Chumpcar Canada at Castrol Raceway 2016 & 2017

Photo by VelocityMotorsprtsNews.com Saturday July 30 & 31 2016 at Castrol Raceway.

Chumpcar is well known as North America’s home for affordable competitive road racing. This type of is based on being cost effective racing that almost anyone can afford, with a car cost that is to be valued at less than $500. Safety equipment roll-cage, racing seat, racing harness, Snell SA helmet & SFI-FIA certified driver’s gear. For more information go to:
http://www.chumpcarcanada.com/

Photos by VelocityMotorsprtsNews.com Saturday July 30 & 31 2016 at Castrol Raceway.

This one of my favorite events is when Chumpcar comes to town, because In Chumpcar it is not about the car it is about the racing. The this is the most cost-effective endurance road racing in North America.

Chumpcar Canada returns to Castrol Raceway for the Round 3 Double Dozen August 5 & 6, 2017

This weekend’s main event is a Double Dozen: a 2 – 12-hour Endurance Race event.

Race time starts at 9am both days. Gates are open for spectators from 8AM until 9PM all weekend! Tickets are available at the gate. Admission Prices: Adults $20 for the weekend, Ages 14 & Under: FREE.

Photos by VelocityMotorsprtsNews.com Saturday July 30 & 31 2016 at Castrol Raceway.

Day 1 Location Castrol Raceway Date July 30 2016 ChumpCar Canada Oil Towns Double Dozen

1st Place was Car 20 Silver Bullit Racing in the ChumpCar Canada Oil Towns Double Dozen Day 1 Race was called due to extreme weather. 2nd Place Car 40 Chumpytrey followed by 3rd place Car 41 Chumpydos.

Photos by VelocityMotorsprtsNews.com Saturday July 30 & 31 2016 at Castrol Raceway.

4th Place Car 15 NNM Motorsports followed by 5th place Car 47 Team Docspeed. 6th Place Car 144 FieroDynamics followed by 7th place Car 70 Rusty Igloo Racing. 8th Place Car 411 Great Canadian Oil Burners RX7 411 followed by 9th place Car 94 The Slow and The Even Tempered. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 19 F-Bar.


Photos by VelocityMotorsprtsNews.com Saturday July 30 & 31 2016 at Castrol Raceway.

Day 2 Location Castrol Raceway Date July 31 2016 ChumpCar Canada Oil Towns Double Dozen.

Car 60 Team SLOVO won the ChumpCar Canada Oil Towns Double Dozen Day 2. 2nd Place Car 53 Tachophobic Racing followed by 3rd place Car 40 Chumpytrey.

Photos by VelocityMotorsprtsNews.com Saturday July 30 & 31 2016 at Castrol Raceway.

4th Place Car 30 Bandit racing followed by 5th place Car 20 silver bullit racing. 6th Place Car 41 Chumpydos followed by 7th place Car 47 Team Docspeed. 8th Place Car 411 Great Canadian Oil Burners RX7 411 followed by 9th place Car 19 F-Bar. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 57 ST Racing in 10th place.

Photos by VelocityMotorsprtsNews.com Saturday July 30 & 31 2016 at Castrol Raceway.

Interview with Wendy Edwards of Chumpcar Canada

Velocity: I’m here with Wendy Edward with Chumpcar Canada so yesterday was the start of the two 12 Hour races and you had 23 car start.

Wendy Edwards: We had 23 cars start I believe, 16-17 finished well we actually had to postpone the race and then we had to cancel because of lightning. In down pours we will still race but as soon as lightning comes, it’s not safe for the Workers, so we have to bring them in & obviously we can’t race.

Velocity: Yes it’s unsafe and you don’t want be at the highest point with a radio. Good decision on safety, in a car you’re okay but you don’t want to be out on the corners or in the stands. Besides the severe weather how was the day?

Wendy Edwards: It was a good day we had were here once a year so it’s not like we have the same cars showing up at like Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Some cars that do race in the US & here so they are a little more used to the endurance part of it having them last for 12 hours, It’s quite a feat so you push a car or a regular car to its limit, any car for 8-12 hours it’s a learning process for sure.

