Ice Racing 2023
Motorsport ice racing is cars, motorcycles & all-terrain vehicles usually racing on a frozen lakes or rivers in the form of a road course or oval. The sport you can find it is mostly in Canada & the Northern US states where racers still want to want to race when there home race track is full of snow.
Car ice racing can be the most cost effective racing there is with cars from Chevettes to Porsches racing in different classes. The main difference is classes is tires from studded & non-studded tires with the exception of the Chevettes & Neons which have a spec class.
What you need to go racing: a car with not too much prep except for safety equipment and the tires you need, a approved helmet & clothing and an ice racing licence is available at the Winter Driving and Ice Race School offered by the NASCC that has classroom & track time which is the best deal I have seen racing. Check out there website which has great information on getting into the sport: http://nascc.ab.ca/racing/ice-racing/
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Ice racing marshals are the Diehards of Motorsport marshalling!
The best way to watch a race is to be in the car, the second best way to watch as race is a trackside marshal and being part of race. If you are interested in racing but not sure about driving being a marshal might be for you. Ice Racing Marshals are there for emergencies and to communicate with racers with flags & to control & with each other on radio.
Speaking with Clem Salcedo NASCC Ice Racing Chief Course Marshal we talked about what to expect as an Ice racing marshal. The first thing is this winter conditions, that in the worst case it could get as cold as –5 to –40c, dress warm in lots of layers so as it warms up you can lose layers when it warms up. Try wearing any other colour except white so you do not blend into the snow bank. If you are new time there is an Ice Racing Marshalling school which like the race school with classroom & on track training with an experienced personnel.
An average racecourse is 6 turns and approximately 2 klms 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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2018 Ice Race Supplemental Regulations have been updated on the NASCC website and can be found at http://nascc.ab.ca/racing/race-workers/
Dates for the Ice Race Season are:
2023 NASCC Ice Racing Winter season dates
Ice Race School Jan 14
Race 1 Jan 15
Race 2 & 3 Jan 28th & 29th
Race Snomo Days Weekend Feb 18th & 19th
Winter Festival of Speed Weekend Feb 25th & 26th
Events are based on weather permitting & ice conditions.
Weather conditions may cause Ice Race date changes, so all other weekends between these dates are alternate dates.
Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC)
Calgary Sports Car Club Winter AutoX 2023 at Rocky Mountain Motorsports
January 8 & 22
Weather (Ice) permitting)
The Rocky Motorcycle Club 2023 Alberta Oval Ice Racing Championship Series
The Rocky Motorcycle Club is a Non-Profit Organization with an incredible Family orientated feel. By becoming a member of the club you will have access to the Table Top Raceway Track featuring a regularly groomed track, onsite camping, and an enduro cross area. Membership with a Club gives our riders a voice in today’s political environment to advocate for rights for our current riding areas. Having a family or single membership saves on race day fees over purchasing day passes as well. The proceeds from memberships go towards track maintenance, events, and advertising for the Rocky Motorcycle Club.
2023 ALBERTA OVAL ICE RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
2023 ALBERTA OVAL ICE RACING SERIES
Sunday, January 22 – Mulhurst Bay (Pigeon Lake)
Sunday, January 29 – backup date if needed at Mulhurst Bay
Sunday, February 5 – Sylvan Lake
Sunday, February 19 – Sylvan Lake
Sunday, February 26 – Sylvan Lake
Riders Meeting 9:30am Sharp
Racing Starts 10:30am
Concession – TBD
Gate Fee $5/person -or- Max $15/truck load
The Rocky Motorcycle Club
“Cars On Ice” Central British Columbia.
The Winnipeg Sports Car Club
Thunder Bay Autosport Club
The Toronto Autosport Club
Saskatoon Sports Car club
International Ice Racing Association
ANCHORAGE ALASKA SPORTS CAR LIONS CLUB
The Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club
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