It was all for Jack, a four-year-old racecar fanatic.

Seven Karts for the Cure drivers got revved up yesterday to race the 1.1-kilometre Calgary Kart Racing Club track in support of Jack LePan, who was diagnosed with diabetes as a toddler.

Supported by Flipp Advertising Inc., the Karts for the Cure event benefitted the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Summer Surge campaign.

“It seemed like a great way to get people involved,” said Jack’s dad and Flipp creative director Craig LePan, who came up with the idea.

“Jack’s a huge race fan. He knows every Nascar driver.”

LePan approached Allen Berg’s Racing Schools to become involved.

“I’ve known Craig for a long time,” said owner Allen Berg. “Having a family myself, I wanted to do whatever I could to help his son.”

Berg spent the day helping drivers navigate the professionally designed, 11-turn track.

The karts, upwards of $7,000 each, can reach 100 km/h, Berg said.