The concept of the event is that the winner is determined by their consistent performance throughout the weekend, kind of like a series within one event. The winner of the Final on Sunday is not necessarily the winner of their North of 49 Karting Championship class. Here is how it works:
Race positions for Friday will be determined by pea pick and each racer will experience a front, middle and back of grid position to start each race. The pea pick will be performed by the event scoring staff and is not up for debate.
The races Saturday will also count towards the final points tally but we wanted to switch up the format to keep the racers on their toes and keep the racing interesting for racers and spectators. On Saturday we will use the Rok racing format which is a 6 lap race, 10 lap race and a 12 lap race. The difference for this year is that your success will be punished. The better you do the further back you will start for the next race based on your total points accumulated so far. All starting positions for each race/heat or final will be determined by inverting grids based on least points at the front and most points starting at the rear. All of these races count for the final tally of who wins the N49 event.
Sunday will have longer races that also count towards the final points tally; a Pre-Final and a Final. Also for this race day success will mean you start further back for each race. All starting positions for each race/heat or final will be determined by inverting grids based on least points at the front and most points starting at the rear. The competitor with the most points will be the winner of their North of 49 Karting Championship class.
Blair Robertshaw who has done several events in the past for the CKRC will be manning the microphone to give the spectators play by play commentating. As well, Mike Wright will be doing some Social Media broadcasts on the CKRC Facebook page which will be driver interviews and man in the paddock interviews as well.
We expect all classes to be well attended, so this shouldn’t be an issue. So far there has been a good response to the event by many competitors and teams.
Each class will be scored separately but run together on track as shown above.
Registration is now open and will close Thursday July 21 at 1:00 p.m.
Late registrations may be accepted with a $50 late fee. Late entries will start each of Friday’s heats from the back of the grid.
Yes. North of 49 practice sessions will be run by the CKRC Test & Tune (T&T) Supervisors. Racers registered for the event will be welcome to practice. T&T will follow all procedures used during the regular (bi-weekly) CKRC T&T sessions. Unofficial practice sessions will be untimed. The scales will be open for all participants. Exact start and end times for practice will be announced. The track will be closed to all karts following the scheduled T&T on Tuesday July 19th.
No, the track surface will be closed for the evening. Participants are encouraged to join in the meal and mix in the beer garden tent.
Tech for the practice sessions will be completed by the Test & Tune staff who will focus on safety inspections. T&T staff will issue a wrist band to be worn for the entire event.
Pre-Race Technical Inspection will be completed in the Tech building by the event Technical Delegate and staff. This can be completed on Thursday or Friday. Karts without inspection stickers will not be permitted on-track after 3pm on Friday.
Post-Race Technical Inspections will be completed in the Tech building. Inspections conducted will be at the discretion of the event technical delegate.
All classes will use the same tires as for any CKRC club race as per the CKRC Supplemental Regulations.
For the Shifter classes, if you wish to go for the prize package use LeVanto tires.
Wet tires are open to any brand and compound.
On-site dry camping will be available and the spots will be near the West fence.
The official accommodation partner of the CKRC is the Travelodge Strathmore. Mention “LKGK” when booking to receive our preferred rate on a Standard Room.
In the event that our partner hotel is full, Strathmore has a number of other hotels just a short drive from the track.
Many of our members have reserved pit spaces but we have a very large paddock area (10 acres) with lots of room for visiting racers. CKRC members that cannot attend will be making their pit spaces available for guests.
Please contact [email protected] with your space requirements. Anybody showing up without prior arrangements will receive space on a best effort basis.
Move in will start on Thursday morning.
The spec gas station is the CO-OP gas station at the east end of Strathmore.
100 Edgefield Gate, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K1.
Premium fuel is required for all classes except Shifter.
Please use our member number when buying fuel. Member # 1050782.
The CKRC BBQ Shack will be providing breakfast and lunch each day.
We use the AMB/MyLaps scoring system. Competitors will need to use an AMB transponder to be scored for the event. The CKRC does not rent transponders.
The CKRC number database will take precedence. The majority of the racers will be from Alberta and have registered for a number on this database. Racers can see available numbers at CKRC Race Number Reservation.
Event regulations will be published prior to the event. In the meantime, we believe that the event will use the CKRC Club Regulations, amended to include changes required for tires.
Any additional questions can be directed to our event coordinators at [email protected]. If it becomes frequently asked we will update this list.