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Club Racing at Le Circuit Quyon

OGKC Races #6 and #7 – Online Registration Now OPEN!!!!

“When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going and then you get something back.” – Michael Schumacher

Are you ready for the OGKC’s second big double-header weekend? Races #6 and #7 of the OGKC will be held on Saturday, July 19th and Sunday, July 20th respectively at Le Circuit Quyon! Online registration for both races  is now LIVE, and available at the following links:

Race #6

Race #7

Racing starts first thing on Saturday morning, so avoid the early morning line-up at the track by registering online – it will give you more time to work on your kart on race-day morning!

Race day fees are:

LCQKC Member Non-member
Single Entrant $60.00 $75.00
Multiple Class Discount $10.00 discount per class
Family Discount (Single or Multiple Classes) $10 discount per additional driver

Multiple Class and Family Discounts cannot be combined.
Family Discount applies to first four(4) drivers per family, additional drivers at $35/$25 each.

The drivers meetings for both races will start at 8:45 am, and track sessions will start at 9:00 am sharp. The new timing system at Le Circuit Quyon will be installed and ready for use!

After the fantastic weekend that we’ve just had at Circuit ICAR, we are really looking forward to seeing you at Le Circuit Quyon for the OGKC double-header weekend! Let’s make it a great one!

Race #8 is scheduled for Sunday, August 10th at Le Circuit Quyon.

2014 OGKC Series Standings

The 2014 OGKC series standings are available at the following link:

http://1drv.ms/1jnpWml

If you see any errors, omissions, or spelling mistakes, please let us know! There is a tab on the spreadsheet for each class.

After five rounds, the top three in each class are:

Novice: 1st – Ashton Lake; 2nd – Jake McNeeley; 3rd – Kaleb Smith

Junior: 1st – Owen Clarke; 2nd – Vincent Lamothe; 3rd – James White

Senior: 1st – Charlotte Lalonde; 2nd – Miles Smith; 3rd – Tyler Devlin

Masters: 1st – James Dunn; 2nd – Crawford Kilpatrick; 3rd – Mike Forget

Thanks!

Race Report – Race #5 of the OGKC at Circuit ICAR

(Mirabel, QC) The 2014 Ottawa-Gatineau Kart Championship (OGKC) held its second ‘away’ race of the series, this time at Circuit ICAR (PSL – Montréal) in Mirabel, QC. This was as close to a large-scale race weekend as many of the racers have ever experienced, due to the activity related to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Jiffy Lube 100 race being held at the main track at Circuit ICAR on the same weekend. Transporters, media, track officials, exotic supercars, and NASCAR Canadian Tire drivers were all present at the facility, and special events were being held at the ICAR Experience Centre as well as at the ICAR Karting Centre. The weather was perfect, making for an extremely exciting and enjoyable weekend!

The circuit that was raced at ICAR was the PSL – Montréal track, a high-speed concrete-surfaced circuit composed of several flat-out sections, including a straight with a length of over 150 metres. The track has a couple of major braking areas, with the remainder being medium to high-speed corners. The track was raced in a counter-clockwise direction.

PSL-MTL-la-piste

There were three OGKC classes raced: Junior, Senior, and Masters (all Briggs & Stratton).  As the OGKC was racing during a PSL-Karting event, the competition format was adjusted to reflect their typical race-day – practice, qualifying, pre-final, and final. For the overall OGKC championship standings, points were awarded based on the pre-final and final, reflecting points for a heat race and final race respectively. The results for the final races of each class were as follows:

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Junior:

  1. Paul Hoffman (congratulations on your first win!)
  2. Owen Clarke
  3. Vincent Lamothe

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Senior:

  1. Charlotte Lalonde
  2. Miles Smith
  3. Tyler Devlin

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Masters:

  1. Mike Forget
  2. James Dunn
  3. Brian McCracken

Congratulations to all of the racers that made the podium, and a big thank you to everyone that made the trip down AutoRoute 50 to experience the ICAR/PSL Karting race track in Mirabel. It was a great weekend! Thanks to Louis-Philippe Gelinas for hosting the OGKC at the PSL Karting facility, to all of the track officials and volunteers that contributed to the success of the weekend, and hopefully there will be more inter-club races in the future!

See you July 19th and 20th at Le Circuit Quyon for Races #6 and #7 (doubleheader weekend) of the OGKC – online registration will be available one week prior to the event.

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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

ICAR Event FR

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!

