Road Racing with the Northern Alberta Sports Car Club at Castrol Raceway in 2019

Photo by Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) 2019 Road Racing
If you ever wanted to go road racing here is your chance. NASCC has a race school to teach drivers to improve driving skills & to learn the basics needed to get a race license. The great thing about this racing is there is there are multiple classes you can run a car in. This is one of the best race schools that uses racers as instructors that are there to get new racers in the sport of Road Racing.

Spec Miata is the fastest growing spec class in Road Racing today. If you like the idea of Road Racing in a even playing field this might class might be for you. The biggest difference in this class is driver skill & car set-up. If you are interested in racing contact the NASCC for more information.

Photos by Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) Statement:

Rivercity Motors presents the 2019 High Performance and Competition Licensing School.

Your Licence to go fast on the Track!

  • WCMA/ASN Canada/FIA Sanctioned Event *

This is your opportunity to qualify for a WCMA Amateur Competition Licence for 2019 and beyond.

The Rivercity High Performance Driving and Competition License School, offered May 25 & 26 2019, is an opportunity to learn high performance driving techniques that are valuable for both racing and when driving on the street, while driving on a closed course race track. It is also the gateway to acquiring a WCMA Amateur Competition Licence.

This school is open to all who have a driver’s licence, or a learner’s permit with permission from both parents.

It is a required school for those who wish to begin road racing, and for those who have not had a WCMA or equivalent competition licence in the past two years. For those taking the school who go on to acquire a race licence we recommend you also read the NASCC Road Racing Tutorial for rookies, also called Road Racing 101. It has much the same information, plus more about racing, race cars, classes, sources of equipment, etc.

The School:
The intent of the school is to provide a fundamental understanding of the knowledge and skills required to drive a closed course race track at high speeds safely and with confidence.

The two day licensing school combines a series of classroom sessions on the fundamentals of high performance driving along with on-track exercises, and full track lapping with an instructor. The classroom sessions discuss technical aspects of high speed driving including topics such as cornering, weight transfer, tire grip and optimization, aspects of track safety including flag recognition, and discussion on car preparation. On-track exercises initially focus on car control, braking, awareness of weight transfer and vision. As the school progresses, you will drive the full track with an instructor to learn the fastest line around the track, shifting and braking points, smoothness, and other essential skills. Between the exercises and the full track lapping, you will be driving your car for at least half of each day.

The Licence:
A Competition Licence is acquired when the applicant submits proof of successful completion of a recognized school, such as the NASCC school, along with a completed application form, an annual waiver and the necessary fees to the Western Canada Motorport Association (WCMA). The WCMA governs driver licensing in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for Amateur Road Racing as the regional FIA sanctioning body
Contact the Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) at: to register for the school. On the Home page, click on EVENT REGISTRATION on the top menu bar, and follow the links to Motorsport Reg (MSR). If you have any questions, please email:

You will be providing your own car for the school, and there are some suggestions. It is important that there be a seat for the instructor, so if you plan on bringing a race car, please install a second seat, otherwise it would be best to find another vehicle. A car with a manual transmission is preferred but not essential, as shifting is an important part of track driving. Please do not bring an SUV or a pickup truck, as these vehicles are too large and heavy to safely complete the school. Some Porche and BMW Sport Activity Vehicles may be used, please check with the school

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Your car must be in appropriate condition for high speed driving. The interior of the car and the trunk must be cleared of any loose contents, the tires must be in very good condition, with air pressure checked before arrival, and brakes and other mechanical aspects of the car must be in exceptional condition. Please check oil, coolant and all other mechanical aspects of your car before arriving.

Further requirements:
You require a vehicle, a helmet and warm clothes – you will be standing outside on occasion and should dress in layers, so you can adapt to conditions. Wear shoes that are comfortable and not “clunky” in order to feel the pedals. In May conditions are variable, from sleet to baking hot sun, and everything in between. We run in all conditions.

