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Race #5 – Ottawa Gatineau Karting Championship

Hello OGKC’ers!

The end of the regular racing season is near – with one race remaining! Are you ready for Race #5, the final race of the 2019 Ottawa Gatineau Karting Championship? Get ready to hit the track on SATURDAY, September 7!

The season standings in all categories, including the hotly-contested LCQ Rental Kart Challenge, are available for viewing here.

The core racing categories are Novice, Junior, Senior, and Masters Briggs and Stratton. In Novice, Bronson Hetherington has a significant lead; however, there is a very close battle for second – less than 40 points separates the next four racers. In Junior, Denver Craig has a virtually unsurmountable lead – but the next three racers are separated by only 20 points. Final positions will be determined this race! In Senior, Raphael Kiopini has a large lead over Phil Stang in second – and in Masters, Mike Forget is leading over Dave Hoffman – who is having a great year! In the LCQ Rental Kart Challenge, Nick Karrandjos is currently in first place, with the top four racers separated by only 15 points. The last race of the year will certainly influence the final standings of the year!

You must be a member of an ASN Canada club to race in the Briggs and Stratton categories. Details on a membership with the LCQKC  are available here. Want to avoid the morning queue on race day? Register online and save $5!

Race day fees are as follows:

LCQKC Member Online* / At the Track Non-member
Single Entrant $70.00* / $75.00 $80.00
Multiple Class Discount $10.00 discount per class
Family Discount (Single or Multiple Classes) $10 discount per additional driver

*Special rate for online registration.

  • 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 fee for Saturday morning lapping/practice for Briggs & Stratton racers is $20/driver for LCQKC members, and $30/driver for non-members, and is payable at the track.

The races are sanctioned by ASN Canada, the governing body for motorsport in Canada, and will align with applicable ASN technical and sporting regulations, which can be found here. The specific Supplemental Regulations will be made available prior to race day. The spec fuel is Stinson SUPER unleaded from the Stinson station at the end of Ferry Road in Quyon, QC. Track configuration is the “Max” clockwise layout, which includes the mighty hairpin and the ‘W’ section of the original track, plus the bowl section of the new track.

 

The drivers meeting will be held at approximately 12:30pm Saturday afternoon, with racing starting shortly thereafter. Make sure you’re there, or you’ll be starting from the back of the grid!

Note that the LCQ Rental Kart Challenge race will also be held on Saturday! Rental kart racers are encouraged to be at the track by 11:15am to sign waivers and participate in the rental-kart drivers meeting. More information on the Rental Kart Challenge, as well as online registration, is available here.

See you at Le Circuit Quyon on SATURDAY, September 7 for Race #5 of the 2019 Ottawa Gatineau Karting Championship!

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2019 LCQ Rental Kart Challenge

(Quyon, QC) The 2019 Rental Kart Challenge at Le Circuit Quyon will enter its fifth year, with events occurring during the Ottawa Gatineau Karting Championship. The race dates are identified here.

The rental kart category is open to those racers that aren’t quite ready to make the leap to race karts, but still want to compete in the big show! For $60/event, racers will compete for victory head to head against other aspiring kart racers! The format will be a five-minute practice, 10-minute qualification, and 15-minute race using LCQ’s fleet of rental karts. Points will be distributed according to the Formula One points structure, and rental kart racers will be invited to the end-of-year banquet with the top three finishers receiving series trophies! Registration is available online one to two weeks prior to race day, and at the track on the day of the event.

Rental-kart competitors should ensure they arrive by 11:15am to complete registration and prepare for their sessions starting at approximately noon.

The overall winner of the championship will receive a special prize to be announced at the end of the season – exciting!!! Please share this with any other racers you know that are looking to participate! Participants must be at least 12 years old and over 55 inches (1.4m) tall!

For more information, please contact Paul Lalonde at paul@pmlcontracting.ca.

See you at the track!

 

 

On-line Membership Now Available!

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You can now apply for your 2018 Le Circuit Quyon Kart Club membership on-line!

If you’re tired of paper forms and are already itching for the beginning of the 2018 race season, you can get a head start on the competition by heading over to our on-line membership application page and getting your 2018 club membership early.

We will also be providing on-line event registration prior to each race. Of course, we’ll still be accepting paper registrations at the track, but you’ll be able to save yourself some money, time, and effort on race weekends by taking advantage of this service! Every time that you register online for an Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship (OGKC) event, your name will be entered into a draw for a great prize to be awarded at the 2018 end-of-year banquet.

Our on-line registration services are provided by Karelo.com, a trusted Canadian provider who is fully equipped to provide secure credit-card payment processing.

See you at the track!

 

2017 OGKC Year-End Banquet

The Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship cordially invites you, your family, and friends to the end-of-year awards banquet at the Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau (2259 Prince of Wales Drive) on Friday, November 10 at 6pm! We look forward to celebrating a fantastic 2017 season, while recognizing the racers that succeeded in this year’s championship!

Cocktails will start at 6pm, with dinner and trophy presentations to follow after 7pm. The cost of the buffet will be $40/adult and $20/child 12 years of age and under (price includes taxes and gratuity). The bar accepts cash, credit, and debit but does not offer cash-back services.

The menu will be confirmed shortly. 

There will be trophies for the top three finishers in all categories, including the Rental Kart Challenge. There will also be great door prizes, a draw, music, and FUN!

If you aren’t on Facebook and can’t confirm your attendance via the Facebook invite, please RSVP at paul@lecircuitquyon.com to confirm. We look forward to seeing everyone at the banquet on Friday, November 10!

