2017 La Biche Winter Festival of Speed

Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) Ice Racing at the 2015 Western Canadian Championship at the La Biche Winter Festival of Speed

NASCC Car Ice Racing, SSRA Snowmobile Drags, Second Gear Club Motorcycle & Quad Ice Racing, Snowmobile Poker Rally, Airplane Fly-In, Horse & Sleigh Rides, this event is for the whole family. The Lac La Biche event takes place on the frozen lake surrounding the town. This was one of my favorite events I did in 2015, if you are in the area it is worth taking in.

Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) Ice Racing at the 2015 Western Canadian Championship at the La Biche Winter Festival of Speed

Western Canadian Ice Race Championships
Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) has a variety of cars different horse power which are set tires. Class is determined by whether or not the tires on the cars are studded; with the exception of the Chevettes & Neons which are in a special class of their own. http://nascc.ab.ca/racing/ice-racing/

WCMA Sanctioned Event 11:00am to 5:00pm on Lac La Biche Lake in- front of MacArthur Place in Lac La Biche Racer’s Info: Ken at 780-404-3183 Brought to you by NASCC and Lakeland Classic Wheels

Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) Ice Racing at the 2015 Western Canadian Championship at the La Biche Winter Festival of Speed

Ice racing marshals are the Diehards of Motorsport Marshalling!

The best way to watch a race is to be in the car. The second best way to watch is to be a trackside marshal. If you are interested in racing but not sure about driving yourself, being a marshal might be for you. Ice Racing Marshals are there for emergencies and to communicate with racers with flags and to communicate regarding the race with others via radio.

What to expect as an Ice racing marshal: The first thing you need to expect is to dress warmly. Temperatures in Canada and Alberta while marshalling can be anywhere from -5 to –40 Celsius depending on where you are; so dress warmly in lots of layers . You can always shed a layer of clothing if it warms up.Try wearing any other colour except white so you don’t blend into the snow bank. If you are new to Marshalling you are on track training with experienced personnel. An average race course is 6 turns and approximately 2 kms long so 20 trackside marshals can cover a racecourse. Track set-up starts with checking ice thickness for safety first then followed by ploughing out the course.

You must be 18 years of age to be trackside but if being trackside is not for you there is many other volunteer jobs required to run a race. Non-trackside race positions: timing, pre-grid Pit in & Pit out, Tech, track set-up & clean-up.

Become a Motorsport Marshalling die-hard!

Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) Ice Racing at the 2015 Western Canadian Championship at the La Biche Winter Festival of Speed

For more information on volunteering from January-March contact: nascc.events@gmail.com or http://nascc.ab.ca/contact/

Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC)
http://nascc.ab.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/19068689376/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/motorsportvolunteers/

Second Gear Club – Motorcycle, ATV, UTV Ice Races
Sunday Feb. 26, 10:00am CMA Sanctioned event on Lac La Biche Lake
Motorcycle, ATV, UTV, Sidecar WORLD CLASS ICE RACING
http://www.secondgearclub.com/

Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) Ice Racing at the 2015 Western Canadian Championship at the La Biche Winter Festival of Speed

SSRA Snowmobiling Snow-Drag Races
The Straightline Snowmobile Racing Associate
Lac La Biche, Ab. – 2017 Race Date: Feb 25th – 26th, 2017
Race Day Registration 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration Location:
Race Location: Race Start Time: 12:00 Post-Race Banquet Location: Feb. 24, 4:00 pm
http://www.racessra.com/

Snowmobile Poker Rally
On ice Registration: 10:00am Rally 12:00pm
Rally Info: Ken 780.404.3183
Brought to you by Lakeland Classic Wheels

Lac La Biche Flying Club COPA Flight #165.
Lac La Biche Ice Fly-In onto the frozen surface of Lac la Biche to the Winter Festival of Speed grounds. Contacts: Ken Zachkewich kzach@telusplanet.net 780-623-0673 Oriana Kononchuk 780- 213- 4647
http://www.laclabicheflyingclub.ca/

Horse & Sleigh Rally
Contact: John 780-288-3870

JacK Axe
ON ICE DEMOS ON AXE THROWING, KNIFE THROWING, LOG SAWING
more info: http://www.jack-axe.ca

OTHER FEATURED EVENTS

Charity Race: Where the racers give up their cars to amateur drivers and race for bragging rights. All proceeds are given to specific local charities. If you are interested in participating,
contact Ken Staples at 780-404-3183. Number of entries are limited.

Media Challenge: Where members of the media challenge each other in race cars……again for bragging rights

SATURDAY
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Car races
Snowmobile drag races – SSRA sanctioned
Horse & Sleigh Rally
Airplane Fly-In
Registration for the snowmobile poker rally and horse and sleigh rally will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Winter Festival of Speed Grounds.

SUNDAY
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Car races & Charity Race
2nd Gear Club – motorcycle, ATV, UTV races
Snowmobile Poker Rally
Horse & Sleigh Rides for Family
Airplane Fly-In
On-site Concessions both days by Lac La Biche Legion & Kookum’s Kitchen
** All proceeds raised from this event will be donated to the community organizations that help volunteer during this weekend’s events.

Photos by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) Ice Racing at the 2015 Western Canadian Championship at the La Biche Winter Festival of Speed

La Biche Winter Festival of Speed
http://www.classicwheels.org/festival.htm

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