Velocity: Yes, just surviving just finishing the race in an accomplishment,

Wendy Edwards: Yes, finishing the race is definitely a win on both sides.

Velocity: Everyone looks happy.

Wendy Edward: Everyone is very happy they are happy they are back they are having a fun time it’s always a blast for these guys.

Velocity: Did you have some American teams come up or just some teams that are Canadian that go south?

Wendy Edwards: Yes, there is a lot of Canadian teams that go south, I don’t think there’s a lot of teams in the US that come over to this part. Americans have more sought after race tracks then the Canadians do.

Velocity: Calgary I actually got into marshaling & volunteering at Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsports Park) I can imagine you get a high car count there to drive that famous track. It is a great track with multi level with elevation changes.

Wendy Edwards: Yes a lot of people that just love that track it’s a very fast track, it is 5 star long track.

Velocity: As tracks in the USA, you got some beautiful tracks Laguna Seca I would love to do that course.

Wendy Edwards: We actually have our most winning is a Canadian team, they also went to Laguna Seca so they will haul anywhere.

Velocity: The thing I like about it is it’s set up its an endurance race, 1 it’s pretty much set up that it’s an even racing for instance last years winner 53. So if your car has too much stuff on it you start laps down.

Wendy: Equal playing field, that’s the point that’s the rules, yes you could put extra racy bits on your car it will be adjusted.

Velocity: If you came out with a Ferrari?

Wendy Edward: If you don’t run for the chumps the same level as everyone else you will get a first place in your class but that’s the most you can get it just wouldn’t be fair. You would be surprised, most EC cars are not first place, twice this happened where an EC car had won the actual race. Exceptional class cars they are not built for the endurance aspect of the race. One of the guys who had other Chump cars in the series and he knows how to build a car for endurance, so it was the first time they won and they been racing in the series for a minimum of 5 years.

Velocity: I was talking to the marshals and the interesting thing for the blue flaggers is this is endurance race. Let’s say we pick car 53 boy 53 is unbelievably fast blue flag form and then suddenly 53s not going to fast so you don’t know that there was a driver change and that makes the whole difference here to the nut behind the wheel makes the difference in this racing.

Photo by VelocityMotorsprtsNews.com Saturday July 30 & 31 2016 at Castrol Raceway.

Motorsports Volunteers

My favorite way to volunteer is as a track-side marshal/corner worker. Road course marshals are race personnel that surround the road course track at specified stations that communicate to drivers with flags and each other on radios. These are a committed group of volunteers that with training and experience, can become qualified to work the big professional races like Indycar & Formula 1.

Alberta Race Marshals (ARM):
Alberta Race Marshals (ARM) is a new non-profit organization of volunteers that share a passion for racing and will be working closely with the Canadian Motorsport Response Team (CMRT) to benefit from advanced and cross training support.

Alberta Race Marshals (ARM)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1861067554152484/

We are looking for Marshals for the upcoming ChumpCar Double Dozen Round 3 Race at Castrol Raceway August 05, 06.
There will be two 12 hours sessions on Saturday & Sunday, both starting at 9:00am – 9:00pm.

Please note: you may be working by yourself, so let me know if you are not comfortable working alone.
Split shifts of 6 hours and double shifts are available for those interested.

Please reply with your preference of the following shifts you wish to marshal:
Shift 1: Sat August 05 – 8:00 am till 3:00pm
Shift 2: Sat August 05 – 3:00pm till 9:00pm
Shift 3: Sun August 06 – 8:00 am till 3:00pm
Shift 4: Sun August 06 – 3:00pm till 9:30pm

Please meet at the Race Control trailer prior to your shift.
We ask that you arrive no later than half hour prior to your shift start time as the track will go full course yellow and we will load up replacement workers and take them to their corners. (With the exception for the first shift of each race day, we are asking you be there by 8:00am to help with any required set up and have time to get you to your assigned corners)

As per usual, full whites are also mandatory.

