In Canada Winter is no reason to stop racing: Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) 2016 Ice Racing Schedule

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The Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) 2016 Ice Racing season is almost here. A variety of cars with 6 different classes to choose from: 1) NS CLASS (No-Stud) Also called “Rubber-to-Ice”. 2) CH CLASS (Chevette)3). MI CLASS (Miatas on Ice). 4) NE CLASS (Neon Class). 5) LS CLASS (Street Stud, Limited Stud). 6) AW Cars (4 wheel drive, all wheel drive).

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Ice racing cars don’t require as much equipment as many other types of racing and for that reason it can be one of the most cost effective types of racing around. Aside from standard safety equipment and winter tires you need an approved helmet, proper winter clothing and an ice racing licence. Licenses are available at the Winter Driving and Ice Racing School offered by the NASCC. They offer a course which involves both classroom and track time, and is one of the best deals in racing I have seen.

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Check out there website which has great information on getting into the sport:
http://nascc.ab.ca/racing/ice-racing/

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NASCC Ice Racing tutorial for rookies: Ice Racing 101
http://nascc.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Ice-Racing-101-V2.0.pdf

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Winter Driving and Ice Race License School
Friday eve, Jan 22, Saturday Jan 23

Jan 24 Race 1

Feb 6, 7 Race 2&3

Feb 20, 21 Race 4&5

Feb 27, 28 Lac La Biche Festival of Speed

Weather conditions may cause date changes, so all other weekends between these dates are alternate dates.

Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC)
http://nascc.ab.ca/

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Register for a race school or an event here event registration via Motorsportreg or download, complete and email in reg forms here Forms and Downloads

For more information on how to get into the cheapest form of racing, for ice racing from January-March: http://nascc.ab.ca/contact/

While the NASCC is the club organizing ice races the WCMA is the organization for Western Canada (excluding BC) that sanctions and insures our events. As such all cars must be built to WCMA standards in order to race at NASCC events. Linked below are all WCMA rules and regulations you should require to put together a race car. If there is anything missing please visit the WCMA website directly.

Western Canada Motorsport Association (WCMA) WCMA is affiliated to ASN Canada FIA. http://www.wcma.ca/new/

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ICE RACE MARSHALLING

Ice racing marshals are the Diehards of Motorsport marshalling!

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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.

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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.

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Become Motorsport Marshalling die-hard!

This was one of my favorite events from last year.

Events are based on weather permitting & ice conditions.

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

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