Racing Edge Motorsports (REM) is a professional kart racing team based out of Toronto, Canada. REM has been appointed as the Canadian Kosmic Importer and official race team for the brand in Ontario, Canada. In early 2019, REM has expanded their product offering becoming, the Redspeed Importer for Canada as well, tasked with the job of setting up dealers across the country and building this new brand to the Canadian karting market.
REM was established in 2011, by owners and operators, Kevin and Heather Monteith. REM has strategically grown into a thriving race team known across Canada and the United States. With the race team being the primary focus, REM will now focus a portion of efforts into building a reputable dealer network across Canada.
Over the years, the team has taken off from a small race team, to a larger, more professional operation. REM has earned multiple National and Regional championships over the last number of years. In these accomplishments, REM continues to keep pushing to become a stronger more successful team at each and every race. The team believes that this can only be accomplished by offering the most unprecedented support, and the most prestigious equipment in the industry.
REM will continue to strive to be the best you are welcome to the team!
REM has been constantly evolving, focusing on some key collaborations from the chassis programme through to our engine department, and our team support at the track. REM believes that it is important to work with the industry leading professionals to ensure the best product for the race team. These professionals are the driving factors behind the race team that allow for us to
achieve the results that we have in our time as a race team.
REM is definitely no stranger to the podium in the last few years. REM won the 2019 ROK the Rio and the 2019 SKUSA SuperNationals – arguably two of the hardest events to win in North American karting. Along with these these successes, REM drivers are a common occurrence on the podium in Canada, winning the Canadian Nationals multiple times. Along with our stout National programme our regional programme is equally as important. In years past REM took numerous titles in the Ron Fellows Karting Championship in all different categories ranging from our 4 cycle program through to our 2 cycle program.
TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS: Transportation logistics allows for customers to leave their equipment with REM and they will bring all necessary equipment to the track for you. This is ideal for clients that choose not to bring their equipment to those races that are far away.
ARRIVE & DRIVE: Complete Kosmic chassis, engine rental, trolley, tuning parts, data analysis, and catering – these are all the perks that are included with the Arrive and Drive program. Mechanics can be sourced at an extra cost. This is versatile program, allowing for people who don’t have the time or space to own their equipment. Within this program, customers have multiple options between renting just a chassis or a chassis and engine combination, with all support and tuning equipment included. The ideal program for anyone!
IN HOUSE ENGINE DEPARTMENT: REM has obtained one of the most decorated engine programs in North American Karting to date. Ranging from the low power 4 cycle Briggs and Stratton Program to the high powered 2 cycle ROK, Iame, Gearbox and Rotax platforms. REM engine partners take great price in their equipment offer both engine rentals and rebuild/maintenance of personal equipment. REM engine partners are also always found under the team tent for additional support during a race event.
TELEMETRY/ANALYSIS: In motorsports, telemetry is one of the most important factors to allow for divers to improve their ideal lap time at racing events. At REM we use the highest quality data systems and telemetry analysis software. REM also has a data specialist on staff at all major events to work directly with drivers and mechanics to extract the most performance out of everyone.
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.
Heather Monteith - Owner / Inventory Management
Another key personnel to the Racing Edge Motorsports team is co-owner Heather Judge. Heather is a key asset to the team who is extremely intelligent and dedicated to the sport of go-karting.
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. She is essential at keeping the day to day obstacles in check and making sure the weekend runs smoothly from set up to tear down. She is constantly working to improve the team to continue its growing success.
Heather sells all the parts for REM and has vast knowledge of the OTK product. She is efficient at providing REM customers with all of their product needs and concerns. Heather also manages inventory to ensure that we always have enough product in stock.
Heather is also responsible for the team billing and administration. With her calm persona she is the operative person for the job, keeping everything in perfect shape around the pit. Her dedication to our customers is unprecedented as she provides the utmost support to everyone on the team.
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.
Wendy Monteith - Hospitality Management
Wendy Monteith, is another one of REM's finest members and specializes in Hospitality. 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 paddock space for the team and provides gourmet meals at each event. 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.
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.