Saturday, March 31, 2012

APRIL is time for TRIALS and SCHOOLS, SCHOOLS, SCHOOLS!

APRIL is time for TRIALS and SCHOOLS, SCHOOLS, SCHOOLS!

APRIL NEWS!
  • Cactus Coulee, Lethbridge Hare Scramble - CANCELLED due to very high fire hazard.  No replacement event. Maybe a make up event somewhere else later in the year...we'll let you know.  So get ready for Invermere May 27th.  We hosted in 2005 & 2006 the Steamboat Mountain hare scramble (organized by Dylan Cartwright) was a favorite event for our members...so don't miss out on this one!
  • Time to get your bikes ready for the season.  There are still 3 open spots for the Jetting School, April 3rd by Ryan Peddie.  Also, Suspension School, April 17th.  Register online at www.offroadmotorcycletraining.ca
  • Endurocross track recently maintained/upgraded and ready for 2012 season.  Located at the Blackfoot (Wildrose) motocross track (west

Thursday, March 22, 2012

2012 - Wildrose EX Track Clean-Up/Completion - March 25th (Sunday)


Alright, weather looks like it will cooperate for Sunday, so we are a good to go!

1) Got a skidsteer and some volunteers to help.  Hopefully got rocks, rebar caps, log bracing, signs, etc.

2) Just want those who are planning on coming out to bring the following if you have access to any of the items:

-       Shovels (general clean up)
-       Racks (general clean up)
-       sledge hammer (Pounding rebar back)
-       chainsaw (Cut up 2 trees fallen during track build for fire wood pit)
-       axe and strong man/energetic teenager (split large logs for fire wood pit)
-       or log splitter
-       generator c/w extension cord (to install rebar caps / bracing with lag bolts)
-       Impact gun (to install rebar caps / bracing with lag bolts)
-       Cordless Drill / Electric Drill (heavy duty preferred)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Need Volunteers for Endurocross Track Maintenance at Blackfoot March 25th.

Spring is here and the track is open!  EX Track is a bit wet as of Tuesday March 13th, but expected to be dry by this weekend!

So, I am looking to touch up a few things from last year and complete a small section early enough so we can just ride and be safe.  Next weekend Sunday March 25th is supposed to be nice and before everyone gets going too far for easter, would be great to have a small work party from 10-2PM to fix things up. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012 March 24 Ice Awards and Banquet

Book your rooms soon as there is a hockey tournament same weekend and the hotels will be booked early.  See below for hotels with group rates that SGC has blocked.

PRE-REGISTRATION ONLINE FOR BANQUET has been set up and ready.  We need to know how many people are attending as meal is catered.

  • Pee Wee & Youth Quad Club series awards to 5th place  
  • CMA Ice Provincial & National
    • Note CMA placques are sent from Ontario & will be mailed if not ready for party
  • Favourite 2012 Ice event to be nominated and awarded
  • Silent Auction (donations welcome!)
  • Door prizes
  • Special speakers and MORE!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sylvan Lake Photos Are Up


Check out the Sylvan Lake Photos that Lana Has for us, Some of the tightest racing all year ended the final round of the 2012 Oval Ice Race Series this year1

CHECK OUT THE PICS! 

http://photos.secondgearclub.com/Ice-Racing/2012-IceRacing/Sylvan-Lake-2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

March 11 2012 Sylvan Lake OVAL ice race is ON!

March 11 2012 Sylvan Lake OVAL ice race is ON!

This is the final round for the CMA Alberta Oval Ice Championship.  Many of our riders are very close in points, some within one point of the Championship.  This will be full throttle racing!
Sylvan Lake has always been a popular event for the spectators and looks like we have lucked out with lots of ice, lots of snow and warm temperatures to bring out everyone.  I expect to see many lawn chairs firmly positioned in snow banks! 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March 15, 2012 Cycle Works Motorsports Calgary Open House

March 15, 2012 Cycle Works Motorsports Calgary Open House

It only comes once a year... and that time is now!!! Please join us for our open house event!

Special Discounts apply to Rocky Mountain Dirt Riders, Second Gear Club Members, and Victory Riders Associations Members!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

La La Biche Photos 2012

Check out the photos that Lana got in Lac La Biche, there truly are some gems in there, HOLY TIGHT RACING!!!! Be sure to make it out to Sylvan Lake March 11.2012 for the Final round of the 2012 Oval Ice Race Series! It truly will be one to watch.

Check photos here http://photos.secondgearclub.com/Ice-Racing/2012-IceRacing/Lac-La-Biche-March42012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March 4, 2012 Lac La Biche National Oval Ice Race

March 4, 2012 Lac La Biche National Oval Ice Race

The Classic Wheels club in Lac La Biche has once again welcomed the Second Gear Club to be part of the Winter Festival of Speed March 3-4, 2012.  This crew always treats us right with lots of action to watch and a FREE supper for all participants Saturday and Sunday. 

Unofficial Overall Results http://www.secondgearclub.com/iceracing for the past 3 events.  This is the race to make up some points!  It is truly worth the drive up.

Here’s a quick summary of events for the weekend:


Car Racing (Western Canadian Ice Race Championship) 11AM – 5PM (Saturday)
IceDrags (snowmobile) noon (Saturday)
Lac la Bishe Ice Fly-In 9AM-5PM (Saturday & Sunday)
SnowDrags (snowmobile) Noon (Sunday)
Oval Ice Race (motorcycles) 11AM (Sunday)
Charity Race:  Where the racers give up their cars to amateur drivers and race for bragging rights.  All proceeds are given to specific local charities.  If you are interested in participating, contact Ken Staples at 780-404-3183.  Number of entries are limited.
Media Challenge:  Where members of the media challenge each other in race cars…...again for bragging rights
Kid’s Winter Carnival:  An indoor place where kids can do crafts, art, and many other fun things during the day.

Be sure to check out this race information as the location of event and awards has changed from past years:
  1. Tracks will not be at their usual place in front of the town, but will be near the Lac La Biche Mission about 10 minutes north west of town http://www.laclabichemission.com/directions-maps as there is a huge ice ridge at the usual location. This new location is easy to get to from Lac La Biche town site. This new location will have different locations to enter the ice (from the ice-road entrance that crosses to 'Poplar Point' – will be cool to be on a genuine "ice-road". We will be exiting from a boat launch just west of this location which will be well marked.
  2. Our after event awards and meal location has changed to the Town's new multi-event facility, the Bold Centre, which is located not too far from our previous location  http://boldcenter.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Bold_Centre_Directions.pdf We will be using the 'Devon room' for our event. There is plenty of paved parking at this location.
Look forward to seeing you all up at Lac La Biche! 
Rhonda