Your helmet:
A Snell approved helmet, with an SA rating, such as SA 2005, SA 2010 or 2015 is preferred, but for purposes of the school only, a Snell approved motorcycle helmet (M) is acceptable. If you are planning on racing, you will need an SA 2010 or 2015 approved helmet for competition. This will be discussed in classroom sessions. Bring snacks and water, lunch is provided.

School registration: $630.00.
Signing up for the school grants you membership in the NASCC for 2018. If you already are a member, please contact the School registrar for a rebate on the membership fee.

You must be a member of NASCC or another WCMA affiliated club to get a race licence. The Licence fee is $100.00 and is paid only when you submit your licence application to WCMA after passing the school. This will be explained during the school classroom sessions; only the School registration fee is payable at this time.

Find Out More:
If you are undecided about racing consider coming out to watch the races on a weekend, or better, to work as a corner marshal. As a Corner Marshall you get a great view of what wheel to wheel racing is all about. If you want advice about what you are getting into come out to some NASCC Club meetings. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month, and the club members always welcome new attendees. At the meeting you can also connect with an experienced racer to help you learn the ropes, and anticipate the challenges of going racing.

Let’s go Racing!

For Information on Racing:

Motorsports Volunteers

Photo by Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

Remember watching racing can fun but being part of the race is even better. So if you are not racing come-out and volunteer the second best way to watch a race, the best way is to be in the car.

Race Volunteers make events happen-from the organizers of the event to the person taking your ticket; it takes a lot of people to make an event work. Road Racing Cars Volunteer Positions: Clerk of the Coarse, Steward, Starter, Chief Coarse Marshal, Corner Captain, Communicator, Yellow Flagger, Blue flagger, Safety, Pri-grid, Pit in & Pit out, Rescue personnel: Ambulance crew, Fireman & Clean-up Crew Tow Truck driver, Pace Car Driver, Timing personnel, Srutineer (Tech), Registration & Back Gate.

One of the coolest ways to volunteer is as a track-side marshal/corner worker. Road course marshals are race personnel that surround the road course track at specified stations that communicate to drivers with flags and each other on radios. These are a committed group of volunteers that with training and experience, can become qualified to work the big professional races like Indycar & Formula 1.

NASCC Road Course Marshal School
There will be a Marshall school run jointly by ARCA and NASCC at the same location and time as the Rivercity Motors Competition Licensing School, on May 26 and 26, 2019. It will be held on the Road Course at Castrol Raceway.

Photos by Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

Get involved in Road Racing!!!

For Information on Volunteering:

NASCC 2019 Road Racing Schedule at Castrol Raceway

It looks like an exciting season of Road Racing at Castrol Raceway, 1 Driving School, 4 Race Weekends & 1 1000 km Endurance Race.

May 25/26 Rivercity Motors Competition Licensing and High Performance Driving School

June 15/16 Connect Engineering Season Opener

June 29 LA1K deuxième partie 1000 km Endurance Race

July 20/21 Spec Miata Celebration

Aug 24/25 Fastech Performance Tire Edmonton Speedway Park Revival

Sept 21/22 Triple K Autobody Season Finale

Photos by Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

NASCC presents the 2019 LA1K

  • Entry is $850 with a early bird discount of $100 if registering up to 1 month before the event.
  • Race distance will be 1000 km or 11 hours in length which ever comes first.
  • Maximum of 2 hour driver stints with a minimum of 5 minute pit stops.
  • There will be no extra charge for multiple drivers of the car. Maximum of 6 drivers per Team.
  • A non refundable deposit of $250 will be required once the Team Entry is verified and the balance will be charged a few days before event starts or can be paid on-site
  • Transponder rentals will be available for $30

Endurance classes as below:

E0 – ST3-ST1

E1 – ST4

E2 – ST5, Champcar C/D

E3 – ST6, Champcar A/B, SM

Check the NASCC website for the latest information

Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC)

Driving directions to Castrol:
Castrol Raceway is located 10 minutes South of Edmonton. Follow Hwy QEII South, take HWY 19 Exit (Nisku/Leduc) West; located 2 kms West on the left hand side.

For more information:

Western Canada Motorsport Association (WCMA) WCMA is affiliated to ASN Canada FIA.

Castrol Raceway

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