2013 Race Series Calendar, Class Details Posted

Le Circuit Quyon Kart Club is proud to be running its 2013 race series in conjunction with the National Capital Kart Club. All six races will be held at Le Circuit Quyon, and the series includes the 3rd annual “Canada Day Double-Header”, held over the Canada Day weekend, that features racing on both Saturday and Sunday as well as overnight fireworks and entertainment. Also, in combination with the LCQKC/NCKC series, one event is part of the Karting Quebec “Interclub” series that will include drivers from other Quebec clubs.

Details, including an event schedule and class structure, are available on our Club Racing page.

‘Become One’ Holds Premiere at Lone Star Grand Prix

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What started in May of 2012 as an idea came to life on Friday evening in Lockhart, Texas at the Home Town Cinema, when the ‘Become One’ karting documentary premiered to a large audience just prior to the start of the Lone Star Grand Prix this past weekend. The creation of John Shofner and his dedicated crew is a documentary on the sport of karting, as John and his Shofner Films staff visited a number of karting events throughout the 2012 season with the sole purpose of producing a film that would introduce the sport to people around the world.

The project began officially with the support of industry members and karting enthusiasts, as they stepped up to raise money to fund the project. Through his Kickstarter page   http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1415102938/become-one-karting-documentary ), over $40,000 was pooled to help support the financial costs of producing a film of this nature. The list of industry members who stepped up to back the dream included eKartingNews.com, Superkarts! USA, DRT Racing, One RaceGear, Bondurant SuperKart School, HPD/Honda Racing Development, MG Tires and many others.

The premier of the ‘Become One’ film was held in conjunction with the Lone Star Grand Prix, taking place on the Friday evening with EKN’s Rob Howden on hand. Things didn’t go as smoothly as they had hoped over the final day, as Shofner had to battle through some major production issues to get the Blue-ray disc to the theatre on time. As a result, the curtain call was postponed slightly, until a little later in the evening. It was well worth the wait.

There were also a couple issues with the projector and the formatting, but the imagery and the content was there. The film is the most incredible piece of karting promotion that I’ve seen in my 20 years in the sport. The footage is incredible, and the interviews with promoters, racers, parents and shop owners perfectly support the message and add personality to the presentation. There’s so much real emotion in there. I can’t wait to be able to watch the film at home on my big screen. This is the film that you are going to be able to use to show your friends who just don’t quite get what you do. You tell them about karting, and they still can’t get past the images of rental putt-putt karts or the indoor version of the equation. Once they sit down and see this film, they’ll have a feel for the excitement, the passion, the people, the commitment, the physical demands and the thrill that karting provides us all. This film will educate the masses. It’s that good.

The film will be made available to everyone by April 1. The people who stepped up and supported the film on Kickstarter will be provided with their download copy by March 15. For the rest of the karting community and the public, Shofner is working a film distribution website that will handle the sales of the film download, as well as products like the movie poster and the ‘Become One’ hat. Stay tuned to EKN for more information, and a One-on-One interview with John about the trials and tribulations of producing this important film. To keep you entertained, here is the trailer once again for your viewing pleasure ( http://youtu.be/EcVQ0RCnPHw ).

Dads, Lads, and Nicole – RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary

Nicole Coffey while racingIn the early morning hours of February 10th, CBC Radio One broadcast a documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland’s National Public Service Broadcaster, called “Dad’s, Lad’s and Nicole”.  It’s about go-karting, and follows Nicole Coffey from Dublin, 13 years old & aiming to become a F1 driver some day. It’s an interesting look into karting, and it sounds like race days in Ireland are much the same as race days here in Canada – anything can happen!

The broadcast is available from the RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One website, as a podcast via iTunes or from SoundCloud. Whether you’re a veteran karter, occasional driver, or even if you’re still just thinking about getting into the excitement, this documentary provides a fascinating glimpse into what kart racing, and race days, are all about – give it a listen!

Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen’s Show

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Le Circuit Quyon Kart Club will be at the upcoming 2013 Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen’s Show, booth #129. The show runs from Thursday February 21st through Sunday February 24th.

If you didn’t make it to our recent Open House, or even if you did, stop by our booth for a look at the new Margay and CRG race karts, check out our 2013 racing schedule, or just do some bench racing to get warmed up for the coming season. We’ll have club members and track staff on hand to answer your questions about the sport and LCQKC’s plans for 2013. Make a note on your calendar and set aside some time to talk karting and get back “into the groove” with us at the show!

This year’s show is at the Ernst & Young Center. Directions to the show, and details on all the other interesting exhibitors are available at the Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen’s Show website

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2013 Pre-Season Open House

Le Circuit Quyon Karting will be hosting a pre-season open house at 2350 Stevenage Rd unit 18 on Saturday February 16 from 10am to 3pm.  All are welcome, vetran karters and newcomers alike. Come out and see the exciting new 2013 Margay and CRG karts, get what you need to prepare for the season, pick up some tech tips, do some bench racing or just sample the refreshments we’ll have on hand.  Make a note on your calendar and plan to stop by!

2013 Margay’s Ready for the Track

As Margay Racing’s newest Canadian distributor, we were proud to take delivery of number of 2013 Margay karts on Friday. After unloading the goodies, Saturday was spent getting the karts track-ready, and they are looking very, very good!

2013 Margay Brava 4.11
2013 Margay Brava 4.11
Sniper adjustable front end
Sniper adjustable front end
Single post front fairing support
Billet front fairing support
Bully billet seat mount
Buller billet seat mounts
Billet brake caliper, vented cast-iron rotor
Billet brake caliper, vented cast-iron rotor

We’re planning an open-house in mid February to showcase the 2013 Margay and CRG karts, as well as our full line of karting accessories, parts, and engines. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting pre-season event!

Team LCQ Champions at the NCKC 2012 racing series

 
 
Congratulations to Charlotte Lalonde and Crawford Kilpatrick on their 2012 quest for the Championship at the NCKC 2012 series. Charlotte managed to win the Briggs and Stratton senior class and was crowned Champion at the NCKC banquet last weekend at Funhaven. This was by far the most competitive class this year. Charlotte and her CRG kart were fast and consistent all year long. Special thanks to KDM racing ( Kelly Michaud) for an awesome engine package that never failed us all year. KDM has also been chosen for our official engine supplier for the 2013 season.
 
 
 
Crawford Kilpatrick also had an awesome season. Crawford was crowned the 2012 4 stroke GT champion. This was Crawford’s rookie season, and he was also crowned rookie of the year. His LCQ-prepared Arrow chassis was fast, fast, and faster as the year progressed. His driving skills progressed rapidly throughout the season due to many hours of practice and coaching by LCQ team instructors. Crawford’s kart was also powered by B&S from KDM Racing – it proved very consistent and never failed him. LCQ is looking forward to its 2013 racing series. Details are being posted when available. If anyone is interested in joining our team please do not hesitate to contact us.

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