Race Report: Race #3 of the OGKC Endurofest Series

(Quyon, QC) What a great day for the last OGKC race of the season! The weather couldn’t have been any better, with bright sunny skies matched with temperatures in the low to mid-twenties. Great weather and great racing – could we ask for anything more? It was the final race of the 2017 edition of the OGKC. The Endurofest Series is a longer-distance race than usual for all classes, making for an exciting event that challenges a drivers stamina and fitness levels. Younger drivers in the Novice and Junior classes race for 20 minutes, while competitors in the Senior and Masters classes challenge for victory for a full 30 minutes. This race was also Race #9 of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Championship.

The 2017 edition of the OGKC series is part of the B&S Weekly Racing Series, a track-based series enabling Junior, Senior, and Masters competitors to race head-to-head for the B&S Weekly Racing Series regional crown. Racers are required to participate in eight (8) races at the same B&S Weekly Racing Series-affiliated track/club, with the top seven (7) results counted toward the overall championship. For more information on the BriggsWRS, please click here.

Twenty-four racers participated in the event in several different categories: Novice, Junior, Senior, and Masters B&S as well as the Rental Kart Challenge. The feature race podium results were as follows:

Novice/Junior

1. Zachary Stakenberg
2. Tomas Lemaire
3. Liam Merrick

In a combined Novice/Junior race for the competitors, Zachary Stakenberg had a great race leading the way home in first place. After the 20-minute run, Zachary had pulled out a big gap over second place finisher Tomas Lemaire. This was Tomas’s first race at Le Circuit Quyon, but did a great job to take second place. In third was Liam Merrick, racing in his first kart event ever. Liam put his head down and raced hard, and had done a lot of practising prior to hitting the track with some more seasoned racers to ensure his competitiveness. Great job Novice/Junior racers! Next year will be a great one!

Senior

1. Shane Findley
2. Jordan Hounsell
3. Henry Knox

The Senior enduro turned into a real race of attrition, with several racers unable to make it to full race distance due to mechanical issues and failures. Charlotte Lalonde, who qualified first, took off from the start and had established a significant gap back to second place prior to suffering from mechanical gremlins and retiring. Second place racer Shane Findley quickly took over the lead, and was being challenged fiercely by Lee Williston in his TonyKart. Unfortunately, as the race approached total distance, Lee suffered from a mechanical failure and was forced to retire early. Jordan Hounsell, racing for the first time in his new Margay Ignite, did a fantastic job and passed several more experienced racers to take second place. In third place was Le Circuit Quyon expert Henry Knox, enjoying a successful first year in the Senior category.

Masters

1. Greg Jewell
2. Mike Forget
3. Darren Mallette

Greg led the entire 30-minute enduro from start to finish, putting on a racing clinic while almost lapping the entire field. Greg proved untouchable during the race. Resident Masters expert Mike Forget finished a distant second place, chased for the whole race by the ultra-competitive Darren Mallette.

Rental Kart Challenge

1. Guy Bélisle
2. Rebecca Pantalone
3. Michèle-Ann Sauvé

Guy and Michèle-Ann fought tooth and nail for virtually the full distance of the Rental Kart Challenge Race, with the two drivers never more than a few kart-lengths apart. While leading with only two laps to go, Michèle-Ann suffered a blown drive belt which ended her challenge for the victory, promoting Guy to first place. Rebecca had a solid race to take second, swapping places with Guy over the first few laps of the race. Even with the mechanical issue, Michèle-Ann was still able to finish third, having completed more laps than the remaining drivers over the course of the 15-minute race.

The final standings for the 2017 OGKC Series can be viewed here.

Congratulations to all the racers on an incredible season! Forty-three racers participated in one or more races in our five categories throughout the 2017 season. Karting is alive and well in Canada’s Capital Region – we are really looking forward to partnering with the Lombardy Karting Association for our joint series in 2018!

Special thanks to Race Director Jason Bolton, the track marshals, the great support staff at Le Circuit Quyon, and First Aid guru Pat Warner for ensuring racer safety during the event.

Stay tuned for more information about the LCQ end-of-year enduro scheduled for Sunday, September 24. Everyone is invited to participate in this great event which will see teams composed of both experienced competition-kart racers and karting newbies challenging for the overall endurance crown!

OGKC Rental Kart Challenge!

(Quyon, QC) So you think you can drive? Do you rate yourself as one of the top rental kart racers in Canada’s Capital Region? Come on out to Le Circuit Quyon (LCQ) this Sunday, September 10 and prove it! The track is just 45 minutes west of Ottawa, nestled in the picturesque Pontiac Region of western Quebec. LCQ offers a unique experience with a purpose-built multi-configuration outdoor racing circuit that provides challenges and thrills to novices and experts alike. This year, the circuit is hosting the Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship’s (OGKC)’s Rental Kart Challenge.

This Sunday is the final race of the Rental Kart Challenge, and is one of several categories racing as part of the overall OGKC event. The rental kart category is open to those racers that aren’t quite ready to make the jump to competition karts, but still want to compete in the big show! For $60/event, racers will compete for victory head-to-head against some of the region’s top rental kart drivers. Rental-kart competitors should ensure they arrive by 11:15am to complete registration and prepare for their sessions starting at noon. The format will be a five-minute practice, 10-minute qualification, followed by a 15-minute race using LCQ’s fleet of rental karts. Points are distributed according to the Formula One points table, and rental kart racers are invited to the end-of-year banquet with the top three finishers receiving series trophies.

The overall season champion will receive a special prize to be announced at the end of the year – exciting! Please share this with any other racers you know that are looking to participate in the OGKC’s on-track activities. Participants must be at least 12 years of age and over 55 inches (1.4m) tall.

For more information, please contact Paul Lalonde by e-mail at paul@lecircuitquyon.com.