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Quyon Ferry Now Open!

The Quyon Ferry is now open and running a regular schedule.  More information is available at the Quyon Ferry website.

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First Visit of 2014

It’s been a number of cold and snowy months since the last official visit to the track at the end of the 2013 season, and while the calendar may say it’s spring, we haven’t seen many signs of it locally… other than the increasing desire to get “on the track” that’s starting to drive us all crazy!

With that in mind, and today’s more encouraging weather, Paul and I made a  reconnaissance trip out to the track to see how things had fared through the winter.  Everything looked good and the site seems to have been fairly quiet. The big surprise was just how much more “residual winter” was hanging around vs. last year:

Quyon on April 7th, 2013
April 7, 2013

Quyon on April 6th, 2014
April 6, 2014

While it does look more like a snowmobile track than a karting facility at the moment, a week of warm weather and/or rain should go a long way to getting things thawed out. See you at the track soon!

Start-Finish Line Fragment
The start of the thaw!

2014 OGKC series schedule posted

We are very excited for the second year of the OGKC series. We have added two tracks and more races to the series. Karters Korners located in Stitsville Ontario and ICAR at the old Mirabel airport. The ICAR event will be on the same weekend as the Canadian Tire NASCAR series. This race was organized as an interclub race with the PSL MONTREAL karting club. More information to follow as it becomes available.

 

2014 OGKC series schedule posted

Parting Thoughts…

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Seasonal Sunset

As some “track junkies” will already have heard, my last day working at Le Circuit Quyon was Wednesday Oct 9 (2013) and I’m heading back into the Hi-Tech world from whence I came. I’ve really enjoyed the two seasons I spent at the track, and I wanted to take a moment to thank Paul in particular, as well as Cathy, Charlotte, William and all the rest of you who made my time out there so enjoyable.

Sure, there were occasions when it didn’t seem like quite so much fun: Paul and I unloading the new steel building in 40+ conditions last summer, checking 40 odd tires each day, running from one end of the track to the other for spins, having people crash after the checkered flag… that sort of thing. In the end though, people always seemed to go away happy, and that turns out to make the tough bits easier to take.

I’ll miss the excitement of the Fast Lane races (the rain races were particularly spectacular, “Wizards of the Wet” in action!) and hope that maybe I’ll get a chance to see the group again next season, perhaps as a racer this time rather than an official (hint, hint).

And what can I say about the folks “Under the Tent” on race day, both this season and last, other than they are keen karters, great competitors, and a first-rate group of people; before, during and after the races – Best of luck to all of Team LCQ in the 2014 season.

While I won’t be working at the track next year, I’ll still be involved with the Le Circuit Quyon Kart Club and club racing events (again, hopefully as a participant instead just as an official) so I hope you all have a good winter and I look forward to seeing many familiar faces next spring.

I know Paul and Cathy have already started planning for next season and that there are improvements in the works. I don’t want to scoop them on any of that though, so instead I’ll just say that I’m sure that next season will be even better than this one – for both Rental customers and Racers alike!

Some Photos from 2012/2013
Inland Sea, Spring 2012
Inland Sea, Spring 2012
After Drainage, Spring 2012
And after drainage, Spring 2012
Digging the "Bowl", Spring 2012
Digging the “Bowl”, Spring 2012
First half of new Back Straight takes shape
New Back Straight, Spring 2012
New shop/storage under construction
Under Construction, 2012
Kat in Hat, Summer 2012
Kat in Hat, Summer 2012
Fall Colours, 2012
Fall Colours, 2012
More Colours, Fall 2012
Outdoor & Sportsman Show, 2013
Outdoor & Sportsman Show, Spring 2013
Jardin Éducatif du Pontiac
Jardin Éducatif du Pontiac, Summer 2013
Hot Pits, Summer 2013
Hot Pits!, Summer 2013
DIY Karting, Summer 2013
DIY Karting, Summer 2013
Big Sky Country, Summer 2013
Big Sky Country, Summer 2013
Rainbow Country Too, Summer 2013
Rainbow Country Too, Summer 2013
Kart Fleet - Fall 2013
The LCQ Rental Fleet, Fall 2013

See You Next Season!

