Picton Autoslalom returns August 12-14, 2022

St LAC will host a return to the Picton Airport this August for our annual Autoslalom.  Details to follow.  Want to know more about Autoslalom?  Visit https://www.casc.on.ca/autoslalom-about

Important Information:

  • All three air strips will be used for the course on Saturday and on Sunday the course will be reversed.
  • Pre-registration and pre-payment is MANDATORY and day of entries may not be allowed. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday August 12.
  • All waivers will be through Speedwaiver and as such there are no more paper waivers. Crew, volunteers and spectators must sign online as well but do not need an MS Reg account. You can provide your guests the following link so they can sign: https://casconautoslalom.speedwaiver.com/zevab
  • Entry fees:
  • $80 per single day and $140 for both days. Both days are scored cumulatively for the championship.
  • Trophies will be awarded on Sunday afternoon.
  • We use SCCA classing. The Canadian Autoslalom rulebook can be found at https://www.casc.on.ca/sites/default/files/Documents/2021-Canadian-National-Autoslalom-Regulations.pdf
  • If you need help with classing or registration, please email the registrar.
  • The events will NOT stop for lunch to ensure our daily target of 6 official runs per day. Please plan to bring your own lunch although lunch options may be announced closer to the event weekend.
  • Portable toilets will be on site.
  • Registration check-in will be in a trailer in the paddock.
  • Start and Finish will be at the westerly end of the converging active air strips.
  • Camping will be allowed to alleviate the high cost of accommodations in the area during the peak season.
  • The cost is $50 per site per night plus fees. 4 people are allowed on a site. Camping will be paid separately and directly to the venue. You’ll receive the link after you register.

Event Schedule:

7:00: Registration Opens

8:00: Registration Closes/Driver’s Meeting

8:30: Course Drive

9:00: Marshalling Assignments/Competitors Line Up

9:30: First Car on Course

Visiting Prince Edward County and Picton, Ontario

Picton is located in Prince Edward County, which is a beautiful tourist area and is rapidly developing a significant wine making industry due to its unique ecology. If you are entering both events and consequently staying over the weekend, many hotels/motels are available in the area. Information on the Picton area can be found at http://www.pec.on.ca/picton.

The airfield has been used for scenes in many movies and TV shows with The Discovery Channel TV series “Canada’s Worst Driver” being one of the most recent. Incidentally, the OPP and RCMP conduct some of their high-speed car training on the same airfield sections that we will be using. As the airport was designed for the heavier demands of bomber training during WWII, the foundation and surface have survived quite well. Moreover, there is a certain “ambiance” about the place with all the old hangars and military camp buildings. It’s believed that the airfield’s unofficial on-site dump is the home to a V2 rocket smuggled home from the war by none other than Farley Mowat. You can read more about this amazing feat here.

Hope to see you there!


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