Cabbagetown’s premier kart racer, Ari Korkodilos

The Fastest Cabbage in Town. In a normal vegetable garden, a row of green cabbages is content to bask in the Toronto sunshine and get big and nutritious.

But in Cabbagetown, there is a young ambitious cabbage who never stands still and prefers to go faster than any cabbage has gone before. This could only be Cabbagetown’s premier kart racer, Ari Korkodilos.

Ari, only 15, won Canada’s 2021 Mosport International Karting Association’s (MIKA) Briggs Senior karting championship on Sunday, October 10.

Ari’s win is bigger than it sounds. He went up against older, experienced drivers, some of which have been racing longer than he’s been alive.

The age range for Briggs Senior is 16 to 36. Although he could have raced in the Junior class division, he opted to move up to the toughest class in kart racing a year early. Our fresh-faced young racing Cabbage seems like he may be ready to force some early retirements!

On the road to winning the championship, Ari beat last year’s champion, as well as this year’s Canadian Nationals winner.

Ari is a driver for REM-–Racing Edge Motorsports racing team. REM is professional kart racing team based out of southern Ontario. REM’s drivers have grabbed national and regional championships around Canada and the United States consistently since the team was established in 2011 by Kevin Monteith.

Racing Edge Motorsports could have earned its abbreviation–“REM”–even if it had another name, because REM also means Rapid Eye Movement–and that’s what a spectator has to have when following the REM drivers zooming around the track.

Normally a person has Rapid Eye Movement at night as part of the normal sleep cycle. But no one can sleep when REM drivers are on the speedways!

If you see a green blur on a bicycle in Cabbagetown, you have have caught a glimpse of Cabbagetown’s sprightliest sprout – Ari Korkodilos.


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