Allwest Powersports Update: Test and Tune Date, Castrol Raceway Safety Protocols, Volunteers Needed

Attention Dirt Oval Track Racers and crew – “Test and Tune” is scheduled for Saturday May 8th – Gates 2:30pm to 5pm. All participants must go to Castrol’s website to fill out the “Smart Waivers“.

The admission fee is $35 per person. Fees will be paid through e-transfer.  The e-transfer account information will be shared on May 1st, exactly one week before the test and tune.

The following Covid safety protocol rules are taken directly from Castrol Raceway’s social media. Allwest Powersports will adhere to these rules as they are the keys to Alberta Health Services allowing the company to operate!

“Masks/Face Coverings are 𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬 in all common areas throughout the property. YES, That means ALL Participants, Crew, & Cohort! NO, Masks do NOT have to be worn under your Helmet!

COMMON AREAS- Staging Lanes, Pit/Paddock- Concession, Tower, Restroom- ANYWHERE at the facility OUTSIDE of your “Personal” Pit Stall containing your RV or Motorhome (masks must be worn).

Persons in Pit Stall MUST be from the same household and/or deemed essential to the overall safety and operations of the performance vehicle).

Grandstands will be closed until further notice. Playground will be closed until further notice.

𝘍𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘥𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘬 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺.””

I asked Ed Wiersma of Allwest Powersports about the scheduled opening weekend (May 29th and 30th) for the dirt oval:

“The race schedule is still intact but no one knows what the AHS rules surrounding the opening weekend will be yet. A press release closer to the date will cover the AHS rules that are in place at that time. We are hoping to be in a position to allow fans. We will be doing any AHS required Covid screening at the gate.”

Volunteers needed in two areas.

“Scoring Tower”

This is a two person job, Allwest Powersports already have our lead hand and they will be there to train the new volunteer.

The new volunteer in the tower must be comfortable working on a computer and with the “MyLaps” program. Being able to manage the information coming across the screen before, during and after the race. The ability to quickly input race car driver names and numbers in the moments leading up to the race. Communicating information sent to the computer from the race car transponders and quickly reacting to situations that may arise such as transponders failing to submit information.

General Track Repair

The guard rails on the race track safety fence need replacing and repairs. Looking for volunteers with handyman skills. Need someone with welding and cutting torch skills. Repair equipment supplied.

Interested in either the Tower or Repair positions, Text Ed Wiersma at 780-982-2766.

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