Sat, Mar 11 - Sun, Mar 12, 2023

Cars On Ice - Ice Lapping Day March 11/12 2023

Barnes Lake Ice-X

About this event

Join us on March 11th/12th, 2023 for a weekend's worth of safe LAPPING ON ICE, and take advantage of the thickest ice we've seen in decades! NOVICE FRIENDLY!

This event offers a safe environment for both new and experienced drivers wanting to learn how to drive better, find the limits of their car in low traction conditions, and have some fun. We aim to create an inclusive community for participants looking to do something different during the winter months.

Ice Lapping Day is similar to a Time Attack event, but on ice. Unlike an Ice Attack, this event will not be officially timed. This means a CACC licence is not required to participate in this event. However, you will need to complete the online CACC Annual General Waiver.


New to the Lapping Day format?

Unlike an Ice-X, where each competitor gets one timed run at a time, Ice Attack/Time Trials on Ice competitors share the track with several others for timed sessions during which each tries to get their best lap time. Drivers are not allowed to pass except in designated passing zones, wherein the slower car pulls off into a separate loop lane to allow the faster car a chance to set a good lap time. Drivers are racing the clock, not each other! In contrast, on a lapping day, there is no official timing or scoring. The focus is on seat time, being safe, and having fun on the ice!

We will have two groups of experienced drivers, and three groups of novice drivers: 2 cars on course – as safe as Ice-X! – possibly increasing to 3 depending on driver skill, progress, and comfort level as the weekend progresses. This means a cap of 14 experienced and 6 novice drivers, for a maximum of 20 registered participants.

Barnes Lake, near Ashcroft, B.C.

The event is held on Barnes Lake, near Ashcroft, BC, Canada and is approximately a 4 hour drive from Vancouver. The travel time may vary depending on weather, however you should be prepared considering you plan to RACE ON ICE! A number of participants stay overnight in Ashcroft or nearby town Cache Creek for ~$80/night for a two bed room stay. For those wanting a true out-door experience some participants choose to camp overnight next to the lake. (You must be prepared for the weather.)

This event is capped in the number of participants (20).


Entry Fee:

  • $220 Two Day (Weekend) Event

Hot Lunch:

  • $40 - Both Days

*Western Canadian Ice Racing Association of British Columbia Membership is included. You automatically become a WCIRABC member when you register and attend an event.

2023 Ice Schedule

January 14/15 – Ice Cross (Auto-X on ice)
January 28/29 – Ice Attack (Time Trials on Ice)
February 11/12 – Ice Cross (Auto-X on ice)
February 25/26 – Ice Attack (Time Trials on Ice)
March 11/12 – Lapping Day on Ice


Event requirements

The Lapping Day on Ice Weekend event will be limited to a maximum of 20 paid participants per day plus organizing volunteers.

Tentative Schedule
  8:00 am – Gates & tech open
  8:20 am – Tech closes
  8:30 am – Mandatory drivers meeting
  9:00 am – On track sessions begin
 12:00 pm – Lunch
  3:00 pm – On track activities cease
  4:00 pm – Return to your local watering hole for refreshments or camp on site

*The schedule is tentative and subject to change during the event.


Novice Driver
You have never attended an Ice Attack event before.

Experienced Driver
You have been to a few of these before and are being socially obliged to convince a friend to try it.

Vehicle Requirements
If you have a car with snow tires (studded OR rubber) you are likely able to compete! If you car is eligible to compete in a road going auto-X event, you will be worthy of the ice.
Technical inspection shall be mandatory for all cars, with special attention given to brakes, suspension, throttle linkages, and loose articles in the car. Ensure your car does not leak anything!


  1. The online waiver must be signed or you will be required to leave the ice surface.
  2. All vehicles parked on the ice must have a tarp or other suitable method of catching any possible fluid leaks. This item must cover the entire area beneath your engine and transmission and rear differential (if applicable).
  3. All fueling must be done on the shore.
  4. Any persons using a camera at turn stations must have a spotter. Please seek permission from race organizer if you would like to go out to the infield for media purposes.
  5. KEEP THE LAKE CLEAN! This includes spills, food and drink waste, and cigarette butts. If it doesn’t belong in the lake, keep it off the ice.
  6. Helmets are required! (SA or M 2010+)
  7. We want to keep a positive relationship with the locals. Be respectful, no hooning to and from the lake!


  1. Drivers' meetings are mandatory.
  2. All vehicle fueling is prohibited on the lake and must be done on shore with spill protection (ie tarps).
  3. Any competitor observed driving on the racing surface at any time other than the posted racing schedule, may be disqualified from the event at the discretion of the Event Steward.
  4. The speed limit in the pits is a maximum of 10 KPH.
  5. It is mandatory that a tarp or mat be placed under the engine of all vehicles (competitor, support, worker, or spectator) parked anywhere on or around the race venue.
  6. For the safety of those on the ice, headlamps must be illuminated when on the racing surface. (Do not use flood lamps as they pose a risk of blinding turn workers if you are headed straight at them).
  7. Event organizer may ask the Clerk or Steward to exclude any competitor from competition who appears to be driving out of control or posing a risk to other persons or equipment on the ice.
  8. All members of WCIRABC and all participants in Cars on Ice Events are expected to drive on public roads in a manner which reflects well on the club and motor sport in general. 


  1. Self tech is required prior to the Technical Inspector approving the vehicle for competition. Tech forms are available on and will also be provided in the registration package.
  2. If a race vehicle does not comply with one or more of the safety requirements, the Technical Inspector, in consultation with the Steward may or may not let the vehicle compete. The Technical Inspector will give the vehicle owner or driver the list of deficiencies in writing.


A comprehensive list of rules can be found here:

Barnes Lake Ice-X

Ashcroft, BC
Download track map
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Ice Racing organized by

Cars On Ice (WCIRABC)

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