A Motorsport Enthusiast's Dream. A Unique Charity Fundraising Event
the Base Speed Challenge 2012 is an amazing opportunity to compete in
or witness some of the world's fastest vehicles competing against each
other in a head to head format. With the full co-operation of 4-Wing
Cold Lake, an active Canadian Forces air base, we have created a
unique, world-class experience that is not to be missed! We are
expecting upwards of 100 entries in five competitor classes for a very
This expanded follow-up to Race the Base 2010 is guaranteed to thrill competitors and spectators alike. As a unique and spectacular "speed" event, it is guaranteed to attract local and international media attention. The central goal for the 2012 Race the Base event is to reach out to Canadians for the purpose of raising awareness of the Canadian Forces role in our nation. The secondary goal of this event is to support the 4 Wing Morale and Welfare Fund and to raise funds for select charities including the Canadian Forces' Soldier On Program, the Cold Lake Food Bank and Hearts for Healthcare Cold Lake. For participants, this event presents an ideal opportunity to support worthy charities while generating increased national and international publicity for your vehicle sponsors or your own business. We encourage you to consider this world-class amateur motorsports event as an ideal family entertainment experience!
The Event Format
New for 2012 is a multiple event format with five vehicle classes in a points-chase format. Competitors will run through the events in a sequential manner. In the morning, the side by side standing mile competion will provide the high-speed action. From this contest, competitors move to the Time Attack dual road course challenge. Spectators will get an up close vantage point of the competitor cars in this medium speed time trial, as well as in the elective Wet Drift challenge. The Ultimate Top Speed event will take place in the afternoon session, followed by the Freestyle Donut contest...always a crowd favorite. The over-all class champions of the day will receive special trophies and prize packages. Individual event champions will also receive commemorative awards.
Main Events: Known as Race the Base Points-Chase Events
While the final number is yet to be determined, up to 100+ competitors in 5 classes will get at least two opportunities to participate in each event. Competitors will accumulate event point scores on a relative basis for their class, determined at the end of scheduled competition. Using a weighted formula of 30% for the standing mile, 30% for the ultimate top speed challenge, and 40% for the road course challenge, we will determine the over-all class champions. We will also award individual event awards for the top score in each event/class. Note: Final points system. (TBD)
1) Side by Side "Standing Mile" -
With recorded elapsed time and top speed - 2 runs minimum including Friday's practise run. A heads up
race against the clock and the competitor in the other lane. The finish
line is very close the the centre of the main runway for excellent
spectator viewing opportunities.
2) Individual "Ultimate Top Speed" Attempt -
An individual two (2) mile acceleration run with recorded elapsed time
and top speed - 2 runs minimum including Friday's practise run. Competitors best run will count towards
their over-all class points score. This event separates the real
performance machines from the rest of the pack!
3) Dual Road Course "Time Attack" Competition -
A timed solo run on a challenging road course, run on either of two
equal but different courses against the clock and simultaneously run
against another competitor. Competitor selection may be based on
similar class entries or random selection. (TBD) Competitors will get
at least one run on each course layout including Friday's practise run. Expect low and medium speed
action with spin-outs, missed cones and fierce head to head competiton.
With no warm-up laps, it takes accuracy and skill to achieve the lowest
time. Over-exhuberance will end up costing more than one competitor the
win they desire!