OGKC Race #2 – Online Registration is Now Open!

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

After a very successful first race of the 2014 OGKC series, race #2 is quickly approaching! Race #2 of the OGKC will be held on Sunday, June 1st at Karters Korners, located in Stittsville, ON. Avoid the early morning registration queue at the track by registering online – it will give you more time to work on your kart on race-day morning! Online registration for Race #2  is now LIVE, and available at the following link:

http://www.karelo.com/register.php?BID=561&BT=10&Ev=14330

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

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

The Family Discount is not available online; please register and then request a refund from the event organizer.

Round #2 of the OGKC is at Karters Korners this weekend! Practice will be held on Saturday morning from 7am to noon. The fee is $35.00 cash. The spec fuel will be the SUPREME BLEND from:

Ultramar
Express Mart
1618 Main St, Stittsville ON

Race day schedule for Sunday will be posted shortly. It’s going to be a quick day as we must clear the track by noon!

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Race Report – Race #1 of the OGKC at Le Circuit Quyon!

What a fantastic race weekend at Le Circuit Quyon in Quyon, QC! After a well-attended rookie school and practice day on Saturday, 24 competitors braved the rain, cold, and overcast skies to arrive at the track early Sunday morning for the first race of the 2014 Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship (OGKC).

For those of you not familiar with the series, the OGKC is a karting championship with events held primarily in Canada’s Capital Region; run by racers, for racers – making sure that everyone has fun, makes friends, and enjoys the racing experience. A special thanks goes to series sponsors: The Door Company; Le Circuit Quyon; NR Kart Store; and KDM Racing. Without these great sponsors, it would be difficult to have such a great and affordable series!

With 24 competitors racing in four hotly-contested classes, the track was a busy (and wet) place to be! Based on participant registration, the official classes raced were: Novice, Briggs Junior, Briggs Senior, and Briggs Masters). The feature race podium results were as follows:

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Novice: 1st Dezmen Bird, 2nd Ashton Lake, 3rd Jake Mc Neely.

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Briggs Junior: 1st Owen Clarck ; 2nd Henrie Knox ; 3rd Paul Hoffman

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Briggs Senior: 1st – Miles Smith ; 2nd – Jérémie Verner-Filion; 3rd – Charlotte Lalonde

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Masters (Briggs): 1st – Phil Hall; 2nd – Crawford Kilpatrick; 3rd – Mike Forget

Congratulations to all of the racers that made the podium, and a big thank you to everyone that participated in making our first race weekend of 2014 such a huge success!

Last but not least, a big thank you to Race Director Jason Bolton and the track marshals for working throughout the day in the pouring rain to keep the racers safe and sound during the event.

Karting is growing in popularity in Canada’s Capital Region, and this weekend was a very positive sign of great things to come in the future. See you June 1st at Karters Korners, Stittsville for Race #2 of the OGKC – online registration will be available in the near future.

 

OGKC Race #1 – Online Registration is OPEN!

Better to be a racer for a moment than a spectator for a lifetime…

Kart racers – start your engines! The inaugural race of the 2014 Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship (OGKC) is upon us! For new kart racers, please join us at Le Circuit Quyon on Saturday, May 3rd from 9am to noon for our annual rookie school. This is a free mandatory session for new racers to learn more about the rules, requirements, and the art of kart racing! Following rookie school, the track will be open for lapping sessions ($30 for LCQKC members, and $50 for non-members from ASN sanctioned clubs). For more information, please call Paul at 613.223.2541.

Race #1 of the OGKC will be held on Sunday, May 4th at Le Circuit Quyon. Online registration for Race #1  is now LIVE, and available at the following link:

https://www.karelo.com/enter_res.php?&BID=561&Ev=14287

Avoid the early morning registration queue 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 Sunday drivers meeting will start at 8:45 am, and track sessions will start at 9:00 am sharp. This weekend, scoring will be completed manually, and an inverted grid system will be utilized.

If you still need to purchase your LCQKC membership, you can join the club online as well! Please visit the following link for your club membership:

https://www.karelo.com/enter_res.php?&BID=561&Ev=13974

We look forward to seeing you at Le Circuit Quyon this weekend for Race #1 of the OGKC! Be there or be square!

A Successful LCQ Test and Tune Weekend!

Thanks to everyone that made the trip to Le Circuit Quyon this weekend for the pre-season test and tune sessions! Saturday was quiet due to the inclement weather; however, Sunday was a resounding success with over 20 drivers taking to the track throughout the day. Although initially overcast, by 10am the clouds had parted  and most of the day’s activities were held under a sunny blue sky in relatively warm conditions. Racers and mechanics throughout the paddock were working on engines, brakes, and handling adjustments amongst other things – it really had the look and feel of a race weekend, and it looks like several drivers will be racing with new karts this year!

A buzz was definitely in the air, with many racers talking about how excited they are about the start of the season. It has been a long winter, and we are now only one week away from the inaugural race of the 2014 Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship! See you at Le Circuit Quyon on Saturday, May 3 for practice sessions and on Sunday, May 4 for Race #1 of the OGKC series!

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

 

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!

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The start of the thaw!

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