Wow! It’s hard to believe that summer is long gone and we are already facing winter. Atlantic Region Motor Sports (ARMS) and its member clubs have been living and breathing motorsports virtually every weekend since the first of May right on through to the middle of October. Events included both Regional and Club Championships in Karting, AutoSlalom, Lapping, Time Attack, RallyCross, RallySprint, Performance Rally, Navigational Rally and Road Racing. Plus, the 2014 ASN Canada FIA Canadian AutoSlalom Championship presented by Toyo Tires was held at Slemon Park on Prince Edward Island.
“What now?” you might ask. “Sit back and take it easy for the winter and plan for next season?” A nice, long break would be nice and it’s certainly something everyone needs after six months of motorsports to recuperate, rejuvenate, relax and refocus for the 2015 season. But for ARMS and its clubs, however, it is time for awards banquets and annual general meetings. After all, the trophies need to be given out to the many championship winners after six months of racing.
The 2014 ARMS AGM and awards banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Magnetic Hill in Moncton, NB on November 7th to the 9th. This is a great three-day event with a meet and greet on Friday evening followed by two days of meetings and capped off by the popular awards gala on Saturday evening where there are many awards, winners, great food and lots of fun had by all who attend. The ARMS AGM is hosted by the Moncton Motor Sport Club is year, and is also celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The ARMS member clubs will also be holding their AGMs over the winter to elect new executives and plan for the 2015 competition season.
So, after six months of racing and all of the awards are given out, it’s time to sit back and relax in the warmth of the house or tinkering with the racecar in the garage for the winter, right? Wrong!
In fact, RallyCross season is starting for those not scared of a little cold, snow and ice. Three of our clubs are gearing up for their Winter RallyCross series.
First up is the Bluenose Autosport Club with its 12th Annual BAC RallyCross Challenge Series; a nine-event series split between Scotia Speed World and Atlantic Motor Sport Park. It starts November 23rd at Scotia Speed World. Check out the BAC website (www.bluenoseautosport.ca) for more information.
The Moncton Motor Sport Club and Fredericton Motorsport Club will be hosting a couple of events in January and February, too. The dates and locations are still to be confirmed, so visit the MMSC and FMC websites – www.mmsc.ca and www.frederictonmotorsportsclub.ca – for the latest updates, respectively.
There’s never a shortage of motorsports in Atlantic Canada over the winter months. You just need to dress a little warmer. So, come on out and join us at one of these rallycross events and have some fun playing in the snow again like when you were a kid! We look forward to seeing you.