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2017 Le Circuit Quyon Invitational Kart Enduro – September 24!

(Quyon, QC) The grand finale of Le Circuit Quyon’s racing season, the 2017 Invitational Kart Enduro, will be held on Sunday, September 24. The end-of-season enduro is traditionally the most popular race 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 125” (a 125 km race with a 125-minute time limit).

The track will be open for controlled test and tune lapping on Saturday September 23, 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
240
  • 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 (15+ yrs)
  • 280
  • 340
  • Honda GX160
  • Honda GX200
  • Briggs LO206 (w/Black Slide)
125 minutes or
125 km
  • 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 $15.00

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 23 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 24 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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Race Report: Race #1 of the OGKC Endurofest Series

(Quyon, QC) It was a fantastic day for a kart race, with temperatures hovering in the mid to high 20s under bright blue skies; however, the turnout for Race #1 of the OGKC Endurofest Series was a little lower than expected due to the summer holiday season. It was the start of the final three-race series of the year for 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 #7 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

  1. Samuel Spurling

Samuel had an interesting race, sharing the track for the first time with Senior and Masters competitors. He had a great race, and proved to be very fast around Le Circuit Quyon! Samuel’s best time was less than four seconds off the pace of the top Senior drivers – great driving!

Senior

1. Michel Filion
2. Lee Williscroft
3. Vincent Lamothe

Michel Filion, a Margay ‘arrive and drive’ racer at this event, qualified a fantastic second place in the Senior category, bested only by resident hot-shoe Charlotte Lalonde; however, Michel successfully finished the half-hour Final in first place over a hard-charging Lee Williscroft in his TonyKart. Rounding out the top three was Vincent Lamothe.

With only two races left in the overall OGKC series, the top three Senior competitors are:

1. Charlotte Lalonde – 611 pts
2. Vincent Lamothe – 571 pts
3. Paul Hoffman – 558 pts

Master

1. Mike Forget
2. Darren Mallette
3. Eric Lefebvre

Mike Forget and Darren Mallette fought hard for the top step of the podium, with Darren leading for much of the race only to have Mike steal the lead as the end was drawing near. After 30 minutes of racing, Mike crossed the line a full 0.2 ahead of Darren, with Eric Lefebvre taking third position trailing over 15 seconds behind the front two.

With only two races left in the overall OGKC series, the top three Masters competitors are:

1. Mike Forget – 696 pts
2. Darren Mallette – 670 pts
3. Crawford Kilpatrick – 565 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 Race Director Jamie Bolton, the track marshals, the great support staff at Le Circuit Quyon, and First Aid guru Pat Warner for working throughout the day to ensure racer safety during the event.

Please join us on Saturday, August 12 for Race #2 of the OGKC’s Endurofest Series. Additional information on race format, rules and regulations, as well as track layout will be communicated in the near future! It will also be Race #3 of the OGKC Rental Kart Challenge, weather permitting. Please click here for more information on the rental series.

See you at the track!

Race Report: Race #1 – OGKC Summer Superpole Series

(Quyon, QC) What a start to the Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship’s (OGKC) Summer Superpole Series! The three-race series is being held exclusively on Saturdays – June 17, June 24, and July 8. The first Superpole Series race was also Race #4 of the OGKC championship for those battling for the overall season Crown. The weather was great, with temperatures hovering around 27C with the rain holding off for the majority of the race day; however, some sporadic showers made for some seriously challenging and entertaining races.

Superpole is a timed event commonly used in superbike racing to establish the starting grid for the top qualifiers in each category. In the OGKC Superpole Series, the superpole session enables the top three qualifiers to complete one flying solo lap to set their best times – potentially re-gridding the top three for the race sessions.

Over 20 racers participated in the event in five different categories: Novice, Junior, Senior, and Masters Briggs & Stratton (B&S), as well as the rental series. The 2017 edition of the OGKC series is also part of the B&S Weekly Racing Series (BriggsWRS), a track-based series enabling Junior, Senior, and Masters competitors to race head-to-head for the BriggsWRS regional crown. Racers are required to participate in eight (8) races at the same BriggsWRS-affiliated track/club, with the top seven (7) results counted toward the overall championship. For more information on the BriggsWRS, please click here.

The feature race podium results were as follows.

