Season Opener Video and HighlightsPosted Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Huge thanks to the crew at TV Truck for recording, editing and making this awesome video available.
PROTOform WCICS 2015/2016 SeasonPosted Thursday, September 24th, 2015
This season the Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series WCICS celebrates its 25th year as one of the world’s largest RC series, and is very proud to announce that PROTOform has joined the series as Title sponsor! WCICS President Josh Carter said “PROTOform is originally a Canadian company, with their design studio still located in the Great White North. They are a fantastic organization, a natural fit, and a wonderful partner for WCICS. Huge thanks to Eric and Dale and the entire team at PF, we look forward to many successful years together!”
Always improving the racing experience, WCICS is one of the first RC series in the world to move to the new 12th Scale Spec tires (WGT Stripe) as a spec tire for the 12th Stock class. This new spec compound is a great fit for the stock class, creating an even more driver focused class than before!
Not to be left out, in the TC classes WCICS is changing to the Sweep 28’s for both Stock and Modified. With the same solid Sweep rims, wrapped with a slightly softer 28 tire giving more grip, but still great longevity, this is sure to create even tighter racing!
WCICS, with 8 classes and well over 1000 registrations over 8 races across Western Canada, will kick off its 25th season September 25th in Saskatoon, SK.
Results Finally Up!Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Nearly a month later and the web guy finally gets a few minutes to update the site with results! Go get em. And sorry for the delay. Don't hate.
WCICS Round 8 - Calgary This Weekend!Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2015
Well what a season! The finale is happening this weekend in Calgary, Alberta and is looking to be an excellent wrap up to an excellent season with entries looking good and even a couple out-of-countriers making their way up to the race.
Don't forget that the annual AGM happens at this race, so get your thoughts and ideas to your club rep and make sure they attend the meeting.
See you all this weekend!
WCICS Round 7 - KamloopsPosted Thursday, March 27th, 2015
The Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series makes one final stop in the mountains at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia. Round 7: Mid Winter Challenge, is hosted by the TVRCRC. This club each season relocates its track and equipment to a beautiful indoor facility offering great racing and great viewing for the public. Another great show of entries from all the provinces in the series, and some joining from south of the border. Each class showed full support, and great racing action.
Team CRC WGT: TQ holder Korgae Scales had shown impressive pace all weekend and the main was no different. Craig Roberts drove a solid race for second just 4 seconds back. Third place was a three way battle for most of the race, between 3 drivers. Frank Bortolazzo claimed the spot with less than a tenth after a final lap bobble.
ATD Hobbies Tamiya Mini ORCA: This was a battle between a cold and cool Alberta driver and a head high local. Series leader, Ivan Chan increased the pace round to round fending off TVRCRC Prez Brent Wende. It was clear from the first round Saturday morning, that this was going to be a battle to the end. Both drivers managed traffic well with Ivan leading until an incident with less than a minute to go. Brent took over the lead with Ivan quickly closing the gap. The two drivers came together with 3 laps to go, Ivan getting the better of the accident for the win. …post-race Ivan shock hands with Brent and exchanged awards with him. A truly sportsman moment of the weekend.
Gravity RC CTA: This class didn’t seem to be about which driver took TQ, rather, which car; an old school Trans Am or a more refined GT race car. Kevin Soukoroff showed that old school muscle was the pace setter taking both TQ and the win. Ivan Chan and Mike San Antonio followed with their GT cars.
Reedy 12th Stock: Dave Ehrlich joined us from south of the border chased all weekend by Blake Bell, Craig Roberts and Dwayne Flodell. From the start tone, Dave left the gate and never looked back. The rest of us got to enjoy the battle for second between the Blake, Craig and Dwayne. Craig suffered from mechanical issue mid race which left just Blake and Dwayne battling for 2nd. It appeared that Blake had it secured, but Dwayne closed the gap and took the position with 2mins to go. The final minute saw them exchange positions again giving Blake 2nd and Dwayne 3rd.
Novak 12th Mod: Dave Ehrlich again led the train of cars on the way to TQ. Blake and Craig were joined by Jason Melnyk in the chase. Dave beat the computer doing repeated sub 7.2sec laps around the track. Craig shot into second, Blake following after some trouble in the opening laps; they exchanged positions throughout the first half of the race before Craig had a large incident and retired. Meanwhile, Jason Melnyk was also recovering from trouble in the opening minute and slowly working his way up taking third on the final lap after a last lap bobble by Ivan Chan.
Auto Trim F1: F1 was well supported at the 2014 Mid Winter as a demo class, this year was no different as it became a full Series class. Ivan Chan (Calgary), a leader in the on again, off again appearance of F1 class, was the driver to beat this weekend. Earl Towson and Brandon Rogers were up for the challenge though. They exchanged positions throughout the main but Earl settled into a groove and held off the younger driver to finish second.