Le Circuit Quyon 2013 Invitational Kart Enduro – Oct 6th, 2013

The final event of the Le Circuit Quyon racing season, the 2013 Invitational Kart Enduro, will be held at Le Circuit Quyon on Sunday October 6th. The track will be open for controlled test and tune laps Saturday October 5th.

Event Details

Entry Requirements

All LCQKC, NCKC (and other ASN/KQ club) members and non-members are welcome.
Drivers must submit a completed Event Registration form, an ASN Medical Self Declaration form and
have the following personal protective equipment:

  • Full face helmet that meets ASN/KQ specifications as per section 5.3 of the 2013 ASN Canada
    FIA Canadian Karting Regulations Book 1, Sporting Regulations.
  • Rib protection as per section 5.7 of the 2013 ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Regulations
    Book 1, Sporting Regulations.
  • Gloves, race suit (or similar) and closed-toe shoes or boots

A Pre-Race Technical Inspection form must be submitted for each kart to be used in the event.

Classes

Class Min. Weight*
(lbs.)
Engine(s) Race Length
(min.)
Notes
Novice (8-11 yrs)
Moms/Ladies
240
  • Honda GX160
    (w/ .450″ plate & Jr. Pipe/Muffler)
  • Briggs LO206 (w/Red Slide)
30
  • Minimum of 1 driver change/pit stop.
  • Single driver teams permitted.
Junior (9-15 yrs)
  • 260
  • 300
  • Briggs LO206 (w/Blue Slide)
  • Briggs LO206 (w/Yellow Slide)
60
  • Minimum of 1 driver change/pit stop.
  • Single driver teams permitted.
Senior (15+ yrs)
  • 280
  • 360
  • Honda GX160
  • Honda GX200
  • Briggs LO206 (w/Black Slide)
125 or
125 km
  • Minimum of 3 driver changes/pit stops.
  • Single driver teams permitted.
2 Stroke (15+ yrs) 360 Any (125cc max) 60
(2 x 30)
  • Single driver teams permitted.
  • 10 minute break between race segments.

Entry Fees

Class Entry Fee (per kart/team)
Novice & Moms/Ladies $45.00
Junior $85.00
Senior $100.00
2 Stroke $100.00
All Classes: Transponder Rental $15.00

Spec Fuel

Class Fuel
All Classes Open

Spec Tires

Class Tire
All Classes Open

Supplemental Rules

Event Information & Rules Le Circuit Quyon 2013 Enduro Information & Rules

Forms

To be completed by all competitors 2013 OGKC Event Registration Form
To be completed by all competitors without club membership and/or ASN medical clearance ASN Canada Karting Medical Self Declaration Form

October 5th 2013 Schedule

Practice/Test and Tune Sessions
8:30 am  to 11:00 pm Morning Practice Session
11:30 pm to 12:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm Afternoon Practice Session
Practice/Test and Tune Prices (per kart/driver)
Half Day (Morning or Afternoon Session) $35.00
Full Day (Both Sessions) $50.00
Additional Team Members $25.00 for each additional team member

October 6th 2013 Schedule

Race Day Schedule
Pre-Race
7:30 am to 8:30 am Registration & Technical Inspection
8:45 am to 9:00 am Drivers Meeting
Practice Sessions: 10 minutes each
9:10 am Junior Class
9:20 am Novice & Moms/Ladies Class
9:30 am Senior
9:40 am 2 Stroke
Morning Enduro Events
10:00 am Novice & Moms/Ladies Enduro 30 min.
10:45 am Junior Enduro 60 min.
Lunch
12:00 pm – 12:55 pm Lunch Break
Afternoon Enduro Events
1:00 pm Senior Enduro – Quyon 125 125 km/125 min
3:15 pm 2 Stroke Enduro 2×30 min
Post-Race
4:30 pm Trophy presentations

