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Club Racing at Le Circuit Quyon

2018 LCQ Invitational Kart Enduro – September 23!

(Quyon, QC) It’s that time of year again, racers!!!! The grand finale of Le Circuit Quyon’s racing season, the 2018 Invitational Kart Enduro, will be held on Sunday, September 23. The end-of-season enduro is traditionally one of the most popular races of the year, and is an excellent opportunity for experienced kart racers to introduce new and prospective drivers to the world of motorsport through kart racing! The race durations are: Novice & Moms/Ladies Class – 30 minutes; Junior Class and 2-stroke Class – 60 minutes; and Senior/Masters 4-stroke Class –  “the Quyon 100” (a 100km race with a 100-minute time limit).

The track will be open for controlled test and tune lapping on Saturday September 22, and the track configuration will be the “Long Configuration” in a clockwise direction.

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Event Details

Entry Requirements

Club members and non-members are welcome to participate in this awesome event. Note that racers can compete solo, or as part of a team; however, it is mandatory to make two pit stops. For team entries, at least one team member must be a rookie (i.e. not a current or former competition kart racer/driver/owner). In this context, drivers with rental kart experience are considered rookies.

Drivers must submit a completed Event Registration form, an ASN Medical Self Declaration form (if a non-club member), and have the following personal protective equipment:

  • Full face helmet that meets ASN/KQ specifications
  • Rib protection
  • Gloves, race suit (or similar) and closed-toe shoes or boots

Be sure to review the ASN Canada Sporting and Technical Regulations prior to the event.

A Pre-Race Technical Inspection form must be submitted for each kart to be used in the event. The technical form can be found here.

Classes

Class Min. Weight*
(lbs.)
Engine(s) Race Length
(min.)
Notes
Novice (8-11 yrs)
Moms/Ladies
230
  • 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 and Masters (two classes, one race)
  • 280S
  • 375M
  • Honda GX160
  • Honda GX200
  • Briggs LO206 (w/Black Slide)
125 minutes or
100km
  • 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.

* Note: All weights are AVERAGES for the team (if the team has more than 1 driver racing).

Entry Fees (paid at the track)

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

Spec Fuel

Class Fuel
All Classes Open

Spec Tires

Class Tire
All Classes Open

Forms

To be completed by all competitors LCQ Enduro Event Registration Form
To be completed by all competitors without club membership and/or ASN medical clearance ASN Canada Karting Medical Self Declaration Form (Page 2 Only)

Saturday, September 22 Practice Schedule

Practice/Test and Tune Sessions
9:00 am  to 12:00 pm Morning Practice Session
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Afternoon Practice Session
Practice/Test and Tune Prices (per kart/driver)
Lapping Fee $50.00
Additional Team Members $20.00 for each additional team member

Sunday, September 23 Race Day 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 / Masters
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 / Masters Enduro – Quyon 125 125 km/125 min
3:15 pm 2-stroke Enduro  60 min.
Post-Race
4:30 pm Trophy presentations

*Schedule subject to change based on class participation

Registration will be available at the track on Saturday during the day, or on Sunday morning. For additional information, call Paul @ 613-223-2541.

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2018 LCQ Rental Kart Challenge

(Quyon, QC) The 2018 Rental Kart Challenge at Le Circuit Quyon will enter its fourth year, with events occurring during the LCQ rounds of the Valley Karting Championship. The LCQ race dates are identified on the 2018 VKC schedule, which can be viewed 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 will be available online and at the track. For online registration, please click here!

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@lecircuitquyon.com.

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!

 

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.

 

Race Report: Race #2 of the OGKC Endurofest Series

(Quyon, QC) The weather cooperated for most of the day on Saturday, August 12 making for a pretty good day for karting, with lightning and thunder showers holding off until mid-afternoon. It was the second last 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 #8 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.

Twelve racers participated in the event in three different categories: Novice, Senior, and Masters B&S. The feature race podium results were as follows:

Novice

Samuel Spurling

Samuel had another great race, sharing the track for the second time with Senior and Masters competitors. He had a great race, and again proved to be right at home on the track at Le Circuit Quyon. Samuel’s best time was just a few seconds off the pace of the top Senior drivers – another great drive by this talented young racer!

Senior

1. Paul Hoffman
2. Tyler Devlin
3. Vincent Lamothe

Paul Hoffman led start to finish, having a really great race until thunder and lightning mixed with rain showers brought out the red flag. Tyler Devlin kept Paul honest, always in very close proximity and ready to pounce if the leader made a mistake. Rounding out the top three was Vincent Lamothe, who drove an excellent race to finish in third position.

With only one race left in the overall OGKC series, the top three Senior competitors are:

1. Vincent Lamothe – 644 pts (one throw-away race required)
2. Paul Hoffman – 643 pts (no throw-away race)
3. Charlotte Lalonde – 611 pts (no throw-away race)

Masters

1. Mike Forget
2. Darren Mallette
3. Crawford Kilpatrick

Mike Forget and Darren Mallette fought hard for the top step of the podium, with Mike taking advantage of a great first lap to eek out a gap and maintain it for the duration of the race. Mike crossed the line over two seconds ahead of Darren, with Crawford Kilpatrick fighting hard to take third position trailing seven seconds behind.

With only one race left in the overall OGKC series, the top three Masters competitors are:

1. Mike Forget – 801 pts (one throw-away race required)
2. Darren Mallette – 769 pts (one throw-away race required)
3. Crawford Kilpatrick – 657 pts (one throw-away race required)

Rental Kart Challenge

1. Michele-Ann Sauve
2. Guy Belisle
3. Winfried Jakob

Michele-Ann and Guy fought tooth and nail for the full distance of the Rental Kart Challenge Enduro, with Michele-Ann taking top honours at the end of the 30-lap event by just over one second. Winfried, participating in his first kart race, did extremely well and managed to get to within a few seconds of the leader’s pace. We hope to see you out in the future Winfried!

With only one race left in the overall OGKC Rental Kart Challenge, the top three competitors are:

1. Michele-Ann Sauve – 50 pts
2. Guy Belisle – 36 pts
3. Peter Dunn – 15 pts

Congratulations to all of the racers that made the podium, and a big thank you to everyone that participated in the Endurofest event. Great job everyone!

The points for the overall series can be viewed here.

Special thanks to track-owner Paul Lalonde for taking on the role of Race Director for Race #2. Also, special thanks to the track marshals, the great support staff at Le Circuit Quyon, and First Aid guru Pat Warner for ensuring racer safety during the event.

Please join us on Sunday, September 10 for the final race of the OGKC’s Endurofest Series, as well as the last OGKC race of the year. Additional information on race format, rules and regulations, as well as track layout will be communicated in the near future. It will also be the final race of the OGKC Rental Kart Challenge. Please click here for more information on the rental series.

See you at the track!