Ontario road racers disgruntled with the scheduling conflict that replaced a RACE Superseries regional event with a CSBK national event at Shannonville this year no longer need to worry about a month-long gap in their racing schedule. Earlier this year, when regulars to the Shannonville-based RACE Superseries learned that one of their regional events had been replaced with a CSBK national roadracing event, there was concern among regional regulars that they would experience a large gap in their schedule. With no racing from May 6 (Round 1) to July 20 (Round 2), the revised schedule left no races to compete in during the month of June, save for the national CSBK event at Shannonville on June 22, 2012.
Organizers of the RACE Superseries, in cooperation with Quebec-based Trackfever, have rectified the issue. In a press release issued earlier this week, RACE Superseries organizer Chris Chappelle announced that the RACE series and TRACKFEVER Racing (TFR) have recently made an agreement to work together in promoting two specific events later this year.
According to the release, “TRACKFEVER Racing has invited the RACE series riders to participate in their June 1,2,3 event at the Calabogie racetrack. TFR will waive the licensing fee for the RACE competitors that weekend. The list of classes available are Novice, Am 600, Am Superbike, Pro 600, Pro Superbike and Defi Max 80 Hp, with the possibility of a 250 Production Class. Also that weekend TFR will be having endurance racing on the Sunday afternoons’ schedule with all riders invited to participate. Results from the sprint races will qualify the RACE riders to score points in their respective classes for the season championship, essentially adding a sixth event to the RACE calendar for these classes offered.”
To reciprocate, RACE has extended an invitation to TFR riders to participate in RACE Round #4 at Shannonville Motorsport Park on Labour Day Weekend. Licensing fees for TFR riders will be waived for that weekend. Results from the RACE event will allow the TFR riders to score points for their series championship, by adding this as an extra event to their 2012 schedule.
While there remain a few final details to be worked out between both clubs, it is encouraging to see regional clubs working together to afford as many opportunities for roadracing competition as possible in 2012.