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2015 MCO Ted Powell Races – Calabogie Motorsports Park

VARAC had a great weekend of racing at Calabogie Motorsports Park on August 22&23, 2015 as part of the MCO Ted Powell Races.

Check out our photos!

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VARAC Racers Head to Calabogie for MCO Ted Powell Memorial Races

TORONTO, ON (August 14, 2015) – The Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada will be competing August 22, 23 at Calabogie Motorsports Park, a world class, 5.05 km long race track facility with all the challenges of elevation, camber changes and 20 challenging turns. Calabogie has quickly built a great reputation for exciting racing.

The VARAC grid will include Vintage/Historic and Classic (G70+, G90) and will be a Points Race for the club championship. Other grids will include: GT Sprints, F1600, GT Challenge/Quebec Super Production, F1200, RADICAL/Formula Libre.

VARAC vice president Ted Michalos says “Calabogie is known as a great track to race on, it’s challenging with 20 corners to master. It is a real driver’s circuit and also has good spectator vantage points.”

Created in 1949 as the Ottawa Light Car Club, MCO has grown to become the largest Motorsport club in Ontario with nearly 400 members. The Ted Powell Memorial races are named after Canadian racer Ted Powell.

Ted was at Mosport for a camping weekend with his son, John. They watched Innes Ireland, the Team Lotus Formula 1 driver; roll a Mini Cooper in a celebrity race. Ted bought the Mini and fixed it up, campaigning it with Ireland’s number (30), which he took for his own. He dominated his class at the Mosport, Mont-Tremblant and Trois-Rivières tracks.

Ted was a Canadian national racing champion in the late 1960s and early ’70s and was inducted into the
Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2007.

For more information on VARAC at the calabogie event please contact [email protected]

2013 Calabogie Motorsports Park

Images from Calabogie Motorsports Park taken on August 25, 2013

SmartPhone Shots by Diane Dale

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Images by Peter & Shane Viccary

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September 2012 Pit Signals

VARAC Pit Signals

The September 2012 edition of VARAC Pit Signals by Jeremy Sale has been released! Click here to download your personal copy. Features this month include:

  • – Calabogie Reports from Chris Rupnik, John Greenwood and Kevin Young
  • – Brits on the Lake!
  • – Happy 91st Birthday to Al Pease – Oct 15

2012 Calabogie Motorsports Park

Images from the MCO Ted Powell Memorial Race Weekend held on September 1/2, 2012 at Calabogie Motorsports Park

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Click on the samples below to link to Richard’s separate Vintage/Historic and Group 70+ albmums. Richard’s photo albums are posted for your enjoyment and use, please credit Richard Coburn when used

Photos by Diane Dale

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Photos by Peter Viccary

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Pre-Race MCO Ted Powell Memorial Race Weekend, September 1/2, 2012



TORONTO, ON (August 28, 2012) – VARAC Vintage/Historic and Group 70+ cars head to the picturesque Calabogie Motorsports Park this weekend to participate in an action packed weekend of racing as part of the Ted Powell Memorial Race Weekend, hosted by the Motorsport Club of Ottawa (MCO). This event will be the sixth race to count towards the VARAC Drivers’ Championship where we anticipate seeing many of our distinctive cars from both Quebec and Ontario. One of the benefits of Calabogie Motorsports Park being located just outside of Ottawa is that this weekend is a “not-to-be-missed” event for both Quebec and Ontario competitors of each regions’ provincial championships, delivering to fans an unprecedented array of racecars.

For each of the VARAC Vintage/Historic and Group 70+ race groups, Saturday will consist of one 15-minute practice, one 15-minute qualifying and one 20-minute race all starting at 9:00am. Sunday, there is two, 20-minute races; on-track activity starts at 9:00am.

Other race groups that will participate in the Ted Powell Memorial Race Weekend event are as follows:
• Canadian Touring Car Championship
• CASC-OR GT Challenge w/ Super Production Challenge (from Quebec)
• CASC-OR GT Sprints w/ Defi Quebec GT
• Toyo Tires F1600 Championship w/ Formula-Tour
• Formula 1200
• Formula Libre

The full weekend schedule is available at CASC-OR

Complementary tickets are available at CASC-OR

VARAC is the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada whose members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible. We race cars made in 1989 or earlier in Ontario and Quebec. The highlight of our season is the Canadian Historic Grand Prix held annually in June at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The 2013 CHGP will feature Porsche.

For more information on VARAC: www.varac.ca
For more information on Calabogie Motorsports Park: www.calabogiemotorsports.com
For more information on CASC-OR: www.casc.on.ca/roadracing

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