The REM Mission:
“Racing Edge Motorsports is a gokart racing team who is striving for excellence in every category, providing customers unprecedented support, whilst using one of the most prestigious brands throughout the industry.”
Racing Edge Motorsports (REM) is a professional kart racing team based out of Toronto, Canada. The team was founded in March of 2011 by Kevin and Wendy Monteith. The Monteith’s are no strangers to the world of competitive kart racing and have considerable amounts of experience competing in North American karting events and competitions.
With amassing numerous club, regional and national championships, Kevin has achieved a high level of experience and knowledge in regards to the karting industry. “We’ve been part of this sport for a long time and were looking for a way to give back to the sport; this is a fantastic opportunity to apply our knowledge to new drivers that wish to develop their careers,” stated Wendy Monteith. Kevin continued, “We want to work hard with our drivers and bring out the most in each and every one of them.”
Racing Edge Motorsports has recently taken on a new challenge, REM has switched brands for the 2015 season. REM has chosen to be facilitated with the successful Kosmic chassis and will carry a full supply of the Kosmic brand. There were many reasons for a switch in brands but “certainly the new Kosmic chassis works amazing, it is very versatile and brings an all new competitive advantage for anyone on our products” stated Kevin Monteith upon the initial test on the chassis.
With the chassis platform switch, the 4 stroke engine program will remain the same with Glenn Bulter at the reigns. Glenn, of Bulter Tuning boasts a long list of race wins and experience milestones, and will continue to be supporting various power plant programs for the team. Meanwhile Kevin Glover new to team REM for the 2017 season, will be the engine specialist for all 2 cycle engines. Kevin Glover has vast experience in engine tuning that has provided customers with winning engines and support and will prove to be a valuable asset to the engine program.
Part of the teams business philosophy includes the support of our drivers as well as modelling our practices after professional auto racing teams. Racing Edge Motorsports has developed various marketing strategies which include; driver training, data analysis, driver wellness and fitness, as well as corporate hosting programs. Our objectives will continue to be oriented towards professional driver development and driver marketing for an opportunity to progress into a higher level of the sport. At Racing Edge Motorsports we believe in supporting our team members, sportsmanship, driver education and success through results.
After being with REM since the beginning I have seen the company grow with great success. REM provides racers with utmost support and makes the team feel like famiy. It has been a privilege to work with everyone, and I am looking forward to see what the future holds. - Heather Judge
I have been involved in karting for over 10 years and during the time spent in the sport, I have found that REM has a completely different approach to customer support. REM is a very professional team that truly cares about there customers and works hard to develop them to the next level. I am proud to be a part of such a dedicated team, and to experience what the future holds with the company. - Greg Judge
Kevin Monteith - Owner / Technical Specialist
Kevin Monteith founded REM back in 2011 and has been working very hard to make the team what it is today. With many years of experience, Monteith has been among the top competitors throughout his career and still pushes to be among the best in the field of senior rotax; the class he currently compete's in.
Kevin is the main go-to personnel for customers who desire more information about the company. You can find Kevin at each race working with many different drivers, whether it be training or working with the team mechanics to bring out the best in each individual drivers performance on and off track.
Kevin can be described as a passionate racing enthusiast who is driven by hard work and dedication to anything that challenges him. He is willing to push himself to new limits to explore the depths of every technicality to the sport. Another passion of his, is the business side of the sport, Kevin is a very business savvy entrepreneur who will work to the maximum potential to provide each customer that is associated with REM to acquire the greatest experience and service attainable.
Wendy Monteith - Organization Specialist / Mechanic
Wendy Monteith, co-founder of REM is another one of REM's finest mechanics and organization specialists. She works feverishly at each event to ensure that each kart and the team as a whole is working at the optimum performance.
She is an expert when organizing the event and setting up the paddock space for the team. Another extremely important aspect Wendy takes care of is the team meals. She always makes certain that the team eats well, cooking some of the finest meals that can be expected by any race team providing a homely, yet professional atmosphere.
Along with her organizational skills Wendy has 14 years of experience working on the chassis. During this time she has gained a large amount of experience and knowledge in the field of chassis and engine work. She will be found working hard on team drivers karts and helping whoever needs assistance during a race weekend. Many people have benefitted from her skills and she has been guiding her main driver Kevin, to many national, regional and club race wins and championships.
Wendy is also known for keeping the pit in good organization, she is constantly ensuring that the trailer and pit are clean and organized at all times which puts the REM team at the top of the professional ladder. With the personnel that REM attains the company has been run very smoothly throughout the years with all the jobs being completed with great success.
Wendy is another go-to personnel for the REM team, if anyone needs more support she will be found at every major racing event giving drivers the necessary support on a weekend basis.
Glenn Butler - Engine Specialist / Mechanic
Along with Glenns uncompromising engine capabilities, Glenn has unprecedented chassis tuning abilities making him truly the right man for the job here at REM. Glenn used to race for Birel many years back and found some serious success winning every major race across Canada and the United States. During the years of success, there were numerous occasions where Glenn has been testing out chassis for the Birel factory in Italy. This level of expertise will be crucial for the race team because of his amazing knowledge of the Birel chassis.
Glenn will be another associate found at most every event bringing the team a wealth of knowledge and expertise working with each individual engine platforms and all Birel chassis.
Heather Judge - Parts Management and Inventory
Another key personnel to the Racing Edge Motorsports team is Heather Judge. Heather is another one of the teams workers who is extremely intelligent and dedicated to the sport of go-karting. Heather works hard for the team and is found doing an array of jobs for the team. Jobs that Heather takes on range from organizational items to mechanical work and team data management.
Heather can be found working very hard on a weekend basis. Her organization skill are key to making sure everything is accomplished. Heather has been working with REM since the beginning back in 2011 and has made a great impact on the team particulars and organizational functions. Heather can be found working the team technology and selling parts at the race track she keeps the team billing and other information organized at all times.
On an average weekend, Heather is usually found keeping the team trailer, and paddock space in good organization. With her unprecedented organization skills she is the operative person for the job keeping everything in perfect shape around the pit.
With a successful 6 year career of racing herself, Heather was always found at the top of her game on and off the track. With numerous podium and race wins she has a wealth of knowledge on the various changes and effects that will be achieved from different chassis set-ups. With this wealth of information, she makes for a solid team mechanic to provide more support and aid the different team customers with chassis and engine work. Along with being a mechanic, she works with drivers and is always using the team data software to download tachometers and will be found at the fence timing each session with exact precision.