Special Club Events

  [caption id="attachment_13609" align="aligncenter" width="450"] KartFest Chairman Ian Wood (L) presents the Fastest Team Award to Max Inkpen and Trevor Sandham. Third team member Rob Boznik was already busy celebrating elsewhere at the time. - Jeremy Stewart photo[/caption] Posted: March 15, 2018 The VRCBC kicked off the 2018...

[caption id="attachment_11757" align="aligncenter" width="450"]The scramble begins! It was time to grab a seat for a few exploratory laps of the brand new Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit. - VRCBC photo The scramble begins! Time to grab a seat for a few exploratory laps of the brand new Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit. - VRCBC photo[/caption] Updated: June 6, 2016

The Club held a meeting on Vancouver Island for the first time on Saturday, May 14th. Club members from the Mainland took ferries and met up with other Club members and their guests from the Island at the brand new Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit in the Cowichan Valley. 

Update: Autoweek magazine recently published this story about the Circuit.

Our host Brent Evans gave us a tour of the beautiful facility and briefed us on the Circuit's features and their exciting plans for the future. Everybody had an opportunity for a few 'managed' laps around the challenging track, either as a driver or passenger.

After lunch, those with interesting cars had the chance to do some parade laps. The group then travelled to Club member Steve Clark's home in Victoria, where we met more enthusiasts, held our regular May meeting and were able to view Steve's very impressive collection of vintage motorcycles and cars, including the well-known Vintage racing cars he brings to our races at Mission.

A big thank you to both Brent and Steve, and to the many others who helped organize this very enjoyable day. Perhaps we can make a trip to the Island an annual event.

A lot of well-known motorsport personalities of the past and present attended. See how many you can spot in the following photos.

[caption id="attachment_11540" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Two well-known F1 talent scouts were in attendance. Rumour has it that several try-out contracts were signed later that evening. - VRCBC photo Two well-known F1 talent scouts were in attendance. Rumour has it that several try-out contracts were signed later that evening. - VRCBC photo[/caption] Posted: March 17, 2016

The VRCBC held another of its very popular kart race events on March 15th at Fast Track Karting in Langley. A great time was had by all. Congratulations to the overall winners, Rod Kenyon and Daryl Armstrong, and to our youngest (by far) entrant, Max Inkpen, who set the fastest lap. Well done everybody; see you all next time.

Check out the full results and some photos (apologies for the fuzzy quality) below.

[caption id="attachment_9710" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Team Cheatah makes another lightning-quick pit stop en route to sixth place. - Jock Hobson photo Team Cheatah makes a super-quick pit stop en route to sixth place. - Jock Hobson photo[/caption] Updated: April 19, 2014

The VRCBC racing season opened the evening of Tuesday, April 15th with the VRCBC - IWE Piston Cup Kart Race at our favourite venue, TBC Indoor Racing in Richmond. This time, the members of each team were selected by a random draw held just before the start. As a result, some former team mates became 'arch-enemies' and former enemies found themselves on the same team. Interesting!

The Final Results are available here.

Our sponsor, IWE-Rear Ends Only, donated some fabulous trophies and Western Driver (our annual host at the All British Field Meet) provided some other goodies. Thanks!

And thanks to Jock Hobson for the photos below.