Welcome to the 2014 Winter RallyCross “Ice Dice” presented by the Calgary Sports Car Club(CSCC). I hope you guys are looking forward to spinning some tires.
RallyCross is a recreational off-road solo2 event in which participants compete individually against the clock on a temporary pylon course setup on a gravel parking lot. The “Ice Dice” will be four event series taking place on snow covered frozen lake.
Series will be held at Ghost Lake, and this document provides a program overview of the CSCC 2014 Ice Dice Program.
We are planning four event series, pre-season school with both classroom and on the ice session.
The details of the school and outline of the program will be released as soon as its finalized.
Jan 8th: Classroom lecture at CSCC Clubhouse located at 4215 – 80th Ave NE, Calgary
Jan 11: CSCC Winter Driving Academy at Ghost Lake
Jan 18: Event 1 Ghost Lake http://www.karelo.com/register.php?BID=74&BT=10&Ev=14783
Feb 1: Event 2 Ghost Lake
Feb 15: Event 3 Ghost Lake
Mar 8: Event 4 Ghost Lake
3 ENTRY FEE
registered on Karelo
CSCC Member – $40 per participant
Non-member – $70 per participant
Registered at the site:
CSCC Member – $50 per participant
Non-member – $80 per participant
Affiliated members need to present current membership card at registration for affiliated discount otherwise non-member rate will apply.
(two participants per car is allowed, more than two is not)
We were able to secure number of prizes from participating sponsors.
Our regular location on Ghost Lake just west of Cochrane, a 45-60 min drive from most places in Calgary.
– Note that strict control of event site is strongly enforced. No warm-up, fast, or spirited driving allowed anywhere within the lake (other than on the AutoCross track).
6 WEATHER AND EVENT CANCELLATION
Event will run snow or shine and at all temps above -20 degrees. All participants are encouraged to check the CSCC Web Board or Facebook page day before to check for event updates or changes.
7 COMPETITION FORMAT
Double Heat format
4 timed runs in both the morning and afternoon heats.
Result is based on the cumulative total of participants two (2) fastest laps, one (1) from the morning and one (1) from the afternoon.
Run in two classes, each broken down to three classes according to drive configuration.
DOT studded tires: all wheel drive, front wheel drive, rear wheel drive
DOT non studded tires: all wheel drive, front wheel drive, rear wheel drive
8 SERIES FORMAT
Series results will be based on the best 5 finishes for the season.
In each of the car classes, points will be assigned for each event to the top 12 finishers in the value 20 for first in class, 16 for second, 14, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Points classing may change prior to first event, but not after.
Also this year we will be running a rookie championship! Rookies will be based on 5 or less rallycross events in the past seasons.
9 EVENT SCHEDULE
8:00-9:30 Course and Timing Setup
8:00-9:30 Registration and Tech
9:30-9:45 Drivers Meeting
10:00-15:00ish Timed Runs
15:00ish-16:30 Fun Runs and clean up
Note that the Invermere event has a later starting time to allowed competitors to drive out from Calgary on Sunday morning.
10.30 drivers meeting
11.00-16.00 Timed Runs
Please make sure to arrive on time to help facilitate schedule.
10 EVENT OUTLINE
– It takes at least 8 dedicated volunteers (and involved, cooperative participants!) to run a successful event. Please come out a bit early and help set up or volunteer to help with tech inspection or timing. As a minimum all competitors are required to spend one half of the event marshalling.
– Upon arrival, all participants and spectators are to report to Registration.
– All participants and spectators will sign any/all waivers for event
– Participants will:
– Pay event entry
– Fill out entry form if a new participant. Car number will be assigned at this time
– Following registration participants are to claim a position in the paddock/parking area and prepare the vehicle for the event. Parking in designated area on nylon tarp only, a minimum of a two car widths must be left between parked cars. Remove all loose articles.
– Report to the Tech Inspection rep when your vehicle is ready for inspection.
– Please try to stay with your vehicle until it has been inspected. Drivers should be present during tech inspection.
– In order to be allowed to complete a vehicle will be checked to ensure that:
– Seat belts are in good working condition (stock three-point seat belts are acceptable)
– Acceptable pressure in brake system (pedal doesn’t hit the floor!)
– No loose items in the vehicle
– Battery securely fascinated (no bungee cords!)
– Brake Fluid levels within vehicle prescribed limits (no leaking fluids of any kind!)
– Tires in safe operating condition
– Wheel bearings not loose and all wheel nuts acceptable
– Participant has a M2000 or newer SNELL approved helmet (few loaner helmets are available at the event)
Please print, fill it out and bring it to registration.
Note: Parking on tarps only, remember to bring one with you, Princess Auto is good source for inexpensive tarp.
– Commercially available DOT tires only.
– Commercially available street studs only (No screws or bolts, rally, zamboni or other oversize studs)
Winter tires are mandatory.
Studded tires class:
Maximum of 130 studs per wheel
Maximum length of the stud as measured from the face of the thread should not exceed 3.5 mm.
Note that the marshal and organizers have the right to deny entry to any vehicle deemed unsafe (with a full entry fee refund supplied). The organizers also have the right to re-tech any vehicle at any time and deny further participation of the vehicle if deemed unsafe.
– All participants are required to attend the drivers meeting.
Cars will be divided into two or three run groups (depending on number of competitors). 3 to 4 runs per participant before rotation of groups. During drivers meeting the initial tasking and rotation order will be established.
– All competitors are expected to marshal
Ensure you have warm clothes and appropriate footwear,
It’s recommended you invest in pair of ice grippers (something like this
Your responsibility when Marshaling is:
– Remaining alert and watching for problems or unsafe conditions on the track
– Identifying dangers to and stopping competitors
– Maintaining radio contact with Race Control
– Reporting and replacing displaced cones
– Watching other competitors, learning, and having fun
– Keeping warm
11 Other Rules and Regulations
These events are held under the spirit of the CNAC Rulebook. All of sections 3 and 4 of the CNAC Regulations.