Novice

1. Connor Bell
2. Linkin Stevens
3. Brayden Goshen

It was great to see these three awesome Novice racers fighting for the win. Connor put on a clinic, and was able to stretch out a sizable lead over his two competitors. Connor performed extremely well, and was able to pass several Junior competitors who were racing at the same time in a staggered-race format. Linkin Stevens, from the Lombardy Karting Association, did an equally great job to finish in second. Brayden, in his first run this year in his new Margay Racing kart, placed third. Great job by all three racers and we’re looking forward to seeing you at the next Superpole Series race!

Junior

1. Zachary Vanier
2. Ethan Bell
3. Zander Stevens

Zachary Vanier, reigning Canadian Junior B&S Champion and regular racer at Sudbury Kartways, made a special guest appearance at Le Circuit Quyon and raced an incredible final. After qualifying almost two seconds ahead of his nearest rival, Zachary raced brilliantly to win on his first visit to the track. Ethan Bell placed a strong second, while Zander Stevens, winner of the 2017 OGKC Spring Spring Series, came home in third position. It was an awesome race to watch, and we look forward to seeing more Juniors at the next round.

Senior

1. Charlotte Lalonde
2. Shane Findlay
3. Vincent Lamothe

Multi-year OGKC Senior Champion Charlotte Lalonde demonstrated her amazing racing skills once again by winning Race #1 of the Superpole Series. Charlotte claimed first place in qualifying by over four tenths of a second, and extended that gap to six tenths of a second in the first OGKC superpole format. Second place in the Final went to Shane Findlay of the Lombardy Karting Association. Shane had a fierce battle with Vincent Lamothe, with the two racers trading paint on a number of occasions over the last several laps. At the end of the race, Shane was able to maintain his second place by just over a kart length from Vincent. This was a very competitive field and saw a lot of close racing throughout the day. Honourable mention to Jamie Hynes, who had an excellent qualifying session as well as a great overall race day. She’s getting faster and faster, and will become a regular podium finisher in the near future.

Masters

1. Darren Mallette
2. James Dunn
3. Mike Forget

Darren Mallette celebrated his second win in an OGKC Final event, and proved to be unpassable today out on the track. Darren had another great weekend at Le Circuit Quyon. The first qualifying session saw Mike Forget in first, Darren in second, with James Dunn rounding out the top three; however, the superpole session resulted in a complete re-gridding of the top three, with Darren taking the top qualifying position, James Dunn taking second, with Mike ending up back in third. The race was fantastic, and included both dry and wet conditions. Darren was able to maintain his lead in some seriously challenging conditions, and kept James Dunn and reigning OGKC Masters Champion Mike Forget behind him to take the overall victory. Darren has come a long way this year, and has now taken two races in a row – great job.

Rental Kart Challenge

1. Guy Bélisle
2. Michèle-Ann Sauvé
3. Zachary Vanier

Guy Bélisle, who placed third in last year’s OGKC Rental Kart Series, had a great race taking his first victory since September 2016. He was able to stretch out a significant lead over the following pack, with Michèle-Ann Sauvé following up in second place. Zachary Vanier used the rental kart race to learn the track and get used to the variety of corners and straights offered by Le Circuit Quyon, in preparation for the Junior series races.

Congratulations to all of the racers that made the podium, and a big thank you to everyone that participated in Race #1 of the 2017 OGKC Summer Superpole Series, as well as the participants in the Rental Kart Challenge. Great job everyone! The points for the series can be viewed here.

Special thanks to special guest Race Director Jamie Bolton, the track marshals, the great support staff at Le Circuit Quyon, and First Aid personnel for working through the day to ensure racer safety during the event.

Race #2 of the OGKC’s  Summer Superpole Saturday Series is scheduled for Saturday, June 24. It will also be Race #3 of the OGKC Rental Kart Challenge, weather permitting. Please click here for more information on the rental series.

See you on Saturday!

Race Report: Race #3 of the OGKC Spring Sprint Series

(Quyon, QC) What a great day for racing! Hot and sunny in Monaco, Indianapolis, and Quyon – the three cities that host the events that make up the (unofficial) triple crown of motorsports! Twenty racers participated in Race #3 of the OGKC Spring Sprint Series and Race #1 of the Rental Kart Challenge. Races were held in three different categories: Senior Briggs & Stratton, Masters Briggs & Stratton, and the rental series. For a class race to be official, there must be a minimum of three participants.

