Another exciting season of Kart Racing for the Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) at North Star Raceway in Strathmore

Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC). Alberta Shoot-Out at North Star Raceway in Strathmore September 11 , 2017

This will be the 3rd year for the Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) at North Star Raceway in Strathmore, AB CKRC is a non-profit multi class kart racing club with a long history with members from ages 8 – 60 years old. Come out & see exciting CKRC race events & you will be surprised seeing kids with so much skill already. A lot of great Canadian IndyCar drivers came from kart racing such as
Paul Tracy, Greg Moore & James Hinchcliffe. CKRC members that have moved up in racing like Cameron Hayley who ran a full season with in the 2015 & 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

If you ever wanted to go kart racing now is your chance. The CKRC have a great way to see if kart racing is for you, ‘Try a Kart’,program designed allows the public to experience kart racing for a small fee. Experience real race karts, with an hour-long classroom instruction & then 3 on track sessions.

Photos by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC). Alberta Shoot-Out at North Star Raceway in Strathmore September 11

I was extremely impressed with all the improvements they did last year, a timing board & they have lights like an F1 track. The marshals are the controllers, they have Blue, Yellow, Green & Slippery Surface (Debris) lights Fred Causer CKRC Manager/Race Director is the only one that overrides them all & has the control of the Red. Marshals are using both flags & lights, it is up to the marshal themselves, but they were trying to have the racers to recognize the lights. When I marshaled F1 it was one guy was on lights & the other flag people did flags, but we had a lot personnel for that.

Up in the tower Fred Causer controls the track & the lights system, last year he had Wayne who usually does start the finish line was being trained to use that system as well. There is a lot of work going on in the tower, it is more than a one person job now, control the track, watch the racing, operate the flags & penalties.

One thing I noticed is it did was tell you how much time was left & the checkered flag. It also counts down on laps it can also issue penalties on it. For penalties all they need to do is type in the drivers number, it will flash a warning flag, a black flag. On Shifter karts it does a ready to race board, which sets the grid, then give them a solid red start or a pre-sequence start.

I noticed other improvements, they had their kitchen all set up & going. I did tell them I had a complaint, I had the combo. I said “Your burgers are too good I have to have 2 instead of just one.” Needless to say it is worth the trip to North Star Raceway in Strathmore for exciting Kart racing.

Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC). Alberta Shoot-Out at North Star Raceway in Strathmore September 11 , 2017

Volunteer

Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) at North Star Raceway in Strathmore, AB

Volunteer Race Officials

It takes a lot of people to put on an event on; my favorite is being a track-side Corner Marshal. The best way to watch a race is to be in the kart. The second best way to watch is to be a trackside marshal. If you are interested in racing but not sure about it yourself, being a marshal might be for you. Marshals are there for emergencies and to communicate with racers with flags and to communicate regarding the race with others via radio. Training is provided by an extremely experienced Race Director Fred Causer & experienced Marshals.

Volunteer Race Officials Positions:

Corner Marshals

Weigh Scale Marshall

Grid/Pit Marshall

Starting Flagman

Pre-race Technical Inspector

Post-race Technical Inspector

Lap Scoring and Time Keeper

Recovery Vehicle Operator

Waiver and Gate Personnel

For more information, contact Fred Causer – Manager Tel (403) 305-9170 Email fredcauser@hotmail.com

Photos by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) at North Star Raceway in Strathmore, AB

Next Event: Track Work Party
Sat, April 15, 2017 North Star Speedway

2017 Race Schedule

Event Date Track Direction

Race 1 Sun Apr 30 CCW

Race 2 Sun May 7 CCW

Race 3 (AB Shootout Calgary) Sat May 27 CCW
Race 4 (AB Shootout Calgary) Sun May 28 CCW

Race 5 Sun June 11 CCW

Race 6 Sun June 25 CW

Race 7 Sun July 9 CW

Race 8 Sat July 22 CW

Race 9 Sun July 23 CW

Race 10 Sun Aug 13 CCW

AB Shootout Edmonton Sat Aug 19
AB Shootout Edmonton Sun Aug 20

Rain Date Sat Sept 16

Race 11 Sun Sept 17 CCW

3 Hour Endurance (Enduro) Sun Sept 24 CCW
Rain Date for Enduro Sun Oct 1 CCW

Spectators
Spectators are welcome. Entry is FREE ! Qualifying generally is under way by 11am and racing follows until 4-5pm.

Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC)
https://www.facebook.com/calgarykart.racingclub
http://ckrc.com/

The CKRC is currently in the process of building a brand new website and unfortunately our old website is having intermittent service disruptions. Please be patient as the transition to the new site takes place. Members will be notified of important bulletins through email and this Facebook page. Alternate access to www.ckrc.com can be done via LTE access by turning off your wifi on your
cellphone which appears to bypass the Google filters.

Calgary Kart Racing Club Championship 2016

Junior 1 Season: 2016-Final
Position Kart # Name Points
1 21 Kiefer Peet 2138
2 12 Enzo Sartor 1923
3 11 Nikolas Ruhrmann 1724

Junior 2/4 Stroke Season: 2016-Final
Position Kart # Name Points
1 8 James Altamirano 2634
2 231 Levi Schmidtke 2302
3 165 Steven Humeniuk 2249

Junior Rotax Season: 2016-Final
Position Kart # Name Points
1 212 Connor Peet 2334
2 231 Levi Schmidtke 2042
3 214 Naila Deen 1419

Micro Max Season: 2016-Final
Position Kart # Name Points
1 131 Darryen Hliwa 393
2 20 Max Pankewitz 391
3 14 Shawn Kozma 200

Mini Max Season: 2016-Final
Position Kart # Name Points
1 21 Kiefer Peet 2235
2 8 James Altamirano 2033
3 12 Enzo Sartor 2023

Rotax Masters Season: 2016-Final
Position Kart # Name Points
1 23 Reinaldo Varela 2187
2 18 Brendon Sanguinetti 2181
3 29 Mario Gimenez 1977

Senior 4-Stroke Heavy Season: 2016-Final
Position Kart # Name Points
1 51 Phil Haggerty 1443
2 70 Dave Nelson 1091
3 3 Wilson Dolan 763

Senior 4-Stroke Light Season: 2016-Final
Position Kart # Name Points
1 15 John Kwong 2259
2 18 Scott Meyer 2112
3 5 Alan Haggerty 2063

Senior Rotax Season: 2016-Final
Position Kart # Name Points
1 238 Evan White 2411
2 48 Mark Newson 2145
3 15 John Kwong 1914

Shifter Season: 2016-Final
Position Kart # Name Points
1 5 Alan Haggerty 1570
2 238 Evan White 1282
3 15 John Kwong 1277

https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Organizations/116784/Championships

Photos by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC). Alberta Shoot-Out at North Star Raceway in Strathmore September 11, 2017

Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC)
https://www.facebook.com/calgarykart.racingclub
http://ckrc.com/
The CKRC is currently in the process of building a brand new website and unfortunately our old website is having intermittent service disruptions. Please be patient as the transition to the new site takes place. Members will be notified of important bulletins through email and this Facebook page. Alternate access to www.ckrc.com can be done via LTE access by turning off your wifi on your
cellphone which appears to bypass the Google filters.

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