Ice Racing this weekend, Roy's Lake - January 27th and 28th

Ice Racing this weekend, Roy’s Lake – January 27th and 28th

We are still optimistic in having Ice Racing this weekend as scheduled (January 27th and 28th). We currently do not have enough snow and banks on the track at Roy’s Lake, but given the current forecast we hope to have enough snow to safely race by the weekend. We probably won’t be able to make final call until late Thursday afternoon, so please keep checking our main NASCC Facebook page or the NASCC website (www.nascc.ab.ca) for the latest news. Make sure to like the main NASCC Racing and Events Facebook page if you are on Facebook so all NASCC notifications and events show up in your timeline https://www.facebook.com/NASCC.ab.ca/

The rollover incident in Winnipeg that resulted in a serious injury last season has raised concerns with the safety standards in Ice Racing. We have been working with the WCMA to find a safe and reasonable way to make Ice Racing safer for all participants. While suggestions such as a revision of the roll cage rules are on the table, it is important that the current safety regulations are being met and that each participant is always trying to improve their safety components to meet or exceed the regulations.

A preliminary tech inspection done during the race school highlighted some issues with roll cage welds and tampered safety equipment and it is imperative that racers make safety their top priority. We ask that people wanting to race this year carefully look over their safety equipment for the upcoming race weekend and fix what needs fixing or replace what needs replacement.

Technical Inspection this year will be more thorough than past years and we all look forward to having a safe Ice Race season. If you have concerns or questions please email Ryan (vpr123_west@hotmail.com ) or Mark (m.burrough@shaw.ca)

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