Get Ready for Road Racing in Western Canada for 2016!

2015 July 25 NASCC 250Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

Western Canada 2016 Road Course Schedule:

Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) at Castrol Raceway, Nisku, Alberta Track Length 2.7000 km

April 30 & May 1 Race License School

June 4 – 5 Race 1 Weekend

July 23 – 24 Race 2 Weekend

August 27 – 28 Race 3 Double WCMA Points weekend

September 24 – 25 Race 4 Weekend

October 1 (Tentative) GT races & maybe more

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

WCMA has been delegated authority for amateur motorsports in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba by ASN Canada FIA. WCMA is affiliated to ASN Canada FIA.
http://www.wcma.ca/new/
http://www.asncanada.com/
http://www.fia.com/

Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta Length 2.7000 km
http://www.castrolraceway.com/

2015 July 25 NASCC 1072Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

Winnipeg Sports Car Club (WSCC) at Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba
Length 2.3770 Km

May 6 – 8 Race License School

June 10 – 12 Race 1 Weekend

July 8 – 10 Race 2 Weekend

August 5 – 7 Race 3 and probably Vintage Weekend

September 9 – 11 Race 4 Weekend

October. 7 – 9 Race 5 Weekend

Winnipeg Sports Car Club
http://www.wscc.mb.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/WinnipegSportsCarClub/
http://www.wscc.mb.ca/contact/

WCMA has been delegated authority for amateur motorsports in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba by ASN Canada FIA. WCMA is affiliated to ASN Canada FIA.
http://www.wcma.ca/new/
http://www.asncanada.com/
http://www.fia.com/

Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba Track Length 2.3770 Km
http://www.gimlimotorsportspark.com/

2015 July 25 NASCC 1137Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC) at Mission Raceway Park, Mission, British Columbia

March 13, March 19-20 Race Drivers Training School

April 16-17 CACC Race 1 weekend

April 30-May 1 CACC Race 2 weekend

June 11-12 CACC Race 3 weekend

July 9-10 ICSCC Double Race Weekend

August 6-7 CACC Race 4 weekend

August 20-21 VRCBC BC Historic Motor Races

September 10-11 CACC Race 5 weekend

October 8-9 CACC Race 6 weekend

Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC)
http://www.sccbc.net/
http://www.sccbc.net/about-sccbc/contact-us/

Mission Raceway Park, Mission, British Columbia Track Length 2.1200 km
http://missionraceway.com/

2015 July 25 NASCC 2442Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

Get out there & go racing this year!

If you ever wanted to go road racing here is your chance. Each club has a race school to teach drivers to improve driving skills & to learn the basics needed to get a race license. The great thing about this racing is there is there are multiple classes you can run a car in. I suggest contacting the club that is close to you & talk to racers on what they suggest. The most popular as of late is the Spec Miata class: http://miatavsmiata.ca/

Northern Alberta Sports Car Club
Saturday, Apr 30 — Sunday, May 1, 2016
Castrol Raceway Park, Nisku, AB
Registration ends in a month on April 29, 2016 6:00 PM MDT

NASCC / ARCA Road Race School – April 30 – May 1, 2016

Get your road race license on the Castrol Raceway Road Course, Nisku, Alberta. Sign up for the NASCC / ARCA operated competition license school, and be eligible to earn a WCMA sanctioned amateur road race license.

School entry fee is $690 and includes a complimentary 2016 NASCC Club Membership.

– Registrants will be charged a few days before event starts.

– If a registrant already has purchased a 2016 NASCC Club Membership an adjustment will be made.

– Instructors can register for Free.

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/road-race-license-school-april-30-may-1-2016-castrol-raceway-full-course-234327#.VunuDeIrLrc

http://nascc.ab.ca/racing/race-school-information/

2015 July 25 NASCC 1422015 July 25 NASCC 2497Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

Get involved in Road Racing!

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Motorsports Volunteers

Race Volunteers make events happen-from the organizers of the event to the person taking your ticket; it takes a lot of people to make an event work. Road Racing Cars Volunteer Positions: Clerk of the Coarse, Steward, Starter, Chief Coarse Marshal, Corner Captain, Communicator, Yellow Flagger, Blue flagger, Safety, Pri-grid, Pit in & Pit out, Rescue personnel: Ambulance crew, Fireman & Clean-up Crew Tow Truck driver, Pace Car Driver, Timing personnel, Srutineer (Tech), Registration & Back Gate.

Remember watching racing can fun but being part of the race is even better. So if you are not racing come-out and volunteer the second best way to watch a race, the best way is to be in the car.

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.

Long time marshal friend Ross Lockwood described it as being “59 minutes of Total Boredom & 1 minute of Total Terror”

There are many duties involved with Marshalling.

Here’s some of what you can expect:

Briefings: Morning meetings with all marshals & corner briefing with corner crew.

Equipment check: required equipment & operational

Track check: what to look for & where to look

Safety: what to expect, where are the escape routes

Flags: what do they mean, when to display them, hold or wave & how to wave a flag.

Hand signals: how to communicate with each other when too loud or distance between you.

Radio communications: communicating to control, what are the protocols & procedures.

Track clean-up: equipment & procedures.

Observation: what to look for on cars & rule infractions

Response: sometimes in certain circumstances going to the race car or scene is required, how to respond & when to do so.

Fire extinguisher: Safe operation of a fire extinguisher

What to bring: Layered clothing including rain gear as road racing runs rain or shine (colour white preferred no red or yellow). Food & water stay hydrated.

Corner Crew Positions: Corner Captain/TM/Senior, Communicator, Yellow Flagger, Blue flagger, Safety/Response if required.

Marshal Training is available through the Clubs & Associations contact the club interested in directly.

2015 July 25 NASCC 22242015 July 25 NASCC 15092015 July 25 NASCC 244Photos by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

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

WCMA has been delegated authority for amateur motorsports in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba by ASN Canada FIA. WCMA is affiliated to ASN Canada FIA.
http://www.wcma.ca/new/
http://www.asncanada.com/
http://www.fia.com/

Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta Length 2.7000 km
http://www.castrolraceway.com/

Winnipeg Sports Car Club
http://www.wscc.mb.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/WinnipegSportsCarClub/
http://www.wscc.mb.ca/contact/

Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba Track Length 2.3770 Km
http://www.gimlimotorsportspark.com/

Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC)
http://www.sccbc.net/
http://www.sccbc.net/about-sccbc/contact-us/

Mission Raceway Park, Mission, British Columbia Track Length 2.1200 km
http://missionraceway.com/

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