About this event
The first in the CSCC 2020/21 Winter Autocross series. This event will be on gravel at our new venue - The Cochrane and District Agriculture Society. We look forward to running 2 of these events before we move back to Lake MacGregor for 4 events on the ice and then return in March to Cochrane to finish out the season on the gravel. Because this first event is on gravel, there are no studded tire classes - just AWD, FWD, and RWD. Tires are open for this event, however, you should choose your tires based on cold weather gravel conditions.
Winter Autocross is a timed driving competition in which entrants drive one at a time along a defined course. The course is a mixture of gravel, snow, and ice.
The Cochrane Ag Grounds are located about 20 minutes northwest of Calgary in the Town of Cochrane on the northwest corner of the junction of Hwy’s 22 & 1A. The entrance to the South grounds is located on Hwy 1A – first exit on the right after the highway junction. On site, you will be directed to competitor parking and staging areas.
Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, special requirements are in place for this event. Detailed instructions will be sent to each registrant prior to the event as government recommendations are changing regularly. However, the following basic guidelines must be adhered to:
- Masking is mandatory at all times when you are outside of your vehicle.
- Participants are responsible for bringing their own mask and hand sanitizer supplies.
- Participants shall follow all Alberta Health Services Guidelines and should not attend the event if they are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
- Spectators will not be permitted on site. This event is for driver's and their cohort support crew (same household or as permitted by Alberta Health Services COVID guidelines for outdoor social gatherings) only.
- All participants MUST pre-register for this event. There will be no onsite registrations on the day of the event. You will not be allowed on the grounds if you have not pre-registered.
- All participants MUST complete the self tech form and waivers online prior to the event. There will be no onsite tech inspections or waiver completion on the day of the event. You will not be allowed on the grounds if you have not pre-completed these forms.
-Driver's meeting will be held over Zoom / Conference Call (details TBD) or walkie takies (provided by CSCC). Participants must provide a cell phone number and valid e-mail address for this purpose. Race officials will communicate with participants via walkie talkie or cell phone.
- The CSCC is providing a porta potty and hand sanitizer station on the grounds, however, you are encouraged to make your pit stop off site.
- There will not be any fire pit or indoor gathering area at this event. You must be prepared to remain in your pit area when you are not on course. You may want to bring a support vehicle in which to keep warm, eat your lunch, etc. Please respect social distancing guidelines at all times. Your pit area must be greater than 2m from any adjacent pit area. Unless you are requried to work on your vehicle in your pit area or to use the port a pottie, please remain inside your vehicle.
- We will NOT be providing loaner helmets at this event. You MUST bring your own helmet to participate.
$50 for CSCC or WCMA affiliated club members. $70 for non-members. Online registration only. DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, YOU MUST REGISTER ON-LINE FOR THIS EVENT PRIOR TO THE REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE. WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING IN PERSON REGISTRATIONS ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
- 8:00 - 09:00: *Check In
- 08:45 - 09:15: Course Preview Drive
- 09:15 - 09:30: *Drivers Meeting
- 09:45 - 12:00: Driving
- 12:00 - 12:30: Lunch
- 12:45 - 16:00: Driving
- 16:00 - 16:15: Wrap-up Meeting
- 16:15 - 17:00: Fun Runs and Teardown
Motorsport is a privilege, not a right. We are here to demonstrate that motorsport can be conducted in an organized, responsible, and respectful manner. We have zero tolerance for:
- Not observing traffic laws in the area
- Littering (e.g. car parts, cigarettes, garbage, food, vehicle fluids, etc.)
- Mistreatment of the other users of the grounds
- Racing, burn outs, or stunting outside of the the track
- Possession, use, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Event cancellation is subject to the condition of the track area. As this is a winter event, expect the weather to be cold; you can't go wrong by dressing like it's -40 degrees.
See the next page.
When you are not driving or in the staging area you are expected to work as a track marshal.
This includes activities that might spill hazardous materials onto the grounds. For example, refueling.
While your vehicle is in the paddock area it must be parked on a tarp.
Helmets must be worn by all occupants of the car while the the car is on the track.
• FIA 8860-2004
• FIA 8860-2010
• FIA 8859-2015
• Snell 2015 SA, or 2015 M
• Snell 2010 SA, 2010 SAH, or 2010 M
• SFI Foundation 31.1/2015
• SFI Foundation 31.1/2010
• ECE R22.05 ECE 22.05 (expiry: ten years after date of manufacture as noted on
unaltered, helmet label)
(PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC loaner helmets are NOT available at the event. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN HELMET)
All season, all weather, and summer tires are not permitted when Ice Racing on the Lake.
Studded tires produced by a tire manufacturer (such as the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9), that are DOT approved for use on public roads may be used. These tires must retain, the original amount and type of stud installed at time of manufacture and must not be modified.
Tires in which studs are installed subsequent to the manufacturing process may also be used and the following conditions must be met.
- (a) Studs must protrude no more than 3.5mm from the tread face, and meet the Tire stud Manufacturers Index (TSMI) specifications on size 12, 13, 15 or 16. Stud construction shall have a single base flange, a cylindrical body, and carbide tip with maximum diameter of 2.5mm.
- (b) The studs must be mounted in DOT tires that are designated by the manufacturer as studdable and are produced with moulded holes for the purpose of stud retention.
- (c) There may only be a maximum of 130 studs per tire, regardless of tire size.
- (d) Adhesive may be used to affix the stud into the tire.
- (e) Homemade, competition, specialty, off road or custom studs are not permitted.
All vehicles must have an exhaust system installed including a muffler that generates less than 85db as per local bylaws. Vehicles operating above 85db may be refused entry or asked to leave. We will be monitoring the sound levels at the request of the town.
Each event is held under the spirit of the 2020 Canadian National Autoslalom Regulations.