 

Race Report – Races #3 and #4 of the OGKC at Le Circuit Quyon

(Quyon, QC)  Another fantastic weekend of kart racing at Le Circuit Quyon! The weather could not have been better – hot and sunny on both race days! Thanks to everyone that participated in the OGKC double header; twenty-five racers made it to the track for Saturday’s race, and twenty-eight made it out on Sunday. The more competitors, the better the racing! A big thank you must go out to all of the friends and family of the racers that made the trip to Quyon this weekend to watch the fierce competition – your support and contribution to the success of the OGKC series is greatly appreciated!

Race #3 of the OGKC was held on Saturday, June 21st. The configuration for the race was the full-track counter-clockwise circuit, with a minor deviation taking the reducing radius ‘fish-hook’ curve at the end of the new track section and incorporating the ‘W’ curves of the old track leading back to the front straightaway. This particular track configuration makes for some great racing, some tense moments navigating the fish-hook, and some tricky high-speed corners! There were four classes raced: Novice, Junior, Senior, and Masters (all Briggs & Stratton).  The competition format for the OGKC is a practice, followed by heat #1, heat #2, and a final race for the major points. The results for the final races of each class were as follows:

Novice picture coming soon!

Novice: 1st – Ashton Lake; 2nd – Jake McNeeley; 3rd – Kaleb Smith

Junior
Junior: 1st – Jamie White; 2nd – Vincent Lamothe; 3rd – Owen Clarke

Senior
Briggs Senior: 1st – Charlotte Lalonde; 2nd – William Lalonde; 3rd – Miles Smith

Masters
Briggs Masters: 1st – James Dunn; 2nd – Phil Hall; 3rd – Crawford Kilpatrick

Race #4 of the OGKC was held on Sunday, June 22nd, with 28 racers participating. The track was reconfigured for Sunday’s sessions to incorporate the full track, raced in a clockwise direction. The racing was extremely close and competitive, with a couple of off-track excursions and some minor bang-ups occurring throughout the many race heats; however, the day ended safe and sound with no injuries and only a few mishaps! The official classes raced were again: Novice, Junior, Senior, and Masters (all Briggs & Stratton). The results for the final races of each class were as follows:

Novice

Novice: 1st – Ashton Lake; 2nd – Kaleb Smith; 3rd – Jake McNeeley

Junior
Junior: 1st – Anthony Conty; 2nd – Jamie White; 3rd – Vincent Lamothe

Senior
Briggs Senior: 1st – William Lalonde; 2nd – Charlotte Lalonde; 3rd – Miles Smith

Masters
Briggs Masters: 1st – James Dunn; 2nd – Mike Forget; 3rd – Phil Hall

Congratulations to all of the racers that made the podium, and a big thank you to everyone that participated in making our double-header weekend a great success.

Special thanks to Race Director Jason Bolton and the track marshals and volunteers for working throughout the weekend to keep the racers safe and sound during the double-header.

Karting continues to grow in popularity in Canada’s Capital Region, and this weekend was a very positive sign of a bright future. See you at the next big OGKC race day – Sunday, July 6th at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, QC for the interclub race with PSL Montréal Karting Club. We hope to see you there! It will DEFINITELY be a great race! More details on the event will be posted as it becomes available.

OGKC Races #3 and #4 – Online Registation is Now Open!

Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games. – Ernest Hemingway

Are you ready for the OGKC’s big double-header weekend? Races #3 and #4 of the OGKC will be held on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd respectively at Le Circuit Quyon! Online registration for both races  is now LIVE, and available at the following links:

Race #3: https://www.karelo.com/enter_res.php?&BID=561&Ev=14331

Race #4: https://www.karelo.com/enter_res.php?&BID=561&Ev=14332

Racing starts this weekend first thing on Saturday morning! Avoid the early morning line-up at the track by registering online – it will give you more time to work on your kart on race-day morning!

Race day fees are:

LCQKC Member Non-member
Single Entrant $60.00 $75.00
Multiple Class Discount $10.00 discount per class
Family Discount (Single or Multiple Classes) $10 discount per additional driver

Multiple Class and Family Discounts cannot be combined.
Family Discount applies to first four(4) drivers per family, additional drivers at $35/$25 each.

The drivers meetings for both races will start at 8:45 am, and track sessions will start at 9:00 am sharp. This weekend, the new timing system should be installed and ready for use!

We look forward to seeing you at Le Circuit Quyon this weekend for the OGKC double-header weekend!