CSBK will have vintage classes for Calabogie opener

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Canadian Superbike officials have confirmed they’ll have vintage racing classes at this year’s Calabogie season opener.

Along with the regional Pro 6 GP and standard CSBK classes, vintage racers are invited along to the July 10-11 race weekend. This is not a points-awarding VRRA round, although it will look a lot like one, with Period 3, P4, P5 and 250GP bikes. The Calabogie VRRA event was canceled because of COVID-19, and this is a replacement for this year.

This isn’t the first time this sort of thing has happened; VRRA has run alongside CSBK at some events in the past, giving race fans a 2-for-1 deal.

To ensure the event runs, CSBK needs at least 25 competitors confirmed by June 25; entries will be capped at 35 competitors. Unfortunately, due to pandemic restrictions, it seems unlikely that any spectators will be permitted, and only a skeleton support crew.

The shortened press release below explains some of the rules. Remember, Pro 6 and CSBK are teaming up to run the national series this year, so there’s also a Pro 6 track day on the Friday preceding the round. Pro 6 tech rules apply as well. Further deets below!

Press release

CSBK and Pro 6 GP Race Series Confirm Vintage Classes for July 10-11 Calabogie

The Pro 6 GP Race Series and the Canadian National Superbike Championship, CSBK, have confirmed an exciting opportunity for Period 3, P4, P5 and 250GP bikes to compete at Calabogie Motorsport Park. The focus of this plan is to offer a replacement for the recently cancelled Vintage Road Racing Association (VRRA) Calabogie round, due to ongoing Pandemic restrictions.

These vintage race classes will run in conjunction with the combined Calabogie CSBK National opening round/Pro 6 GP Race Series event.

To confirm the planned-for Calabogie Vintage race, a minimum of 25 competitors must register for the event by Friday, June 25. Vintage entry will be capped at 35. If Vintage class competitors are 2021 VRRA Members, a separate CSBK/Pro 6 GP Race Series membership is not required. Registration is available now at MotorsportsReg.

Competitors are required to create a Rider Profile and then contact sheena@pro6cycle.com for further instructions regarding validation of Membership credentials in order to officially enter the July 10-11 competition event.

Vintage Races will be run with traditional period groupings in a dedicated Vintage race, with timed Qualifying.

Second and third “bump” class entry opportunities are available with the Pro 6 GP Race Series established Middleweight and Heavyweight Challenge categories. Spec tires are not required for these classes, and scoring transponders will be available to rent through Pro 6 GP.

July 9 – 11 Event Structure:

Friday, July 9 is a Pro 6 track day, not an official practice day prior to the event. Daytime spots are still available for $290+HST, rotating three groups per hour, 20 minutes per session. There is also an evening opportunity for $165+HST, from 4pm until 7pm, split into two groups (Pro and Am) and running 4 rotations of 20 minutes each. Space is limited and should be booked via www.pro6cycle.com.

The event Schedule for Saturday, July 10 offers morning Vintage practice for 15 minutes. Middleweight and Heavyweight practice sessions are also 15 minutes each. Saturday afternoon Vintage, Middleweight and Heavyweight have 15-minute Qualifying sessions. This timed Qualifying session will establish a grid, separated by class.

Sunday morning, July 11, provides a 15-minute Vintage practice, along with a separate Middleweight and Heavyweight Practice. The 8-lap vintage race will be just before lunch, with Trophies awarded to the top three in each category. Sunday afternoon will include the Middleweight and Heavyweight finals.

Entry fees are a comparable to typical VRRA Race fees at $250 for first class, including two gate passes, and $150 for a second class. Third class is $50 for anyone with eligible equipment. Additional gate passes are $50 each.

Pro 6 GP racing rules and procedures will apply to official Tech Inspection and track activity, with equipment rules as provided in the current VRRA rulebook. VRRA Championship points will not be awarded.

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