10 Feb 2017 ASN Canada FIA Canadian AutoSlalom Championship Event Awarded
Oakville, Ontario – February 10, 2017
Organized by VCMC of British Columbia, the ASN Canada FIA Canadian AutoSlalom Championship will be contested in the ‘Heart of Metro Vancouver’, in Pitt Meadows, BC, on June 23-25, 2017.
The highlight of the event will be the crowning of the 2017 overall AutoSlalom champion.
“ASN Canada FIA is pleased that the Canadian AutoSlalom Championships are returning to western Canada”, said Terry Epp, chairman of ASN Canada FIA’s National SoloSport Committee. “VCMC is one of Canada’s top SoloSport clubs and this is the third time as the host club.”
The event will be held at the YPK Integrated Training Centre with a 700,000 square foot tarmac surface dedicated to AutoSlalom and driver training events. The paddock and pre-grid will be on an adjoining runway. This will allow the entire Training Centre’s surface to create long, flowing, high-speed courses. The facility has an 1800 sq. foot pavilion which will provide attendees with reprieve from the elements as well as a venue for the National Championship’s Saturday night banquet.
“Since 1982, VCMC has grown from our two founding members to over 400 drivers with our events offering racers the finest competition in the region, boasting attendance from some of the best drivers in western Canada and the northwestern United States,” said David Cross, VCMC president. “Our own members have gone on to over 50 national autocross championships in both Canada and the United States. But we’re still a grassroots club, and we haven’t forgotten where we came from. We are truly honoured to host the 2017 Canadian AutoSlalom Championships during our 35th anniversary season.
The 2017 Canadian AutoSlalom Championships will utilize a four-course format where every driver gets three attempts at four unique autocross course layouts over two days of racing. Drivers’ best times from each course are combined to create an aggregate time that determines their final position. You have to be fast on each course if you want a shot at the podium. However, this event is about more than just competition, it’s about creating the most enjoyable autocross experience possible complete with a banquet and numerous prizes and giveaways.”
Additional Features of this year’s CAC:
- Test and tune runs on the Friday afternoon;
- Friday and Saturday nights will feature get togethers at local restaurants;
- Two full days of competition;
- All SCCA and ASN Canada FIA affiliated club members are welcome with no special licensing requirements;
- Camping will be allowed on site. No camping services available;
- You can easily come out and spend an entire week or more seeing the sights in Vancouver and the lower main land region at the start of the summer season.
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