Northern Alberta Sports Car Club do not stop racing because of winter, they just go Ice Racing!

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

The Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) announced the NASCC 2018 Ice Racing Season. 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.

NASCC has different race classes to choose from, for almost any car with safety equipment. One of the biggest difference in these classes are tires, Studded & Non-Studded (Rubber to Ice).

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

For more information on Ice Racing go to the NASCC website: http://nascc.ab.ca/racing/ice-racing/ or November 29 2017 Ice Race Pre-School Presentation and Q&A https://www.facebook.com/events/380544162376277/

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

Get into the cheapest form of racing – Ice Racing from January-March!

ICE RACE MARSHALLING

Ice racing marshals are the Diehards of Motorsport marshalling!

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.

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.

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

Become Motorsport Marshalling die-hard!

Events are based on weather permitting & ice conditions.

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

Dates for the Ice Race Season are:

2018 Ice Racing Winter season dates

November 29, 2017 Ice Race Pre-School Presentation and Q&A
Public · Hosted by Northern Alberta Sports Car Club NASCC Racing and Events
https://www.facebook.com/events/380544162376277/

January 12 & January 13 – Ice Race / Winter Driving School 2018
Public · Hosted by Northern Alberta Sports Car Club NASCC
https://www.facebook.com/events/216842498855858/

January 14 – Ice Race #1
Public · Hosted by Northern Alberta Sports Car Club NASCC
https://www.facebook.com/events/1960440890880039/

January 27 & January 28 – Ice Race #2 & #3
Public · Hosted by Northern Alberta Sports Car Club NASCC
https://www.facebook.com/events/1996895923888949/

February 10 & February 11 – Ice Race #4 & #5
Public · Hosted by Northern Alberta Sports Car Club NASCC
https://www.facebook.com/events/1220390488104672/

February 24 & February 25 – Lac La Biche Winter Festival of Speed
Public · Hosted by Northern Alberta Sports Car Club NASCC
https://www.facebook.com/events/1335881199850045/

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

Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC)

http://nascc.ab.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/NASCC.ab.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/19068689376/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/motorsportvolunteers/
https://www.facebook.com/AlbertaRaceMarshals/

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