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OGKC Race #5 Information – Le Circuit ICAR (PSL Karting)

Hi all!

Information is available below regarding OGKC Race #5 scheduled for this Saturday, July 5th at PSL Karting Montreal’s ICAR track at Mirabel. For Saturday’s race, OGKC racers are to follow our existing rules and technical requirements! For Sunday’s race, which is optional, you will need to follow PSL Karting’s requirements outlined in the attachments below.

ICAR Event Details – ENG

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Here is a diagram of the track layout.

PSL ICAR

Online registration has been taken down by PSL due to technical issues.  Registration will be at PSL MTL.

We hope to see you there!

 

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LCQ swap meet and lapping days this weekend

crawCome  join us this weekend Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6 pm for our annual swap meet and first official lapping weekend. If you have some karting stuff kicking around and want to get rid of it,  LCQ will be the place to be. We have the big white top tent set up for our swap meet all non racers and  racers  from all clubs are welcome.  LCQ and NR racing will have ton’s of deal’s on new and used karting equipment at rock bottom prices. The track will be open for kart owners and rental karts will be available. Bench racing is over guy’s and gal’s OGKC season opener is almost a week away!

See you at the track!

Snow’s all gone, let’s go karting

IMG_0868 IMG_0869 IMG_0870A visit to the track today showed great improvement from 10 days or so ago.  The track and shop will be open this coming weekend. Friday and Saturday hours will be from 10 am to 6 pm.  Easter Sunday will be from 12 noon to 6 pm.  Rental karts will be available to the public.. Kart owners are welcomed to come and get things ready for the upcoming racing season. Opening Sunday will be weather dependant. Saturday will be open Rain or Shine. Visit our facebook  and twitter for up date information. Additional information may be obtain by calling 613 229 5397

 

Florida Winter Tour Race report

Florida Winter Tour Report – Le Circuit Quyon Racing / Margay Racing

The racers from Le Circuit Quyon enjoyed a successful outing at the 2014 edition of the Florida Winter Tour, recently held in Orlando, Florida. For those of you unfamiliar with the series, the Florida Winter Tour is a well organised winter kart racing series established in 1999. In 2013, the series hosted more than 340 drivers from 26 countries, and featured participation from eight reigning and former CIK and Rotax World Champions representing 15 World titles. Recent participants have included F1, Indycar, NASCAR, and Daytona 24 Hour drivers. Needless to say, the competition is fierce, fast, and you guessed it, furious!_DSC6392

Our drivers included William Lalonde in the Briggs LO206 Senior Class and Eric Lefebvre in the Briggs LO206 Masters Class. They were joined by Margay Racing drivers Hunter Fox in the Briggs LO206 Juniors Class and James Froemming in the Briggs LO206 Masters Class.

On Saturday, both William and Eric performed extremely well for Le Circuit Quyon and Margay Racing, placing in third and first places in their respective classes. In the Senior final, William was holding second position behind Red Bull racer Collin Daley Jr (Jamaica) until he was passed by Johnny Flu_DSC6564te (Canada). Flute was able to reign in Daley to take the lead in very close quarters; however, nearing the end of the race, Flute was able to take the lead after an error by Daley. Unfortunately for Daley, both of the top two racers received varying time penalties resulting in a position swap – with Flute crowned the victor. Daley managed to maintain second, while William finished a close third. A great Saturday result from William, who was participating in his first major karting event in two years!

For Eric, it was a day of firsts: he participated in his first Florida Winter Tour; his first international event; and placed first in the final! He and Jason Froemming (USA) of Margay Racing raced neck and neck for a large portion of the race, trading fastest race laps as the final progressed. In the end, Eric finished a tight 1.7 seconds ahead of Froemming in second. John Morris (USA) placed third in his Victory kart, a full 11 seconds off the leaders’ pace.

