Northern Alberta Sports Car Club Road Racing is over. No Problem, bring on the NASCC 2017 Ice Racing season!

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The Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) is proud to announce the NASCC 2017 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.

The NASCC is planning on have 7 different race classes and championships as described below.

• Chevette CH & Chevette Street Stud CHSS – this spec class is for stock Chevettes equipped with P155/80/R13 Hankook iPike snow tires with TSMI 15 blue street studs. Two different races championships and classes, one run with just Chevettes and the other is run with the No Stud cars this allows 2 different drivers to share a Chevette or for one driver to compete for two class championships.

• Miata’s on Ice (Street Stud) MI – this spec class is for 1989-2005 Miata’s equipped with Hankook iPike snow tires with TSMI 15 blue street studs.

• No Stud (Rubber to Ice) NS – for DOT approved snow tires available at local tire stores

• Limited Stud LS – this class is for cars equipped with either Black Rocket tires, Bolted tires built pre 2016 or the new spec bolted tire.

• Neon NE – this spec class is for stock Neon’s equipped with Black Rocket tires, Bolted tires built pre 2016 or the new spec bolted tire in 14″ size. Neon’s also qualify to run in the Limited Stud Class.

• All Wheel Drive class AWD – this class is for 4 wheel drive cars equipped with Studded Rally Tires (Black Rocket tires recommended)
Please note Race Stud Class will not run again in the 2017 Ice Race Season. There are major changes proposed for the Limited Stud Class and Neon Class tire specifications and the Chevette’s will run once again using Street Studded Hankook tires.

If you are in the Edmonton area & interested in Ice Racing be sure to make this coming up meeting. The next NASCC Club meeting is on Wednesday December 7th and will focus on the upcoming Ice Race season. The Club meetings are held at Chateau Louis, 11727 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, in the Rosslyn Room in the Conference Centre. The Conference Centre is entered from the back of the Hotel, in a separate building. If you are planning or interested in being involved in Ice Racing this year you definitely should attend the meeting to have your say and have any questions answered.

2017 Ice Race Supplemental Regulations have been updated on the NASCC website and can be found at http://nascc.ab.ca/racing/ice-racing/

Dates for the Ice Race Season are:

Jan 20 & 21 – Winter Driving & Ice Race School

Jan 22 – Race 1

Feb 4 & 5 – Race 2 & 3

Feb 18 & 19 – Race 4 & 5

Feb 25 & 26 – Lac La Biche Winter Festival of Speed

We anticipate using Roy’s Lake by Stony Plain again for all Ice race events except for Feb 25 & 26 which will be held in Lac La Biche.

Winter Driving & Ice Race School cost is $150

Proposed Ice Race fees for races 1 to 5 are the same as last year:

One driver, One Class $100 a day

One driver, Two Classes $130 a day

Two drivers, One Class $130 a day

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

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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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 contact: nascc.events@gmail.com or 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/

ICE RACE MARSHALLING

Ice racing marshals are the Diehards of Motorsport marshalling!

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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.

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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/

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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