iR
3rd

Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #7

(GP3R, Trois Rivières)

BMW M235iR
2nd

Eastern Canadian Karting Championships - Race 1

(Mosport Kartways)

Rotax DD21st

Eastern Canadian Karting Championships - Race 2

(Mosport Kartways)

Rotax DD21st

Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #8

(GP3R, Trois Rivières)

BMW M235iR
2nd

Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #9

(GP3R, Trois Rivières)

BMW M235iR
3rd
Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #10
(Canadian Tire Motorsports Park)
BMW M235iR
3rd
Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #11
(Canadian Tire Motorsports Park)
BMW M235iR
3rd
Canadian Touring Car Championship - Round #12
(Canadian Tire Motorsports Park)
BMW M235iR
DNF

BEMC 3 Hour Endurance Race

(Canadian Tire Motorsports Park)

BMW M235iR

​1st

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER

Canadian Touring Car Championship

BMW M235iRAward


ECKC Champion


3 Years in a row


For the third straight year in a row, Jeff Kingsley claims the Rotax DD2 Eastern Canadian Championship. After another dominate performance, he walks away with the triple DD2 title and Canada’s number one driver. Kingsley won 6 of the 8 races in the series, with the only two loses being a DNF and technical issue. During some of his victories Jeff would drive away from the field, winning by 4 to 6 seconds over the second-place competitor. Jeff’s finishes were so consistent and victorious that he was able to lock up the championship win even before the final round in Mont Tremblent, Quebec. “2016 has been an amazing year for myself, the team, the sponsors, and my fans. Together we have won three championships and it is only July. I would like to say thank you to everybody who has made this year possible, including PSL Karting, Whitby Toyota, and my family.” – Jeff Kingsley

2017 Results

2016 Championship Victories



US OPEN CHAMPION



EASTERN CANADIAN CHAMPION - ROTAX DD2



EASTERN CANADIAN CHAMPION - BRIGGS SENIOR


strong debut for kingsley


in porsche gt3 cup challenge


On March 14th to 16th, Jeff Kingsley traveled to Sebring International Raceway where he competed in the first round of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, presented by Ultra 94 and Yokohama tires. The competition consisted of contenders from both the Canadian Porsche championship as well as the American Porsche championship, adding a verity of skill and uncertainty to the race. Jeff was new to both the car and the track which would add challenges to the weekend, but he was eager to perform for Policaro Motorsports and Porsche Centre Oakville. Kingsley’s goal for the weekend was to keep his bumpers clean, in order to score championship points where he can then duke it out back home in the Canadian championship for round two.


For Jeff’s first ever qualifying, he put on an outstanding effort, scoring an eighth place starting position in a 35-car field. Making a mistake in the first corner of race one, Jeff fell back to 12th place, but regained positioning into 10th. After a battle throughout most of the race, he came home to finish in ninth position. Starting race two in 10th, Kingsley managed to hold the position throughout the race to finish in the same spot. Jeff struggled with mechanical grip throughout the race so was happy to place where he did.


In terms of the Canadian Porsche championship, Kingsley finished fifth and sixth, which was a solid effort from the young driver in his first time with a new car, new series, and new track. The next round of the Porsche GT3 cup challenge will be held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, in Bowmanville Ontario, during May 19th to 20th of the Victoria Day long weekend.

350,000 fans in attendance


at the montreal grand prix


The biggest race of the year took place at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for round three of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada. The weekend is known as being the Canadian stop for the Formula 1 series, but the Porsche Challenge was another highlight for the weekend. “It was amazing driving through the pitlane, looking left and seeing the Mercedes Formula 1 cars, looking right and seeing all of the pitboxs that are shown on TV. The stands were full of fans who were always enthusiastic and passionate for the sport,” said Kingsley. With only a 20 minute and 10-minute practice session, learning as much as he could, each lap, was key to predicting the weekend. In qualifying, Jeff was able to grab the 6thquickest time after only a few laps. At the drop of the green flag for race one, he slid his was into 5ththrough turn one where he battled in a pack of cars for 4th, 5th, and 6th. After a tough fought race, Jeff brought the car home in 6th, meaning that was where he would start race two. Sundays start was similar, moving up into the fifth position as he battled for places once again. Slowly falling off pace, Jeff would find himself in the middle of two groups where he pounded out consistent laps to maintain the 5th position where he would finish. Despite not achieving his best results of the year, he stayed consistent and gained valuable points in the championship where he is only one point out of 4th position. The next round takes him to the streets of Downtown Toronto for the Honda Indy on July 13th to 15th. Hotel Bonaventure Montreal was welcomed onboard for the race weekend. A great hotel in the city centre!

2 FOR 2 AT FWT WITH


ANOTHER WIN


The young and talented Jeffrey Kingsley goes two for two in the Florida Winter Tour championship, after claiming another victory at round two. Kingsley is getting closer and closer to the DD2 Championship as each round passes. The Canadian PSL Birel ART driver was challenged early in the weekend, but was unable to be stopped come Sunday.In qualifying, Jeff set the second quickest lap, missing out by just 6 one-hundredth’s of a second from DTM driver Robert Wickens. In the heat races, Jeff would grab two wins, and one second place finish, meaning he was to start on pole for the pre-final. The pre-final saw a 3-kart battle with a fellow teammate and FK Kart factory driver Gary Carleton, but Kingsley overcame the challenge and took the win. Starting on pole once again for the final, Jeff dropped to second and spent 4 laps in the position. The first place driver was blocking throughout the entire racetrack, knowing Kingsley was to fast. Outsmarting the driver, Jeff Kingsley faked a pass, forcing the driver to defend right down to the grass. Kingsley then switched back to the outside lane and crossed the first place driver on the exit of the corner. When out in front, Jeff drove away to an impressive 8.4-second victory, and absolutely dominating the race. Kingsley will be heading into the final round in March with the championship points lead.

Race

Class

Result

 US Open Championship Round #1

(New Orleans Motorsports Park)

Rotax DD21st
Eastern Canadian Championship Round #1
(Goodwood Kartways)
Rotax DD21st
Eastern Canadian Championship Round #1
(Goodwood Kartways)
Briggs & Stratton Senior2nd
Eastern Canadian Championship Round #2
(Goodwood Kartways)
Rotax DD21st
Eastern Canadian Championship Round #2
(Goodwood Kartways)
Briggs & Stratton Senior
1st

Eastern Canadian Championship Round #3

(Circuit ICAR, Mirabel QC)

Rotax DD2
1st

Eastern Canadian Championship Round #3

(Circuit ICAR, Mirabel QC)

Briggs & Stratton Senior
5th

Eastern Canadian Championship Round #4

(Circuit ICAR, Mirabel QC)

Rotax DD2
1st

 US Open Championship Round #2
(Utah Motorsports Park)

Rotax DD2

1st

Eastern Canadian Championship Round #5
(Circuit Mont Tremblent, QC)
Rotax DD25th
Eastern Canadian Championship Round #5
(Circuit Mont Tremblent, QC)
Briggs & Stratton Senior
1st
Eastern Canadian Championship Round #6
(Circuit Mont Tremblent, QC)
Rotax DD2
1st
Eastern Canadian Championship Round #6
(Circuit Mont Tremblent, QC)
Briggs & Stratton Senior
2nd