Get into Kart Racing with the Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) in 2018

Photo by Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) at North Star Raceway in Strathmore, AB

The Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) has a race track called “North Star Raceway”, in Strathmore. CKRC is a non-profit multi class kart racing club with a long history with members from ages 5 – 60 years old. This will be the 4th year for the Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) at North Star Raceway in Strathmore. Come out & see exciting CKRC race events & you will be surprised seeing kids with so much skill already. A lot of great Canadian IndyCar drivers came from kart racing such as Paul Tracy, Greg Moore & James Hinchcliffe. CKRC members that have moved up in racing like Cameron Hayley who ran a full season with in the 2015 & 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Racing, rain or shine, karts have rain & dry tires.

Photos by Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) at North Star Raceway in Strathmore, AB


Races are held approximately every 3 weeks from May to October. Races are typically one day events, held on Sundays, with practice commencing at 9:30 AM, races starting at 10:00 AM and continuing until 4:00 PM. For better competition, some classes are combined to create larger racing fields. Sprint races typically last 10-15 minutes each, with each class holding 1 practice session, 1 qualifying session and 2 to 4 races at each race day event. Races are usually run rain or shine. In the event of rain, karts are fitted with wet weather treaded race tires and drivers outfitted with durable rain gear.

Volunteer Race Officials
It takes a lot of people to put on an event on; my favorite is being a track-side Corner Marshal. The best way to watch a race is to be in the kart. The second best way to watch is to be a trackside marshal. If you are interested in racing but not sure about it yourself, being a marshal might be for you. Marshals are there for emergencies and to communicate with racers with flags and to communicate regarding the race with others via radio. Training is provided by an extremely experienced Race Director Fred Causer & experienced Marshals.

Volunteer Race Officials Positions:

Corner Marshals

Weigh Scale Marshall

Grid/Pit Marshall

Starting Flagman

Pre-race Technical Inspector

Post-race Technical Inspector

Lap Scoring and Time Keeper

Recovery Vehicle Operator

Waiver and Gate Personnel

For more information, contact Fred Causer – Manager Tel (403) 305-9170 Email

Photos by Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) at North Star Raceway in Strathmore, AB

Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) Statement:
CKRC will be at the 52nd Annual Auto Value Parts Stores World of Wheels Feb 23 – 25 2018 at the BMO Centre Stampede Park Calgary Alberta with a new and improved booth display. This is a chance for public to check into kart racing with people who race themselves. CKRC is hosting rounds 1 and 2 of the new Rotax championship WCKC (Western Canadian Karting Championship) to determine Team Canada drivers for the Rotax World finals in Brazil in 2018 within our club races 2 and 3.

CKRC 2018 Race Schedule

Event Date Track Direction
CKRC Race 1 Sun May 6 CCW
CKRC Race 2/WCKC Race#1 Sat May 26 CCW
CKRC Race 3/WCKC Race#2 Sun May 27 CCW
CKRC Race 4 (AB Shootout 1 @EDKRA)* Sat June 9
CKRC Race 5 (AB Shootout 2 @EDKRA)* Sun June 10
CKRC Race 6 Sun June 24 CCW
CKRC Race 7 Sun July 8 CCW
CKRC Race 8 Sat July 28 CW
CKRC Race 9 Sun July 29 CW
CKRC Race 10 Sun Aug 12 CW
CKRC Race 11 (AB Shootout 3 @CKRC)* Sat Sept 8 CCW
Race 12 (AB Shootout 4 @CKRC)* Sun Sept 9 CCW
CKRC Race 13 Sun Sept 23 CCW
3 Hour Endurance (Enduro) Sun Sept 30 CCW
Rain Date for Enduro TBA CCW
* Points from these events will count towards the CKRC Championship. The 2018 Season will allow for FOUR throwaways.

Kid Kart Program
Kid Kart is an pilot program in cooperation with ASN Canada where children 5-7 years of age can gain experience with karts and karting at a young age. No wheel-to-wheel racing takes place but lapping sessions provide the concepts of braking points, lines, handling, etc. At 7 years old they can enter the Junior 1 race class. Those who own their own Kid Kart can also run on race days during the lunch break. If you do not own your own Kid Kart, we offer specific evenings, called Kid Kart Try-A-Kart, where you can rent one of our Kid Karts to gauge your childs’ interest.

2018 Kid Kart Schedule
Monday, May 1 Members Only Monday, July 17 Members Only
Monday, May 8 CANCELLED Wednesday, July 26 Try a Kart
Wednesday, May 10 Try a Kart Monday, July 31 Members Only
Monday, May 15 Members Only Wednesday Aug 9 Members Only
Monday, June 5 Members Only Monday, Aug 14 Members Only
Wednesday, June 7 Try a Kart Monday, Aug 28 Members Only
Monday, June 12 Members Only Wednesday, Aug 30 Try a Kart
Monday, June 19 Members Only Wednesday, Sept 6 Members Only
Monday, July 3 Members Only Monday, Sept 11 Members Only
Monday, July 10 Members Only Monday, Sept 25 Members Only

Try-A-Kart Program
Try a Kart days are track days where the general public can come and try full-on racing karts of various engine types for a modest fee. Instruction and safety equipment is provided. Space is limited. Please email to reserve your spot. Download the brochure

Try a Kart Days 2018
Saturday May 12 FULL
Saturday June 2 REGISTER
Sunday June 3 REGISTER
Saturday June 23 REGISTER
Saturday August 18 REGISTER
Sunday August 19 REGISTER
Saturday September 15 FULL

Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC)

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