Lunch, dinner & beverages will be provided by ChumpCar but please bring extra snacks and beverages if required.
An honorarium from ChumpCar will be donated to Alberta Race Marshals that we will be using towards the purchase of equipment for ARMs future racing events.

This event was a lot of fun last year with some great action, so we are looking forward to another great event!!!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Tracey McEwing, Chief Course Marshal
Northern Alberta Sports Car Club, Alberta Race Car Association, Track Junkies
Alberta Race Marshals
Email: traceymcewing@shaw.ca

Photos by VelocityMotorsprtsNews.com Saturday July 30 & 31 2016 at Castrol Raceway.

 

2016 July 30 & 31 Chumpcar Canada

Day 1
Location Castrol Raceway Date 30 July 2016 09:00 Length 2.7000 km
Best lap time 01:32.758 in lap 21 Top speed 104.789 km/h By competitor NNM Motorsports

Finish Car Team laps
1. Car 20 Silver Bullit Racing 240
2. Car 40 Chumpytrey 238
3. Car 41 Chumpydos 234
4. Car 15 NNM Motorsports 232
5. Car 47 Team Docspeed 231
6. Car 144 FieroDynamics 228
7. Car 70 Rusty Igloo Racing 227
8. Car 411 Great Canadian Oil Burners RX7 411 221
9. Car 94 The Slow and The Even Tempered 220
10. Car 19 F-Bar 219
11. car 58 BSD Racing 216
12. Car 711 Super 8 Motorsports 204
13. Car 57 ST Racing 201
14. Car 71 Ghost Racing 200
15. Car 53 Tachophobic Racing 176
16. Car 60 Team SLOVO 169
17. car 21 Second Chance Racing 154
18. car 1 Worn Out Tub 117
19. car 80 8 Ball Racing 89
20. Car 99 Runamuck Racing 86
21. Car 30 Bandit racing 40
22. car 7 White Pumpkin Motorsports 23
23. Car 50 Blue Line Racing 13

http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1305616

ChumpCar Canada Oil Towns Double Dozen
http://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1305616

ChumpCar World Series
http://speedhive.mylaps.com/Organizations/110092

Day 2
Car @ Castrol Raceway (United States) • 30 July 2016 by ChumpCar World Series Length 2.7000 km 405

Best lap Best Speed By Competitor (01:32.523)105.055 km/h Team SLOVO

Finish Car Team laps
1. Car 60 Team SLOVO 427
2. Car 53 Tachophobic Racing 417
3. Car 40 Chumpytrey 417
4. Car 30 Bandit racing 412
5. Car 20 silver bullit racing 412
6. Car 41 Chumpydos 412
7. Car 47 Team Docspeed 407
8. Car 411 Great Canadian Oil Burners RX7 411 382
9. Car 19 F-Bar 354
10. Car 57 ST Racing 342
11. Car 71 Ghost Racing 334
12. Car 99 Runamuck Racing 325
13. Car 80 8 Ball Racing 297
14. Car 711 Super 8 Motorsports 284
15. Car 70 Rusty Igloo Racing 275
16. Car 94 The Slow and The Even Tempered 272
17. Car 144 FieroDynamics 225
18. Car 50 Blue Line Racing 188
19. Car 21 Second Chance Racing 88
20. Car 1 Worn Out Tub 82
21. Car 15 NNM Motorsports 71
22. Car 58 BSD Racing 61
23. Car 7 White Pumpkin Motorsports 26

http://speedhive.mylaps.com/Sessions/4097410

ChumpCar Canada Oil Towns Double Dozen
http://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1305616

ChumpCar World Series
http://speedhive.mylaps.com/Organizations/110092

ChumpCar Canada
http://www.chumpcarcanada.com/
https://www.facebook.com/chumpcarcanada
ChumpCar Canada Round 3 Event Page: Castrol Raceway
https://www.facebook.com/events/184984228670072/

Castrol Raceway
http://www.castrolraceway.com/

Driving directions to Castrol:
Castrol Raceway is located 10 minutes South of Edmonton. Follow Hwy QEII South, take HWY 19 Exit (Nisku/Leduc) West; located 2 kms West on the left hand side.

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