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

The feature race podium results were as follows:

Senior

1. Charlotte Lalonde
2. Paul Hoffman
3. Jamie Hynes

This race did not disappoint! It was very exciting to see resident hot-shoe Charlotte Lalonde being chased down by both Paul Hoffman and Jamie Hynes in their Margay chassis. Charlotte led the race from the green flag to the chequered; however, both Paul and Jamie were incredibly fast and will definitely be threatening Charlotte for the top step of the podium over the 2017 season. This was the first race that both Paul and Jamie demonstrated really amazing speed, and clearly served notice to Charlotte that her reign as the queen of the track may be coming to an end – awesome racing by the top three!

Masters

1. Darren Mallette
2. Mike Forget
3. Brian McCracken

Darren Mallette celebrated his first win in an OGKC Final event, and proved to be unpassable today out on the track. Darren’s weekend didn’t start off that well, with his kart suffering from mechanical gremlins and brake issues; however, when it counted, Darren rose to the challenge and fended off several pass attempts by reigning OGKC Masters Champion Mike Forget and resident Barrovian Brian McCracken to win the race by four-tenths of a second. Brian has also shown incredible speed as of late, qualifying in second position for the race and also celebrating his second podium of the year. Great job Masters!

Rental Kart Challenge

1. Michèle-Ann Sauvé
2. Guy Bélisle
3. Peter Dunn

Michèle-Ann Sauvé, who placed second in last year’s OGKC Rental Kart Series, started off her 2017 campaign with a bang by winning the first rental race of the year. She was able to stretch out a significant lead over the following pack, with Guy Bélisle and Peter Dunn trading positions several times over the entire 15-minute duration of the race. Guy was able to eek over the finish line in second position, only one kart-length ahead of Peter. Honourable mention goes to Rick Hynes, who proved very challenging to pass and finished the race in fourth.

Congratulations to all of the racers that made the podium, and a big thank you to everyone that participated in Race #3 of the 2017 OGKC Spring Sprint Series, as well as the participants in the Rental Kart Challenge. Great job everyone! The points for the series can be viewed here. Congratulations to the Spring Sprint Series overall class champions:

Junior: Zander Stevens
Senior: Charlotte Lalonde
Masters: Mike Forget

Special thanks to special guest Race Director James Dunn, the track marshals, the great support staff at Le Circuit Quyon, and First Aid personnel for working through the day to ensure racer safety during the event.

Race #1 of the OGKC’s  Summer Superpole Saturday Series is scheduled for Saturday, June 17. It will also be Race #2 of the OGKC Rental Kart Challenge, weather permitting. Please click here for more information on the rental series.

See you in June!

On-line Membership Now Available!

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You can now apply for your 2017 Le Circuit Quyon Kart Club membership on-line!

If you’re tired of paper forms and are already itching for the beginning of the 2017 race season, you can get a head start on the competition by heading over to our on-line membership application page and getting your 2017 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 2017 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!

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2017 OGKC Rental Kart Challenge

(Quyon, QC) The 2017 OGKC Rental Kart Challenge at Le Circuit Quyon will enter its third year, with events occurring during OGKC race days. Race dates are identified on the 2017 OGKC 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!

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 in the OGKC’s on-track activities! 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!

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New for 2017 – Margay Ignite Series by Le Circuit Quyon

(Quyon, QC) Le Circuit Quyon (LCQ) and Margay Racing are pleased to present the Margay Ignite Series, which will be run as an “arrive and drive” category in the 2017 edition of the Ottawa-Gatineau Karting Championship (OGKC). As previously communicated, the 2017 race schedule has been released and the Ignite Series races will be run as a regular class during the OGKC events. The 2017 series is split into three three-race miniseries – the Spring Sprint Series, Summer Superpole Saturdays, and the Fall Enduro-Fest.

The Ignite program offers affordable entry into karting in an environment with a level playing field for all. This category is for competitors that don’t have their own karts, but would like to participate in competitive kart racing. Maximize track time and minimize maintenance and costs as you constantly improve your racing skills in an ultra-competitive environment. Factory-sealed engines from Briggs & Stratton Racing and a chassis developed by industry-leader Margay Racing combine to provide a platform where the emphasis is solidly on driver development.

Arrive & drive packages will be available from $189 per race (base package is self-tuning), making this program one of the most affordable ways to get into karting. For the enthusiast that wants to maintain their equipment themselves, race-ready Ignite packages will be available for purchase for $4,995.00

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For more information about Le Circuit Quyon, the OGKC, and the Margay Ignite Spec Series, please contact Paul Lalonde at (613) 223-2541.