About the Organization
Founded in 1957, the NASCC organized its first sports car race August 16,1958 at the Edmonton International Airport. It’s first ice Race was held on Lac St. Anne at Alberta Beach, on January 8,1961. Countless rallies and slaloms have been run.Although Canada’s national FIA – related organization has changed, the NASCC has always been affiliated with the Geneva based FIA. Therefore, NASCC members have always enjoyed connection to international motorsports.
NASCC motorsports are family activities. Children and even grandchildren of NASCC members are now active in the club.
Many NASCC members have gone on to play roles in prominent international motorsports, having learned to prepare and drive cars and organize events in the competitive yet supportive environment of the NASCC.
The club also supports the community; for example, it has been involved with CHED’s Santa’s Anonymous for over 30 years.
Perhaps the only advantage of living in North America’s most northerly (and coldest) big city, is the fact that we have numerous well frozen lakes upon which to create race tracks. From the first Sunday in January until the shore thaws in March, week-ends are for ice racing.
A course of right and left-hand turns is snow-plowed out on a lake. Staights are a quarter mile or less, to keep speeds under 100 mph. Traction is also limited. The net effect is less wear and tear on cars and very cheap racing – about 10% the cost of pavement racing.
Road Racing, happens on purpose-built road circuits, such as Castrol Road Course – HWY 19 west of Nisku , Winnipeg Sports Car Club track in Gimli, Manitoba or the Sports Car Club of BC’s track in Mission.