For any additional information please call Paul Lalonde @ 613-223-254

OGKC Race 6 at LCQ – September 8th 2013

The final event of the 2013 Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship, Race #6,  will be held at Le Circuit Quyon on Sunday September 8th. This event will be co-presented by Le Circuit Quyon Karting Club and the National Capital Kart Club (NCKC). The track will be open for controlled test and tune laps Saturday September 7th.

OGKC Race 5 Class Sponsors
Novice Class NR Kart Store
Junior Class Briggs and Stratton Racing Engines
Briggs Senior (Canadian National) Class KDM Racing Engines
Masters Class Young Street Garage
Honda Senior Class TBA
4 Stroke GT Class John Deere Nortrax Dealers
Rotax MAX/2 Stroke Class Le Circuit Quyon Karting

Event Details

Event Registration Form

To be completed by all competitors 2013 OGKC Event Registration Form

Supplemental Rules

Series Supplemental Rules 2013 Ottawa Gatineau Karting Championship Series Supplemental Rules
Event Supplemental Rules 2013 Ottawa Gatineau Karting Championship Race 6 Supplemental Rules

Fuel Source

Stinson Station located in Quyon (Poste Essence et Epicerie Claude, 1189 Rue de Clarendon).

All classes must use Stinson Premium fuel (91 Octane).

September 7th 2013 Schedule

Practice/Test and Tune Sessions
8:30 am  to 11:00 pm Morning Practice Session
11:30 pm to 12:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm Afternoon Practice Session
Practice/Test and Tune Prices
Half Day (Morning or Afternoon Session) $35.00
Full Day (Both Sessions) $50.00
Family Discount $10.00 off additional family members

September 8th 2013 Schedule

Race Day Schedule
Pre-Race
7:30 am to 8:30 am Registration

  • NCKC and LCQKC members: $65.00
  • Non Members: $75.00
  • Transponder Rental: $15.00
8:45 am to 9:00 am Drivers Meeting
Practice Sessions: 8 minutes each
9:10 am Junior Class
9:20 am Briggs Masters, Honda Senior, and 4 Stroke GT Classes
9:30 am Rotax MAX/2 Stroke Class
9:40 am Novice Class
9:50 am Briggs Senior Class
Qualifying Sessions: 8 minutes each
10:00 am Junior Class
10:10 am Briggs Masters and Honda Senior Classes
10:20 am Rotax MAX/2 Stroke Class
10:30 am Novice Class
10:40 am Briggs Senior Class
10:50 am 4 Stroke GT Class Race 1
Pre-Final Sessions: 12 laps each
11:00 am Junior Class
11:15 am Briggs Masters and Honda Senior Classes
11:30 am Rotax MAX/2 Stroke Class
11:45 am Novice Class
12:00 pm Briggs Senior Class
12:15 pm 4 Stroke GT Class Race 2
Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Break (Fastlane League Race)
Final Sessions: 16 laps each
1:00 pm Junior Class
1:20 pm Briggs Masters and Honda Senior Classes
1:40 pm Rotax MAX/2 Stroke Class
2:00 pm Novice Class
2:20 pm Briggs Senior Class
3:00 pm 4 Stroke GT Class Race 3
Post-Race
3:30 pm Trophy presentations

For any additional information please call Paul Lalonde @ 613-223-254

Closed for the season. See you in spring 2014

It’s been a great summer, but all good things must come to an end. Track is closed for the 2013 season. It has been our most successful to date. 2014 promises to be event better, karts are being refreshed and additional 10 rentals will be added. Our timing arch will be installed in the spring and our timing system should be fully operational on our first days of operation in the 2014 spring. Thank you all for your support. See you in the spring.