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Meet father and son team Jeff and Jesse Webb. The two only started karting 13 months ago after visiting an indoor track in Langley, BC. One afternoon they popped out to SIMA looking to purchase helmets for their indoor racing. To their surprise, the Webbs experienced a contagious energy in the pits and knew they wanted to be a part of it. One month later and they had karts of their own.
Throughout the year their commitment to the sport was apparent. Training devices were put into their garage, every weekend was spent at the track and Jesse even competed in a couple of F-Series. Aside from the racing, Jeff says “there are so many things I like about this community of racers, there is a lot of support and advice from fellow parents and driver, the kids all seem to get along so well and just the vibe of race day and seeing others at SIMA as well as the others tracks is pretty cool”.
With high level of commitment and determination, Jesse quickly advanced from a beginner and was competing at front of the pack. It was obvious that his competitors and other members of the racing community felt the same as he was voted as SIMA’s 2019 Rookie of the Year.
The Webbs are ambassadors of the sport and a true testament to the bond that karting can cultivate for parents and their children.
Check out the PITSTOP with each driver below.
Hardest Thing You Have Ever Done?
Jeff - Having to say goodbye to my Dad
Jesse - Learn how to pass
What is your favorite movie?
Jeff - Shawshank Redemption because it shows you to never give up or lose hope.
Jesse - Groundhog Day
If you were offered a seat on the next space shuttle, would you take it?
Jeff - No
Jesse - No, because I would miss things we do no Earth
What makes you laugh the hardest?
Jeff - Claudio
Jesse - My dads jokes
Jeff - Raising a son
Jesse - Being voted Rookie of the Year
Where would you most like to travel?
Jeff - Africa
Jesse - Dubai because there is alot to do
What is one goal you hope to accomplish this year?
Jeff - Pass Rob Jukes
Jesse - Get a streak of three podiums in a row.
What do you love most about karting?
Jeff - Speed and friends
Jesse - Close Racing
If you were Prime Minister/President, what is the first thing you would do?
Jesse - Put in a kart lane
If you could be any animal, what would it be?
Jesse - A cat because it has 9 lives