ICE Race (Wheel to Wheel) Information
For rules and technical information click here
-What is Ice Racing?
- For those wanting the ultimate heart pounding experience, ice racing is a mash of road race and rally mixed into one. One of the most cost effective forms of door to door racing and by far the most exciting. These cars can exceed speeds of 160KPH on the front straight before pitching sideways to scrub speed into turn one. Races consist of 15 minute heats in three different tire categories. This includes rubber to ice (basic off the shelf snow tires), Street Legal (off the shelf studded snows), and Racing Stud (purpose built ice tires). Speeds can reach upwards of 160KPH, these roll caged ice machines are sure to get the adrenalin flowing. The Ice Race circuit consists of a massive straight with high speed turns, chicanes, and hairpins, this isn’t a simple oval but a full blown road course made of ice. Grids range from 10 cars and up.
-A lake? Is the ice safe?
- The ice is checked by qualified members of the Western Canadian Ice Racing Association prior to any event. Only once the ice is deemed a safe thickness will the race season begin.
-Can I use my street car?
- If your street car meets all of CACC requirements then yes. However most Ice Race cars are purpose built race cars as they require extra safety equipment that can make daily driving them a chore. Ice race cars are fitted with full roll cages, racing harnesses, a fire extinguisher, and other safety equipment. Please see the rules section for further information on car prep.
-If this is my first time am I novice?
- In a word, “Yes”. All new drivers are required to go through our novice training. Please see the Novice Program for further information.
-What will I need to bring?
- You will need
- Vehicle that complies with CACC rules
- Tools to work on your car in the pits (jack, wrenches, sockets, screw drivers etc)
- Tarp to put under your car while in the pit
- SNELL rated helmet (SA2005 or better)
- Warm clothes and thick soled boots (it is called ice racing after all)
- Your proof of payment if you have pre-reg
- A good attitude! Come up and have fun don’t be to serious!
-What about accommodation?
- Discounted rates are available to racers at the Ashcroft River Inn, only a 8 minute drive from the track. Don’t want to stay in Ashcroft? Cache Creek has many motels but will add about 15 minutes to your drive in. Sorry, no discounts in Cache Creek.
-Ok this sounds fun. How do I sign up?
You have three options:
- Online (Prefered Method) -Register via motorsportreg.com following the directions posted here. Payment can be made Via Pay Pal, or in person. Please keep your receipt and bring it to the track with you. This will ensure proof of payment in case of a website glitch.
- Snail Mail -Fill out the PDF reg doc on the web site and send a cheque directly to our registrar for the required amount.
- On Site -Sign up at the Ashcroft River Inn the Friday before the event. (Please note on site registration may run slightly higher then paid prereg)
-Is There Anything Else I should know?
- Follow us on FaceBook for up to date information
- Ice racing is at the mercy of mother nature and events may be canceled or have their schedule changed last minute to weather/visibility/Ice thickness etc. Be sure to watch for updates before heading up!
- Your car MUST have a tarp under it! (ya ya you already said that) I know.. but it’s important.
- Dress appropriately. The weather can change very quickly, it can be snowy, windy, and freezing cold, or it can be clear, sunny, and warm. Keep warm and wear layers that can be removed if the temp rises, also have a pair of sun glasses handy. Snow blindness is never fun.
- The track is edged in snow banks, and tires, hitting any of these has the potential to cause damage to your vehicle.
- Lunches can be provided for a fee at the track, or you can fend for yourself. Keep in mind the lake is not close enough to town for you to run out and get food during lunch break, so pack it in with you.
- Keep the lake clean! The fish won’t allow us back if we make a mess. Pack it in pack it out, the lake should look spotless when you leave.
-I still have more questions!