Getting Started

Karting is a thrilling and rewarding sport. It appeals to those with various personal objectives and whether you are looking to drive fast and have a good time or view karting as the first step in a racing career, the Calgary Kart Racing Club has a place for you.

The Calgary Kart Racing Club is the only organization in Southern Alberta which promotes and organizes kart racing at its own track, North Star Raceway at Strathmore Motorsports Park.

The CKRC is dedicated to introducing new participants to the sport, and operates under rigid safety and technical guidelines mandated by the governing body ASN Canada FIA.

You feel the need for speed, how do you go about it ?

Try A Kart

The CKRC hosts a very successful Try a Kart program.

For a nominal fee, anyone 5 or older can try a full-on race kart - with all the safety equipment, instruction and coaching provided.

We use the same grade of equipment as we race on the weekend.

Select Your Class

Classes are determined by driver age, weight, and engine type. Racing starts at age 8 and ends when you retire, the CKRC has at least 2 driving members 70+.
Karts and their drivers must meet a minimum weight for each class, ensuring a level playing field for all.
Except for the elite Shifter class, CKRC classes use either the Rotax MAX (2-stroke) or the Briggs & Stratton LO206 (4-stroke) engines.  Both these types of engines are built to provide almost identical power from one to another, placing emphasis on driver ability and not driver wealth.

Become a Member

The club has a very simple membership structure.
Karters 5-7 have a Kid Kart membership and those 8 and older have a Racing Membership.
Parents of Junior racers are also members. Families receive a discounted rate for the 3rd or more family member with a racing membership.
A Refundable Volunteer Fee (post-dated cheque) encourages volunteering for club activities and improvements.
Members have unlimited access to North Star Raceway for practice during operating hours.

Rotax MAX

Rotax Mini Max

Ages 10-13
Cadet sized kart
Most restricted engine

Rotax Junior Max

Ages 12-15
Full sized kart
Restricted engine

Rotax Senior Max

Ages 15+
Full sized kart
Unrestricted engine

Rotax Masters Max

Ages 32+
Fill sized kart
Unrestricted engine

Designed for people with kart racing experience as well as for ambitious leisure kart drivers.

Top level performance of the non-gearbox classes.

Launched in 1997.

Impressive 2-stroke power, 30 hp unrestricted.

Dealer sealed engines to encourage level playing field.

Click the picture to go to the Rotax MAX website.

Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206

Hand-built in Milwaukee, WI. using tooling and dies specifically for racing for unparalleled repeat-ability. Simple 4-stroke reliability.

Factory sealed short-block with ground cam and controlled piston pop-up (reducing compression variance).

Unrestricted about 9 hp.

With a simple change to the carburetor (less than 5 minutes) the same engine can be used in Cadet, Junior, or Senior classes.

Click the picture to go to the Briggs Racing website.

Briggs & Stratton LO206 Cadet

Ages 8-12
Cadet sized kart
Most restricted engine

Briggs & Stratton LO206 Junior

Ages 11-15
Full sized kart
Restricted engine

Briggs & Stratton LO206 Senior (Light)

Ages 15+
Full sized kart, kart & driver 340 lb.
Unrestricted engine

Briggs & Stratton LO206 Senior (Heavy)

Ages 15+
Full sized kart, kart & driver 375 lb.
Unrestricted engine



The most elite of the classes.

Very physically demanding.

Not inexpensive.

2-stroke engines from 40 hp to 55 hp.

Limited engine rules.

Front brakes.

6-speed sequential gear boxes.

Standing starts (just like F1).

Rotax MAX DD2

Modified Rotax MAX engine.

2-stroke engine, 34 hp.

2-speed paddle shift gearbox.

Front brakes.

No chain.

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