Great Hobbies TC Stock: A series favourite, again was the largest class of the weekend. The battle upfront was fierce from qualifying on to the starting line Sunday afternoon. Korgae Scales at the pole, Ivan Chan in second, and Dustin Quanstrom in third. Early stages of the race, the order would remain unchanged and the three together on the track. A minor mistake in traffic let Dustin through to finish second with Korgae maintaining the lead to the finish buzzer.
Awesomatix TC Mod: Each round saw the lap times get faster and faster from all drivers. Dave Ehrlich and his VBC Racing equipment was the pairing to beat all weekend. Managing pole position, he would be followed by Blake Bell and Korgae Scales. Blake suffered from a first lap mistake tumbling him to 6th allowing Dustin Quanstrom and Korgae to 2nd and 3rd, and giving Dave a 1 second cushion before the end of the first lap. Korgae quickly took over second and Blake began the climb back to the lead group. After 2mins the two were now within just inches on the track, each having to give and take to avoid colliding. At the one minute mark, Blake edged by and held onto second to the finish line.
Thank you TVRCRC for a stellar final round in British Columbia. Now back over the Rockies to Calgary, Alberta for the Round 8 hosted by CARCAR. Full Results, photos and series standings available at www.wcics.ca or check out our facebook page.
WCICS Round 6 - Moose JawPosted Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
The Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series visited the wide open prairies of Saskatchewan, this time in Moose Jaw for Round 6, hosted by Fastraxx. A little town with a big race, and as the countdown to the finals begins the championships battles are getting close!
Team CRC WGT: 2013 WCICS WGT Champion Korgae Scales showed once again why he’s been Champion 3 years in a row, setting TQ and after an early mistake, fighting back to take the win. XRay’s Luke Pittman, in just over a year has become a great racer and took 2nd, and 3rd went to WCICS Pres, top privateer Josh Carter.
ATD Hobbies/ORCA Tamiya Mini: Calgary’s Ivan Chan took TQ and win over Robbie Langley in a great battle. Robbie represented his home province well! Another Calgarian, Mike San Antonio drove a great race to finish just a few seconds back in 3rd.
Gravity RC CTA: Saskatoon’s Nick Kinar took the TQ and win, ahead of Cam Spence. Don Buck joins his son in taking home some hardware coming in 3rd!
Reedy 12th Stock: WCICS Media Director Luke Pittman took the weekend with TQ and a big win with his XRay, simply impressive in his first full season of racing! It was a lot of paint being traded in the battle for 2nd, but respectful as both drivers would wait if contact cause any troubles. In the end Calgary’s Jim Chapman took 2nd over Ivan Chan.
Auto Trim F1: Ivan Chan took his Jordan to TQ & win. Again Mike San Antonio joined on the podium, this time in 2nd. Jesse Vine had some handling challenges but came in 3rd.
Great Hobbies TC Stock: In the largest class of the weekend, Alberta’s Steve Soon and his Serpent set TQ, but was under constant pressure from Saskatchewan’s Danny Buck and his XRay. Both drivers drove perfect races, and they ended just where they started, just a few seconds apart. Ivan Chan was third.
Awesomatix TC Mod: The most dramatic high speed main of the weekend! This time Danny Buck and his XRay had pole, but an early mistake put him back to 5th. Korgae Scales and his Awesomatix then had the lead for the first minute, but Steve Soon, who had started second on the grid, took the lead on lap 6 with his Serpent and never looked back. Danny battled all the way back and passed Korgae with just a minute to go to take 2nd. Korgae brought his Awesomatix home 3rd.
Thanks to Fastraxx for an absolutely spectacular weekend! Next we’re traveling back across the mountains to Kamloops, British Columbia for Round 7 on Mar 6-8th.
WCICS Round 4 Airdrie Snowpocalypse ResultsPosted Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
The Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series visited the unseasonably warm city of Airdrie, Alberta, for their normally appropriately named Annual Snowpocalypse, Round 4 of the WCICS series. Airdrie hosted a great event, with the highlight of the weekend (and a particular strength of the Karz club) the kids only Mini class! 7 other WCICS classes were hotly contested, and as the midway point before the Christmas break, the season class championships are revealing some strong favorites.
Team CRC WGT: One of Western Canada’s fastest racers has turned his sights on WGT, and Wayne May took TQ and win and never looked back! Second was top privateer & WCICS Pres Josh Carter, third was XRay’s Luke Pittman with a very strong showing including second fastest lap!
ATD Hobbies/ORCA Tamiya Mini: All the way from the United Kingdom, Andy Ashman took the win over local hot shoe Cal Freeman in second. Karz VP Scott West rounded out the podium.
Gravity RC CTA: Cal Freeman didn’t like finishing second in Mini, so in his next class he took TQ and Win! Following just behind again was Karz VP Scott West. Shane Eaton finished off the podium, just a few seconds behind.