In the Briggs LO206 Junior Class, Hunter Fox (USA) of Margay Racing had a great day, finishing in second place behind Roman DeAngelis (Canada) of Team Koene USA in his Tony/Kart. Third place in the Briggs Junior category went to Tyler Bouillon (Canada) in his CRG. The top three racers were separated by a large 28 second gap from first to third – Bouillon was on fire!Briggs_Junior_Podium

On Sunday, Le Circuit Quyon racer William Lalonde had another great race. Saturday’s winner Johnny Flute (Canada) jumped out to an early lead, but soon suffered from a mechanical failure which ended his campaign for a double victory over the weekend. His position was quickly taken by Collin Daley Jr in his CRG; however, Chad Campbell (Canada) and William were not about to let him escape to victory without a fight. Both Campbell and William pursued Daley fiercely, but Daley continued to protect his lead. William had Campbell under significant pressure, and after a few laps of battle, was able to usurp Campbell and make his way into second position. As the race wore on, Campbell dropped down the order and third place was taken by Christopher Proietto (Canada) in his Praga kart. William was only a second off of Daley’s bumper, while Proietto was a further three seconds back. Great job William!Briggs_LO206_Senior_Podium

In the Masters category, Margay was represented by only one racer – Jason Froemming (USA) due to Eric Lefebvre not starting the Sunday final. Froemming was able to take the win from a hard charging John Morris.

Meanwhile, Hunter Fox had a great day representing Margay Racing. Hunter eked out an early lead over Tyler Bouillon (Canada) and Logan Cusson (Canada) who were trailing by over two seconds. After a few laps of unsuccessfully trying to track down Hunter, Bouillon and Cusson bump-drafted together to gain valuable seconds and catch up to the leading driver; however, with only a couple of laps to go, the three top racers tangled with each other resulting in Hunter once again eking out a small lead. At the finish line, Hunter managed to retain his well fought first place, closed followed by Bouillon in second and Cusson in third._DSC6574

Le Circuit Quyon and Margay Racing are very pleased with the results achieved by our team of racers. Here’s hoping that 2014 is a successful year for both of our organisations! See you at the track!

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Florida Winter Tour registration open February 17th 2014! THE WINTER PLACE TO BE.

Florida Winter Tour registration opens February 17th, 2014! The LCQ racing team is preparing for Round 3 of the Florida Winter Tour (FWT) in Orlando, Florida. LCQ’s last appearance at the FWT was in 2010 when LCQ’s driver Robby Mott tied for the Championship in the very competitive Rotax Masters Class. So far, our drivers for this round of the FWT will be William Lalonde and Eric Lefevre. Returning to karting after a two-year break, William will be racing a Margay 4.11 in the Senior L206 Class. William has been to several FWT races and is hoping for some good results!  Eric will also be racing a Brava 4.11, competing in the Masters LO 206 Class. Last year was Eric’s rookie season, competing in the OGKC, and he is eagerly anticipating his race debut at the FWT! For those racers interested in competing at the FWT, Le Circuit Quyon is offering equipment transportation to and from Orlando, Florida for the 3rd round of the FWT. Cost will be $300.00 per kart and associated gear. Anyone interested in a spot under the tent including transportation and catered lunch, cost will be $625.00. Anyone interested in a full ‘arrive and drive’ experience, packages begin at $750.00. Drop me a line at 613-223-2541 or email paul@lecircuitquyon.com

 

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2014 Race Club Membership Registration Now Available

We are pleased to announce that 2014 membership registration is now available to download! Online registration will be available through our website early next week.  Visit https://lecircuitquyon.wordpress.com/club-racing/ for all information regarding our 2014 racing season. It appears that the ECKC, CDM, and nationals will be running Vega tires this year, so we have decided to align ourselves the majority. Vega Blue will be the spec tire for this year; however, racers and teams that still have Bridgestone YLC tire with some life left in them will be permitted to run them. Rain tires will remain open. We will be holding an information session swap meet event in late February for all existing, new, and non members. Any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to contact any of the club directors.

  • Che Smith : che73@me.com

  • Crawford Kilpatrick : crawfk2@gmail.com

  • Terry McGonigal : terrymcg@sympatico.ca

  • Paul Lalonde : paul@lecircuitquyon.com