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2020 OGKC Series Start Postponed

We have heard the directives issued by public health agencies as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes information related to the current restrictions placed on Ontario-Québec interprovincial travel. As such, the start of the 2020 edition of the Ottawa Gatineau Karting Championship will be postponed until further notice. Stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and practice social distancing. We’ll get through this!

On-line Membership Now Available!

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Memberships for Club Racing at Le Circuit Quyon are now being distributed through an arrangement with the Ottawa SportsCar Club (OSCC). For more information on the OSCC and to purchase a membership, please visit their website at:

https://www.ottawasportscarclub.ca/2020/03/23/karting/

See you at the track!

 

LCQ 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) 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 Circuit Quyon Rental Kart Challenge during OGKC events.

This Rental Kart Challenge is one of several categories racing as part of the overall OGKC series. 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. 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@pmlcontracting.ca.

 

2019 LCQ Invitational Kart Enduro – September 28!

(Quyon, QC) It’s that time of year again, racers!!!! The grand finale of Le Circuit Quyon’s racing season, the 2019 Invitational Kart Enduro, will be held on Saturday, September 28. 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 configuration will be the “Long CW” layout 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, which can be found here.

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
  • 350M
  • Honda GX160
  • Honda GX200
  • Briggs LO206 (w/Black Slide)
100 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)

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 100 100 km/100 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 morning prior to the race. For additional information, call Paul @ 613-223-2541.

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!

 

 

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!