Reedy 12th Stock: IROC President & CRC Team’s Blake Bell repeats his performance from Round 3, taking TQ & win! Ivan Chan was second. Al Mikesic, who posted the fastest lap, lost one spot from his grid position to finish 3rd, just a second back.
Auto Trim F1: Cal, now on a roll, TQ’d and Won again! Steve Soon was second with his Serpent, Ivan Chan third.
Great Hobbies TC Stock: Wayne Mah took TQ and win with his new Awesomatix. AE’s Peter Tozser worked his way up from fourth on the grid to take second from Serpent’s Steve Soon who finished third.
Awesomatix TC Mod: Team Associated’s Peter Tozser came from fourth on the grid to top of the podium, Serpent’s Steve Soon cleanly drove to second, and dominant TQ and fast lap holder Wayne Mah unfortunately ended up 3rd after his Awesomatix took some contact.
Thanks to Karz club for a great race and Julie and Lauren as the best Trophy Girls ever! After the break we’re looking forward to Round 5, the biggest, most scenic race of the season, in Oceanside Victoria, British Columbia. Full results & pics can be found on www.WCICS.ca.
WCICS Round 3 Penticton in the BooksPosted Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
The Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series visited the beautiful mountain interior town of Penticton, British Columbia. Huge congratulations to the PRCC Club, who hosted a great event, and with double the registrations it’s the biggest event in Western Canada this season! 8 WCICS classes, including the new F1, were contested, and as the third round the season championships are showing the early leaders.
Thanks to PRCC for a great race!
Awesomatix TC Mod: Team Awesomatix driver Korgae Scales took the win, just 0.5 ahead of TQ Blake Bell, also Team Awesomatix. Top Privateer, Josh Carter, rounded out the podium.
Great Hobbies TC Stock: In an upset, Frank Bartolazzo came from 5th to take the win with his VBC, just a second behind was Josh Carter who had worked his way back up from almost last place, and TQ holder Gary Lanzer drove his X-Ray to third.
Novak 12th Mod: In the fastest event, Blake Bell took his CRC to TQ and win, followed by BC’s Dustin Quanstrom, and Josh Carter in 3rd.
Reedy 12th Stock: IROC President & CRC Team’s Blake Bell took TQ & win just a couple seconds over Luke Pitman and his XRay. BC racer Rob Fantetti took 3rd.
Team CRC WGT: Last season WGT Champion Korgae Scales set TQ and never looked back! Second was Victoria’s Craig Roberts and his CRC, third was top privateer & WCICS Pres Josh Carter
Auto Trim F1: In its BC debut, Shaun Barron came from 4th to take the win, followed by Jim Rogers and Steve Chickloski.
Gravity RC CTA: BC racer Kevin Souk took TQ and win, more than a lap up over second place Justin Miranda. Saskatchewan’s Nick Kiwar was just a few seconds back in 3rd.
ATD Hobbies Tamiya Mini ORCA: BC Racer Justin took TQ and win, with Brent Wende just 0.7s behind. PRCC Club and ATD Hobbies’ Anthony Hobbs rounded out the podium. Standout performer was 5yr old Cole who made the A-main!
WCICS Round 3 - Penticton Registrations Looking SolidPosted Saturday, November 15th, 2014
With the Penticton leg of WCICS just around the corner the registrations are looking excellent!
As of this morning the current numbers are:
This makes for a whopping 113 entries to date with a week left until the event starts. If you were on the fence about attending this race before, well this is clearly the push you need to make it!
See you all in a week!
WCICS Round 2 - Edmonton ResultsPosted Friday, November 14th, 2014
WCICS 2014/2015 Round 2 results are in! Congratulations to all the winners.
ORCA RC / ATD Hobbies Tamiya Mini
Reedy 12th Stock
Team Great Hobbies TC Stock
Auto Trim Designs F1
Gravity RC CTA
Awesomatix TC Mod
WCICS Website UpdatesPosted Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Hope you are enjoying this Remembrance Day.
As you can see we are working on a new website. It'll take a bit of time to finish all the peices, so please be patient.
For now online registrations are disabled, but the functionality will be added again soon. Please use the appropriate threads on RC Tech to register for the events you are attending.
Round 1 is a Wrap!Posted Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Round 1 of the 2014/15 WCICS season in Saskatoon Sask, Canada has come to an end. With close competition in 8 different classes, Touring Stock was the highlight of the weekend. After the first round of qualifying, Ryan Rice set TQ, round 2, 3 and 4 Danny Buck kept setting a new TQ run. In the Main, Danny Buck and Wayne Mah battled for the lead with Wayne coming out on top for the win. Second went to Danny, with Ryan coming in 3rd. A great season opener to the WCICS season.
All the results are listed below.
ORCA RC / ATD Hobbies Tamiya Mini
Reedy 12th Stock
Team Great Hobbies TC Stock
Auto Trim Designs F1
Gravity RC CTA
CRC World GT
NOVAK RC 12th Mod
Awesomatix TC Mod
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