Lapping is driving laps around a track at whatever speed your car and your skills can handle. For novice drivers the Motorsport Club of Ottawa will pair you up with one of our highly skilled driving instructors.
Once you have gained enough experience driving on the track, and you feel confident enough to try it, an instructor can sign off on you driving solo.
If you have tried Autocross, then Lapping is the next logical step in your progression towards being a professional race car driver. The speeds are higher and so is the adrenaline rush.
Safety is key as you will be on the track with other driving enthusiasts. Only certain sections of the track are designated as passing zones and we use what is called a “point-by” system.
Simply put if you see a faster vehicle in your rear view mirror and you are in a designated passing zone stick your hand out the window and point them by. This puts the safety in your hands. You won’t have to worry about faster drivers passing you on the corners.
We hope to see you out at one of our many Lapping events. Please check the Events section for updates on Lapping event dates.
Helmets must conform to the following requirements as per solo sprint regulation 2010 1.0.3. M or SA2000 minimum for regular vehicles and SA2000 minimum for cars equipped with roll cages. For 2013 you must supply your own helmet for the events
No other safety apparel is required for street car drivers. No shorts or open toe shoes are permissible either in cars or in the hot pit (grid area).
Race car drivers will require proper CASC safety apparel while on track.
Safety and Etiquette Rule
There will be a 3 Strike rule for violators regarding off track excursions, passing infringements, and general bad driving as determined by the organizers and the track marshals.
All participants will sign the track and insurance waivers. Property damage and/or damage to the track including repairs needed for guardrails are the responsibility of the participant.
Planned Schedule for full day: approximate, may change slightly.
The lapping days will take place on the full track at Calabogie Motorsports Park, 1 hour west of Ottawa.
Special Information for Convertible Owners
There are special requirements for owners of convertibles who wish to participate at MCO track events. In the interest of maintaining a safe and fun event, MCO requires that all open cars have adequate roll over protection installed, as per our CASC licenced scrutineers who have experience with race cars and safety. If you want to participate at the event with a convertible you should contact the organizers, and arrange to have your roll over protection inspected, or if you do not have any installed, you can talk with our scrutineers to understand what is required for our events, and we can suggest a solution which fits your needs as well as our requirements. A general rule, to be acceptable for MCO Lapping events, and driving schools, any roll over protection in a convertible, must meet CASC-OR Solo I regulations.
Should you need to cancel your registration for the lapping day the MCO will gladly refund the registration fee minus an administration fee of $50.00 if you send your cancellation request within 30 days of the event. Registrants may choose to move their registration to another lapping day. Any other cancellation requests will be reviewed individually.