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January 02, 2013 News
Canadian Champion Interview: Briggs & Stratton Masters - Cameron Nabert
 

Cameron Nabert converted the P1 starting position into the Briggs & Stratton Masters title at Mont-Tremblant (Photo: Gregory Lussier - babelphotos.ca)
Cameron Nabert converted the P1 starting position into the Briggs & Stratton Masters title at Mont-Tremblant
(Photo: Gregory Lussier - babelphotos.ca)

Cameron Nabert achieved one of his karting goals in life in 2012. The Tony Kart made the most of the P1 starting position at the ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships in Mont-Tremblant, Que., to secure the Briggs & Stratton Masters title. Nabert recently spoke with the eKartingNews.ca editorial staff about his national championship and future.


EKARTINGNEWS.CA: Letís start things off by looking back at the year you had. What were your goals before the first green flag waved? Did you feel any pressure going into the Canadian Karting Championships at Mont-Tremblant?

CAMERON NABERT: My goal at the beginning of the season was to have fun, and run well at the Nationals. Going into the championship, I felt some pressure from never having run that track before, but with the Nabert Racing team behind me giving support, I felt like we had a good chance. Coming off the trailer fast also helped.

EKN.CA: You ultimately ended up with the National Briggs & Stratton Masters title, starting P1 after winning a Heat race. What do you think was the key to your success?

NABERT: Starting P1 does help, but the main thing is having your kart set up right and running smooth consistent laps, and avoiding pile-ups.

EKN.CA: As we all know, winning a title takes a lot of hard work. Does one race or battle from this past year standout in your mind? Who was you biggest adversary, and what track challenged you the most?

NABERT: The Prefinals at the Nationals was my favorite battle of the season, with Steve Derkac. He was also the driver who give me the biggest fight.

As for tracks, Mont-Tremblant challenged me the most, with the fast and technical sections, and the changing track conditions.

EKN.CA: What do you think you learned this season that will make you a better driver and will help you prepare for your next racing challenge?

NABERT: In the Briggs class, I learned the importance of being smooth and how valuable kart setup is. In addition, good driver and tuner communication leads to success.

EKN.CA: For drivers looking at racing in Briggs & Stratton Masters next year, how would you recommend they prepare for the upcoming season, so they can make the most of the class?

NABERT: They should get as much seat time as possible, working on drafting and racecraft.

EKN.CA: Before we look at the future, tell us what it means to you to win the 2012 ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships Briggs & Stratton Masters title?

NABERT: I have accomplished something I always dreamed of doing.

EKN.CA: What are your plans for 2013? Will you return to defend the title, or perhaps look at moving up to karting ranks to a new class or try racing cars?

NABERT: My plan for 2013 is to return to defend my title, along with stepping up into the DD2 Masters class.

EKN.CA: Lastly, how has your off-season gone to date? Have you had the opportunity do any testing in karts or cars?

NABERT: The off-season has been about preparation for the upcoming season, weighing our options with regards chassis manufacturers, looking LH, Zanardi, andEnergy Karts. I hope to get some testing time in soon, with updates posted on NabertRacing.com


FAST FACTS

When did you start racing? I was six years old
How would you describe your driving style? Calculated
Favorite track? Mont-Tremblant
Favorite driver? Aryton Senna
Favorite non-racing website? EBay
Favorite movie? The Hangover
Favorite music group? Sublime
Favorite food? Jamaican Jerk Chicken
If you werenít racing what would you be doing? Playing sports like soccer, skateboarding, and snowboarding
Current road car? 1997 Ford F350 Turbo Diesel dually
Dream road car? Arial Atom
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