Western Canadian Championships: Focus on the racers

3 February 2012

The Western Canadian Championship (WCC) is back for its 6th year. This year promises to be the best yet.  The organization has put a laser beam focus on the racers’ needs.  The series has a new coordinator for the 6th running of the series.  This year it will be managed by Patrick Moreau, whom many of you may recognize as the Canadian Rotax Max Challenge coordinator.

At the end of the 2011 season, a meeting took place with organizers, several teams and the officials of the series. The commonly heard message was that the series has grown to a point where it requires dedicated full time management. The focus should be on the needs of the competitors and delivering a well organized, well run event. I have over 12 years experience in race organization and, of course, I have extensive knowledge of the RMC program” commented Moreau from his office in St-Roch de L’Achigan, Quebec.

Participation in the annual series has risen every year since its inception and has provided a high level of competition for the Kart Racing community in Western Canada. With Patrick’s professional management, the series will be lifted to the next level.  “Many improvements are planned for the 2012 version of the WCC including live timing throughout the event.” comments Patrick.  Even with the improvements, the costs for the event will be kept in check, the series will be organized to allow competitors to enter the event for similar fees as other series at the same level.  The WCC is a direct qualifier to the RMC Grand Finals which will be held in Portugal in 2012.

Last month ASN Canada announced the 2012 WCC calendar, however the date for the second round of the WCC has been moved to accommodate and avoid a conflict with the ECKC. This will allow racers, teams, tuners and volunteers to participate in both series.

The tracks hosting the rounds of the WCC, pending written agreements, should be the same as 2011.

Dates Track
Round 1 May 18 – 20 Chilliwack
Round 2 July 6 – 8 Saskatoon
Round 3 August 3 – 5 Calgary

Finally, we would like to remind you that the WCC is a qualifier for the Pan-Am Challenge and US drivers will be allowed to race in the series, without eligibility to either score points in the WCC Championship, or to claim the seats available for the Grand Finals.

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